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Taylors Gut Manuscripts
Manuscript Collection Number: 252
Accessioned: Gift of Dudley Cammet Lunt, 1968 and 1974.
Extent: .6 linear ft. (16 items).
Content: Typescript manuscript, galley proofs, page proofs, and layouts.
Access: The collection is open for research.
Processed: February 1992 by Anita A. Wellner.
Special Collections, University of Delaware Library
Newark, Delaware 19717-5267
Table of Contents
Some of the books written by Dudley Lunt include The Road to the Law (1932); The Bounds of Delaware (1947); The Farmers Bank: an historical account of the president, directors and company of The Farmers Bank of the State of Delaware, 1807-1957 (1957); and Thousand Acre Marsh (1959), a book describing the marshes, swamps, and tidal creeks of both Maine and Delaware. He also wrote Tales of the Delaware Bench and Bar (1963), which sketches the development of the court system in Delaware from colonial times; The Woods and the Sea (1965), a collection of reflections on the natural settings of Maine, and Taylors Gut (1968), the focus of this manuscript collection. Mr. Lunt also edited several volumes of Thoreau's works, one of which was The Concord and the Merrimack (1954).
Source:Lunt, Dudley Cammett. Taylors Gut: In the Delaware State. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1968.
Scope and Content Note
The collection includes the original setting copy typescript, four sets of corrected galley proofs, two sets of page proofs, layouts for various pages, and several early typescripts for certain preliminary material and for chapter 15.
Since all of the material bears extensive revision by the author and his editors, it will be valuable in studying the evolving text of Taylors Gut from Lunt's original manuscript through its publication.
1 F1 Table of Contents, Foreword, and Dedication, . Ts. Bears autograph corrections and notes by the author. F2 Chapter 15, . Ts and Print (photocopy). Bears extensive autograph corrections, deletions, and additions by the author. F3-6 Setting Copy Manuscript, 1968. Ts, Autograph layouts, and Ts (mimeograph). Bears extensive revisions by the author, editor's corrections, and printer's notations. Includes layout pages for the table of contents and the dedication page. F3 Pages i-ix and 1-91A F4 Pages 92-231 F5 Pages 232-341 F6 Pages 342-472 2 F7 Preliminary Material, Chapter Titles, Page Headers, 1968. Layouts. Bear autograph notes, corrections, and drawings. Includes sheets for half-title pages, the title page, chapter titles, and page headers. F8-9 Page Proofs, 1968. Consists of page proofs cut from galleys with the printed illustrations taped in at appropriate pages. Bears few autograph notations. F8 Pages i-xi and 1-122 F9 Pages 123-306 F10 Page Proofs, 1968. Incomplete set of stapled signatures bearing autograph corrections and initialed with the statement: "ok to print as corrected." Includes pages 51-306. Shelved in Manuscript Oversize Section F11 Printers Proofs, 1968. Galley proofs without paging which bear autograph editor's corrections and printer's notations. F12 Galley Proofs, 1968. Second set of galleys (identical F11 galleys) bearing autograph corrections. Shelved in Manuscript Oversize Section F13 Revised Printers Proofs, 1968. Revised galley proofs with editor's corrections and printer's notations. These galleys include page numbers, a table of contents and incorporates the corrections made to the galleys in F11 and F12. F14 Author's Revised Galley Proofs, 1968. A second set of revised galleys (identical to F13 galleys) which bear the author's autograph notes and corrections.
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