Edward Upward: Correspondence

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 58 Add MS 89002/2
  • Alternative Id.
      (ark) ark:/81055/vdc_100000000083.0x000146
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      44 folders

Scope and Content

Personal and professional letters received, including some letters by Upward (interspersed) in autograph draft. In addition to Upward's occasional letters in draft, there is a folder of 46 personal letters (1932-37) from Upward to Shirley Munro (Add MS 89002/2/1).

There are several folders of letters from (and occasionally draft letters to) Upward's publishers. Whilst these folders contain the majority of publishing-related correspondence, a few letters regarding publication (for example, speculative publishing correspondence, and some letters concerning magazine publication) can be found in the yearly general correspondence folders. Thus, for instance, a letter (1979) from Julian Barnes, as Deputy Literary Editor of the New Statesman, declining 'these prose pieces' ('I don't find them suitable') can be found in Add MS 89002/2/12).

In addition to yearly folders of general correspondence (which include a number of letters from the academic community) and to folders of correspondence with publishers, there are individual folders of correspondence with: Laurie Little, Francesco Binni, Peter Parker, Katherine Bucknell, Alan Walker, the National Portrait Gallery, and the British Library.


General correspondence files chronological by year. With some additional files in the names of individual correspondents, and Upward's correspondence with publishers.

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