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1953 - 1960, "E"., 03/10/1953-07/23/1959

 File — Box: 20, Folder: 14
Identifier: 60595

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.


  • 03/10/1953-07/23/1959

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From the Collection: 18.4 Linear Feet (39 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Shelf Location


Container Summary

14 letters to CS mostly regarding Two Studies in Virtue, Orde Wingate's biography and Dates & Parties. 3 TLSs from E. Elatte at the Embassy of Israel, 1 ALS from Valerie Elwes, 2 TLSs from Paul Elek and 1 TLS from the Evening Standard.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

Elek, Paul TLs: Manuscript

"Two Studies in Virtue " reference: Manuscript

Evening Standard TL: Manuscript

Elwes, Valerie ALS: Manuscript

Israel, Embassy of TLs: Manuscript

Dates & Parties reference: Manuscript

Wingate, Orde biography: Manuscript

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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