Letters from Barbara Pym to Philip Larkin

Scope and Content

Letters from Barbara Pym to Philip Larkin, 1961-75, 1975-9, with nine Christmas cards, n.d.

Administrative / Biographical History

Barbara Mary Crampton Pym (1913-80) was a novelist. Further details can be found in the introduction to the online catalogue ( http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollectionswmss/online/online.htm) and in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk).

Acquisition Information

Bequeathed to the Library by Philip Larkin in 1985.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Related Material

Papers of Barbara Pym (MSS. Pym 1-178). For Larkin's letters to Pym, see MSS. Pym 151-2.