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Jennings, Elizabeth, 1926-2001


Biographical Note

Elizabeth Jennings was born in Lincolnshire. She attended Oxford University, and was a freelance writer. She won several prizes for her books of poetry. She also wrote prose, translated the Sonnets of Michelangelo, and edited a number of works. A way of looking (1955) garnered Jennings the Somerset Maugham Award in 1956. She sold well with Selected Poems (1979) and Collected Poems (1986) and was awarded the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.) in 1992. She died in Oxford in 2001.

Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC) Identifier

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Jennings, Elizabeth, 1966-1976

 File — Shared_box 22430: Series III [Barcode: C0129644], Folder: 24
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

Consists of correspondence to John Cumming, literary editor of The Tablet, from various English and Scottish writers. Manuscripts of poems, essays, and reviews by these authors are also included.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1966-1976

Elizabeth Jennings papers


These papers concern the life and work of twentieth-century British writer Elizabeth Jennings. Materials include published and unpublished manuscripts and poetry, poetry notebooks, prose, reviews and essays, printed material, ephemera, and correspondence.

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1957-1996, undated

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