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Alan Steele: Letters on Publishing, c.1928-34

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8698

Scope and Contents

Letters to Steele, mostly 1928-34, on publication and promotion of new books, especially fiction. A few series of personal letters continue after 1934. Arranged by name of correspondent.


  • Creation: c.1928-1962 (bulk 1928-1934)

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Biographical / Historical

Alan Steele (1905-85), bookseller, publisher, worked for the firm of William Jackson Ltd., London, promoting sales of young writers, and developing the publishing side, including the series of Furnival books, 1930-32. In this period the separate publishing firm of Joiner & Steele was established. Steele left in 1934. He joined the printing house of Butler and Tanner in 1935 and eventually became head of it.


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