Mitford, Nancy, 1904-1973

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Nancy Freeman-Mitford was a British novelist and biographer. She is best known for her series of novels about upper-class life in England and France including THE PURSUIT OF LOVE (1945), and DON'T TELL ALFRED (1960). She also wrote four well-received, well-researched popular biographies of Louis XIV, Madame de Pompadour, Voltaire, and Frederick the Great. Mitford managed the bookshop on Curzzon Street in London, during World War II, and moved to Paris in 1945 where she died.

From the description of Nancy Mitford collection, 1966-1973. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 166637583

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Russell, Leonard, 1906-. Letters, 1945-1972 (bulk 1948-1960). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Robert A. Wilson slides, 1956-1969 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Sykes, Christopher, 1907-1986. The Christopher Sykes papers, 1945-1981. Georgetown University, Joseph Mark Lauinger Memorial Library
referencedIn Leonard Russell Letters TXRC97-A0., 1945-1972, (bulk 1948-1960) Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Atkinson, Brooks, 1894-1984,. Saturday review book review letters received, 1958-1967 (bulk 1960-1962). Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Papers of T.D.N. Besterman, 20th century Taylor Institution Library
creatorOf Mortimer, Raymond, 1895-1980. Raymond Mortimer Collection, 1918-1979 (bulk 1925-1970). Princeton University Library
creatorOf Mitford, Nancy, 1904-1973. Autograph letters signed (23) and autograph postal cards signed (6) : mainly Paris, to Charles A. Harding, 1948 Sept. 18-1964 Feb. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Harding, Charles Alvar, 1915-. Charles Alvar Harding collection, ca. 1850-ca. 1970. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Sybille Bedford Papers TXRC03-A5., 1914-2001 (bulk 1940s-1980s) Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Mitford, Nancy, 1904-1973. Nancy Mitford collection, 1966-1973. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Waugh, Evelyn, 1903-1966. An open letter on a very serious subject to the Honorable Mrs. Peter Rodd (Nancy Mitford) : manuscript, [1955?] Houghton Library
creatorOf Sybille Bedford Papers TXRC03-A5., 1914-2001 (bulk 1940s-1980s) Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Marshall, Bruce, 1899-1987. Constable Correspondence, 1944-1957. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn Donald and Katharine Foley Collection of Penguin Books, 1935-1965 Bancroft Library
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876 (bulk:1700-1800) New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Lord, James. James Lord papers, circa 1917-2008. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Halsband, Robert, 1914-. Robert Halsband papers, 1708-1976. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Mitford, Jessica, 1917-1996. Jessica Mitford collection, ca. 1934-1996. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Josephine Barrington Collection. The Little Hut / by Andre Roussin ; translated by Nancy Mitford ; directed by John Blatchley, 1954 - house program. University of Guelph
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associatedWith Bedford, Sybille, 1911-2006 person
associatedWith Emmet, Thomas Addis person
associatedWith Foley, Donald L. person
associatedWith Foley, Katharine person
associatedWith Forbes, Elizabeth, person
associatedWith G. Heywood Hill, Ltd. corporateBody
associatedWith Halsband, Robert, 1914- person
associatedWith Harding, Charles Alvar, 1915- person
associatedWith Harding Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Josephine Barrington Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Lord, James. person
associatedWith Marshall, Bruce, 1899-1987. person
associatedWith Mitford, Jessica, 1917-1996. person
associatedWith Mortimer, Raymond, 1895-1980. person
associatedWith Palewski, Gaston, 1901-1984. person
associatedWith Russell, Leonard, 1906- person
correspondedWith Sykes, Christopher, 1907-1986. person
associatedWith T. D. N. Besterman person
associatedWith Waugh, Evelyn, 1903-1966. person
associatedWith Wilson, Robert A. (Robert Alfred), 1922- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Booksellers and bookselling--20th century


Birth 1904-11-28

Death 1973-06-30





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SNAC ID: 69047773