Archive of Bruce Montgomery 'Edmund Crispin'

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Judith Priestmann and Emma Harrison
1995, EAD version 2018



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Table of Contents

Introduction
A   Correspondence 1933-81
    A.1   Letters to Bruce Montgomery, arranged alphabetically by correspondent 1933-81
    A.2   Publishers and agents 1944-74
    A.3   Media and music 1955-78
    A.4   Clubs and associations 1932-79
    A.5   Miscellaneous 1960-77
    A.6   Personal 1935-70
B   Literary papers [1940s]-1983, n.d.
    B.1   Undergraduate and related papers 1943-77, n.d.
    B.2   Working papers 1940s - 1983, n.d.
    B.3   Anthologies 1954-76
    B.4   Press Cuttings 1944-80, n.d.
    B.5   Printed material 1957, 1974-5, n.d.
C   Papers relating to films and music 1941-62, n.d.
    C.1   Scripts and miscellaneous papers relating to Raising the Wind and an unmade sequel 1960-1, n.d.
    C.2   Miscellaneous Papers 1941-62, n.d.
D   Financial papers 1944-78, n.d.
    D.1   Correspondence 1946-77, n.d.
    D.2   Bank statements 1955-68
    D.3   Royalty statements and remittances 1944-78, n.d.
    D.4   Account books for income and expenditure 1948-64
    D.5   Account books 1963-9
    D.6   Miscellaneous papers 1955-78
    D.7   Papers relating to Montgomery's house, Week Meadow, 1952-78, n.d.
E   Personal papers 1938-1979, n.d.
    E.1   Photographs and passports 1938-79, n.d.
    E.2   Pocket and (MS. Eng. e. 2788/15) desk diaries 1948-68
    E.3   'Featherweight' and miscellaneous notebooks, 1958-65, n.d.
    E.4   Address books [1940s]-1965, n.d.
    E.5   Miscellaneous Papers 1951-79, n.d.


Archive of Bruce Montgomery 'Edmund Crispin'

1921-78

Abstract:
Archive of Bruce Montgomery, (1921-1978), detective novelist writing under the pseudonym of Edmund Crispin, and composer in his own name.

Extent: 28.5 Linear metres, 187 physical shelfmarks
Language(s) of Material: English

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. b. 2046; c. 2356-2358, c. 3824-3992; d. 2435-2438; e. 2782-2789; Photogr. c. 32-33

Biographical History

Robert Bruce Montgomery (1921-1978) was born at Chesham Bois, Buckinghamshire, on 2 October 1921, the third child in the family of three daughters and one son of Robert Ernest Montgomery (1878-1962) and his wife, Marion Blackwood Jarvie (d.1971). Educated at Merchant Taylors' School, where the club-foot for which he was operated on several times in childhood prevented his participation in sport, he was a gifted student and already a talented composer by the time he went to St. John's College, Oxford, in 1940. For three years he read Modern Languages under W.G. Moore (his tutorial partner was the poet Alan Ross) and was College organist. Expected by his contemporaries to get a First, he spent the Easter vacation before his Final Examinations writing a detective novel and gained only 'an ignominious Second', as he recalled in later life. However, The Case of the Gilded Fly, written under the pseudonym Edmund Crispin and featuring as its hero Oxford Professor of English, Gervase Fen, was published in 1944 and was an immediate success. It was the first of eight Gervase Fen novels published in Britain and America between 1944 and 1951, the most productive period of Montgomery's life when he was writing and composing fluently and with pleasure.

His time at Oxford was also notable for the friendships that developed with Philip Larkin and to a lesser degree with Kingsley Amis. Of the three young men, Montgomery looked set to have the most promising future and certainly Larkin found him, if not a mentor, then a creative stimulus and a bracing antidote to his own tentative, depressive nature. He submitted his poems for Montgomery's comment and after graduating took his first library post at Wellington partly because it was near the Schools, Shrewsbury, where Montgomery taught until 1945. Montgomery's friendship with Amis was less close but they collaborated on several works, including a Coronation ode, 'The Century's Crown' (1953), and an opera, Amberley Hall (c. 1955). Montgomery was also godfather to Amis's son, Martin.

After leaving Shrewsbury, Montgomery moved to Devon where he lived for the rest of his life, supporting himself as a writer and composer. But after the publication in 1953 of a collection of his detective stories, Beware of the Trains, he found himself increasingly unable to write or to compose a substantial work and turned instead to editing science fiction, detective and horror anthologies, and to writing music for films, most lucratively for the Carry On and Doctor series. His health, never robust, began to break down under the strain of alcoholism and he eventually became unemployable as a film composer. Towards the end of his life, however, he published another Gervase Fen novel, The Glimpses of the Moon (1977), and was working on several more projects when he died on 15 September 1978. A generous and kindly man, with a wide circle of friends and acquaintances despite his increasingly reclusive lifestyle, Montgomery married (Barbara) Ann Clements in 1976, who had for many years acted as his secretary and companion. It was she who gave Montgomery's papers to the Bodleian in 1986, shortly before her own death.

Further details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of many hundreds of letters written to Montgomery during the course of his life, reflecting in particular his triple involvement in the worlds of literature, music and film. A large quantity of his working papers is also preserved, and although the manuscripts of most of Montgomery's published works do not survive, there is a great deal of material relating to his activities as a composer, anthologist and reviewer, together with notes and drafts of unfinished and unpublished projects. These include several plays and essays written as an undergraduate, and among his Oxford papers are a series of cartoons drawn by Montgomery and Larkin, and a set of Larkin's notes and essays on Chaucer. Between 1943 and 1945 Larkin also sent Montgomery drafts of the poems he was currently working on, whilst his own annotations appear on several of Montgomery's manuscripts. These are described below, in section B of this catalogue (see also Bodleian Library Record,14 (1991-), 55-9).

Montgomery's work as a musician is well-represented in the collection and the correspondence relating to his career in music, as well as various screenplays that he wrote for films, is described in sections A and C below. Manuscript music scores, a quantity of printed books and a few discs have been catalogued separately and only summary descriptions of this material are given here. Montgomery's pipe and spectacles are kept as Library Objects 725-6. The cataloguing of the papers was made possible by a generous grant from the Mathew Prichard Settlement.

Arrangement

The archive has been arranged into five series of correspondence, literary papers, papers relating to films and music, financial papers and personal papers.

Restrictions on Access

Most of the papers are open to readers, but it was a condition of Mrs. Montgomery's gift that letters from Kingsley Amis and Philip Larkin should not be made available for research until fifty years after their respective deaths. Philip Larkin's letters, accordingly, will be released in 2035; Kingsley Amis's in 2045. A few other groups of letters are currently restricted.

Acquisition

Barbara Ann Clements gave Montgomery's papers to the Bodleian in 1986, shortly before her own death.

Custodial History

These papers were held by Barbara Ann Clements before she gave them to the Bodleian.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 3824, fols. 1-2].

Related Material

In 1991, the executors of Philip Larkin's estate gave to the Bodleian Montgomery's letters to Larkin. These are catalogued separately.

For Montgomery's music manuscripts see Music Manuscripts of Robert Bruce Montgomery (MSS. Mus. a. 4, b. 47-89, c. 438-447, 453).

Personal name(s) (NCA Rules)

Amis | Sir Kingsley | 1922-1995 | Knight | novelist and literary critic
Larkin | Philip | 1922-1985 | poet
Montgomery | Robert Bruce | 1921-1978 | Composer and writer as Edmund Crispin

Subject(s)

20th century
English literature -- 20th century
Novelists -- 20th century

A   Correspondence 1933-81

A.1   Letters to Bruce Montgomery, arranged alphabetically by correspondent 1933-81

Scope and Content

In the 1960s Montgomery began keeping carbon copies of his outgoing letters and these are preserved in the collection.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 3824-3858

Abady - Allen
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3824
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 83 leaves

K. Amis
Date: 1948-56
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3825
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 80 leaves

Restrictions on Access:

Closed.


K. Amis
Date: 1957-76, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3826
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 62 leaves

Restrictions on Access:

Closed.


M. Amis - Baum
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3827
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 77 leaves

Barzun - Bennett
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3828
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 116 leaves

Benton - Broberg
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3829
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 88 leaves

Bronowski - Burt
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3830
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 69 leaves

Bush - Campbell
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3831
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 81 leaves

Carr - Conquest
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3832
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 90 leaves

La Cour - Edwards
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3833
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 76 leaves

Egleton - Feeny
Date: 14 Nov. 1944
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3834
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 111 leaves

Feeny - Gardner
Date: 30 Nov. 1944
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3835
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 91 leaves

Gaywood - Harrison
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3836
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 85 leaves

Hartley - Jeffery
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3837
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 84 leaves

Jenkins - Jones
Date: [1941?]
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3838
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 74 leaves

Jones - Lane
Date: [1942]-1943
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3839
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 101 leaves

Larkin
Date: 1943-25 July 1944
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3840
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 83 leaves

Restrictions on Access:

Closed.


Larkin
Date: 28 July 1944-18 Sept. 1945
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3841
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 81 leaves

Restrictions on Access:

Closed.


Larkin
Date: 22 Sept. 1945-June 1947
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3842
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 84 leaves

Restrictions on Access:

Closed.


Larkin
Date: July 1947-1952
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3843
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 85 leaves

Restrictions on Access:

Closed.


Larkin
Date: 1953-69
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3844
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 75 leaves

Restrictions on Access:

Closed.


Larkin
Date: 1970-81, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3845
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 79 leaves

Restrictions on Access:

Closed.


Lawrenson - Mawby
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3846
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 71 leaves

Maxwell
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3847
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 128 leaves

Merchant Taylors' School - Oakey
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3848
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 85 leaves

Oakmam - Pavlow
Date: Mar. 1941
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3849
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 80 leaves

Pavlow - Petterson
Date: Apr. 1941
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3850
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 91 leaves

Popper - Salt
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3851
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 118 leaves

E. Sampson - G. Sampson
Date: 1933-Sept. 1939
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3852
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 107 leaves

G. Sampson
Date: Nov. 1939-1947
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3853
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 145 leaves

Sayers - E. Smith
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3854
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 95 leaves

F. Smith - Symons
Date: 1967-72
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3855
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 76 leaves

Symons - Turnbull
Date: 1973-8
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3856
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 81 leaves

Underwood - Watt
Date: 1962
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3857
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 110 leaves

Watt - Young; unidentified
Date: 1963-78
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3858
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 123 leaves

A.2   Publishers and agents 1944-74

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by publisher or agent.


Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 3859-3869

Letters from publishers W.H. Allen - Eyre Methuen
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3859
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 117 leaves

Faber & Faber
Date: 1954-66
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3860
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 294 leaves

Faber & Faber - Gollancz
Date: 1967-78
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3861
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 319 leaves

Hamish Hamilton - World's Who's Who of Authors
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3862
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 293 leaves

Letters from music publishers
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3863
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 326 leaves

Scope and Content

Ascherberg, Hopwood & Crew - World Book Treasures.

Letters from A.P. Watt
Date: 1944-50
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3864
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 339 leaves

A.P. Watt
Date: 1951-3
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3865
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 241 leaves

A.P. Watt
Date: 1954-8
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3866
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 221 leaves

A.P. Watt
Date: 1959-62
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3867
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 196 leaves

A.P. Watt
Date: 1963-7
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3868
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 220 leaves

A.P. Watt and other agents, Anglo-American Associates - W.K. Wing
Date: 1968-74
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3869
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 213 leaves

A.3   Media and music 1955-78

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 3870-3876

Letters from film companies
Date: 1957-78
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3870
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 296 leaves

Scope and Content

Arranged alphabetically by company, including

Letters relating to film
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3871
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 196 leaves

Scope and Content

From individuals, arranged alphabetically by correspondent, Barker - Walker.

Letters relating to "Raising the Wind"
Date: 1961
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3872
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 139 leaves

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent, Armstrong - Woodward.


Letters relating to music
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MSS. Eng. c. 3873
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 95 leaves

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent, Akister - Cope.


Letters relating to music
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MSS. Eng. c. 3874
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 89 leaves

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent, Costello - Wigley, and (c. 3874, fols. 88-9) unidentified.


Letters relating to radio and television
Date: 1955-78
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3875
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 208 leaves

Scope and Content

Comprising letters from:

Letters from newspapers and magazines
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3876
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 302 leaves

Scope and Content

Arranged alphabetically by title:

A.4   Clubs and associations 1932-79

Full range of shelfmarks:

MCS. Eng. c. 3877-3885

Letters from members of the Crime Writers' Association
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3877
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 95 leaves

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent, Bell - Symons.


Letters and papers relating to the Crime Writers' Association
Date: 1957-79, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3878
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 76 leaves

Scope and Content

Comprising:

Papers relating to the Crime Writers' Association
Date: 1956-79
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3879
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 296 leaves

Scope and Content

Comprising:

Letters and papers relating to the Detection Club
Date: 1932-77, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3880
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 138 leaves

Scope and Content

Including:

Letters and papers relating to writers' associations and societies
Date: 1957-78
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3881
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 148 leaves

Scope and Content

Including:

Letters relating to the British Science Fiction Association
Date: 1957-78
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3882
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 179 leaves

Scope and Content

Includes (fols. 94-178) letters and papers of Ken Slater of Fantast books, 1962-8.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent, Barber - Winstone.


Papers of the British Science Fiction Association
Date: 1960-70, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3883
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 200 leaves

Scope and Content

With:

Letters and papers relating to music and film societies
Date: 1957-70, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3884
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 325 leaves

Scope and Content

Including:

Letters and papers relating to clubs and societies
Date: 1954-77
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3885
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 310 leaves

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous including:

A.5   Miscellaneous 1960-77

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 3886-3887

Letters and papers
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3886
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 330 leaves

Scope and Content

Relating to invitations to lecture, arranged alphabetically by name of inviting body, Arvon Foundation - Workers' Educational Association, with (fols. 167-330) letters from fans, arranged alphabetically by correspondent, Archer - Zackheim.

Letters and papers relating to book purchases
Date: 1960-77, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3887
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 255 leaves

Scope and Content

Arranged alphabetically by name of vendor, The Alamo - John Wiley & Sons, with (fols. 219-55) letters and papers from the London Library, 1960-77.

A.6   Personal 1935-70

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 3888-3892

Correspondence of Bruce Montgomery and Ann Clements (later Montgomery)
Date: 1964-Mar. 1968
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3888
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 83 leaves

Correspondence of Bruce Montgomery and Ann Clements (later Montgomery)
Date: Apr. 1968-20 June 1969
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3889
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 76 leaves

Correspondence of Bruce Montgomery and Ann Clements (later Montgomery)
Date: 23 June 1969-30 Dec. 1969
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3890
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 74 leaves

Correspondence of Bruce Montgomery and Ann Clements (later Montgomery)
Date: 31 Dec. 1969-1970, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3891
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 65 leaves

Family correspondence and papers
Date: c. 1935-1970
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3892
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 94 leaves

Scope and Content

Comprising:

B   Literary papers [1940s]-1983, n.d.

B.1   Undergraduate and related papers 1943-77, n.d.

B.1.1   Essays and notes Not recorded at time of cataloguing

Scope and Content

The papers described below are written in Montgomery's hand and date from the period 1940-3, unless otherwise stated. See also MS. Eng. c. 3913, fols. 1-84.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 3893-3897

Essays and notes on French literature
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3893
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 238 leaves

Scope and Content

Comprising:

Essays and notes on German literature
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3894
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 133 leaves

Scope and Content

Including (fols. 70-130) Goethe, with:

Essays and notes on Chaucer by Philip Larkin
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3895
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 47 leaves

Scope and Content

Larkin has annotated several of the essays and (fol. 46v) his tutor's comments.

'Romanticism and the World Crisis'
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2435
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 160 leaves

Scope and Content

Lightly amended typescript essay.

Two typescripts
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3896
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 101 leaves

Scope and Content

Lightly amended, comprising:

Typescripts of three works
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3897
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 214 leaves

Scope and Content

Amended carbon written with the help of Ronald Lloyd Jones, comprising:

B.1.2   Cartoons and drawings Not recorded at time of cataloguing

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. Eng. c. 3898

Cartoons and drawings,

Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3898
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 61 leaves

Scope and Content

Including:

B.1.3   Poems and cartoons by Philip Larkin 1943-77

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 2356-2358

Six poems written by Larkin
Date: 1943
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 2356
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 12 leaves

Scope and Content

Carbon typescript, 'Sugar and Spice. A Sheaf of Poems by Brunette Coleman', containing in his schoolgirl persona, Two of the poems, 'Femmes Damnées' and 'The School in August', have been published, the remainder have not. 12 leaves; black paper wrappers, labelled on upper wrapper in Larkin's hand 'Sugar and Spice'.

Forty poems
Date: 1944, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 2357
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 24 leaves

Scope and Content

Typescript fair copies of related to The North Ship and 'In the Grip of Light', Fols. 8 and 10 have been slightly amended by Larkin. Nine of the poems are unpublished (see Bodleian Library Record,14 (1991-), 66, fn. 92). At fols. 23-4 are photocopies of four additional, unpublished poems, 1945.

Twelve pen-and-ink cartoons by Larkin
Date: 1960-77, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 2358
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 24 leaves

Scope and Content

'Life with Phairy Phantasy. A morality in Pictures', 1943, with (fols. 13-24) photocopies of Montgomery's cartoon sequence, 'The Poet, the Bear and the Phairy Phantasy. A moral tale in Umpteen Pictures', 1943.

B.1.4   Journal Not recorded at time of cataloguing

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. Eng. c. 3899

Journal and commonplace book
Date: 16 Jun 1947
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3899
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 93 leaves

Scope and Content

Inscribed "R.B.M. 16.6.47".

B.2   Working papers 1940s - 1983, n.d.

Scope and Content

The manuscripts and amendments to typescripts are in Montgomery's hand.

B.2.1   Drafts of the Long Divorce Not recorded at time of cataloguing

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. Eng. c. 3900

Sections of The Long Divorce
Date: 1950
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3900
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 143 leaves

Scope and Content

Incomplete manuscript and typescript drafts of written between April and December (published 1951). All the drafts seem to have been discarded from a final version which is not preserved in the collection. Comprises:

B.2.2   Papers relating to short stories 1945-79

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. Eng. c. 3901-3905

Typescripts and newspaper cuttings of detective stories
Date: 1949-53
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3901
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 390 leaves

Scope and Content

Originally published in the Evening Standard and other newspapers, (fols. 1-84) arranged alphabetically by title, 'Abhorrèd Shears' - 'A Pot of Paint', with (fols. 98-390) a lightly amended typescript of the stories, subsequently collected in Beware of the Trains (1953).

Typescripts and manuscripts of short stories
Date: [1948-72], n.d.
Shelfmark: MSS. Eng. c. 3902
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 158 leaves

Scope and Content

Arranged alphabetically by title. 'Cash on Delivery' - 'The Hours of Darkness', 'A Message to Herr Dietrich' - 'The Year and the Day', with (c. 3902, fols. 70-155) a typescript of an early, uncollected Gervase Fen mystery, 'The Hours of Darkness', [1948]. Some of the stories were subsequently collected in Fen Country(1979).

Typescripts and manuscripts of short stories
Date: [1948-72], n.d.
Shelfmark: MSS. Eng. c. 3903
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 134 leaves

Scope and Content

Arranged alphabetically by title. 'Cash on Delivery' - 'The Hours of Darkness', 'A Message to Herr Dietrich' - 'The Year and the Day', with (c. 3902, fols. 70-155) a typescript of an early, uncollected Gervase Fen mystery, 'The Hours of Darkness', [1948]. Some of the stories were subsequently collected in Fen Country(1979).

Typescripts and newspaper cuttings of short stories
Date: 1953-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3904
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 285 leaves

Scope and Content

Originally published in the Evening Standard and other newspapers, arranged alphabetically by title, 'After Evensong' - 'Who Killed Baker?' ['Baker Dies']. The stories were subsequently collected in Fen Country.

Typescripts and notes relating to Fen Country
Date: 1979
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3905
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 203 leaves

Scope and Content

Including:

B.2.3   Notes and drafts of The Glimpses of the Moon [1960s]-1977

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. Eng. c. 3906-10

Notes and drafts
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3906
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 111 leaves

Scope and Content

(fols. 94-111) discarded fragmentary typescript

Early amended typescript versions of chapters 1-3,
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3907
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 108 leaves

Scope and Content

Including:

First complete typescript draft
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3908
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 411 leaves

Scope and Content

'The Glimpses of the Moon', amended throughout.

Unamended carbon typescript draft of chapters 7-11
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3909
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 204 leaves

Scope and Content

Postdating the first complete draft, with:

Final typescript draft
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3910
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 428 leaves

Scope and Content

As sent to the printers and extensively annotated by them.

B.2.4   Notes and drafts for an unpublished and incomplete work, Judgement in Paris [1957]-1959

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. Eng. c. 3911-3912

Notes and drafts of Judgement in Paris
Date: [1957]-1959, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3911
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 139 leaves

Scope and Content

Variously conceived as a play or a film, and a novel, comprising:

Two typescript drafts of chapters 1-7 of Judgement in Paris
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3912
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 382 leaves

Scope and Content

Comprises:

B.2.5   Typescripts of three plays c. 1944-1950

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. Eng. c. 3913-3914

Typescripts of three plays
Date: 1944-1950, n.d.
Shelfmark: MSS. Eng. c. 3913
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 138 leaves

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Typescripts of three plays
Date: 1944-1950, n.d.
Shelfmark: MSS. Eng. c. 3913
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 284 leaves

Scope and Content

Two drafts of 'The Killing Bottle', adapted from a story by L.P. Hartley, comprises:

B.2.6   Plays and broadcasts for radio and television 1954-65 n.d.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. Eng. c. 3915-3919

Four plays
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3915
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 300 leaves

Scope and Content

Comprising:

Plays and discussions
Date: 1954-64, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3916
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 144 leaves

Scope and Content

Including:

Manuscripts and typescripts of poems
Date: 1940s, 1977, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3917
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 158 leaves

Scope and Content

Most of which were intended for an unpublished collection, 'Verses [Songs] for Various Occasions', c.1977, including:

Manuscripts and typescripts of articles, essays and talks
Date: 1949-[1976], n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3918
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 88 leaves

Scope and Content

Including:

Manuscripts and typescripts of miscellaneous prose
Date: 1977, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3919
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 109 leaves

Scope and Content

Including:

B.2.7   Working papers relating to book reviews 1949-78, n.d.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. Eng. c. 3920-3924

Notebook containing lists of books reviewed
Date: 1973-June 1974
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3920/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 16 leaves

Notebook containing lists of books reviewed
Date: July 1974-1 Apr. 1975
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3920/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 15 leaves

Notebook containing lists of books reviewed
Date: 10 Apr. 1975-May 1976
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3920/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 20 leaves

Notebook containing lists of books reviewed
Date: June 1976-17 May 1977
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3920/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 20 leaves

Notebook containing lists of books reviewed
Date: 28 May 1977-12 June 1978
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3920/5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 20 leaves

Notebook containing lists of books reviewed
Date: 17 June-Sept. 1978
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3920/6
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 15 leaves

Manuscript and typescript lists
Date: 1967-78, n.d.,
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3921
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 82 leaves

Scope and Content

Of crime fiction sent for review, with (fols. 42-81) annotated publishers' compliments slips, 1967, n.d.

Manuscripts and typescripts of reviews
Date: 1961-78, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3922
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 274 leaves

Scope and Content

(fols. 86-274) most of which were written for the Sunday Times'Criminal Records

Typescripts of Sunday Times reviews,
Date: 1973-8
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3923
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 306 leaves

Scope and Content

With (fols. 301-6) 'Book of the Year', n.d.

Typescripts and manuscripts of articles and reviews
Date: 1949-71
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3924
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 174 leaves

Scope and Content

Written for newspapers and periodicals, arranged alphabetically by title of journal, Guardian - Times Literary Supplement, with:

B.2.8   Working papers from Montgomery's "Work in Hand" files [1940s]-1978.

Scope and Content

These consist mainly of unfinished stories, novels and essays, and were written at all stages of Montgomery's career, as well as including material that he was working on at the time of his death.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 3925-3930, d. 2436

Undated manuscripts and typescripts 'Early Work'
Date: [1940s], n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3925
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 112 leaves

Scope and Content

From a folder, comprising:

Manuscript and typescript drafts and outlines of stories or novels
Date: [1940s-1970s], n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3926
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 82 leaves

Scope and Content

Arranged alphabetically by title, 'Embers' - 'Yet She Must Die'. Most of the drafts are incomplete, unfinished, and undated, but they were written between the 1940s and the 1970s. They include notes and drafts of part of two unfinished Gervase Fen mysteries:

Manuscript and typescript outlines, fragments and short drafts
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3927
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 70 leaves

Scope and Content

Of untitled, undated stories.

Working papers
Date: c. 1976-8
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3928
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 104 leaves

Scope and Content

Notes and drafts for an unwritten novel, What Seems to be the Trouble?, including:

Magazines and leaflets
Date: 1971-7
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2436/1-8
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 8 items

Scope and Content

From the working papers of What Seems to be the Trouble?, originally kept in a file labelled 'Magazines from Cranks'.

Manuscript and typescript notes and drafts
Date: 1978, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3929
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 48 leaves

Scope and Content

Of stories and miscellaneous prose, (fols. 1-30, in Ann Montgomery's hand, originally part of a notepad, from which they have been torn) including :

Miscellaneous notes and papers
Date: 1954-75, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3930
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 195 leaves

Scope and Content

Including:

B.2.9   Other people's literary papers (undated typescripts, unless otherwise stated), arranged alphabetically by author 1956-83, n.d.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. Eng. c. 3931-3933

Literary papers
Date: 1956, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3931
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 301 leaves

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Literary papers
Date: 1959, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3932
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 384 leaves

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Three dramatizations
Date: 1964 and 1983, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3933
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 274 leaves

Scope and Content

Comprises:

B.3   Anthologies 1954-76

Scope and Content

The correspondence in this section for the most part consists of letters of permission to publish.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by name of the author whose permission is sought.


B.3.1   Working papers relating to Best Science Fiction[1]-8 1954-74

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. Eng. c. 3934-3939, e. 2782-2783

Papers
Date: 1955-6, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3934
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 86 leaves

Scope and Content

Relating to:

Papers
Date: 1958-61, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3935
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 123 leaves

Scope and Content

Relating to:

Papers
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3936
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 74 leaves

Scope and Content

Relating to Best Science Fiction 5(1963), including:

Printed copies
Date: 1963
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2782
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 255 leaves

Scope and Content

Of the stories anthologized in volume 5 which originally formed part of the printer's text described in MS. Eng. c. 3936, fols. 1-8, with (fols. 128-255) page proofs.

Papers relating to Best Science Fiction 6
Date: 1966
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3937
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 102 leaves

Scope and Content

Including:

Papers relating to Best Science Fiction 7
Date: 1970
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3938
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 122 leaves

Scope and Content

Including:

Printed copies
Date: Not known at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2783
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 196 leaves

Scope and Content

Of the stories anthologized in volume 7 which originally formed part of the printer's text described in MS. Eng. c. 3938, fols. 4-72, with (fols. 91-196) page proofs, corrected by the publisher.

Papers relating to Best Science Fiction 8
Date: 1973-4
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3939
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 93 leaves

Scope and Content

Apparently unpublished, with (fols. 39-93) letters, Blish - Sturgeon, 1973-4.

B.3.2   Working papers relating to science fiction anthologies for schools, The Stars and Under and (MS. Eng. c. 3942) Outwards from Earth 1968, 1976

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. Eng. c. 3940-3943

Papers
Date: Not known at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3940
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 110 leaves

Scope and Content

Comprising:

Letters
Date: 1964-5 and 1974
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3941
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 72 leaves

Scope and Content

Asimov - Russell, with:

Working papers
Date: 1974
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3942
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 47 leaves

Scope and Content

Relating to a second science fiction anthology for schools, Outwards from Earth (1974), comprising:

Miscellaneous papers relating to science fiction
Date: c. 1964-8, n.d.,
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3943
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 44 leaves

Scope and Content

Including:

B.3.3   Working papers relating to detective and mystery stories 1959-73, n.d.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. Eng. c. 3944-3945, e. 2784-2785

Papers and correspondence
Date: 1959-64, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3944
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 193 leaves

Scope and Content

Relating to Best Detective Stories (1959) and Best Detective Stories 2 (1964) comprising:

Printed copies
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2784
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 209 leaves

Scope and Content

Of the stories which originally formed part of the printer's texts described above (c. 3944):

Working papers relating to Best Murder Stories 2
Date: 1973
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3945
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 157 leaves

Scope and Content

Including:

Printed copies
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2785
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 184 leaves

Scope and Content

Of the stories which originally formed part of the printer's text described in MS. Eng. c. 3945, with (fols. 73-184) unmarked page proofs.

B.3.4   Working papers relating to Best Tales of Terror[1]-2 1962-5

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. Eng. c. 3946-3957, e. 2786

Papers relating to Best Tales of Terror
Date: 1962
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3946
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 185 leaves

Scope and Content

Including:

Papers relating to Best Tales of Terror 2
Date: 1965
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3947
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 293 leaves

Scope and Content

Including:

Printed copies
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2786
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 218 leaves

Scope and Content

Printed copies of stories which originally formed part of the printer's texts described above:

B.4   Press Cuttings 1944-80, n.d.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. Eng. c. 3948-3954

Newspaper cuttings
Date: 1942-1975, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3948
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 171 leaves

Scope and Content

Cuttings of reviews, articles and letters written by Montgomery as Edmund Crispin, comprising:

Scrapbooks
Date: 1945-58, 1950-3
Shelfmark: MSS. Eng. c. 3949

Extent: 56 leaves

Scope and Content

One of two containing reviews of novels by Montgomery.

Scrapbooks
Date: 1950-3
Shelfmark: MSS. Eng. c. 3950

Extent: 40 leaves

Scope and Content

Two of two containing reviews of novels by Montgomery. (fols. 4-40) are blank.

Reviews of books written and edited by Montgomery
Date: 1944-80, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3951
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 411 leaves

Scope and Content

Comprising:

Reviews of film music by Montgomery
Date: 1953-63
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3952
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 252 leaves

Scope and Content

Comprising:

Reviews
Date: 1948-64
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3953
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 227 leaves

Scope and Content

Reviews of:

Miscellaneous newspaper cuttings
Date: 1947-78, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3954
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 182 leaves

Scope and Content

Including:

B.5   Printed material 1957, 1974-5, n.d.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. d. 2437, c. 3955/1-17

Dust jackets of books by Montgomery
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2437
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 31 items

Scope and Content

With (items 26-31) wrappers from anthologies of detective stories.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by title, Beware of the Trains - Swan Song.


Miscellaneous printed pamphlets
Date: 1957, 1974-5
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3955/1-17
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 17 items

Scope and Content

Including:

C   Papers relating to films and music 1941-62, n.d.

Scope and Content

The papers described in this section relate mainly to film music and screenplays of films written by Montgomery. Discs of film music and manuscript film scores, arranged alphabetically by title of film, Barnabas the Robber - Watch Your Stern, have been catalogued separately, as have discs of other musical compositions by Montgomery, together with manuscript music scores and a quantity of printed books relating to music. The non-film music scores include juvenilia and early works, 1937-45, n.d., with a 1944 setting of 'The horns of the morning' by Philip Larkin; Amberley Hall c. 1955; 'The Century's Crown', 1953, and 'Flourish for a Coronation', 1953.

C.1   Scripts and miscellaneous papers relating to Raising the Wind and an unmade sequel 1960-1, n.d.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 3956-3962

Preliminary story and screenplay treatments
Date: 1957, 1974-5
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3956
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 330 leaves

Scope and Content

Manuscripts and typescripts of, including:

Typescripts of two draft shooting scripts,
Date: 1960
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3957
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 280 leaves

Scope and Content

Both titled 'Happy Band', comprising:

'Happy Band'
Date: 1960
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3958
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 300 leaves

Scope and Content

Comprising:

Two screenplays by Montgomery and Eric Sykes,
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3959
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 260 leaves

Scope and Content

Comprising:

Miscellaneous papers,
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3960
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 236 leaves

Scope and Content

Comprising:

Working papers for an unmade sequel to Raising the Wind , 'Lowering the Tone'
Date: 1962, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3961
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 191 leaves

Scope and Content

Including (fols. 145-91) a typescript 'first draft of a screenplay', July 1962.

'Lowering the Tone'
Date: Sep-Oct. 1962
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3962
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 310 leaves

Scope and Content

Revised first draft, with:

C.2   Miscellaneous Papers 1941-62, n.d.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 3963-9

Working papers
Date: 1950-2, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3963
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 274 leaves

Scope and Content

For an unmade film, 'Death as a Dancer', including:

Cyclostyled screenplays of films
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MSS. Eng. c. 3964
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 388 leaves

Scope and Content

For which Montgomery wrote the music, arranged alphabetically by film title, Carry On Constable - Home is the Hero.

Cyclostyled screenplays of films
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MSS. Eng. c. 3965
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 285 leaves

Scope and Content

For which Montgomery wrote the music, arranged alphabetically by film title, Keep it Clean - A Novel Affair

Cyclostyled screenplays of films
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MSS. Eng. c. 3966
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 211 leaves

Scope and Content

for which Montgomery wrote the music, arranged alphabetically by film title, Please Turn over - Too Young to Love.

Film score measurements and music cue sheets
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MSS. Eng. c. 3967
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 341 leaves

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by title of film, Brides of Fu Manchu - Doctor in Love


Film score measurements and music cue sheets
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MSS. Eng. c. 3968
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 267 leaves

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by title of film, The Duke Wore Jeans - Watch Your Stern


Miscellaneous papers
Date: 1941-62, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3969
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 218 leaves

Scope and Content

Mainly relating to other (non-film) music composed by Montgomery, 1941-62, n.d., including:

D   Financial papers 1944-78, n.d.

D.1   Correspondence 1946-77, n.d.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 3970-3972

Correspondence with A.W. Hooker, accountant
Date: 1946-65, 1966-77
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3970
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 222 leaves

Correspondence with A.W. Hooker, accountant
Date: 1946-65, 1966-77
Shelfmark: MSS. Eng. c. 3971
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 209 leaves

Correspondence with banks
Date: 1957-77, n.d.,
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3972
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 359 leaves

Scope and Content

Including (fols. 142-356) bank statements, 1943-78.

D.2   Bank statements 1955-68

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. Eng. c. 3973

Bank statements from the National Provincial Bank.
Date: 1955-68
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3973
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 216 leaves

D.3   Royalty statements and remittances 1944-78, n.d.

Scope and Content

Statements from publishers, arranged alphabetically by publisher, with (c. 3974, fols. 1-34) Montgomery's notes on earnings, 1944-52.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 3974-3976

Alianza - Giorno
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3974
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 165 leaves

Gollancz
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3975
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 228 leaves

Greenwood - Zaiks, and miscellaneous
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3976
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 211 leaves

Royalty statements and notices of payment from the media
Date: 1961-78, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3977
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 189 leaves

Scope and Content

Including:

Royalty statements for music recording and performances
Date: 1944-77, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3978
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 154 leaves

Scope and Content

Including (fols. 134-54) miscellaneous film music, 1955-76.

Royalty statements
Date: 1955-77
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. b. 2046
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 274 leaves

Scope and Content

From the Performing Rights Society, with (fols. 1-22) correspondence, 1946-70. The statements list payments for all types of music (non-fiction as well as film and television) and include several compositions by Montgomery hitherto unattributed.

D.4   Account books for income and expenditure 1948-64

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. Eng. c. 3979/1-5

Account book
Date: 1948
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3979/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 86 leaves

Account book
Date: 1956-7
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3979/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 174 pages

Account book
Date: 1957-8
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3979/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 85 leaves

Account book
Date: [1950s]
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3979/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 41 leaves

Account book
Date: 1963-4
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3979/5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 77 leaves

D.5   Account books 1963-9

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. Eng. c. 3980/1-6

Account book
Date: 1963
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3980/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 126 leaves

Account book
Date: [1964-5?]
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3980/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 67 leaves

Account book
Date: [1965-6?]
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3980/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 49 leaves

Account book: income
Date: 1969
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3980/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 77 leaves

Account book: expenditure
Date: 1969
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3980/5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 127 leaves

Account Book
Date: [1960s]
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3980/6
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 36 leaves

D.6   Miscellaneous papers 1955-78

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 3981-6

Miscellaneous financial papers
Date: 1955-76, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3981
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 206 leaves

Scope and Content

Including:

Domestic receipts
Date: 1955-78
Shelfmark: MSS. Eng. c. 3982
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 521 leaves

Scope and Content

Arranged alphabetically, Asprey - Hulland.

Domestic receipts
Date: 1955-78
Shelfmark: MSS. Eng. c. 3983
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 375 leaves

Scope and Content

Arranged alphabetically, International - Wood Brothers, with (fols. 223-375) miscellaneous receipts, including (fols. 249-307) sales of review books, 1967-78.

Travel receipts
Date: 1955-78
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3984
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 296 leaves

Scope and Content

Including:

Correspondence and papers
Date: 1957-77
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3985
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 214 leaves

Scope and Content

Relating to office equipment and (fols. 59-214) personal purchases.

Correspondence and papers
Date: 1956-78
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3986
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 292 leaves

Scope and Content

Relating to cars, including (fols. 46-108) insurance, 1957-78.

D.7   Papers relating to Montgomery's house, Week Meadow, 1952-78, n.d.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. Eng. c. 3987-3990

Notes and correspondence
Date: 1952-62, n.d. and 1961-5
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3987
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 247 leaves

Scope and Content

On budget estimates plans, 1952-62, n.d., with (fols. 27-247) with A.B. Grayson, architect, 1961-5.

Correspondence and papers
Date: 1957-76
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3988
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 183 leaves

Scope and Content

Relating to building and garden design and upkeep, including (fols. 45- 94) correspondence with Robert Thairlwall, solicitors, 1961-76, with (fols. 94-108) papers relating to wills, 1957-76.

Correspondence
Date: 1955-78, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3989
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 230 leaves

Scope and Content

Relating to:

Correspondence and papers
Date: 1954-78, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3990
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 210 leaves

Scope and Content

Relating to:

E   Personal papers 1938-1979, n.d.

E.1   Photographs and passports 1938-79, n.d.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. Photogr. c. 32-33; MS. Eng. e. 2787/1-3

Photographs of Montgomery
Date: [1920s]-1973 n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 32
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 31 leaves

Scope and Content

Including (fols. 14-15) two taken with Philip Larkin, [1950s?].

Three passports
Date: 1949-79
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2787/1-3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 3 items

Scope and Content

Belonging to Montgomery. 33, 32, 32 pages.

Photographs of family and friends
Date: 1938-52, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 33
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 72 leaves

Scope and Content

Including:

E.2   Pocket and (MS. Eng. e. 2788/15) desk diaries 1948-68

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. e. 2788/1-15

Pocket diary
Date: 1948
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2788/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 65 leaves

Pocket diary
Date: 1949
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2788/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 61 leaves

Pocket diary
Date: 1950
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2788/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 107 leaves

Pocket diary
Date: 1951
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2788/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 108 leaves

Pocket diary
Date: 1952
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2788/5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 108 leaves

Pocket diary
Date: 1953
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2788/6

Extent: 107 leaves

Pocket diary
Date: 1954
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2788/7
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 107 leaves

Pocket diary
Date: 1955
Shelfmark: e. 2788/8
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 107 leaves

Pocket diary
Date: 1956
Shelfmark: e. 2788/9
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 107 leaves

Pocket diary
Date: 1957
Shelfmark: e. 2788/10
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 107 leaves

Pocket diary
Date: 1958
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2788/11
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 107 leaves

Pocket diary
Date: 1964
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2788/12
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 74 leaves

Pocket diary
Date: 1966
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2788/13
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 76 leaves

Pocket diary
Date: 1968
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2788/14
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 105 leaves

Desk diary
Date: 1966
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2788/15
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 386 leaves

E.3   'Featherweight' and miscellaneous notebooks, 1958-65, n.d.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. d. 2438/1-7

'Notes'
Date: 1958-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2438/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 39 leaves

'Notes'
Date: 1965
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2438/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 63 leaves

'Music Notes'
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2438/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 64 leaves

'Music Notes'
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2438/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 67 leaves

Scope and Content

(fols. 4-67) are blank.

Betting book
Date: 1959
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2438/5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 64 leaves

Printed 'Winways' odds calculator
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2438/6
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 27 leaves

Science fiction notebook
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2438/7
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 91 leaves

E.4   Address books [1940s]-1965, n.d.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. e. 2789/1-6

Address book
Date: [1940s]
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2789/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 63 leaves

Address book
Date: [early 1950s]
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2789/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 73 leaves

Address book
Date: [late 1950s]
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2789/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 67 leaves

Address book
Date: [1950s-1960s]
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2789/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 64 leaves

Address book
Date: 1965
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2789/5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 63 leaves

'Torbay Union for Freedom membership book'
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2789/6
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 91 leaves

E.5   Miscellaneous Papers 1951-79, n.d.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 3991-3992

Papers relating to Montgomery's medical history
Date: 1951-78, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3991
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 255 leaves

Scope and Content

Including:

Letters of condolence on Montgomery's death
Date: 1978-9, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3992
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 112 leaves

Scope and Content

Arranged alphabetically by sender, Aldiss - Yorke, with:


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