The important documents in question? The galley proofs of Brideshead Revisited.
[During his Oxford days, Waugh experimented with homosexuality and drank heavily, ignoring his studies until at last he was asked to leave. After a brief stint as an art student, he took a teaching job at Arnold House in North Wales. He was promptly fired from this and two similar positions in as many years. "I have," he explained, "always been a dud."]