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Guide to the Duncan and Fredrika Brent Collection
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Description
Correspondence from Duncan Brent to Lawrence Clark Powell, as well as a typescript draft and other materials pertaining to Powell's publication of Le monde passé [a remembrance of Brent]. Also, a collection of the Brents' books, mainly 19th-20th century literature and Californiana. A highlight of this collection is the two volume Hollinshed's Chronicles [of England, Scotland, and Ireland] (London, 1587), one of William Shakespeare's sources for his historical plays.
Background
Joseph Duncan Kenner Brent (ca. 1907-1981) was born and reared in Baltimore, and was a graduate of the Gilman School and the University of Virginia. His grandfather was Joseph Lancaster Brent, who came to southern California before the Civil War and after whom Brentwood (in Los Angeles) is named.
Extent
0.4 linear feet (1 document box).
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
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