The Jessica Brett Young Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The papers deal largely with matters relating to the death of Jessica's husband, Francis Brett Young, the publication of his novels and of her biography of him and with financial affairs.

Administrative / Biographical History

Jessica Brett Young (ne Hankinson), d. 1970 was the wife of Francis Brett Young, novelist, fl 1905-1970. She wrote a biography of her husband which was published under the title Francis Brett Young : a biography, London, Heinemann, 1962.

Reference: Deposit information

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Access to all registered researchers.

Acquisition Information

The papers of Jessica Brett Young were bequeathed to Birmingham University Library in 1971.

Other Finding Aids

A catalogue to file level is available in electronic format on the Access to Archives (A2A) Website at: http://www.a2a.pro.gov.uk/

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the University Archivist, Special Collections. Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Special Collections will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

Related Material

University of Birmingham Information Services, Special Collections Department also holds the papers of Francis Brett Young (GB 150 FBY). This collection includes literary correspondence to both Francis Brett Young and Jessica Brett Young.

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