Durbin, Charles
Scope:
The Charles Durbin collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, printed materials, and legal materials.

Manuscripts for Durbin’s novels include Mahaliah, Medusa’s Children, The Mercenary: The Fortunes of Gianpaolo Baglioni of Perugia (Houghton Mifflin, 1963), Vendetta (Coward-McCann, 1960), Gianpaolo, and The Patriot (Coward, McCann, and Geoghegan, 1971). These manuscripts are often accompanied by holograph corrections and annotations, as well as character lists.

Collected short stories include Bounty Hunter," "Gianpaolo Baglioni," "The Hard Way," "The Health Resort," "The Income Tax Evader," "The Proud and Happy Fifty-Eight," "Reflections of a Dozing Feline on the Opposed Candidacies of Messrs. Kennedy and Nixon," "The Tents of the Robbers," "The Trustee," "Absalom the Jester," and "So You Want to Be a Writer." Also present are teleplays for "The Toy Peddler," "The Boarding House," as well as an untitled screenplay.

Correspondence in the collection consists of primarily professional content. Included are letters to Houghton-Mifflin, the New American Library, and the Authors Guild.  Exchanges with Paul R. Reynold, Inc. and Durbin's agent, Oliver Swan, are also present, along with general correspondence (1960-1976).

Printed materials consist of various news clips, a bulletin from the Authors Guild, and an issue of The Minority of One (1965).

Documents relating to Durbin's maritime service constitute the collection’s legal materials.

Notable Figures
1. Durbin, Charles
Associated Subjects
1. Literary Collections Subject Guide
2. Renaissance -- Fiction
3. Historical fiction