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W.H. Auden Collection
University of Toronto, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Auden, W.H., 1907-1973; English poetry--20th century; Poets, English--20th century

The gift of Prof. Ian Lancashire in 1987.

The collection comprises first and subsequent editions of the works of Wystan Hugh Auden, including presentation and association copies, his numerous translations and editions of the works of other writers, and musical settings to his works by Benjamin Britten and others. Additionally, there are copies of many of the periodicals and anthologies in which Auden's work appeared, critical and biographical works, and several sound recordings made by Auden.


200 books and pamphlets

Bibliographic Access
The collection is catalogued. The holdings are annotated in: Bloomfield, B.C. and Medelson, E. W.H. Auden, a Bibliography: 1924-1969. 2nd ed. Charlottesville, 1992.

Physical Access
The collection is open to the public with identification. For further information visit:

Interlibrary Loan: No.

Reprography: As the condition of the material warrants.

Reference Assistance: Yes.

Publications Describing Collection
None at present.