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Miscellaneous; some army files; press cuttings; Wilfred Owen’s empty folders for poems, 1900-1995,n.d.

MS. 12282/32

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Folder 1: folder labelled ‘Owen Collection, 29:1-6, Miscellaneous items (from Harold Owen)’ [Former reference 29:1-6]. Includes: items 1-6 press cuttings; Mary Owen’s nursing certificate; letter to Harold Owen; TS notes on the Owens by their neighbours, annotated by Harold Owen.

Folder 2: folder labelled ‘Owen Collection 29:7-8, Miscellaneous items (from Harold Owen)’ [Former reference 29:7-8]. Comprises:
  1. Item 7 translation of letter from Tailhade to Wilfred Owen (see Box 5, 469-70). 3 leaves.
  2. Item 8 essay on Wilfred Owen, marked ‘Author unknown’
Folder 3: folder labelled ‘Owen Collection 29:9-10, Wilfred Owen’s 2 ‘khaki folders’ [empty]’ [Former reference 29:9-10]. Includes items 9-10 2 empty folders labelled ‘Completed War Poems’ and ‘Early poems’.

Folder 4: folder labelled ‘Owen Collection 29:11-25, [Biographical interest: items added 1993 or later’]. Comprises:
  1. Item 11 letter from David Gunston to Dominic Hibberd, 22 Aug 1992
  2. Item 12 biographical notes on Vivian Rampton
  3. Item 13 3 letters from Mary Ragge about the Owens, 1991-1993
  4. Item 14 photocopy of map of Broxton
  5. Item 15 cutting and 2 letters regarding Wilfred Owen’s Rhewl holiday, 1985-1993
  6. Item 16 Birkenhead Institute register, with entries for Wilfred Owen and Harold Owen, 1900
  7. Item 17a letter from Jean Eastwood to Dominic Hibberd, 29 Aug 1995
  8. Item 17b-d photocopies from the Minute Book of the Managers of Dunsden Church School, 2 Jul 1912-14 Jan 1913
  9. Item 18a-d photocopies of Artists’ Rifles entries in the Master Roll
  10. Item 18e-f extracts from the regimental history and roll of
  11. Item 19 photocopy of notice of Wilfred Owen’s death, with instructions regarding his estate, 16 Apr 1919
  12. Item 20a-b photocopy of message sent by 2nd Manchesters (most likely by Wilfred Owen), 1 Oct 1918
  13. Item 21a letter from Harold Owen to Alexander Reid
  14. Item 21b press cutting, Edinburgh Evening News, 6 Dec 1963, article by Alexander Reid
  15. Item 22 letter from Christopher Fowling to Dominic Hibberd
  16. Item 23 review of Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen by Stephen MacDonald
  17. Item 24 photocopy of letter from Siegfried Sassoon to Harold Owen, 7 Apr 1946
  18. Item 25 press cutting, The Lady, ‘Tea with a Poet’s Mother’, 6 Nov 1990.
Folder 5: folder labelled ‘29:26 Army files: Owen (25ff), Briggs (1f)’ [Former reference 29:26a-z]. Includes items 26a-z. Army files relating to Wilfred Owen and Briggs.

Folder 6: folder labelled ‘29:27-32’ [Former reference 29:27-32]. Comprises:
  1. Item 27a-b notes and map relating to ‘The Sentry’ dug-out, 1993
  2. Item 28a-c war diary, 13 Sep-31 Dec [no year]
  3. Item 29a-b Foulkes’ annotated map for the canal crossing
  4. Item 30 photocopies of reminiscences of the canal crossing by Capt. G.A. Potts, with 2 covering letters
  5. Item 31a-f war diary 218 field company Royal Engineers
  6. Item 32a-j war diary Mar-May 1917


  • 1900-1995,n.d.


1 box (6 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 12282/32

Former reference:

Box 29, items 1-20

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom