The John Sherlock collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, and other items.
Manuscripts by Sherlock in the collection include drafts of his novels The Ordeal of Major Grigsby (Morrow, 1964); The Instant Saint (Morrow, 1965); The Most Dangerous Gamble (Coward, 1981); The Golden Mile (Viking, 1986); and State of Emergency (Viking, 1988). Other manuscripts include various teleplays (including material for Peyton Place ), essays, short stories, outlines, notes, screenplays, and research material. Several unpublished / unproduced items are present.
Correspondence in the collection primarily consists of professional letters dating from 1952 to the 1980's; some personal correspondence is also present. Notable correspondents include Mark Van Doren, Dorothy Graffe Van Doren, Eugene Burdick, Leonard Slater, Herbert Caen, Agnes Sligh Turnbull, Anthony Glyn, Irving Wallace, Irving Stone, Lester Linsk, Frederick Forsyth, and Paul Monash.
Printed material in the collection includes clippings from various newspapers and magazines, as well as published essays, articles, and memorandums from the RAND Corporation; most of this material was used for research purposes by Sherlock, and was not authored by him.Other material in the collection includes a diary (Feb. 1966) and diary notes (1961-1965), desk calendars (1965-1967); photographs of Sherlock; audio recordings; legal material; financial material; notebooks; research files; and other items
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