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1916, Eyes

1919, Shepherd
1924, Man
1924, Mine
1925, Son Father 
1925. Brian K
1926, Barb W
1928, Shepherd
(1928, Lights)
1930, Eyes
1935, When Man
1936,  Matthews
1936, The Mine
1936, Wild Brian
1937, West  Gold
1937, Out West
1937, Secret Vly
1937, Californian
1941, Shepherd
1949, Massacre
1959, Shep (TV)
1964, Shepherd

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Harold Bell Wright Manuscripts
Where to Find Them


 1. That Printer of Udell's
  • UCLA, Box 2, That Printer of Udell's  432 leaves. Typescript. Filed in 2 folders. Appears that it could be Wright's personal copy from which he read, one chapter per week, to his congregation in Pittsburg, Kansas, circa 1901. Each chapter is separately bound with string near left margin. There are extensive drawings on almost every page on top, bottom, and side margins, and over the typed copy. Drawings are mostly in blue ink with red ink accents.
  • Tucson, Box 4, That Printer of Udell's, 

    • Handwritten outline, 65 pages

    • 1st writing, autographed, typed with handwritten revisions, 562 pages

 2. The Shepherd of the Hills

  • UCLA, Box 2, The Shepherd of the Hills  Chicago, 1907. 306 leaves. Typescript with many holographic changes and corrections and a few holographic notes. Every leaf has the title "The Strength of the Hills," printed at the top. On every leaf the title is lined through with a pencil. On the title page and on the preceding page that has only the title on it, the title, "The Strength of the Hills," is typed. In both instances each letter of the word, "Strength"' is thoroughly crossed out and the word, "Shepherd," is hand-written above the line.
  • Tucson, Box 4, The Shepherd of the Hills

    • Original handwritten copy, bound by HBW, 750 pages.

    • Ten-reel motion picture scenario (screenplay).

  • Harold Bell Wright Museum, Branson, MO.

  • Writer's Hall of Fame of America, Springfield, Missouri. Paul Johns, Executive Director writes: "[This] manuscript was given by Mr. Wright to Mrs. C. P. Munday of Kansas City, Missouri. He had stayed at her home while completing the manuscript. The cover letter with the manuscript states, 'To Mrs. C. P. Munday, who, in the last days of my labor on this story, generously permitted me to turn her home into a workshop, I give these literary chips and shavings--a very inadequate expression of my gratitude and regard. Kansas City, Missouri Sept. 22, 1906.'"

    This typescript was donated to the Writers Hall of Fame when Harold Bell Wright was inducted in 1997. The first page (not the title page) of the manuscript is shown below at left. Click to enlarge. Photo courtesy Paul Johns.

The title page of this manuscript lists the original title as "The Other Side of the Story." Wright had organized the story into parts, with the first part entitled, "The Stranger and the Story." On the title page, the original typewritten title was marked through with pencil and the second working title, "The Strength of the Hills," is written in pencil below it. This is obviously a very early draft, since the final title, "The Shepherd of the Hills," never appears. HBW's handwritten corrections are scattered throughout the typescript.

 

3. The Calling of Dan Matthews

  • UCLA, Box 3, The Calling of Dan Matthews. Chicago, 1909. 351 leaves. Typescript with extensive holographic corrections and notations to publisher. Crudely bound with string in a brown cloth cover.
  • Tucson, Box 4, The Calling of Dan Matthews

    • 1st writing, 42 chapters, average of 30 pages per chapter, 1260 pages.

    • Notes, entirely handwritten, some on the reverse side of proof pages of The Shepherd of the Hills.

 4. The Uncrowned King

  • UCLA, Box 1: The Uncrowned King. Redlands, California, 1910.
    • One crudely bound volume--the one described in the letter to E. W. Reynolds of May 4, 1910--that includes the handwritten manuscript of The Uncrowned King, and a  typescript copy. Both have extensive changes throughout. Manuscript is written with pen and ink.
    • One volume in same type crude canvas binding containing a typescript of The Uncrowned King.
  • Tucson, Box 4, The Uncrowned King, autographed, typewritten, 36 pages.

 5. The Winning of Barbara Worth

  • UCLA, Box 4, The Winning of Barbara Worth n.p, n.d. 521 leaves. Typescript with holographic corrections and notations to publisher. Filed in 4 folders.
  • Tucson, Box 5, The Winning of Barbara Worth

    • Argument and characters, outline, typed with index tabs, 31 pages.

    • First revision, typed with hand corrections, 700 pages.

  • Pioneers Museum, El Centro, The Winning of Barbara Worth. Entire book, handwritten.

 6. Their Yesterdays

  • UCLA, Box 3, Their Yesterdays. Chicago, 1912. ~.255 leaves. Manuscript and typescript with various notations and corrections pasted in, with corrected pages inserted. 
  • UCLA, Box 4, Their Yesterdays. Chicago, 1912. 248 leaves. Typescript with holographic notations, and instructions to the publisher. Filed in modern manila envelope.
  • Tucson, Box 5, Their Yesterdays, first writing, 25 chapters, notes and handwritten chapters, enclosed envelopes and bound, 400 pages.

 7. The Eyes of the World

  • UCLA, Box 3, The Eyes of the World. Chicago, 1914. 455 leaves. Typescript with extensive holographic corrections. Loosely laced in paper cover.
  • Tucson, Box 5, The Eyes of the World

    • Outline, 40 pages, with 5 note pages pasted to each, handwritten, 240 pages

    • First revision, typed and handwritten, 480 pages.

