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- Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940
- Cather, Willa, 1873-1947
- 2 leaves
- In June 1923, Fitzgerald began writing an early version of the novel that became The Great Gatsby. Specialists now refer to this version as the Ur-Gatsby. Only these two pages of the lost manuscript survive because Fitzgerald attached them to a letter later sent to fellow author Willa Cather. But much of the Ur-Gatsby text was discarded or published elsewhere, such as the short story “Absolution” (June 1924).
- "For Willa Cather"--1st leaf.
- Princeton University Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. C0187
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- For legal and conservation reasons, access to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s original manuscripts (including corrected galleys and scrapbooks) is strictly restricted. Scottie Fitzgerald Lanahan, daughter of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Fitzgerald, donated the Fitzgerald Papers to the Princeton University Library in 1950, stipulating that surrogates of the original manuscripts were to be made available to researchers instead of the originals. This was done to preserve the originals, which are not on good paper. Originally, the surrogates were in the form of microfilm. A facsimile edition of The Great Gatsby autograph manuscript was published in 1973: The Great Gatsby: A Facsimile of the Manuscript, edited with an introduction by Matthew J. Bruccoli (Washington, D.C.: Microcard Editions Books, 1973). Facsimiles editions of other manuscripts of books and short stories followed a multi-volume series: F. Scott Fitzgerald Manuscripts, edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli and Alan Margolies (New York: Garland Publishing Company, 1990). Complete sets of the facsimile edition are available at more than 50 research libraries (including Firestone Library). The present digital surrogates of The Great Gatsby manuscript and corrected galleys are part of this effort and are being put online, using digital watermarks, with the permission of the Fitzgerald Literary Trust (the Fitzgerald copyright holder), c/o Harold Ober Associates, the New York literary agency.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald additional papers, 1909-2008