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Sand Roots Manuscript

 Collection
Identifier: SC-MS-093

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the photocopy of a corrected typescript of Ben Dixon MacNeill's (1889-1960) manuscript originally titled, By So Many Roots. Although this draft is dated "11:20 A.M., Monday, October 27, 1944, Buxton, Cape Hatteras" on the final page, Sand Roots, his first and only novel, was published posthumously in 1963. MacNeil did not show the manuscript to his publisher until The Hatterasman was nearing publication in 1958. The Hatterasman was the winner of the Mayflower Cup in 1958. Claude Howell illustrated The Hatterasman and designed the book jacket for Sand Roots.

Publication rights for Sand Roots were given to St. Andrews Presbyterian College. H. Leon Gatlin III of St. Andrews English department cut and edited the manuscript for publication in 1963. This collection does not contain the final draft of the manuscript.

Dates

  • 1944 October 27

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Copyright Statement

Copyright retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Extent

.2 Linear Feet (Contains 1 document box)

Language

English

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Claude Howell in 1966.

Processing Information

Collection originally processed by Lana Donaldson Taylor. In 2015, this collection was rehoused with current archival standard material by Maya Rodgers.

Creator

Title
Sand Roots Manuscript
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Staff
Date
1994 April 8
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Randall Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:

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