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Paul Darcy Boles papers

Paul Darcy Boles papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Paul Darcy Boles papers
Creator: Boles, Paul Darcy, 1916-
Inclusive Dates: mid-20th century
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet 2 boxes
Collection Number: ms788
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Paul Darcy Boles was a novelist who also wrote short stories, essays and plays.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of proofs containing both printer's notes and textual corrections, of writings of Paul Darcy Boles. Miscellaneous items include a handwritten note regarding the Lilac Festival (written on a Chateau fleur de lis napkin), The Beggars in the Sun mock-up, and a typewritten letter to Boles from A. L. Hart, Jr., The Macmillan Company, regarding both personal and business matters.

Organization and Arrangement

Organized into four series: 1. Poems; 2. Novels; 3. Short Stories; 4. Miscellanea.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Paul Darcy Boles papers, ms788, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2019.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

American literature.
Authors, American -- Georgia.
Manuscripts (documents)
Short stories.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing



11Typewritten Poems
House-Soul; Between Times; No Ghost; Profession; January 2; The Subway; Where Love Was; The Watchers, The Waiters; For a Hostess; Boy & Trumpet; To Begin; Advise; Assignment; Footnote; No Exile; Hush; Music Over Music: The Well; Music Over Music: The Stars; The Sunken Cathedral; Schoolyard Trees; The Hunting Place
12Manuscript Poems
Siamese; Willow; Aunts; Blue Farm; Tornado; The Goat's Eye; Bar; October; Time and the Rose; We Shall Go to the Woods; The Tapestry Cleaners; Lunar; Dream; The Possum in the Closet; E; Young Man


13-7Deadline typescript
18-10Parton's Island typescript

Short stories

21I Thought You Were a Unicorn and Other Stories proofs, circa 1971
22A Million Guitars and other stories typescripts
Million guitars; The running of the deer; Swingers
23A Million Guitars and other stories typescripts
Few notes about the Arabian oryx; Treasure; Charm; Kindred heart
24A Million Guitars and other stories typescripts
The night watch; A talent for delight; George the sweet singer
25A Million Guitars and other stories typescripts
The girl in the window; Wet night in Westmont; The big beast
26Short Stories
The vision then and now; The buffalo hunter; In the egg there is a heart
27Short Stories
The memoirs of an eager horn-man; Sweet chariot


The beggars in the sun mock-up; napkin; letter
28Miscellanea, 1955, undated
The beggars in the sun mock-up; napkin; letter