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West, Victoria Mary Sackville ((1892-1962) afterwards Nicolson, poet, novelist and biographer)


Dates and places

1892-1962 Born at Knole, Kent

Sphere of activity

Novelist, poet and creator of gardens


Only daughter of the 3rd Lord Sackville and his first cousin, Victoria. Married the diplomat Harold Nicolson.

Other information

Publications include the books 'Knole and the Sackvilles' (1922) and 'The Edwardians' (1930), and poems such as 'The Lands' and 'The Garden', both of which received prizes. Designed gardens at Long Barn and Sissinghurst Castle.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:


Letter from Vita Sackville-West to Lydia Lopokova Keynes, 1930-03-06 - 1939-03-06

Reference Code: GBR/0272/LLK/5/185
Scope and Contents

1 autograph letter, signed.

Dates: 1930-03-06 - 1939-03-06

Letters from Victoria ('Vita') Sackville-West to Clive and Vanessa Bell, 1926 - 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0272/CHA/1/546
Scope and Contents

16 autograph letters signed, 5 typed letters signed, 2 autograph postcards signed to Clive Bell, including 1 autograph postcard signed by Harold, Benedict and Nigel Nicolson. [1926-37].
1 autograph letter signed to Vanessa Bell. [1937].
Photocopies of 19 autograph letters signed, 2 typed letters signed to Clive Bell. 1922-1961, and undated.

Dates: 1926 - 1937

Letters from Vita Sackville-West to GHWR, 1928 - 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0272/GHWR/3/371
Scope and Contents

3 typed letters signed.

Dates: 1928 - 1929
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the Rylands Papers are readily available to scholars in the Archive Centre. Record consultation is by appointment. Personal letters of living authors may only be consulted with their written permission. Some material is reserved in view of its sensitivity. There is no access to such material for the time being.

Letters from Vita Sackville West to JDH, 1928 - 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0272/JDH/26/87
Scope and Contents

1 autograph letter signed and 2 typed letters signed.

Dates: 1928 - 1946

Letters to Vanessa and Clive Bell on the death of Virginia Woolf, 1941-04

Reference Code: GBR/0272/CHA/1/697
Scope and Contents Photocopies of 60 autograph letters signed from: Colin Agnew, Barbara Bagenal, Margaret Balchin, Col. Cory Heward Bell, Mrs. H. T. Bell, Nellie Boxall, Nelly Cecil, Bishop of Chichester, 'K' [Kenneth Clark], Marie Collett, [?Violet Dickinson], Margaret Duckworth, Sophia Farrell, Lettice Fisher, E.M. Forster, Ethel Grant, Edward Lewis, Ruby Lindsay, 'Topsy' Lucas, [Molly MacCarthy], Violet Mannering, Beatrice Mayor, Raymond Mortimer, Victor Pasmore, Patricia Preece, Claude and Elsie Rogers,...
Dates: 1941-04

Poem from Vita Sackville-West to Vanessa Bell, 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0272/AG/1/50
Scope and Contents

Poem sent as a Christmas card.

Dates: 1960
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Letters by persons still living may only be read with the written permission of the author. The correspondence between Mrs. Garnett and her late husband, David Garnett, may only be read by permission of the family. For further information, please contact the Archivist.

Sackville-West, V.: Correspondence with the Press, 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/PRESS 3/1/2/10738
Scope and Contents From the Series: The correspondence comprises incoming letters, including readers' reports.This series is known as ‘author files’ because the arrangement is focused upon the individual. Some contain correspondence only. The correspondence includes readers' reports from 1913 onwards.As the new Press Archive catalogue is not yet complete, please use the 'Former / Other Reference' to request these items.For the number of items (not the number of letters) see the number in brackets after the Former /...
Dates: 1946
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Scholarly access to this material may be restricted if it contains information exempted from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, 2000. Please apply in advance to the Cambridge University Press Archivist.