Thomas Balston Papers of the Sitwells, 1924-1960  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Balston, Thomas
Title
Thomas Balston Papers of the Sitwells
Dates
1924-1960 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.5 Linear feet of shelf space, (2 Boxes)
Collection Number
Cage 9 (collection)
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.
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 and available for research use.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Thomas Balston was a partner in Gerald Duckworth and Company, the British publisher of the Sitwells'.

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 page holograph notebook of Edith Sitwell's verse. Presentation copies of the Sitwell's books also included. Includes music manuscript of William Walton and letter of Constant Lambert.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Preferred Citation

[Item description]

Thomas Balston Papers of the Sitwells, 1924-1960 (Cage 9)

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

The materials are maintained in their original order.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, in 1971, from Dawsons of Pall Mall, London.

Processing Note

The papers were processed in November of 1971 by Terry Abraham.

Separated Materials

Included in the acquisition were 44 presentation copies of the Sitwells' books, as well as Balston's Sitwelliana, 1915-1927.

Related Materials

Siegfried Sassoon Papers of the Sitwells, 1918-1957 (Cage 165)

Edith, Osbert, and Sacheverell Sitwell Papers, 1917-1972 (Cage 531)

Nina Hamnett Papers, 1914-1953 (Cage 534)

Stephen Tennant Papers, 1929-1977 (Cage 643)

Ada Leverson Letters from the Sitwells, circa 1920-1935 (Cage 4669)

Stephen Tennant Papers, 1945-1953 (Cage 4722)

Edith Sitwell Correspondence, 1922-1964 (Cage 4793)


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

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

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 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 1, Folder 2

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

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 3

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

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 3

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

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 3

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

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 3

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

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 4

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

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 5

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

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 6

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

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 7

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

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 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. , 1927 July 31Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 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. , circa 1929Return to Top

Container(s): Box 2, Folder 27

2 items

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

Container(s): Box 2, Folder 28

Sitwell PortraitsReturn 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.
undated

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

Container(s): Box 2, Folder 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). , undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 2, Folder 31

Letters, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 2, Folder 32

Letter to Balston from Rowley, 1930Return to Top

Container(s): Box 2, Folder 33

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

Container(s): Box 2, Folder 34

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

Container(s): Box 2, Folder 35

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Authors, English -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
  • Poets, English -- 20th century -- Correspondence.

Personal Names

  • Balston, Thomas -- Archives

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Lambert, Constant, 1905-1951. (creator)
    • Sitwell, Edith, 1887-1964. (creator)
    • Sitwell, Osbert, 1892-1969. (creator)
    • Sitwell, Sacheverell, 1897-1988. (creator)
    • Walton, William, 1902-1983. (creator)