File containing a partially incomplete draft and a galley proof (printer's proof) of Burgess's essay "The Social History of the Piano" / "The Well-Tempered Revolution: A Consideration of the Piano's Social and Intellectual History", with associated correspondence.

Scope and Content

The typescript draft contains Burgess's handwritten annotations and amendments, including a drawing of a keyboard on the title-page. (The final two paragraphs of the essay are missing from the typescript.)

The galley proof also includes handwritten annotations; most of the annotations are presumed to have been made by the printer, however Burgess appears to have made a small number of his own corrections.

A letter is enclosed from James R. Gaines, People Weekly, New York, dated March 1981. Gaines asks for Burgess's comments and corrections on the galleys, and for them to be returned along with a short biography to be included with the publication.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

The final two paragraphs of Burgess's essay are missing from the typescript draft.


"The Lives of the Piano", edited by James Gaines (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1981)