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DUFFY, Maureen Patricia (b 1933)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA K/PP56
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: DUFFY, Maureen Patricia (b 1933)
Date(s): Created [1960-1994]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 39 boxes or 0.39m3
Name of creator(s): Duffy | Maureen Patricia | b 1933 | author


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 21 October 1933; educated at Trowbridge High School for Girls and Sarah Bonnell High School for Girls; BA honours, English, King's College London, 1953-1956; Chairman of the Greater London Arts Literature Panel, 1979-1981, the Authors Lending and Copyright Society, 1982-1994, and the British Copyright Council from 1989 (Vice Chairman, 1981-1986); Vice Chairman of the Copyright Licensing Agency, from 1994; President of the Writers' Guild of Great Britain, 1985-1988; Co-founder of the Writers' Action Group, 1972-1979; Vice President of the European Writers Congress, from 1992, and Beauty without Cruelty, from 1975; Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, 1985.

Publications: That's how it was (New Authors, London, 1962); The single eye (Hutchinson, London, 1964); The microcosm (Hutchinson, London, 1966); The paradox players (Hutchinson, London, 1967); Lyrics for the dog hour (Hutchinson & Co, London, 1968); Wounds (Methuen, London, 1969); Rites (Methuen & Co, London, 1969); Love child (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1971); The venus touch (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1971); The erotic world of faery (Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1972); I want to go to Moscow (Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1973); A nightingale in Bloomsbury Square (1974); Capital (Cape, London 1975); Evesong (1975); The passionate shepherdess: Aphra Behn, 1640-89 (Cape, London, 1977); Housespy (Hamilton, London, 1978); Memorials of the quick and the dead (H Hamilton, London, 1979); Inherit the earth: a social history (H Hamilton, London, 1980); Gor saga (Eyre Metheun, London, 1981); Londoners: an elegy (Methuen, London, 1983); Men and beasts: an animal rights handbook (Paladin, London, 1984); Collected poems (Hamilton, London, 1985); Change (Methuen, London, 1987); A thousand capricious chances: a history of the Methuen list 1889-1989 (Methuen, London, 1989); Illuminations (Sinclair-Stevenson, 1991); Occam's razor (Sinclair-Stevenson, London, 1993); Love child (Virago Press, London, 1994); Henry Purcell (Fourth Estate, London, 1994).


Scope and content/abstract:

Private papers of Duffy, [1960-1994], mainly comprising typescripts, manuscripts and proofs of her novels, plays and poems including The single eye (Hutchinson, London, 1964), The erotic world of faery (Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1972), Capital (Cape, London, 1975), Gor saga (Eyre Metheun, London, 1981), Illuminations (Sinclair-Stevenson, 1991), Occam's razor (Sinclair-Stevenson, London, 1993), and Henry Purcell (Fourth Estate, London, 1994); notes, reviews, performing scripts, talks and related material concerning her writings.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Material is mainly grouped together by publication.

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College, London.

Finding aids:

Box list available in the reading room of the College Archives.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented by Maureen Duffy in 1981 and 1999.

Allied Materials

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Date(s) of descriptions:
Feb 2000

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