The collection contains MSS, TSS and proofs of short story writing, novels, plays and poems.Notebooks include early drafts, plans, plot outlines and character descriptions. They also include AH’s commentary on his writing process and progress.Includes novels, novellas and screenplays; correspondence, press cuttings and review writing.
Alan Hunter Archive
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Alan Hunter (1922-2005) was the author of forty six detective novels (published 1955-1999) as part of the Inspector George Gently crime series, set in East Anglia. During the war, Hunter served as an aircraft technician in the RAF and published a collection of poetry, The Norwich Poems(1944). In 1946 he was appointed manager of the antiquarian books department of Charles Cubitt, booksellers, in Norwich, before setting up his own bookshop in the town's Maddermarket in 1950. AH submitted two scripts under pseudonyms: Millionaires are Murder under the name of Sam Latterly, 1957 and Nothing Holy under the name of James Herbert, 1969. Neither were published.
Conditions Governing Access
Other than where a specific access restriction is noted, the collection is open for consultation in the Archives Department by appointment during its advertised opening hours.
The Alan Hunter Archive was gifted to the University of East Anglia and deposited in the Archives on 9 April 2015.
Other Finding Aids
Conditions Governing Use
Reproductions can be supplied in hard copy or digital format subject to physical condition and the terms of deposit. A charge is made for this service. Copyright restrictions may apply and the advice of the Archives department should be sought for any use of reproductions other than personal research.