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'Contacts' [novel] (1964-1965) (unpublished)

Two complete drafts, each 170 leaves, typescript and carbon typescript, in burgundy cardboard covers, Apr 1964 to May 1965. An extract from this unpublished novel 'Contacts' was published in Under Twenty-five: An Anthology, edited by Anne O'Donovan, Jayne Sanderson and Shane Porteous. Brisbane: Jacaranda Press, 1966. 34-36. The extract is a heavily edited version of leaves 99-117 of the drafts in this subseries. Newspaper cuttings of reviews of this extract are also in this subseries.

The tax inspector [novel] (1991)

This subseries consists of drafts, working notes, proofs, research material, publicity and correspondence relating to the novel The tax inspector, first published in 1991.

Incomplete drafts of The tax inspector

16 folders of typescript, with handwritten emendations, and printouts of Carey's computer directory listing files for sections and chapters of the novel. 1st - 12th drafts of the novel. Carey's labeling on the folders indicates that writing began on 3 Feb 1988. The 11th draft is dated 20 Nov 1990. Drafts have extensive handwritten emendations. Some of the 9th and 10th draft material includes extensive handwritten notes probably by Alison Summers.

Proofs and editorial notes for The tax inspector

Page proofs for Faber edition with some marking up, accompanied by covering letter, 5 Apr 1991, from Daphne Tagg on Faber & Faber letterhead. Correspondence from University of Queensland Press, comments on the novel by Edmund Campion, faxed queries from Robert McCrum, typescript leaves of Cary's replies to Robert McCrum.

Research material for The tax inspector

Research material including booklets, brochures, articles, newspaper cuttings, and notes on Campbelltown, NSW, Krishna, cars, explosives, plants, and taxation.

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