Papers of Vera Brittain

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. hist. d. 343, e. 304, f. 24
  • Dates of Creation
      1949-50
  • Language of Material
      English.
  • Physical Description
      3 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Papers of Vera Brittain, consisting of:

  • Notebooks concerning her participation in the World Pacifist Conference and her lecture tour in India, 1949-50
  • Volume of photographs of Cape Comorin, India, n.d.

Administrative / Biographical History

Vera Mary Brittain (1893-1970), afterwards Catlin, was an author, feminist and pacifist.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).

Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library by Vera Brittain's daughter, Shirley Williams, in 1972.

Note

Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 40214-16.

Geographical Names