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Elizabeth Jane Howard papers: Finding Aid
mssEJH 1-5257  
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Description
This collection contains manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and ephemera of English writer Elizabeth Jane Howard (1923-2014). The manuscripts cover the entire span of Howard's writing career and include her major novels, as well as articles, essays, plays, short stories, book reviews, and interviews. In addition, there are manuscripts and correspondence of other authors and artists, most notably Kingsley Amis and Cecil Day Lewis. Within the correspondence, there are large groups of letters pertaining to Howard's involvement with the Cheltenham Literary Festival, the charity Bulgarian Orphans Fund Ltd., and personal letters discussing life in England during World War II.
Background
Elizabeth Jane Howard was born in London, England on March 26, 1923. She trained as an actress and, before the Second World War, played at Stratford-upon-Avon as well as repertory theater in Devon. At various times she worked as a model, a broadcaster for the BBC (1939-1946), as an editor for various publishers, and as a writer. She has been widely published as a novelist, journalist, reviewer, and has written plays for stage, film, and television. In 1962, she was the Artistic Director for the Cheltenham Literary Festival, and in 1973, the Artistic Co-Director of the Salisbury Festival of Arts; Howard was awarded a CBE in 2000. She married Sir Peter Scott in 1942, (one daughter; div. 1951); James Douglas Henry in 1958 (div. 1964); and Sir Kingsley Amis in 1965 (div. 1983). Elizabeth Jane Howard, died, aged 90, at home on January 2, 2014.
Extent
6,907 cataloged items + ephemera in 169 boxes
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
The collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please visit the Huntington's website: www.huntington.org.