Correspondence between A T Tolley (in Canada) and P A Larkin (in Hull)

Scope and Content

Correspondence discussing Philip Larkin's poems including early workbooks and discussion of Tolley's drafts. There are also three letters to/from Margaret Elliot in the wake of Larkin's death.

Administrative / Biographical History

Arnold Trevor Tolley was born in Birmingham on 15 May 1927 and educated at King Edward's School, Birmingham and Queen's College Oxford. He has taught at a number of universities including in Finland (1955-1961), Australia (1961-1965) and was professor of Comparative Literature at Carleton University in Canada (1967-1996). He has published a number of books on Larkin including Larkin at Work (1997) a detailed study of all of Philip Larkin's Workbooks and Early Poems and Juvenilia, by Philip Larkin (2005). He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1998.

Access Information

Access will be granted to any accredited reader

Custodial History

Purchased from Professor AT Tolley, School of Comparative Literary Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, March 1995

Related Material

AT Tolley's transcriptions of Philip Larkin's Workbooks [U DX281]