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Correspondence, 1928-1963; n.d.

Personal, general and professional correspondence mainly from 1928/1929 to 1963, comprising letters, postcards and telegrams sent to Louis MacNeice, and some carbon copies of outgoing (professional) correspondence. The ‘BBC files’ in particular also include internal memos and other papers relating to (radio) programmes.


  • 1928-1963; n.d.

Language of Materials

  • English


The correspondence is arranged in two sequences: Personal and general correspondence, 1928-1963, predominantly sent to MacNeice’s home address and arranged by date; and professional correspondence, which mainly comprises original ‘BBC files’, i.e. correspondence and other papers addressed to, and kept by, Louis MacNeice at work at the British Broadcasting Corporation, 1951-1963. The distinction between personal and professional correspondence is not always clear - letters filed under personal and general correspondence may concern business matters, whilst the BBC files may include personal letters, or correspondence relating to professional matters outside the work for the BBC.

The original arrangement of the BBC files has been kept, and original file titles have been noted in the catalogue, e.g. 'Louis MacNeice. Letters from Artists from May 1955- BBC'.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom