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

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0048

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.

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.

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.

Extent

2 boxes ; 1 linear foot

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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).

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
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Lehigh University Special Collections Repository

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