Airmail Letters

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 AED/2/1/3/1/8
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      87 pieces The letters are delicate, many are crumpled and some are split.

Scope and Content

Correspondence between Tony Dyson and Cliff Tucker, exchanged whilst Dyson was teaching English at Sir George Williams University, Montreal. The letters date from 1967, 1969 and 1976. Also included are a number of letters to Dyson in Montreal, in connection with his work as an academic and also one letter to Tucker from his niece, dated 1968. Dyson and Tucker appear to have written to each other almost every day, sometimes more than once in a day, and the letters are lengthy and detailed. Dyson describes Canada and the aspects of working there which he dislikes. The correspondence also discusses friends and current affairs and a significant number of the letters make mention of the Black Papers and how they are viewed in the media. /1-49 are letters to Dyson and /50-87 are letters to Tucker.