University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

William Le Queux:

An Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Le Queux, William, 1864-1927
Title: William Le Queux Collection
Dates: 1904-1917
Abstract: Includes two manuscripts and one letter written by the prolific Anglo-French writer and journalist William Le Queux.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-2450
Extent: 1 box (.42 linear feet)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center



Open for research

Administrative Information

Processed by:

Joan Sibley and Michael Ramsey, 2011

Note: This finding aid replicates and replaces information previously available only in a card catalog. Please see the explanatory note at the end of this finding aid for information regarding the arrangement of the manuscripts as well as the abbreviations commonly used in descriptions.

Container List


1.1-3 The secrets of Potsdam, signed handwritten manuscript with extensive revisions, 447 pages, 1917. Removed from case with book label of Hugh Walpole.
1.4 The treasure of the Sherburns, signed handwritten manuscript with revisions and note to typist, 43 pages, 1904. From the Hanley Collection.


1.5 ALS to Tuke, Mr., 24 November 1907. Not described in card catalog.

Explanatory Note Concerning Manuscript Collections Cataloged in the Card Catalog

Prior to 1990 when archival cataloging procedures were adopted at the Ransom Center, all manuscript collections were described in a card catalog.

Organization of Collections:

Manuscripts for each author collection were organized into four categories:

  • Works: manuscripts by the author, arranged alphabetically by title;
  • Letters: the author's outgoing correspondence, arranged alphabetically by recipient name;
  • Recipient: the author's incoming correspondence, arranged alphabetically by the author of the letter; and
  • Miscellaneous: all other manuscripts and correspondence, arranged alphabetically by creator.

Materials that did not fit into these categories, such as art, photographs, books, and near-print materials such as newspaper clippings, were dispersed to other Ransom Center collections for cataloging and storage.

Abbreviations Used in Descriptions:

The symbols below were used in combinations. For example ALS means autograph letter signed; Tccms means typed carbon copy manuscript, etc.

  • A = autograph (i.e., handwritten)
  • T = typed
  • S = signed
  • I = initialed
  • Ms = manuscript
  • Mss = manuscripts
  • L = letter
  • FL = form letter
  • N = note
  • D = document
  • C = card
  • PC = post card
  • cc = carbon copy
  • p = page
  • pp = pages
  • l = leaf
  • ll = leaves
  • nd = no date
  • inc d = incomplete date