Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JBY
TitleThe Jessica Brett Young Papers
Extent18 boxes
Date20th century
DescriptionThe papers deal largely with matters relating to the death of Jessica's husband, Francis Brett Young, the publication of his novels and of her biography of him and with financial affairs.
ArrangementJBY/1-1529: Correspondence

JBY/1530-1554: Bills and sales

JBY/1555-2253: Correspondence with Publishers, etc., 1927-1970

Banking/financial matters (mainly relating to taxes), Francis Brett Young and Jessica Brett Young:
JBY/2254-2436: Barclays Bank (D.C.O.) and The National Bank of South Africa Ltd.
JBY/2437-2529: National Provincial Bank Ltd., London
JBY/2530-2531: Standard Bank of South Africa Ltd.
JBY/2532-2537: National Westminster Bank Ltd., London
JBY/2538-2543: Hambros Bank Ltd.
JBY/2544-2614: Other financial matters

JBY/2615-2688: Diaries and letter books

JBY/2689-2716: Address books etc.

JBY/2717-2799: Letters relating to Francis Brett Young's illness and death, 1954

JBY/2799a-2988: Miscellaneous correspondence, 1927-1970

JBY/2989-3014: Correspondence relating to the Simon de Montfort Commemoration, Evesham, 1965

JBY/3015-3026: Speeches, talks

JBY/3027-3318: S.A.B.C. broadcasts

JBY/3319-3597: Francis Brett Young Memorial Fund Correspondence (mostly xerox copies)
Access ConditionsAccess to all registered researchers
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Administrative HistoryJessica Brett Young (née Hankinson), d 1970, was the wife of Francis Brett Young (1884-1954), novelist. She wrote a biography of her husband which was published under the title 'Francis Brett Young: a biography', (London: Heinemann), 1962.
AcquisitionThe papers of Jessica Brett Young were bequeathed to Birmingham University Library in 1971.
Related MaterialCadbury Research Library: Special Collections also holds the papers of Francis Brett Young (reference: FBY). This collection includes literary correspondence to both Francis Brett Young and Jessica Brett Young.