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Letters of Joyce Cary, Edmund Blunden, Arthur Mee, and Gillie Potter

 Single Item
MS. Eng. c. 8410, fols. 59-64

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Comprises letters from:

  1. (fols. 59-60) - Arthur Mee, Cardiff, to Father Cormack, 23 Nov 1899, regarding gift of three volumes, the 'life of our Saviour just out' and Tissot's pictures. Manuscript, signed.
  2. (fol. 61) - Joyce Cary, Oxford, to Barbara [?], 30 May 1956, regarding loan of book by Dean Acheson and American politics. Typescript, signed.
  3. (fols. 62-63) - Edmund Blunden and Sylva Blunden, Christmas 1937. Printed and signed Christmas verse 'A Ballad of Titles'.
  4. (fol. 64) - Gillie Potter, High Wycombe, to Bryan Brown, 18 Dec 1945, regarding the colloquial approach to learning Latin, enclosing book. Manuscript, on bespoke headed paper, Middlesex address crossed through.


  • Creation: 1899-1956


4 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 8410, fol. 59].

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MS. Eng. c. 8410, fols. 59-64

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 16106


Letters of Joyce Cary, Edmund Blunden, Arthur Mee, and Gillie Potter, 1899-1956.

Biographical / Historical

See the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography for biographical information.

Custodial History

These letters were collected by John (Jack) Thornton who ran a bookshop (J. Thornton & Son, 11 Broad Street, Oxford) and, given the subject matter, were presumably found within books.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifted to the Bodleian Library by Thorntons of Oxford, 2019.

Catalogue of letters of Joyce Cary, Edmund Blunden, Arthur Mee, and Gillie Potter, 1899-1956 CMD ID 16106
Rachael Marsay
Language of description
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Catalogued with the generous support of the Roy Davids bequest

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom