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MS Eng 1074

Sayers, Dorothy L. (Dorothy Leigh), 1893-1957. Dorothy L. Sayers letters to John Cournos, 1924-1925: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Eng 1074
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Sayers, Dorothy L. (Dorothy Leigh), 1893-1957.
Title: Dorothy L. Sayers letters to John Cournos,
Date(s): 1924-1925.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 volume (.1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters from English novelist and translator Dorothy Sayers to English novelist, poet, and critic John Cournos.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

57M-133. Gift of John Cournos, 33 Washington Square West New York, New York; received: 1958 January 7.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Dorothy L. Sayers Letters to John Cournos, 1924-1925 (MS Eng 1074). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Sayers was an English novelist and translator. Cournos was an English novelist, poet, and critic.


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Includes eleven letters from Sayers to Cournos, primarily concerning their former unhappy love affair. Sayers writes about her love for him, her relationship with Bill White and their illegitimate son, John Anthony, Sayers' purchase of a motorcycle, the nature of women, and her writings. Also included is a picture of Sayers and an article about her after her husband's death.

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