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Collection Level Description: Letters from Barbara Pym to Philip Larkin

Reference: MSS. Eng. lett. c. 859-60
Title: Letters from Barbara Pym to Philip Larkin
Dates of Creation: 1961-79
Extent: 2 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Barbara Pym

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Barbara Mary Crampton Pym (1913-80) was a novelist. Further details can be found in the introduction to the online catalogue ( and in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Letters from Barbara Pym to Philip Larkin, 1961-75, 1975-9, with nine Christmas cards, n.d.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bequeathed to the Library by Philip Larkin in 1985.

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Further Information

Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Related Units of Description

Papers of Barbara Pym (MSS. Pym 1-178). For Larkin's letters to Pym, see MSS. Pym 151-2.

Access Points

Novelists | 20th century

Larkin | Philip Arthur | 1922-1985 | Poet

Pym | Barbara Mary Crampton | 1913-1980 | Novelist

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