BD. Edmund Blunden

171. †Unpublished materials.

a. Edmund Blunden Papers. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin. The largest collection of Blunden papers. Contains many letters and manuscripts from his years in Japan, including letters to Edward Marsh, Blunden’s friend and occasional editor, in which according to Mallon (190) Blunden ‘wrote amusingly of the routine and humorous frustrations of exile’ in the country. Includes some 200 of Blunden’s letters to Hayashi (see 169 and 191).

b. Edmund Blunden Papers, 1922-86. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University. Correspondence, manuscripts, and miscellaneous materials. Blunden’s letters to Hayashi are ‘particularly well represented’. Includes also correspondence with Plomer, fragments of poems, and eleven diaries Blunden kept from 1936 to 1967.

c. Edmund Blunden Papers. Department of Special Collections, University of Iowa Library. Contains letters from Blunden to Cyril Beaumont, Richard Cobden-Sanderson, and others written in the days prior to his first departure for Japan and more than fifty written from Tokyo during his first stay to the country. See 166 and 188.

d. Other materials. Blunden’s letters to Saitô Takeshi are at the Meisei University Library in Tokyo; various Blunden materials are held at the Department of Manuscripts at the British Library, including Blunden’s letters to Marie Stopes (see D23); his letters to Sturge Moore (see CA9) are in the Moore Papers at the Library at London University, letters to Plomer in the Plomer Papers at Durham (BJ28a); other significant collections include those at the Bodleian Library at Oxford, the Library at the University of Rochester, the Berg Collection at the New York Public Library, and the BBC Written Archive Centre at Reading.

See also 185f.





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