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Writings and papers of Sutro, 1943-1983

MS. Eng. c. 7261
Held at the Weston Library

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(fols.1-108) autobiographical papers, mainly undated, including (fols. 8-9) two typescript leaves apparently from an unlocated typescript version of the memoirs, and

  1. (fols. 1-7) 'Meals on Wheels' (on the Oxford University Railway Club), 1970s
  2. (fols. 41-46)' Evelyn [Waugh] at Oxford', annotated typescript [see also 'The Friend' by John Sutro, part of 'Three Evocations of Evelyn Waugh', Adam International Review, 31, nos. 301-303 (1966), 14-18]
  3. (fols. 51-64) 'The Mitfords'

(fols. 109-181) verse by Sutro, 1961-1983, mainly undated

(fols. 182-210) miscellaneous notes, with (fols. 182-193) a review of a book on Somerset Maugham, 1967

(fols. 211a-223) newspaper cuttings, and photocopies from printed books, 1929-1985, mainly obituaries of Sutro

(fols. 224-367) papers relating to the cinema and theatre, including

  1. (fols. 224-239) an account by Sutro of Two Cities film company (which Sutro joined in 1942), 1937-1943, typescript, compiled c.1943
  2. (fols. 240-250) 'The Grand Design', an account by Sutro of the 'British first feature quota', and the part played by various companies, including Sutro's London Film Productions and Ortus Films, typescript, 1964
  3. (fols. 251-268) share certificates and transfers of shares, mainly in Ortus Films, 1940-1946, 1973
  4. (fols. 269-315) invoices, letters and accounts of fees, 1965-1974, including (fols. 271-280) assignment relating to the translation by Sutro of 'The Vampire Waltz', 1965, with related letters, 1965-1967
  5. (fols. 316-341) cheque paying-in book for John Sutro Productions, Apr.-Aug. 1966
  6. (fols. 342-367) cheques payable to theatres, 1969-1970


  • Creation: 1943-1983


373 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. c. 7261

Related Materials

A typescript article by Sutro, 'Travel', [c.1947?] is on display in the Sutro Room, Trinity College.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom