Daniel Day-Lewis, shown last week in New York, stars in 'Lincoln,' opening Christmas Day. (Photo: Jemal Countess, Getty Images for TIME)
Daniel Day-Lewis will hand over 54 boxes of papers belonging to his father, poet Cecil Day-Lewis, to Oxford University.
archive includes early drafts of the poet's work, as well as letters
from actor John Gielgud and famous literary figures such as W.H. Auden,
Robert Graves and Philip Larkin.
Day-Lewis and his sister,
Tamasin, said today they are thrilled that their father's papers will be
housed at Oxford's Bodleian Libraries and become accessible to students
and researchers, reports AP.
Cecil Day-Lewis, who studied
classics and became poetry professor at Oxford, was appointed the U.K.
poet laureate in 1968. He also wrote mystery novels and stories under
the name of Nicholas Blake. He died in 1972.