Rebecca West papers 1894-1975

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Rebecca West papers, 1894-1975

Rebecca West papers 1894-1975

The papers consist of correspondence to and from West, correspondence of her husband Henry Andrews, writings of Rebecca West, writings of others, personal papers, and writings about Rebecca West.

Total Boxes: 44; Other Storage Formats: Oversize; Linear Feet: 20.0

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