Fonds F0409 - Osbert Sitwell fonds

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Osbert Sitwell fonds

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0.03 m of textual records

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Sir Osbert Sitwell (1892-1969), author, was born in England, and served with a Guards regiment in the World War, 1914-1918. His satirical poems of the war, published in 'Argonaut and Juggernaut,' (1919), and 'Out of the flame,' (1923). He was the author of numerous books, including a four-volume autobiography (1944-1950), 'Miracle on Sinai,' (1933), a novel, 'Winters of content,' (1932), and 'Escape with me,' (1939), travel books, and 'Pound wise,' (1963), a collection of essays.

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This material was purchased from Bertrand Rota Booksellers in September, 1979.

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The fonds consists of a carbon typescript of Sir Osbert Sitwell's 'Miracle on Sinai,' under the working title, 'The new commandments or, make up your minds' as well as revisions in handwritten form, and carbon typescript pages of re-written passages.

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The fonds comprises the following accession: 1979-012. No further accruals are expected.

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2002/04/08 Jizi Chen:. Word Perfect (Creation)
2002/04/08 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2003/05/06 Shannon MacDonald. Added URL for online finding aid. Updated wording in accruals, finding aid, access restrictions, extent.
2014-07-22: last updated
2018-03-29 KCP: added GMD, finding aid note, and published

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