Personal and literary papers and correspondence of Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor, with some personal papers and correspondence of Joan Leigh Fermor. Edit




  • 1818-2011, undated. (Creation)


  • 50.00 Linear metres (Whole)

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  • Scope and Contents

    The archive consists of extensive correspondence from fans, friends and associates, including the poet Sir John Betjeman, painter Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika, and Leigh Fermor's principal publisher John 'Jock' Murray. There are also literary manuscripts and typescripts, often with numerous annotations and revisions, diaries, notebooks, photographs, articles and research papers concerning most aspects of his and Joan's life, work and interests, including wide-ranging material on the war, in particular the resistance movement in Crete.

  • Related Materials

    The National Library of Scotland also holds the Joan Leigh Fermor photographic collection (Acc.13179), the papers of Leigh Fermor's friend Alexander 'Xan' Wallace Fielding (Acc.13327) and the archives of Leigh Fermor's principal publisher John Murray.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Purchased, 2012, from the estate of Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor with funds from the John R. Murray Charitable Trust.

  • Language of Materials

    In English and Greek. Other languages may also be present.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Permission to publish should be sought from the rights holders which include the Patrick Leigh Fermor estate and Joan Leigh Fermor estate.

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