Guide to the Alan Gabriel Barnsley Papers 1962-1964
Cage 5096

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Alan Gabriel Barnsley Papers
ID
Cage 5096
Date [inclusive]
1962-1964
Extent
1.0 folder
General Physical Description note
.05 linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
Three letters from author Alan Gabriel Barnsley (pseudonym Gabriel Fielding) to literary critic Derek Stanford.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Alan Gabriel Barnsley Papers, 1962-1964

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Alan Gabriel Barnsley (1916-1986) was a physician and author who wrote under the pseudonym Gabriel Fielding. He was born in England in Hexham, Northumberland. He attended Trinity College at the University of Dublin (B.A., 1940), and studied medicine at St. George's Hospital in London. He wrote several novels including the one discussed in the letters in this collection, The Birthday King (1962). He served on the faculty of the Washington State University English Department beginning in 1966, attaining the rank of Professor. He retired from WSU in 1981.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of three letters from novelist Alan Barnsley (pseudonym Gabriel Fielding) to literary critic Derek Stanford. In the letters, he discusses his new novel about the Holocaust, The Birthday King, which Stanford was reviewing. He also writes about his friend, novelist Muriel Spark. Two of the items are autograph letters, signed, dated September 18 and November 5, 1962. The third item is a typed letter, signed, dated June 15, 1964.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2017

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The Washington State University Libraries purchased this collection from Richard M. Ford, Ltd. in 2017 (MS.2017.15).

Processing Information note

Cheryl Gunselman processed this collection in 2017.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Alfred Borello Papers, 1946-1988 (Cage 593).

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Fielding, Gabriel -- Correspondence
  • Stanford, Derek -- Correspondence

Subject(s)

  • Authors, English -- 20th century -- Correspondence
  • Literature

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