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Archibald Gordon Macdonell:

A Preliminary Inventory of His Papers in the Manuscript Collection at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Creator: Macdonell, A. G. (Archibald Gordon), 1895-1941
Title: Archibald Gordon Macdonell Papers
Dates: ca. 1934-1943
Extent: 4 boxes, 1 oversize folder (1.68 linear feet)
Abstract: The papers of Archibald Gordon Macdonell contain drafts of a number of his novels, works of non-fiction, and plays. Unless otherwise indicated as typescripts, the drafts are handwritten but may have some typescript pages inserted. Although Macdonell also published under the pseudonyms Neil Gordon and John Cameron, none of those works are represented here.
Language: English
Access:

Open for research




Acquisition:

Purchase, 1963 (Reg. no. 1616)

Processed by:

Hope Rider, 2004

Repository:

The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center


The papers of Archibald Gordon Macdonell contain drafts of a number of his novels, works of non-fiction, and plays. Unless otherwise indicated as typescripts, the drafts are handwritten but may have some typescript pages inserted. Although Macdonell also published under the pseudonyms Neil Gordon and John Cameron, none of those works are represented here.

Among the books present are the satirical novels Autobiography of a Cad (1939) and Lords and Masters (1936). There is one folder of maps used as research materials for his book Napoleon and His Marshals (1934). Also included is a preface for his play What Next, Baby? or Shall I Go to Tanganyika? (1939), as well as draft scripts of plays including The Fur Coat (1943) and Caledonian Market .