L. P. Hartley manuscripts

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L. P. Hartley manuscripts

Dates: 1963-1969

Collection contains original manuscripts by Hartley, including nine original handwritten pages of "The Brickyard" from the novel "The Brickfield" as well as a autograph letter from "The Harrovian" and "Beginnings," which is a nine page reminiscing of L. P. Hartley's experience at Harrow, with some reflections on the public school life and its consequences. The manuscripts are circa 1963-1969.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Hartley, L. P. (Leslie Poles), 1895-1972
  • Call Number: MSS 6275
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the L.P. Hartley manuscripts must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation:MSS 6275; L.P. Hartley manuscripts; 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6275, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Bertram Rota, Ltd. London (routing form) in 1986.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Bertram Rota Ltd. London (routing form); 1986.
Related Material
Letters, 1958-1972; MSS 1692. Letters, 1953-1967 ; MSS SC 1246. Letters, 1953-1967; MSS SC 1245. Letters, 1951-1961 ; MSS SC 1677. Letters, 1921-1969; MSS 1525. Letter, 1941; MSS SC 2317.
Subject Terms
Harrow School; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Literature
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; Katie Connors, student processor; John Murphy, curator; 2008.
Appraisal Information
20th Century Western and Mormon Americana because Hartley's literature influenced America.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Hartley (L. P.) manuscripts
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Katie Connors, student processor; John Murphy, curator; 2008
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-02-22T12:37-0700
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Leslie Poles Hartley (1895-1972) was a British writer.

Leslie Poles Hartley was born 30 December 1895 in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. L. P. Hartley was a British writer, known for novels and short stories. His best known work is "The Go-Between." He was educated in Cliftonville, Thanet, then briefly at Clifton College and at Harrow School. In 1915 he went to Balliol College, Oxford, to read modern history. In 1916 he joined the British Army and was commissioned as an officer but for health reasons never left the United Kingdom. He returned to Oxford in 1919, where he gathered a number of literary friends. Success came with having his first writing published and becoming a reviewer after his Oxford degree. Though this gave him rapid social elevation his life remained very strained, and in 1922 he suffered a nervous breakdown. He shortly started spending much time in Venice. He died on 13 December 1972.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts