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Letters from Ruth Pitter to Lieutenant Colonel 'Gil' Belcher

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MS. 17200

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Eleven autograph manuscript letters and two postcards, one typescript letter and postcard from Ruth Pitter to Lieutenant Colonel 'Gil' Belcher, most addressed from The Hawthorns, Long Crendon. In the letters, Pitter refers to her own poems and ones Belcher has sent her, as well as poetry in general; her old age; and her 'native Essex'. Also includes page of pencil notes for letter from Belcher to Pitter.

Dates

  • 1977-1980

Extent

1 box

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

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Shelfmark:

MS. 17200

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17200

Abstract

Letters from Ruth Pitter to Lieutenant Colonel 'Gil' Belcher, 1977-1980.

Biographical / Historical

See entry for Ruth Pitter in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased by the Bodleian Library with the support of the Roy Davids fund from Maggs Bros. Ltd., Nov 2019.

Related Materials

Bodleian Libraries
  1. MS. Eng. poet. e. 123 - Working notebook of Ruth Pitter containing twenty-three poems, ten of which are printed in The Ermine, Poems, 1942-1952 (London, 1953).
  2. MSS. 7154/1-29 - Papers of Ruth Pitter, c.1884-1998.
  3. MS. 17234 - Transcript of BBC radio broadcast by Ruth Pitter, 'We Cannot Take Less', with autograph letter, 1961-1977.
Title
Catalogue of letters from Ruth Pitter to Lieutenant Colonel 'Gil' Belcher, 1977-1980
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Rachael Marsay
Date
2020
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Catalogued with the generous support of the Roy Davids bequest.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
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