Collection ID: LMC 1059
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Collection context

Summary

Creator:
Bates, H. E. (Herbert Ernest), 1905-1974
Abstract:
The Bates mss., 1926-1932, consists of the writings and letters of English author Herbert Ernest Bates, 1905-1974.
Extent:
0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Language:
English
Preferred citation:

[Item], Bates mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Background

Biographical / Historical:

Herbert Ernest Bates, 1905-1974, was born on May 16, 1905, in Rushden, England. After graduating from Kettering Grammar School, he worked as a reporter in Wellingborough. He published his first work of fiction, a play entitled The Last Bread, in 1926, and then began writing and publishing full-time. His best-known works include My Uncle Silas (1939), Fair Stood the Wind for France (1944), The Scarlet Sword (1950), Love for Lydia (1952), and The Darling Buds of May (1958). Many of his stories portray rural life in the English Midlands, particularly Northamptonshire, where Bates grew up. Some of Bates' work was adapted for film and television, including The Purple Plain (1947) and The Darling Buds of May (1958), adapted as The Mating Game (1959). Bates was also a gardener and wrote many books on flowers. He died in Canterbury on January 29, 1974.

Scope and Content:

The Bates mss., 1926-1932, are writings and letters of English author Herbert Ernest Bates, 1905-1974.

Acquisition information:
Purchase: 1958
Arrangement:

The collection is arranged chronologically, followed by a list of items mounted in books.

Physical location:
Lilly - Stacks

Access

RESTRICTIONS:

This collection is open for research.

TERMS OF ACCESS:

Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the curator.

PREFERRED CITATION:

[Item], Bates mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
1200 East Seventh Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-5500, USA
CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
CONTACT:
(812) 855-2452
liblilly@indiana.edu