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 Two pages from letter of W.S.Blunt to T.E Lawrence

The Fitzwilliam Museum houses the largest single archive of works by and associated with Wilfrid Scawen Blunt (1840-1922) in the world. After a period of extensive travel in the Middle East, Blunt returned to England to take up horse breeding and anti-imperialist politics, notably the causes of Egyptian independence and Irish home rule. The archive includes Blunt's original diaries, autograph drafts of his major poems and other important published works, and much other completely unpublished manuscript material. There is extensive correspondence with Winston Churchill, Roger Casement, and T.E. Lawrence; with literary figures including Lord Alfred Douglas, E.M. Forster, Ezra Pound and Oscar Wilde; and with admirers including Jane Morris.