Catalogue of the archive of Wilfred Owen and family members

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2018



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Table of Contents

Introduction
A   Wilfred Owen's autograph manuscripts, and other papers of special interest 1880-1988
B   Material mostly collected by Harold Owen c.1820-2003


Archive of Wilfred Owen and family members

c.1820-2003, n.d.

Abstract:
Papers and autograph manuscripts of Wilfred Owen (1893-1918), poet, with papers of other family members.

Extent: 7.7 Linear metres
Language(s) of Material: English

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. 12282/1-59; MSS. 12282 photogr. 1-10; JL 977-984

Scope and Content

The archive includes autograph manuscripts of Wilfred Owen and the papers of Harold Owen, primarily concerning his brother, including correspondence and a large collection of press cuttings. There are also family photographs, artefacts, and artwork.

Arrangement

The archive is arranged in two series: Wilfred Owen's autograph manuscripts, and other papers of special interest, and material mostly collected by Harold Owen.

Restrictions on Access

Curatorial permission is needed to access original manuscripts (MSS. 12282/1-6). Researchers should first consult the digital versions available on the World War I Poetry Digital Archive and Jon Stallworthy's edition of Wilfred Owen: The Complete Poems and Fragments (London, 1983; revised 2013).

Acquisition

The bulk of the archive was presented to the English Faculty by Phyliss Owen, widow of Harold Owen, in 1975. The Gunston collection was donated in 1978. Some small additions were made later. On 13 January 2016 the archive was transferred to the Bodleian Library.

Separated Material

Books from Owen’s own library of some 450 volumes, with his annotations, are separately catalogued on SOLO.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 12282/1].

Family name(s) (NCA Rules)

Gunston | family
Owen | Family

Personal name(s) (NCA Rules)

Blunden | Edmund Charles | 1896-1974 | poet
Graves | Robert Ranke | 1895-1985 | poet and author
Owen | Wilfred Edward Salter | 1893-1918 | poet
Owen | William Harold | 1897-1971 | brother of Wilfred Owen
Sassoon | Siegfried | 1886-1967 | poet

Subject(s)

20th century
Literature
Poets
War poetry

A   Wilfred Owen's autograph manuscripts, and other papers of special interest 1880-1988

Arrangement

The original OEF numbers, 1-348, are those given in The Complete Poems and Fragments ed. Jon Stallworthy (London, 1983; revised 2013); the additional numbers, 400-571 were given in the Oxford English Faculty Library in 1991-2 (the numbers 349-99 were not used). The arrangement of poems in OEF 1-348 follows The Complete Poems and Fragments which arranges poems in assumed order of final drafts; Stallworthy refers to the Gunston Collection (OEF 472-526) as 'LG', and the Hewland Collection (OEF 472-526) as 'Hewland'.


Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. 12282/1-6


Verse, mostly juvenilia and rough drafts
Date: [1909-1910]-1912
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Restrictions on Access:

Curatorial permission is needed to access original manuscripts. Researchers should first consult the digital versions available on the World War I Poetry Digital Archive and Jon Stallworthy's edition of Wilfred Owen: The Complete Poems and Fragments (London, 1983; revised 2013).


Former reference:

OEF 1-69

Verse, mostly juvenilia and rough drafts
Date: [Sep-Nov 1912]-[Jul-Aug 1917]
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Restrictions on Access:

Curatorial permission is needed to access original manuscripts. Researchers should first consult the digital versions available on the World War I Poetry Digital Archive and Jon Stallworthy's edition of Wilfred Owen: The Complete Poems and Fragments (London, 1983; revised 2013).


Former reference:

OEF 70-225

Verse, mostly rough drafts
Date: [1911-12]-[Oct 1917-Jan 1918]
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Restrictions on Access:

Curatorial permission is needed to access original manuscripts. Researchers should first consult the digital versions available on the World War I Poetry Digital Archive and Jon Stallworthy's edition of Wilfred Owen: The Complete Poems and Fragments (London, 1983; revised 2013).


Former reference:

OEF 226-290

Verse, mostly MSS, including ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ and ‘Mental Cases’
Date: [Jun-Aug 1915]-Sep 1918
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

There are no manuscripts numbered 349-399.

Restrictions on Access:

Curatorial permission is needed to access original manuscripts. Researchers should first consult the digital versions available on the World War I Poetry Digital Archive and Jon Stallworthy's edition of Wilfred Owen: The Complete Poems and Fragments (London, 1983; revised 2013).


