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Letters from Owen Barfield to Michael Kirkham

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MS. Eng. c. 7963, fols. 85-89

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Comprises letters to Michael Kirkham (1934-2019), Professor of English at the University of Toronto, relating to:
  1. (fols. 85-87) recommended reading on Anthroposophy and Rudolf Steiner, his views on modern poetry, his work on Walter de la Mare and S.T. Coleridge, 10 Aug 1986
  2. (fol. 88) reminiscences of Walter de la Mare and comments on Kirkham's work on Coleridge and de la Mare, 6 Sep 1986
  3. (fol. 89) the poetry of Kathleen Raine and the use of term 'Gods' in the twentieth century, 11 Feb 1987

Dates

  • 1986-1987

Extent

5 Leaves

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 7963, fol. 85].
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. c. 7963, fols. 85-89

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 16486

Overview

Letters from Owen Barfield (1898-1997) to Michael Kirkham, 1986-1987.

Biographical / Historical

(Arthur) Owen Barfield (1898-1997) was a writer and poet. He was a lifelong friend of C.S. Lewis and attended meetings of the Oxford literary group, The Inklings. He practised as a solicitor and was an Anthroposophist. For further details see the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by Ruth Grogan, widow of Michael Kirkham, 2019.

Related Materials

The papers of Owen Barfield, 1900-1997, are on deposit at the Bodleian Library: see Dep. c. 1054-1271, d. 926-969, e. 539-578.
Title
Letters from Owen Barfield (1898-1997) to Michael Kirkham, 1986-1987
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Catherine McIlwaine
Date
2019
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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