McLeave, Hugh (1923-2009)
The Hugh McLeave collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, professional and research material, notebooks and diaries, and other items.
Manuscripts include drafts of books, scripts, and numerous notes. Books include A Moment of Truth; Judgment Day; Cameron's Way; The Bent Pyramid; A Touch of the Sun; Overmatter; The Underlying Cause; Where the Heart Is; Lifelines; Nature Morte Sur Fond Noir; After the Fall; and French Leave. Scripts include the teleplay Self-Portrait; the screenplay The Double Helix; The Bonaparte Plot; The Icarus Threat; and Error of Judgment. Some drafts also include ancillary material such as correspondence and printed material; these include Home and Dry; The Risk Takers; Under the Icefall; A Man and his Mountain: The Life and Times of Paul Cezanne; The Life and Death of Liam Faulds; The Sword and the Scale; Who Pray Together Stay Together; Rogues in the Gallery; A Borderline Case; Only Gentlemen Can Play; No Face in the Mirror; and Cameron's Way. Also present are notes for several unpublished works.
Correspondence in the collection is almost all professional in nature and includes letters with British and American literary agents, publishers, and others. Also included are letters regarding research and drafts of several of McLeave's works; letters from McLeave to various Scottish libraries and other institutions throughout Europe regarding research material; and a letter from U.S. Bajpai inviting McLeave to India to review India's developments of harnessing atomic energy in 1965. Overall, the correspondence dates from the 1960s to the 1980s.
Printed material includes articles and online bibliographies about McLeave and his career.
Professional and research material includes research files, manuscript fragments, published articles, notes, correspondence, and background material.
About sixty diaries, notebooks, and daily planners from 1956 to 1996 have been collected.
Other material in the collection includes a compact disc containing McLeave's website, a list of unpublished books, and pictures; thirty maps of the Indian sub-continent; a travel itinerary for McLeave's trip to India as the chief science correspondent for The Daily Mail in 1965; and a liquor permit for tourists.