Texas Archival Resources Online

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I. Works

University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Archibald Gordon Macdonell:

A Preliminary Inventory of His Papers in the Manuscript Collection at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center



Creator: Macdonell, A. G. (Archibald Gordon), 1895-1941
Title: Archibald Gordon Macdonell Papers
Dates: ca. 1934-1943
Abstract: The papers of Archibald Gordon Macdonell contain drafts of a number of his novels, works of non-fiction, and plays. Unless otherwise indicated as typescripts, the drafts are handwritten but may have some typescript pages inserted. Although Macdonell also published under the pseudonyms Neil Gordon and John Cameron, none of those works are represented here.
Extent: 4 boxes, 1 oversize folder (1.68 linear feet)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Scope and Contents

The papers of Archibald Gordon Macdonell contain drafts of a number of his novels, works of non-fiction, and plays. Unless otherwise indicated as typescripts, the drafts are handwritten but may have some typescript pages inserted. Although Macdonell also published under the pseudonyms Neil Gordon and John Cameron, none of those works are represented here.

Among the books present are the satirical novels Autobiography of a Cad (1939) and Lords and Masters (1936). There is one folder of maps used as research materials for his book Napoleon and His Marshals (1934). Also included is a preface for his play What Next, Baby? or Shall I Go to Tanganyika? (1939), as well as draft scripts of plays including The Fur Coat (1943) and Caledonian Market.

Return to the Table of Contents


Restrictions

Access:

Open for research

Return to the Table of Contents


Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Purchase, 1963 (Reg. no. 1616)

Processed by:

Hope Rider, 2004

Return to the Table of Contents


Container List

 

Series I. Works

Subseries A. Books
Autobiography of a Cad (novel, 1939)
Box Folder
1 1 "Original manuscript"
2 "Odd manuscript pages"
3 The Crew of the Anaconda (novel, 1940)
4 England, Their England (novel, 1933), correspondence only
5 Flight From a Lady (novel, 1939)
Box Folder
2 1 How Like an Angel (novel, 1934)
2 Lords and Masters (novel, 1936)
3 My Scotland (non-fiction, 1937)
* Napoleon and His Marshals (non-fiction, 1934), research material (*removed to oversize folder)
Subseries B. Plays
Box Folder
3 1 Blue Book Script "old version," "discarded pages"
2-4 Caledonian Market, handwritten drafts
5 The Fur Coat (1943)
6 Miranda
Box Folder
4 1 Shall I Go to Prague?
2-4 A Thousand Ships, or Red and Blue Make Purple
5 What Next, Baby? or Shall I Go to Tanganyika? (1939), preface

Return to the Table of Contents