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   Sitwell Family Letters and Manuscripts, 1928-1978.

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Sitwell Family Papers. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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Summary Information

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Bib ID:4079339 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Sitwell family.
Title:Sitwell Family Letters and Manuscripts, 1928-1978.
Physical description:0.5 linear ft.(ca. 200 items in 1 box; 1 preservation case; 2 Notebooks)
Language(s):In English
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Scope and Content

Various letters and manuscripts by and about Sir Osbert Sitwell (1892-1969), Dame Edith Sitwell (1887-1964), and Sir Sacheverell Sitwell (1897- ). There are 2 notebooks which Dame Edith Sitwell inscribed to Siegfried Sassoon containing drafts of her poem "Gold Coast Customs," as well as numerous other drafts of prose and poems.

Series I: Letters and Manuscripts

Series II: Addenda

Series III: 1991 Purchase Purchase

Series IV: 1992 Purchase

Edith Sitwell Notebooks

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Using the Collection


Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Librarian for Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Preferred Citation

Sitwell Family Papers. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Cataloged 09/--/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

Edith Sitwell letter to Charles Ede Cataloged 08/07/92 HR

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-06-26 File created.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Book jackets.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Drafts (literary).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Manuscripts (literary).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID


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Authors, English.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
English literature.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
English poetry.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Poets, English.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sitwell, Edith, Dame, 1887-1964.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sitwell, Osbert, 1892-1969.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sitwell, Sacheverell, 1897-1988.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Women authors, English.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Women poets, English.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographic note

Dame Edith Sitwell (1887 - 1964) was a poet and novelist. Known for her poetry and her books English Eccentrics and Fanfare for Elizabeth

Sir Osbert Sitwell (1892-1969) wrote prose, poetry, short stories, and novels, including Before the Bombardment (1926). He wrote a five volume autobiography Left Hand Right Hand .

Sir Sacheverell Sitwell (1897-1988) wrote on art, architecture, ballet and travel. His Southern Baroque Art secured him a reputation as author and art historian.

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