Edmund Charles Blunden (1896-1974) was a poet, teacher, critic, and biographer.
164 letters from Edmund Blunden, mainly to Archibald Hector Buck, 1917-67. Blunden and Buck had been schoolmates at Christ's Hospital in Horsham, Sussex.
At fol. 43 is a letter to Buck from Mary, first wife of Blunden, 1918. At fols. 175 and 269 are Christmas cards, 1936, 1955, with poems by Blunden. Additionally there is a xerox of a manuscript copy by Buck of the letters and cards of Blunden, with annotations.
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A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.Publication Note
See Carol Z. Rothkopf and Barry Webb (eds.) More than a brother: correspondence between Edmund Blunden and Hector Buck, 1917-1967 (London, 1996).
Blunden | Edmund Charles | 1896-1974 | poet
Buck | Archibald Hector | 1900-1987