The MacKenzie manuscript

Scope and Content

Typescript, with manuscript corrections, of Dickens. A life by Norman and Jeanne MacKenzie, subsequently published by Oxford University Press in 1979.

Administrative / Biographical History

After twenty years as assistant editor of the New Statesman Norman MacKenzie came to the University of Sussex in 1963. He was the founding Director of the Centre for Educational Technology, was later Director of the School of Education and Chairman of Education, and retired in 1983. Both he and his wife Jeanne published separately in diverse fields, but they also collaborated on several biographical works, The time traveller, the life of H. G. Wells (1973), The first Fabians (1977) and The Diary of Beatrice Webb (edited in 4 volumes, 1982-85), as well as the life of Charles Dickens represented here.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Donated by Norman and Jeanne MacKenzie in August 1979.


Prepared by John Farrant, September 2002.

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