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BBC correspondence files, Jan 1959-Jan 1962

MS. 10641/16

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Correspondence from BBC files 'Louis MacNeice. From Jan. 1959 to Jan. 1962', mainly with publishers, editors, producers, writers, readers/listeners, academics, clubs and societies etc., regarding MacNeice's poems, radio plays, translations, reviews, lectures, recitals, permissions etc.:
  1. Folder 1: Correspondence A-F. Correspondents include Aldus Books Ltd. (regarding book on astrology), Argo Record Company Ltd., The British Council, University of Cambridge (regarding Judith E. Wilson Lecture 1958/1959), The Clarendon Press/Oxford University Press (regarding a book 'Character of Ireland'), Stephen Spender ( Encounter), The English Stage Company Ltd., Faber and Faber Ltd. (regarding Solstices and Eighty Five Poems, The Folio Society Ltd.
  2. Folder 2: Correspondence G-M. Correspondents include Arthur Guinness Son & Co. Ltd. and The Guinness Poetry Award (including proof copies of poems 'Reflections and 'The Slow Starter'), The Guardian (regarding reviews by MacNeice), Adrian Greene-Armytage, James Michie (William Heinemann Ltd.), The Hutchinson Publishing Group, John Lehmann ( The London Magazine, regarding reviews by MacNeice), Bill Merwin, New Statesman (regarding reviews by MacNeice).
  3. Folder 3: Correspondence O-Z. Correspondents include The Observer, Oxford University Press, P.E.N. International, The Poetry Society, Yale University (Department of English, Audio Visual Center), Stephen Spender (Rainbird, McLean Ltd., relating to a book 'Poets and Poetry'), John Fuller ( The Review), Ernst Stahl, The Spectator (relating to reviews by MacNeice), Robin Skelton, Milo Sperber, Dudley Smith.
Also some includes TSS. and galley proofs of book reviews by MacNeice, some with MSS. comments and corrections.


  • Jan 1959-Jan 1962


1 box (3 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 10641/16

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom