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William Cooper Typescript

A description of the item at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: LMD
Date: 12 May 2010

Biographical History

Harry Summerfield Hoff (1910-2002) was an English author who published under the pseudonym William Cooper. He was best known for his "Scenes" series of semi-autobiographical novels.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The William Cooper Typescript consists of an eight-page typed document with corrections. The typescript, entitled "The Story of William Cooper's Scenes," discusses the surpression of Hoff's novel Scenes from Metropolitan Life due to a libel lawsuit.

The collection also contains a signed, typed letter from Hoff dated 4 March 1982 and addressed to "Dear David." In the letter, Hoff explains that the enclosed document will explain the delayed publication of Scenes from Metropolitan Life.

Arrangement of the Collection

Single item.


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Use Restrictions:

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Subject Headings


Cooper, William, 1910-2002.


Authors, English -- 20th century -- Correspondence.


London (England) -- History.

Genres and Forms




Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

William Cooper Typescript,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of David Tatham, 1982.

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