Letters received from Edith, Osbert and
Sacheverell Sitwell regarding their own publications as well as comments on the
literary and social life around them. Included are holograph manuscripts of
poems and other works, especially a holograph notebook of Edith Sitwell's
verse. Includes music manuscript of William Walton and letter of Constant
Washington State University Libraries Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
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Thomas Balston was a partner in Gerald Duckworth & Co., the
Letters received from Edith, Osbert, and Sacheverell Sitwell regarding
their own publications as well as comments on the literary and social life
around them. Included are holograph manuscripts of poems and other works,
especially a 140 p. holograph notebook of Edith Sitwell.
Use of the Collection
Restrictions on Access :
This collection is open for research use.
Preferred Citation :
[Item Description]. Cage 9, Thomas Balston Papers
of the Sitwells . Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.
The materials are maintained in their original order.
Acquisition Information :
Purchased, 1971, from Dawsons of Pall Mall, London.
Processing Note :
The papers were processed in November of 1971 by Terry Abraham.
Separated Materials :
Included in the acquisition were 44 presentation copies of the
Sitwells' books, as well as Balston's Sitwelliana, 1915-1927.
Related Materials :
Additional Sitwell manuscript holdings at Washington State University
Libraries are included in:
165 Siegfried Sassoon - Papers of the Sitwells, 1918-1957. Contains
letters, clippings, postcards and pamphlets from the Sitwells.
531 Edith, Osbert, and Sacheverell Sitwell Papers, 1917-1972
534 Nina Hamnett - Papers, 1914-1953. A few letters from Sacheverell
4669 Ada Leverson - Letters from the Sitwells, ca. 1920- 1935. Letters
received from the Sitwells about literary matters and mutual friends.
Cage 4793 Correspondence from Edith Sitwell to Geoffrey Singleton,
1922-1964. 25 items.
Detailed Description of the Collection
The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in
Sitwell, Edith. Notebook, 140 p.
holograph, signature in front. , circa 1927-1928