Paul Darcy Boles papers

Paul Darcy Boles papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Boles, Paul Darcy, 1916-
Title: Paul Darcy Boles papers
Dates: mid-20th century
Quantity: 1.0 Linear feet 2 boxes
Coll. Number: ms788

Biographical/Historical Note

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

Scope and Content Note

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.


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

Index Terms

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

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

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

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Series 1: Poems

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
2Manuscript 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

Series 2: Novels

13-7 Deadline typescript
8-10 Parton's Island typescript

Series 3: Short stories

21 I Thought You Were a Unicorn and Other Stories proofs, circa 1971
2 A Million Guitars and other stories typescripts
Million guitars; The running of the deer; Swingers
3 A Million Guitars and other stories typescripts
Few notes about the Arabian oryx; Treasure; Charm; Kindred heart
4 A Million Guitars and other stories typescripts
The night watch; A talent for delight; George the sweet singer
5 A Million Guitars and other stories typescripts
The girl in the window; Wet night in Westmont; The big beast
6Short Stories
The vision then and now; The buffalo hunter; In the egg there is a heart
7Short Stories
The memoirs of an eager horn-man; Sweet chariot

Series 4: Miscellanea

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