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Correspondence of Francis Meynell about his parents, Agnes Tobin, and Francis Thompson, 1929-1973

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/A5

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

This collection includes Meynell's archive of papers in his various occupations, including his years at the Pelican Press (1916-23) and Nonesuch Press (1923-36 and 1952-68, although the papers of what he called 'pre-war Nonesuch' are mostly lost). Further papers related to typographical and other design come from Meynell's work for the Limited Editions Club, the advertising firm Mather and Crowther, the Board of Trade, H. M. Stationery Office, the Post Office, and others. Besides these, the collection contains papers relating to Meynell's mother the poet Alice Meynell and to the poet Francis Thompson; to Meynell's time as a conscientious objector in the First World War, journalist on the Daily Herald, and Communist; to many speeches and broadcasts by him; and to personal affairs.


  • Creation: 1929-1973


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (


9 folder(s) (9 folders)

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Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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