TS letter from B.C. Bloomfield to Andrew Motion, Monica Jones and Anthony Thwaite, 19th May 1986

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TS letter from B.C. Bloomfield (Director of Collection Development at the British Library, London) to Andrew Motion (1952-, English writer), Monica Jones (Larkin’s partner between 1950 and his death) and Anthony Thwaite (1930-, English poet and writer), copying-in Maeve Brennan (1929-2003, Larkin’s friend between 1955 and his death, librarian at the Brynmor Jones Library, the University of Hull), Charles Monteith, Brenda Moon (1932-2011, Larkin’s colleague at the Brynmor Jones Library, the University of Hull between 1962 and 1979) and “Professor J A V Chapple”. Official logo of the British Library printed in the top left corner. Sending address and telephone number of Humanities and Social Sciences division of the British Library printed on the right. Both addressees and those copied-in listed on the left, in typescript. Refers to notes of “meetings and consultations” which have taken place between Bloomfield and the addressees. They regarded “the establishment of a “Philip Larkin memorial fund””. Also refers to a press release on the same subject. Mentions attachment of a “draft”, although there is no attachment. Ask both for agreement on the procedure of establishing the fund and for “any comments”. Refers to Thwaite’s recent return from Japan. White paper address slip stapled in the top left corner, printed both with the official logo of the British Library and with address and telephone number of the Humanities and Social Sciences division of the British Library, and signed “Barry” by hand.

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