Guide to the Stephen Tennant Papers 1929-1977
Cage 643

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Stephen Tennant Papers
ID
Cage 643
Date [inclusive]
1929-1977
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.5 linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
Letters, including some original covers, sent to Stephen Tennant by various friends and acquaintances. Includes holograph version of "Daphne" by Edith Sitwell, and postcards, clippings, and photographs.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Stephen Tennant Papers, 1929-1977

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

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Biographical/Historical note

The Honorable Stephen James Napier Tennant (1906-1987) was an English artist and author. He was part of a London social circle popularly known in the 1920s as the Bright Young Things or Bright Young People, and he had many friends and acquaintances in the Bloomsbury set as well.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists primarily of correspondence, including some original covers, sent to Stephen Tennant by various friends and acquaintances. It includes a holograph version of "Daphne" by Edith Sitwell, postcards, clippings, and photographs. Some of the letters are incomplete, and many are undated. Among the notable correspondents are Cecil Beaton, Edith and Osbert Sitwell, Virginia Woolf, Nancy Mitford, E.M. Forster, Juliet Huxley, and Daphne du Maurier. Some items are annotated by Tennant.

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Arrangement note

This collection is arranged alphabetically by correspondent name. Items from unidentified correspondents (illegible signatures, signed with initials or first name only and not identified during collection processing, or unsigned) are filed under Miscellaneous (folder 23).

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2017

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The Washington State University Libraries purchased this collection in 1990 (MS.1990.10).

Processing Information note

Initial processing was performed by staff in 1996. Beth Blakesley and Cheryl Gunselman performed additional processing in 2013 and 2017.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Stephen Tennant Papers, 1945-1953 (Cage 4722)

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Tennant, Stephen, 1906-1987 -- Correspondence

Subject(s)

  • Authors, English -- 20th century -- Correspondence
  • Literature

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Christabel [Aberconway]. undated 

1 1

Princess Alexandra. 1968 and undated 

1 2

Cecil Beaton (letters, postcards, notes, and photographs). 1929-1973 and undated 

1 3

Marthe [Bibesco?]. undated 

1 4

Edmund [Blunden]. 1965 

1 5

[?] Bryant. 1970 

1 6

David Cecil. undated 

1 7

E.M. Forster. 1933 

1 8

Leslie [L.P. Hartley]. 1970-1971 and undated 

1 9

Michael Holroyd. 1972 

1 10

Eileen [Hose]. 1973 

1 11

Barbara Hutton. undated 

1 12

Juliette and Julian Huxley. 1959-1977 and undated 

1 13

Daphne du Maurier. 1973-1977 

1 14

Nancy [Mitford]. 1952-1956 

1 15

Angus Ogilvy. 1965 

1 16

Ruth Pitter. 1966-1973 and undated 

1 17

Edith Sitwell (letter and "Daphne" holograph). undated 

1 18

Osbert Sitwell. undated 

1 19

Lucile Thurber. undated 

1 20

Laurie [Laurence Whistler]. 1966-1972 

1 21

Virginia Woolf. undated 

1 22

Miscellaneous (items from unidentified correspondents, including Margaret, Violet, Aunt Violet, David, and Rosamund; also items signed with initials only, with illegible signatures, or unsigned). 1929-1972 and undated 

1 23