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W. H. Auden Letter

 Item
Identifier: Ms-1973-001

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a letter written by W. H. Auden on January 9, 1938, from Brussels, Belgium, to "Geoffrey." Auden requests a copy of a sonnet "The Economic Man," which he submitted to New Verse, possibly in May 1936. Auden states that he needs the sonnet to complete another sonnet sequence he was writing at the time.

Dates

  • 1938-01-09

Creator

Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproductions and Use

Copyright restrictions may apply to this collection. The rights of unpublished materials by W. H. Auden belong to the Estate of W. H. Auden. Please review the Auden Society website for more information on rights permissions. You may also contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials.

Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (specref@vt.edu or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

Biographical Note

W. H. Auden (1907-1973) was an British-American poet. Auden is seen by some as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. His poetry became widely known after his death, because of the adaptations to the screen of some of his works, such as Funeral Blues and Four Weddings and a Funeral.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

The collection consists of a letter written by Auden on January 9, 1938, from Brussels to "Geoffrey."

Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased by Virignia Tech University Libraries in 1972.

Related Archival Materials

Numerous other repositories maintain papers of W. H. Auden. The British National Archives maintains a list of some of these collections online.

Separated Materials

Books by W. H. Auden were separated to the Rare Book Collection and the Newman Library collection.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the W. H. Auden Letter by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your- work/public-domain/cc0/).

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the W. H. Auden Letter was completed in 1973. Additional description was completed in February 2011 and in May 2020.

Title
W. H. Auden Letter, January 9, 1938
Status
Completed
Author
Stephanie Wenger and LM Rozema, Archivist
Date
2020 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308