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Correspondence regarding Louis MacNeice, 1963-1989

MS. 10641/71

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Correspondence relating to Louis MacNeice's death, his literary estate, posthumous publications from his papers, his biography, etc., including:
  1. Folder 1: Letters of condolence to Hedli MacNeice on the death of Louis MacNeice, 1963. Correspondents include, William Alwyn, George Barker, BBC (Stanley French, Peggy Sproson, Lawrence Gilliam, Norman Macdonald) 'Sue' [Digby Furth], E.R. Dodds, T.S. Eliot (Faber and Faber Ltd.), John Hilton, James Hurley, Koch, James Liddy (Arena), Helen and Bill Mcalpine, Dermot T. McCarthy, Kate O'Brian, Dian de la Pena, Monica Richardson, Rosemary Seymour, William Kean Seymour (The Poetry Society), Brother Denis, Stephen Spender, Louis Thelusson and many unidentified. Also includes radio scripts of The Dark Tower and Autobiographical talk by Louis MacNeice as broadcast by the BBC after his death.
  2. Folder 2: Correspondence with solicitors and literary agencies regarding MacNeice's (literary) estate, including A.E. Wyeth & Co., 1963 and 1970; David Higham Associates, 1963-1967 and 1977; Margery Vosper Ltd., 1966-1975.
  3. Folder 3: Correspondence with E.R. Dodds, 1963-1976, with Alan Heuser, 1983-1989, including TS. contents and introduction for Selected Prose by Louis MacNeice, 1989; with John Stallworthy, 1983-1989, mainly regarding MacNeice's biography.
  4. Folder 4: Correspondence with publishers, researchers, archives and museums, c. 1963-1989, including Bob Pocock (BBC), Charles Monteith (Faber and Faber Ltd.), Cuala Press, Oxford University Press, The University of Texas Humanities Research Centre (regarding MacNeice's papers), Ulster Museum (regarding MacNeice's death mask), Kathleen McCracken (regarding an edition of MacNeice's unpublished radio plays), William T. MacKinnon, Jacqueline Genet and Michele Duclos (regarding French translations of MacNeice's works), Cambridge University Press, Ernest Blythe, John [Hilton], Sean Kenny, Jos van Gorp (The Abbey Theatre), Julian Symans, Terence Brown, Valerie Eliot, Barbara Coulton, Adolphe Haberer, Ross Skelton.


  • 1963-1989


1 box (4 folders)


MS. 10641/71

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