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Sykes, Christopher, Papers 2

Identifier: GTM-020228

Content Description

Photocopies of correspondence between Christopher Simon Sykes and his brother Richard Sykes (dated 1930-1978). Includes letters to the former's uncle, British writer Christopher Sykes (born 1907-1986) from Patrick Balfour, Cyril Connell, Harman Grisewood, Rupert Hart-Davis, Roy Howard, Joan Hoare, and Serena James (photocopies).


  • 1928 - 1978

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Biographical / Historical

Christopher Simon Sykes is a photographer and writer. He specializes in architectural and garden photography, and writes on architecture and social history. Sykes worked with Eric Clapton on his autobiography, and his work has appeared in publications such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Town and Country, and Architechtural Digest. Sykes is the nephew of British author Christopher H. Sykes (1907-1986).

Christopher Hugh Sykes (1907-1986) - See Christopher Sykes papers GTMGamms207.


0.42 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger Document Case (legal))

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired from Christopher S. Sykes, 2002.

Related Materials

Related material:

Christopher Sykes papers, GTMGamms207

Christopher Sykes Papers 2
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Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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