St. Anne's House Archive
Scope and Contents
This archive has four series: Administrative Files, Correspondence, Miscellanea, and Publications. Items are arranged chronologically within the folders.
The Administrative Files consist primarily of meeting minutes and agendas from various St. Anne’s councils, but also include reports from the Commission into the Working of St. Anne’s House, and materials relating to St. Anne’s art, music, and drama clubs.
The Correspondence series contains letters between Father Patrick McLaughlin and Dorothy L. Sayers. Several other folders of correspondence relating to St. Anne’s were removed from this archive and placed in the Dorothy L. Sayers Papers. See the “related materials” listing below for more details.
Miscellanea includes various clippings and drafts of unidentified items by Sayers, and the Publications series contains the constitution, events listings, and annual reports from St. Anne’s.
- Created: 1941-1958
- Other: Majority of material found in 1950-1957
- St. Anne's house (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Copies or publication of materials by Dorothy L. Sayers require permissions from the Sayers Literary Executor.
Biographical or Historical Information
The material in this archive was acquired at auction from Sotheby’s in London by the Wade Center in 2000. The original Sotheby’s lot included in this archive is: Lot 292, vii and xi (folder 17a)
1.00 box : 21 folders
0.5 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
This archive contains materials relating to St. Anne's House, an Anglican organization formed with the goal of bringing the Christian faith into dialogue with aspects of modern culture--with particular emphasis on reaching out to the artistic and intellectual communities of London. Dorothy L. Sayers was an active member of St. Anne's House and a strong supporter of its mission. At her death in December 1957, Sayers's ashes were placed under the tower of St. Anne's in Soho.
Source of Acquisition
Other Descriptive Information
Some materials were removed and placed in the Dorothy L. Sayers Papers, and in the Religious Drama Society archive (folder 2). There is an acquisitions file for this collection. There is a research copy of this collection.
Processed by Laura Schmidt
- St. Anne's House Archive
- Laura Schmidt
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