Lecture notes

Scope and Content

This subseries comprises of two files containing notes and other related material compiled by Harold Blundell for his many public lectures and other appearances. The notes themselves appear to have been written to provide an outline for his talks and appear in both typescript and handwritten form. Blundell's lecture notes address many topics, mainly literary, and with particular regard to criminal history and the crime novel. There are also notes which appear to have been compiled for addressing creative writing workshops, in which he tackles themes ranging from how to write a murder mystery to getting work published abroad. The files also include related correspondence as well as press cuttings, additional notes and other material.


Although both files BLU/4/3/1 and BLU/4/3/2 contain significant amounts of extra material, it is unclear whether it was intended to be retained within the original files labelled 'Lecture Notes' as they were deposited at the Library. For these reasons the two items have been brought together into this subseries, and arranged according to the form of the original two files.