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Elwes, Sir Richard., 10/30/1952-06/25/1966

 File — Box: 5, Folder: 9
Identifier: 60228

Collection-level Scope and Content Note

From the Collection:

The archives of the English novelist Christopher Sykes, friend and official biographer of Evelyn Waugh, include a large group of Waugh letters and comprehensive research files about him. In addition to the extensive family correspondence, with a charming series of rebus letters from his sister Angela Antrim, there are letters from a multitude of literary friends and acquaintances, including John Betjeman, Max Beerbohm, Ivy Compton-Burnett, T. S. Eliot, Graham Greene, Harman Grisewood, Nancy Mitford, Harold Nicolson, Anthony Powell, Osbert Sitwell, and Stephen Spender. The collection also includes considerable research material about Nancy Astor, Robert Byron, and Adam von Trott, subjects of other books by Sykes.


  • 10/30/1952-06/25/1966

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From the Collection: 18.4 Linear Feet (39 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Shelf Location


Container Summary

6 ALSs from Sir Richard Elwes to CS regarding a script Elwes was helping CS to edit. Referenceto Two Studies in Virtue and to the Duke of Bedford. Includesw funral notices for Guy Elwes.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

Bedford, Duke of reference: Manuscript

Elwes, Guy reference: Manuscript

Elwes, Sir Richard ALSs: Manuscript

"Two Studies in Virtue " reference: Manuscript

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

Lauinger Library, 5th Floor
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington DC 20057