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Transcript of BBC radio broadcast by Ruth Pitter, 'We Cannot Take Less', with autograph letter

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MS. 17234

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Typescript transcript of radio interview 'We Cannot Take Less', broadcast as 'Hunting the Unicorn', 17 Feb 1961, BBC Home Service and signed by Ruth Pitter, 3 Dec 1977 (8 pages). Pitter noted on the transcript that 'This brought so many requests for scripts (which the BBC would not give) that I spent whole days making copies for (often very urgent) applicants'. The accompanying autograph covering letter is addressed to Stephen Holt and refers to her recent interview by Hallam Tennyson on Radio 3 for her 80th birthday, 3 Dec 1977.

Dates

  • 1961-1977

Extent

1 box

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

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Shelfmark:

MS. 17234

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17234

Abstract

Transcript of BBC radio broadcast by Ruth Pitter, 'We Cannot Take Less', with autograph letter, 1961-1977.

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 James Fergusson Books & Manuscripts, Dec 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. 17200 - Letters from Ruth Pitter to Lieutenant Colonel 'Gil' Belcher, 1977-1980.
Title
Catalogue of transcript of BBC radio broadcast by Ruth Pitter, 'We Cannot Take Less', with autograph letter, 1961-1977
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

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