Alan Gabriel Barnsley Papers, 1962-1964

Overview of the Collection

Alan Gabriel Barnsley Papers
1962-1964 (inclusive)
.05 linear feet of shelf space, (1 folder)
Collection Number
Cage 5096 (collection)
Three letters from author Alan Gabriel Barnsley (pseudonym Gabriel Fielding) to literary critic Derek Stanford.
Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Pullman, WA
Telephone: 509-335-6691
Access Restrictions

This collection is open and available for research use.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Alan Gabriel Barnsley (1916-1986) was a physician and author who wrote under the pseudonym Gabriel Fielding. He was born in England in Hexham, Northumberland. He attended Trinity College at the University of Dublin (B.A., 1940), and studied medicine at St. George's Hospital in London. He wrote several novels including the one discussed in the letters in this collection, The Birthday King (1962). He served on the faculty of the Washington State University English Department beginning in 1966, attaining the rank of Professor. He retired from WSU in 1981.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection consists of three letters from novelist Alan Barnsley (pseudonym Gabriel Fielding) to literary critic Derek Stanford. In the letters, he discusses his new novel about the Holocause, The Birthday King, which Stanford was reviewing. He also writes about his friend, novelist Muriel Spark. Two of the items are autograph letters, signed, dated September 18 and November 5, 1962. The third item is a typed letter, signed, dated June 15, 1964.

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Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions apply.

Preferred Citation

[Item Description] Alan Gabriel Barnsley Papers, 1962-1964

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Acquisition Information

The Washington State University Libraries purchased this collection from Richard M. Ford, Ltd. in 2017 (MS.2017.15).

Processing Note

Cheryl Gunselman processed this collection in 2017.

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