John Jarmain: letter dated 17 June 
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Manuscript letter describing Jarmain’s train journey from Aldershot to Liverpool Docks and his embarkation on the liner SS Duchess of Richmond in the 242 Anti-Tank battery, 61st Anti-Tank Regiment.
Collection of 120 manuscript letters by novelist and poet John Jarmain (1911-1944) to his wife Beryl with whom he regularly corresponded after being shipped to North Africa and South Italy during the Second World War from June 1942 till November 1943. Some of the letters include drafts of the poems which were later published as a collection, providing an insight into his poetry and the context which inspired it. His published work includes Priddy Barrows, a novel published in 1944, and Poems, a collection of poems published in 1945.
EUL MS 413/1/1