Typed letter from Richard Murphy (Syracuse University) to Philip Larkin, writing from New York

Scope and Content

[Patricia Murphy's] death and funeral, with reference to her drinking; a visit by Philip Larkin; a photograph of himself, Philip Larkin, Ted Hughes and Douglas Dunn (see 'Selected Letters', photograph number 32); and RM writing about Larkin's poetry, particularly 'Jake Bolokowsky' ['Posterity', CP170] and 'The Less Deceived', with reference to 'Encounter' magazine; Monica Jones; the troubles in Northern Ireland; and William Shakespeare.

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