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Miscellaneous MacNeice papers, 1937-1963, n.d.

MS. Eng. c. 7881
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(fols. 1-5) Five MacNeice manuscripts and typescripts, n.d.:
  1. (fols. 1-2) two foolscap leaves, on one side a holograph pencil draft of an undated letter, ‘Dear Headmaster’; on the other, MacNeice notes in red biro
  2. (fol. 3) unamended carbon typescript poem, ‘Apple Blossom’, signed ‘L.’
  3. (fols. 4-5) unamended carbon typescript poem, ‘The Wiper’, signed Louis MacNeice’
(fols. 6-7) Faber and Faber Christmas card signed T.S. Eliot, 1959

(fols. 8-9) two letters to MacNeice from Peter du Sautoy, 1950, accompanying a proof copy of The Agamemnon of Aeschylus (Faber, 1936)

(fols. 10-121) Six BBC scripts, cyclostyled typescripts unless stated otherwise; transmitted 1963:
  1. (fols. 10-72) Persons from Porlock, 30 Aug 1963, annotated throughout by MacNeice
  2. (fols. 73-82) Listening and Writing. Making a Radio Play, 1963; a few annotations by MacNeice
  3. (fols. 83-105) Carpe Diem, carbon typescript; a few annotations by MacNeice
  4. (fols. 106-7) The Death of Louis MacNeice by Victor Price. BBC External Services Productions, 4 Sep 1963
  5. (fols. 108-9) An Appreciation of Louis MacNeice by W.R. Rogers. European Service, 11 Sep 1963
  6. (fols. 110-21) ‘Louis MacNeice’, beginning ‘I saw comparatively little of Louis’
(fols. 122-33) Miscellaneous MacNeice manuscripts:
  1. (fols. 122-7) ‘Country Weekend’, carbon typescript poem signed ‘Louis MacNeice’, with a few amendments in his hand
  2. (fol. 128) Irish itinerary, 24 Aug – 4 Sep, in MacNeice’s hand
  3. (fols. 129-33) typescript book review of Dylan Thomas Under Milk Wood and The Doctor and the Devils, signed twice by MacNeice (once cursive, once caps), with a few amendments by him
(fol. 134) a copy of MacNeice’s birth certificate, 13 Sep 1957

(fols. 135-63) Photocopies of two MacNeice British passports, issued in 1937 and 1960

(fols. 163a-170) Photographs of MacNeice, 1937-1955. Folios 166a and 170 are negatives


  • 1937-1963, n.d.


170 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. c. 7881

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom