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Papers of Barbara Burford Subseries
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A Widow Born

This subseries contains one copy of Barbara's A Widow Born, one of Barbara's unpublished works. The text is quite sizeable, however, there does seem to be pages of this copy missing.


This subseries contains various contracts between Barbara and the different publishers she worked with over her years as a writer.


This subseries contains letters sent to Barbara from various institutions across Britain who were involved or interested in her writing.


This subseries contains a collection of letters and postcards sent to Barabara over the years by friends, family and colleagues, as well as some domestic correspondence.


This file contains a draft copy of each part of "Dreen", a piece of prose fiction set in space, about one family's interaction with the all powerful Dreens who sit at the centre of their administration in the city of G'Heen.

Elysian Fields

This file contains three draft copies of Barbara's "Elysian Fields", a piece of prose fiction about a woman called Jagir Kaur who lives in space and is captain of her own spacecraft.


This subseries contains 3 leaflets on three very different themes.

Finders Keepers

This subseries contains one copy of Barbara's "Finders Keepers", a piece of prose fiction about Nikki and Tet, two individuals who find themselves on the uninhabbited island Sarsa. The copy gives no indication of whether it is a draft or a final. It includes a chapter summary for all ten chapters at the beginning.


This file contains various copies of Barbara's Gennis, a piece of prose fiction about a young man named Taiyot and the journey he goes on following the death of his mother.


This subseries contains six copies of "Martha", a short story just one page in length. The copies appear to be exactly the same and are possibly photocopies.

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