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

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

This material is held atHull University Archives
Reference Number(s); GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/116
Alt. Ref. NumberGB 050 U DEN/1/116
Dates of Creation8 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 atHull University Archives
Reference Number(s); GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/117
Alt. Ref. NumberGB 050 U DEN/1/117
Dates of Creation4 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 atHull University Archives
Reference Number(s); GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/118
Alt. Ref. NumberGB 050 U DEN/1/118
Dates of Creation14 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 atHull University Archives
Reference Number(s); GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/119
Alt. Ref. NumberGB 050 U DEN/1/119
Dates of Creation23 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 atHull University Archives
Reference Number(s); GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/120
Alt. Ref. NumberGB 050 U DEN/1/120
Dates of Creation24 Aug 1968
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

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


TL. William Empson, at Studio House, to Lord [Humphrey] Trevelyan

This material is held atHull University Archives
Reference Number(s); GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/121
Alt. Ref. NumberGB 050 U DEN/1/121
Dates of Creation26 Aug 1968
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

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


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

This material is held atHull University Archives
Reference Number(s); GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/122
Alt. Ref. NumberGB 050 U DEN/1/122
Dates of Creation28 Sep 1968
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Health; academic life; a talk at Bedford College; [Philip] Hobsbaum; George Fraser; and Studio House


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

This material is held atHull University Archives
Reference Number(s); GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/123
Alt. Ref. NumberGB 050 U DEN/1/123
Dates of Creation3 Oct 1968
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Studio House; academic life; and Alice Stewart


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

This material is held atHull University Archives
Reference Number(s); GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/124
Alt. Ref. NumberGB 050 U DEN/1/124
Dates of Creation10 Oct 1968
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Family news; a poetry reading at Bedford College; and Heywood


ALS. William Empson, at Sheffield, to Hetta Empson, [at Studio House, 1 Hampstead Hill Gardens]

This material is held atHull University Archives
Reference Number(s); GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/125
Alt. Ref. NumberGB 050 U DEN/1/125
Dates of Creationc.1968
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

William’s literary attack on Helen Gardner for her work on Donne; support from an Oxford University PhD student; and comments on Hetta during one of William's speeches


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

This material is held atHull University Archives
Reference Number(s); GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/126
Alt. Ref. NumberGB 050 U DEN/1/126
Dates of Creation13 Jan 1969
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

[CD] Wickenden and Studio House


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

This material is held atHull University Archives
Reference Number(s); GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/127
Alt. Ref. NumberGB 050 U DEN/1/127
Dates of Creation15 Feb 1969
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Finance; the purchase of a shop; their wills and the legal implications of her changing her name to Duval Smith


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

This material is held atHull University Archives
Reference Number(s); GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/128
Alt. Ref. NumberGB 050 U DEN/1/128
Dates of Creation22 May 1969
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

[John] Webb; Buffalo; publications in America; internal politics at the University of Sheffield; and his visit home


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

This material is held atHull University Archives
Reference Number(s); GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/129
Alt. Ref. NumberGB 050 U DEN/1/129
Dates of Creation12 Jun 1969
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Writing; [John] Webb, his research student; health; Miss Cipolla; her lost poems; and the visit by a co-editor from Manchester


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

This material is held atHull University Archives
Reference Number(s); GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/130
Alt. Ref. NumberGB 050 U DEN/1/130
Dates of Creation15 Jun 1969
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Miss Cipolla; academic life; finances; Buffalo; family news; and the visit of his co-editor


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

This material is held atHull University Archives
Reference Number(s); GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/131
Alt. Ref. NumberGB 050 U DEN/1/131
Dates of Creation28 Oct 1969
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Leicester; the purchase of a shop; Buffalo; and the Colendye book


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

This material is held atHull University Archives
Reference Number(s); GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/132
Alt. Ref. NumberGB 050 U DEN/1/132
Dates of Creation17 Nov 1969
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

The purchase of a shop; financial advice; and the China trade


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

This material is held atHull University Archives
Reference Number(s); GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/133
Alt. Ref. NumberGB 050 U DEN/1/133
Dates of Creation17 Nov 1969
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

The shop; The Alchemist; American deflation; and his retirement


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

This material is held atHull University Archives
Reference Number(s); GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/134
Alt. Ref. NumberGB 050 U DEN/1/134
Dates of Creation22 Nov 1969
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Academic life; and finance


