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Evelyn Waugh Papers
mssEW 1-322  
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Description
This collection contains literary manuscripts, business and personal correspondence and ephemera by and about the British writer Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966).
Background
Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966), was a British satirical writer whose published works included Decline and Fall, A Handful of Dust, Sword of Honour and The Loved One, as well as several travel books. Waugh's conversion to Catholicism in 1930 introduced Catholic themes and subjects to his writing including, perhaps his most well-known work, Brideshead Revisited. Waugh was married twice and had seven children, including the journalist Auberon Waugh; on Easter Sunday, April 10, 1966, Waugh died of heart failure at his home Combe Florey in Somerset.
Extent
9 boxes and one oversize folder
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
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.