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Material Information

Title:
Baynard Hardwick Kendrick Collection
Physical Description:
9.46 : (18 boxes) ;
Language:
English
Creator:
Kendrick, Baynard, 1894-1977

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Cities and towns--Florida--Growth   ( lcsh )
Cuban Americans -- Florida -- Tampa -- History   ( lcsh )
Detective and mystery stories -- American   ( lcsh )
Lumber trade   ( lcsh )
Genre:
ead   ( sobekcm )

Notes

Scope and Content:
Kendrick’s correspondence spans 1934-1972, with his writing contracts and accounting records covering the same years.
Preferred Citation:
Baynard Hardwick Kendrick Collection, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
Biographical:
Baynard Kendrick was perhaps best well known for his detective novels, and his character Captain Duncan Maclain, the blind detective. Kendrick was the first American citizen to enlist in the Canadian army in WWI, and following his experience during that war, became involved with services to those who had been blinded. One experience that must have had an impact on Kendrick was encountering a British soldier who had been blinded who was able to tell him the history of his military service and every unit he’d served with, simply by feeling Kendrick’s buttons, uniform, and insignia. Due to the extent on his research with the blind while creating Cpt. Maclain, the U. S. Army asked Kendrick to serve as a consultant on the rehabilitation of the blind during WWII, which became the basis for his novel Lights Out. Kendrick spent years traveling Florida as a salesman during the interwar years, which gave him an intimate knowledge of Florida history and geography. He later went on to write local history, including topics such as Florida’s highway system, lumber industry (which was published posthumously in 2007), and a series of articles entitled Florida’s Fabulous Past, some of which detail his own experiences in Florida throughout the years.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
None. The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright.  Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at http://www.copyright.gov/ for more information.
Resource Identifier:
usfldc doi - K06
usfldc handle - u29.247-k06-ead
System ID:
SFS0032062:00001


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addressline 4202 East Fowler Ave.
LIB122
Tampa, FL, 33620-5400
URL: http://www.lib.usf.edu/
Email: rbernard@usf.edu
Phone: 813-974-1622
Fax: 813-396-9006
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Guide to the Baynard Hardwick Kendrick Collection
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URL: http://www.lib.usf.edu/
Email: rbernard@usf.edu
Phone: 813-974-1622
Fax: 813-396-9006
abstract 520$a Abstract This collection contains manuscripts of most of Kendricks writings, including his detective stories, histories, and other novels. It also contains materials on Kendricks work with the blind, including the Blinded Veterans Association and the American Association for Workers for the Blind, as well as newspaper clippings, correspondence, photos, scrapbooks, items concerning Cuban refugees, interview transcripts, and phonograph dictation records.
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Baynard Kendrick was perhaps best well known for his detective novels, and his character Captain Duncan Maclain, the blind detective. Kendrick was the first American citizen to enlist in the Canadian army in WWI, and following his experience during that war, became involved with services to those who had been blinded. One experience that must have had an impact on Kendrick was encountering a British soldier who had been blinded who was able to tell him the history of his military service and every unit hed served with, simply by feeling Kendricks buttons, uniform, and insignia. Due to the extent on his research with the blind while creating Cpt. Maclain, the U. S. Army asked Kendrick to serve as a consultant on the rehabilitation of the blind during WWII, which became the basis for his novel Lights Out. Kendrick spent years traveling Florida as a salesman during the interwar years, which gave him an intimate knowledge of Florida history and geography. He later went on to write local history, including topics such as Floridas highway system, lumber industry (which was published posthumously in 2007), and a series of articles entitled Floridas Fabulous Past, some of which detail his own experiences in Florida throughout the years.
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This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Corporate Name:
610 lcsh subject Blinded Veterans Association
Florida. State Road Dept.
