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James Decker Mack and the Writing of Matthew Flinders, 1774-1814

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0048
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.

Chronology

1961-1983

Dates

  • 1961 to 1983

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection housed remotely. Users need to contact 24 hours in advance.

Conditions Governing Use

Collection is open for research.

Extent

2 boxes ; 1 linear foot

Overview

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).

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.

Arrangement

The material in this collection is arranged by format.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by author

Related Materials

910.4 F662zm Matthew Flinders, 1774-1814 Mack, James D. (James Decker), 1916-
Title
James Decker Mack and the Writing of Matthew Flinders, 1774-1814
Status
completed
Author
Special Collections Staff
Date
1991-01-28
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2012-02-15: Finding aid revised by Arielle Willett

Repository Details

Part of the Lehigh University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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