Letters from Richard Adams to Jennifer Tomkinson
- Folder 1: Various poetry written by Richard Adams, Apr-Nov 1940, n.d.
- Folder 2: Letters, and some poetry, from Richard Adams to Jennifer Tomkinson, from his time at Worcester College, Oxford, and with the Royal Army Service Corps Home Forces, May 1940-Jul 1942, Middle Eastern Forces, Nov 1942-Nov 1943, and Royal Army Service Corps Airborne Light Company, Feb 1944-May 1945.
- 1940-1945, n.d.
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 12628].
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Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 12628
Personal letters and poetry from Richard Adams to his then girlfriend Jennifer Tomkinson.
Biographical / Historical
Richard George Adams (1920-2016), raised in Newbury, Berkshire, was an English author, most notably known for his anthropomorhic fiction, in particular the children's book Watership Down (1972). Adams was enrolled at Worcester College, Oxford, in 1938, however he postponed his studies when enlisting in the Royal Army Service Corps in 1940. Adams returned to Oxford University, and completed his degree in Modern History in 1948.
The letters are arranged in chronological order.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased via International Autographs Limited, 20 September 2017.
- Letters from Richard Adams to Jennifer Tomkinson
- Finding aid prepared by Iram Safdar
- Language of description