Inventory of the
Dame Edith Sitwell fonds

Inventory #F0408

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0408
Title:Dame Edith Sitwell fonds
Extent:0.80 m of textual records
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
Edith Louisa Sitwell (1887-1964), author, was born in England. She attracted literary attention in 1916 as the editor of 'Wheels,' a poetry anthology which was continued in 1917, 1918 and 1921. She was the author of several works of poetry and prose, as well as criticism, chief among them being 'The mother and other poems,' (1915), 'Elegy on dead fashion,' (1926), 'Selected poems,' (1936), 'Song of the cold,' (1948), 'A poet's notebook,' (1943), 'The pleasures of poetry,' (1930-32), and several others. In 1954 she was named Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II, and subsequently received many honorary degrees from universities, including Oxford (1951).
Scope and Content:

The fonds consists of correspondence, financial records, notebooks, galleys, and typescripts of Dame Edith Sitwell.

Custodial History: This material was purchased from Bertrand Rota Booksellers, 1971-1979, and from Wenning Booksellers, 1966. It was transferred from Rare Books to York University Archives and Special Collections in 1976.
Restrictions on
Access and Use:
No restrictions on access.
Finding Aid: File lists available.
URL of Finding Aid:http://archivesfa.library.yorku.ca/fonds/ON00370-f0000408.pdf
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accessions: 1966-002, 1979-010. No further accruals are expected.
Related Records: See Sir Osbert Sitwell fonds (F0409) and Sacheverell Sitwell fonds (F0410) for related material.
Provenance Access Points:Sitwell, Edith, Dame, 1887-1964

Date of creation: 2002/04/08
Date of last revision: 2003/05/06
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