File

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.