This collection is comprised of typescripts, galley proofs, notes, and other material by James White, an Irish author of science
fiction novels, novellas, and short stories. Primarily includes manuscripts of White’s published and unpublished works (many
contain hand annotations). Within this collection is material pertaining to the
Sector General book series that White was best known for including
Major Operation, and
Ambulance Ship. Typescripts of White’s popular short story compilations including
Deadly Litter, and
The Aliens Among Us are also included.
Irish Science Fiction writer James White was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on April 7, 1928 and died of a stroke in August
23, 1999. White spent much of his early life in Canada and lived with foster parents throughout his adolescence. He wanted
to be a pilot but was diagnosed with diabetes which ultimately severely affected his eyesight. In 1955, White married Margaret
“Peggy” Sarah Martin and the couple had three children; Patricia, Martin and Peter. White worked most of his life for aerospace
builders Short Brothers Ltd., as his writing, even though published, was never fully sufficient to support his family.
5.5 linear feet
(11 document boxes)
Copyright has not been assigned to the University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives. All
requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections
& Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the
physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by
This collection is open for research.