Works of Walter de la Mare

Scope and Content

Works of Walter de la Mare, consisting of:

  • Draft of 'The memoirs of a midget', published, London, 1921
  • Fair copies, June 1933, of two poems 'Speech' and 'Snowing', printed in Poems, 1919 to 1934 (London, 1935)

Administrative / Biographical History

Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) was an author and poet. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library by the author, through the Friends of the Bodleian, in 1933 and 1939.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 38851-2.