The Evelyn Waugh Papers is a collection of literary manuscripts, business and personal correspondence and ephemera by and
about the British writer Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966).
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, Apr. 10, 1966, Waugh died
of heart failure at his home Combe Florey in Somerset.
9 boxes and one oversize folder
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