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John Rowe Townsend papers

Summary Information
Title: John Rowe Townsend papers
Dates: 1965-1975
Creator: Townsend, John Rowe
Extent: 25 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1580
Abstract:
Collection contains typescripts for four children's books, a galley proof for one, and notes for two books.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.

Copyright:

This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.


Arrangement

Good Night, Prof, Dear, 1971

Intruder, The, 1970

Noah's Castle, 1975

Summer People, The, 1972

Widdershins Crescent, 1965


Biographical Sketch

John Rowe Townsend was born in Leeds, England in 1922. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Emmanuel College, Cambridge, worked as a journalist for the Manchester Guardian , and began his career as a children's book writer in his late thirties. He writes books for both children and young adults; his work has been praised in England, the United States, and other countries.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , vol. 132, pp.203-224.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains typescripts for four children's books, a galley proof for one, and notes for two books.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Townsend, John Rowe
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Good Night, Prof, Dear 1971 
Note  Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1971
Box MF 794
typescript, corrected (179 p.)  Box MF 794
 
typescript, corrected carbon with front matter (159 p.)  Box MF 794
 
galley proof, corrected (157 p.)  Box MF 794
 
Intruder, The 1970 
Note  Philadelphia: Lipincott, 1970
Box MF 794
typescript, corrected (206 p.)  Box MF 794
 
photostat of illustrations (10 p.)  Box MF 794
 
notes (25 p.)  Box MF 794
 
Noah's Castle 1975 
Note  London: Oxford, 1975
Box MF 794
typescript, corrected (235 p.)  Box MF 794
 
Summer People, The 1972 
Note  Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1972
Box MF 794
typescript, corrected (202 p.)  Box MF 794
 
Widdershins Crescent 1965 
Note  London: Hutchinson, 1965
Box MF 794
notes, made before and during writing of book (15 p.)  Box MF 794