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Papers Relating to (Frederick) Louis MacNeice

Title Papers Relating to (Frederick) Louis MacNeice
Reference GBR/0272/PP/FLM
(former reference: Misc. 37-8)
Creator MacNeice, Louis (1907-1963), writer
Covering Dates 1924–1963
Extent and Medium 13 envelopes; paper
Repository King's College Archive Centre, Cambridge
Content and context

The poet (Frederick) Louis MacNeice (1907-63) was born in Belfast. At Marlborough School in 1921 he met Sir John Betjeman, Anthony Blunt and other life-long friends. He won a postmastership to Merton College, Oxford in 1926 and joined a circle of friends including W. H. Auden and Stephen Spender. After graduation he became a Lecturer in Classics at the University of Birmingham, and married Giovanna Ezra, step-daughter of Sir John Beazley. The marriage broke up in 1935, and MacNeice moved to London where he took up a Lectureship in Greek at Bedford College. Between 1941 and 1961 he worked for the BBC Features Department. His marriage to his second wife, Hedli Anderson, was dissolved in 1960. He died of virus pneumonia on 3 Sept. 1963. He published numerous volumes of poetry throughout his life, and several plays, including 'Christopher Columbus' and 'The Dark Tower'.

The papers contain letters to Anthony and Wilfrid Blunt and their mother, issues of the 'Malburnian' (Marlborough School magazine) including contributions by MacNeice, and MacNeice's eulogy by W. H. Auden.

These papers were presented to King's College by Sir Anthony Blunt in Oct. 1968 and Dec. 1972, with the exception of FLM/1/3, which was given by Wilfred Blunt in July 1970.

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Please cite as King's College Archive Centre, Cambridge, Papers Relating to (Frederick) Louis MacNeice, FLM

Index Terms
MacNeice, Louis (1907-1963) poet and dramatist
King's/PP/FLM contains:
1 Correspondence.
11 envelopes; paper.
2 Writings by FLM.
4 envelopes and 1 pamphlet; paper.
3 Writings about FLM.
2 envelopes; paper.
4 Photographs. The photographs comprise:. 1-2. Study at Marlborough School, shared by Anthony Blunt and Louis MacNeice, undated;. 3. John Hilton and Michael Robertson at Marlborough School, undated;. 4. Louis MacNeice at Officer Training Corps camp [1926];. 5. Portrait photograph of Louis MacNeice at Marlborough School [1926];. 6. Portrait photograph of Louis MacNeice at Oxford [1927-8];. 7. Louis MacNeice at Oxford [1927-8];. 8-9. Rev. Clifford B. Canning, Master at Marlborough School, undated.
9 items in envelope; photographic print.

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