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Authors, British -- 20th Century -- Archives

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

John Betjeman collection

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 675
Overview: The John Betjeman collection documents the personal and professional life of John Betjeman between 1908 and 1990, with the bulk of material dating between 1936 and 1984. The collection provides evidence of Betjeman's career as a writer and broadcaster and consists of correspondence, writings, personal papers, newspaper clippings, audiovisual materials, and a small number of candid photographs. The collection traces Betjeman's creative process through initial scribblings in his notebooks to more...
Dates: 1908-2002, bulk 1936-1984

Mary Butts papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 487
Overview: Series I, Papers of Mary Butts, consists of correspondence, writings, photographs, and artwork. Series II, Family Papers, contains papers of Butts's daughter Camilla Rodker Bagg, her mother Mary Colville-Hyde, her brother Anthony Butts, her aunts Ada and Irlam Briggs, and her first husband John Rodker, and photographs and artwork. Series III, Papers of Others, contains a draft of Robert H. Byington's biography of Butts, "The Quest for Mary Butts;" the writings, research files, and research...
Dates: 1830-1990, bulk 1915-1937

Robert Byron Papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 605
Overview: The Robert Byron papers consist of correspondence, writings, photographs, drawings, and other material that document his work as a writer and art critic. The papers provide evidence of Byron's travels and writing career as well as his work as a propagandist during World War II.
Dates: 1757-2010, bulk 1909-1941

A. E. Coppard collection

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 815
Overview: The A. E. Coppard Collection consists of correspondence and writings by A. E. Coppard which were acquired from various sources. Correspondence primarily contains Coppard's letters to Earl E. Fisk and Thomas Moult; a letter dated Jan. 25, 1923, refers to the death of Katherine Mansfield. Also present are a few letters from Coppard's second wife Winifred, and a letter from Jacob Schwartz to Earl E. Fisk, enclosing a letter from Coppard to Schwartz. Writings contains drafts of several short...
Dates: 1919-1951

Harold Nicolson papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 614
Scope and Contents: The collection consists of writings, correspondence, personal and business papers, scrapbooks, clippings, and audiovisual materials documenting Harold Nicolson's life and career as a diplomat and author. The papers include drafts and correspondence relating to his biography, King George the Fifth: His Life and Reign (London: Constable, 1952). Correspondence documents his work as both a diplomat and an author, including letters from members of the royal family, members of English literary...
Dates: 1886-1968

David Paul papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 820
Overview: The David Paul Papers contain his writings, correspondence, printed material, and notebooks.
Dates: circa 1945-1986

Christopher Sykes Papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 612
Overview: The Christopher Sykes Papers document the personal and professional life of British author Christopher Sykes (1907-1986). The Papers span the dates 1909 to 1976 and contain correspondence, writings, personal papers, and photographs documenting Sykes's career as a writer as well as his work for the Foreign Office, the military, and the British Broadcasting Corporation.
Dates: 1909-1976