Bundle of photocopied letters from Philip Larkin to Monica Jones

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Letter mentioning publication in the P.E.N. anthology New Poems, 1955, and invitation to review for the Manchester Guardian, 7 Dec. 1954.

Letter mentioning approach from George Hartley (editor of Listen and proprietor of the Hessle-based Marvell Press) with regards to publishing a volume of Larkin's poetry [subsequently published as The Less Deceived, 1955], 20 Dec. 1954.

Greetings card containing TS poem 'Christmas', n.d., 'Christmas 1954'.

Letters discussing publication of The Less Deceived, the volume title and dedication to Monica Jones, 8, 16 Jan. 1955.

Letter discussing provision of titles for poems in The Less Deceived, 8 Apr. 1955.

Letter mentioning possible inclusion in New Lines (ed. Robert Conquest, London: MacMillan, 1956), and Poets of the 1950s (ed. D.J. Enright, Tokyo: Kenkyusha Ltd, 1955), 14 Apr. 1955.

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