Two Cities correspondence, manuscripts, and proofs
Two Cities was a literary magazine published in Paris from 1959 to 1964, printing French and English material of interest to the Henry Miller, Anaïs Nin, and Lawrence Durrell circles. The magazine was founded by Anaïs Nin and Jean Fanchette, who also served as editor. This collection consists of all its extant archives, including proofs, accepted and rejected manuscripts, correspondence with authors and financial records. It is roughly sorted into the original order of the files, which had become somewhat disordered in packing. A large subsection is devoted to letters and typescripts by Anaïs Nin.
- 1958 - 1966
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
No access restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.
3.5 Linear Feet (8 document cases + 3 oversize folders, 1 galley proof)
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of all the Two Cities extant archives, including proofs, accepted and rejected manuscripts, correspondence with authors, and financial records from 1958-1966. The majority of the correspondence is between Jean Fanchette and Anaïs Nin. The rest of the correspondence is to Jean Fanchette from authors whose work was published in the magazine or those who were trying to get their work published.
For boxes 3 and 4, the inventory lists items under their original folder labels. Also included in the collection are typescript chapters omitted from Richard Wright's Pagan Spain.
The bulk of the collection is located at MS 49. Oversize materials have been physicaly separated and are located at MS Q50 and MS R12. A set of galley proofs have also been physically separated and are located at MS GAL 7.
MS GAL 7
- Guide to the Two Cities Collection
- Two Cities correspondence, manuscripts, and proofs
- Finding aid prepared by bhm, 2012; revised by eear, 2013. Finding aid encoded by bhm, 2012; revised by eear, 2013.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
- Finding aid permalink
- Preferred citation
<emph render="italic">Two Cities</emph> correspondence, manuscripts, and proofs, Department of Special Collections, MS 49, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas