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ADW The Papers of Arthur David Waley
AEF The Papers of Arthur Elliott Felkin
AG The Papers of Angelica Garnett (nee Bell)
AHM The Papers of Arthur Henry Mann
AMT The Papers of Alan Mathison Turing
ANLM The Papers of Alan Noel Latimer Munby
BLM Papers Relating to Bloomsbury
BO The Papers of Bernhard ('Boris') Ord
BRA The Papers of Henry Bradshaw
CHA The Charleston Papers
CJE Papers Relating to Charles Joseph Edwards
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The Papers of Alan Noel Latimer Munby

Title The Papers of Alan Noel Latimer Munby
Reference GBR/0272/PP/ANLM
Creator Munby, Alan Noel Latimer (1913 - 1974)
Covering Dates 1878–1976 (Some items are undated.)
Extent and Medium 8 boxes; paper
Repository King's College Archive Centre, Cambridge
Content and context

Alan Noel Latimer ('Tim') Munby (1913 - 1974) was born on Christmas Day, 1913. As a schoolboy and as an undergraduate (at King's College, 1932-35) he collected books; for a brief period after graduation he worked at Quaritch's bookshop. During the war he joined the Territorials (Queen Victoria Rifles); he was captured at Calais in 1940 and held as a prisoner of war in Germany for 5 years. On his return to England he worked at Sotheby's, then in 1947 was appointed College Librarian at King's. He played a vital role in developing the College's collections of modern literary papers. He was an expert in many topics of bibliography, and in addition to his work at the College spent time sorting the libraries of National Trust properties in East Anglia and lecturing on bibliography.

The papers comprise correspondence, drafts of Munby's publications and lectures, and subject files relating to his bibliographic work. The letters from Betjeman and Blunden include manuscripts of their poetry.

The collection was originally catalogued as Misc. 24, 43, 46 (see the call marks) and Misc. 63. It was reclassified in 2007 into a hierarchical scheme.

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Please cite as King's College Archive Centre, Cambridge, The Papers of Alan Noel Latimer Munby, ANLM

Index Terms
Munby, Alan Noel Latimer (1913-1974) librarian, bibliographer, historian and book collector
King's/PP/ANLM contains:
1 Correspondence.
24 items; paper.
1916–1973
2 Writings of ANLM.
51 files and 1 bound volume; paper.
1933–1975
3 Lectures given by ANLM.
15 files; paper.
1960–1974
4 Subject files.
10 files; paper.
1950–1975
5 Transcript of ANLM's war-time diaries. The file comprises a photocopy of a typescript transcript, possibly by his wife Sheila, of ANLM's war diaries. The file includes an account of his capture outside Calais and incarceration in a prisoner of war camp at Laufen, Germany, June 1940; maps, plans and title pages from the 3 original diary notebooks; and several pages of elucidatory notes by A. R. Jabez-Smith.
1 file in envelope; paper.
21 May 1940–19 Aug. 1941
6 Writings of others.
2 files and 4 guard books; paper.
1878–1974
X Extra material.
2 items; paper.
1974–1976

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