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David Stacton Papers

Identifier: MSS- 273-BC

Scope and Content

The Stacton collection includes manuscripts and first drafts of six of Stacton's short stories and novels. Included are Stacton's novels Sir William (1963), People of the Book (1965), Kaliyuga (1965), "At Rhodes," and Stacton's last novel,The Bonapartes (1967). In addition to these manuscripts are typed poems with corrections, copies of stories Stacton published in periodicals, and postcards from his travels in Europe.


  • 1960-1967


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Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of CSWR material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws. Permission is required for publication or distribution.


David Derek Stacton (Erik), novelist and poet, was born in Nevada in 1925. He is known for thirteen historical novels on topics including Napoleon, Nefertiti, and Lincoln's assassination. The books received critical acclaim, although Stacton received more praise in Europe than in the United States. Stacton died of a stroke in Denmark, in January, 1968.


1 box ( 1 cu. ft. )


The David Stacton Papers consist of the early drafts of six short stories and historical novels that Stacton produced in the 1960s.

Separated Material

The original Stacton donation contained approximately 2500 volumes. These books have been transferred to the Zimmerman Library general collection.

Photographs have been transferred to the David Stacton Photograph Collection.

Processing Information

Boxes were removed and materials put in folders, Aug. 2009.
Finding Aid of the David Stacton Papers, 1960-1967
Processed by Tad McIlwraith
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Finding aid is in English

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Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131