Lilly Library Manuscript Collections

SACKVILLE-WEST, V. MSS.

The Sackville-West, V. mss., 1888-1962, consist of the letters of author Victoria Mary (Vita) Sackville-West, 1892-1962, and her husband, Sir Harold George Nicolson, 1886-1968, author. Also present are diaries and engagement books of Victoria Sackville-West for the years 1907-1929 and diaries of her mother, Lady Sackville (Victoria Josephine Sackville-West, 1862-1936), for the years 1888-1935. A box list of the collection follows this description.

Purchase. Nigel Nicolson, Sissinghurst, Kent, England. 1983, 1985

Box List

Correspondence, 1910 - 1968

  • Box 1: 1910 - 1919, June
  • Box 2: 1919, July - 1926, June
  • Box 3: 1926, July - 1928, Jan.
  • Box 4: 1928, Feb. - 1935, June
  • Box 5: 1935, July - 1940, Nov.
  • Box 6: 1940, Dec. - 1945
  • Box 7: 1946 - 1951
  • Box 8: 1952 - 1961, Oct.
  • Box 9: 1961, Nov. - 1968

Diaries, engagement books, reminiscences, etc.

  • Box 10: Diaries and engagement books: Vita Sackville-West, 1907-1933 (22 vols.)
  • Diaries and reminiscences: Lady Sackville, 1922; 1889-1909 (13 vols.)
  • Box 11: Diaries: Lady Sackville, 1911-1932, Mar. 1 (15 vols.)
  • Box 12: Diaries: Lady Sackville, 1932, Mar. 3-1935, Apr. (7 vols.)
  • Box 13: Diaries: Lady Sackville, 1935, May-1936, June (3 vols.); Stories, 1934-1935; Autograph Book, 1918-1928

Also see the Sackville-West mss.

Collection size: 10,529 items

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