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Letters from Walter de la Mare to Martin Christopher Johnson


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The letters cover the whole period of the friendship between Martin Johnson and Walter de la Mare. They contain references to the writings of both men, as well as personal and family information.


  • Creation: 1940-55


0.2 Linear metres (2 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 7119, fols. 1-2].

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MSS. Eng. c. 7119, e. 3449

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15172


Letters from Walter de la Mare to Martin Christopher Johnson, 1940-55.

Biographical / Historical

Martin Johnson was a scientist who lectured at Birmingham University. He wrote a number of scientific books, for one of which Walter de la Mare wrote the foreword, Art and scientific thought (London, [1944]). Walter de la Mare was an author and poet. For further information about him see the Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by Elsie Johnson, 1991.

Related Materials

The Bodleian Library holds other collections of correspondence of Walter de la Mare, as follows: correspondence and papers, MSS. Don. c. 61, e. 8; letters to John Freeman and his wife, 1906-52, MS. Eng. lett. d. 462; letters to Sir George Rostrevor Hamilton, 1921-55, MS. Eng. lett. c. 271, fols. 127-254; letters from Edward Thomas, 1906-17, MS. Eng. lett. c. 376, and correspondence with E.J. Thompson, 1925-44, MS. Eng. c. 5286.

Catalogue of letters from Walter de la Mare to Martin Christopher Johnson, 1940-55
Finding aid prepared by C. Parker
Apr. 2003
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom