Inventory of the
Sacheverell Sitwell fonds

Inventory #F0410

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0410
Title:Sacheverell Sitwell fonds
Extent:2.0 m of textual records
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
Sacheverell Sitwell (1897-1988), author and critic, was born in England and served in a Guards regiment during World War I (1914-1918). He established a reputation as an art critic with his studies of the Baroque while also writing novels and poetry. His major titles include, 'Southern Baroque art,' (1924), 'German Baroque art,' (1927), 'The people's palace,' (1918), 'The dance of the quick and the dead,' (1964) and other titles. In all, he published eighty books.
Scope and Content:

The fonds consists of notebooks, galley proofs and typescripts for several of Sacheverell Sitwell's works.

Custodial History: This material was purchased from Bertrand Rota Booksellers during the period, 1971-1975. It was transferred to the York University Archives from the Rare Book Department, Scott Library, York University in 1976.
Restrictions on
Access and Use:
No restrictions on access.
Finding Aid: File list available.
URL of Finding Aid:http://archivesfa.library.yorku.ca/fonds/ON00370-f0000410.pdf
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accession: 1976-033. No further accruals are expected.
Related Records: See Dame Edith Sitwell fonds (F0408), and Osbert Sitwell fonds (F0409) for related material.
Provenance Access Points:Sitwell, Sacheverell, 1897-1988

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