Bundle. Letters from John Betjeman (TLS) and Elizabeth Betjeman (2 ALSs) to Philip Larkin, writing from London and Derbyshire.

Scope and Content

JB discusses:

Philip Larkin's Foreword to the American edition of Betjeman's verse ('Collected poems', compiled by the Earl of Birkenhead, introduced by Philip Larkin, 1971)


Penelope Betjeman (his wife)

The Orcadian poet Robert Rendall

Philip Larkin's 'Oxford Book of Twentieth Century English Verse'

A Shetland poet called Robertson who writes under the name 'Vagabond', Orkney

EB discusses:

JB's stroke and stages of recovery

JB's 'Church Poems', and his being in hospital in Sheffield

Monica Jones

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