Former reference:

OEF 291-409

Early prose notes, army orders, verse and letters from Sassoon, Graves, Scott Moncrieff, Tailhade and Drinkwater
Date: 1905-1988
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Restrictions on Access:

Curatorial permission is needed to access original manuscripts. Researchers should first consult the digital versions available on the World War I Poetry Digital Archive and Jon Stallworthy's edition of Wilfred Owen: The Complete Poems and Fragments (London, 1983; revised 2013).


Custodial History:

Items 472-526 are part of the Gunston collection, donated by E. Leslie Gunston in 1978.


Former reference:

OEF 410-497

The Gunston collection; miscellaneous items, mostly printed, 1918-1919; letters to Susan Owen, from Sitwell, Nichols, Scott Moncrieff, Berthaud, Sassoon; and to Harold Owen from Sassoon, Graves and Sackville
Date: 1880-20 Oct 1959
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/6
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 5 folders

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Restrictions on Access:

Curatorial permission is needed to access original manuscripts. Researchers should first consult the digital versions available on the World War I Poetry Digital Archive and Jon Stallworthy's edition of Wilfred Owen: The Complete Poems and Fragments (London, 1983; revised 2013).


Former reference:

OEF 498-571

B   Material mostly collected by Harold Owen c.1820-2003

Mainly Harold Owen's incoming correspondence, 1967-1971.
Date: 19 Oct 1967-3 Dec 1971
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/7
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Includes original folder labelled by Harold Owen as ‘Correspondence for attention from 7th May 1969 * with required addresses to keep’, and list of items by Dominic Hibberd.

Comprises:

Folder 1 (Former reference: Box 1-4:14, folder 1). Folder 1 includes previous folder labelled by Dominic Hibberd as ‘Current Work * Aftermath’, and his list of items:

Folder 2 (Former reference: Box 1-4:14, folder 2):

Folder 3 (Former reference: Box 1-4:14, folder 2):

Former reference:

Owen archive 1-4:14

Mainly Susan Owen’s correspondence, book proofs and press cuttings
Date: [1919?]-Feb 1958
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/8
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Folder 1 (Former reference: Box 1-4:14, folder 3). Includes previous folder labelled ‘EK DRAWING’ by Harold Owen and list of items by Dominic Hibberd.

Folder 2 (Former reference, Box 1-4:14, folder 4). Includes previous folder labelled ‘Owen Archive 4 Items 1,4, 1A, 12’ by Dominic Hibberd and list of items by Dominic Hibberd.

Folder 3 [Former reference, Box 4:15-6:46, items 4:15-4:49]. Includes:

Folder 4 [Former reference, Box 4:15-6:46, items 4:50-4:51]. Comprises:

Former reference:

Box Owen archive 1-4:14, items 3-4:14 and box Owen archive 4:15-6:46, items 4:15-4:51

Items relating to exhibitions of Harold Owen’s artwork; theses on Wilfred Owen; press cuttings
Date: 11 Nov 1919-24 Mar 1952
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/9
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (7 folders)

Scope and Content

Folder 1: folder labelled by Dominic Hibberd as ‘Owen Archive 5, Items 2-9, 11-13’ [Former reference: 5:1-13] Includes:

Folder 2: folder labelled by Dominic Hibberd as ‘Owen Archive 5, Items 14-16 (17-19 removed)’ [Former reference: 5:14-16]. Comprises:

Folder 3: folder labelled by Dominic Hibberd as ‘Owen Archive 5, Items 20,21’ [Former reference: 5:20-1]. Comprises:

Folder 4: folder labelled by Dominic Hibberd as ‘Owen Archive 5, Item 22’ [Former reference: 5:22] containing 22 press cutting from The Times, 16 Apr 1934. Includes article ‘Wilfred Owen: War Poet’s Manuscripts’.

Folder 5 [Former reference 5:23-25]. Comprises:

Folder 6 [Former reference 5:28-33]: includes folder labelled by Dominic Hibberd as ‘Owen Archive 5, items 28-33, fragments and early press cuttings received after August 1947’. Also includes items 28-33: press cuttings with prints of Wilfred Owen’s poetry from the Westminster Gazette, the Nation and the Anthenaeum, 11 Nov 1919-26 Mar 1921.

Folder 7: folder labelled by Dominic Hibberd as ‘Owen Archive 5, Item 34’ [Former reference 5:34]. Comprises:

Item 35 missing.

