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Correspondence file (post 1972), 1972-1984

MS. 6681/54

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Original file [removed from box file, original file dividers retained in box], arranged alphabetically by content. Contains material relating to:
  1. Proposed Westminster Abbey memorial for C. Day-Lewis, 1973-1984.
  2. Copy letter from Sir Michael Balcon to the National Film Archive regarding 'A Lasting Joy' broadcasts, 26 Oct 1972.
  3. Sean Day-Lewis' biography of C. Day-Lewis: correspondence, newspaper cuttings [removed for preservation purposes], copy newspaper reviews, 1972-1979*.
  4. The Byron Society, letter enclosing annual report, 1972-1973.
  5. Greater London Arts Association, C. Day-Lewis Fellowships, 1972-1973.
  6. Greenwich Society (planting trees in memoriam of C. Day-Lewis), 1972-1973.
  7. The Harvard Advocate (letter regarding use of extracts from The Buried Day), 1974.
  8. Thomas Hardy Festival Society Ltd, correspondence, 1973-1978.
  9. Laureate Book ( The Poets Laureate by Kenneth Hopkins, 3rd edition, revised, published 1973), correspondence, 1972-1973, with draft typescript synopsis and biography for A Lasting Joy [1973].
  10. Memorial trees near Lancaster Gate, Kensington Gardens, correspondence, 1973.
  11. Mermaid Theatre, letter regarding recital, 1973.
  12. National Portrait Gallery, Exhibition of '30s writers, correspondence, 1975 and letter regarding portrait of C. Day-Lewis, 1972.
  13. National Poetry Centre Fund, correspondence, 1972.
  14. Royal Society of Literature, letter, 1972.
  15. The Royal Literary Fund, 1972-1973.
  16. Tombstones [engraved by Michael Harvey] for C. Day-Lewis and Antony Brett-James, correspondence and design drawings, 1972-1984.
Note: material relating to BUPA not retained.


  • 1972-1984


1 box (5 folders)

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MS. 6681/54

Separated Materials

* audio cassette from folder now MS. 6681/58.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom