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Innes, Ralph Hammond, 1913-1998 (author)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1913-1998

Ralph Hammond Innes (1913-98), writer (of novels and travel books as Hammond Innes, of children's book, Ralph Hammond), wrote a series of best-selling 'adventure stories', from Wreckers must breathe (1941) to Delta connection (1996). The stories, set in far-flung places, were written after meticulous research and a visit to the relevant location. He was a noted arboriculturalist, and planted over a million trees on properties in Kersey, Suffolk, Wales and Australia. Innes married actress and writer Dorothy Mary Lang (d.1989) in 1937.

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

Desk diaries, 1960-1997

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9533/6/2/1-38
Scope and Contents One volume (in most cases the Boots Scribbling Diary) for each year. Entries are usually notes of engagements, made by RHI or his successive secretaries (Mrs Anderson and Mrs Durrant), with occasional contributions from DMI. RHI has added a few longer entries, either in manuscript or as typescript inserts (such as his thoughts on the day of DMI's funeral). [Diaries (usually kept on loose sheets of paper) for a number of RHI's journeys overseas will be found in 5/1-25 passim above.]
Dates: 1960-1997
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Letters from Ralph Hammond Innes to his parents, 1930-1963 (Dates covered 1930-32 and 1945-63.)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9533/1/1/1-105
Scope and Contents Includes INNES, DORA BEATRICE (Add.9533/1/1/1-12, Add.9533/1/2/1-41), INNES, WILLIAM HAMMOND (Add.9533/1/1/1-105, Add.9533/1/3/1-83)
Dates: 1930-1963 (Dates covered 1930-32 and 1945-63.)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Personal diaries, 1953-1955

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9533/6/1/4-6
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Unless otherwise described, these are small pocket diaries containing notes of engagements.
Dates: 1953-1955
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Personal diaries, 1966-1973

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9533/6/1/10-17
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Unless otherwise described, these are small pocket diaries containing notes of engagements.
Dates: 1966-1973
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Personal diaries, 1975-1982

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9533/6/1/18-25
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Unless otherwise described, these are small pocket diaries containing notes of engagements.
Dates: 1975-1982
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Personal diaries, 1984-1997

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9533/6/1/26-39
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Unless otherwise described, these are small pocket diaries containing notes of engagements.
Dates: 1984-1997
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Personal diaries, 1983-1994

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9533/6/1/40-70
Scope and Contents Diaries of visits to Wales, written in manuscript on folded sheets of paper, with dates, engagements and aides memoire pre-typed.
Dates: 1983-1994
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Personal diary, 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9533/6/1/1
Scope and Contents Collins' Imperial Diary, mostly unused: a few very brief entries in February; and longer entries between 6 May and 27 July describing RHI's short stint as a master at Winchester House School and the beginnings of his friendship with DMI
Dates: 1932
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Personal diary, 1942-1944

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9533/6/1/2
Scope and Contents Bound notebook, mostly unused, containing brief entries describing RHI's military career from 29 December 1942 to 20 February 1943 and from 23 August 1943 to 26 January 1944; also (at end) lists of phrases in common use among British and American troops
Dates: 1942-1944
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Personal diary, 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9533/6/1/3
Scope and Contents Used to record Ralph Hammond Innes' visit to the United States and Canada, 13 April to 20 August, including addresses and telephone numbers of individuals and organisations.
Dates: 1950
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Personal diary, 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9533/6/1/7
Scope and Contents Loose leaf Success Diary in cardboard box, containing only pages from 30 May to 27 November, and lists of addresses; used for notes of visits to Holland and Canada.
Dates: 1956
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Personal diary, 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9533/6/1/8
Scope and Contents Loose leaf Seven Star Diary in cardboard box.
Dates: 1957
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Personal diary, 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9533/6/1/9
Scope and Contents Loose leaf Seven Star Diary in cardboard box.
Dates: 1958
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

R. Hammond Innes: Correspondence and papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9533
Scope and Contents The collection comprises correspondence with Innes' parents, schoolmasters, literary figures and friends, papers on Innes' school education, his literary and broadcasting career and various clubs and societies he belonged to. Also included are research notes, many for foreign countries, diaries and photographs. There is also a small collection of papers relating to Dorothy Mary Innes.
Dates: 1920-1998
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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