Actor Daniel Day-Lewis is donating papers belonging to his father, poet Cecil Day-Lewis to Oxford University. The archive fills 54 boxes.
It includes early drafts of the poet’s work as well as letters from actor John Gielgud and literary figures such as Robert Graves and Philip Larkin.
Daniel Day-Lewis and his sister say they are thrilled that their father’s papers will be housed at Oxford and become accessible to students and researchers.
Cecil Day-Lewis studied classics and became poetry professor at Oxford.
He was appointed poet laureate in the UK in 1968.
Zoomers may know his mystery novels and stories written under the name of Nicholas Blake.
Lewis died in 1972.
Daniel Day-Lewis plays Abraham Lincoln in a much-anticipated bio-pic by Stephen Spielberg that will be released in mid-November.