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Louis MacNeice letters to Nancy Coldstream

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MS. Eng. c. 7381

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Louis MacNeice letters to Nancy Coldstream. Includes:
  1. (fols. 41-70) 'London Letter', 30 Dec 1940 comprising (fols. 41-8) a fair copy manuscript, (fols. 49-60) an unamended top copy typescript, and (fols. 61-70) an unamended carbon copy typescript.
  2. (fols. 75-8) a manuscript draft, with additional notes, of a review, probably of Hugh MacDiarmid's The Golden Treasury of Scottish Poetry [1940] for The New Statesman.

Dates

  • 1939-1943, n.d.

Extent

78 Leaves

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries MS. Eng. c. 7381
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. c. 7381

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 6159

Overview

Letters from Louis MacNeice (1907-1963) to Nancy Coldstream (1909-2001).

Biographical / Historical

Frederick Louis MacNeice CBE (1907-1963) was a British poet and playwright who was part of the 'Auden Group'. Nancy Coldstream (1909-2001), who took the married name Spender in 1942, was a British painter. MacNeice and Coldstream had an affair in the late 1930s.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Philip Spender, 28 February 2007.
Title
Louis MacNeice letters to Nancy Coldstream
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Original catalogue by Judith Priestman. EAD version by Rachael Gardner
Date
2016
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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