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Ken Follett Papers: Boxes 80-95 - Dangerous Fortune

Materials related to the author Ken Follett. Guide author: Thomas Zantow

Quick Facts

Called “All the Proud and Mighty” on outlines in 1991 through 1st draft in September 1992.

Became “A Dangerous Fortune” on 2nd draft in February 1993.

Published in 1993 by Delacorte Press, New York

Published in French as La Marque de Windfield by Robert Laffont

Published in German as Die pfeiler der macht by Lübbe

Published in Italian as Una fortuna pericolosa by Mondadori

Published in Spanish as Una fortunat peligrosa by Grijalbo

Outline Chronology

n.d [Box 80 Folder 1] 8pp.
29 April 1991  [Box 80 Folder 2] 8pp.
2 May 1991 (with notes)
[Box 80 Folder 4]
6pp
7 June 1991 [Box 80 Folder 5] 8pp
17 August 1991 (1st draft with notes)
[Box 80 Folder 6]
31pp.
10 October 1991 (1st draft) 
[Box 80 Folder 15]
39pp.
20 December 1991 (2nd draft)
[Box 81 Folder 22]
35pp.
20 Janurary 1992 (2nd draft with notes) [Box 81 Folder 27] 31pp.
7 February 1992  (3rd draft)
[Box 81 Folder 28]
44pp.
11 February 1992 (3rd draft with notes)
[Box 81 Folder 29]
77pp.
n.d. (with notes)
[Box 81 Folder 30]
24pp.

Inventory

A Dangerous Fortune
BOX 80 - 81 - 82 - 83 - 84 - 85 - 86 - 87 - 88 - 89 - 90 - 91 - 92 - 93 - 94 - 95

BOX 80
(1) Outline n.d. 8pp.
(2) Outline 29 April 1991 8pp.
(3) Correspondence from Al Zuckerman to Follett: Outline Comments 30 April 1991 2pp.
(4) Outline, copy 1 - copy 2 with handwritten notes 2 May 1991 6pp.
(5) Outline 7 June 1991 8pp.
(6) Outline, 1st draft with handwritten notes 17 August 1991 31pp.
(7) Correspondence from Al Zuckerman: Outline Comments 4 September 1991 5pp.
(8) Notes on “APM” meetings  September 1991 3pp
(9) Correspondence from Follett to Al Zuckerman: Concerning 4 September 1991 letter 10 September 1991 5pp.
(10) Notes from a meeting with Brian Defiore 12 September 1991 1p.
(11) Correspondence from Al Zuckerman: Answering September 10, 1991 thoughts 12 September 1991 2pp.
(12) Correspondence from Jane Wood of MacMillan of London:  Outline comments 13 September 1991 7pp.
(13) Correspondence from Jane Wood of MacMillan of London: Outline comments 24 September 1991 1p.
(14) Correspondence from Jane Wood of MacMillan of London: Outline comments 9 October 1991 1p.
(15) Outline, 1st draft  10 October 1991 39pp.
(16) Notes on 1st draft, copy 1 - copy 2
n.d. 6pp.
(17) Research:  “History of British Labour: Immigration to England 1880-1914” by Victor Levi  11 November 1991 9pp.
(18) Correspondence from “PM” to Follett: Dates of first Brazilian and Chilean Embassy’s in London  21 November 1991 2pp.
(19) Correspondence from Michael Haskoll: Research material on 39 Harrington Gardens 21 November 1991    3pp.
Small spiral notebook and four articles on history of 39 Harrington Gardens
History of 39 Harrington Gardens : Haskoll & Company Architects & Design Consultants 19 November 1991 4pp.

BOX 81

BOX 81
(20) Research: On 39 Harrington Gardens, fifty-seven photographs n.d.  57
(21) Research: On 39 Harrington Gardens, negatives from photographs n.d.  
(22) Outline, 2nd draft 20 December 1991 35pp.
(23) Correspondence from Al Zuckerman: Outline Comments 8 January 1992  pp.
(24) Correspondence from Al Zuckerman: Further outline comments 13 January 1992 2pp.
(25) Correspondence from Jane Wood of MacMillan of London: Outline comments and queries 16 January 1992 4pp.
(26) Correspondence from Brian DePiore: Outline comments 18 January 1992 7pp.
(27) Outline, 2nd draft with handwritten notes 20 January 1992 31pp.
(28) Outline, 3rd draft 7 February 1992 44pp.
(29) Outline, 3rd draft with handwritten notes 11 February 1992 73pp.
(30) Outline, with handwritten notes n.d.  25pp.
(31) Correspondence from Daniel Starer: Research on State Ball’s 22 May 1992 1p.
The Times London  6 April 1874  1p
The Times London 20 May 1874 7pp.
(32) Research: From Daniel Starer
Story of Buckingham Palace n.d. 8pp.
Invitation to the Palace n.d. 8pp.
(33) Research: From Daniel Starer
State Ball at Buckingham n.d. 1p.
Palace n.d. 24pp
(34) Research from Daniel Starer
Social Dances of the Nineteenth Century in England n.d. 22pp.
Dance in Society n.d. 5pp.

