collection contains 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, April 10, 1966, Waugh died
of heart failure at his home Combe Florey in Somerset.
9 boxes and one oversize folder
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