Letters of Kingsley Amis to Philip Larkin

Archive Collection

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.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).

Acquisition Information

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

Note

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

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.