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Auden and Spender, 1928 - 1983

 Sous-sous Fonds
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.


  • Creation: 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

Misc. 25

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

2004-02-04 17:12:21+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Archive Centre, King's College, Cambridge Repository

King's College
Cambridge CB2 1ST United Kingdom
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