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Poems written by Elizabeth Jennings

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Drafts of three poems by Elizabeth Jennings [c.1965], with three drawings, 1963; and notebook of poems written by Elizabeth Jennings, 1969.


  • Creation: 1963-1969


0.12 Linear metres (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. poet. c. 67, fols. 5-11].

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MS. Eng. poet. c. 67, fols. 5-11; MS. Eng. poet. c. 79

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20950


Manuscript poems by Elizabeth Jennings, 1963-1969.

Biographical / Historical

For a full biography of Elizabeth Joan Jennings (1926-2001), poet, see the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Oxford Book Auctions sale, 15 Jun 1984, lot 265.

Related Materials

Bodleian Libraries

  1. MS. Eng. c. 7982 - Letters from Elizabeth Jennings to Anthony and Ann Thwaite, 1955-1961.
  2. MS. Eng. c. 8238, fols. 46-50 - Two letters from Elizabeth Jennings to Anthony Thwaite, 1954; with an undated printed poem by Jennings, illustrated by Anthony Baynes, beginning 'Atlantis now will be ignored forever' [published as 'New Worlds'].
  3. MS. Eng. c. 8394, fols. 66-76 - Five letters from Elizabeth Jennings relating to the purchase of her poetry and a request for an autograph, Aug 1972-May 1974.
  4. MS. Eng. lett. c. 836, fols. 6, 55, 62 - letter from Elizabeth Jennings, 1977, with draft of poem and corrected proof, 1977.


  • Elizabeth Jennings, Lucidities (1970).
Catalogue of poems written by Elizabeth Jennings, 1963-1969
Finding aid prepared by Rachael Marsay
Language of description
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Catalogued with the generous support of the Roy Davids bequest

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom