Contents and Arrangement

TMs (with holograph corrections), chaps. 1-7, pp. 1-122, dates not examined

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Consists of first draft typescripts, as well as many of the outlines, notes, summaries, and revised typescripts, for seven mystery novels of Iams (Class of 1932): The Body Missed the Boat (NY: William Morrow and Co., 1947), Girl Meets Body (NY: William Morrow and Co., 1947), Prematurely Gay (NY: William Morrow and Co., 1948), Death Draws the Line (NY: William Morrow and Co., 1949), Do Not Murder Before Christmas (NY: William Morrow and Co., 1949), A Shot of Murder (NY: William Morrow and Co., 1950), What Rhymes with Murder? (NY: William Morrow and Co., 1950). Included also are book jackets and many of the master galley proofs and page proofs associated with those works, plus two letters from his editor at William Morrow and Company and one carbon of a letter by him.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

TMs (with holograph corrections), chaps. 1-7, pp. 1-122; Jack Iams Mystery Novels, C0049, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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