Letters from Ruth Pitter to Lieutenant Colonel 'Gil' Belcher
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.
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 17200].
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Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 17200
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.
- Catalogue of letters from Ruth Pitter to Lieutenant Colonel 'Gil' Belcher, 1977-1980
- Finding aid prepared by Rachael Marsay
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Catalogued with the generous support of the Roy Davids bequest.