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Edith Sitwell - Humphrey Searle collection

 Collection
Identifier: GTM-851119
The major portion of the correspondence from Edith Sitwell to composer Humphrey Searle (1915-1982) refers to their collaboration on setting some of Sitwell's works to music by Searle. The collection includes correspondence from Sitwell's brothers, Sir Osbert Sitwell and Sacheverell Sitwell, as well as from Cecil Gray.

Dates

  • 1936-1980

Conditions governing access note

Most manuscripts collections at the Georgetown University Library Booth Family Center for Special Collections are open to researchers; however, restrictions may apply to some collections. Collections stored off-site require a minimum of three days for retrieval. For use of all manuscripts collections, researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections in advance of any visit.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Biographical note

Dame Edith Sitwell was born on September 7, 1887 at Renishaw in Scarborough, England. Her literary career spanned half a century beginning with the publication of Mother and Other Poems in 1915 and ending with The Queens and the Hive in 1962. Among her more famous works was Facade in 1923, which combined a variety of musical and poetic styles. She died on December 9, 1964. For further detail, see the Dictionary of National Biography (1961-1970) and the New York Times (December 10, 1964 issue).

Other finding aids note

CRRA
Title
Edith Sitwell - Humphrey Searle collection
Status
completed
Author
Georgetown University Library Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Washington, D.C.
Date
11/19/1985
Description rules
local practice
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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