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William C. Gordon manuscripts and ephemera, approximately 2004-2013.
BANC MSS 2017/246 box 1; BANC MSS 2017/246 oversize folder 1; BANC MSS 2017/246 carton 1; BANC MSS 2017/246 carton 2; ...
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Title:

William C. Gordon manuscripts and ephemera, approximately 2004-2013

Creator/Contributor:

Gordon, William C. (William Charles), 1937-, creator, creator.

Abstract:

Manuscript drafts, with comments and some correspondence, of Gordon's mystery novels, including "Flawed," "The Chinese Jars," "The Ugly Dwarf," "King of the Bottom," "Fractured Lives," "The Halls of Power," and "Unfinished." Also included is one manuscript for a short story entitled "All You Can Eat," as well as publicity posters, other publicity materials, and a few artifacts (a matchbook from The Camelot Bar, which features in Gordon's fiction and a model of a Volkswagon Bus covered with stickers relating to Gordon's books).

Date:

2004 (issued)

Subject:

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Gordon, William C. (William Charles) -- 1937- -- Archives
Gordon, William C. (William Charles) -- 1937- -- Manuscripts
Detective and mystery stories, American
Novelists, American -- California
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Fiction

Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
William C. Gordon manuscripts and ephemera, BANC MSS 2017/246, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift of William C. Gordon; 2017.
In English.
Born and raised in Southern California, William C. Gordon was the son of William L. and Anna Gordon. He attended Whittier High School and then the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied English and served as student body president. After serving in the military, Gordon returned to the Bay Area, where he studied law at the Hastings College of Law. His law practice, which lasted from 1965 until 2002, focused on representing men and women who had been injured on the job. After retiring from his legal career, Gordon began to write novels. His first novel "Flawed" was not in the mystery genre but his subsequent novels reflect a turn towards detective fiction. Gordon's San Francisco-set novels feature protagonist Samuel Hamilton. Gordon was married to writer Isabel Allende for 27 years.

Type:

Detective and mystery fiction.
Posters.
Ephemera.
Mystery and detective fiction-California-San Francisco Bay Area.
Manuscripts for publication.

Physical Description:

print
5 (4 1

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2017/246 box 1
BANC MSS 2017/246 oversize folder 1
BANC MSS 2017/246 carton 1
BANC MSS 2017/246 carton 2
BANC MSS 2017/246 carton 3
BANC MSS 2017/246 carton 4
BANC MSS 2017/246
BANC MSS 2017/246

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.