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Dame (Cicely) Veronica Wedgewood., 04/07/1971-05/10/1971

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 15
Identifier: 55506

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.


  • 04/07/1971-05/10/1971

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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 2 ALS, 1 TLS to EJ - @ Postmarked 4/7/71: Sending Easter greetings. @ 5/3/71: "Here is another check "on account" for the lovely fat MS you are keeping for me..." @ 5/10/71: "I am typing because this is a business letter..."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials


Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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