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Identifier: 1192

Collection-level Scope and Content Note

From the Collection:

This collection comprises the second acquisition of the papers of Harman Grisewood (1906-1997). Included is a long run (Boxes 1 through 5) of correspondence from notable individuals such as W.H. Auden, Max Beerbohm, Violet Bonham-Carter, Tom Burns (editor of "The Tablet”), Winston S. Churchill, historian Christopher Dawson, B.B.C. director general Hugh Greene, Vivien Greene (wife of writer Graham Greene), Deirdre and Rupert Hart-Davis, Sibyl Hathaway (Dame of Sark), Saunders Lewis, members of the Plunket Greene family (Alexander, Gwen, Olivia and Richard), Christopher Sykes, Evelyn Waugh, and Mia and Douglas Woodruff.

Included is correspondence from friends of the artist and poet David Jones: Joan and Rene Hague, Prudence Pelham, Mike Richey, and Barbara and Bernard Wall. In addition there is considerable correspondence from Thomas Dilworth, scholar and writer on David Jones, regarding research for his books. Lengthy correspondence from friend Leslie Hope, daughter Sabina Bailey and wife Margaret Grisewood, are also included.

A group of letters from various family members discusses the Grisewood genealogy.

One box consists of correspondence, articles, and printed ephemera relating to the poet and artist David Jones.

The collection includes subject files, articles and lectures by Grisewood relating to his career with the B.B.C. The final three boxes of the collection contain manuscripts of unpublished works by Grisewood, primarily manuscripts for novels.


  • From the Collection: 1926-1997
  • From the Collection: Majority of material found within 1950-1990

Collection-level Access Restrictions

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From the Collection: 8.96 Linear Feet (17 Hollinger boxes: 7 Document Cases, 5 Slim Document Cases, 1 Record Storage Carton.)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

General Note

Series No. in Collection: 1

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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