Mystery Writers of America
Topical Term:
650 Cities and towns--Florida--Growth.
Cuban Americans -- Florida -- Tampa -- History
Detective and mystery stories -- American
Lumber trade
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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
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Administrative Information
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Acquisition Information:
Donation
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Conditions Governing Access:
None. The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright.  Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at http://www.copyright.gov/ for more information.
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Preferred Citation:
Baynard Hardwick Kendrick Collection, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
arrangement 351
Arrangement of Materials:
Generally, the collection is arranged with Kendricks mystery novels first, followed by his histories, then several boxes of correspondence, personal records, and newspaper clippings. The final few boxes contain his dictation records, Floridas Fabulous Past series, emph render italic Cousin Lotta, A Novel manuscripts, with the last two boxes containing scrapbooks and research materials for Flight from a Firing Wall.
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Scope and Contents
Kendricks correspondence spans 1934-1972, with his writing contracts and accounting records covering the same years.
COLLECTION METADATA
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Personal Papers
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Kendrick Biography (pt. 1)
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Kendrick Biography (pt. 2)
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Kendrick Florida Libraries
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Kendrick Photos (pt. 1)
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Kendrick Photos (pt. 2)
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Misc: Correspondence and Newspaper Articles
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7
Emmett Peter, Jr.
id111877
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8
American Association of Workers for the Blind / Blinded Veterans Association
Scope and Contents
Includes "The Vally Forge Story", Richard E. Hoover, M.D.
id111878
1
9
Verse
id111879
1
10
Mystery Writers of America (MWA)
Scope and Contents
Includes survey of writers and readers about what characteristics heroes and villains in American crime novels and speech outlining the results. Also a letter by Emmett Peter Jr. protesting a decision by the Pulitzer Prize Jury in History to not accept a late nomination which would not be eligible for nomination the following year.
id111880
1
11
First Copy [notes on South Caronlina history]
id111881
2
Miscellany / Mystery Writings / Flight from a Firing Wall
id111882
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1
Misc. (1)
Scope and Contents
Includes documents relating to the Blinded Veterans Association, correspondence relating to The Great Detectives, and a copy of An American Scholar: A Tribute to Asahel Clark Kendrick, D.D., LL.D. 1809-1895 by Florence Kendrick Cooper
id111883
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2
Misc. (2)
Scope and Contents
Includes February 1962 issue of The Sandspur, part of an open letter of Baynard Kendrick to his son in the Marines, comic sent in by Kendrick, "Only Libraries Last You a Lifetime" pamphlet, and New Smyrna, a St. Petersburg Times Type Book, and Florida in the Civil War by Zelia Wilson Sweett
id111884
2
3
Writings and Correspondence
Scope and Contents
Includes writings on Kendrick's life, short stories, a letter to Humor In Uniform, along with other miscellaneous writings.
id111885
2
4
Book Reviews
id111886
2
5
Mulberry Castle
Scope and Contents
Handwritten notes for chapter one of "Mulberry Castle" and a pamphlet on Mulberry Plantation.
id111887
2
6
The Thorn Bush
Scope and Contents
"Unknown Kendrick play, apparently an attempt at TV drama in mid-1950s. Found in Kendrick's library books inherited by Emmett Peter Jr." -Inside note
id111888
2
7
Plays: Commissary / Frankencense and Murder
Scope and Contents
Seems to be handwritten notes for the plays "Commissary", and "Frankencense and Murder", as well as one other typed set of notes.
id111889
2
8
Birth of a Blind Detective
Scope and Contents
Also includes autobiographical notes by Baynard Kendrick
id111893
2
9
Rotten Ceiling
Scope and Contents
Short story "Rotten Ceiling"  by Kendrick.
id111894
2
10
Whipsaw
Scope and Contents
Contains Kendrick's unbound novelette "Whipsaw" and a plot synopsis at the end.
id111890
2
11
Flight from a Firing Wall draft
Scope and Contents
Rough draft and synoposis for Flight from a Firing Wall.
id111891
2
12
Flight from a Firing Wall
Scope and Contents
Bound and printed copy of Flight from a Firing Wall.
id111892
2
13
Misc.: Cuban Refugees
Scope and Contents
Includes documents relating to Cuban refugees, songs, and an ad in Spanish for a blood bank affiliated with the Cuban Refugee Emergency Center specifically calling for Cuban donors/community support. Also a booklet of the Senate hearings before the Subcommittee to Investigate Problems Connected with Refuges and Escapees dealing with Cuban refugee problems.
id111895
3
Mystery Writings
id111897
3
1
Dear Slayer
Scope and Contents
Unbound copies and notes of the "Dear Slayer" by Richard Hayward.
id111896
3
2
The Whistling Hangman
Scope and Contents
An edited copy of "The Whistling  Hangman" play by Kendrick.
id111898
3
3
The Saint Detective Magazine
Scope and Contents
Contains Kendrick's story "Melody in Death".
id111899
3
4
Profumo di Violette
Scope and Contents
Italian translation of a Kendrick story (The Oder of Violets).
id111900
3
5
Redbook (July 1945, No. 3)
Scope and Contents
Contains a copy of Redbook when Kendrick's novel "Out of Control" was published as Redbook's Novel of July.
id111901
3
6
Headless Angel
Scope and Contents
Published version of Kendrick's novel "Headless Angel".
id111902
3
7
Make Mine Maclain
Scope and Contents
Rejected pilot script by Kendrick for a Duncan Maclain TV show.
id111903
3
8
The Rent in the Curtain
Scope and Contents
A novellete by Kendrick, including notes.
id111904
3
9
Silent Night
Scope and Contents
Includes unbound printed copy of the story by Kendrick. Also includes a short detective story by Kendrick, "A Clue from Bing Crosby".
id111905
3
10
Death in a Cloth-of-Gold draft
Scope and Contents
Two unbound copies of Kendrick's story "Death in a Cloth-of-Gold".
id111906
3
11
Death in a Cloth-of-Gold
Scope and Contents
Final draft of "Death in a Cloth-of-Gold".
id111907
3
12
The American Magazine (February 1956)
Scope and Contents
Contains Kendrick's novel "The Cloth-of-Gold Murders"
id111908
3
13
Lights Out
Scope and Contents
Radio and dramatic adaptations of Kendrick's "Lights Out"
id111909
3
14
Ardently Beloved One
Scope and Contents
Includes copy of Kendrick's "Ardently Beloved One" story.
id111910
3
15
The City's Finest
Scope and Contents
Includes copy of Kendrick's "The City's Finest" story.
id112206
4
Mystery Writings
id112207
4
1
The Aluminum Turtle
Scope and Contents
Unbound copy
id112208
4
2
Reservations for Death
Scope and Contents
Unbound copy
id112209
4
3
Frankencense and Murder
Scope and Contents
Notes and unbound copy
id112211
5
Chase Family History
id112210
5
1
Chase Family History Notes
Scope and Contents
Contains record of Frank Chase (1969), minutes of Independent Citrus Fruit Growers convention (1911), stories about the Chase brothers, index to Chase Family Papers, and some correspondence.
id112214
5
2
Chase Family History Background Materials
id112212
5
3
Chase Family History Manuscript
Scope and Contents
Includes complete unbound manuscript and handwritten note about it.
id112213
5
4
Chase Family History Manuscript draft
id112219
5
5
Chase Family History: Correspondence
Scope and Contents
Contains letters relating to the research on the Chase family.
id112220
6
Lumber History
id112221
6
1
Marc Fleishel
Scope and Contents
Contains clippings and journals relating to Marc L. Fleishel
id112222
6
2
Florida's Perpetual Forests, pages 1-140
Scope and Contents
Contains manuscript of the history of the Florida lumber industry.
id112223
6
3
Florida's Perpetual Forests, pages 141-261
id112224
7
Florida Trails to Turnpikes
id112225
7
1
Interview transcripts
id112226
7
2
Florida Trails to Turnpikes manuscript draft
id112227
7
3
Florida Trails to Turnpikes manuscript
Scope and Contents
Unbound copy with table of contents.
id112228
8
Florida Trails to Turnpikes
id112229
8
1
Florida Trails to Turnpikes complete manuscript
Scope and Contents
Includes dust jacket blurb, supplementary materials, and dedication.
id112231
8
2
Florida Trails to Turnpikes Misc.
Scope and Contents
Includes information on the book, as well as a special order form for State Road Department employees, and a resolution from the State Road Department praising the book.
id112232
8
3
Florida Trails to Turnpikes Background Materials
Scope and Contents
Contains other secondary materials on road-building in Florida, as well as a glossary of engineering terms.
id112233
8
4
Florida Trails to Turnpikes Supplemental Materials
Scope and Contents
Contains research materials on the State Road Department and other materials related to road-building.
id112234
9
Orlando: A Century Plus / Correspondence, 1934-1959
id112235
9
1
Orlando: A Century Plus manuscript draft / supplemental materials
id112237
9
2
Orlando: A Century Plus complete manuscript
Scope and Contents
Contains complete, unbound manuscript with introduction and photographs.
id112238
9
3
Articles
Scope and Contents
Contains various articles, as well as a list of Kendrick's articles on Florida history.
id112285
9
4
Correspondence: 1934-1944
id112286
9
5
Correspondence: 1945
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9
6
Correspondence: 1946-1947
id112323
9
7
Correspondence: 1947-1952
id112328
9
8
Correspondence: 1953-1956
id112334
9
9
Correspondence: 1957 (March)
id112335
9
10
Correspondence: 1957 (April December)
id112336
9
11
Correspondence: 1958 (January March)
id112337
9
12
Correspondence: 1958 (April November)
id112338
9
13
Correspondence: 1959 (January)
id112339
9
14
Correspondence: 1959 (February)
id112340
9
15
Correspondence: 1959 (March April)
id112341
9
16
Correspondence: 1959 (June December)
id112288
10
Correspondence, 1960-1962
id112289
10
1
Correspondence: 1960 (January July)
id112294
10
2
Correspondence: 1960 (September December)
id112295
10
3
Correspondence: 1961 (January March)
id112296
10
4
Correspondence: 1961 (April June)
id112297
10
5
Correspondence: 1961 (July August)
id112298
10
6
Correspondence: 1961 (September October)
id112299
10
7
Correspondence: 1961 (November December)
id112300
10
8
Correspondence: 1962 (January February)
id112301
10
9
Correspondence: 1962 (March)
id112302
10
10
Correspondence: 1962 (April)
id112303
10
11
Correspondence: 1962 (May)
id112304
10
12
Correspondence: 1962 (June)
id112305
10
13
Correspondence: 1962 (July)
id112306
10
14
Correspondence: 1962 (August)
id112307
10
15
Correspondence: 1962 (September)
id112308
10
16
Correspondence: 1962 (October)
id112309
10
17
Correspondence: 1962 (November)
id112310
10
18
Correspondence: 1962 (December)
id112342
11
Correspondence, 1963-1964
id112343
11
1
Correspondence: 1963 (January)
id112344
11
2
Correspondence: 1963 (February)
id112345
11
3
Correspondence: 1963 (March)
id112346
11
4
Correspondence: 1963 (April)
id112347
11
5
Correspondence: 1963 (May)
id112348
11
6
Correspondence: 1963 (June)
id112349
11
7
Correspondence: 1963 (July)
id112350
11
8
Correspondence: 1963 (August)
id112351
11
9
Correspondence: 1963 (September)
id112352
11
10
Correspondence: 1963 (October)
id112353
11
11
Correspondence: 1963 (November)
id112354
11
12
Correspondence: 1963 (December)
id112355
11
13
Correspondence: 1964 (January)
id112356
11
14
Correspondence: 1964 (March)
id112357
11
15
Correspondence: 1964 (April)
id112358
11
16
Correspondence: 1964 (May)
id112359
11
17
Correspondence: 1964 (June)
id112360
11
18
Correspondence: 1964 (July)
id112361
11
19
Correspondence: 1964 (August)
id112362
11
20
Correspondence: 1964 (September December)
id112363
12
Correspondence, 1965-1972
id112364
12
1
Correspondence: 1965 (January February)
id112365
12
2
Correspondence: 1965 (March)
id112366
12
3
Correspondence: 1965 (April May)
