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IE BL/L/EB

Elizabeth Bowen Collection

1953

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CONTEXT:

IE BL/L/EB is a letter from
Elizabeth Bowen held in UCC Library. This item was acquired by Mr. Crónán O Doibhlin, Head of Special Collections, Archives and Repository Services in December 2006.

Elizabeth Bowen was an Irish novelist and short story writer. She was born Elizabeth Dorothea Cole in Dublin in 1899, and took her literary name from the family home Bowen’s Court, in County Cork. She died in London in 1973 and is buried in Cork.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE:

The letter is written by Bowen when in America.

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Access: Available by appointment with the Archives Service to holders of UCC Readers tickets.

Language: English

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BL/L/EB

1.   14 Feb. 1953

Letter from Elizabeth Bowen, Hunts House, Hopewell, New Jersey to a Mr. Hoffma, thanking him for his letter and arranging to meet him in Philadelphia. Details arrangements for contacting her. Refers to arrangements for a dinner and agrees it is an excellent idea that [Curtis Books] and Catherine [D.B.] should be invited to come to the party “after I speak”. Refers to “Monsoon Quarter”.  2pp


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Author: Emer Twomey,  Archivist, UCC Library, University College Cork

Last updated: 19 August 2014

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