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Scorpion Press:

A Preliminary Inventory of Its Collection at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Creator: Scorpion Press
Title: Scorpion Press Collection
Dates: ca. 1960s
Extent: 2 boxes, 16 galley files, 1 oversize folder
Abstract: The collection consists of manuscripts, galleys, and page proofs of books published by the Scorpion Press during the 1960s. Most of the materials contain author's corrections, editor's corrections, or typesetter's marks.
Access:

Open for research




Acquisition:

Purchase, 1962-1966 (R1207, R1734, R2124, R2793)

Processed by:

Joan Sibley, 1997

Repository:

Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin


The collection consists of manuscripts, galleys, and page proofs of books published by the Scorpion Press during the 1960s. Most of the materials contain emendations, either in the form of author's corrections, editor's corrections, or typesetter's marks. Authors represented include Kenneth Allsop, Taner Baybars, Christine Billson, Bertolt Brecht, Edwin Brock, Helen Woods Edmonds (pseud. Anna Kavan), Royston Ellis, Robert Greacen, Anselm Hollo, Jenny Joseph, Bernard Kops, George MacBeth, Harold Morland, Iris Rosalie Orton, Alfred Perlés, Robert Pittman, Peter Porter, Rosamund Stanhope, Shirley Toulson, Geoffrey Atheling Wagner, Eric Walter White, and Patrick Wilson.

When this collection was originally received between 1962 and 1966, it was accessioned into individual author collections. In 1997, all Scorpion Press materials which had not been cataloged in the interim were reassembled in order to accurately reflect their origin as well as aid contextual research concerning the press and their publications.

The following author collections still contain Scorpion Press materials and may be accessed through the card catalog:

  • Hobdell, Roger
  • Lessing, Doris
  • Logue, Christopher
  • Miller, Henry
  • Porter, Peter

The following author collections still contain Scorpion Press materials and may be accessed through archival inventories:

  • Blakeston, Oswell
  • Nye, Robert

Allsop, Kenneth, and Robert Pittman. A Question of Obscenity , TMs and galley proofs, 1920-1973 Box 1 Folder 1*   

(*galleys removed to Galley Files)

Baybars, Taner. To Catch a Falling Man , TMs, galley and page proofs, 1936-              Folder 2*   

(*galleys removed to Oversize Flat File)

Billson, Christine. You Can Touch Me , TccMs, galleys, page proofs              Folder 3*   

(*galleys removed to Galley Files)

Brecht, Bertolt. Poems on the Theatre , translated by John Berger and Anna Bostock, TMs, page proofs, 1898-1956              Folder 4   
Brock, Edwin, 1927-              Folder 5*   
Edmonds, Helen Woods (pseud. Kavan, Anna). Who Are You? , TMs, incomplete galley proofs, page proofs, 1904-1968              Folder 6*   

(*galleys removed to Galley Files)

Ellis, Royston. Rave , TMs, galleys, page proofs, 1941-.              Folder 7   
Greacen, Robert. The World of C. P. Snow , TMs, galleys, page proofs; with TMs C. P. Snow bibliography by Bernard Stone              Folder 8*   

(*galleys removed to Galley Files)

Hollo, Anselm. Some Poems by Paul Klee, translated by Hollo, galley and page proofs              Folder 9   
Joseph, Jenny, 1932- The Unlooked-for Season , TMs, galleys, page proofs              Folder 10*   

(*galleys removed to Galley Files)

Kops, Bernard. Poems and Songs , TMs, page proofs 1926-.              Folder 11   
MacBeth, George. Box 2 Folder 1*   
Morland, Harold. The Heart of a Lion , TMs, galleys, page proofs              Folder 2*   

(*galleys removed to Galley Files)

Orton, Iris Rosalie.              Folder 3*   
Perlés, Alfred.              Folder 4*   
Porter, Peter. Once Bitten, Twice Bitten , TMs, galleys, page proofs              Folder 5*   

(*galleys removed to Galley Files)

Stanhope, Rosamund. So I Looked Down to Camelot , TMs, galleys, page proofs              Folder 6*   

(*galleys removed to Galley Files)

Toulson, Shirley, 1924-              Folder 7*   
Wagner, Geoffrey Atheling. The Period of Mammon , TccMs, galleys, page proofs 1927-.              Folder 8*   

(*galleys removed to Galley Files)

White, Eric Walter. A Tarot Deal , TMs, galleys, and page proofs 1905-1985.              Folder 9*   

(*galleys removed to Galley Files)

Wilson, Patrick. Staying at Ballisodare , TMs, 2 galleys, 2 page proofs              Folder 10*   

(*galleys removed to Galley Files)