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Peter Cheyney, d. 1951
Literary File, Photography Collection

157 items (2 boxes)

Acquisition: Internal transfers
Access: Open for research
Processed by: Susan McClellan and Mary Foster, 2006
RLIN Record ID: None


Table of Contents

Scope and Contents
Item List
Index of Photographers

Scope and Contents

The Peter Cheyney Literary File consists of 157 photographs, the bulk of which are publicity portraits of Cheyney, including some with multiple prints. There are also images of his wives and various other people. An index at the end of this guide lists photographers whose work is featured in this file. Further descriptions of some items are available in a card catalog in the repository.

This file forms a part of the Literary File Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.


Item List

Container Accession / P No.              Description
Box 1P1-P7 Left profile bust portrait of Cheyney in a slouch hat (7 prints of the same image).
Box 1 P83/4 left profile bust portrait of Cheyney in a hat.
Box 1P9-P19 3/4 left profile bust portrait of Cheyney, seated at a table, a pen in his right hand poised to write (11 prints of the same image).
Box 1P20-P23 Portrait of Cheyney, seated in front of a display of French translations of his books (4 photographic postcards of the same image).
Box 1P24-P73 3/4 left profile portrait of Cheyney superimposed on an illustration of shelves of his books (49 photographic postcards of the same image).
Box 1P74-P87 3/4 left profile bust portrait of Cheyney in a check cap and sheepskin coat (12 prints of the same image).
Box 2 P88-P903/4 left profile portrait of Cheyney, seated, with a monocle around his neck (3 prints of the same image).
Box 2P91-P99 Left profile bust portrait of Cheyney with his right hand touching the right side of his chin (9 prints of the same image).
Box 2P100 3/4 left profile bust portrait of Cheyney, chin in right hand.
Box 2P101 Full front portrait of Cheyney, seated, chin in left hand, holding a cigarette.
Box 2 P102-P106, P106A, P107Full front bust portrait of Cheyney, chin in right hand, holding a cigarette (7 prints of the same image).
Box 2P108 Snapshot of Cheyney outdoors, leaning against a fence.
Box 2P109 Portrait of Cheyney standing beside bookshelves with copies of his books.
Box 2P110 Portrait of Cheyney, seated, with legs crossed, wearing a monocle.
Box 2P111 Portrait of Cheyney, wearing a monocle, seated at a desk, with a pen in his right hand, and his left thumb touching his lips.
Box 2P112-P113 Portraits of Cheyney as a young man with his (first?) wife.
Box 2P114-P121 Portraits of Cheyney as a middle-aged man with his (second?) wife, all taken on the same occasion either inside or on the grounds of a palace.
Box 2P122-P124 Portrait of Cheyney as a middle-aged man and his (second?) wife, seated at a table on board R.M.S. Queen Elizabeth (3 prints of the same image).
Box 2P125-P128 Portraits of Cheyney as a middle-aged man with his (third?) wife.
Box 2P129-P139 Images of Cheyney with various, mostly unidentified people.
Box 2P140 Full length portrait of Cheyney's (second?) wife, outdoors.
Box 2P141-P144 4 variant bust portraits of Cheyney's (second?) wife.
Box 2P145 Image of Cheyney's (second?) wife with 2 unidentified women.
Box 2P146-P149 Snapshots of unidentified people.
Box 2P150-P151 Image of a black and white cat (P150) and a dog with a white kitten (P151).
Box 2P152 View of Grove Place, Lymington, Hampshire; mounted on p. [3] of a folded card; printed inscription on p. [1]: "Christmas / 1948"; handwritten inscription on p. [2] signed: "Joan and Dennis."
Box 2 P153Snapshot of a fireplace.
Box 2P154 Image of bookshelves with books (by Cheyney?).
Box 2P155 Snapshot of a valley.
Box 2 P156 Color transparency of Cheyney's casket.


Index of Photographers

Buckley, Anthony, photographer--P100-P106, P106A, P107, P141-P144
Buisson, Paul, photographer--P135-P137, P145
Burlot, Theo--P129
Elliott & Fry--P8-P19
Gee & Watson Ltd.--P150, P154
London News Agency--P109, P126
Morgan, Charles H., photographer--P139
Papillon (Paris, France)--P111, P127
Pictorial Press--P128
Studio de France--P112
Tanqueray, Paul--P1-P7, P74-P87
Wilding, Dorothy, 1893-1976--P88-P99


Peter Cheyney Literary File Finding Aid
(Last modified: 10 July 2007)

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