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MS 443


Noel Blakiston papers



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Noel Blakiston (1905-1984)

Noel Blakiston was an author and archivist. He was a King's Scholar at Eton, where he met Cyril Connolly (1903-1974), author and literary reviewer. Their friendship flourished in the 1920s and continued throughout their lives. In 1975, Blakiston published A Romantic Friendship: the Letters of Cyril Connolly to Noel Blakiston.



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11 boxes

Content description

Letters, writings, documents and photographs documenting the personal and professional life of Noel Blakiston, particularly his friendship with Cyril Connolly.

Finding aids

A calendared list of Cyril Connolly's letters to Noel Blakiston is available on Eton College Library's internal online Autograph Letters Catalogue.

Publication note

Cyril Connolly's letters published as: Connolly, Cyril. A romantic friendship: the letters of Cyril Connolly to Noel Blakiston. London: Constable, 1975.
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