This collection contains manuscripts,
correspondence, and other material pertaining to the personal and professional life of
Margaret St. Clair, an American science fiction writer. Includes a number of published and
unpublished manuscripts in the science fiction genre as well as professional correspondence
between St. Clair and publishers. Photographs, certificates, and other material pertaining
to St. Clair’s personal and family life are also included.
Margaret St. Clair was born on February 17, 1911 in Kansas. Her fascination with science
fiction writings began at a young age and in 1928 her family relocated to California, where
she attended UC Berkeley to study classical writing. Shortly after her graduation in 1932
she married fellow writer Eric (Raymond) St. Clair. In 1945, St. Clair finished her first
short story “Rocket to Limbo” which was later published in 1946. Over the course of her
career St. Clair wrote and published over 100 short stories, some under the name Wilton
Hazzard or Idris Seabright, and also published several novels. St. Clair passed away in 1995
in Santa Rosa, California.
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