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Betjeman, John, 1906-1984



John Betjeman (1906-1984), British poet, writer, and broadcaster

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Harold Acton papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 663
Abstract: The collection consists of manuscript and typescript drafts of Harold Acton's translations of Chinese literary works and his writings; correspondence from Chinese, English, and American scholars and friends; material relating to a lecture tour of Italy; and other papers. Highlights include the unpublished manuscript for Popular Chinese Plays, which was once thought lost, as well as correspondence concerning its projected publication by Henry Vetch. Also...
Dates: 1932-1941

John Betjeman collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 675
Abstract: The John Betjeman collection documents the personal and professional life of John Betjeman between 1908 and 1990, with the bulk of material dating between 1936 and 1984. The collection provides evidence of Betjeman's career as a writer and broadcaster and consists of correspondence, writings, personal papers, newspaper clippings, audiovisual materials, and a small number of candid photographs. The collection traces Betjeman's creative process through initial scribblings in his notebooks to...
Dates: 1908-2002, bulk 1936-1984

Robert Byron Papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 605

The Robert Byron papers consist of correspondence, writings, photographs, drawings, and other material that document his work as a writer and art critic. The papers provide evidence of Byron's travels and writing career as well as his work as a propagandist during World War II.

Dates: 1757-2010, bulk 1909-1941

James Lees-Milne papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 476
Abstract: The James Lees-Milne Papers contain correspondence, writings, and other papers of the author. The papers span the years 1907-1997, with the bulk falling between 1930-1997.Series I, Correspondence, is the most extensive, and documents Lees-Milne's relationships with a wide circle of close friends, social and literary acquaintances, publishers, the National Trust, his family and his wife's family. The majority of correspondents are members of the British aristocracy and of Britain's...
Dates: 1907-1997

Letter : Wantage, Berkshire, England, to Mrs. Bailey, 1949 Sep 19

 Part of Collection — Box 38: [Barcode: 39002137225133], Folder: GROUP 919, F-1
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents:


Removed from The Face and Mind of Ireland by Arland Ussher (London, 1949).

Dates: 1949 Sep 19

Letter : Wantage, Berkshire, England, to William Kean Seymour, 1946 Jul 10

 Part of Collection — Box 38: [Barcode: 39002137225133], Folder: GROUP 919, F-2
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC

Letters, 1968, 1981

 Part of Collection — Box 262: [Barcode: 39002140920274], Folder: 8
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents:

Two typescript letters, signed, one to Mr. Hilliam thanking him for a poem and one to Professor Pritchard concerning the architectural style of certain cottages.

Dates: 1968, 1981

Alan Pryce-Jones papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 513

The Alan Pryce-Jones Papers consist of correspondence, diaries, manuscripts and printed versions of writings, photographs, scrapbooks, financial papers and other personal papers of the English writer, editor, and critic Alan Pryce-Jones.

Dates: 1813-2000, bulk 1915-1990