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U DEN - Papers of Sir William Empson and Hetta, Lady Empson

ALS. William Empson, at Sheffield, to Hetta Empson

This material is held at Hull University Archives
Reference Number(s) ; GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/94
Alt. Ref. Number GB 050 U DEN/1/94
Dates of Creation 6 Nov 1963
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

A talk to Leeds students; family matters; and Alice [Stewart]


ALS. William Empson, at the University of Sheffield, to Hetta Empson

This material is held at Hull University Archives
Reference Number(s) ; GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/95
Alt. Ref. Number GB 050 U DEN/1/95
Dates of Creation 19 Jan 1965
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Travel to the United States of America; and the Irish Tercentenary


TLS. William Empson, at the University of Sheffield

This material is held at Hull University Archives
Reference Number(s) ; GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/96
Alt. Ref. Number GB 050 U DEN/1/96
Dates of Creation 23 Jan 1965
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

The purchase of [Stradmore in Wales]


TL. William Empson, at the University of Sheffield, to Hetta Empson

This material is held at Hull University Archives
Reference Number(s) ; GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/97
Alt. Ref. Number GB 050 U DEN/1/97
Dates of Creation 2 Feb 1965
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Alice Stewart; academic life; Ghana; Flann O’Brien; New Statesman; the writing of a long article about William Butler Yeats for [AG] Dinah Stock; My Time; depression; the purchase of Stradmore; financial affairs; the prospect of his retirement and life in Wales; [Mrs Evans] and fishing rights at Stradmore


TLS. William Empson, at the University of Sheffield, to Hetta Empson

This material is held at Hull University Archives
Reference Number(s) ; GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/98
Alt. Ref. Number GB 050 U DEN/1/98
Dates of Creation 3 Feb 1965
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

The possible purchase of Studio House; Stradmore and Mrs Evans; criticism by Hetta for not replying to her letters or visiting her; Alice Stewart; cars; Ghana; and personal finances


ALS. William Empson, at the University of Sheffield, to Hetta Empson

This material is held at Hull University Archives
Reference Number(s) ; GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/99
Alt. Ref. Number GB 050 U DEN/1/99
Dates of Creation 21 Jun 1965
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Academic life; and the possibility of meeting


ALS. William Empson, at the University of Sheffield, to Hetta Empson

This material is held at Hull University Archives
Reference Number(s) ; GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/100
Alt. Ref. Number GB 050 U DEN/1/100
Dates of Creation 13 Oct 1966
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Summer school at the University of Buffalo in New York; personal finances; and family matters


ALS. William Empson, at the University of Sheffield, to Hetta Empson

This material is held at Hull University Archives
Reference Number(s) ; GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/101
Alt. Ref. Number GB 050 U DEN/1/101
Dates of Creation 4 Dec 1966
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Personal finances; academic life; the death and funeral of Max [Bickerton]; family matters; the writing of his American Preface; and the Chinese Friendship Society


TLS. William Empson, at Sheffield, to Hetta Empson

This material is held at Hull University Archives
Reference Number(s) ; GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/102
Alt. Ref. Number GB 050 U DEN/1/102
Dates of Creation 11 Jan 1967
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

The Dean Swift Centenary; academic life; a circular to the halls of residence on the Chinese; news from China; and a cheque for a Shakespeare essay


TLS. Christopher Smith, Chartered Accountant, to William Empson, Studio House

This material is held at Hull University Archives
Reference Number(s) ; GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/103
Alt. Ref. Number GB 050 U DEN/1/103
Dates of Creation 9 Feb 1967
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Tax charged on the sale of Stradmore; and a request for tenancy history of Studio House


ALS. William Empson to Hetta Empson

This material is held at Hull University Archives
Reference Number(s) ; GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/104
Alt. Ref. Number GB 050 U DEN/1/104
Dates of Creation 10 Feb [1967]
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

The death of Peter Duval Smith; press coverage of the death; and the offer of help to Hetta


ALS. William Empson , at the University of Sheffield, to Hetta Empson

This material is held at Hull University Archives
Reference Number(s) ; GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/105
Alt. Ref. Number GB 050 U DEN/1/105
Dates of Creation 18 Feb 1967
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

The death of Peter Duval Smith’s mother; Simon Duval Smith; Peter Duval Smith; and plans for the Summer School at Buffalo


TLS. Robert Lowell , New York County, to William Empson

This material is held at Hull University Archives
Reference Number(s) ; GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/106
Alt. Ref. Number GB 050 U DEN/1/106
Dates of Creation 26 Feb 1967
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

The opening of a play at the Mermaid Theatre; a planned meeting with William Empson and Hetta Empson; and accommodation in Buffalo, New York


