In writing his biography on George Grey Barnard, Daniel Williams produced many different versions of his typescript, often manipulating the order of its arrangement and noting corrections and planned changes. In the creation of the biography Williams experimented with multiple chapter and section formats, and page numbering systems. The surviving typescript versions were found jumbled, with no meaningful order. Obvious drafts were established by reuniting fragments of the same page layout, numbering system, chapter organization and content. Fifteen versions of varying completeness have been identified in this subseries in addition to many assorted fragments. This includes three folders of fragments, which resemble the draft pages annotated by Barnard. Pages found labeled as "discarded" remain together as such.
Subseries B. Other versions
Because there are no dates associated with the various drafts and no known method of establishing a set chronology of their creation, the drafts have been filed in order of their completeness. Each identified typescript has been assigned a letter from A-O. Fragments are filed at the end followed by "discarded pages."