Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Hilton mss., 1934-1948, consist of letters from author James Hilton, 1900-1954, primarily to publisher Alfred Robert McIntyre, 1886-1948, at Little, Brown & Co. The correspondence begins when Hilton is still living in England and concerns his pleasure with the American edition of his Goodbye Mr. Chips. The letters continue through Hilton's permanent move to the United States in 1937 until McIntyre's death in 1948. For the most part the letters discuss publication details, finanacial arrangements, and potential new writing projects, along with some editorial suggestions and changes. Novels discussed in some detail include Random Harvest, The Story of Dr. Wessel, and Nothing So Strange.

Collection size: 102 items

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