University of Texas at Austin

Edith Sitwell:

An Inventory of Her Literary File Photography Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Sitwell, Edith, 1887-1964
Title: Edith Sitwell Literary File Photography Collection
Dates: late 19th-mid-20th century
Extent: 145 items (2 boxes)
Abstract: The Edith Sitwell Literary File Photography Collection consists of 145 items and includes portraits of Sitwell alone and with others.
Call Number: PH-02977
Language: English
Access: Open for research. To make an appointment or to reserve photography materials, please email Visual Materials Reference staff. Researchers must create an online Research Account and agree to the Materials Use Policy before using archival materials.
Use Policies: Ransom Center collections may contain material with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in the collections without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the Ransom Center and The University of Texas at Austin assume no responsibility.
Restrictions on Use: Authorization for publication is given on behalf of the University of Texas as the owner of the collection and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder which must be obtained by the researcher. For more information please see the Ransom Centers' Open Access and Use Policies.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation Edith Sitwell Literary File Photography Collection (PH-02977). Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin.
Acquisition: Internal transfers
Processed by: Susan McClellan, 2006

Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin,

Scope and Contents

The Edith Sitwell Literary File Photography Collection consists of 145 items (photographic prints, half-tone reproductions, postcards) and includes portraits of Edith, Osbert, and Sacheverell Sitwell, Aldous Huxley, John Lehmann, and Pavel Tchelitchew, among others. There are also views of the Sitwell home, Renishaw Hall, and Castello Di Montegufoni, as well as photographic reproductions of paintings by Tchelitchew and several photographic prints of rescued animals. An index at the end of this guide lists photographers whose work is featured in this file. Further descriptions of some items may be available in a card catalog in the repository.
This file forms a part of the Literary Files Photography Collection that is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally includes portraits and images collected by or of those figures.

Related Material

Associated and related material by and about Sitwell can be found in the Center's library and in the Dame Edith Sitwell Collection (MS-03855) and the Edith Sitwell Art Collection (AR-00371).

Index Terms


Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963.
Lehmann, John, 1907-1987.
Sitwell, Edith, 1887-1964.
Sitwell, Osbert, 1892-1969.
Sitwell, Sacheverell, 1897-1988.
Tchelitchew, Pavel, 1898-1957.


Castello di Montegufoni (Italy).
Photography of art.
Renishaw Hall (Renishaw, England).

Document Types

Gelatin silver prints.
Photographic prints.

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