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MS 708

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MS 708

Title

John Julius Norwich archive

Level

Sub-fonds

Administrative / Biographical history

From "www.johnjuliusnorwich.com": John Julius, 2nd Viscount Norwich, was born on 15 September 1929, the son of the statesman and diplomat Alfred Duff Cooper (1st Viscount) and the Lady Diana Cooper. He was educated at Upper Canada College, Toronto, at Eton, at the University of Strasbourg and on the lower deck of the Royal Navy before taking a degree in French and Russian at New College, Oxford. He then spent twelve years in H.M. Foreign Service, with posts at the Embassies in Belgrade and Beirut and at the Disarmament Conference in Geneva. In 1964 he resigned to become a writer.

Date

20th century - 21st century

Extent & medium

5 boxes

Content description

A collection of manuscripts and typescripts of John Julius Norwich's non-fiction works and television documentaries. The non-fiction works are dominated by Norwich's studies of the Normans, Venice and Byzantium, and often include Norwich's early notes that either preceded or accompanied his manuscript drafts.

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Bequeathed to College Library by the author.

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