Literary papers of Stanley Middleton, novelist, 1988-1991

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection comprises:

  • Proofs and manuscripts of the novel Beginning to End first published in 1991, undated (MS617/1/1-3).
  • Manuscript and typescript drafts of the unpublished short story, 'The Lady of the Lake', 1988 (MS617/2/1-3).

Administrative / Biographical History

Stanley Middleton was born in Bulwell, Nottinghamshire on 1 August 1919, the third and final sonof Thomas and Elizabeth Middleton. His father was a railway worker. Stanley was educated at HighPavement School, Bulwell and University College Nottingham where he studied English and French.After the second world war, Middleton returned to High Pavement School as a teacher, becoming headof the English Department in 1958.

Middleton began writing while at University College Nottingham and contributed a short story tothe student magazine, Gong. While a teacher in Bulwell, he worked on novels in his leisuretime and in 1958, Hutchinson published A Short Answer. A further 36 of his novels werepublished up to 1999. Middleton was co-winner of the Booker Prize in 1974 with Holiday.

Arrangement

The collection has been arranged by title of work.

Conditions Governing Access

ACCESS: Accessible to all registered readers.

REPROGRAPHIC: Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposesonly, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

Conditions Governing Use

COPYRIGHT: Permission to make published use of any material from this collection must be soughtin advance in writing from the Keeper of the Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections(email mss-library@nottingham.ac.uk). TheDepartment will try to assist in identifying copyright owners but this can be difficult and theresponsibility for copyright clearance before publication ultimately rests with the person wishingto publish.

LANGUAGE: English

Custodial History

The collection was given The University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts and SpecialCollections by Stanley Middleton in July and August 1991.

Related Material

  • Nottinghamshire Archives: 10 revised typescript manuscripts of Stanley Middleton and a few items of correspondence, 1958-1973.
  • The University of Nottingham; Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections: a published copy of Beginning to End is held in East Midlands Special Collection. Reference: East Midlands Special Collection Not 1 W8 MD

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