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Lee, Laurie: letter (c 1944)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL522
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Lee, Laurie: letter (c 1944)
Date(s): [c1944]
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 leaf
Name of creator(s): Lee | Laurence Edward Alan | 1914-1997 | writer x Lee | Laurie


Administrative/Biographical history:

Laurence Edward Alan [Laurie] Lee was born and educated in Gloucestershire. He lived in London and Spain as a young man, working in a variety of jobs, and fought on the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War. During the Second World War he worked as a film scriptwriter for the Ministry of Information. Lee's first volume of poetry was published in 1944 and he subsequently wrote a variety of fiction and non-fiction works. He is best known, however, for Cider with Rosie (1959), the first of his three volumes of autobiography. He received the MBE in 1952 and was made a freeman of the City of London in 1982.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Laurie Lee of 614 Russell Square House, London to Roger [Senhouse], [c 1944]. Thanking him for a copy of The Rescue.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

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:

See archivist

Immediate source of acquisition:

Found enclosed in a copy of L Lee The sun my monument (1944) - classmark: [S.L.] II [Lee, L.- 1944]

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Publication note:

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:
July 2008

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