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In 1992 Nigel Nicolson (son of Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville-West) presented a collection of correspondence generated by his editorial work to the University of Sussex. Nicolson was the principal editor of the six-volume Letters of Virginia Woolf (1975–80). Many letters are from Bloomsbury associates and those who knew the Woolfs intimately. The collection numbers around 900 letters. Some letters focus on reminiscences of, or issues relating to, particular individuals (Katherine Mansfield and Lytton Strachey are two such examples) and are grouped accordingly. There are also several pages of notes regarding the relationship between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West, drawn from references in the diaries and letters of Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson. In addition to general correspondence, the Nicolson Papers are augmented by sections on particular topics, including administrative papers relating to the transfer of Monks House to the care of the National Trust, and letters from Leonard to Vita Sackville-West.






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