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Lenore Glen Offord papers, 1938-1942.
BANC MSS 71/104 c box 1
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Lenore Glen Offord papers, 1938-1942
Corrected manuscript and galley proofs of Clues to burn


Offord, Lenore Glen, 1905-1991, creator


Typescripts of two of Offord's novels, Murder on Russian Hill (published by Macrae-Smith Company, 1938) and Clues to Burn (published by Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1942). Murder on Russian Hill is bound and contains corrections and additions in the author's hand, including the original title, "A Little Game of Murder;" in pencil on the title page: "Has been published but parts on S.F. [i.e. San Francisco] were left out." Clues to Burn is unbound and contains corrections in the author's hand, publisher's marks (related to fonts and formatting), and publisher's mock-up of the title page in pencil. Collection also includes publisher's galley proofs of Clues To Burn, also corrected in the author's hand, and a mock-up of the cover design. Both novels feature series characters Coco and Bill Hastings.


1938 (issued)


Offord, Lenore Glen -- 1905-1991 -- Archives
Offord, Lenore Glen -- 1905-1991 -- Manuscripts
Women authors, American -- California -- Berkeley
Detective and mystery stories, American
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Fiction


Lenore Glen Offord papers, BANC MSS 71/104 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Murder on Russian Hill manuscript: Gift; of Mrs. Harold Offord, via Mrs. Helen L. Hawkins; Mar. 30, 1938.
In English.
Associated collection: Lenore Glen Offord papers, 1943-1959; Also located at; University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections & University Archives; 1299 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1299 (Ax 845).
Lenore Glen Offord (October 24, 1905-April 24, 1991) was an American mystery author and book reviewer. She was born in Spokane, Washington and attended Mills College in Oakland, California. She wrote nine novels between 1938 and 1959 and worked as a mystery reviewer for the San Francisco Chronicle for over 30 years. She was married to Harold R. Offord and was a longtime resident of Berkeley, California.


Manuscripts for publication.
Galley proofs (Printing)
Detective and mystery stories.
Mystery and detective fiction-California-San Francisco Bay Area.

Physical Description:

1 box (.4 linear feet)




BANC MSS 71/104 c box 1



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Murder on Russian Hill : Offord, Lenore Glen, : 1905-1991
Clues to burn : Offord, Lenore Glen, : 1905-1991