Cortland Fitzsimmons (1893-1949) was a screenwriter and novelist. The collection consists of manuscripts by Fitzsimmons including
The Battle of Britain,
Death rings the bell,
Sow the wind,
To victory, and
With him who sings.
Fitzsimmons was born on June 19, 1893 in Richmond Hill, Long Island, New York; attended Miner's Business Academy, Brooklyn
(1912-13), New York University (1916-17), and the College of the City of New York (1923-24); was clerk, and later export manager
for McKesson & Robbins, New York City (1916-18); owned a book shop (1918-19), became a salesman for publishers Baker & Taylor
(1920-24) and for American News Company (1924-29); sales manager for Viking Press (1929-34); after 1934, worked as screenwriter
and novelist; published works include Better bridge (1928), The Bainbridge murder (1932), 70,000 witnesses (1931), The girl in the cage (1939), One man's poison (1940), The evil men do (1941), and Tied for murder (1943); he died on July 25, 1949.
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