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Queux, William Tufnell Le: postcard, 17 Sep 1904

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL226
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Queux, William Tufnell Le: postcard, 17 Sep 1904
Date(s): 1904
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 sheet
Name of creator(s): Queux | William Tufnell Le | 1864-1927 | author and self-publicist x Le Queux | William Tufnell


Administrative/Biographical history:

William Tufnell Le Queux was born in London in 1864, of mixed French and English parentage. Little is known for certain of his early life and education, but he began working as a journalist as a young man. His first novel was published in 1890 and he subsequently wrote more than 200 spy thrillers, crime novels and other works of popular fiction, many with an 'exotic' or cosmopolitan flavour. He travelled widely and spent long periods living in Italy and Switzerland. Le Queux was an excellent self-publicist and his work was very popular in its day, though his views on the necessity of strong armed forces and compulsory military service sometimes made him controversial.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from William Tufnell Le Queux of Castor, Peterborough to George Horsfield of the Railway Passengers Assurance Company, Hitchin, 29 May 1895. Stating that he has no necessity to renew a policy. Autograph, with signature.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

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:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

See archivist

Immediate source of acquisition:

Gift from Miss Harriet Cohen CBE.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with 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:
Aug 2008

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