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MS Eng 1814

Sprigge, Sylvia, 1903-1966. Sylvia Sprigge papers, circa 1947-1959 (MS Eng 1814): Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Eng 1814
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Sprigge, Sylvia, 1903-1966
Title: Sylvia Sprigge papers
Date(s): circa 1947-1959
Quantity: 5 linear feet (4 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection in English and Italian.
Abstract: Correspondence with Bernard Berenson, working papers for Sprigge's biography of Berenson, photographs, drawings, and printed material.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

98M-52. Purchased with Louis J. Appell, Jr. Fund for British Civilization in the Harvard College Library and the Amy Lowell Fund, 1998

Custodial History:

Purchased, 1998

Processing Information:

Processed by Ashley Nary, 2017.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation:

Sylvia Sprigge Papers, circa 1947-1959 (MS Eng 1814). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Sylvia Sprigge (1903-1966), journlaist and translator, was correspondent for the Manchester Guardian in Italy from 1943-1953. Sprigge met Berenson in 1945.


Minimally processed into the following series: I. Correspondence II. Compositions III. Compositions by others IV. Notes and research materials V. Printed materials and photographs

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection is comprised of correspondence with Bernard Berenson, Nicky Mariano, and others and the working papers for Sprigge's biography of Berenson (published 1960). Other materials include photographs, drawings, and printed materials.

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Additional Index Terms

Italy-- Politics and government--1945-1976
Great Britain--Politics and government--1945-1964
Italy--Social condition--20th century
Great Britain--Social conditions--20th century