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The Lester W. McLennan Collection of Sitwelliana
SC.73  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: The Lester W. McLennan Collection of Sitwelliana
    Dates: ca 1909-1975
    Collection Number: SC.73
    Creator/Collector: Sitwell, Osbert, 1892-1969 Sitwell, Sacheverell, 1897-1988
    Extent: 142 volumes (18 linear ft)
    Repository: California State University, Fullerton. University Archives and Special Collections
    Fullerton, California 92834-4150
    Abstract: The McLennan Collection of Sitwelliana includes the works of and about Sir Osbert Sitwell and his brother, Sacheverell Sitwell.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    The Lester W. McLennan Collection of Sitwelliana. California State University, Fullerton. University Archives and Special Collections

    Biography/Administrative History

    Sir Osbert Sitwell was a distinguished English poet and novelist. His brother, Sacheverell Sitwell,was also a poet and an art critic. They were the brothers of Dame Edith Sitwell and were members of a family of British eccentrics and intellectuals. The items in this collection were collected by Mr. Lester W. McLennan over a period of several years.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The books, pamphlets, and ephemera in this collection represent a view of the English aristocracy in the late Victorian and Edwardian periods, as well as the world of contemporary art.

    Indexing Terms

    Novelists, English--20th century.