Step 1.1: Receiving New Materials by Auction
Items old and new are routinely sold at auctions. The Wade Center has purchased original letters, manuscripts, books, and other archival materials from auctions that are unique items not available for purchase elsewhere. Once those materials arrive at the Wade Center they are made available to the public, perhaps for the first time since their creation.
Above: A Sotheby's catalog from a London auction of Dorothy L. Sayers materials, December 19, 2000. The Wade acquired several lots from this auction.