Former reference:

Box 4:15-6:46, items 5:2-5:34

Press cuttings; items relating to BBC broadcasts, letters to Harold Owen
Date: 1915-Jun 1965
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/10
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (8 folders)

Scope and Content

Includes list of items by Dominic Hibberd, 6 leaves.

Folder 1: includes 2 folders, labelled by Dominic Hibberd as ‘Owen Archive 6, Items 2-3, 5 (item 4 in nest folder)’ and ‘Owen Archive 6, Item 4’ [Former reference 6:2-5]. Comprises:

Folder 2: folder labelled by Dominic Hibberd as ‘Owen Archive 6, Items 6-30 (item 9 removed)’ [Former reference 6:6-30]. Includes items 6-30 (not including 9). Script of radio broadcast ‘Blessed with Gold’; letters to Harold Owen relating to this broadcast, 19 May 1953-18 Dec 1954.

Folder 3: folder labelled by Dominic Hibberd as ‘Owen Archive 6, Items 31-42’ [Former reference 6:31-42]. Includes items 31-42 press cuttings, 2 Jul 1953-29 Aug 1953.

Folder 4: folder labelled by Dominic Hibberd as ‘Owen Archive 6, Items 44-46, 'Patric Dickinson letters and BBC broadcasts' [Former reference 6:44-46]. Comprises:

Folder 5: folder labelled by Dominic Hibberd as ‘Owen Archive 6, Item 47’ [Former reference 6:47]. Comprises 47 certificate confirming Wilfred Owen’s appointment as 2nd Lieutenant in the 5th battalion of the Manchester Regiment, 8 Jun 1916.

Folder 6: folder labelled by Dominic Hibberd as ‘Owen Archive 6, Items 48-54a’ [Former reference 6:48-54a]. Includes items 48-54a (item 51 missing) press cuttings 20 Dec 1919-Jun 1965; 2 copies of a 4 page TS ‘The Main Events and dates in the life of Wilfred Owen’.

Folder 7: folder labelled by Dominic Hibberd as ‘Owen Archive 6, Items 57-8, 60-87 [Former reference: 6:57-87]. Includes items 57-87 (item 59 missing) letters from Siegfried Sassoon and Edmund Blunden to Harold Owen, 15 Sep 1957-19 Aug 1964.

Items 88 and 89 removed.

Folder 8: folder labelled by Dominic Hibberd as ‘Owen Archive, Items 90-92’ [Former reference 6:90-92]. Comprises:

Former reference:

Boxes 4:15-6:46 and 6:47-10, items 6:2-92x

Press cuttings; Harold Owen’s correspondence, mainly concerning Collected Letters
Date: 13 Mar 1963-28 Aug 1968
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/11
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (7 folders)

Scope and Content

Folder 1: folder labelled by Dominic Hibberd as ‘Owen Archive 6, Item 93’ [Former reference 6:93]. Comprises 93 the Birkenhead News, 12 Jun 1965. Contains report of the opening of the Wilfred Owen memorial library.

Folder 2: folder labelled by Dominic Hibberd as ‘Owen Archive 6, Items 94-96, 98-129’ [Former reference 6:94-129]. Includes items 94-129 (item 97 removed). Items concerning an exhibition ‘50 years ago’, 1965; press cuttings 13 Mar 1963-23 Nov 1963

Item 130 removed.

Folder 3: folder labelled by Dominic Hibberd as ‘Owen Archive 6, Items 131-141 (142 moved to 54a)’ [Former reference 6:131-142]. Includes items 131-141. Poems by Tom Owen and Patric Dickinson, and a letter from Dickinson to Harold Owen.

Folder 4: folder labelled by Dominic Hibberd as ‘Box 6, Items 145-149’ [Former reference 6:144-149]. Includes items 144-149 relating to Wilfred Owen’s library collection.

Folder 5: folder labelled by Dominic Hibberd as ‘Owen Archive 7’ and list of items by Dominic Hibberd [Former reference 7:1-30]. Includes items 1-30. Harold Owen’s correspondence, 16 Feb 1966-26 Mar 1968.

Folder 6: folder labelled by Dominic Hibberd as ‘Owen Archive 8’ and list of items by Dominic Hibberd [Former reference 8:1-23]. Includes items 1-23. Harold Owen’s correspondence concerning Collected Letters, 6 Feb 1968-28 Aug 1968.

Folder 7: folder labelled by Dominic Hibberd as ‘Owen Archive 9’ and list of items by Dominic Hibberd [Former reference 9:1-50]. Includes items 1-50 Harold Owen’s correspondence concerning Collected Letters, 7 Oct 1965-10 Jul 1968.

