Ten autograph manuscript poems by Edmund Blunden

Scope and Content

Comprises ten autograph manuscript poems by Edmund Blunden, partly dated between ca. 1930 and 1958. All but one bear the author's signature. Most of them are working copies with many revisions to the text. They comprise the following titles: 'Recollections of Christ's Hospital' (ca. 1930), 'Poem for Lamb Commemoration, 1935', 'A river in Japan', 'Interrupted reading, Chung-Chau', 'In the beginning', 'St John's Review (Hong Kong Cathedral)', 'Timber', 'Morning, 1943', 'A day' (1955), and 'A word to sadness' (Feb. 1958).

Administrative / Biographical History

Edmund Charles Blunden (1896-1974), the poet, teacher, critic, and biographer. For fuller details of his life and achievements see the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

The majority of the poems were purchased from Maggs Brothers Ltd on 20 June 1960, one was purchased from Charles Rare Books on 28 September 1960, and two were purchased from Quaritch on 17 December 1964.


In English.