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Anthony Mario Ludovici Papers

Identifier: MSS 0014

Scope and Contents

The notebook (50 leaves, leaf 5 torn out) contains Chapter XV of an unidentified novel, a critique of Mystery of the Androgyne by Theodore J. Faithfull, and four chapters of a draft of a novel, Unchartered Seas.

There are also 15 letters written by Ludovici to his friend, Francis Bickley. The letters date from 1949 to 1970.


  • 1938 - 1970


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Collection is open for research.

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Biographical or Historical Information

Anthony M. Ludovici was born in London on January 8, 1882, to Albert and Marie Ludovici. He was educated privately and abroad, but chiefly by his mother. In 1920, he married Elsie F. Buckley (d. 1959).

Ludovici started his life as an artist and at one time was the private secretary for the sculptor, Auguste Rodin. His translation of the works of Friedrich Nietzsche is still considered a standard work. Ludovici was also a reviewer of currently published works about women and society for major English periodicals. A self-proclaimed expert on the subject of women and their place in history and society, Ludovici held that women could be fulfilled only by marrying and childbearing.

He died April 3, 1971.


0.03 Linear Feet (1 folder)

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Anthony M. Ludovici was born in London on January 8, 1882, to Albert and Marie Ludovici. In 1920, he married Elsie F. Buckley (d. 1959). He died April 3, 1971.

The collection consists of a notebook of Ludovici's writings and fifteen letters written to his friend, Francis Bickley.

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged cronologically.

Method of Acquisition

The notebook was purchased from W. Heffer & Son, Ltd., Cambridge, England, in 1957. The letters were purchased from John Wilson in July, 2001.

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Repository Details

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