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Guide to the Josephine ver Brugge Zeitlin Aldous Huxley Collection, 1936-1971
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Description
Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), a British author best known for his novel Brave New World, immigrated to the United States in 1937, where he remained until his death. He began working with Jacob Zeitlin shortly after coming to the US, and corresponded with him over many years. The collection deals primarily with the writing career of Aldous Huxley, including writing samples in the form of pamphlets, reviews of his utopian novel Island (1962), and correspondence between Zeitlin and Huxley from 1937-1961.
Background
Jacob Zeitlin (1902-1987) moved to Los Angeles from Wisconsin via Texas in 1925, and began his career as a bookseller shortly thereafter. He owned a number of different shops through the years but is best remembered in the Pennsylvania Dutch-style building on La Cienega Boulevard often referred to as "the red barn." He and Josephine ver Brugge (1915-2005) married in 1939. Josephine, originally from Kansas, graduated from Park University in Missouri. Jacob died in his West Hollywood home following heart bypass surgery in 1987. Josephine died of respiratory failure at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center in 2005.
Extent
0.21 linear feet
Availability
The collection is open for research use.