University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

John Betjeman:

An Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Betjeman, John, 1906-1984
Title: John Betjeman Collection
Dates: 1932-1965, undated
Abstract: Includes manuscripts and letters by the English poet John Betjeman, including BBC broadcast transcripts and architectural and travel writings. Correspondents include the British Broadcasting Corporation, C. S. Lewis, the Royal Institute of British Architects, Osbert Sitwell, The Spectator, and Evelyn Waugh, among others.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-0365
Extent: 9 boxes (3.78 linear feet), 5 galley folders (gf), 1 oversize folder (osf)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Restrictions

Access:

Open for research


Administrative Information

Processed by:

Joan Sibley and Dylan Davidson, 2015

Note:

This finding aid replicates and replaces information previously available only in a card catalog. Please see the explanatory note at the end of this finding aid for information regarding the arrangement of the manuscripts as well as the abbreviations commonly used in descriptions.


Container List

Works:

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1.1 Unidentified film script, handwritten manuscript / incomplete with some revisions, 13 pages, undated.
Unidentified lecture, handwritten manuscript / draft / incomplete with emendations and additions, 10 pages, undated. Pages 3 and 4 lacking.
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1.2 Untitled article on John Piper, signed handwritten manuscript / working draft notes in exercise book, 17 pages bound and 10 loose pages, undated.
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1.1 Untitled article / Outline is a most important part of British scenery, handwritten manuscript with some revisions, 4 pages, undated.
Untitled essay on Alfred Waterhouse, handwritten manuscript with emendations, 3 pages; handwritten manuscript / notes, 1 page; handwritten carbon manuscript, 3 pages; undated.
Untitled essay re the Festival, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 6 pages, undated.
Untitled essay re his A few late chrysanthemums, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 4 pages, undated.
Untitled essay re provincial England, carbon typescript, 2 pages, undated.
Untitled film script, typescript with handwritten emendations, 5 pages, undated.
Untitled sermon, handwritten manuscript with emendations and additions, 9 pages, undated.
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1.4 Antiquarian prejudice, typescript with handwritten emendations and deletions, 44 pages, undated.
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1.3 Antiquarian prejudice, printed pamphlet / incomplete with handwritten additions and notes, pages 58-73, 1939. Enclosed in cover with title The Powlie a novel by William Shakespeare.
The architecture of entertainment, handwritten manuscript with emendations and notes, 8 pages; typescript with handwritten printer's markings, 8 pages; 28 December 1948.
Art in the service of the Church, carbon typescript with handwritten deletions, 10 pages, 17 December 1950.
Article for Britain To-day, carbon typescript with handwritten and typed emendations and deletions, 6 pages, 6 December 1950.
Article for Time and Tide, carbon typescript with handwritten corrections and typed emendations, 3 pages, 29 May 1951.
Article re architecture of London, handwritten manuscript with some revisions, 8 pages, undated.
Article re St. Mark's Church in Swindon, typescript / incomplete with handwritten emendations, 6 pages, undated.
BBC broadcasts:
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1.5 Unidentified program, duplicated / incomplete, 1 page, undated.
Untitled speech, carbon typescript / incomplete, 3 pages, 24 May 1952. Lacking page 3.
Back to the railway carriage, typescript, 4 pages, 10 March 1940.
Book talk – Yesterday's fiction, typescript with handwritten corrections and emendations, 9 pages, 21 August 1944.
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1.6 Built to last, typescript with handwritten emendations, approximately 75 pages, 17 April-27 June 1939. Includes sections on: Bath; Bristol; Plymouth; Salisbury; Exeter; the country town. Some duplicate copies.
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1.5 Cardiff Castle, carbon typescript, 7 pages, 9 May 1952.
Childhood days, galley proof with handwritten notes, 1 page, 16 July 1950. Repeated 12 September 1950.
Christmas nostalgia, typescript, 4 pages, 25 December 1947.
Clevedon, typescript with few emendations, 4 pages; carbon typescript with handwritten emendations and additions, 3 pages; 1949.
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1.7 Coast and country, composite handwritten, typed, carbon, and duplicated pages, some with revisions, approximately 145 pages, 3 June 1949-29 September 1950. Includes several versions of some broadcasts. Contents: Isle of Wight; Hayling Island; Port Isaac; Weymouth; Ilfracombe; Weymouth; Looe; Sidmouth; Highworth.
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1.5 Coming home – or England revisited, typescript, 6 pages, March 1943.
The Cornish Church of Saint Endellion, typescript / duplicated pages, 6 pages, 9 November 1949.
Hawker of Morwenstowe, typescript / duplicated, 8 pages, 3 October 1945.
The highbrow of upper fifth, handwritten, typed, and carbon notes, 1932-1933. Sent to Lance Sieveking. Included with this: ALS from Betjeman to Lance Sieveking, 16 December 1937.
How to look at books, typescript / duplicated, 8 pages, 11 July 1939.
How to look at a town, written and presented by John Betjeman and Douglas Cleverdon, typescript / duplicated, 25 pages, 9 January 1946.
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1.8 In and around Freshwater, typescript with handwritten revisions, 5 pages, 3 June 1949.
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1.8; gf 1 The Isle of Man, composite typed and carbon manuscript with handwritten additions / broadcast version, 8 pages; typescript / duplicated / broadcasting version, 7 pages; carbon typescript / publishing version, 10 pages; galley proof, 4 pages; 1949.
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1.9 Landscapes with houses, typescript / duplicated, 22 pages, 28 April-12 May, 1952. Includes talks on Kelmscott Manor in Oxfordshire, Syon House, and Cardiff Castle.
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1.10 Literature in the west, typescript / duplicated / incomplete with some revisions, 29 pages, 14 February-23 June 1946. Contents: 8) William Lisle Bowles and 10) Augustus Toplady.
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1.8 Looking at things, signed handwritten manuscript with emendations, 3 pages; typescript, 5 pages; 25 May 1945. Part of the Arts No. 10; presented with a talk entitled The Rise of Academies by Nicholas Persner.
Milton Abbey, 2 carbon typescripts, one with handwritten emendations, 3 pages each, 9 June 1950.
More comments in wartime, typescript / duplicated, 5 pages, 21 November 1940.
National gardens scheme, handwritten manuscript with emendations and additions, 1 page; typescript / incomplete, 1 page; 6 April 1946.
100 years of architecture in Wessex, 1850-1950, carbon typescript with handwritten emendations, 9 pages, 17 April 1950.
Padstow, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 7 pages; typescript with handwritten revisions, 8 pages; 6 February 1946.
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2.1 Saint Petroc, the Celtic Saint of Cornwall, typescript / duplicated, 8 pages, 11 July 1949.
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2.2 Seaview, composite typescript and typescript / duplicated, 22 April-7 May 1938.
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2.1 Secondhand books, typescript / duplicated pages with handwritten emendations, 7 pages, 4 November 1943.
Sir Henry Newbolt: an estimation of his work, typescript / duplicated, 5 pages, 4 January 1940.
Some comments in wartime, typescript / duplicated, 8 pages, 4 July 1940.
South Kentish town, handwritten manuscript / notebook with revisions, 23 pages; carbon typescript with handwritten note, 9 pages; undated.
Three in hand (three churches), typescript / duplicated / incomplete with handwritten emendations, 15 pages, 21 July-4 August 1948. Contents: 1) The Church of St. Protus and Hyacinth, at Blisland, Cornwall, and 3) St. Marks, Swindon.
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2.3 Town tour (6), handwritten manuscript with some revisions, 7 pages; typescript, 5 pages; 1937.
Town tour, composite typed and carbon manuscript, 24 pages, 1937. Includes Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth, and Bournemouth.
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2.1 Up to London, typescript, 6 pages; typescript / duplicated, 7 pages; 2 January 1939.
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2.4 The value of satire; discussion between Compton Mackenzie and John Betjeman, carbon typescript with revisions, 11 pages; typescript / duplicated, 25 pages; 2 December 1951. Part of talk, London Dialogues.
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2.1 Victorian provincial life, typescript with handwritten revisions and notes, 11 pages, 24 May 1949.
The Victorian Sunday, carbon typescript with handwritten emendations, 4 pages, undated.
Waterloo Bridge is falling down, carbon typescript, 3 pages, 17 February 1932.
Western men (Sabine Baring-Gould), typescript, 7 pages; typescript / duplicated, 9 pages; 21 September 1945.
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2.5 Baillie Scott and the architecture of escape, typescript with handwritten emendations, 6 pages, October 1938. Published in The Studio.
Balliol, composite typed and carbon manuscript, 5 pages, undated.
Battles of Trafalgar Square, typescript, 4 pages, 25 November 1937.
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2.6 Be a Wilkinson, handwritten manuscript / notebook with many inserts, 27 pages, undated. Unpublished and unfinished novel.
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2.5 The beginnings of Gothic, handwritten manuscript with emendations and deletions, 14 pages, undated.
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gf 1 Berkshire guide, galley proofs / incomplete with handwritten emendations and additions, 36 pages, undated.
Book reviews for the Daily Telegraph:
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2.5 Carbon typescript, 3 pages, 27 May 1953. Review of Landscape in sunlight by Elizabeth Fair; Rebecca Redfern by R. P. Lister; My brother, O my brother by Harold Kampf; and Shepherd's hey by Gwyn Jones.
Carbon typescript, 3 pages, 13 June 1953. Review of For whom the cloche tolls by Angus Wilson and Philippe Jullian; Mr. Twining and the God Pan by Timothy Angus Jones; and Penelope by Ann Bullingham.
Carbon typescript, 3 pages, 26 June 1953. Review of Mr. Stimpson and Mr. Gorse by Patrick Hamilton; Guard your daughters by Diana Tutton; The young rector by J. H. B. Peel; and For Esme – with love and squalor and other stories by J. D. Salinger.
Books about the English scene, carbon typescript, 6 pages, undated.
Bournemouth, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 4 pages, 1949.
Brasenose College, typescript, 7 pages, undated.
The Breesey report, signed handwritten manuscript with emendations, 15 pages, undated.
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2.7 C. F. A. Voysey, carbon typescript, 4 pages, 20 February 1940. Published in The Architects' Journal.
Church furnishing (speech), handwritten manuscript with emendations and deletions, 24 pages, undated.
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2.8 Cities and small towns of England, carbon typescript with handwritten inserts, emendations, and deletions, 67 pages, undated.
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2.9-10 City and suburban, typed and carbon manuscript with handwritten and typed emendations, about 275 pages, 1954-1958. Articles written for his column in The Spectator. Many untitled, undated and / or incomplete.
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2.7 City and suburban: This week I had my fiftieth birthday, handwritten manuscript with emendations, 2 pages, 1956.
Collins guide to English parish churches including the Isle of Man:
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3.1 Handwritten manuscript notes and drafts, 19 pages, undated.
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3.2-5 Handwritten manuscript notes and drafts with pencil and watercolor sketches, 209 pages in 8 notebooks, May 1948, November 1948, undated. Unidentified prose drafts included.
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3.6-8 Composite handwritten and typed manuscript / incomplete with revisions, approximately 90 pages; handwritten and typed draft / fragments, approximately 30 pages; handwritten and typed bibliographic notes and drawing, 19 pages; typescript / incomplete, 14 pages; carbon typescript / incomplete, 14 pages; carbon typescript / incomplete, 66 pages; undated. Title on accompanying paper covers: History of English churches.
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gf 4 Galley proofs with some corrections, 140 pages, 1949.
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3.9 Corrections for revised edition, typescript with handwritten emendations and additions, 45 pages, 1959.
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2.7 Committees can't design a statue, typescript, 3 pages, 14 October 1937.
Cotton gloves, handwritten manuscript / incomplete with emendations and deletions, 5 pages; 2 typescripts with handwritten corrections, 7 pages each; undated.
The curious font cover: a story in the style of M. R. James, handwritten manuscript with emendations, 12 pages, undated.
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3.10 Definitions, handwritten manuscript with emendations, 1 page, undated.
Doing Beddi's thinking for him, handwritten manuscript / notes, 2 pages, undated.
1837-1937, typescript with emendations, 18 pages, February 1937. Published in The Studio. Deleted title: A spiritual change is the one hope for art.
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gf 1 The English scene, galley proofs, 6 pages, 1951.
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3.10 Essay re Mildenhall, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 3 pages, undated.
Farley cottage, by Arthur Gaskell (pseudonym), handwritten manuscript with emendations and deletions, 9 pages, undated.
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4.1 First and last loves, page proofs / incomplete with handwritten addition, 232 pages, undated. Lacking pages 105-120; 2 copies of pages 89-104.
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3.10 Foreword to guide to St. Peter-in-the-East, Oxford, handwritten manuscript with deletions, 2 pages, 30 May 1952.
Francis Johnson: biographical sketch, carbon typescript with handwritten additions and emendations, 11 pages, 8 March 1942.
Frederick Etchells: biographical sketch, carbon typescript with handwritten notes, 3 pages, 12 January 1949.
Ghastly good taste:
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4.3 Handwritten manuscript with revisions and several typed pages, 100 pages, undated. Includes designs for preliminary pages, some with printer's notes and markings. One page written on verso of TLS Richard Rumbold to Betjeman, 7 October 1932.
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osf 1 Handwritten manuscript of Chapter I, written on a very large sheet.
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4.4 Typescript / incomplete with handwritten emendations and additions, 86 pages, undated.
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4.5 Carbon typescript / incomplete, 30 pages, undated.
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4.2 Goodbye Jane Austen, signed carbon typescript with handwritten additions and emendations, 6 pages, undated.
Good-bye to films, typescript, 4 pages, 20 August 1935.
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4.6 Gothic architecture, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 59 pages, undated.
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4.2 Gothic revival in Oxford in the nineteenth century, typescript with handwritten emendations, 16 pages, Spring 1940.
The greatest attraction of holiday time is you can escape all the bores, typescript, 4 pages, 3 August 1936.
Guidebook to Oxford, handwritten manuscript / incomplete with revisions, 14 pages, undated. Unpublished.
A hike on the downs, carbon typescript with handwritten changes, 1 page, undated.
His regent street speculation (re John Nash), typescript, 3 pages, 9 April 1935.
A history of golf in Britain, carbon typescript / incomplete, 22 March 1952.
How to look at places, carbon typescript with handwritten emendations and deletions, 3 pages, undated.
How to look at the map, typescript, 4 pages, 14 May 1934.
I wish I were a station-master (who likes to take his holidays by rail), typescript, 3 pages, 20 August 1936.
Inevitable, signed handwritten manuscript with emendations, 1 page, undated. Enclosed with this: TLS from Harold Farrington to unidentified recipient, 11 January 1961.
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4.7 Laborare est orare (Why work?), handwritten manuscript with revisions, 16 pages, undated.
Laborare est orare (Why work?), carbon typescript with handwritten additions and notes, 9 pages, 28 September 1949 (published December 1949).
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4.8 Leeds: a city of contrasts, typescript with handwritten emendations, 11 pages; 2 carbon typescripts with handwritten notes, 11 pages, 12 pages; October 1933. Published in Architecture Review.
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4.9 London railway stations, handwritten manuscript with emendations, 30 pages, undated.
London railway stations, 2 typescripts with handwritten emendations, 15 pages each, Autumn 1939. Published in Flower of cities.
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4.7 Lord Mount Prospect, composite handwritten and typed manuscript with some handwritten revisions, 29 pages, undated.
M. H. Baillie Scott, 2 carbon typescripts with handwritten notes and deletions, 9 pages each, October 1938 and July 1945.
M. H. Baillie Scott (an appreciation by John Betjeman), typescript with handwritten emendations and additions, 4 pages, July 1945. Published in The Studio.
Map of London (drawn to intellectual and social scale), typescript, 4 pages, 30 September 1935.
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4.10 May Day song for North Oxford, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page 1945. Written on page with water color sketch. Included with this: When father went out… (poem), handwritten manuscript with few emendations, 1 page, undated. From Hanley II.
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4.7 Most of us can remember those spacious books with their broad margins at bottom…, handwritten manuscript with extensive revisions / draft of introduction to Martin Secker's anthology The eighteen nineties, 13 pages, April 1948.
Move with the times (short story), signed carbon typescript with handwritten emendations, 11 pages; typescript with handwritten and typed emendations and corrections, 11 pages; undated.
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4.11 A note on J. N. Comper, 2 carbon typescripts, 10 pages each, February 1939. Published in The Architectural Review.
Notes re faith healing and prayer, handwritten manuscript, 4 pages, undated.
Note re Larkrise, handwritten manuscript, 1 card, undated.
Obituary of Lord Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson Berners, carbon typescript with handwritten notes, 5 pages, May 1950. Published in The Listener.
On coming home, handwritten manuscript / draft with revisions, 3 pages, undated.
Open letter to a farm worker, handwritten manuscript with emendations and deletions, 5 pages, undated.
An Oxford University chest:
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5.1-2 Signed handwritten manuscript / draft / incomplete with some revisions, 168 pages in five notebooks, undated. Original version.
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5.3-4 Handwritten manuscript workings, notes and drafts, about 200 pages in six notebooks, undated.
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5.5 Handwritten and typed notes and draft fragment, 8 pages, undated.
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5.6 Composite typed and carbon copy manuscript, 87 pages, undated. Contents: The approaches to God; Motopolis; Christminister; Undergraduates.
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5.7 Composite typed and carbon copy manuscript with handwritten emendations, additions, and insertions, approximately 90 pages, undated. Included with this: typed carbon note re organization of manuscript.
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gf 2 Galley proofs, with handwritten revisions, emendations, and corrections, 87 pages, undated.
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gf 3 Uncorrected galley proofs, about 150 pages, undated. Several incomplete versions.
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5.8 Page proofs with handwritten corrections, 76 pages, undated.
Miscellaneous page proofs, 8 pages, undated.
Index of names mentioned in the architectural tour, typescript with handwritten printers' markings and handwritten and typed notes to printers, 17 pages, 14 November 1938.
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4.11 Peers without tears, typescript, 5 pages, 19 December 1933. Published in The Evening Standard.
The persecution of country clergy, carbon typescript, 5 pages, undated.
Poems, first page proofs with handwritten notes in unidentified hand, 26 pages, 23 February 1944. Unpublished.
Polzeath, typescript, 3 pages, 7 July 1950.
Red rope round London, typescript, 4 pages, 4 September 1934.
Report on the special home and overseas competition set on December 6, 1952, handwritten manuscript / draft with deletions, 2 pages; carbon typescript, 6 pages; 27 March 1953.
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5.9 The republics forever, typescript with few handwritten corrections and note in unidentified hand, 23 pages, undated. Unpublished.
Review of:
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4.11 Biography of Sir Edwin Lutyens by Christopher Hussey, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 8 pages, undated.
Guide and tourist books, carbon typescript, 2 pages, undated.
Industrial archaeology by Kenneth Hudson, handwritten manuscript / incomplete with revisions, 1 page, undated.
Nineteenth century architecture in Britain by Reginald Turnor, carbon typescript with handwritten emendations and corrections, 1 page, undated.
A perpetual memory and other poems by Sir Henry Newbolt, signed handwritten manuscript with deletions and emendations, 4 pages, undated.
The polished shaft by W. E. M. Brown, signed typescript with handwritten revisions, undated.
Rules for railways, handwritten manuscript / incomplete with emendations, 1 page, undated.
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6.1 St. Endellion, typescript with handwritten emendations, 5 pages, undated.
St. Endellion, signed carbon typescript with some handwritten revisions, 5 pages, 10 November 1949.
St. Paul's Church, Shadwell, typescript with handwritten emendations, 3 pages, undated.
Seeking whom he may devour, handwritten manuscript with additions and deletions, 16 pages in exercise book, undated.
Seeking whom he may devour, typescript with handwritten emendations, 6 pages, undated.
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gf 1 Selected poems / titled Collected poems, first galley proofs, 10 pages, 1948.
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6.1 Sermon on text I believe. Help thou my unbelief, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 18 pages in exercise book, undated. Included unidentified drafts of poems.
Shakespeare could confine his emotions to a sonnet, Wordsworth to an ode…, signed handwritten manuscript with changes, 2 pages, undated.
Social errors competition, carbon typescript, 4 pages, 10 January 1952.
Suburbanisation, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 5 pages, undated.
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gf 1 Summoned by bells, galley proof, 25 pages, undated.
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6.1 Swindon, typescript with handwritten notes, 9 pages, undated.
Swindon's architecture, carbon typescript with handwritten emendations, 16 pages, undated.
Syon House, carbon typescript, 7 pages, 2 May 1952.
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6.2 Teas, typescript with handwritten additions, 3 pages, 21 June 1935.
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6.3 Tennyson, typescript, 13 pages; carbon typescript, 13 pages; undated.
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6.2 Three churches, typescript with handwritten revisions, 8 pages, undated. Title deleted: Three in hand – three churches.
To my son (aged 8), signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. Hanley III.
The Tower of London – and all that, typescript, 4 pages, 19 September 1936.
The undesirable life, carbon typescript with handwritten emendations, 16 pages, undated.
Verses turned in aid of a public subscription towards the restoration of the Church of St. Katherine, Chiselhampton, Oxon, printed broadside with one handwritten emendation, 4 pages, undated. From a book in the Evelyn Waugh Library / AC-L W 357 L B 465 c.
Victorian architecture, typescript with handwritten emendations and additions, 12 pages, 9 November 1950. For World Review.
Wykehamists, carbon typescript, 2 pages, 12 January 1953.



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6.4 Poems, handwritten manuscript with emendations, 34 pages, undated. Contents: Camberly / titled John Kittwake; Sudden conversion; Distant view of a provincial town / titled A distant prospective of a provincial town; Suicide on junction road station after absention from evening communion in North London; Exchange of livings; Lines suggested by an advertisement in The Guardian (The Broad Church Newspaper); Dorset; Our padre; The arrest of Oscar Wilde at the Cadogan Hotel (poem); Unidentified poems.



Letters:

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6.5 AN to unidentified recipient, 24 June 1946. Hanley II.
TNS to unidentified recipient, 14 December 1954.
TLS to Ackerley, Joe Randolph, 5 June 1965.
TccL to Allen, John Gordon, 17 January 1956.
TccL to Archdeacon, 7 January 1955.
2 TccL to British Broadcasting Corporation, 7 January and 17 February 1958.
TccL to Burston, John, 26 April 1955.
2 TccL to Carr, W. H. E., 17 January and 28 May 1956.
TccL to The Citizen (editor), 6 February 1956. Included with this: C. W. Orr, TLS to Betjeman, 2 February no year.
TccL to Codrington, John, 1 September 1954.
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6.6 Correspondence with various individuals re Holy Trinity Church, 1954-1956.
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6.5 ALS to Cox, Mr. and Mrs., 10 February 1957.
TccL to Croome, W. I., 13 March 1956.
ALS to Cyril, 19 December 1948. Enclosed with this: Handwritten Christmas card signed John Penelope with drawings to Peter. Hanley II.
TccL to Evans, Miss, 28 November 1955.
TccL to Fitzgerald, Mr., 10 November 1950.
TccL to Founder, 14 March 1956.
TccL to Glastonbury (Town Clerk), 12 December 1955.
TccL to Graham, Dr., 12 April 1954.
TccL to Guilford, Borough (Town Clerk), 19 July 1955.
TccL to Hamilton, Iain, 1 May 1956.
2 TccL to Hamp, Stanley, 19 March and 2 April 1957.
TccL to Heal and Son, Ltd. (R. C. Young), 20 March 1956. Included with this: TLS from Young to Betjeman, 19 March 1956.
TccL to Hole, Robert H., 7 February 1956. Enclosed with this: TLS from Hole to Betjeman, 3 February 1956. Also enclosed: clipping from the Southern Daily Echo, 31 January 1956.
TccL to Hopscotch, 19 October 1955.
TccL to Howse, W. H., 13 February 1956. Enclosed with this: 4 ALS from Howse to Betjeman, February-March 1956. Newspaper clippings enclosed.
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6.7 TccL to John, Murray, 20 January 1950.
TccL to Jones, Idwal, 13 March 1956. Enclosed with this: ALS from Jones to Betjeman, 8 March 1956.
TLS to Lawless, C., 15 February 1956.
TLS to Newman, Anthony, 23 February 1951.
TccL to O'Neill, Desmond, 25 April 1956. Enclosed with this: TLS from O'Neill to Betjeman, 13 April 1956; TccL to the mayor's secretary, 13 April 1956.
TccL to Peters, D. J. and A. E. Richards, 4 January 1954.
ALS to Philip, Kathleen, 10 February 1957. Enclosed with this: TLS from Kathleen Philip to Betjeman, 25 February 1957. Also enclosed with this: Wantage District Magazine (Supplement), Harriet Sara: Baroness Wantage, November 1920.
TccL to Pontrefract, George, Bishop, 28 May 1956.
TccL to Richards, A. E., 1 November 1955. Included with this: TLS from Richards to Betjeman, 27 October 1955.
APCS to Roberts, Francis Warren re Topolski painting, 1963.
2 TccL to Rolt, Lionel Thomas Caswell, 17 and 22 October 1956. Folder labeled Pylon correspondence. Includes TLS from Rolt to Betjeman, 21 October 1956; TccL from Betjeman to Lord Lucas of Chilworth, 22 October 1956; TLS from Arthur Talbot (Vicar of Wantage) to Betjeman, 10 October 1956; and ALS from Patrick Abercombie to Betjeman, 30 September 1956. Also included: Proposed Atomic Research Station on Winfrith Heath, duplicated pages, September 1956.
2 ALS, 4 TLS to Rosse, Anne Messel Parsons, Countess, 1957-1958, undated. Concerns formation of the Victorian Society.
TccL to Royal Institute of British Architects, 6 June 1953.
TccLS to Scott-James, Rolfe Arnold, 7 December 1950.
TccL to Walker, Mrs., 6 July 1955.
TccL to Weymouth Civic Society, 1 November 1955. Enclosed with this: 3 TLS E. Wamsley Lewis to Betjeman, October-November 1955.



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Unidentified author:
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6.8 ALS to Betjeman, John, 5 February 1954.
TN to Betjeman, John, 19 April 1955. Written on this: ANI signed J. M., undated.
AN to Betjeman, John, undated. Written on clipping from Irish Independent, 26 May 1956.
AN to Betjeman, John, undated. Written on clipping from Irish Independent, 12 February 1957.
TLS to Betjeman, John, 26 June 1955.
TLS to Betjeman, John, 3 November 1955.
TFL / incomplete to Betjeman, John, 14 January 1956.
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6.9 75 PCS from various individuals to Betjeman, John, various dates. Mostly picture post cards.
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6.8 2 TLS E. A. to Betjeman, John, 5 and 16 October 1955.
TLS H. M. R. to Betjeman, John, 21 September 1950. Letterhead: The Yorkshire Post.
ALS Kenneth W. to Betjeman, John, 28 January 1956.
ALS Maurice to Betjeman, John, 2 June 1959.
APCS Thomas D. to Betjeman, John, 4 March 1955.
Agronsky, Magnus T. TLS to Betjeman, John, 31 December no year.
Airy, Enid. 2 ALS, TccLS to Betjeman, John, 25 and 30 April 1956, undated. Enclosed with this: TL / copy and 3 TccL to and from various individuals re Stroudwater navigation.
Alexander, Stella. TLS to Betjeman, John, 13 March 1956.
Allen (George) and Unwin Ltd. TLS Stanley Unwin to Betjeman, John, 20 December 1954.
Allen, John Gordon, 1885- . TLS to Betjeman, John, 10 January 1956.
Anderson, Colin. 2 TLS to Betjeman, John, 14 and 29 June 1955.
Arthur & Co. TLS to Betjeman, John, 21 March 1955.
Ashley, Herbert. TLS to Betjeman, John, 3 April 1954. Churchwarden.
Association of Surrey Amenity Societies. TLS Bruce Watkin to Betjeman, John, 7 March 1956. Enclosed with this: Description of Thorpe Village, Surrey, typescript with handwritten emendations and sketch, 7 March 1956.
Athall, Lawrence. ALS to Betjeman, John, 30 January 1956. Reply to Schools quiz in the City and Suburban column in the Spectator.
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6.10 Baker, Winifred E. 2 TLS to Betjeman, John, 8 and 19 February 1955.
Ball, Brian N. ALS to Betjeman, John, 2 December 1955.
Ball, G. M. K. ALS to Betjeman, John, undated.
Ballard, Lois. ALS to Betjeman, John, 18 March 1954.
Barley, Maurice Willmore, 1909- . ALS to Betjeman, John, 17 May 1956.
Barn Theatre. TLS director W. Brind to Betjeman, John, 14 October no year.
Barran, J., Miss. ALS to Betjeman, John, 10 May 1956. Enclosed with this: TccLS to the editor of the Yorkshire Post, 10 May 1956.
Barraud, Henry. 2 ALS to Betjeman, John, 15 and 21 July 1955. Enclosed with this: Extract from Royal Globe Group Bulletin, carbon typescript, 1 page, October 1951.
Bartlett, N. ALS to Betjeman, John, undated. Enclosed with this: Clippings from the Faversham News.
Bateman, B. ALS to Bartlett, N. ALS to Betjeman, John, undated. Enclosed with this, March 1956.
Batten, Mrs. ALS to Betjeman, John, undated. Enclosed with this: Poems, typescript, 1953.
Baverstock, E. D. ALS to Betjeman, John, 10 April 1955.
Bay Tree Hotel. TLS managing director Sylvia Gray to Betjeman, John, 24 March 1955.
Beard, Henry. ALS to Betjeman, John, 13 January 1952.
Beatty, Gertrude. ALS to Betjeman, John, 17 March 1955.
Beddington, Jack. TLS J. Beddliolean to Betjeman, John, 6 January 1954.
Berkshire County Council. TLS county planning officer Thomas Houghton to Betjeman, John, 14 July 1955.
Berry, Pamela, Lady. ALS to Betjeman, John, 7 April no year.
Best, H. M. ALS to Betjeman, John, 9 October 1955.
Billy. ALS to Betjeman, John, 22 March 1954.
Bowden, A. E. ALS to Betjeman, John, 29 January 1956.
Boyland, A. W. S. ALS to Betjeman, John, 11 April 1956.
Brandon Hill Association. TLS Rev. Percival Gray to Betjeman, John, April 1955.
British Broadcasting Corporation. ALS, 7 TLS to Betjeman, John, 1951-1958.
Brixham Urban District Council. 2 TLS to Betjeman, John, 28 October and 3 November 1955.
Brooke, Jocelyn, 1908-1966. TLS to Betjeman, John, 15 December 1955.
Brown, William Eric, 1893. ALS to Betjeman, John, 4 November 1955.
Burston, John. 2 TLS to Betjeman, John, 19 and 27 April 1955. Enclosed with TLS of 19 April: article re Canon Mervyn Stockwood, typescript with handwritten emendations, 3 pages, undated.
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7.1 Cambridgeshire Cottage Improvement Society Ltd. TLS hon. secretary Miss H. M. Larke to Betjeman, John, 15 March 1955. Enclosed with this: Annual report, duplicated, 4 pages, 1954; printed leaflet, 2 pages; list of properties owned by the society, 1 page.
Camper, J. Sebastian. ALS to Betjeman, John, 10 January 1954.
Carington, R. ALS to Betjeman, John, 5 March 1956.
Carlisle, Anthony. APCS to Betjeman, John, 22 August 1955.
Carmichael, Mary A. ALS to Betjeman, John, 11 December 1955.
Carr, W. H. E. 6 TLS to Betjeman, John, 1955-1956.
Central Council for the Care of Churches. TLS deputy secretary Judith G. Scott to Betjeman, John, 19 July 1955.
Chappelow, Eric Barry Wilfred, 1890- . TLS to Betjeman, John, 14 March 1956.
Chappelow, Eric Barry Wilfred, 1890- . ALS to Betjeman, John, 30 September 1957. Removed from TEMP B465Jch 1957a HRC.
Charteris, Elizabeth. APCS to Betjeman, John, 25 November 1957.
Cherniarsky, M. F. ALS to Betjeman, John, 30 January no year.
Clarke, Michael. ALS to Betjeman, John, undated.
Classe, Kathleen M. ALS to Betjeman, John, 23 March no year.
Cockrill, K. A. ALS to Betjeman, John, 4 February 1954.
Codrington, John. ALS to Betjeman, John, 27 August 1954. Enclosed with this: TccL to the Spectator, 23 August 1954.
Coghill, Nevill Henry Kendal Aylmer, 1899-1980. ALS to Betjeman, John, 21 June 1955.
Collins, Ronald C. E. TLS to Betjeman, John, 20 February 1955.
The Colonel. ALS to Twitchy (Betjeman, John), 22 January 1936. Contains notes for An Oxford University Chest. Probably from George Kolkhorst
Congreve, Mary. ALS to Betjeman, John, 7 November 1955.
Cooke, Robin. TLS to Betjeman, John, 7 March 1955.
Copeman, H. C. ALS to Betjeman, John, 17 March 1955. Enclosed with this: Wind over the harbour (poem), carbon typescript, 1 page, written by Copeman's son.
Cordingly, E. W. B. TLS to Betjeman, John, 10 December 1955.
Crawford, Ralph Dixon, 1873- . ALS to Betjeman, John, 25 October 1955.
Creswell, Margery. ALS to Betjeman, John, 7 May 1956.
Critchery, Julian. ALS to Betjeman, John, 14 October no year.
Croome, W. I. 2 TLS to Betjeman, John, 28 August 1955, 9 March 1956.
Crosland, Jessie Raven. ALS to Betjeman, John, March 1954.
Cundall, Philip H. ALS to Betjeman, John, 21 April 1955.
Cunningham, S. H. TLS to Betjeman, John, 29 January 1956. Reply to Schools quiz in the City and Suburban column in the Spectator.
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7.2 Daily Telegraph and Morning Post. 2 TLS to Betjeman, John, 22 March 1963, 21 August 1964.
Darnford, Hugh. ALS to Betjeman, John, 25 March 1956.
Davies, Richard H. TLS to Betjeman, John, 7 December 1955.
De la Noy, Michael. TLS to Betjeman, John, 1956. Reply to Schools quiz in City and Suburban column in the Spectator.
De Maré, Eric. TLS to Betjeman, John, 11 February 1954.
Dobson, Christopher S. A. ALS to Betjeman, John, 30 November 1954.
Dodge, John. TLS to Betjeman, John, 4 June 1956.
Duncan-Jones, Austin Ernest, 1908- . ALS to Betjeman, John, 4 March 1956. Enclosed with this: Clipping from the Birmingham Post, 3 March 1956.
Dundas, Enid. 3 ALS to Betjeman, John, 1955.
Eagar, W. McG. TLS to Betjeman, John, 8 August 1955.
Edwards, F. Charles. ALS to Betjeman, John, 1 August 1955.
Edwards, J. Ralph. TLS to Betjeman, John, 20 January 1956.
Ellison, G. W. ALS to Betjeman, John, 7 February 1955.
Esher. ALS to Betjeman, John, 30 April 1954.
Evans, Joan, 1893- . 2 ALS to Betjeman, John, 1 May 1956, undated.
Evans, Richard. 2 ALS to Betjeman, John, 20 February 1956. Included with this: 2 ALS to the Spectator, 1955-1956; 2 ALS to Iain Hamilton, 1956. Also included: TLS from Iain Hamilton to Betjeman, 8 February 1956. Correspondence re Betjeman's article City and Suburban – When the water goes (Spectator, 23 December 1955.)
Evening Standard. TLS general manager T. Blackburn to Betjeman, John, 16 February 1945. Included with this: list of articles by Betjeman.
Every, Edward O. ALS to Betjeman, John, 17 November 1955.
Fawcett, Eric. ALS to Betjeman, John, 6 November 1953.
Fieldhouse, Raymond. ALS to Betjeman, John, 13 February 1956.
Financial Times. ALS, 2 TLS to Betjeman, John, 1950, undated.
Fordyce, Violet M. ALS to Betjeman, John, 23 February 1948.
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7.3 Gage, George. ALS to Betjeman, John, 22 December 1955.
Gardiner, Rolf. TFLS to Betjeman, John, May 1956.
Gay, Frances Joseph, 1910- . ALS to Betjeman, John, 9 October 1955.
Gay, Percival. TccL to Betjeman, John, undated. With nine other co-signers.
Gayler and Pope, Ltd. ALS C. B. McIlvride to Betjeman, John, 20 March 1956.
Georgian Group. 2 TLS Angus W. Alworth to Betjeman, John, 16 February and 15 May 1956.
Glastonbury. Town Clerk. TL to Betjeman, John, 29 December 1955.
Gould, David. 2 ALS to Betjeman, John, 5 October 1954, 1 January 1956.
Great Britain. Embassy. Italy. TLS Ashley Clarke to Betjeman, John, 14 January 1955.
Green, J. G. ALS to Betjeman, John, 17 February 1956.
Greenwood, _____. ALS to Betjeman, John, 2 February 1955.
Greeves, T. A. ALS to Betjeman, John, 11 October 1955.
Gribble, Francis Henry, 1862-1946. TLS to Betjeman, John, 26 December 1935. Included with this: Untitled handwritten manuscript, 4 pages, undated.
Griffiths, D. J. A. TLS to Betjeman, John, 30 March 1955.
Griffiths, T. W. ALS to Betjeman, John, undated.
Guilford. Borough. TLS town clerk Herbert C. Weller to Betjeman, John, 12 July 1955. Enclosed with this: Building Preservation Order, 1955, No. 2, duplicated page, undated.
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7.4 Hadley, Peter. TLS to Betjeman, John, 2 July 1953. Removed from B465Jbr 1953 HRC.
Halliday, Dorothy. TLS to Betjeman, John, 10 April 1956.
Hamp, Stanley. ALS to Betjeman, John, 14 March 1957. Enclosed with this: The Hamp Plan, carbon typescript with handwritten emendations, March 1957. With this: printed photocopy map of Oxford.
Hardearth, J. A. L. ALS to Betjeman, John, 9 February 1954.
Harrison, R. S. TLS to Betjeman, John, 6 May 1955.
Harwood, A. C. TLS to Betjeman, John, 2 July 1955. Letterhead: Anthroposophical Society in Great Britain.
Hatfield, John. ALS, TLS to Betjeman, John, 3 June 1955, 19 January 1956. Enclosed with ALS: Clippings from East Anglican Daily Times, 28 May and 3 June 1955. Letterhead on TLS: Hutchinson and Co. (Publishers) Ltd. The Saturday Book.
Haunty?, Camelot. ALS to Betjeman, John, 2 March 1956. Enclosed with this: Youth goes west (poem), duplicated page, 1951. Also enclosed: Unidentified author. More about Norman (poem), typescript, 1 page, undated.
Heath-Caldwell, C. H. ALS to Betjeman, John, 30 August 1954.
Helm, G. F. TLS to Betjeman, John, 26 March no year.
Hernniker, R. C. A. ALS to Betjeman, John, 24 July no year.
Hicks, F. W. Potts. ALS to Betjeman, John, 12 March 1954. Written on verso of unidentified typed page.
Hinchliff, Peter Bingham. ALS / aerogramme to Betjeman, John, 13 September 1955.
Hodgson, Priscilla. TLS to Betjeman, John, 24 May 1956.
Hood, Frederic. APCS to Betjeman, John, 15 March 1954.
Horobin, Hector S. APCS to Betjeman, John, 19 August 1955.
Horsbaugh, Patrick. ALS, TLS to Betjeman, John, 6 January 1954, 17 February 1955.
Howson, Joan. APCS to Betjeman, John, 24 November 1954.
Hughes, Norman. TLS to Betjeman, John, 14 March 1956.
Hulls, Leonard G. ALS to Betjeman, John, 25 June 1953.
Hurst, Christopher. 2 TLS to Betjeman, John, 28 December 1955, 19 January 1956. Letterhead: The Architectural Review.
Hutchison, Isobel Wylie, 1899- . ANS to Betjeman, John, 12 May 1949. Removed from DL 9 D87 1867 HRC.
James, W. M. ALS to Betjeman, John, 25 March no year.
Jones, Mary D. ALS to Betjeman, John, 7 August 1955.
Kennedy, Catherine. AL / extract to Betjeman, John, May 1951 (Salisbury, Rhodesia.)
Kennet and Avon Canal Association. FLS hon. secretary D. D. Hutchings to Betjeman, John, 16 January 1956.
Kevin, M. N. ALS to Betjeman, John, 12 March 1954.
King, John L. ALS to Betjeman, John, 13 May no year.
Kings Norton Parish Magazine. TLS hon. treasurer John L. Castle to Betjeman, John, 21 December 1955.
Kirby, Reginald. ALS to Betjeman, John, 29 January 1954.
Kirkaldy, Margaret. 2 TLS to Betjeman, John, 4 and 14 May 1956.
Kitcat, C. de Winton, Mrs. AN to Betjeman, John, 13 April 1956.
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7.5 Lampe, G. W. H. TLS to Betjeman, John, 31 December 1955.
Lane, Miriam Louisa Rothschild, 1908- . TLS to Betjeman, John, 3 December 1955.
Lawless, _____. ALS to Betjeman, John, 13 February 1956.
Lawrence, P. APCS to Betjeman, John, 19 August 1957.
Laws, Peter. APCS to Betjeman, John, 6 September 1957.
Lawson-Tancred, M. TLS to Betjeman, John, 15 May 1956.
Lee, G. A. ALS to Betjeman, John, 9 September 1955. Enclosed with this: printed excerpt from Emgas, undated.
Lewis, Clive Staples, 1898- . ALS to Betjeman, John, undated.
London Magazine. TLS John Lehmann to Betjeman, John, 16 February 1956.
Mackey, Hugh McD. TLS to Betjeman, John, 25 May 1956.
McTimes, J. H. ALS to Betjeman, John, 6 February 1956. Enclosed with this: Clipping from the Spectator, undated.
Malam, T. TLS to Betjeman, John, 24 November 1955.
Margoliouth Herschel Maurice, 1887- . ALS to Betjeman, John, 7 August 1955.
May, Clarence, 1915- . TLS to Betjeman, John, 8 April 1954.
Maycock, F. A. AN to Betjeman, John, 5 February 1956. Written on verso of photograph.
Mertting-Blake, Jan. ALS to Betjeman, John, 27 January no year.
Meyer, R. J. C. TLS to Betjeman, John, 30 January 1956. Reply to Schools quiz in City and Suburban column in the Spectator.
Mill Hill Preservation Society. TLS W. A. Fells to Betjeman, John, 20 May 1955.
Mitchell, Tony. ALS to Betjeman, John, 16 February no year.
Money, Ernle David. APCS to Betjeman, John, 30 November 1954.
Monthly Bulletin. TLS Brian Spiller to Betjeman, John, 7 October 1955.
Mooney, Dawn McL. APCS to Betjeman, John, 6 December 1957.
Morse, H. E. ALS to Betjeman, John, 30 May no year.
Murch, Charles E. TLS to Betjeman, John, 16 July 1955.
National Buildings Record. 3 TLS deputy director Cecil Farthing to Betjeman, John, 1955-1956.
Newbolt, _____. ALS to Betjeman, John, 29 March 1954.
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7.6 Oakley, Alfred Vere. ALS to Betjeman, John, 30 December 1955.
Osborne, V. E. ALS to Betjeman, John, 1 November 1955.
Owen, E. E. ALS to Betjeman, John re church architecture, 30 August 1948.
Paddy. ALS to Betjeman, John, 14 May 1956.
Paget, Paul. 2 TLS to Betjeman, John, 28 March and 1 December 1955. Letterhead: Seely and Paget Architects. Enclosed with this: Essay re stained glass windows by Mrs. Paget, carbon typescript with handwritten emendations, 11 pages, undated.
Pearson, L. Guy. ALS to Betjeman, John, 29 November 1955.
Pearson, Meynell. 3 TLS to Betjeman, John, 1956.
Pechey, R. F. ALS to Betjeman, John, 17 February 1956.
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7.7 Percival, Arthur J. 9 ALS, 5 TLS to Betjeman, John re St. Mary's Church, 1954-1956, undated. Enclosed with this: Related correspondence from various individuals.
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7.6 Percival, Arthur J. TLS to Betjeman, John, 4 February 1956.
Peters, D. J. 2 ALS, TLS to Betjeman, John, 1954-1955. TLS dated 30 December 1954 also signed by A. E .Richards.
Peters, David Wilbur, 1889- . 2 ALS to Betjeman, John, 18 January 1955, 1 March 1956.
Philips, Ralph O. APCS to Betjeman, John, 10 January 1960.
Pickard, H. G. 2 ALS to Betjeman, John, 23 and 30 January 1956.
Piper, David. ALS to Betjeman, John, 22 January 1955.
Pontrefract, George, Bishop. TLS to Betjeman, John, 25 May 1956.
Pratt, H. Cullerne. TLS to Betjeman, John, 8 May 1956. Enclosed with this: TccL to The Essex Countryside, 8 May 1956.
Price, J. H. TLS to Betjeman, John, 7 May 1956.
Procter, Joan M. TLS to Betjeman, John, 2 March 1956.
Quilbert, William. ALS to Betjeman, John, 8 April 1954.
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7.8 Race, Sidney. 2 TLS to Betjeman, John, 21 February and 8 March 1956.
Rainbird, McLean, Ltd. TLS to Betjeman, John, 23 December 1955.
Rees, Herbert. ALS to Betjeman, John, 24 February no year.
Richards, George. 2 TLS to Betjeman, John, 22 and 29 February 1956.
Richmond Ratepayer's Association. 2 TLS to Betjeman, John, 28 March 1956, undated.
Rivingtons Publishers. 3 ALS to Betjeman, John, 1955.
Roberts, Edward J. K. 2 TLS to Betjeman, John, 5 and 12 January 1955. Archdeacon of Portsmouth.
Roberts, H. V. Molesworth. ALS to Betjeman, John, 16 January 1954. Enclosed with this: Humor in buildings, carbon typescript with handwritten emendations, 1 page, undated.
Romains, Anne. ALS to Betjeman, John, 28 June 1955.
Rome, Alan M. ALS to Betjeman, John, 1 February 1954.
Ross, Marion. ALS to Betjeman, John, 12 March no year.
Royal Institute of British Architects. 12 TLS to Betjeman, John, 1953-1954.
Sandys, Duncan. ALS, TLS to Betjeman, John, 2 April 1955, 6 February 1956. Enclosed with ALS dated 2 April: TL / duplicated to Mayor of Oxford, 1 April 1955.
Savins, T. G. ALS to Betjeman, John, 13 February 1956.
Scott, J. C. M. TLS to Betjeman, John, 24 March 1956.
Scott (M. G.) Ltd. TLS to Betjeman, John, 16 December 1955.
Seaton, Ray. TLS to Betjeman, John, 27 February 1956.
Settley, Jean. TLS to Betjeman, John, 27 April 1956.
Seymer, Nigel. TLS to Betjeman, John, 6 July 1955.
Shannon, W. P. TLS to Betjeman, John, 25 February 1959.
Sidnell, H. C. J. APCS to Betjeman, John, 14 November 1954.
Sirnis, G. ALS to Betjeman, John, 3 March 1956. Written on clipping from the Southern Daily Echo, 28 February 1956.
Sitwell, Osbert, Sir, 1892- . TLS to Betjeman, John, 13 August 1955. Enclosed with this: Clippings from the Derbyshire Times, Sheffield Telegram, and an unidentified newspaper.
Sladen, C. TLS to Betjeman, John, 9 December 1955.
Smith, Harold R. ALS to Betjeman, John, 29 February 1956. Enclosed with this: Newspaper clipping.
Somers, Phoebe H. ALS to Betjeman, John, 19 January 1955 (Tanganyika).
Southwell, F. R., Bishop. TLS to Betjeman, John, 15 and 18 March 1954.
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7.9 The Spectator. 64 TLS to Betjeman, John re payments for contributions, 1954-1956.
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7.8 The Spectator. TLS associate editor Iain Hamilton to Betjeman, John, 19 April 1956.
Stockwood, Mervyn. TLS to Betjeman, John, 19 May 1956.
Stopford, E. E. AN to Betjeman, John, 13 July 1957. Written on verso of photograph.
Streatfield, R. C. 2 ALS to Betjeman, John, 15 and 20 February 1956.
Stuttle, R. W. ALS to Betjeman, John, 4 February 1954.
Sussex County Review. TLS Garth Christian to Betjeman, John, 6 January 1956.
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8.1 Talbot, A. J. H. ALS to Betjeman, John, 21 January 1956.
Thomas, Lynam. TLS to Betjeman, John, 25 June 1956. Enclosed with this: Clippings from The Derbyshire Advertiser, 22 June 1956.
Thomas, W. Harford. 2 ALS to Betjeman, John, 22 December 1955, 2 September no year. Enclosed with this: Clippings form the Oxford Mail.
Thorpe Preservation Society. 2 TLS to Betjeman, John, 20 February and 2 March 1956.
Tony. TLS to Betjeman, John, 13 March 1956.
Tottenham. Borough. Public Libraries and Museum. TLS director A.W. McClellan to Betjeman, John, 3 February 1948.
Townsend, Peter. APCS to Betjeman, John, 1960.
Tree, Anne Evelyn Beatrice Cavendish, Lady, 1927- . ALS to Betjeman, John, undated.
Turlotte, Michael. AN / Christmas card to Betjeman, John, undated.
Wagga Wagga. Council TLS town clerk Frank H. Burns to Betjeman, John, 5 September 1955.
Wagner, Anthony Richard, 1908- . TLS to Betjeman, John, 19 October 1955. Enclosed with this: TL / copy to the editor of the Times, 17 October 1955.
Wainwright, C. B., Mrs. ANS to Betjeman, John, 12 March 1956.
Wake, Joan. TLS to Betjeman, John, 13 March 1955.
Walker, John. ALS to Betjeman, John, 16 October 1955.
Walker, R. P. S. 2 ALS to Betjeman, John, 29 January and 2 February 1956.
Wallham, H. A. ALS to Betjeman, John, 8 January 1956.
Watts, Mary H. ALS to Betjeman, John, 18 April 1955.
Waugh, Evelyn, 1903-1966. APCS to Betjeman, John, 17 July 1955.
Wells, Douglas. 2 ALS to Betjeman, John, 31 January and 4 February 1954.
Wheeler, J. H. ALS to Betjeman, John, 27 April 1956.
Whitehead, Gilbert. TLS to Betjeman, John, 18 November 1955.
Whittaker, Croyden Meredith, 1878- . ALS to Betjeman, John, 22 April 1956.
Wiggins Teape and Alex Pirie (Sales) Ltd. TLS F. Hopkins to Betjeman, John, 19 April 1956.
Wild, J. H. S. ALS to Betjeman, John, 27 April 1956.
Wilkinson, Russell, Sir. ALS to Betjeman, John, 28 February 1956.
William George's Sons Limited. TLS Raymond Haynes to Betjeman, John, 23 January 1955.
William Morris Society. TLS to Betjeman, John, 8 August 1957.
Williams, T. E. TLS to Betjeman, John, 5 February 1945.
Willmott, H. J. TLS to Betjeman, John, 20 December 1955.
Wilson, Freda. 3 TLS to Betjeman, John, 1955-1956.
Wolley, P. M. TLS to Betjeman, John, 23 January 1955.
Wood, Hilda A. TLS to Betjeman, John, 14 February 1955.
Yorke, Francis W. B. ALS to Betjeman, John, 24 November 1954. Enclosed with this: Yorke, untitled biographical article on Julius Alfred Chatwin, carbon typescript, 8 pages, undated. TccLS Yorke to T. S. Reynolds, 18 November 1954.
Yorke, Francis W. B. TLS to Betjeman, John, 10 February 1954.
Yorkshire Archaeological Society. ALS hon. secretary R. J. A. Burnett to Betjeman, John, 2 December 1955.
Yorkshire Dialect Society. ALS to Betjeman, John, 25 July 1955.



Miscellaneous:

Unidentified author:
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8.2 Unidentified article on railways, typescript / incomplete with handwritten emendations, 3 pages, undated.
Address re Harefield, typescript, 8 pages, 1953.
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gf 5 The Catholic revival in St. Mark's, galley proof, 25 pages, undated.
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8.2 The Cecil French Collection, typescript with typed emendations, 2 pages, undated.
Lines to a man of letters who discourages conversation in railway carriages (poem), typescript, 1 page, undated.
Our rector explains his position, typescript, 1 page, undated. Facetiously attributed to Gabriel Gillett.
Poems, handwritten manuscript / copies, 1 page each, undated. Copies of Davidis Johanis Franciscus Payne and an Epithalamion upon the marriage of my ever to be respected friend.
Preserving British transport relics, duplicated with handwritten note, 1 page, October 1958. Published in the Railway Magazine.
Seed firm's new headquarters (Greenhouses as laboratories), carbon typescript with handwritten addition, 1 page, undated.
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gf 5 Shell guide to Gloucestershire, galley proof, 20 pages, undated. Enclosed with this: TLS from Audrey Bartley to Betjeman, 30 April 1951.
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8.2 Song for old Stovians (poem), carbon typescript, 1 page, undated.
Two miscellaneous notes, handwritten manuscript, 2 pages, 14 and 20 February 1951.
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gf 5 The Voysey house, galley proofs, 11 pages, undated. Re Charles Francis Annesley Voysey.
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8.2 AN to unidentified recipient, undated. Written on clipping from the Hampshire Observer, 3 March 1956.
Note to unidentified recipient written on verso of photograph, October 1954.
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8.3 Beddington, Jack. TLS to Betjeman, Penelope, 17 March 1955.
Betjeman, John, 1906- :
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8.5-6 BBC contracts and accounts, printed material, 1951-1956.
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8.4 Case against Clive Staples Lewis, handwritten manuscript / draft with deletions, 1 page, undated.
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8.7 Check book stubs (39), 1955-1956.
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gf 5 English, Scottish, and Welsh landscape, 1700-circa 1860, chosen by Betjeman and Geoffrey Taylor, galley proof with handwritten corrections and typescript inserts, 33 pages, undated. Included with this: typed and carbon manuscript notes / incomplete, 6 pages, undated.
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8.4 Itinerary for European visit, handwritten and typed manuscript notes, 8 pages, undated.
Letters (10 ALS, 8 TLS) concerning permission to photograph Oxford University, 1935-1938. Included with these: ALS L. Rice Oxley to Thompson, undated.
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9.1-2 Letters of congratulation (277 pieces) to Betjeman on his being made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, January 1960.
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8.4 Letters to the Spectator re articles by Betjeman, newspaper clippings with handwritten identifications, 1 page, 19 March and 9 April 1954. Letters on Billy Graham and Selling our churches articles.
Miscellaneous and ephemeral material, handwritten and typed, pencil sketches, undated.
Notes re John Milton, signed handwritten manuscript with emendations and comments in hand of teacher, undated. School test answers.
Notes re street lighting, handwritten manuscript written on cover, undated. Included with this: other miscellaneous material.
Sketch of a woman, handwritten manuscript with notes of identification, 11 November 1954.
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8.3 Betjeman, Penelope. Order form for roasting geese, typescript / duplicated, 1 page, undated.
Clarke, Peter. TFL to unidentified recipient re Kensington contrasts, undated.
Compton, Camilla. Heart O'Delight (short story), typescript with typed and handwritten emendations and corrections, 13 pages, undated.
Davies, J. Llewelyn. Biographical sketch … prefixed to Notes of Thought by Charles Buxton, typescript / copy with handwritten corrections, 1955. Signed by D. A. J. Buxton.
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9.3 Garcia, J. P. The Poetry of John Betjeman, carbon typescript, 104 pages bound, April 1961. Thesis: University of Paris. Includes photographs. Included with this: ALS to Betjeman presenting manuscript, 28 April 1961.
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8.3 Glatte, H. Clissold. TccLS to the Court of Common Council, City Corporation, 18 March 1956.
Green, F. Pratt. The ship of his loving (poem), typescript, 1 page, undated. Published in the Spectator.
Haig, J. Felix. ALS to T. Adrian (the Spectator), 1 February 1955. Forwarded to Betjeman by editor at the Spectator.
Harrison, Rex. TLS secretary Edith Jackson to Miss Dennisdon, 12 June 1958.
Hassall, Christopher Vernon, 1912- . Broadcast: Book of verse – Number 116 (John Betjeman), typescript / duplicated with handwritten revisions, 22 pages, 28 December 1946.
Instone, Alfred, 1883- . TLS to the editor of the Spectator, 21 March 1955. Included with this: printed note with typed insertion, probably to Betjeman.
Linnell, Charles Lawrence Scruton. APCS to unidentified recipient, 12 November 1954. Enclosed with this: Clippings from the Eastern Daily Press, 12 November 1954.
Lloyd George, Megan, Lady. TLS to Bonham Carter, Violet, 2 October 1955.
Luxmore, Henry. What does really happen in the Holy Communion? (poem), typescript / duplicated, 1 page, 10 February no year. With this: TN / duplicated page from Bishop Mike to unidentified recipient, Christmas 1954.
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9.4 Martin, David Basil. ALS to the editor of the Spectator, 24 May 1956.
Merralls, F. D. Confessional (poem), carbon typescript, 1 page, undated. Written on this: AN in unidentified hand to unidentified recipient, undated.
Pace, George G. TLS to Garrod, R. re Dr. Pensner's book on the West Riding of Yorkshire, 26 November 1958.
Paddington. Borough. Central Public Library. TLS H. J. W. Wilson to the editor of the Spectator, 13 April 1955.
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9.5 Rosse, Anne Messel Parsons, Countess. Letters from various individuals about the Victorian Society (51 items), 1957-1960.
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9.4 Sparrow, John Hanbury Angus, 1906- . Preface to Selected poems by John Betjeman, page proofs with handwritten notes by Betjeman, 13 pages, 1948.
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gf 5 Stephenson, Ethel M. T. S. Eliot and the lay reader, galley proof with handwritten corrections and carbon typescript additions pasted in, 24 pages, 1945. Enclosed with this: TLS to Betjeman, 15 February 1946.
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9.4 Summerson, John Newenham, 1904- . ALS to Betjeman, Penelope, 18 February 1959.
Trout, A. M. ALS to unidentified recipient, 28 February 1955.
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gf 5 Verey, David. Shell guide to Mid-Wales, galley proof with handwritten notes in unidentified hand, 39 pages, 1960.
Victorian Society:
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9.4 Agenda and minutes of meetings, duplicated materials with handwritten notes in unidentified hand, 1958-1960.
Draft constitution, duplicated with handwritten revisions in unidentified hand, 1 page, undated.
A Victorian Group or Society, handwritten manuscript with emendations in unidentified hand, 6 pages, undated.
Wallis, E. J. TL to the Spectator, undated. Re Betjeman's article on St. George's Tiverton.
Woodward, Emily Barnelia, 1885- . Christmas (poem), signed handwritten manuscript with drawing, 1 page, 1954.



Explanatory Note Concerning Manuscript Collections Cataloged in the Card Catalog

Prior to 1990 when archival cataloging procedures were adopted at the Ransom Center, all manuscript collections were described in a card catalog.

Organization of Collections:

Manuscripts for each author collection were organized into four categories:

  • Works: manuscripts by the author, arranged alphabetically by title;
  • Letters: the author's outgoing correspondence, arranged alphabetically by recipient name;
  • Recipient: the author's incoming correspondence, arranged alphabetically by the author of the letter; and
  • Miscellaneous: all other manuscripts and correspondence, arranged alphabetically by creator.

Materials that did not fit into these categories, such as art, photographs, books, and near-print materials such as newspaper clippings, were dispersed to other Ransom Center collections for cataloging and storage.

Abbreviations Used in Descriptions:

The symbols below were used in combinations. For example ALS means autograph letter signed; Tccms means typed carbon copy manuscript, etc.

  • A = autograph (i.e., handwritten)
  • T = typed
  • S = signed
  • I = initialed
  • Ms = manuscript
  • Mss = manuscripts
  • L = letter
  • FL = form letter
  • N = note
  • D = document
  • C = card
  • PC = post card
  • cc = carbon copy
  • p = page
  • pp = pages
  • l = leaf
  • ll = leaves
  • nd = no date
  • inc d = incomplete date