Down These Mean Streets a Man Must Go: Raymond Chandler's Knight

Down These Mean Streets a Man Must Go: Raymond Chandler's Knight

Down These Mean Streets a Man Must Go: Raymond Chandler's Knight

Down These Mean Streets a Man Must Go: Raymond Chandler's Knight

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Some five years before his death on March :26, 1959, Raymond Chandler was asked by the Head of Special Collections at the University of California, Los Angeles, to consider giving at least some of his manuscripts and other literary materials to the library. Chandler, at first, was reluctant, saying that most of his manuscript material had been destroyed and that he saw little value to scholars in the portion that remained. When, however, he sold his home in La Jolla, he mailed crates of manuscripts and editions of his work to the library, making it the repository for his material. At Chandler's death, Helga Greene, of the Helga Greene Literary Agency in London, became his executrix; she not only sent to the library the remaining literary materials in Chandler's possession at the time of his death, but she made a systematic search in the United States and England for other work by and about Chandler not yet in the collection. The happy result is that the Raymond Chandler Collection in the UCLA Library is of considerable importance to scholars . . .

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