Letters of Kingsley Amis to Philip Larkin

Scope and Content

Letters from Kingsley Amis to Philip Larkin, including many cartoon sketches (especially 1946-51), and some poems.

Administrative / Biographical History

Philip Larkin (1922-1985) was a poet. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography. Kingsley Amis (1922-1995) was a novelist and literary critic. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The letters were bequeathed to the Library by Philip Larkin, 1985.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

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