Letters and photographs of Louis MacNeice

Scope and Content

Letters and photographs of Louis MacNeice including:

  • letters from Louis MacNeice to his family, 1911-40, n.d.
  • two inscriptions to Mary Beazley (later MacNeice), apparently torn from an unidentified printed book
  • a copy of the inscription in A.T. Quiller-Couch early English Lyrics (Arch. H e. 144)
  • a list compiled by MacNeice's father, J.F. MacNeice, of schools and colleges attended by his children, and childhood illnesses and vaccinations, n.d. (but no entries later than 1938)
  • a photographic triptych of Louis and Elizabeth MacNeice, [1910], with a studio portrait by Glaman of MacNeice, probably taken when he was an undergraduate, c. 1926-9.

Administrative / Biographical History

Louis MacNeice (1907-63) was a poet and dramatist.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Bought with Arch. H e. 144, from Didi Hopkins, and given to the Library by the Friends of the Bodleian in 1997.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.