TLS. William Empson, in Sheffield, to Hetta Empson

This material is held at Hull University Archives
Reference Number(s) ; GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/107
Alt. Ref. Number GB 050 U DEN/1/107
Dates of Creation 28 Feb 1967
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Family matters; and Anne - Marie Heywood


Statement by William Empson, at Studio House, London for tax purposes

This material is held at Hull University Archives
Reference Number(s) ; GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/108
Alt. Ref. Number GB 050 U DEN/1/108
Dates of Creation Mar 1967
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Describes his lease interest in Studio House; gives details of his career, financial interests in the tenancy, and the various places he had lived in the period 1945 - 1967


ALS. William Empson, the University of Sheffield, to Hetta Empson

This material is held at Hull University Archives
Reference Number(s) ; GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/109
Alt. Ref. Number GB 050 U DEN/1/109
Dates of Creation 2 Mar 1967
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Family matters; Robert Lowell; and his visit to London


ALS. William Empson, at the University of Sheffield, to Hetta Empson

This material is held at Hull University Archives
Reference Number(s) ; GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/110
Alt. Ref. Number GB 050 U DEN/1/110
Dates of Creation 2 Mar 1967
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

The bank loan; Max Bickerton; tax; and Studio House


ALS. William Empson, at the University of Sheffield, to Hetta Empson

This material is held at Hull University Archives
Reference Number(s) ; GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/111
Alt. Ref. Number GB 050 U DEN/1/111
Dates of Creation 14 Mar 1967
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Sending a telegram; their accountant; Guy (?); and personal finance


TLS. William Empson, at the University of Sheffield, to Charles [Empson]

This material is held at Hull University Archives
Reference Number(s) ; GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/112
Alt. Ref. Number GB 050 U DEN/1/112
Dates of Creation 27 Jun 1967
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Mogador Empson’s graduation; intended travel to China; and a wedding invitation from Charles [Empson] and Monica [Empson]


ALS. William Empson, at the University of Sheffield, to Hetta Empson

This material is held at Hull University Archives
Reference Number(s) ; GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/113
Alt. Ref. Number GB 050 U DEN/1/113
Dates of Creation 23 Jan 1968
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

His depression; American funding [from the Ingram Merrill Foundation]; and family matters


ALS. William Empson, at the University of Sheffield, to Hetta Empson

This material is held at Hull University Archives
Reference Number(s) ; GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/114
Alt. Ref. Number GB 050 U DEN/1/114
Dates of Creation 25 Jan 1968
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Family finances; the Chatto money; Alice Stewart; the Ingram Merrill Foundation; Frank Raymond Leavis; Wystan Hugh Auden; and Studio House


ALS. William Empson, at the University of Sheffield, to Hetta Empson

This material is held at Hull University Archives
Reference Number(s) ; GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/115
Alt. Ref. Number GB 050 U DEN/1/115
Dates of Creation 7 Feb 1968
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

University of Oxford; Helen Gardner’s edition of Donne; the English Society; Alice Stewart; and Hetta’s visit to see him


ALS. William Empson, at the University of Sheffield, to Hetta Empson

This material is held at Hull University Archives
Reference Number(s) ; GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/116
Alt. Ref. Number GB 050 U DEN/1/116
Dates of Creation 8 Feb 1968
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Travel to New York and Buffalo; internal politics at the University of Sheffield; and plans to meet with Hetta at Oxford


ALS. William Empson, at the University of Sheffield, to Hetta Empson

This material is held at Hull University Archives
Reference Number(s) ; GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/117
Alt. Ref. Number GB 050 U DEN/1/117
Dates of Creation 4 Mar [1968]
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

(?) Davenport’s invitation to stay at Worthing after William’s Brighton talk; family matters; and the date of his return home


ALS. William Empson, at the University of Sheffield, to Hetta Empson

This material is held at Hull University Archives
Reference Number(s) ; GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/118
Alt. Ref. Number GB 050 U DEN/1/118
Dates of Creation 14 Jun 1968
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Finance; health; and family and academic life


TLS. William Empson, at Studio House, to Sir Humphrey Trevelyan

This material is held at Hull University Archives
Reference Number(s) ; GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/119
Alt. Ref. Number GB 050 U DEN/1/119
Dates of Creation 23 Aug 1968
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Seeks help to get Mogador Empson a job in China; Lord Scarborough [Lawrence Rodger Lumley]; Sir William Hayter; China; Japan; and Owen Lattimore


TL. William Empson, at Studio House, to CD Wickenden

This material is held at Hull University Archives
Reference Number(s) ; GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/120
Alt. Ref. Number GB 050 U DEN/1/120
Dates of Creation 24 Aug 1968
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Family matters; Yokefleet Estate [Howden, East Yorkshire]; and Somerset House [London]