Inventory of the
Osbert Sitwell fonds

Inventory #F0409

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0409
Title:Osbert Sitwell fonds
Extent:0.03 m of textual records
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
Sir Osbert Sitwell (1892-1969), author, was born in England, and served with a Guards regiment in the World War, 1914-1918. His satirical poems of the war, published in 'Argonaut and Juggernaut,' (1919), and 'Out of the flame,' (1923). He was the author of numerous books, including a four-volume autobiography (1944-1950), 'Miracle on Sinai,' (1933), a novel, 'Winters of content,' (1932), and 'Escape with me,' (1939), travel books, and 'Pound wise,' (1963), a collection of essays.
Scope and Content:

The fonds consists of a carbon typescript of Sir Osbert Sitwell's 'Miracle on Sinai,' under the working title, 'The new commandments or, make up your minds' as well as revisions in handwritten form, and carbon typescript pages of re-written passages.

Custodial History: This material was purchased from Bertrand Rota Booksellers in September, 1979.
Restrictions on
Access and Use:
No restrictions on access.
Finding Aid: Fonds level description only.
URL of Finding Aid:http://archivesfa.library.yorku.ca/fonds/ON00370-f0000409.pdf
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accession: 1979-012. No further accruals are expected.
Related Records: See Dame Edith Sitwell fonds (F0408) and Sacheverell Sitwell fonds (F0410) for related material.
Provenance Access Points:Sitwell, Osbert, 1892-1969

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