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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 Number:
- Clarence King Manuscripts
- King, Clarence.
- Nantucket Historical Association
- 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.
Folders 3 & 4 donated through Mrs. C. King’s daughter-in-law, Mrs. Kent King (Acc. 1975.41).Sensitive Materials Statement:
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- Authors -- Massachusetts -- Nantucket.
- Authors -- 20th century.
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.
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
Processed by NHA Staff.
Finding aid by Teddy Leane, July 2021.