Papers relating to Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953, Balliol 1892), poet, journalist and writer

Scope and Content

4 items:

- MS draft of Hilaire Belloc's poem, To The Balliol Men still in Africa. ND, 1l.

- Album of newspaper cuttings of contributions by Hilaire Belloc to various newspapers 1909-1914 and in a separate section similar by Andrew Lang 1909-1910.

- 2 letters by Hilaire Belloc to Collin Brooks (1893-1959, broadcaster and writer), 1933. Re Brooks' dedication of his book The Economics of Human Happiness, pub. 1933, to Belloc, and discussion of the book's main themes.

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open to researchers.

Acquisition Information

Poem draft presented to the College by Mr Douglas Woodruff in 1953.

Cuttings album: provenance unknown.

Letters: bought by the College from Blackwells Rare Books in 2017.

Conditions Governing Use

Appraisal Information

This material will be retained permanently.


none expected

Location of Originals

This material is original.