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Papers relating to Mary Blunden (née Daines, later Cooper Keeble), 1918-1953

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MS. 6441/20

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Comprises:
  1. Various newspaper cuttings, including news of Edmund Blunden's departure for Hong Kong [21 Aug 1953] and Mary Blunden's marriage to Cyril Cooper Keeble; manuscript poems and notes probably by [or copied by] Mary Blunden [n.d.]; juvenilia [not Edmund Blunden]; letter from Natural History Museum, Ipswich, regarding offer of piano, 15 Jun 1951; motorcycle registration and insurance documents, 1931-1932; copy of catalogue The Epworth Press Series of Pageants & Plays 1946; pattern for 'Mothers Bed Sock', n.d.; and dried flowers [edelweiss?]. With note by Mary Clare Blunden (later Ross): 'Bits and pieces... I can't explain some of them but Mother kept them and I will do the same' [n.d.]. Note: originally included unopened second will of Mary Blunden (later Cooper Keeble) [closed].
  2. Certified copy marriage certificate of Edmund Charles Blunden and Mary Ann Daines, 1 Jun 1918 with certified copy birth certificate of Mary Ann Daines (born 22 Apr 1900), 11 Dec 1913. With envelope labelled by Mary Clare Ross (formerly Blunden) 'Mother's birth certificate, marriage lines'.
  3. Pocket diaries of Mary Blunden (later Cooper Keeble), 1931-1932, 1936 and 1938. Mostly empty but with some entries and notes, etc. With envelope.

Dates

  • 1918-1953

Extent

1 box (3 folders)

Shelfmark

MS. 6441/20

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom