Guide to the Siegfried Sassoon Papers of the Sitwells 1918-1957
Cage 165

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Sassoon, Siegfried
Title
Siegfried Sassoon Papers of the Sitwells
ID
Cage 165
Date [inclusive]
1918-1957
Extent
333.0 items.
General Physical Description note
.5 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Letters, clippings, postcards and pamphlets received from Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell Sitwell containing comments on English literary and social life. Included is a catalog of Cecil Beaton's work containing an appreciation by Osbert Sitwell.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 165, Siegfried Sassoon Papers of the Sitwells . Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of letters, clippings, postcards and pamphlets received by Siegfried Sassoon from Edith, Osbert and Sacheverelle Sitwell containing their comments on the English literary and social scene. Included is a catalog of Cecil Beaton's paintings and photographs which contains an appreciation by Osbert Sitwell.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1975

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The letters and other papers received by Siegfried Sassoon were acquired by Washington State University Library in June 1975 from the House of El Dieff, N. Y., and who had purchased them at Christie's London, at the Sassoon sale of June 4, 1975.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Additional Sitwell manuscript holdings at the Washington State University libraries are included in:

Cage 9. Thomas Balston Papers of the Sitwells, 1924-1960. This collection includes letters received from the Sitwells and manuscripts of some of their works.

Cage 531. Edith, Osbert, and Sacheverell Sitwell Papers, 1917-1972

Cage 534. Nina Hamnett Papers, 1914-1953. A few letters from Sacheverell Sitwell.

Cage 4669. Ada Leverson Letters from the Sitwells, ca. 1920- 1935. Letters received from the Sitwells about literary matters and mutual friends.

Cage 4793. Correspondence from Edith Sitwell to Geoffrey Singleton 1922-1964. 25 items.

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Controlled Access Headings

Occupation(s)

  • Poets, English--20th century--Correspondence

Personal Name(s)

  • Beaton, Cecil Walter Hardy, Sir, 1904-
  • Sassoon, Siegfried, 1886-1967 --Archives
  • Sitwell, Edith, Dame, 1887-1964
  • Sitwell, Osbert, 1892-1969
  • Sitwell, Sacheverell, 1897-

Subject(s)

  • Literature

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Collection Inventory

Letters from Edith Sitwell 

Folder

 undated   17.0 items.

1

 1921   1.0 item.

2

 1926   7.0 items.

3

 1927   29.0 items.

4

 1928   28.0 items.

5

 1929   6.0 items.

6

 1930-1935   18.0 items.

7

 1952-1957   5.0 items.

8

Envelopes   52.0 items.

9

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Letters from Osbert Sitwell 

Folder

 undated   26.0 items.

10

 1918-1929   47.0 items.

11

 1930-1939   15.0 items.

12

 1941-1949   22.0 items.

13

Envelopes   31.0 items.

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Letters from Sacheverell Sitwell and other letters and papers 

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Folder

Miscellaneous clippings, cut sheets and publications. Includes: Beaton, Cecil Walter Hardy, 1904-. Cecil Beaton: a catalogue of his paintings and photographs. [London, n.d.]. 11 p. front. port. Lists Cecil Beaton's photographs and paintings, with an appreciation by Osbert Sitwell (pp. 5-7). [not in Fifoot] undated   15.0 items.

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