Barbara Pym's papers include the manuscripts of published and unpublished novels and short stories, literary papers, notebooks, diaries and correspondence.
Papers of Barbara Mary Crampton Pym (1913-80)
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- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Pym 1-178
- Dates of Creation1922-1995
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description178 shelfmarks
Scope and Content
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.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections)
The majority of the papers (together with published translations, catalogued as [pr. bk.] 25615 e. 17194, 25617 e. 12567-9) were given by Hilary Walton, 1980, and Robert Smith, 1981.
Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.
Other Finding Aids
A catalogue of the collection is available online at http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollectionswmss/online/online.htm.