Donald Bengtsson Hamilton (1916-1924) created the Matt Helm series of detective novels, wrote western novels and other books,
and contributed articles on hunting, yachting, and photography to magazines. The collection consists of Hamilton's correspondence,
articles, various editions of his books, manuscripts, worksheets, and galleys of his published and unpublished work.
Donald Bengtsson Hamilton was born on March 24, 1916 in Uppsala, Sweden; came to the U.S. in 1924; BS, University of Chicago,
1938; created Matt Helm series of detective novels, beginning with Death of a citizen (1960); contributed articles on hunting, yachting, and photography to magazines; also wrote western novels and other books,
including The big country (1957), Texas fever (1960), and Donald Hamilton on guns and hunting (1970).
155 boxes (77.5 linear ft.)
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