Papers of Arthur Harold Atkins (1910-2002), Balliol 1936.

Scope and Content

  • MS & TS drafts of several novels
  • newspaper cuttings of published theatre criticism

Administrative / Biographical History

Arthur Harold Atkins (Balliol 1936) was born 27 March 1910. He worked as a newspaper journalist, with an interest in music and the arts, and as a theatre critic. He had one novel, Sinister Smith, published in 1938, and married Lily Buxton in the same year. AH Atkins' death was registered in April 2002 at Bexley RD in Kent.

[Sources: Balliol College Register; obituary in The Guardian 8 April 2002, online at ]

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This material is open to researchers.

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not known; likely deposited by the subject.

Archivist's Note

Description by Dr John Jones, 2010, ed. Anna Sander 2018.

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