Nicolson, Harold, 1886-1968

Alternative names
Birth 1886-11-21
Death 1968-05-01
English, French

Biographical notes:

Epithet: writer and diplomatist

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001083.0x00010c

Sir Harold George Nicolson was born in Teheran and he spent his life in the diplomatic corps at posts in Berlin, Teheran, Constantinople, and Madrid. At the end of his diplomatic career Nicolson pursued a career in journalism and politics, during which time he served as a member of the National Liberal Party in Parliment.

From the description of Constable Correspondence, 1920-1960. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122628037

Harold George Nicolson (1886-1968), English diplomat, biographer, and novelist.

From the description of Harold Nicolson letters to Arthur Nicolson and Mary Nicolson, 1894-1936. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702184042

Sir Harold George Nicolson was an exceptional English diplomat and an urbane, witty author. A skilled essayist, his literary career was highlighted by several fine, erudite biographies of political figures. His long and successful marriage to Vita Sackville-West was an important factor in his work.

From the description of Harold George Nicolson correspondence, 1931-1965. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 52075144

Sir Harold George Nicolson, British diplomat and author.

From the guide to the Sir Harold George Nicolson manuscript material : 6 items, 1952-1958, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

English author.

From the description of Letters, 1944, 1947. (Washington State University). WorldCat record id: 29853274


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