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MS Eng 1293.1

Sitwell, Osbert, 1892-1969, recipient. Osbert Sitwell letters from various correspondents, 1958-1967: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Eng 1293.1
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Sitwell, Osbert, 1892-1969, recipient.
Title: Osbert Sitwell letters from various correspondents,
Date(s): 1958-1967.
Quantity: 1 collection (2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters to English author Osbert Sitwell from William Somerset Maugham and others.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

72M-62. Gift of Mr. Frederick R. Koch, 101 West 12th Street New York, New York 10011; received: 1973 May 9.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Osbert Sitwell Letters from Various Correspondents, 1958-1967 (MS Eng 1293.1). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Sitwell was an English author.


Arranged alphabetically by correspondent

Scope and Contents

Letters inform Sitwell of his election as Governor of the British Institute of Florence, including an explanation of aims and objectives of the Institute, and thank-you cards for books written by Sitwell that he sent to friends. There are also several Christmas cards to Sitwell from the royal family, including family pictures. Also includes a letter from friend William Turner Walton of his difficulty with his second symphony, and of the death of Walton's father-in-law in Italy. Also contains 7 pictures of the Castello di Montegufoni in Florence.

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