Papers of Antony Mario Ludovici (1882-1971)

Scope and Content

The collection is composed of 3 pieces of typescript material, being The confessions of an antifeminist, The English countryside today, and the considerably shorter Juvenile delinquency and sex.

Administrative / Biographical History

Anthony Mario Ludovici was born in London on 8 January 1882. He was privately educated both in England and abroad, and he became fluent in several languages. He started working life as an artist, and served as an artillery officer during 1914-1919, fighting in Armentieres and the Somme. Ludovici married Elsie Finnimore Buckley on 20 March 1920. He was a writer and translator of over 80 works. His writing includes Nietzsche: his life and works (1910), Woman: a vindication (1923), Lysistrata (1924) The future of woman (1936), Enemies of women (1947), and The quest of human quality (1952). Captain Anthony Mario Ludovici died on 3 April 1971.

Access Information

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.

Acquisition Information

Material acquired from executors, in Diss, Norfolk, January 1997, Accession no. E97.6


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using the following material: (1) Who's who 1968-1969. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1968.

Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.

Other Finding Aids

Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.


Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.

Related Material

The UK National Register of Archives (NRA), updated by the Historical Manuscripts Commission, notes these locations of Ludovici related material: letters, 1917-1932, Oxford University, Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts; correspondence in Eugenics Society papers, 1927-1947, Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine; and, letters (32) to Francis Neilson, 1954-1961, Manchester University, John Rylands Library, Ref. Neilson