The Christopher Sykes papers, 1945-1981.
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Harold Acton was a British writer and scholar. His works include The Last Medici (1932), The Bourbons of Naples, 1734-1825 (1956), and two memoirs, Memoirs of an Aesthete (1948) and More Memoirs of an Aesthete (1970). Acton lived in China from 1933 to 1939, during which time he supported himself by teaching English Literature and collaborated with others to translate various Chinese literary works. His translations include Glue and Lacquer: Four Cautionary Tales (1941) and ...
Thomas Stearns Eliot (1888-1965), a poet, critic, editor, and playwright, was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He received a B. A. in 1909 and an M. A. in 1910 from Harvard, where he also pursued a doctoral degree in philosophy. In 1915, he married Vivienne (Vivien) Haigh-Wood. He completed his dissertation in 1916 while living in England and submitted it to Harvard, but was unable to defend it. He was literary editor of the avant-garde magazine The Egoist. In the Spring 1917, he publishe...
John Betjeman was a poet, journalist, free-lance writer, architectural commentator, broadcaster, and television personality who was popular in England in the 1960s and 1970s and was active in the campaigning for the preservation of churches, buildings and landscape. He was knighted in 1969 and became poet laureate in 1972. During his time at Oxford University, Betjeman's active social life included writers such as Evelyn Waugh, Bryan Guiness, Graham Greene, and W.H. Auden. He married Penelope Ch...
English author. Hollis was educated at Oxford and converted to Catholicism in 1924. He served on the editorial board of THE TABLET and produced a number of biographies and other works. From the description of Christopher Hollis Papers, [19--]-1975. (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 35863157 ...
Epithet: writer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000561.0x000235 Anthony Dymoke Powell, English author best known for his series A DANCE TO THE MUSIC OF TIME. Lady Violet Georgiana Powell, writer and chairperson of the Whatley Parish Council. Arthur Mizener, literary critic and biographer of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ford Madox Ford. From the description of Powell-Mizener correspondence, 1952-1981. (Co...
The two part documentary ‘No Plan, No Peace: The inside story of Iraq’s descent into chaos’ was produced by BBC Current Affairs and broadcast on the 28th and 29th October 2007. From the guide to the BBC Documentary: ‘No Plan, No Peace’ Collection, 2007, (Middle East Centre Archive, St Antony's College, Oxford) In December 1981, BBC Radio 4 broadcast a series of 13 controversial programmes by its Religious Affairs Correspondent, Gerald Priestland, under the title Priestland's...
Epithet: Editor 'The Tablet' British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001185.0x0003c4 ...
Epithet: Major 4th son of Waldorf Title: 2nd Viscount Astor British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000622.0x0001b8 ...
Hamish Hamilton Ltd. was a publishing firm based in London; Hamish Hamilton was the Managing Director and the author of the correspondence. From the description of Correspondence with Alma Mahler and Franz Werfel, 1938-1947. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155863408 James (Jamie) Hamilton was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, 15 November 1900, son of James Nelson Hamilton and Alice van Valkenburg, and moved to Scotland at the age of five a...
English actor, author, and lecturer; b. Robert William Speaight; d. 1976. From the description of Robert Speaight collection, 1942-1977. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70969804 ...
English novelist. From the description of Autograph and typewritten letters and notes signed "Graham" (62) : London, etc., to his brother, Herbert, 1945 May 11-1955 Sept. 12 and undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270497418 From the description of Graham Greene letters to Mercia Harrison, 1945-1990. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 465279409 English writer and dramatist. From the description of Graham Greene Collecti...
Colonial editor for The Times (London) 1908-1960s. From the description of Papers, 1908-1963. (University of Notre Dame). WorldCat record id: 23712677 English author, editor, and journalist. Woodruff attended Oxford and later entered the field of journalism. He edited THE TABLET from 1936-1967 and served as chairman of Associated Catholic Newspapers from 1953-1970. Woodruff also wrote many books and articles. In 1933, he was married to Hon. Marie Imm...
Christopher Hugh Sykes was born at Sledmere near Malton, England, on Nov. 17, 1907, the second son of Mark and Edith Violet (Gorst) Sykes. His father, Sir Mark Sykes, was elected a conservative member of Parliament in 1912 and later served as an adviser to Lloyd George on Middle Eastern affairs. The father's Orientalist interests helped nurture the lifelong interest of the son in the Middle East. Christopher Sykes was educated at Downside School, the Sorbonne, and Christ Church, Oxford. During 1...
