Canadian author. Born August 25, 1921 in Belfast, Ireland. Emigrated to
Canada in 1948. Lived in Malibu, California from 1965 until his death on January 11, 1999, but retained
Canadian citizenship. Further biographical information available
in The Oxford companion to Canadian literature, 2nd ed., p. 765-766; in Brian Moore : the chameleon novelist / by Denis Sampson (Toronto : Doubleday Canada, 1998); and in Brian Moore : a biography / by Patricia Craig (London : Bloomsbury, 2002).
Fonds consists of correspondence; manuscripts of novels, short stories, articles, essays, book reviews, screenplays and stage plays; works on B. Moore; and miscellaneous material. Also includes five small appendices (MsC 32, 33, 34, 35, 43) consisting of material relating to B. Moore and acquired from other sources. Appendices include television script of A view from across the water; correspondence and contracts relating to publication by Harlequin Books Limited of Wreath for a redhead and The executioners; promotional material and reviews of Citadel Theatre production of Catholics; and sound recording of speech given by B. Moore. MsC 267 consists of postcard from the spinster lady Mary Judith Keogh (the original of Judith Hearne) to B. Moore's aunt, Mrs. McInally, in Belfast circa 1900.
Previously known as Brian Moore papers.
First and second accessions acquired in 1975 and 1985. Appendices acquired in 1980s. MsC 33 and 35 donated by Fred Kerner, Harlequin Books; MsC 34 donated by Publicity Secretary, Citadel Theatre. MsC 267 donated by Jean Moore in 2000.
Text in English.
Some items restricted.
Published inventory (for MsC 31, 49) The Brian Moore papers : first accession and second accession. - (Canadian archival inventory series, no. 5). - Calgary : University of Calgary Press, 1987. Biocritical essay by Hallvard Dahlie. MsC 32-35, 43 described as appendices in the published inventory.
Associated archival material relating to B. Moore located at Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin.
MsC 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 43, 49, 267, 318