Scope and Content

File of biographical information relating to the life and literature of Harold Blundell. Included are sets of note cards (5 pieces) detailing the contents of the collection; an undated letter from Peter McNiven to Brenda [Scragg] of the JRUL on Harold Blundell's honorary degree ceremony in 1959 with an enclosed two-page extract from the University of Manchester Gazette, no. 25 (September 1959) listing the graduands; draft biographical pieces on Harold Blundell and his collection (3 pieces) in handwritten and typescript form, probably compiled at the JRUL; a photocopied extract from the Manchester Evening News, 20 March 1962, announcing Blundell's retirement from Martins Bank; photocopied entries for George Bellairs from the Encyclopedia of mystery and detection, pp. 22-3, and Twentieth century crime and mystery writers, pp. 93-5; and a report on the funeral of Harold Blundell with an obituary from the Manx Star, 30 April 1982.