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Sitwell, Francis Osbert Sacheverell, Sir, 1892 - 1969 (5th Baronet Sitwell, author)


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Sphere of activity

Poet, essayist, novelist and critic


Eldest son of Sir George and Lady Ida Sitwell; brother of Edith and Sacheverell.

Other information

Publications include the verse anthology 'Wheels' (1916-21), 'The Winstonburg Line (1919), and 'Before the Bombardment' (1926).

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:


Correspondence between J.M. Keynes and Sir Osbert Sitwell, 1943-07-28 - 1943-07-30

Reference Code: GBR/0272/JMK/PP/45/303
Scope and Contents

3 autograph letters, signed, to J.M. Keynes. 28 July 1943 and undated.
1 carbon typed letter, signed, from J.M. Keynes. 30 July 1943.

Dates: 1943-07-28 - 1943-07-30

Correspondence from Osbert Sitwell to E.M. Forster, 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/18/515
Scope and Contents

1 autograph letter, signed, to E.M. Forster. Undated.
To request this document, please use the following call mark: vol. 8/24
1 autograph postcard, signed, to E.M. Forster. 1953.
To request this document, please use the following call mark: 18/Sitwell, O.

Dates: 1953

Letters from Osbert Sitwell and an exhibition catalogue, 1919 - 1923

Reference Code: GBR/0272/WJHS/1/93
Scope and Contents

3 autograph letters, signed.
This file also includes a catalogue of an exhibition of French Art, 1914-19, at the Mansard Gallery with a preface by Arnold Bennett, Aug. 1919.

Dates: 1919 - 1923

Letters from Osbert Sitwell to Edward Dent, 1940-09-25 - 1948-05-08

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EJD/4/375
Scope and Contents

14 autograph letters signed and 1 typed letter signed, with 1 envelope.

Dates: 1940-09-25 - 1948-05-08

Letters from Osbert Sitwell to JDH, 1925 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0272/JDH/26/90
Scope and Contents

2 autograph letters signed.

Dates: 1925 - 1949

Letters from Osbert Sitwell to JEHS, 1942 - 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0272/STE/3/11
Scope and Contents

6 autograph letters signed, 2 of which include notes at foot from 'David'.

Dates: 1942 - 1952

Letters from Sir Osbert Sitwell to Clive and Vanessa Bell, 1937-07-27 - 1947-06-15

Reference Code: GBR/0272/CHA/1/583
Scope and Contents

1 autograph letter signed, 1 autograph postcard signed to Clive Bell. 17 Feb. 1945 and 15 Jun. 1947.
1 autograph letter signed to Vanessa Bell. [27 Jul. 1937].
Photocopies of 3 autograph letters signed to Clive Bell. 1941, 1946 and undated.

Dates: 1937-07-27 - 1947-06-15

Letters from Sir Osbert Sitwell to Lydia Lopokova Keynes, 1949 - 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0272/LLK/5/195
Scope and Contents

2 autograph letters, signed, and 2 typed letters, signed.

Dates: 1949 - 1958

Letters to Rosamond Lehmann, 1945-02-01 - 1956-09-10

Reference Code: GBR/0272/RNL/2/565
Scope and Contents

1 autograph letter signed and 1 typed letter signed.

Dates: 1945-02-01 - 1956-09-10
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: Some items contain sensitive personal information and are closed to researchers under the terms of the Data Protection Act (1998). A request to view these items must be made in writing to the Archivist who will discuss with the researcher the possibilities for obtaining the written permission of the author. A statement to this effect is given with each closed file.

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

Personal photographs, 1920 - 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0272/STE/4/3
Scope and Contents The photographs comprise:- photograph of JEHS, seated outdoors holding a glass of wine, [1920s];- 'Cara', seated in a bathing suit on a stony beach, 1926;- aeroplanes taken by JEHS on journey from Rotterdam to Croydon, 1930;- a furnished room in the Victorian Exhibition at St Bartholomew's Hospital showing, among the exhibits, the chair and painting loaned by JEHS, [c. 1934];- Elizabeth and Philip Steegman, Edith and Osbert Sitwell, David Horner and an unidentified woman...
Dates: 1920 - 1952