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Charles Ogden: Correspondence and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8309-8314

Scope and Contents

The papers include the first draft of The Meaning of Meaning, the work Ogden co-authored with the literary critic I.A. Richards; material relating to Psyche, including correspondence with the authors of Ogden's series of Psyche Monographs and Psyche Miniatures; letters from Ogden's friend, the artist James Wood; material relating to the attempts of Ogden and Ivy Litvinov, the British-born wife of the Soviet Foreign Minister, to introduce Basic English into Russia; and letters from E.B.F. Wareing, many dating from his time in Germany with the Inter-Allied Rhineland High Commission between 1918 and 1929.


  • Creation: 1889-1975 (Circa)


Conditions Governing Access

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 (


7 archive box(es) (7 boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

These papers were purchased by the Library on 12 Feb. 1981 at the sale of Lawrence, Crewkerne.

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Repository Details

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