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Jerzy Giedroyc

The Collected Correspondence of Jerzy Giedroyc

Jerzy Giedroyc’s letters make for one of the largest, if not the largest, epistolographic collections in the world. Each letter was typed or written by the Editor himself, and the collection numbers some 150,000 items. The review and collation of the correspondence is still a work in progress. Giedroyc’s letters form the most important part of the “Kultura” Archive, which in 2009 was placed on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register. The Editor’s correspondence with his main collaborators (among them Czesław Miłosz, Witold Gombrowicz, Juliusz Mieroszewski, Jerzy Stempowski, and Andrzej Bobkowski) was published in the “Kultura” Archive book series towards the end of Giedroyc’s life. However, the greater part of the collection remains unpublished, and it was Giedroyc’s will that all his letters should be made available to the public. The collection also contains the correspondence of members of Giedroyc's team at Maisons-Laffitte. The letters in this section – currently accessible only in Polish – represent only a sample of what will be made available in the future. It is our aim to offer the collection in a readable form, and also to reproduce the letters in facsimile. As our site develops, successive letters will be imported into To read a letter, choose the writer of the letter from the left-hand column and the addressee from the right-hand column. For additional letters (also only in Polish), visit the “Ludzie Kultury” pages of the website, and within a specific person’s page search for “Korespondencja”.