Box 82-85

BOX 82
(35) 1st draft  20 September 1992  487pp.
BOX 83
(36-a) 1st draft, w/revisions and notes:  Prologue - Part I, Page 1 - 201
20 September 1992 487pp.
BOX 84
(36-b) 1st draft, w/revisions and notes:  Part 2, Epilogue, Page 202 - 362
20 September 1992 487pp.
BOX 85
(37) Correspondence from Ben Braber: Research on Glasgow Jewry in 1866 11 October 1992 3pp.
(38) Correspondence from Al Zuckerman: Further developing the characters 15 October 1992 5pp.
(39) Correspondence from Al Zuckerman: Ideas on Mickey’s murders 16 October 1992 1p.
(40) Correspondence from Jane Wood of MacMillan of London: 1st draft comments and editorial notes 21 October 1992  14pp.
(41) Correspondence from Joanna Bourke of Birkbeck College: Comments on 1st draft 22 October 1992  4pp.
(42) Correspondence from Jackie Farber of Delacorte Press: Comments on 1st draft 26 October 1992   9pp.
(43) Correspondence from Joanna Bourke of Birkbeck College: Letter on Victorian slang 24 November 1992 4pp.
(44) Correspondence from???: Comments on 1st draft n.d.   3pp.
(45) Correspondence from ???: Comments on 1st draft…Bunch of ideas that hit me when reading n.d. 1p.
(46) Correspondence from Joanna Bourke of Birkbeck College: Victorian slang and research pages from Eric Portridge’s, Slang To-Day & Yesterday
Letter 6 December 1992 2pp.
Chapter from Book 1933  29pp.
(47) Research: Spiral notebook with handwritten notes n.d. 46pp.
(48) Research: Spiral notebook with handwritten notes n.d. 48pp.
(49) Research: Notes  n.d.  6pp.
(50) Research: Family tree of the Pilaster’s and ages of principal characters n.d.  4pp.
(51) Research: Ordnance Survey of England and Wales
Sheet 71: London & Windsor    
Sheet 72: Brentwood & East London    
(52) Research: Ordnance Survey of England and Wales
Sheet 79: Dorking & Kingston    
Sheet 80: Maidstone    
(53) Research: Copy of advertisement for The South-Western Hotel in Southampton June 1871 2pp.
(54) Research: On banking
n.d. 3pp.
Handwritten notes n.d. 1p.
(55) Research: The Season 1992 – The Social calendar   1p.

Box 86-91

BOX 86
(56) Research: Reprint of “The Economist, Weekly Commercial Times 27 September 1873 34pp.
15 November 1873 48pp.
(57) n.d. 116pp.
(58) Research: Pages from “Serfdom: A Species of Slave” by C.A. Whatley n.d. 4pp.
(59) Research: Chapter’s 4/5/6 from “A Punch History of Manners and Modes n.d. 39pp
(60) Research: Unknown book n.d. 10pp.
(61) Research: Xerox copy of “The Rise of Merchant Banking n.d. 119pp.
BOX 87
(62) Research: Various newspapers
The London Times  12 May 1866
7 November 1873
8 November 1873
2 October 1878
Financial Times 2 January 1893 (Reprint)
4 January 1993
BOX 88
(63) 2nd draft 17 February 1993 704pp.
BOX 89
(64_a) 2nd draft, with revisions and handwritten notes: Part I, Page 3 - 271 17 February 1993  701pp.
BOX 90
(64_b) 2nd draft, with revisions and handwritten notes: Part II - Epilogue, Page 272 - 704 17 February 1993  701pp.
BOX 91
(64_c) 2nd draft, with notes and comments (select pages) 17 February 1993  701pp.

Box 92-95

BOX 92
(65) Correspondence from All Zuckerman: Notes and comments on 2nd draft 22 February 1993 2pp.
(66) Correspondence from Al Zuckerman: Notes and comments on 2nd draft 
25 February 1993  1p.
(67) Correspondence from Jackie Farber: Notes and comments on 2nd draft 26 February 1993 4pp.
(68) Correspondence from Al Zuckerman: Notes and comments on 2nd draft 1 March 1993  2pp.
(69) Correspondence from Jackie Farber: Notes and comments on 2nd draft 2 March 1993 3pp.
(70) Correspondence from Jane Wood: Notes and comments on 2nd draft 4 March 1993 1p.
(71) Correspondence from Joanna Bourke: Notes and comments on 2nd draft 5 March 1993  7pp.
Research material
n.d. 13pp.
(72) Correspondence from Jane Wood: Notes and comments on 2nd draft 9 March 1993  7pp.
(73) Correspondence from Jane Wood: Notes and comments on 2nd draft 9 March 1993  1p.
(74) Correspondence from Ann Ward: Notes and comments on 2nd draft 9 March 1993 1p.
BOX 93
(75-a) Final draft: Prologue - Part I, Page 1 - 279 11 March 1993  721pp.
 BOX 94
(75-b) Final draft: Part II - Epilogue, Page 280 - 721 11 March 1993  721pp.
BOX 95
(76) Draft with revisions and handwritten notes (pages are numbered 400-721) 16 March 1993 326 pp.