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An intriguing peek into the daily
scribbles and life of author F Scott
Fitzgerald is now available online,
just weeks before the opening of the
movie The Great Gatsby.
Researchers from the University of
South Carolina s Thomas Cooper
Library put a digital version of the
famed author s handwritten financial
ledger on their website last week, mak-
ing it available for the first time for
all readers, students and scholars.
"This is a record of everything
Fitzgerald wrote, and what he did with
it, in his own hand," said Elizabeth
Sudduth, director of the Ernest F
Hollings Library and Rare Books Col-
During a recent visit to the library s
below-ground rare-book vault, Sud-
duth took the original 200-page book
out of its clamshell protective cover.
The ledger s yellowed pages---with
Fitzgerald s elegant, measured cursive
strokes---are a throwback to life before
computer spreadsheets. The ledger
shows Fitzgerald s tally of earnings
from his works, the most famous of
which is the novel The Great Gatsby.
The ledger lists his many short stories,
books, and adaptations for stage and
With the May 10 release of a new
Gatsby movie starring Leonardo
DiCaprio, Sudduth says library officials
expect an upswing in interest in its
Fitzgerald collection. The ledger will
be on display at the library for about
a month starting May 6, Sudduth said.
The library s Fitzgerald collection is
considered the world s most compre-
hensive, with more than 3,000 pub-
lications, manuscripts, letters, book
editions, screenplays and memorabilia.
It also includes Fitzgerald s walking
stick, briefcase and an engraved silver
flask his wife gave him in 1918.
Some parts of the collection already
are online. With the ledger s move to
the website and the timing of the
movie, Sudduth said, officials hope
to call more attention to the collec-
In the ledger, Fitzgerald lists in care-
fully laid out columns his various
pieces of writing, the location they
were printed, and the income they
produced. Fitzgerald s comments are
sprinkled throughout. One describes
the year 1919---when his first novel
was accepted for publication and Zelda
Sayre agreed to marry him, as---"The
most important year of life. Every
emotion and my life work decided.
Miserable and ecstatic but a great suc-
By the time Fitzgerald started the
ledger, Sudduth said, "he probably
knew what he was doing. He left a
space for his remarks, and then the
With a laugh, she noted: "We know
he didn t spell very well. And his arith-
metic wasn t much better,"
But the overall document, she said,
"shows that he was far more on top
of his affairs than people thought,"
given a reputation in later life as a
"He was keeping a record of his
work for the future," Suddeth said.
"He kept it, he updated it."
For the past 30 years, researchers
have had to rely on a limited print
facsimile of the ledger, which didn t
catch the varied inks and scripts in
Fitzgerald s hand.
Park Bucker, a USC associate English
professor, said he s excited to discuss
the new ledger with his students.
"It may be a unique artifact among
American authors," Bucker said. "This
is going to be an amazing thing for
students to pore over and dip into. He
created his own database. We do it
on computers now, but he did it for
Bucker also said students are fas-
cinated by seeing something a well-
known author penned in his own
"Students always remark how much
they love his handwriting," he said.
"They think his handwriting is just
beautiful, and handwriting isn t valued
Bucker pointed out that the ledger
shows Fitzgerald made most of his
income from short stories and that
he was able to earn a living from his
literary work. "It was the rarest of
things, an author who made a living,"
In 1925, the ledger shows Fitzgerald
earned less than US$2,000 for the
Gatsby book---the same amount he
received for a single short story pub-
lished in The Saturday Evening Post.
In later years, Fitzgerald added more
earnings from The Great Gatsby. He
sold the foreign motion picture rights
for US$16,666, as noted in the ledger.
In another section, he lists about
US$5,000 in earnings from Gatsby
when it ran as a play in New York,
Chicago and elsewhere.
USC Professor Matthew Bruccoli
began to acquire items for the Fitzger-
ald collection in the 1950s. He received
some, including the ledger, from the
author s only child, daughter Frances
Scott Fitzgerald, also known as Scottie.
Bruccoli wanted the collection to be
used as a teaching and research tool,
and he gave it to the university in
Bruccoli has since died, but the col-
lection has continued to grow. It is
now is valued at more than US$4 mil-
lion, Sudduth said. (AP)
Fitzgerald lists in
carefully laid out
columns his various
pieces of writing, the
location they were
printed, and the
income they produced.
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