James Decker Mack and the Writing of Matthew Flinders, 1774-1814
Scope and Contents
This collection contains correspondence concerning the development and publication of the book, including the publisher Thomas Nelson & Sons, Ltd., The American Philosophical Society (who gave Mack a grant), and Sir Gavin de Beer, who arranged the grant.
- 1961 to 1983
- Mack, James D. (James Decker), 1916- (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection housed remotely. Users need to contact 24 hours in advance.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection is open for research.
Biographical / Historical
James Mack was born in 1916, and graduated from Lehigh in 1938. He was employed by Lehigh as a librarian beginning in 1946, and retired as Director of Libraries in 1978.
2 boxes ; 1 linear foot
Language of Materials
The material includes correspondence re the development and publication of Mack's book Matthew Flinders, 1774-1814. Melbourne: Nelson (Australia), 1966. It includes files on the publisher, Thomas Nelson & Sons, Ltd.; the American Philosophical Society, who gave Mack a grant to do research; & Sir Gavin de Beer-who arranged the grant. Also included are Mack's note cards for the book, arranged by date (1801-1814).
The material in this collection is arranged by format.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by author
- James Decker Mack and the Writing of Matthew Flinders, 1774-1814
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