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Muller (Rowland Burdon), 1955-1979

MS. Berlin 269
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Contains original letters both to and from Burdon-Muller, those from Berlin having been returned to him after Burdon-Muller's death

Includes letters about:

  1. (passim) politics and international affairs, especially in the United States, Britain and the Middle East
  2. (fols. 55-85 passim) the Suez Crisis, 1956-1957
  3. (fol. 88) Berlin's reactions to the offer of a knighthood, 1957
  4. (fols. 113-114) a visit by Dmitrii Shostakovich and Poulenc to Oxford to receive Honorary Degrees, 1958
  5. (fols. 119-130) a dinner party at 10 Downing Street for Vice-President Nixon, together with a description of Stravinsky, 1958
  6. (fols. 140-143) a dinner party with the Queen Mother and Maria Callas, 1959
  7. (fols. 155-162) a Tolstoy Conference in Venice, 1960
  8. (fols. 178-181) a meeting with a Soviet delegation in Sussex, including discussion of the imprisonment of Boris Pasternak's mistress, 1961
  9. (fols. 216-224) the Profumo scandal, 1963


  • Creation: 1955-1979


291 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Berlin 269

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom