Victoria Sackville-West papers
The collection consists of correspondence, legal papers, personal papers, photographs, and artwork by or relating to Victoria Sackville-West, Lady Sackville, her daughter Vita Sackville-West, and other members of the Sackville-West family. Correspondents include Victoria's husband Lionel Sackville-West, Edwin Lutyens, Vita Sackville-West, Harold Nicolson, and Edward VII. The collection also includes third-party letters to Vita Sackville-West, Harold Nicolson, and Nigel Nicolson. The bulk of the legal papers relate to a trial concerning the Sackville-West inheritance and Knole House, the family home. Artwork includes sketches by Edwin Lutyens, Harold Nicolson, and Nigel Nicolson.
- 1865 - 1984
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The Victoria Sackville-West Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Joan Winterkorn on the James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection Fund, 2017.
Organized into four series: I. Correspondence, 1889-1984. II. Legal papers, 1865-1936. III. Personal papers, 1872-1952. IV. Photographics, artwork, and clippings, 1908-1970.
11.68 Linear Feet ( (21 boxes))
Language of Materials
Victoria Sackville-West, Lady Sackville, (1862-1937), was the daughter of Lionel Sackville-West, 2nd Baron Sackville and a Spanish dancer known as "Pepita de Oliva." Victoria married her first cousin, Lionel Edward Sackville-West, 3rd Baron Sackville, in 1892. Their daughter was the poet, novelist, and gardener Vita Sackville-West, who was married to British politician and writer Harold Nicolson.
- Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910
- Inheritance and succession -- Great Britain
- Knole House (Kent, England)
- Lutyens, Edwin Landseer, Sir, 1869-1944
- Nicolson, Harold, 1886-1968
- Nicolson, Nigel
- Sackville family
- Sackville, Lionel Edward Sackville-West, Baron, 1867-1928
- Sackville, Victoria Josephine Sackville-West, Lady, 1862-1936
- Sackville-West, V. (Victoria), 1892-1962
- Guide to the Victoria Sackville-West Papers
- by Beinecke staff
- December 2020
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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