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The Ghost of Memory: sketches, drafts and proof of the novel by Wilson Harris

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9764

Scope and Contents

The Ghost of Memory was first published in London by Faber and Faber Limited in 2006, ISBN 9780571232406. This collection consists of Harris's rough sketches and preliminary drafts in manuscript, together with annotated typed and word-processed drafts and a corrected proof.


  • Creation: 2005-2006 (opening date inferred: most of the documents are undated)


Conditions Governing Access

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (


2 archive box(es) (2 boxes paper) : paper

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased, 2007.

Related Materials

Manuscript collections of Wilson Harris are located at the University of the West Indies Library, Mona, Jamaica; the University of Guyana Library, Georgetown; the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin; and the Lilly Library, Indiana University. Radio scripts by Harris are preserved in the BBC Written Archives Centre, Reading.

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Repository Details

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