Former reference:

Box 6:47-10, items 6:93-9:50

Harold Owen’s correspondence, concerning Collected Letters, Aftermath and Journey from Obscurity
Date: 7 Dec 1965-4 Nov 1971
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/12
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

Scope and Content
Former reference:

Boxes 6:47-10 and 11,12, items 10:1-12:130

Harold Owen’s correspondence, mainly concerning Journey from Obscurity
Date: 10 Mar 1964-3 Apr 1966
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/13
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (5 folders)

Scope and Content
Former reference:

Boxes 11,12 and 13, items 12:131-13:108

Harold Owen’s correspondence, mainly concerning Journey from Obscurity; press cuttings
Date: 18 Feb 1919-23 Sep 1970
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/14
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (5 folders)

Scope and Content
Former reference:

Boxes 13 and 14, items 13:109-14:22

Press cuttings, 1920-1933
Date: 19 Dec 1920-18 Dec 1933
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/15
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (7 folders)

Scope and Content
Former reference:

Box 14, items 14:23-288

Press cuttings, 1934-1953
Date: 12 Jan 1934-26 Nov 1953
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/16
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (7 folders)

Scope and Content
Former reference:

Boxes 14 and 15, items 14:289-15:175

Press cuttings, 1954-1959
Date: 18 Oct 1947-12 Dec 1959
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/17
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (7 folders)

Scope and Content
Former reference:

Boxes 15 and 16, items 15:176-16:83

Press cuttings, 1960-1964
Date: 9 Jan 1960-24 Apr 1964
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/18
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (5 folders)

Scope and Content
Former reference:

Boxes 16 and 17; items 16:84-17:169

Press cuttings, 1962-1964
Date: 13 Apr 1962-21 Aug 1964
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/19
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

Scope and Content
Former reference:

Boxes 17 and 18; items 17:170-18:150

Press cuttings, many concerning Britten’s War Requiem, 1963-1966
Date: 17 May 1963-19 Jan 196[6]
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/20
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (5 folders)

Scope and Content
Former reference:

Box 18; items 18:151-426

Press cuttings, including duplicates, 1966-1968
Date: 21 Jan 1966-Mar 1968
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/21
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (5 folders)

Scope and Content
Former reference:

Box 19,20; items 19:1-20:194

Press cuttings, 1967-1971
Date: Winter 1967-Dec 1971
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/22
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (6 folders)

Scope and Content
Former reference:

Box 21,22; items 21:1-249

Press cuttings 1964; typescript of vol. 1 of Journey from Obscurity
Date: 21 Aug 1964-21 Dec 1964
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/23
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

Scope and Content
Former reference:

Boxes 21,22 and 23/1; items 22:1-23:1

Typescript of Vol. 2 of Journey from Obscurity
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/24
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content
Former reference:

Box 23/2, item 23:2

Typescript of Vol. 3 of Journey from Obscurity; Aftermath manuscript, pages 1-400.
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/25
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content
Former reference:

Boxes 24 and 25/1

Aftermath manuscript, pages 401-900.
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/26
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content
Former reference:

Box 25/2

Aftermath manuscript, pages 901-1407
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/27
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Folder 1 [Former reference 26:1-3] comprises:

Folder 2 [Former reference 26:4-6] comprises:

Former reference:

Box 26/1, items 26:1-6

Aftermath typescript
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/28
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Includes items 26a-j. Typescript of Aftermath, 372 pages.

Former reference:

Box 26/2, items 26:6a-j

Typescript of Aftermath, 384 pages.
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/29
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content
Former reference:

Box 27/1

Final proofs for Aftermath
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/30
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Folder 1 [Former reference 27:2a-b] comprises:

Folder 2 [Former reference 27:2b]: item 2b (cont.) galley sheets containing Aftermath, pages 141-199.

Former reference:

Box 27/2

Wilfred Owen’s schoolbooks; Tom Owen’s scrapbook
Date: 1904-1919
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/31
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 5 volumes

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Includes handwritten note on the contents by Dominic HIbberd.

Former reference:

Box 28, items 1-6

Miscellaneous; some army files; press cuttings; Wilfred Owen’s empty folders for poems
Date: 1900-1995,n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/32
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (6 folders)

Scope and Content

Folder 1: folder labelled ‘Owen Collection, 29:1-6, Miscellaneous items (from Harold Owen)’ [Former reference 29:1-6]. Includes: items 1-6 press cuttings; Mary Owen’s nursing certificate; letter to Harold Owen; TS notes on the Owens by their neighbours, annotated by Harold Owen.

Folder 2: folder labelled ‘Owen Collection 29:7-8, Miscellaneous items (from Harold Owen)’ [Former reference 29:7-8]. Comprises:

Folder 3: folder labelled ‘Owen Collection 29:9-10, Wilfred Owen’s 2 ‘khaki folders’ [empty]’ [Former reference 29:9-10]. Includes items 9-10 2 empty folders labelled ‘Completed War Poems’ and ‘Early poems’.

Folder 4: folder labelled ‘Owen Collection 29:11-25, [Biographical interest: items added 1993 or later’]. Comprises:

Folder 5: folder labelled ‘29:26 Army files: Owen (25ff), Briggs (1f)’ [Former reference 29:26a-z]. Includes items 26a-z. Army files relating to Wilfred Owen and Briggs.

Folder 6: folder labelled ‘29:27-32’ [Former reference 29:27-32]. Comprises:

Former reference:

Box 29, items 1-20

Susan and Harold Owen’s correspondence; press cuttings 1921-52; transcripts of Wilfred Owen’s poems by Leslie Gunston; Harold Owen’s editing notes
Date: 14 Mar 1919-1984
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/33
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (6 folders)

Scope and Content
Former reference:

Box 30, items 30:1-6

The Hydra, Apr-Sep 1917
Date: 28 Apr 1917-29 Sep 1917
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/34
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 20 items

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Former reference:

Box 37

The Hydra (new series), Nov 1917-Jul 1918
Date: [1] Nov 1917-[9] Jul 1918
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/35
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 6 items

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Former reference:

Box 38

Harold Owen’s artwork
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/36
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 22 items

Scope and Content

Includes Items 1-22 22 works of art by Harold Owen, many autographed by him.

Former reference:

Box 31

Three albums of press cuttings, 1963-70
Date: 9 Feb 1963-2 Dec 1970
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/37
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Includes Items 39a-c. Three red albums. 39a is inscribed ‘To Harold from Phyllis, July 1963’ and contains mostly reviews of Journey from Obscurity, 1963. 39b contains mostly reviews of Collected Letters, 1967-8. 39c contains mostly reviews of Aftermath, 1970.

Former reference:

Box 39, items a-c

One album of press cuttings, 1964-5
Date: 18 Jul 1964-31 Dec 1965
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/38
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Includes one red album inscribed ‘To Harold from Phyllis, October 1st 1964’. Contains press cuttings and other items, mostly concerning Journey from Obscurity, 18 Jul 1964-31 Dec 1965. Handwritten (incomplete) list also in box.

Former reference:

Box 40

Harold Owen’s box file
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/39
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Former reference:

Box 41

Harold Owen’s filing
Date: 13 Nov 1968-Sep 1992, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/40
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Folder 1:

Folder 2:

Folder 3:

Folder 4:

Former reference:

Box 41

War Requiem and two plays
Date: Nov 1962-Dec 1993
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/41
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Former reference:

Box 44

Dominic Hibberd’s working files
Date: Autumn 1991-3 Oct 2001
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/42
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (5 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Folder 1:

Folder 2

Folder 3:

Folder 4:

Folder 5:

Former reference:

Box 48/1, 1 of 2

Dominic Hibberd’s working files
Date: 1909-2003
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/43
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Folder 1 [Former reference folder 6]:

Folder 2 [Former reference folder 7]. Includes MS partial list of items by Dominic Hibberd, and a scored out list of items in [Former reference 41].Comprises:

Folder 3 [Former reference folder 8]:

Folder 4:

Former reference:

Box 48/1, 2 of 2 and 48/2

Dominic Hibberd’s working files
Date: May 1923-2002
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/44
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (6 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Folder 1:

Folder 2

Folder 3:

Folder 4:

Folder 5. Items 1-3 includes order form for the 3 cards:

Folder 6:

Former reference:

Box 48/2

Illustrations for Dominic Hibberd’s Wilfred Owen: The Last year
Date: [1981]
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/45
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Includes 2 envelopes with small prints of duplicates of photographs used in Wilfred Owen: The Last year. 1 folder of duplicates not used. 47 sheets of small print copies. 10 sheets of glossy photocopies. 2 slides.

Former reference:

n/a

Jon Stallworthy’s working files
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/46
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (5 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Folder 1:

Folder 2:

Folder 3:

Folder 4:

Folder 5:

Former reference:

Box 42-43

Jon Stallorthy’s working files (cont.)
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/47
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Folder 1:

Folder 2:

Folder 3:

Former reference:

Box 43

Photographs, letters and manuscripts from the Gunston collection
Date: 1858-4 Feb 1998
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/48
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Former reference:

Box 46/1, items G12:1-18

Gunston photographs
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/49
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Former reference:

46/1&2

Cartoons by Leslie, John and Robert Gunston
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/50
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises 12 large folios of pasted-up cartoons by Leslie Gunston, Robert Gunston and John Gunston.

Former reference:

46:G14

Negatives of photographic prints in MSS. 12282 Photogr. 1-4
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12282 photogr. 9
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Gunston photographs
Date: 1888-1992, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12282 photogr. 10
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Former reference:

Box 47

LP Records
Date: 1962-[1968]
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/51
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 3 items

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Former reference:

Box 45:1-3

Cassette tapes and video tapes
Date: 1966-1993
Shelfmark: MS. 12282/52
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 9 items

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Former reference:

45:4-15

Photographs of people other than Wilfred: Harold, other Owens, relatives and acquaintances
Date: 1892-1980s, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12282 photogr. 1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 112 items

Scope and Content

Includers folder with glass negatives. Comprises:

Former reference:

Box 34

Harold Owen’s naval career, and places connected to Wilfred
Date: 1914-1992, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12282 photogr. 2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 115 items

Scope and Content

Includes folder containing glass negative of 5th Manchesters group photo, and 2 boards previously containing the negative. Comprises:

Former reference:

Box 35, 6B-8G

Places relating to Wilfred Owen, postcards
Date: 6 Sep 1915-1992
Shelfmark: MS. 12282 photogr. 3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 166 items

Scope and Content

Items 18-36 are all photographs of Bordeaux & Bagnères, probably all taken by Roland Bouyssou, 1960s. Comprises:

Former reference:

Box 35, 8H-9G

Photographs of Wilfred Owen
Date: 1893-1917
Shelfmark: MS. 12282 photogr. 4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 53 items

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Former reference:

Box 36, IA-X

Large photographs of Wilfred Owen
Date: [1905]-1918, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12282 photogr. 5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 18 items

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Former reference:

Box 36 large prints

Large photographs of people and places connected to Wilfred Owen
Date: 1985, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12282 photogr. 6
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 58 items

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Former reference:

Box 36 large prints

Photographs of Wilfred Owen
Date: 1963-c.1969, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12282 photogr. 7
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 17 items

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Former reference:

Box 36

Photograph duplicates
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12282 photogr. 8
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 42 items

Scope and Content

Duplicates of:

Former reference:

Box 42

Objects belonging to the Owen and Shaw families
Date: c.1820-1864, n.d.
Shelfmark: JL 977
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 11 items

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Restrictions on Access:

Closed.


Restrictions on Access:

Closed.


Former reference:

Box 32:1-11

Objects owned by Susan Owen, contained in her jewellery box
Date: 1894-1942
Shelfmark: JL 978
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 5 items

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Restrictions on Access:

Closed.


Former reference:

Box 22,25

Objects owned by Tom, Susan and Harold Owen
Date: 1883-1908, n.d.
Shelfmark: JL 979
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 10 items

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Restrictions on Access:

Closed.


Former reference:

Box 32:23-24, 27-28

Objects found among Wilfred Owen’s library, Roman antiquities and military paraphernalia
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: JL 980
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 22 items

Scope and Content

Includes TS note explaining the contents, Roman antiquities given to Wilfred Owen and Leslie Gunston at Silchester in 1910

Item 41 Wills’s Gold Flake Cigarettes box containg:

Restrictions on Access:

Closed.


Former reference:

Owen library shelf 10

The Owens’ clock
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: JL 981
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content

Clock which belonged to Tom and Susan Owen (painted white by Harold Owen). Made by Powell and Jones, Watch and Clock Factors, Gold and Silversmiths, Shrewsbury.

Restrictions on Access:

Closed.


Former reference:

32:12

Susan Owen’s still life
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: JL 982
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Restrictions on Access:

Closed.


Former reference:

32:26

Tom Owen’s model boat
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: JL 983
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Restrictions on Access:

Closed.


Former reference:

32:18-21

Wilfred Owen’s binoculars
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: JL 984
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content

Binoculars, said by Harold Owen to have belonged to Wilfred. Exhibited at the Imperial War Museum, c.1972

Restrictions on Access:

Closed.


Former reference:

33:2


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