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Mackenzie, Sir Edward Montague Compton

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 SL 63, SL V 64, SL V 65, SL V 66, SL V 67, SL V 68
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Mackenzie, Sir Edward Montague Compton
Date(s): 1911-1931
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 volumes, 4 bundles
Name of creator(s): Mackenzie | Sir | Edward Montague Compton | 1883-1972 | Knight | writer
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Edward Montague Compton Mackenzie was born in West Hartlepool on 17 January 1883. He received his education from St Paul's, London and Magdalen College, Oxford University, where he read Modern History. While at Oxford, Mackenzie founded and edited a magazine called the Oxford Point of View. He also became business manager for the Oxford University Dramatic Society.


Scope and content/abstract:

Holograph manuscripts. SL V 63 is Carnival (1911). SL V 64 is Poor Relations (1918-1919). SL V 65 is The Seven Ages of Woman (1922-1923). SL V 66 is The Parson's Progress (1923). SL V 67 is The Three Couriers (1928) and SL V 68 is Our Street (1931) . Also contains some correspondence relating to the publication and purchasing of the manuscripts.

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Conditions governing access:

Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

University of London Library, The Sterling library: a catalogue of the printed books and literary manuscripts collected by Sir Louis Sterling and presented by him to the University of London, Cambridge, (1954).

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Allied Materials

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Stanford University Library, California, USA, holds correspondence and literary papers; the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, has a manuscript of Gallipoli memoirs and miscellaneous correspondence (Ref: MSS 10791-95), letters to John Davenport, 1940-1962 (Ref: Acc 7007), letters to H Aubrey Gentry, 1924-1963 (Ref: Accs 8102, 8199, 8302), letters to Brian Hill, [1945]-1970; the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center Library, University of Texas at Austin, USA, contains manuscripts and correspondence; The King's School, Canterbury, holds a manuscript of Sinister Street; the Royal Society of Literature has letters from Compton Mackenzie to the Society, 1945-1967; the British Library, London, contains correspondence with the Society of Authors, 1921-1955 (Ref: Add MSS 63286 A, B); Birmingham University Information Services holds correspondence with Francis Brett Young (Ref: FBY), and a notebook used as a student at Magdalen College, Oxford University (Ref: MSS 5/iv/16).

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Date(s) of descriptions:
1999-07-29 Simon McKeon, 2000-06-23 Sarah Aitchison

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