P. N. Elrod Collection

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TxAM-CRS C000426

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P. N. Elrod Collection


  • 1993 - 2005 (Creation)


3 boxes

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Biographical history

Patricia Nead Elrod (1951-) is an editor and a writer, who has written over twenty-five novels in the urban fantasy genre, most of them involving vampires. Her series include Jonathan Barrett, Gentleman Vampire (4 books, 1993-1996); The Vampire Files (20 books, 1990-2010); and, with Nigel Bennett, Richard Dun (3 books, 1997-2004). She has also written numerous short stories, and co-authored (with Roxanne Conrad) the nonfiction work Stepping Through the Stargate: Science, Archaeology and the Military in Stargate.

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This collection consists of a number of manuscripts and manuscript materials from the work of urban fantasy and vampire fiction writer P.N. Elrod.

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Materials arranged chronologically by date of work's publication.

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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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These materials are stored offsite and require additional time for retrieval.

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No restrictions.

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  • English

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The items in this collection were originally purchased from Elrod by Candace Benefiel. In 2018, they were donated by the late Ms. Benefiel's next of kin to Cushing Library as part of a general donation of her books and other materials.

Immediate source of acquisition

Received from Candace Benefiel's next of kin, 2018.


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