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Aaron Marc Stein Mystery Novels

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Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Stein, Aaron Marc, 1906-1985

A graduate of Princeton University (Class of 1927), Aaron Marc Stein was a prolific detective fiction writer who wrote under the pseudonyms of George Bagby (the Inspector Schmidt series) and Hampton Stone (stories about N.Y. Assistant DA Jeremiah Gibson). Under his own name Stein created the archaeologist detectives Timm Mulligan and Elsie Mae Hunt. Stein died in 1985.

The collection contains typescripts and galley proofs of 47 of Aaron Marc Stein's mystery novels written under his own name and pseudonyms "George Bagby" and "Hampton Stone," one typescript and published edition of the short story "Stamped and Self-Addressed," and typescripts/offprints of five articles and one foreword. Also included is the original design for the jacket of the novel Her Body Speaks.

The manuscripts are arranged chronologically by publication date.

All of these works were published, most by Doubleday.

Gift of the author. Various AM.

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Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager '2015 in 2012.

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Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2009
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"Spirals" Typed Manuscript with Holograph Corrections, 1930. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Spirals" Galley Proof, 1930. 2 folders.
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2 folders

"The Strangler Who Couldn't Let Go" Typed Manuscript with Holograph Corrections, 1955. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Isn't Death the Living Doll?" Typed Manuscript with Holograph Corrections (Title changed and published as "Dead Storage", 1956), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Dead Storage" Typed Manuscript with Holograph Corrections, 1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Girl Who Kept Knocking Them Dead" Typed Manuscript with Holograph Corrections, 1957. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Sitting Up Dead" Typed Manuscript with Holograph Corrections p.1-99, 1958. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Sitting Up Dead" Typed Manuscript with Holograph Corrections p.100-205, 1958. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Sitting Up Dead" Galley Proof, 1958. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Sitting Up Dead" Miscellaneous, 1958. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Man Who Looked Death in the Eye" Typescript with author's corrections, p. 1-150, 1961. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Man Who Looked Death in the Eye" Typescript with author's corrections, p. 151-311, 1961. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Dirty Pool" Typescript with author's corrections, p. 1-100 (Published in England as "Bait For a Killer" Hammond, 1967), 1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Dirty Pool" Typescript with author's corrections, p. 101-204 (Published in England as "Bait For a Killer" Hammond, 1967), 1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Dirty Pool" Galley Proofs (Published in England as "Bait For a Killer" Hammond, 1967), 1966. 2 folders.
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2 folders

"The Kid Was Last Seen Hanging Ten" Typescript with author's corrections, p. 1-100, 1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Kid Was Last Seen Hanging Ten" Typescript with author's corrections, p. 101-221, 1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"I Fear the Greeks" Typescript with Author's Corrections p.1-100 (Published in England as "Executioner's Rest" R. Hale, 1967), 1966 March-May. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"I Fear the Greeks" Typescript with Author's Corrections p.101-114 (Published in England as "Executioner's Rest" R. Hale, 1967), 1966 May 7. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"I Fear the Greeks" Galley Proofs (Published in England as "Executioner's Rest" R. Hale, 1967), 1966. 2 folders.
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2 folders

"Corpse Candle" Typescript with author's corrections p. 1-99, 1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Corpse Candle" Typescript with author's corrections p. 100-213, 1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Corpse Candle" Galley Proofs, 1967. 2 folders.
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2 folders

"Deadly Delight" Typescript with author's corrections, p.1-106, 1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Deadly Delight" Typescript with author's corrections, p.107-212, 1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Deadly Delight" Galley Proofs, 1967. 3 folders.
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3 folders

"The Funniest Killer in Town" Typescript with author's corrections, p. 1-115, 1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Funniest Killer in Town" Typescript with author's corrections, p. 116-234, 1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Another Day-Another Death" Setting Copy, p.1-198, 1968 February 8. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Another Day-Another Death" Confirmation Proofs (2), p.1-187, 1968. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Another Day-Another Death" Reader's Galleys, 1968. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Kill is a Four-Letter Word" Setting Copy, p. 1-199, 1968 May 29. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Kill is a Four-Letter Word" Reader's Pages, 1968. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Kill is a Four-Letter Word" Reader's Galleys, 1968. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Snare Andalucian" Setting Copy, p. 1-123 (Published in England as "Faces of Death" R. Hale, 1968), 1968 November 28. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Snare Andalucian" Reader's Pages, p. 1-192 (Published in England as "Faces of Death" R. Hale, 1968), 1968. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Snare Andalucian" Reader's Galleys (Published in England as "Faces of Death" R. Hale, 1968), 1968. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Corpse was No Bargain at All." Typescript, 1968 November. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Corpse was No Bargain at All." Typescript with author's corrections, 1968. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Honest Reliable Corpse" Setting Copy, p. 1-207, 1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Honest Reliable Corpse" Reader's Galley, 1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Honest Reliable Corpse" Confirmation Proofs (2), p. 1-191, 1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Alp Murder" Typescript with author's corrections, 1970. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Alp Murder" Setting Copy, p. 1-215, 1970. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Alp Murder" Reader's Galleys, 1970. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Alp Murder" Confirmation Proofs (2), p. 1-159, 1970. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Killer Boy Was Here" Setting Copy, p. 1-289, 1970. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Killer Boy Was Here" Confirmation Proofs (2), p. 1-185, 1970. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Killer Boy Was Here" Reader's Galleys, 1970. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Swinger Who Swung by the Neck" Typescript, 1970. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Swinger Who Swung by the Neck" Typed Manuscript with Holograph Corrections, 1970. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Kid Who Came Home with a Corpse" Typescript, 1971. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Kid Who Came Home with a Corpse" Typescript and Printer's Copy, 1971. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Kid Who Came Home with a Corpse" Typed Manuscript with Holograph Corrections, 1971. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Lock and Key" Typed Manuscript with Holograph Corrections, 1973. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Lock and Key" Galley Proofs, 1973. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Finger" Typed Manuscript with Holograph Corrections, 1973. 3 folders.
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3 folders

