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Letters, 1914-1941, of Lord Alfred Douglas to William Sorley Brown, editor of the ‘Border standard’, concerned chiefly with the publication of Douglas's articles, poems and speeches; with several drafts of letters chiefly written to newspapers for publication.

Identifier: MS.9925

Scope and Contents

Also included are a number of newspaper-cuttings, 1915-1936, undated, by or about Lord Alfred Douglas, and the manuscripts, 1915, undated, of three sonnets. "All's well with England", 'Winston Churchill' and 'A Christmas sonnet', all apparently unpublished.


  • Creation: 1914-1941.

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204 Leaves ; Quarto and under.

Language of Materials



204 folios.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, Sotheby's, 28 March 1960, lot 182.

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