Collection consists of materials related to Durrell's career as a writer. Includes correspondence, literary manuscripts, drawings,
photographs, sound recordings, and books. Correspondence includes letters to various persons and correspondence between Lawrence
Clark Powell and others regarding the Durrell collection. Manuscripts include an 1886 translation of Pope Joan: the female
Lawrence George Durrell was born Feb. 27, 1912 in Julundur, India; the son of British parents, he grew up in India and spent
his young adult years in England; he held many odd jobs such as jazz pianist, automobile racer, real estate agent, instructor,
and press attaché; moved to France and became a full time writer in 1957; of his various publications, Durrell is best known
for the Alexandria quartet, a tetralogy with titles, Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive, and Clea which appeared between 1957
and 1960; died Nov. 7, 1990.