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A sedative at daybreak

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Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS1180
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: A sedative at daybreak
Date(s): undated
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 1 item
Name of creator(s): Whistler | Laurence | 1912-2000 | engraver on glass and writer
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Laurence Whistler won the first King's Gold Medal for poetry in 1935. He published twelve books of poetry. Whistler was famed for his prodigious skill in point engraving on to glass. His work may be seen in many museums and numerous churches, including Salisbury Cathedral.


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Typescript copy of poem, "A sedative at daybreak" by Laurie Whistler. With etchings by Joan Hassall. This copy was a gift to Walter de la Mare. Inscribed "And to dearest WJdlM with love, always, from LW".

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Open for research although at least 24 hours notice should be given.

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Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Special Collections Reading Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

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