id112367
12
4
Correspondence: 1965 (June December)
id112368
12
5
Correspondence: 1966 (January February)
id112369
12
6
Correspondence: 1966 (March July)
id112370
12
7
Correspondence: 1966 (August December)
id112371
12
8
Correspondence: 1967 (January April)
id112372
12
9
Correspondence: 1967 (May July)
id112373
12
10
Correspondence: 1967 (August December)
id112374
12
11
Correspondence: 1968 (January March)
id112375
12
12
Correspondence: 1968 (April August)
id112376
12
13
Correspondence: 1968 (September December)
id112377
12
14
Correspondence: 1969 (January April)
id112378
12
15
Correspondence: 1969 (May August)
id112379
12
16
Correspondence: 1969 (September November)
id112380
12
17
Correspondence: 1970 (January May)
id112381
12
18
Correspondence: 1970 (January October)
id112382
12
19
Correspondence: 1971 (May December)
id112383
12
20
Correspondence: 1972 (February April)
id112384
12
21
Unsorted Correspondence
id112385
13
Contracts / Accounts / Newspaper clippings
id112386
13
1
Contracts: 1937-1944
id112387
13
2
Contracts: 1943-1959
id112388
13
3
Contracts: 1960-1964
id112389
13
4
Contracts: 1965-1966
id112390
13
5
Contracts: 1967-1968
id112391
13
6
Accounts: 1954-1957
id112392
13
7
Accounts: 1958
id112393
13
8
Accounts: 1959
id112394
13
9
Accounts: 1960
id112395
13
10
Accounts: 1961
id112396
13
11
Accounts: 1962
id112397
13
12
Accounts: 1963
id112398
13
13
Accounts: 1964
id112399
13
14
Accounts: 1965
id112400
13
15
Accounts: 1966
id112401
13
16
Accounts: 1967
id112402
13
17
Accounts: 1968
id112403
13
18
Accounts: 1969
id112404
13
19
Accounts: 1970
id112405
13
20
Accounts: 1971-1972
id112406
13
21
Newspaper clippings: Editorial materials
id112407
13
22
Newspaper clippings: Biographical articles work with blind
id112408
13
23
Newspaper clippings: Biographical Libraries
id112409
13
24
Newspaper clippings: Biographical Misc. (1)
id112410
13
25
Newspaper clippings: Biographical Misc. (2)
id112411
13
26
Newspaper clippings: Speaking events
id112412
13
27
Newspaper clippings: Mystery writing
id112413
13
28
Newspaper clippings: The Aluminum Turtle
id112414
13
29
Newspaper clippings: Blind Man's Bluff
id112415
13
30
Newspaper clippings: Blood on Lake Louisa
id112416
13
31
Newspaper clippings: Clear and Present Danger
id112417
13
32
Newspaper clippings: Death Beyond the Go-Thru
id112418
13
33
Newspaper clippings: Death Knell
id112419
13
34
Newspaper clippings: The Eleven of Diamonds
id112420
13
35
Newspaper clippings: Flames of Time
id112421
13
36
Newspaper clippings: Florida Trails to Turnpikes
id112422
13
37
Newspaper clippings: Florida Trails to Turnpikes Award
id112423
13
38
Newspaper clippings: The Hidden Eye
id112424
13
39
Newspaper clippings: Hot Rod Money
id112425
13
40
Newspaper clippings: The Iron Spider
id112426
13
41
Newspaper clippings: Lights Out
id112427
13
42
Newspaper clippings: Longstreet
id112428
13
43
Newspaper clippings: Make Mine Maclain
id112429
13
44
Newspaper clippings: Melody in Death
id112430
13
45
Newspaper clippings: Odor of Violets
id112431
13
46
Newspaper clippings: Out of Control
id112432
13
47
Newspaper clippings: Reservations for Death
id112433
13
48
Newspaper clippings: The Tunnel
id112434
13
49
Newspaper clippings: The Whistling Hangman
id112435
13
50
Newspaper clippings: You Die(t) Today
id112436
14
Dictation Records
item
id112437
14
Dictation Records (Phonograph)
id112681
15
Florida's Fabulous Past
id112682
15
1
Florida's Fabulous Past, 1961 (Tampa Tribune articles)
id112683
15
2
Florida's Fabulous Past, 1962 (Tampa Tribune articles)
id112684
15
3
Florida's Fabulous Past, 1963 (Tampa Tribune articles)
id112685
15
