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Frances Cornford and Margaret Irwin: correspondence, verse and related items

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10404

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A copy of Frances Cornford, 'Collected Poems' (London: The Cresset Press, 1954), formerly belongong to Margaret Irwin ('Peg Monsell'), bearing a manuscript dedication by Cornford, 30 August 1954, and annotations in Irwin's hand. With related items, formerly found inserted, comprising three letters and a postcard from Cornford to Irwin, [1956]-[1957] and undated; 'P.S. to "Childhood", p.79 of Frances Cornford's "Collected Poems". Answer to last 2 lines' (verse), by Irwin, October 1956; letter from 'Jess' to Irwin, no date; postcard from James Cornford (grandson of Frances Cornford) to Irwin, 1960; copies of verse by Menander (in English translation, possibly that of Haldane) and 'unknown author', on one sheet; and press cuttings (poem, review, and obituaries of Cornford).


  • Creation: 1954-1960 and undated



0.003 cubic metre(s) (1 volume and 14 sheets) : Paper

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Purchased, April 2022

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