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F. Van Wyck Mason Manuscripts

A description of the collection at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Mason, F. van Wyck (Francis van Wyck), 1901-1978.
Title: F. Van Wyck Mason Manuscripts
Inclusive Dates: before 1964.
Quantity: 2.25 linear ft.
Abstract: Manuscripts of the American historian and novelist.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Francis Van Wyck Mason (1901–1978) was an American historian and novelist. He traveled extensively as a young man and then turned to writing. Over his career, which spanned more than 50 years, he published 65 novels, including several spy/adventure novels featuring adventurer Hugh North.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The F. Van Wyck Mason Manuscripts includes typescripts and manuscripts.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is unprocessed and remains in original order.

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Access Restrictions

The collection is currently unprocessed and not available for research. Please contact Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Mason, F. van Wyck (Francis van Wyck), 1901-1978.
North, Hugh (Fictitious character)


Historians -- United States -- 20th century.
Novelists, American -- 20th century.
Spy stories.

Genres and Forms

Manuscripts for publication.



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

F. Van Wyck Mason Manuscripts,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of F. Van Wyck Mason, 1964, 1968.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 22 Apr 2010
Revision history:

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