||British poet, novelist, historian, and critic Julian Symons was born on May 30, 1912, in London, England. The Julian Symons
papers consist of more than 400 manuscripts written by Julian Symons and over 200 letters addressed to Symons (3 linear feet).
Most of the collection relates to his work in the field of crime literature. Many of the manuscripts are autograph drafts
of book reviews; however, also present are reviews of movies, television and radio programs, and theater productions; short
stories; essays; poetry; material toward books and lectures; and correspondence. In addition to autograph drafts, the collection
includes galley proofs, flyers, magazines, clippings, books, letters, and typescript drafts.