Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Afraid of ghosts?

An unfinished story by the English writer MR James has been discovered in a Cambridge archive. The manuscript was found amongst a collection of James' documents at the King's College Archive Centre. James was the college's provost in the early 20th century.

The manuscript was discovered by scholar Rosemary Pardoe, who notes that the difficulty of James' hand writing is mostly likely the reason that this manuscript remaining undiscovered for so long.

James is well known for his children's ghost stories. The main characater in this manuscript is an elderly gentleman, who during the course of the story relates the history of the sordid "Purdue business" to his friend. Find out more.

Ref: AWNS-19100512-10-2, Sir George Grey Special Collections

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