The C.S. Forester Papers (1940-1964, bulk undated) contain
manuscripts for Forester's writings in a variety of genres, both published and unpublished.
Most materials appear to be final typescripts, although some works exist in multiple or
C.S. Forester (1899-1966) was an author and historian best known for his tales of seafaring
life. His most famous works are the 11-volume Horatio Hornblower series, set during the era
of the Napoleonic Wars, and the novel The African Queen,
adapted into a film by John Huston in 1951. Born in Cairo to British parents and educated in
England, Forester settled in California at the end of World War II, where he lived until his
Number of containers: 3 cartons, 1 box, 5 volumes, 2 oversize folders
Linear feet: 6.2 linear feet
Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17,
U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of
University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and
publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials
protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of
the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited
without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively
with the user.
Collection is open for research.