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Thomas Balston Papers of the Sitwells, 1924-1960

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Balston, Thomas
Title
Thomas Balston Papers of the Sitwells
Dates
1924-1960
Quantity
2 boxes
350 items
Collection Number
Cage 9
Summary
Letters received from Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell Sitwell regarding their own publications as well as comments on the literary and social life around them. Included are holograph manuscripts of poems and other works, especially a holograph notebook of Edith Sitwell's verse. Includes music manuscript of William Walton and letter of Constant Lambert.
Repository
Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Pullman WA
99164-5610
Telephone: 509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Thomas Balston was a partner in Gerald Duckworth & Co., the Sitwells’ publisher.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Letters received from Edith, Osbert, and Sacheverell Sitwell regarding their own publications as well as comments on the literary and social life around them. Included are holograph manuscripts of poems and other works, especially a 140 p. holograph notebook of Edith Sitwell.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item Description]. Cage 9, Thomas Balston Papers of the Sitwells . Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Sitwell, Edith. Notebook, 140 p. holograph, signature in front. , circa 1927-1928Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1 / 1

Sitwell, Edith. "Oh the pomp that passed those doors" 58 line poem fragment, published as The Sleeping Beauty. 4 p. holograph, signed. , 1924Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1 / 2

Sitwell, Edith. "Facade" 48 1. holograph. , 1925Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1 / 3

[Walton, William] Polka, 2 1. manuscript score. , undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1 / 3

Lambert, Constant. Letter, London, to Balston. , undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1 / 3

Sitwell, Edith. "Facade," program for performance at the New Chenil Galleries, Chelsea, [4] l. also leaflet. , June 29, 1926Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1 / 3

Sitwell, Edith. "Springing Jack" [first published, 1919] [2] 1. holograph.Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1 / 4

Sitwell, Edith. Table of Contents to "Facade" 2 1. holograph signed. Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1 / 5

Sitwell, Edith. "Tarentella" [first published, 1926] [3] 1. holograph. Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1 / 6

Sitwell, Edith. "Four in the morning," n.d. [1] 1. holograph. Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1 / 7

Sitwell, Edith. "Gold Coast Customs," [20] 1. holograph signed. , 1928Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1 / 8

Sitwell, Edith. Letters, 1924-1954, to Thomas Balston. , 1924-1954Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1 / 9
1924-1925
1 / 10
1925-1926
1 / 11
1927
1 / 12
1928
1 / 13
1929-1930
1 / 14
1931-1932
1 / 15
1933
1 / 16
1935-1936
1 / 17
1944-1954

Sitwell, Sacheverell. Letters, to Thomas Balston. , 1926-1960Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1 / 18
19264-1928
1 / 19
1929
1 / 20
1930-1960

Sitwell, Sacheverell. Preface to second edition, [Southern Baroque Art] [3] 1. holograph. , July 31, 1927Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1 / 21

Sitwell, Osbert. Letters, to Thomas Balston. , 1926-1946Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1 / 22
1926-1927
1 / 23
1928
1 / 24
1929-1930
2 / 25
1930-1931
2 / 26
1932-1946

Sitwell, Osbert. The man who lost himself, advertising blurb. [book published, 1929] 1 1. holograph, 1 1. typescript. Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2 / 27

2 items.

Sitwell, Osbert. Sacheverell Sitwell. 3 1. holograph signed. , 1928Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2 / 28

Sitwell portraits .Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2 / 29
Portraits of Osbert Sitwell, all signed by him (one signed: Francis Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, his full name).
9 items.
1927
2 / 29
Portrait of Sacheverell Sitwell, signed by him.
1927
2 / 29
Portrait of Edith Sitwell, signed by her.
1927
2 / 29
Beerbohm, Max. Mr. Osbert Sitwell watches the Victorians step by, colored cartoon.
1930
2 / 29
Photograph of a painting of Edith Sitwell
undated
2 / 29
Photograph of Edith Sitwell, signed: Ken Beaton on mounting.

Hitwell, Riccarda [pseud.?] The Cocktail Party. "Given me by Rd. Jennings, 3-2-33, TB" [4] 1. typescript poem. Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2 / 30

Dawsons of Pall Mall. Excerpt from their catalog describing the Balston Collection of Sitwell manuscripts, letters and books. Lot 29. pp. 52-55 (photocopy). Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2 / 31

Letters, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2 / 32

Letter to Balston from Rowley, 1930Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2 / 33

Preservation copies of Sacheverell Sitwell letters. (Original in Folders 18-20.) Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2 / 34

Sitwell, Edith. "Facade" manuscript and related materials. Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2 / 35