Sir Max Pemberton Papers

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Sir Max Pemberton papers
Creator: Pemberton, Max, 1863-1950
Call Number: A.P39
Dates: 1900-1912
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Related Materials
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: Sir Max Pemberton papers
Creator: Pemberton, Max, 1863-1950
Call Number: A.P39
Dates: 1900-1912
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Sir Max Pemberton was a British journalist, editor, novelist, and biographer, born June 19, 1863. In 1884, Pemberton married Alice Agnes Tussaud, granddaughter of wax sculpture, Madame Marie Tussaud (1761-1850), and daughter of Joseph Tussaud. Pemberton was educated at Cambridge before going on to join the staff of Vanity Fair in 1885 and then serving as the first editor of the magazine for boys, Chum. From 1896 until 1906, Pemberton served as the editor of Cassell's Magazine. His most famous published works were The Iron Plate, 1893, and Captain Black, 1911. In addition to his literary career, Pemberton was a member 'Our Society' criminology literary society, along with literary contemporaries, Bertram Fletcher Robinson and Arthur Conan Doyle. In 1920, Pemberton founded the London School of Journalism. He was a biographer of Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe (1865-1922), and Sir Frederick Henry Royce, 1st Baronet (1863-1933), founder of the Rolls-Royce company. Pemberton died February 22, 1950 in London.

Scope and Content
The Sir Max Pemberton Papers are comprised of one box containing autograph manuscripts of two novels by Sir Max Pemberton (1863-1950), 'Captain Black', published in 1911, and 'The Virgin Fortress', published in 1912. There is also a letter to J. J. Dahle, dated August 28, 1900. Acquired by purchase (Bertram Rota, September 6, 1968)

Subject(s):
Novels
Pemberton, Max, 1863-1950
Authors, English
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was purchased September 6, 1968Access
The Sir Max Pemberton papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Sir Max Pemberton papers, A.P39, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
Other collections in the Department of Rare Books & Special Collections relating to the Sir Max Pemberton Papers are:

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Other resources outside of the Department of Rare Books & Special Collections relating to the Sir Max Pemberton Papers are:

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Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
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Content List
Box 1, Folder 1Letter from Sir Max Pemberton to J.J. Dahle, August 28, 1900
Box 1, Folder 2Autographed manuscript, "Captain Black", 1911
Box 1, Folder 3Autographed manuscript, "The Virgin Fortress", 1912


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