This collection contains manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, diaries, passports 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.
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.
191.2 Linear Feet
(6,907 cataloged items + ephemera in 170 boxes)
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