TLS. David Daniell, at University College London, to William Empson

This material is held atHull University Archives
Reference Number(s); GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/135
Alt. Ref. NumberGB 050 U DEN/1/135
Dates of Creation8 Dec 1969
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

His talk to the Society for Research in English


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

This material is held atHull University Archives
Reference Number(s); GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/136
Alt. Ref. NumberGB 050 U DEN/1/136
Dates of Creation21 Jan 1970
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Holiday plans; writing his book, Coleridge’s verse: a selection, with [David Pirie]; the weather; and Studio House, [1 Hampstead Hill Gardens, London]


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

This material is held atHull University Archives
Reference Number(s); GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/137
Alt. Ref. NumberGB 050 U DEN/1/137
Dates of Creation2 Feb 1970
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Hetta and Mogador; job applications; and plans for a summerhouse


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

This material is held atHull University Archives
Reference Number(s); GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/138
Alt. Ref. NumberGB 050 U DEN/1/138
Dates of Creation11 May 1970
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Lunch at the Poetry Society; and family matters


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

This material is held atHull University Archives
Reference Number(s); GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/139
Alt. Ref. NumberGB 050 U DEN/1/139
Dates of Creation17 May 1970
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Finances; building work; holiday plans; and written work for an American editor


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

This material is held atHull University Archives
Reference Number(s); GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/140
Alt. Ref. NumberGB 050 U DEN/1/140
Dates of Creation4 Jun 1970
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Wystan Hugh Auden; his relationship with Hetta; and health


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

This material is held atHull University Archives
Reference Number(s); GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/141
Alt. Ref. NumberGB 050 U DEN/1/141
Dates of Creation19 Jun 1970
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Finances; Buffalo Bank; John Webb; his latest article; academic work; Wystan Hugh Auden; George Macbeth; Robert Lowell; family; Josh [Michael Avery]; and the offer of work at York University, Canada


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

This material is held atHull University Archives
Reference Number(s); GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/142
Alt. Ref. NumberGB 050 U DEN/1/142
Dates of Creation1 Oct 1970
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Family; holiday plans; health; the British Council; and Samuel Taylor Coleridge


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

This material is held atHull University Archives
Reference Number(s); GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/143
Alt. Ref. NumberGB 050 U DEN/1/143
Dates of Creation7 Oct 1970
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Financial and legal affairs, with references to an American visitor; and the dentist


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

This material is held atHull University Archives
Reference Number(s); GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/144
Alt. Ref. NumberGB 050 U DEN/1/144
Dates of Creation1 Jan 1971
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

The Yokefleet Estate, Howden, East Yorkshire; Molly [Kitching]; Mogador Empson; Robin [Maclean]; inflation; and the purchase of Studio House, [1 Hampstead Hill Gardens, London]


ALS. William Empson to Hetta Empson

This material is held atHull University Archives
Reference Number(s); GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/145
Alt. Ref. NumberGB 050 U DEN/1/145
Dates of Creation17 Jan 1971
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Strike action; his search for a job in Vancouver; and academic colleagues


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

This material is held atHull University Archives
Reference Number(s); GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/146
Alt. Ref. NumberGB 050 U DEN/1/146
Dates of Creation16 Jul 1971
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Finishing compiling his book [Coleridge’s verse: a selection]; [David] Pirie; Faber & Faber; and the prospect of a holiday in Ireland


TLS. William Empson to Jacob Empson

This material is held atHull University Archives
Reference Number(s); GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/147
Alt. Ref. NumberGB 050 U DEN/1/147
Dates of Creation16 Dec 1972
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Family, government funding of higher education; life in retirement; writing his next book; holiday plans; Marshall Macluhan; his work on John Milton; and lecture work in the UK and Canada. Photocopy


TL. William Empson, at Studio House, [1 Hampstead Hill Gardens, London], to Charles Empson

This material is held atHull University Archives
Reference Number(s); GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/148
Alt. Ref. NumberGB 050 U DEN/1/148
Dates of Creation[2 Aug 1973]
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Arthur Empson’s will; and the family dispute regarding the Yokefleet Estate, [Howden, East Yorkshire]


TL. William Empson, at Studio House, [1 Hampstead Hill Gardens, London], to Charles Empson

This material is held atHull University Archives
Reference Number(s); GB 050 U DEN/x1/1/149
Alt. Ref. NumberGB 050 U DEN/1/149
Dates of Creation2 Aug 1973
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Arthur Empson’s will; and the family dispute regarding the Yokefleet Estate [Howden, East Yorkshire]