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Finding Aid for the Sidney Herbert Burchell Papers, 1898-1932
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Sidney Herbert Burchell Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1898-1932
    Collection number: 252
    Creator: Burchell, Sidney Herbert
    Extent: 15 boxes (7.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Sidney Herbert Burchell, an English born novelist, used 17th century England as a backdrop for most of his novels. The collection contains manuscripts, typescripts, clippings, and photographs related to Burchell's life and work including manuscripts and drafts for several of his books.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Library Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Katherine Burchell Siemons, 1953 and 1955.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Sidney Herbert Burchell Papers (Collection 252). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 709521 


    Burchell, an English born novelist, used 17th century England as a backdrop for most of his novels; he came to California and used Redlands in the early days of the automobile as a locale for his book, Jacob Peek, Orange Grower (1915); his other books include: In the Days of King James (1898), The Duke's Servants (1899), Daniel Herrick (1900), My Lady of the Bass (1903), The Prisoner of Carisbrooke (1904), The Mistress of the Robes (1905), The Grip of Fear (1906), Clods and Clover (1908), and Shepherd of the People (1924).

    Scope and Content

    Collection contains manuscripts, typescripts, clippings, and photographs related to the life and work of novelist Sidney Herbert Burchell. Includes manuscripts and drafts for several of his books, some of which are: A Lost Crusoe, Music in My Life, The Ghie-maiden, and Jacob Peek, Orange Grower. Also includes a collection of 17th century maps of England and London, 19th century English children's books, and pictures used for the book jacket of Jacob Peek, Orange Grower.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Burchell, Sidney Herbert--Archives.
    Novelists, English--Archival resources. Manuscripts for publication.
    Juvenile literature--19th century.
    Maps--17th century--England.
    Manuscripts for publication.