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Colin Fletcher Papers
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Description
This collection includes manuscripts & drafts of both Colin Fletcher's published and unpublished material, personal and business correspondence, scrapbooks and biographical material, photographs, slides & maps related to his travels and writings, as well as some audio media and realia.
Background
Colin Evan Boulton Fletcher was born in Cardiff, Wales on March 14, 1922. He was educated in England and served for six years in the Royal Marines, advancing from Marine to Captain during World War II. In 1946 he married his first wife, Sonia Mary Savage, in Bexhill, England. Together they managed a hotel in Kenya from 1947 to 1948, but in February 1951 the marriage ended in divorce, after Mr. Fletcher had already moved on to become a farmer. In July of 1952 he left Kenya to help with surveying and road building in Southern Rhodesia.
Extent
169 half cartons
Restrictions
Literary rights are gifted to the Regents, but managed by literary executor Carl Brandt, of Brandt and Hochman Literary Agents, New York.
Availability
Collection open for research.