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Sackville-West, Vita (Lady Nicholson): letter (1957)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL444
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Sackville-West, Vita (Lady Nicholson): letter (1957)
Date(s): 1957
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 leaf
Name of creator(s): West | Victoria Mary | Sackville- | 1892-1962 | afterwards Nicholson | writer and gardener x West | Vita | Sackville- x Sackville-West | Vita x Nicholson | Lady | Vita


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Hon Victoria Mary Sackville-West (known throughout her life as Vita) was born at Knole, Kent, and educated at home and in London. She wrote both prose and poetry extensively from an early age. Sackville-West kept her own surname on her marriage to Harold George Nicholson (later Sir Harold) in 1913; the marriage was successful and lasted until her death, in spite of her many female lovers (including Violet Trefusis and Virginia Woolf). She continued to write throughout her life, alongside her long-running project to restore the gardens at Sissinghurst Castle.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Vita Sackville-West onbaord the SS Reina del Mar, [docked at] Havana, Cuba to [J H P] Pafford, Goldsmiths' Librarian, University of London Library, 19 Dec 1957. Replying to some queries he had sent on behalf of a student [Jean Muriel Wines] who was prepapring a bibilography of Sackville-West's works. Autograph, with signature.

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System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to individual items in Senate House Library archives collections may be restricted under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

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Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred from the Goldsmiths' Librarian's files, 1970.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Aug 2008

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