A Guide to the

Geoffrey Morley-Mower Collection, 1999-2001

SC# 5015

Compiled by: Julia Merkel, March 2006
Revised By: Tara Mastrangelo, Sept. 2010

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

Title: Geoffrey Morley-Mower Collection, 1999-2001

Collection No.: SC# 5015

Creator: Geoffrey Morley-Mower

Extent: 1/2 Hollinger box; 0.21linear feet

Language: English

Abstract: 

 

The Geoffrey Morley-Mower Collection, 1999-2001, includes a draft of Morley-Mower's memoir Flying Blind, correspondence with artist and collection donor Richard K. McNealy, and images and copies of paintings and drawings used to illustrate Flying Blind.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions:

 

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions:

 

The copyright interests in this collection have been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collections Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk. (library-special@jmu.edu).

Preferred Citation: 

 

The Geoffey Morley-Mower Collection, 1991-2001, SC# 5015, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Acquisition Information:

 

This collection was donated in 2006 by Richard K. McNealy, retired USA colonel and cover artist for Morley-Mower's Flying Blind.

 

Biographical Note

Geoffrey Morley-Mower (1918-2005), was born in London, England. He joined the Royal Air Force in 1937 and served for 31 years. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Force Cross. Morley-Mower flew Hawker Hurricanes, American Mustangs, and subsonic jet aircraft, and his assignments included India, the Middle East, Gibraltar, and Cyprus. Towards the end of his service with RAF, he was assigned to the Pentagon and subsequently moved his family to the United States. In 1968, Morley-Mower became a James Madison University professor in the English Department. He continued his career at James Madison until his death in 2005.

 

Scope and Content

The Geoffrey Morley-Mower Collection, 1999-2001, includes a draft of Morley-Mower's memoir Flying Blind, correspondence with artist and collection donor Richard K. McNealy, and images and copies of paintings and drawings used to illustrate Flying Blind.

The collection includes correspondence received by Richard K. McNealy from Morley-Mower, which primarily deals with the illstrations which McNealy created for Flying Blind. A copy of correspondence from Yucca Tree Press is also included. The images of the collection include a hand drawn diagram of the "Wapiti" in ink, copies of paintings by McNealy, John Young, and Wilfred Hardy, a copy of the publisher's proof for the cover of Flying Blind, and photocopies of Morley-Mower's personal aerial and ground photographs.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged topically in three folders.

 

Bibliography

Morley-Mower, Geoffrey. Cabell Under Fire. New York: Revisionist Press, 1975.

Morley-Mower, Geoffrey. Flying Blind. New Mexico: Yucca Tree Press, 2001.

Morley-Mower, Geoffrey. Messerschmitt Routlette. Minnesota: Phalanx Press, 1993.

Contents

 

 
Folder
Draft of Flying Blind
1
Correspondence, 1999-2001
2
Images
3