Guide to the Clarence King Manuscripts, 1964–1973

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Research Library at the Nantucket Historical Association. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the internet.

Summary

Clarence King (1883–1974) was an author and researcher of Nantucket history. Collection contains research notes and manuscripts of stories, relating to people of Nantucket, written with historical and biographical accuracy but imaginary plots.

Collection Details

Collection Number:
MS65
Title:
Clarence King Manuscripts
Date(s):
1964–1973
Creator:
King, Clarence.
Repository:
Nantucket Historical Association
Language:
Material is in English.

Information for Users

Restrictions to Access: No restrictions. Open for research.

Restrictions to Use: No usage restrictions.

Copyright Notice: Copyright is retained by the authors of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation: [identification of item], in the Clarence King Manuscripts collection, Nantucket Historical Association.

Acquisitions Information:

Folders 3 & 4 donated through Mrs. C. King’s daughter-in-law, Mrs. Kent King (Acc. 1975.41).

Sensitive Materials Statement:

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual’s private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the Nantucket Historical Association assumes no responsibility.

Subject Headings

  • Topical Term
    • Authors -- Massachusetts -- Nantucket.
    • Authors -- 20th century.

Biographical Information

Clarence King (1883–1974) was an author and researcher of Nantucket history.

Scope and Content

Collection includes research notes and manuscripts of stories, relating to people of Nantucket, written with historical and biographical accuracy but imaginary plots. Includes dramatic version of his The Half-Share Man (1972) published in novel form by the Nantucket Historical Trust.

Contents

Box 1 Folder 1: “The Half Share Man” manuscript, 1964
Box 1 Folder 2: “The Great Woman” manuscript, undated
Box 1 Folder 3: “Nantucket 1776,” Part I, undated
Box 1 Folder 4: “Nantucket 1776,” Part II, undated
Box 2 Folder 5: “The Mitchells of Vestal Street” manuscript, undated
Box 2 Folder 6: “What Became of the First Book of Nantucket Town Records, Hidden 1677?,” undated
Box 2 Folder 7: Index to “A Grandfather for Benjamin Franklin” by Florence Bennett Anderson, undated
Box 2 Folder 8: Notes about Henry Mitchell, undated
Box 2 Folder 9: Research notes, undated
Box 2 Folder 10: Letter out, 1973

Processing Information

Processed by NHA Staff.

Finding aid by Teddy Leane, July 2021.

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