Auden and Spender, 1928 - 1983
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.
- 1928 - 1983
Biographical / Historical
Wystan Hugh Auden (1907-1973) was a poet and writer. Sir Stephen Harold Spender (1909-1995) was a poet. They met in 1928 at Oxford.
1 envelope(s) : paper
Language of Materials
Former / Other Reference
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The volume of Auden poems was given by the printer (Stephen Spender) to Dadie Rylands in 1930. In 1974 Spender gave the two letters to Dadie, and Dadie donated the whole to the King's College Library.
Finding aid date
Part of the Archive Centre, King's College, Cambridge Repository
Cambridge CB2 1ST United Kingdom
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