Dan Jacobson Papers 1941-92


Dan Jacobson Papers 1941-92

The papers of this South African novelist consist of typescripts, handwritten manuscripts, notebooks, correspondence, clippings, galley and page proofs, dust jackets, book reviews and advertisements, programs and handbills, personal documents, and a sound recording.


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