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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Scott A.1-A.795

Scope and Contents

Biographical is extensive. There is a considerable volume of material covering the earlier part of Scott's life (pre-1940) including his schooldays, his periods studying at Cambridge and at Munich, and his years at East Lighthouse, 1933-1940. Some of this material was assembled by Elspeth Huxley for her biography of Scott and includes reminiscences sent to her by his contemporaries. A record of Scott's wildfowling excursions is provided by his 'wildfowling diaries', dating from his Cambridge years, and by other material. There is personal correspondence with a variety of friends and colleagues, dating from most periods of his life, and a large body of family correspondence and papers which relates to several individuals, in particular his mother Kathleen. In addition there are papers documenting his brief involvement in politics immediately after World War Two; many articles, including interviews, obituaries and tributes; papers relating to honours and awards; and engagement diaries.


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