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Crime Writers' Association records, 1958-1972

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0309
Bib ID 4078669 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Crime Writers' Association (Great Britain)
Title Crime Writers' Association records, 1958-1972
Physical Description 0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language(s) English .
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Legacy Finding aid


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This collection is a group of letters from various authors to Herbert Harris, editor of RED HERRINGS, the Association's bulletin of news in the field of crime writing. Among the correspondents are John Dickson Carr, John Creasey, C. Day-Lewis, John le Carré, and Julian Symons.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Crime Writers' Association records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.

Revision Description

March 2020 PDF replaced with full finding aid, YH

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Authors -- Societies, etc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Carr, John Dickson, 1906-1977 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Creasey, John Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Day Lewis, C (Cecil), 1904-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Detective and mystery stories Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Harris, Herbert Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Le Carré, John, 1931- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Morland, Nigel, 1905-1986 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

The Crime Writers' Association was founded in London, in 1953, by John Creasey and Nigel Morland.

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Cataloged Correspondence

Box 1 Ball, Doris Bell Collier ("Josephine Ball")

Box 1 Bingham, John Michael Ward, 7th Baron Clanmorris

Box 1 Boland, John

Box 1 Canning, Victor

Box 1 Carr, John Dickson

Box 1 Clayton, Richard Henry Michael

Box 1 Cornwell, David John Moore ("John le Carre")

Box 1 Creasey, JohnDannay, Frederic

Box 1 Davidson, Lionel

Box 1 Day-Lewis, Cecil

Box 1 Denison, Dulcie Winifred Catherine Bailey (Mrs Michael) ("Dulcie Gray")

Box 1 Eden, Dorothy

Box 1 Elin, Stanley

Box 1 Freeling, Nicolas

Box 1 Gielgud, Val Henry

Box 1 Gilbert, Michael Francis

Box 1 Gribble, Leonard Reginald

Box 1 Gulik, Robert Hans van

Box 1 Hibbert, Eleanor Burford

Box 1 Jeffries, Graham Montague ("Bruce Graeme")

Box 1 John, William Earl

Box 1 Keating, Henry Raymond Fitzwalter

Box 1 Lee, Manfred B.

Box 1 Lewis, Mary Christianna ("Christianna Brand")

Box 1 Lyall, Gavin Tudor

Box 1 McCutchan, Philip Donald

Box 1 Malleson, Lucy Beatrice

Box 1 Mather, Berkely, pseud.

Box 1 Montgomery, Robert Bruce ("Edmund Crispin")

Box 1 Morland, Nigel

Box 1 Newman, Bernard

Box 1 Procter, Maurice

Box 1 Simpson, Keith

Box 1 Straker, John Foster

Box 1 Symons, Julian Gustave

Box 1 Tabori, Paul

Box 1 Thompson, Arthur Leonard Bell ("Francis Clifford")

Box 1 Tripp, Miles

Box 1 Truss, Leslie Seldon

Box 1 Watson, Colin

Box 1 Waugh, Hillary Baldwin

Box 1 Wheatley, Dennis Yates

Box 1 White, William Anthony Parker ("Anthony Boucher")

Box 1 Wynd, Oswald ("Gavin Black")