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Papers of Ann Thwaite relating to My Oxford


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Papers of Ann Thwaite, 1975-7, n.d., relating to My Oxford (London: 1977), edited by her, comprising:

  1. Working papers, 1975-7.
  2. Correspondence with contributors, 1975-6, arranged alphabetically: Amis-Betjeman, Boothby-Mortimer, Nicolson-Wilson.
  3. Essays from contributors, including rejected contributions by Felix Aylmer and Adrian Boult, with a subsequently published manuscript by Angus Wilson and a copy typed by Anthony Thwaite.


  • Creation: 1975-7, n.d.


0.45 Linear metres (3 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 6731, fols. 1-2].

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MSS. Eng. c. 6731-3

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 11399


My Oxford contains recollections of the undergraduate days of: Martin Amis, Nina Bawden, John Betjeman, Lord Boothby, Alan Coren, Antonia Fraser, Jo Grimond, Raymond Massey, John Mortimer, Nigel Nicolson, J.I.M. Stewart and Angus Wilson.

Biographical / Historical

Ann Thwaite (b 1932), née Harrop, read English at St. Hilda's College, Oxford, from 1952 to 1955. She has written numerous children's books and biographies.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought by the Library from Ann Thwaite, 2000.

Related Materials

MS. Eng. c. 7556, folios 116-124

Catalogue of the papers of Ann Thwaite relating to My Oxford
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom