Contents and Arrangement

Original pencil AMs, dates not examined

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Contains the original manuscripts of twenty-two published novels, miscellaneous articles and speeches, and a play. Each of MacInnes' novels is generally represented by the original pencil manuscript as well as various versions in typescript edited in the author's hand; for many of the novels there are galley and page proofs as well. The collection is organized so that correspondence, scrapbooks, miscellaneous material, and printed matter pertaining to each novel are included with the manuscript, allowing one both to study the production of MacInnes' novels from the handwritten notes through to the final printer's copy and to follow their public reception through fan mail and comments by critics.

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:

Original pencil AMs; Helen MacInnes Papers, C0273, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 3

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