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Rebecca West collection of papers

Title
Rebecca West collection of papers, 1916-1975.
Author
West, Rebecca, 1892-1983.
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Mixed materialPermit neededAvailableBerg Coll MSS WestSchwarzman Building - Berg Collection Room 320

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Description
237 items.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Correspondence.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Biography (note)
  • Rebecca West, born Cicely Isabel Fairfield, was a British novelist, biographer, literary critic, and essayist.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Provenance (note)
  • This is a synthetic collection, created from materials acquired through gift and purchase from various sources. Some of the materials were formerly owned by Carl Van Vechten, and others are from the files of the American Play Company.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
Berg Coll MSS West
Author
West, Rebecca, 1892-1983.
Title
Rebecca West collection of papers, 1916-1975.
Summary
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts, correspondence, legal and financial documents, as well as portraits. The manuscripts include a holograph review and essay. The bulk of the collection consists of letters, dating from 1916 to 1960, from the author to Anne Fremantle, Violet Hunt, Sir Edward Howard Marsh, Beverly Nichols, Edward Sackville-West, May Sarton, Carl Van Vechten, Humbert Wolfe, Virginia Woolf, and others. Also present are letters relating to the author, from 1919 to 1975, between various correspondents including Gerald Gould, Harold Monro, James B. Pinker and son, and others. There are also letters to West from Herbert Mitgang, dating from 1967 to 1975.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Berg Collection; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Biography
Rebecca West, born Cicely Isabel Fairfield, was a British novelist, biographer, literary critic, and essayist.
Indexes
Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Local Note
Creation of collection-level record funded with the generous support of the Gladys Kreible Delmas Foundation.
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Fremantle, Anne, 1909-2002.
Hunt, Violet, 1862-1942.
Marsh, Edward Howard, Sir, 1872-1953.
Mitgang, Herbert.
Nichols, Beverley, 1899-
Sackville-West, Edward, 1901-1965.
Sarton, May, 1912-1995.
Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964.
Wolfe, Humbert, 1885-1940.
Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941.
Gould, Gerald, 1885-1936.
Monro, Harold, 1879-1932.
Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964. Former owner
James B. Pinker and Son.
American Play Company. Former owner
Research Call Number
Berg Coll MSS West
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