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Manning, Matthew

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS1161
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Manning, Matthew
Date(s): [c1971-c1995]
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 10 boxes, 2 reels of film
Name of creator(s): Manning | Matthew | b 1955 | author
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue


Administrative/Biographical history:

Matthew Manning was born in 1955. He became famous with the publication of his first book, The Link" in 1974 which sold over a million copies. "The Link and In the Minds of Millions (1977) were autobiographical works which described psychic phenomena. Matthew Manning was also notable for his skill in automatic drawing (ie producing artwork in the style of other other artists).


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Matthew Manning, [1974-1990], comprising automatic drawings; drafts including of The Link, The Strangers; correspondence of Peter Bander; magazine articles about Manning and psychic phenomena.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English and German.

System of arrangement:

Box listed. Awaiting final arrangement.

Conditions governing access:

Open for research although restrictions under the Freedom of Information Act may apply to indivdual files.

Conditions governing reproduction:

May be copied according to copyright law.

Finding aids:

Catalogued on-line on the ULRLS archives catalogues.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Colin Smythe

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Imported from the Senate House catalogue and edited by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
2008/11/04; Feb 2009

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