"The Finger" Galley Proofs, 1973. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Finger" Final Galleys, 1973. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Coffin Country" Typed Manuscript with Holograph Corrections, 1976. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Coffin Country" Foundry Proof, 1976. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Coffin Country" Final Galley Proof, 1976. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Lend Me Your Ears" Typed Manuscript with Holograph Corrections, 1976. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Lend Me Your Ears" Galley Proofs, 1976. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"My Dead Body" Typed Manuscript with Holograph Corrections, 1976. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"My Dead Body" Galley Proofs, 1976. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Two in the Bush" Typed Manuscript with Holograph Corrections, 1976. 2 folders.
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2 folders

"Two in the Bush" Galley Proofs, 1976. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Body Search" Typed Manuscript with Holograph Corrections, 1977. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Body Search" Galley Proofs, 1977. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Innocent Bystander" Typed Manuscript with Holograph Corrections, 1977. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Innocent Bystander" Galley Proofs, 1977. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Tough Get Going" Typed Manuscript with Holograph Corrections, 1977. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Tough Get Going" Galley Proofs, 1977. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Better Dead" Typed Manuscript with Holograph Corrections, 1978. 2 folders.
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2 folders

"Better Dead" Galley Proofs, 1978. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Chill Factor" Typed Manuscript with Holograph Corrections, 1978. 2 folders.
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2 folders

"Chill Factor" Galley Proofs, 1978. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Guaranteed to Fade" Typed Manuscript with Holograph Corrections, 1978. 2 folders.
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2 folders

"Guaranteed to Fade" Galley Proofs, 1978. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Nowhere?" Typed Manuscript with Holograph Corrections, 1978. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Nowhere?" Galley Proofs, 1978. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"I Could Have Died" Typed Manuscript with Holograph Corrections, 1979. 2 folders.
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2 folders

"Mugger's Day" Typed Manuscript with Holograph Corrections, 1979 November 13. 2 folders.
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2 folders

"Mugger's Day" Master Copy, 1979 November 13. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"One Dip Died" Typed Manuscript with Holograph Corrections, 1979 November 13. 2 folders.
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2 folders

"One Dip Died" Galley Proofs, 1979. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Rolling Heads" Typed Manuscript with Holograph Corrections, 1979. 2 folders.
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2 folders

"The Rolling Heads" Galley Proofs, 1979. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Cheating Butcher" Typed Manuscript with Holograph Corrections, 1980. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Cheating Butcher" Galley Proofs, 1980. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Country & Fatal" Typed Manuscript with Holograph Corrections, 1980. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Country & Fatal" Galley Proofs, 1980. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"A Nose For It" Typed Manuscript with Holograph Corrections, 1980. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"A Nose For It" Galley Proofs, 1980. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"A Question for Quarry" Typed Manuscript with Holograph Corrections, 1981. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"A Question for Quarry" Galley Proofs, 1981. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"A Body for Buddy" Typed Manuscript with Holograph Corrections, 1981. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"A Body for Buddy" Galley Proofs, 1981. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Sitting Duck" Typed Manuscript with Holograph Corrections, 1981. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Sitting Duck" Galley Proofs, 1981. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Golden Creep" Typed Manuscript with Holograph Corrections, 1982. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Golden Creep" Galley Proofs, 1982. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Hangman's Row" Setting Copy, Reader's Galleys, and Reader's Pages, 1982. 2 folders.
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2 folders

"The Bombing Run" Setting Copy with Holograph Corrections, 1983. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Bombing Run" Reader's Galley, 1983. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Most Wanted" Typed Manuscript with Holograph Corrections, 1983. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Most Wanted" Galley Proofs, 1983. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Garbage Collector" Typed Manuscript with Holograph Corrections, 1984. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Garbage Collector" Galley Proofs, 1984. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Murder that Couldn't Go Wrong" Typed Manuscript with Holograph Corrections, Miscellaneous Pages, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Stamped & Self" Short Story Typed Manuscript with Holograph Corrections. A copy of April 1979 issue of "Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine" in which the short story is published, 1979. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Articles and a Foreword Typed Manuscript and Offprints (A List of Contents Included), 1978. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Her Body Speaks": Original Design for the Jacket, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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