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Letter from Edmund Blunden to Jack Isaacs

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MS. Eng. c. 8394, fol. 86

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Letter refers to Blunden's list of [George] Darley contributions [to The Athenaeum].

George Darley (1795–1846) was an Irish poet and writer (pseudonym John Lacy), who became a regular contributor of reviews and occasional papers to The Athenaeum in the early 1830s until his death in 1846.

Blunden joined the staff of The Athenaeum in 1920, as assistant to John Middleton Murry. The 'friend' referred to in the letter is possibly Claude Colleer Abbott (1889-1971) who wrote The Life and Letters of George Darley, poet and critic in 1928.

Dates

  • c.1920s

Extent

1 leaf

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 8394, fol. 86].
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. c. 8394, fol. 86

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 16187

Overview

Letter from Edmund Blunden to Jack Issacs, c.1920s.

Biographical / Historical

Edmund Charles Blunden (1896-1974), poet and university teacher, served as an officer in the First World War.

For more information see the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased by the Bodleian Library with the support of the Roy Davids fund from James Fergusson Books & Manuscripts, August 2019.
Title
Letter from Edmund Blunden to Jack Isaacs
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Rachael Marsay
Date
2019
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Catalogued with the generous support of the Roy Davids bequest

Repository Details

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