Manuscript notes and press cuttings

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 CEM/3/1
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 GC14331.
      GB 133 I, 9.
  • Dates of Creation
      c.1899-1924
  • Physical Description
      228 pieces.

Scope and Content

Bundle containing very rough manuscript notes, largely on the theme of politics, the Boer War, World War I and war in general; including quotes, possible drafts for essays and articles and background material for stories, an account of CEM's experiences when enlisting for the war, his opinions on war decorations, and various other rough notes. Some of the notes may be linked to those in CEM/2/1/9/4, which form background material for Rough Justice. Also included are some press cuttings of CEM's work, eg. book reviews (largely war books) and war articles, and a printed pamphlet: `Shootings at Dawn: the Army Death Penalty at Work' by Ernest Thurtle, M.P (n.d.) sent by the printers "for favour of review".

Arrangement

The notes appear to be in quite random order, but have been left as they were found and each piece given a running number.