Suttles, Shirley (1934- )
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The Shirley Suttles Collection consists of manuscripts, printed material, and correspondence.
Manuscripts include books, short stories, scripts, and articles all written under Suttles’ pseudonym, Lesley Conger. The collection includes drafts of her juvenile fiction, such as A Fabulous ABC: For Brave Children Only, Crumbs for the King, and Why, Dinah! Short story manuscripts include "The Brave Little Tailor" (1968), "Tilburn," "The Gift of Sister Jim," "The End of Beanie Chittenden," "The Fulfillment of Babette," "Like Something from Neptune," "The Singer," "The Stairway," "So Far Away," "The Strange One," "When I Come Back," "How Big-Mouth Wrestled the Giant" (1973), and "Goodbye House, Hello House" (1973). Also collected are Suttles’ teleplays for Lou, Daughter of Kings (1957), Kingdom’s Child (1956), and The Lilac Bush (1955), as well as a radio script for The Enlarger, and an article entitled "On Being Translated into British."
Printed material consists of an extensive collection of short stories and articles written by Suttles. The stories present were published in publications such as Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Ladies Home Journal, Playboy, Woman’s Home Companion, Everywoman, Knight, Weekend Magazine, My Weekly, and Home.
Correspondence consists of letters from Suttles to her agent, Howard Moorepark, dating from 1949 to 1957. Also present are carbon copies of Moorepark’s replies, and miscellaneous inlaid contracts, photographs, and Christmas cards.
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