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Dame (Cicely) Veronica Wedgewood., 03/06/1969-05/05/1969

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 6
Identifier: 55497

Collection-level Scope and Content Note

From the Collection:

Note to the legacy print version of this finding aid.

The Elizabeth Jennings papers 1 consists of correspondence sent and received by the poet. Correspondence is organized by individual name and arranged alphabetically.

Also included is correspondence from cultural organizations, museums, and publishers, as well as fan letters.

Notable correspondents include many contemporary poets and writers such as, John Betjeman, Charles Causley, Cecil Day-Lewis, Margaret Drabble, Roy Fuller, Laurie Lee, Peter Levi, Ruth Pitter, Anne Ridler, A.L. Rowse, Stephen Spender, Anthony Thwaite, and John Wain. Internationally acclaimed actors Sir John Gielgud and Alec Guinness are also represented by lengthy correspondence. Of special interest is the extensive correspondence from long-time friend, Dame Cicely Veronica Wedgewood, the well-respected historian and writer. Dating from early 1969 to the end of 1971, the letters were sent when Jennings was going through a long period of depression.


  • 03/06/1969-05/05/1969

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From the Collection: 0.84 Linear Feet (2 Hollinger Document Cases)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Container Summary

Contains 3 ALS + envelopes to EJ from Dame Wedgewood, a respected writer and historian - @ 3/6/69, 1 p. @ 3/22/69, 5 pp. - Offers advice on EJ's manuscript for her autobiography: "I feel it would not be the right thing for you to publish it now - the popular approach to autobiography is so very different from what it used to be; its very virtues would lead to misunderstandings - coarse and silly reviews." @ Postmarked 5/5/69, 2 pp. - Sends farewell wishes as EJ embarks on a holiday to Sitges, Barcelona.

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Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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