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Auden, Wystan Hugh, 1907 - 1973 (poet)


Dates and places

1907 - 1973

Sphere of activity



In circle of friends including Stephen Spender, Christopher Isherwood, C. Day Lewis, and Louis MacNeice.

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

 Sous-sous Fonds — Container: NM/Auden

Auden and Spender, 1928 - 1983

Reference Code: GBR/0272/NM/Auden
Scope and Contents

Copy of an early edition of Auden's 'Poems' published by Spender, together with two letters from Auden to Spender and Spender's eulogy of Auden. Documents regarding the donation are included.

Dates: 1928 - 1983

'Gazette of the Grolier Club', 1947-02

Reference Code: GBR/0272/HB/B/3
Scope and Contents

Vol. II, No. 7, Feb. 1947, containing W. H. Auden's Address on Henry James on pp. 208-225. Inscribed 'Tom Eliot from Wystan Auden, 18/5/47'.

Dates: 1947-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The photocopies of letters from John Davy Hayward to T. S. Eliot (reference L/13/1-3) are reserved as a condition of deposit. Permission to read them must be obtained from Faber and Faber Ltd, Bloomsbury House, 74-77 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DA. HB/M/21 is reserved (not available to researchers) under the Data Protection Act.
 Item — Container: NM/Auden/7

Letter from W H Auden to John Saltmarsh, 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0272/NM/Auden/7
Scope and Contents

1 autograph letter signed concerning contributions to 'The Gresham'. Also includes a manuscript note by John Saltmarsh. To request this document please use call mark: Coll. 34/20.

Dates: 1925

Letters from W. H. Auden to JDH, 1932 - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0272/JDH/26/2
Scope and Contents

3 autograph letters signed, with 1 envelope. One letter encloses a poem for T. S. Eliot's 60th birthday, 1948.

Dates: 1932 - 1948

'Madrid', 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0272/GRB/1/5/1
Scope and Contents

Pamphlet of the poem 'Madrid' by W. H. Auden (in English) and Raul Gonzalez Tunon (in Spanish), printed by Nancy Cunard and Pablo Neruda to raise funds for the Spanish republican cause.

Dates: 1937

Material relating to Louis MacNeice's funeral, 1963-10-17

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FLM/3/2
Scope and Contents

The file comprises an order of service and address by W. H. Auden.

Dates: 1963-10-17

Photograph of Christopher Isherwood and W. H. Auden in Essex Street, 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0272/GRB/1/4/6
Scope and Contents

On the back of the photographs are manuscript notes about the writers and their works.

Dates: 1935 - 1936

Postcards from W. H. Auden and Louis MacNeice to Anthony Blunt, 1936-08 - 1936-11

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FLM/1/5
Scope and Contents

3 photograph postcards sent from Iceland.

Dates: 1936-08 - 1936-11

Stallybrass correspondence: main series, 1965 - 1978

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/33/1
Scope and Contents

This sub-series contains miscellaneous correspondence between Oliver Stallybrass and others, found in a large accordian folder indexed by the last name of Stallybrass' correspondent. It includes correspondence with: Sir Harold Acton, Noel Annan, W.H. Auden, Benjamin Britten, Bob Buckingham, Paul Cadmus, Christopher Isherwood, Bernard Levin, Sir Joseph Napier, Sonia Orwell, Bill Roerick, G.H.W. Rylands and Lionel Trilling.

Dates: 1965 - 1978
Conditions Governing Access: RESERVED items are held in a separate envelope, EMF/33/1/8.