File: "Miscellaneous informants"

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 DSW/1/1/1/17
  • Dates of Creation
      12 May 1947-28 Apr 1951
  • Physical Description
      18 pieces; 20 sheets  Condition: the first sheet of piece /8 is torn.

Scope and Content

File containing correspondence with various individuals relating to DW's research on WO. Includes: correspondence with Nevill Coghill, who comments that his pupil Wystan Auden "greatly admired and professed to be influenced by" WO, and reports that in the past he had met a maid-servant in Oxford whom he believes to have been WO's sister (/4-5); correspondence with T.R. Henn relating to the source of a W.B. Yeats quote which DW hopes to use in his thesis (/6-7); correspondence with the Clarendon Press, Oxford, relating to the omission of the terms 'half-rhyme' and 'para-rhyme' from the New English dictionary (/12-14); and correspondence with Stella Keir, relating to her thesis on WO, his influence on subsequent poets, particularly Spender and Day-Lewis, and WO's French connections (/15-18). Other correspondents include: G.W. Harris; P. Crow; J.W. Hill; and J. Isaacs.


From DW's original numbered correspondence sequence.