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DL - Doris Lessing Archive

Reference code
DL
Level of description
Collection
Title
Doris Lessing Archive
1944-1949
1969-2007
Quantity & Format
30 boxes Letters (typescript and MS)
Personal name
Whitehorn, John
Lessing, Doris May 1919-2013
Subject
Zimbabwe
Authorship
Creator
Lessing, Doris May 1919-2013
Scope and content
Doris Lessing holds the title of Distinguished Fellow in Literature at the University of East Anglia and received an Honorary degree from the UEA in 1985. She received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2007.

The collection includes the Whitehorn letters, 1944-1949 (1 box) and general correspondence from 1969-2007 (29 boxes). The collection does not hold any manuscripts of published or unpublished works.

The Whitehorn series (DL/WHI) comprises 110 letters written by Doris to R.A.F. Pilot Officer John Whitehorn and his friend Coll MacDonald between 1944-1949. They provide insight into Doris's personal life in Rhodesia.
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