StorageSiteUCL Special Collections
Reference Number MS MOCATTA/40
TitleMagnolia Street
DescriptionAuthor's holograph manuscript, with notes, of the novel Magnolia Street.
Extent2 volumes
AdminHistoryBorn Manchester, second son of Russian immigrants Philip Golding, religious orator and teacher, and his wife Yetta, 1895; educated at Waterloo Road Elementary School, Manchester Grammar School and Queen's College, Oxford; rejected for army service on health grounds, he joined an ambulance unit during World War I and served in Macedonia and France; received a grant from the Royal Literary Fund and became a professional writer; travelled widely during the 1920s and 1930s; although homosexual, he married a childhood friend, Annie Carrie Wintrobe, daughter of Abraham Sugarman, a commercial traveller, 1956; sympathetic towards Zionism and mildly sympathetic to communism; FRSL; died 1958. Publications include: 'Sorrow of War' (poems, 1919); 'Forward from Babylon' (1920); 'Sicilian Noon' (1925); 'Day of Atonement' (1925); 'Those Ancient Lands: Being a Journey to Palestine' (1928); 'Magnolia Street' (1931), which was an international best-seller; 'Five Silver Daughters' (1934); 'The Camberwell Beauty' (1935); 'In the Steps of Moses the Lawgiver' (1937); 'In the Steps of Moses the Conqueror' (1938); 'The Jewish Problem' (1938); 'Hitler Through the Ages' (1939); 'Mr. Emmanuel' (1939); 'The Glory of Elsie Silver' (1945); 'The Loving Brothers' (1952); 'To the Quayside; (1954); 'Good-bye to Ithaca' (1955); 'The World I Knew' (an autobiography, 1958); he also wrote short stories, anti-fascist propaganda, radio drama, film scripts,and works on Jewish history, literature and sport; he contributed to many English, Continental and American periodicals.
CustodialHistoryFrom the collection of Sir Louis Sterling. Formerly held with other Jewish collections in the Mocatta Library of University College London.
AcquisitionTransferred from the Mocatta Library (subsequently the Jewish Studies Library) of University College London.
AccessConditionsThe papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.
PublnNotePublished London: Hutchinson, 1931
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