Scope and Content

Letters and postcards from the Rev. J.H. Bodgener [who had an interest in Whitman and wrote an MA thesis on the poet (see 1186/12/7)]. Topics covered include: various letters Minnie has allowed him to read; Miss [Caroline] Eccles' memoir of Wallace; Minnie's removal to a modern flat [in 1949]; enquiries Minnie has been making regarding the publication of Wallace's papers; his own unsuccessful attempt to get his thesis on Whitman published; a letter from Professor Robertson [of the John Rylands Library, in 1957] regarding material sent [to the Library]; some articles he is to write on William Blake.