Personal papers, 1889-2006
Personal papers, correspondence, diaries and scrapbooks, memorabilia, writings and other biographical material, mainly relating to Peter Opie. The material was transferred to the Bodleian Library in various tranches in the 1990s when Iona Opie was sorting through her late husband's papers, selecting and annotating material for the Opie Archive. Although the material covers most of Peter Opie's life from his childhood in the 1920s to his death in February 1982, there is strong focus on his young adulthood and on early career from the late 1930s to the 1940s, reflected in particular in his correspondence, scrapbooks and notes, and in the papers relating to his early (autobiographical) publications.
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