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Letters from Edmund Blunden to A.H. Buck


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164 letters from Edmund Blunden, mainly to Archibald Hector Buck, 1917-67. Blunden and Buck had been schoolmates at Christ's Hospital in Horsham, Sussex.

At fol. 43 is a letter to Buck from Mary, first wife of Blunden, 1918. At fols. 175 and 269 are Christmas cards, 1936, 1955, with poems by Blunden. Additionally there is a xerox of a manuscript copy by Buck of the letters and cards of Blunden, with annotations.


  • 1917-67


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Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. lett. c. 410; MS. Facs. b. 83].
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MSS. Eng. lett. c. 410; MS. Facs. b. 83

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13578

Biographical / Historical

Edmund Charles Blunden (1896-1974) was a poet, teacher, critic, and biographer.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased by the Library in 1976.


  • Carol Z. Rothkopf and Barry Webb (eds.) More than a brother: correspondence between Edmund Blunden and Hector Buck, 1917-1967 (London, 1996).
Letters from Edmund Blunden to A.H. Buck
Susan Thomas
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom