P.G. Wodehouse Letters and Photograph Collection

Identifier: MSS.0949

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photographs and letters to and from author P.G. Wodehouse dated 1882-1974.

The photographs include the earliest known photograph of Wodehouse from 1882 when he was around 3 months old, a signed, framed photograph of Wodehouse in his 20s, a photograph of Wodehouse at Great Neck with other performers, and photographs related to actress Alice Dovey, Wodehouse's first love.

Correspondence includes letters to and from various individuals. Series with multiple letters include: letters to fellow author Elliot O'Donnell; letters to "Rees" who was a schoolmaster at Dulwich College; a transcription of correspondence between Wodehouse and his editor Peter Schwed; letters to Natalie E. McIver; letters to his nephew Patrick; correspondence between Ruth Inglis and Wodehouse.


  • 1882 - 1974

Conditions Governing Access

This collection may be viewed only in the reading room of Special Collections in the Jean and Alexander Heard Library. Collections should be requested 2-3 days prior to visiting in order to facilitate easier access. For questions or to request a collection, contact specialcollections@vanderbilt.edu.


.21 Linear Feet (1 Half Hollinger box; 1 framed photograph)

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This collection contains photographs and letters to and from author P.G. Wodehouse dated 1882-1974.

Physical Location

Offsite Storage, Special Collections & Archives

Finding Aid for the P.G. Wodehouse Letters and Photograph Collection
Zach Johnson
February 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Jean and Alexander Heard Library
419 21st Avenue South
Nashville TN 37203 United States


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