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Manuscripts and research material for Lyra's Oxford by Philip Pullman

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MS. Eng. c. 7801
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  1. (fols. 2-24) Handwritten manuscript of Lyra's Oxford with alterations and plot notes
  2. (fols. 25-50) Drafts of the map of Oxford in various stages of design along with printed drafts of the text for the adverts on the reverse of the map
  3. (fols. 51-8) Drafts of the Jericho insert along with photocopied pages of Baedeker's The Eastern Alps, used for research
  4. (fols. 59-60) Printed drafts of text for Mary's postcard
  5. (fols. 61-5) Handwritten research notes and printed draft text for the cruise brochure
  6. (fols. 66-8) Printed drafts of the introduction and dedication page
  7. (fols. 73-8) Designs for the front and back cover
  8. (fols. 80-5) Page layout designs
  9. (fols. 86-233) Four text runs dated 25 Apr., 14 May, 16 May and 20 May 2003
  10. (fols. 234-68) Documents relating to the audio book
  11. (fols. 269-72) Fan letter, 12 Jan. 2010


  • Creation: 2002-2010


272 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

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Some material (fols. 31, 67, 72, 234, 269-270) is closed.

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Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 7801, fols. 1-2].

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MS. Eng. c. 7801

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 6450


Manuscripts and research material for Lyra's Oxford by Philip Pullman

Biographical / Historical

Philip Pullman (b. 1946) is an author and playwright best known for the his Dark Materials trilogy, of which Lyra's Oxford is a sequel. For further information see Who's Who 2010.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Philip Pullman in Feb. 2010

Manuscripts and research material for Lyra's Oxford by Philip Pullman
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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom