Louis MacNeice letters to Nancy Coldstream
Bodleian Library, University of OxfordOriginal catalogue by Judith Priestman. EAD version by Rachael Gardner
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Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7381
Title: Louis MacNeice letters to Nancy Coldstream
Dates of Creation: 1939-1943, n.d.
Extent: 78 leaves
Language(s) of Material: English
Frederick Louis MacNeice CBE (1907-1963) was a British poet and playwright who was part of the 'Auden Group'. Nancy Coldstream
(1909-2001), who took the married name Spender in 1942, was a British painter. MacNeice and Coldstream had an affair in the
Scope and Content
Louis MacNeice letters to Nancy Coldstream. Includes:
- (fols. 41-70) 'London Letter', 30 Dec 1940 comprising (fols. 41-8) a fair copy manuscript, (fols. 49-60) an unamended top
copy typescript, and (fols. 61-70) an unamended carbon copy typescript.
- (fols. 75-8) a manuscript draft, with additional notes, of a review, probably of Hugh MacDiarmid's
The Golden Treasury of Scottish Poetry  for
The New Statesman.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Philip Spender, 28 February 2007.
Preferred Form of Citation
Oxford, Bodleian Library MS. Eng. c. 7381
MacNeice | Frederick Louis | 1907-1963 | poet and playwright
Spender | Nancy |nee Sharp, formerly Coldstream | 1909-2001 | painter
English literature -- 20th century
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