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Greeting cards sent by Monica Jones to Philip Larkin


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Comprises mainly undated greeting cards sent to Philip Larkin from Monica Jones, signed 'Monica' and in the persona of various animals (G.F. Pussy [Dr Pussy] first appears c. Jan 1956). Green ink is used Nov 1953-Nov 1956; black biro from 16 Nov 1963 onwards.


  • Creation: 1950s-1984


0.75 Linear metres (5 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 7182, fol. 62].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. Eng. c. 7182 fols. 62-71, 79-80; MSS. Eng. c. 7183-7186.

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17421


Greeting cards sent by Monica Jones to Philip Larkin, 1950s-1984.

Biographical / Historical

For full biographical histories, see Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by the Estate of Monica Jones, August 2003.

Related Materials

Bodleian Libraries

  1. MS. Eng. b. 2148; MSS. Eng. c. 7403-7448, 7553-7555; MS. Photogr. c. 459 - Letters from Philip Larkin to Monica Jones, 1946-1984
  2. MS. Eng. c. 2762 - Letters to Philip Larkin from Bruce and Ann Montgomery, 1943-1980
  3. MSS. Eng. c. 6044-6054 - Letters from Kingsley Amis to Philip Larkin, 1944-1985
  4. MSS. Eng. c. 7133-7181; MS. Eng. c. 7182 fols. 1-61, 72-78, 81-93; MS. Photogr. c. 185, fols. 94-97 - Letters of Monica Jones to Philip Larkin, 1946-1970s
  5. MSS. Eng. c. 7449-7462; MS. Photogr. c. 185, fols. 79-88 - Correspondence of Philip Larkin and Judy Egerton, 1954-1985
  6. MSS. Eng. lett. c. 859-860 - Letters from Barbara Pym to Philip Larkin, 1961-1979
Catalogue of greeting cards sent by Monica Jones to Philip Larkin, 1950s-1984
Finding aid prepared by Kate Longworth and Judith Priestman. Edited by Rachael Marsay.
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom