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Alexander McKee Papers

Identifier: DG0646

Scope and Contents

The collection includes materials used or received by Alexander McKee in relation to the creation of several books, including Caen: Anvil of Victory (American title: Last Round Against Rommel) (St. Martin’s Press, 1964) and Farming the Sea (Crowell, 1969). It includes materials related to the printing and editing of the aforementioned books. The collection is organized into one series alphabetically by book title, and includes items such as galleys, corrected typescripts, and a bluebook with photographs. The collection is contained in two boxes.


  • Creation: 1964-1969

Conditions Governing Access

Noncirculating; Available for research

Conditions Governing Use

The collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). Reproductions can be made only if they are to be used for "private study, scholarship, or research." It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.

Biographical / Historical

Alexander Paul Charrier McKee was born July 25, 1918, and passed away on July 22 1992 in Portsmouth, England. McKee was a military historian and a diver, and he is perhaps best known for his discovery of Henry VIII’s warship, Mary Rose, in 1970. The ship sunk in 1545, and the possibility of its discovery was considered highly unlikely; McKee and his team’s discovery was an incredibly important find for British historians. McKee wrote 27 books in his lifetime on a range of historical topics.

Sources: “Alexander McKee (Author).” Wikipedia. Accessed 29 July 2019. Marsden, Peter. “Obituary: Alexander McKee.” Independent. 27 July 1992. Accessed 29 July 2019.


.60 Cubic Feet

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated by Alexander [Paul Charrier] McKee in 1966 and 1970.

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Repository Details

Part of the de Grummond Childrens Literature Collection Repository

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