Ian Angus (librarian)

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Ian Angus (1926 – 30 October 2022) was a British librarian and a scholar on George Orwell.[1]


Once the Librarian at King's College London,[2] while Deputy Librarian at University College, London, in 1968 Angus edited, with Sonia Orwell, Orwell's Collected Journalism, Essays and Letters, published by Secker & Warburg.[3][4] While at University College, he helped set up the Orwell Archive.[5][6]

In 1976 he became the second husband of the ceramics artist Ann Stokes. Ann had a second studio in Italy where they spent time with Ian tending to their olive trees. The marriage was said to be happy.[7]

Angus later assisted Peter Davison and Sheila Davison in editing the 20-volume work, The Complete Works of George Orwell (Secker and Warburg).[8]

Angus died on 30 October 2022, at the age of 96.[9]


  1. ^ Spurling, Hilary (2003) "He looked for trouble" The Telegraph. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  2. ^ "George Orwell's Down and Out in Proof" in The Library (1977) s5-XXXII (4): 372-376. The Library. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  3. ^ Taylor, D J (2010) Orwell: The Life. Random House. At Google Books. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Orwell's every word" Times Higher Education. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  5. ^ Leab, Daniel J. "George Orwell An Exhibition from the Collection of Daniel J. Leab. Brown University, Fall 1997. Collector's Note" Brown University. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  6. ^ "D. J. Taylor: An Oxfordshire Tomb" The Orwell Prize. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  7. ^ Harrod, Tanya (14 May 2014). "Ann Stokes obituary". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  8. ^ Garton Ash, Timothy (1998) "Orwell in 1998" The New York Review of Books. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  9. ^ "Ian Angus death notice". The Times. 12 November 2022. Retrieved 12 November 2022.