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Fonds RC0047 - Henry Cecil fonds

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Henry Cecil fonds

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RC0047

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  • 1915-1976 (Creation)

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10.43 m of textual records

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Name of creator

Cecil, Henry (1902-1976)

Biographical history

Henry Cecil was the principal pseudonym for Judge Henry Cecil Leon who was born in Norwood Green Rectory, near London, England in 1902. He was called to the Bar in 1923, and served with the British Army during the Second World War. Later, appointed a County Court Judge in 1949, he served in this capacity until 1967. He died in 1976. The law and circumstances which surround it have been the source for many of Cecil's numerous short stories, books, and plays, and radio adaptations of his work.

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Scope and content

The first accrual consists of manuscripts of Cecil's books as well as some correspondence.
The second accrual consisting of: manuscripts; student works; published work; audio recordings; dinner lectures and correspondence; lectures, books, short stories, serials, articles, plays, and their correspondence; celebrity correspondence; book publication correspondence; fan mail correspondence; personal correspondence.
The third accrual contains: novels, plays, scripts (manuscripts and typescripts); articles, short stories, book reviews, extracts from novels (manuscripts, typescripts, proofs, tear-sheets, offprints, and news clippings); speeches, untitled and fragmentary writings and news clippings.

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Immediate source of acquisition

The first two accruals were purchased from his widow, Barbara Leon, through Bertram Rota Ltd., the first in 1977 and the second in 1985. The third accrual was possibly acquired in 1989 through Bertran Rota Ltd.

Arrangement

The first accrual consists of manuscripts of Cecil's books as well as some correspondence.
The second accrual is arranged into ten series consisting of: manuscripts; student works; published work; audio recordings; dinner lectures and correspondence; lectures, books, short stories, serials, articles, plays, and their correspondence; celebrity correspondence; book publication correspondence; fan mail correspondence; personal.
The third accrual is arranged into the following series: novels, plays, scripts (manuscripts and typescripts); articles, short stories, book reviews, extracts from novels (manuscripts, typescripts, proofs, tear-sheets, offprints, and news clippings); speeches, untitled and fragmentary writings and news clippings. The fonds is supplemented by books which have been catalogued for Research Collections.

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There are no access restrictions.

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First Accrual: Finding Aid
Second Accrual: Finding Aid
Third Accrual: Finding Aid

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The fonds is supplemented by books which have been catalogued for Research Collections.

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Further accruals are not expected.

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RC0047

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