4
Florida's Fabulous Past, 1964 (Tampa Tribune articles)
id112786
15
5
Florida's Fabulous Past clippings
id112686
16
Cousin Lotta, A Novel
id112687
16
1
Cousin Lotta, A Novel
id112688
16
2
Cousin Lotta, A Novel
id112689
16
3
Cousin Lotta, A Novel
id112690
16
4
Recordings [phonograph records]
id112691
17
Scrapbooks
id112692
17
Scrapbooks
id112693
18
Flight from a Firing Wall research
1962-1965
id112791
18
1
Flight from a Firing Wall notes
Scope and Contents
Contains research materials and correspondence, as well as hand-written notes.
id112787
18
2
Newspaper clippings on Cuba
id112788
18
3
Newspaper clippings on Cuba
id112789
18
4
Newspaper clippings on Cuba
id112790
18
5
Newspaper clippings on Cuba
id112792
18
6
Newspaper articles on Cuba
id112793
18
7
Newspaper articles on Cuba
id112794
18
8
Newspaper articles on Cuba
id112795
18
9
Newspaper articles on Cuba


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Generally, the collection is arranged with Kendricks mystery novels first, followed by his histories, then several boxes of correspondence, personal records, and newspaper clippings. The final few boxes contain his dictation records, Floridas Fabulous Past series, [i]Cousin Lotta, A Novel[/i] manuscripts, with the last two boxes containing scrapbooks and research materials for Flight from a Firing Wall.
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None. The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright.  Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at http://www.copyright.gov/ for more information.
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Kendricks correspondence spans 1934-1972, with his writing contracts and accounting records covering the same years.
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Baynard Hardwick Kendrick Collection, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
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c Donation
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Baynard Kendrick was perhaps best well known for his detective novels, and his character Captain Duncan Maclain, the blind detective. Kendrick was the first American citizen to enlist in the Canadian army in WWI, and following his experience during that war, became involved with services to those who had been blinded. One experience that must have had an impact on Kendrick was encountering a British soldier who had been blinded who was able to tell him the history of his military service and every unit hed served with, simply by feeling Kendricks buttons, uniform, and insignia. Due to the extent on his research with the blind while creating Cpt. Maclain, the U. S. Army asked Kendrick to serve as a consultant on the rehabilitation of the blind during WWII, which became the basis for his novel Lights Out. Kendrick spent years traveling Florida as a salesman during the interwar years, which gave him an intimate knowledge of Florida history and geography. He later went on to write local history, including topics such as Floridas highway system, lumber industry (which was published posthumously in 2007), and a series of articles entitled Floridas Fabulous Past, some of which detail his own experiences in Florida throughout the years.
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Blinded Veterans Association
Florida. State Road Dept.
Mystery Writers of America
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Cities and towns--Florida--Growth.
Cuban Americans -- Florida -- Tampa -- History
Detective and mystery stories
x American
Lumber trade
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