PCL MS 087 Ellery Queen Collection
|Title||PCL MS 087 Ellery Queen Collection|
The Ellery Queen Collection consists of approximately 0.8 linear feet of manuscript materials, primarily correspondence. The collection was purchased by the Browne Popular Culture Library in 1986. Questions about the collection may be made by contacting the BPCL reference email. The collection has no restrictions placed on its use for scholarly purposes. Researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission when using all unpublished manuscripts and published works found in this collection.
|Biographical Sketch||Frederic Dannay (1905-1982) and his cousin Manfred B. Lee (1905-1971) wrote the popular Ellery Queen detective novels. Dannay and Lee collaborated on roughly thirty-five novels and hundreds of short stories. The two also wrote a number of novels under the pseudonym Barnaby Ross. In addition, the pair also wrote for film and radio. Beginning in 1941, they co-edited Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, with Dannay continuing the work after Lee's death in 1971. Dannay wrote an autobiographical novel, The Golden Summer, under his given name, Daneil Nathan.|
|Scope and Content||The Ellery Queen Collection consists of forty-three letters and postcards and letters written from 1964- 1968, between Frederic Dannay and a young aspiring author named John Teaney (writing as Kyle Montgomery). The letters and postcards contain advice on the craft of writing.|
A single letter dated 1979 from Frederic Dannay addressed to "Ned and Kathy" is also included.