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Finding Aid to the C.S. Forester Papers, 1940-1964
BANC MSS 72/250 c  
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Description
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Papers (1940-1964, bulk undated) contain manuscripts for Forester's writings in a variety of genres, both published and unpublished.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 corrected drafts.
Background
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 death.
Extent
Number of containers: 3 cartons, 1 box, 5 volumes, 2 oversize folders Linear feet: 6.2 linear feet
Restrictions
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.
Availability
Collection is open for research.