The Real John Wyndham

18 Mar

In the cupboard at The Place of Hawks there was also a manuscript with accompanying correspondence titled TIME TO REST by John Beynon. I have to admit I didn’t know what I was looking at but after consulting Sixty Years of Arkham House, here’s the scoop: John Beynon Harris of 22 Bedford Place. London, W.C.1– MUSeum 2161 submitted this story to August Derelth on September 3, 1948. It was accepted and was subsequently published in The Arkham Sampler Volume 2, No. 1 Winter 1949. The manuscript was bound in blue card with dark blue ribbon and consisted of 24 typed pages. The manuscript and correspondence is reproduced below. The author — John Beynon Harris (note his signature) is better known in fiction by his pseudonym JOHN WYNDHAM. Interesting historical footnote to The Arkham Sampler!



4 responses to “The Real John Wyndham

  1. Elizabeth Foxwell

    March 18, 2011 at 7:52 am

    See my post on the duel in print between Wyndham and mystery author
    E. X. Ferrars:

  2. Robert Pohle

    March 18, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Another great find! I have a special fondness for the ’62 version of Wyndham’s Day of the Triffids, because my old screenwriting teacher Daniel Aubrey was one of the many uncredited “ghosts” used by supposed screenplay writer Philip Yordan.

  3. Steve Rudge

    August 19, 2019 at 3:08 am

    Hello, is the John Beynon manuscript for sale as I would be interested in purchasing it? Thank you, Steve.


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