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Last writings and papers, 1986-1989

MS. Eng. c. 7874
Held at the Weston Library

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  1. 'The death of Penelope' concerning the death of Penelope Betjeman, Apr. 1986
  2. Letter to Chatwin from Michael Ignatieff, 8 July 1988
  3. Draft of short story 'The Seventh Day', based on Chatwin's experience as an 8 year old at Old Hall School in Wellington, published in The London Review of Books, 1988
  4. Page references for a book that Chatwin was reading, [1988?]
  5. Draft fragment of unfinished Russian novel provisionally titled 'Lydia Livingstone', c.1988
  6. Draft of unfinished novel 'Lydia Livingstone' dictated by Chatwin to his wife Elizabeth, c.1988
  7. Typescript draft of unfinished novel 'Lydia Livingstone', c.1988
  8. Contribution on Anna Karenina to Tatler article 'End games: You rewrite my novel darling and I'll rewrite yours', Dec. 1989
  9. Notes and draft paragraphs titled 'Honey' concerning Vietnam veteran Roderick Wilson and the war book he was writing in Paris, and later burned, n.d.
  10. Short story of Mary and her father in Melbourne titled 'Crossed-lines', n.d.


  • Creation: 1986-1989


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. c. 7874

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom