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Roderic Jeffries Papers

Identifier: CLRC-566

Scope and Contents

The collection contains typescripts and proofs for five children's books written by Roderic Jeffries, one published under the name Jeffrey Ashford.


  • circa 1964-circa 1972


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). 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. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Roderic (Graeme) Jeffries was born October 21, 1926, in London, England. He spent some time in the British Merchant Navy, practiced law, and in his late 30s became a writer. He writes mystery novels for both adult and young readers, and has used several pseudonyms, including the name Jeffrey Ashford.

Biographical Source: "Roderic (Graeme) Jeffries (1926-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 4. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1971.


1.25 Cubic Feet (1 record carton)

Language of Materials



The collection contains typescripts and proofs for several children's books written by Roderic Jeffries, published under his own name or the name Jeffrey Ashford.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Roderic Jeffries.

Roderic Jeffries Papers, circa 1964-circa 1972
Jim Eyer
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Revision Statements

  • June 2018: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library