Catalogue of letters from Kingsley Amis to Philip Larkin, 1944-1985

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

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Letters from Kingsley Amis to Philip Larkin, 1944-1985

Letters from Kingsley Amis to Philip Larkin, including many cartoon sketches (especially those dating between 1946-1951), and some poems.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 6044-6054
Extent: 11 shelfmarks

Biographical History

Sir Kingsley Amis (1922-1995) was a novelist and literary critic. Details are given in Who Was Who. Philip Larkin (1922-1985) was a poet. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.


Bequeathed by Philip Larkin, 1985.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 6044, fols. 1-2].

Personal names (NCA Rules)

Amis | Sir Kingsley | 1922-1995 | Knight | novelist and literary critic
Larkin | Philip Arthur | 1922-1985 | poet

Subjects (LCSH)

English -- Literature -- 20th century
English -- Poetry -- 20th century

Descriptive List

Letters, 1944-1946
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6044
Extent: 146 leaves

Letters, 1947
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6045
Extent: 148 leaves

Letters, 1948
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6046
Extent: 80 leaves

Letters, 1949
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6047
Extent: 62 leaves

Letters, 1950
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6048
Extent: 78 leaves

Letters, 1951-1952
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6049
Extent: 103 leaves

Letters, 1953
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6050
Extent: 76 leaves

Letters, 1954-1955
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c 6051
Extent: 69 leaves

Letters, 1956-1959
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6052
Extent: 73 leaves

Letters, 1960-1979
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6053
Extent: 76 leaves

Letters, 1980-1985
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6054
Extent: 69 leaves

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13 January 2014