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Manuscripts

War Journal First Page

War Journal First Page

Ranging from 1935 to 1969, the National Steinbeck Center is home to seven handwritten and typewritten original manuscripts of Steinbeck’s works.

  • “The Snake.” Typescript. Includes author’s handwritten note on page one, ca 1935
  • “War Journal.” Partial holograph manuscript, written in a spiral-bound composition book, ca 1943
  • “War Journal.” Partial holograph manuscript, written in a spiral-bound composition book, ca 1943
  • “The Wizard of Maine.” Holograph manuscript, written in a hard-cover notebook, ca 1944
  • “The Pearl.” Holograph manuscript, ca 1947
  • “Roots.” Holograph manuscript, published as I go back to Ireland, ca 1953
  • “Sweet Thursday.” Fragments of holograph manuscript and typescript, ca 1953.
  • “Merry Christmas to all Authorized Personnel.” Typescript with corrections, ca 1969

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