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Geoffrey Trease Papers

Summary Information
Title: Geoffrey Trease Papers
Dates: 1960-1965
Creator: Trease, Geoffrey, 1909-
Extent: 3 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1581
Collection contains typescripts and notes for three children's 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.


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.


Mist Over Athelney, 1964

Victory at Valmy, c1960, 1961

Word to Caesar, 1965

Biographical Sketch

Robert Geoffrey Trease was born in Nottingham, England in 1909. He attended Oxford University, but left before graduation, having decided to be an author rather than an academic. He was a prolific and distinguished creator of books for young people in a variety of genre: mystery, school stories, travel, history, and biography. He wrote similar books for adults and worked as a critic and lecturer. He died in 1998.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , vol. 101, p. 187.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains typescripts and notes for three children's 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.
  • Trease, Geoffrey, 1909-
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Mist Over Athelney 1964 
Note Sherriffs, R.S. and J.L. Stockle
London: Macmillan, 1964
Box MF 795
corrected typescript (1 p.)  Box MF 795
Victory at Valmy c1960, 1961 
Note  New York: Vanguard Press, c1960, 1961
Box MF 795
corrected typescript (carbon) (1 p.)  Box MF 795
Word to Caesar 1965 
Note  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1965
Box MF 795
author's rough notes (1 p.)  Box MF 795
manuscript (1 p.)  Box MF 795