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Pamphlet, Illustration, Image
During the mid-1930s and 40s George Orwell became an avid collector of pamphlets. His astounding collection, totalling m...
This photograph, taken on 19 January 1938, shows W H Auden and Christopher Isherwood on board a train at London’s Victor...
Sound recording Created date: 1926 (re-released by Symposium Records in 1992)
This wartime Cello Sonata (1916), by the English composer Frederick Delius, was written for the cellist Beatrice Harriso...
Sound recording Created date: 1928. Re-released by EMI in 1990
Frederick Delius’s Brigg Fair (1907) is a set of variations for large orchestra based on the folksong ‘Unto Brigg Fair’....
Manuscript, Draft Created date: c. 1938–39
This manuscript journal, entitled ‘Hankow’, was written by W H Auden during his visit to China with Christopher Isherwoo...
Report Created date: 1938
What is this? Published 20 years after the end of the First World War this is an account of one of the four main hospita...
Homage to Catalonia is George Orwell’s memoir of his experience as a volunteer soldier with the Marxist party POUM (Part...
Letter Created date: 21 March 1938
Bruno Walter was a renowned conductor, composer and pianist, born in Berlin to a middle class Jewish family. Walter sta...
Manuscript, Typescript, Letter, Draft, Ephemera, Image, Illustration Created date: 1934–65
The poet T S Eliot wrote a series of nonsense verse based on his friends' cats, first published in 1939 (and later adapt...
Manuscript, Typescript, Draft Created date: 1936–40
This is a manuscript draft of 'The Ballad of the Mari Lwyd’ by Vernon Watkins (1906–1967), with annotations by T S Eliot...
Manuscript, Fair copy Created date: 1938
The poetry of war – and of patriotism – arrived early in the conflict of World War One. Published in The Times on 21 Sep...
George Orwell wrote this review of Eugene Lyons’s memoir Assignment in Utopia (1937) in June 1938, two months after the ...
This pamphlet advertises the Group Theatre, one of the most influential experimental theatre companies in the 1930s. The...
Booklet Created date: 1914-1944
How do we know about the active service of German soldiers? A German soldier’s active service was recorded in 3 separate...
Photograph, Image Created date: 1938
A photograph of D H Lawrence at his desk.