Tucker, James (1929- )

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The James Tucker collection consists of manuscripts, printed material, and correspondence.

Manuscripts consists of typescript copies of scripts for Burster (1966), Honourable Estates (1966), The Alias Man (1968), Message Ends (1969), Contract Lost (1970), Young Men May Die (1970), A Walk at Night (1971), Up from the Grave (1971), and Double Take (1972), as well as a typescript copy of a short story titled “Intruder” (1971). The series also includes drafts and proofs for Tucker’s novels Take (1990), Club (1991), Astride a Grave (1993), Gospel (1994), In Good Hands (1994), and Roses, Roses (1999), all written under the pseudonym Bill James.

Printed material includes a poster for the film The Magus (1968); newspaper clippings used for research; and miscellaneous brochures, applications, and mailings.

Correspondence consists of letters with Tucker’s publishers and agent ranging from 1959 to 1967, as well as correspondence with Housing departments for research from 1963 to 1965. The series also includes letters relating to his films Young Men May Die (1970) and A Walk at Night (1971) with publishers and agents, ranging from 1967 to 1970.

Notable Figures
1. Craig, David (pseud.)
Associated Subjects
1. Mystery and Suspense Fiction Subject Guide
2. Literary Collections Subject Guide
3. Radio Subject Guide
4. Authors, Welsh
5. English literature – Welsh authors
6. English literature – 20th century