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James Laver papers

Identifier: GTM-811223

Content Description

Personal papers of James Laver (1899-1975), author and Keeper of Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England. Correspondence to Laver and wife, actress Veronica Turleigh (1903-1971), provide a valuable source on English and Irish literary circles. Writers include Enid, Bagnold, John Betjeman, Violet Clifton, Martin d'Arcy, Graham Greene, Kate O'Brien, Iris Origo, Ronald Knox, Desmond MacCarthy, Rose MacCaulay, Alec and Evelyn Waugh, Vita Sackville-West, and Enid Starkie, among others.

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  • 1918 - 1977

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1.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Sotheby's via Bertram Rota Booksellers, London, 1981.

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Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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