British Library acquires PG Wodehouse archive

The archive will be added to the British Library's 20th century holdings.

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PG Wodehouse, who died aged 93, was a famously productive writer.  His most famous creations are the upper class fool Bertie Wooster and his all-knowing man-servant Jeeves.

The archive feature not only his constant revisions and reworking of his prose but will make available the documents he kept during his internment as an enemy alien in France by the Nazis during WWII.  Wodehouse made a series of spectacularly ill-judged broadcasts during the war and founded himself branded a traitor.  He was later exonerated of ‘everything but stupidity’.

Sources: The Times; The Guardan.