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Noel - Sheed, 1922 - 1976

 Sub-Series — Box: 6

Scope and contents note

From the Collection:

The Douglass Woodruff Papers are divided into seven series. The Correspondence Series comprises 12 boxes and includes separate sections of correspondence from Evelyn Waugh, Emily Hewett Woodruff (Woodruff's letters to his mother), Marie Immaculee Woodruff, and Mildred Woodruff Tschoeberle (Woodruff's letters to his sister). The letters in this Series contain discussion on a variety of topics, most notably Catholicism, the Tablet, literary endeavors of Woodruff and others, and news regarding notable contemporaries. The second series concerns manuscripts by Woodruff and others, i.e., Christopher Hollis, Fr. Bede Jarrett, and Arnold Toynbee. The Manuscript Series comprises 6 boxes. The Organization Series, comprising 4 boxes, relates mainly to those organizations of which Woodruff was actively associated, including the Oxford Union and the Sword of the Spirit. The fourth series deals with personal materials relating to Woodruff such as photos, bills, and ephemera. This Personal Series comprises 2 boxes. The Publications-Related Series includes various publications that Woodruff was either connected with or contributed articles to. This fifth series contains 3 boxes. The Tablet Series, comprising 6 boxes, contains letters to editor Woodruff, articles submitted and considered, and correspondence discussing relevant issues found amoung the Tablet's pages. This series includes research-related materials dealing with the state of Catholicism in various countries used by the Tablet. The 7th and last series (including 1 oversize) comprises 7 boxes of materials relative to Woodruff's book, The Tichborne Claimaint. Much of this material is primary in nature. The researcher is urged to consult the Curatorial Box which contains a cross-reference files as well as the original detailed working copy of the register.


  • 1922 - 1976

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From the Collection: 22.5 Linear Feet (42 boxes)

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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