Born Nancy Witcher Langhorne, of Richmond, Va., and "Mirador," Albemarle co., Va. Married Robert Gould Shaw, 1897; divorced, 1903; one son, Robert Gould. Married Waldorf Astor (1879-1952) of Cliveden, Buckinghamshire, Eng., 1906; five children: William Waldorf (b. 1907), Nancy Phyllis Louise (b. 1909), Frances David Langhorne (b. 1912), Michael (b. 1916), and John Jacob (b. 1918). Elected first woman to Parliament, 1919, serving twenty-five years. From the description of Pa...
English novelist and travel writer. From the description of Evelyn Waugh Collection, 1843-1994 (bulk 1910-1966). (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122492298 Evelyn Arthur St. John Waugh (1903-1966) ranks as one of the outstanding satiric novelists of the 20th century. Hilariously savage wit and complete command of the English language were hallmarks of his style. He was born in London on Oct. 28, 1903, the son...
Robert Byron (1905-1941), writer and art critic, was born in London and educated at Eton College and Merton College, Oxford University. Byron made a career out of writing about his extensive travels (including Greece, India, Tibet, Russia, Afghanistan, Iran, and Iraq). Byron also wrote on art and architecture in both his travel narratives and in other projects (such as The Appreciation of Architecture published in 1927). He was a founding member of the Georgian Group, which was established in 19...
Editor. From the description of Reminiscences of T.S. Matthews : oral history, 1967. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122513341 ...
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...
Irish author and translator who corresponded with Djuna Barnes. From the description of Papers. 1940-1986. (University of Maryland Libraries). WorldCat record id: 36326138 James Andrew Stern, author, was born on December 26, 1904, in County Meath, Ireland. He attended Eaton and Sandhurst. The author of more than fifty short stories, his works included The Heartless Land (1932); Something Wrong (1938); The Hidden Damage (1947) (written after viewing t...
Adelaide Lubbock is related to Owen Stanley and is the author of Australian roundabout, Owen Stanley and People in glass houses. Owen Stanley was a naval officer and marine surveyor. In 1838 he sailed to Port Essington in Northern Australia and later in 1840 he assisted in the foundation of Auckland and surveyed the harbour. In 1847 he returned to Australia, in command of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, and for 3 years was engaged in survey work along the southern coast of New Guinea. From the d...
Harman (Joseph Gerard) Grisewood was born on Feb. 8, 1906, at Wormleybury, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, England, the son of Lieutenant-Colonel Harman Grisewood and Lucille Geneviève (Cardozo) Grisewood. He was educated at Ampleforth College , as was his friend and contemporary René Hague, and at Worcester College, Oxford, where he received a degree in English literature in 1927. Mr. Grisewood began his long association with the BBC in 1929 as a member of the repertory company. From ...
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. ...
John Patrick Douglas Balfour, Baron Kinross, was born June 25, 1904 in Edinburgh, Scotland; he inherited the title of 3rd Baron Kinross of Glasclune in 1939 upon the death of his father. He was educated at Winchester and Balliol Coll. Oxford (B.A. History 1925) and while at Oxford he became one of the "Bright Young People" along with Harold Acton, Evelyn Waugh, Cyril Connolly, Brian Howard and John Betjeman. Kinross began his writing career as a journalist on the editorial staffs of...
Ivy Compton-Burnett was born at Pinner, Middlesex, England, June 5, 1884; educated at Addiscombe College, Howard College, and the Royal Holloway College; wrote first novel, Dolores (1911), while a governess for her younger sisters; wrote over twenty novels in her lifetime, receiving the James Tait Black memorial prize for Mother and son (1955); died, London, England, Aug. 27, 1969. From the description of Literary manuscripts, 1948-1963. (University of California, Los Angeles). World...
John Hayward was a writer and editor, probably best known as friend and advisor to T.S. Eliot. Born in London and educated at King's College, Hayward was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy in his youth and contended with the crippling disease throughout his life. He quickly developed a reputation for editing poetry anthologies, and was an insightful literary critic. He authored various other works, but his most notable contribution to literature was as co-founder and editor of The Book Collector....