    • Final revision, typed, 455 pages

    • Motion picture scenario [screenplay], with Donald Crisp and E. J. Vallejo, typed, 90 pages.

 8. When A Man's A Man

  • UCLA, Box 5, When a Man's A Man  n.p., 1916. Manuscript. This is handwritten written entirely with a pencil. Many holographic changes and corrections. Filed in 4 folders.
  • UCLA, Box 5, When a Man's A Man  n.p., 1916. Typescript. This appears to be the same version with a few penciled corrections.
  • Tucson, Box 6, When a Man's a Man

    • Argument, notes, handwritten,  including card for each character, 180 cards.

    • Card outline, handwritten, 40 cards.

    • Outline, handwritten, 160 pages

    • First revision -- typed with hand notations and corrections, 603 pages

 9. The Recreation of Brian Kent

  • UCLA, Box 2, The Recreation of Brian Kent,  California, 1919. 315 leaves. Typescript with holographic corrections and a few holographic notes to the publishers. Filed in two folders.
  • Tucson, Box 6, The Recreation of Brian Kent (Soon to be returned to Library)

    • Argument, outline, handwritten, 75 pages

    • First writing, handwritten, 585 pages

    • Final revision, typed with some holographic notations, 435 pages.

10. Helen of the Old House

  • Tucson, Box 6, Helen of the Old House (Soon to be returned to Library)

    • Argument, Characters, handwritten, 30 pages (Returned)

    • Advance copy of part of story to publisher D. Appleton in folder, 150 pages

    • Outline, typed, handnotes, tabs, 116 pages (continued in box 7)

  • Tucson, Box 7, Helen of the Old House (continued from box 6) (Soon to be returned to Library)

    • First writing, all handwritten, 650 pages.

    • Final version, typed, 364 pages.

11. The Mine With the Iron Door

  • Tucson, Box 7, The Mine With The Iron Door (Soon to be returned to Library)

    • Characters, notes, handwritten with tabs, 35 pages.

    • Outline, 42 chapters, typed with handwritten notes, 60 pages.

    • Second Outline, typed, many handwritten notes, 42 chapters, 125 pages.

    • First writing, all handwritten, 785 pages.

    • First revision, typed with hand notes and corrections, 288 pages.

    • Motion picture collaboration script, adapted by Hope, Loring, and Louis Lighton, labeled "Mr. Wright's personal copy," 148 pages.

12. A Son of His Father

  • Tucson, Box 8, A Son of His Father

    • Argument, character outlines, notes, handwritten, 70 pages.

    • First outline, handwritten, 220 pages.

    • Synopsis, second outline, typed, 287 pages.

    • First writing, all handwritten, 844 pages.

    • First revision, typed, with handwritten corrections, 383 pages.

13. God and the Groceryman

  • Tucson, Box 8, God and the Groceryman

    • Synopsis, typewritten with handwritten notes, 70 pages.

    • First writing, all handwritten, 870 pages.

    • First revision, typed and handwritten notes, 404 pages.

14. Long Ago Told

  • Tucson, Box 9, Long Ago Told

    • Glossary of Papago words used in stories, typed, 20 pages.

    • Papago vocabulary, alphabet tabs, typed, 26 pages.

    • Papago material, clippings, translations, typed, 50 pages.

    • Papago words, handwritten by HBW, tabs, 150 pages.

    • Papago legend, translated by Hugh Norris, typed, 24 pages.

    • First writing and first revision, typed with handwritten notes, 150 pages.

    • Second revision, typed with handwritten corrections, 150 pages.

15. Exit

  • Tucson, Box 9, Exit

    • First writing, all handwritten, 711 pages.

    • First revision, typed with handwritten corrections, 290 pages.

    • Final revision, typed, 284 pages.

    • Copy of printer's copy, typed, 282 pages.

    • A play in three acts, from the novel, arranged by HBW, 100 pages, typed.

    • A play in three acts, another version, from the novel, arranged by HBW, 115 pages.

16. The Devil's Highway

  • Tucson, Box 10, The Devil's Highway, A collaboration between HBW and his son, Gilbert Wright, AKA, John Lebar.

    • The principles of Ethericity, by Gilbert Wright, typed, 11 pages.

    • First revision, typed with handwritten notes, 343 pages.

    • Final revision, typed with handwritten corrections, notes, additions, 362 pages.

17. Ma Cinderella

  • Tucson, Box 10, Ma Cinderella

    • Synopsis, typed with handwritten notes, 157 pages.

    • First writing, all handwritten, 799 pages.

    • Revision, typed with handwritten corrections, notes, additions, 324 pages.

18. To My Sons

  • Tucson, Box 10, To My Sons

    • First writing, all handwritten, 650 pages  (continued in box 11).

  • Tucson, Box 11, To My Sons (continued from box ten)

    • First revision, typed with handwritten corrections, 260 pages.

    •  Final zerox of publisher's copy, 241 pages.

19. The Man Who Went Away

  • Tucson, Box 11, The Man Who Went Away

    • Background material, loose in folder, 50 pages.

    • Loose pages, typed with handwritten notes.

    • Map of story area, by HBW

    • Work plan/ ideas, typed with handwritten notes, tabs for characters, 30 pages.

    • Outline No. 1, all handwritten, 50 pages.

    • First writing, 1932 to 1941, typed with handwritten notes, tabs, 454 pages.

    • Revision, typed and handwritten, 4?? pages.

    • Final version, typed, 310 pages.

 

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