Norman Douglas Papers
Scope and Content
The Norman Douglas Papers contains an apparently unpublished handwritten essay (1943) on a novel by an unknown author. There are also three letters, written between 1929 and 1936, from Florence, Italy. The letters are to E.H. Douglas, Osborn, Lanman Crosby, and the last is unknown. The other contents of this collection includes notes and lists.
- 1929 - 1953
- Douglas, Norman, 1868-1952 (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials. See the WATCH File on Norman Douglas for information about rights holders, or visit the website for the Society of Authors, who manages the estate of Norman Douglas.
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Norman Douglas was born George Norman Douglass, in Austria in 1868. Following his family's relocation to England, he eventually served at the British Embassy in St. Petersburg, Russia, from 1894-1896. Throughout his life, he lived in various parts of Europe, including England and Italy, and traveled extensively. He wrote several novels, including South Wind (1917), as well as essays and travel pieces. He died in Capri in 1952.
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
The Norman Douglas Papers contains an apparently unpublished handwritten essay (1943), as well as correspondence.
The collection is arranged by material type.
Source of Acquisition
The Norman Douglas Papers were part of a book collection purchased by the University Libraries and transferred to Special Collections in 1974.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Norman Douglas Papers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Norman Douglas Papers was completed in 1974. Additional description was completed in March 2011.
- Norman Douglas Papers, 1929-1953
- Ashley Wellens, Student Volunteer, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
- 2011 (CC0 1.0)
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