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C. S. Forester, 1899-1966
Literary File, Photography Collection

1,308 items (1 box)

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


Table of Contents

Scope and Contents
Item List
Index of Photographers

Scope and Contents

The C. S. Forester Literary File consists of 1,308 photographs (116 loose prints, 710 prints and 324 negatives in 6 albums, 74 glass slides, and 84 nitrate negatives), most of which are images of Forester and members of his family. 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This file forms a part of the Literary File Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.

*Items are located in PH:LF:Forester, C. S., Box, unless otherwise indicated.


Item List

Container Accession / P No. Description
*P1-P9, P10A-P10F, P11-P14, P15A-P15E, P16-P17, P18A-P18B, P19-P28, P29A-P29D Images of Forester.
* P30A-P30C, P31A-P31B, P32, P33A-P33D, P34-P38Images of Forester with his family in various places.
* P39Group portrait of ten children at Camberwell S.C.C. infants school (Forester is the boy on the end on the ground).
*P40 Snapshot of Forester with three unidentified men; inscribed on verso (in part): "Journey through France / 1932" (duplicate of P73E).
*P41Snapshot of Forester with his family, dated on verso "1935 or 36."
* P42Snapshot of Jack Ballard and Forester, August 1936.
* P43Snapshot of Forester and his sons John and George, summer 1944.
*P44-P53, P54A-P54B Images of Forester with unidentified people in various places.
*P56 Portrait of Kitty Belcher (Forester's first wife) as a 10 year old girl, in costume.
*P57 Graduation portrait of Kitty Belcher (Forester's first wife), 1924.
*P58-P61 Snapshots of Kitty Belcher (Forester's first wife) as an adult.
*P62 Snapshot of Kitty, John and George Forester in a boat.
*P63 Portrait of George Forester.
* P64Portrait of the Belcher family, 1919.
*P65 Portrait of Frank Belcher at age 18, in uniform, 1917.
*P66 Portrait of "Geoff Belcher, left / Reg. Barham" (2 young men in suits).
*P67 Portrait of Dorothy Beale; signed by the photographer, 1937.
*P68 Portrait of Norma Wagner; signed by the photographer; signed presentation (on image) from Norma to Cecil.
*P69 Mounted portrait of "Lillian" (a young woman).
*P70 Snapshot of an unidentified woman (Kitty Belcher?).
*P72Snapshot of a canoe and tent of ten used by the Foresters.
* P73A-P73Z26 snapshots depicting 13 views of France (2 copies each of 9 views and 3 copies each of 2 views; P73E is a duplicate of P40).
PH:LF:Albums:Forester, C. S., 1 [was P151]Gray album containing 47 photographic prints; signed presentation (on p. [1]) to "Cecil and Dorothy" (Forester and his second wife) from A. W. Clarke, March 1952.
PH:LF:Albums:Forester, C. S., 2[was P152] Red velveteen album containing 22 photographic prints taken on a cruise .
PH:LF:Albums:Forester, C. S., 3 [was P153]Blue album containing 45 photographic prints (4 laid in) and 3 negatives (laid in); label adhered to front cover: "Jamaica. 1951? / With Clarkes." Views of Jamaica as well as various European countries.
PH:LF:Albums:Forester, C. S., 4 [was P154]Tan album containing 19 photographic prints; label adhered to front cover: "Hellenic Cruise / 'Agamennon' [sic] / April 1959 / Clarkes."
PH:LF:Albums:Forester, C. S., 5 [was P155]Black album containing 486 photographic prints and 321 negatives of travels in the U.S., Mexico, Europe, and the West Indies, from January 1954 to December 1959.
PH:LF:Albums:Forester, C. S., 6[was P156] Rust-colored album containing 91 photographic prints; handwritten label on cover: "Spain. / Bill Clark's photoes. [sic] / 1960."
PH:FC-24:DR-01P75-P148 74 lantern slides of "Annie Marble."
NV:LF BoxesP74 84 nitrate negatives depicting travels in France.


Index of Photographers

Adams, Ansel, 1902- --P24-P27
Armand (San Francisco, Calif.)--P52
Bermuda News Bureau--P20-P22
Clarke, Bill--Album 6
Fox Photos Ltd.--P33A-P33D, P34
Globe Press Photo Service--P9
Kellaway, Aubrey--P57
Kolb Bros.--Album 5
Lester, Gene--P35
McBean, Angus, 1904- --P67
Miles, Milton E.--P29A-P29D, P47-P50
Mitchell, Herbert, 1898-1980--P68
MotorBoat--P14, P46
Phillips, Robert, 1926?-1990--P54A-P54B
Piaz, Teddy--P69
Stanley Kramer Productions--P17, P18A-P18B
Sutro, Barbara--P15A-P15E
Treble, Charles F.--P65
United States. Navy--P16
Wright (Norwich, England)--P2


C. S. Forester Literary File Finding Aid
(Last modified: 17 March 2008)

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