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Finding Aid for the Norman Douglas Papers, 1879-1952
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Description
George Norman Douglas (1868-1952) was a British author, scientist, diplomat, and editor. The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, corrected proofs, and notebooks related to Douglas' early scientific interests and literary career.
Background
George Norman Douglas was born December 8, 1868 in Falkenhorst, Thuringen, Austria; recognized as British author, scientist, diplomat, and editor; began writing career composing zoological texts while in foreign service; published first work of fiction, Unprofessional tales (1901), under pseudonym Normyx; contributor and assistant editor, English review; best known as novelist and travel writer; greatest American success was with novel, South wind (1917); other novels and publications include Siren land (1911), Old Calabria (1928), Looking back (1933), Late harvest (1946); died on the island of Capri, 1952.
Extent
17 boxes (8.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Copyright of unpublished letters by Norman Douglas is owned by the author's estate and represented by the Society of Authors, 84 Drayton Gardens, London, SW10 9SB.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.