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Major accessions to repositories in 1999 relating to Literary History


Ayrshire Archives

  • John Ramsay, poet: travel diary 1869-75 (Acc 401)
  • Kilmarnock Burns Club: records 1855-1960 (Acc 376)

Cambridgeshire County Record Office, Cambridge

  • Tanfield Vachell, lieutenant colonel in the Cambridgeshire Militia: collection of verse (1 vol) 1816-51

Cornwall Record Office

  • Camborne Literary Institute: membership book 1868-1948 (X 1091)
  • Chacewater Literary Institute: account books 1898-1953 (X 1076)

Croydon Archives Service

  • Croydon Writers Circle: records 1955-64 (Acc 493)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Derby Literary and Philosophical Society: journal, incl minutes, membership details and accounts 1808-16 (D5047)

Edinburgh City Archives

  • Edinburgh Legal and Literary Club: minute book 1855-57 (Acc 479)

Essex Record Office

  • Carl Huson: personal papers, incl diaries, corresp, short stories and cuttings corresp 1922-81 (D/DU 1938)

Glasgow City Special Collections, The Mitchell Library

  • Burns Club of London: Vernacular Circle minutes 1920-29 (ML No 898054)

Gloucestershire Record Office

  • Frank Mansell of Miserden, author and poet: literary and family papers c1930-79 (D8296)

Hillingdon Local Studies and Archives

  • West Drayton Literature Group: minutes 1968-76 (A99/3)

Lancashire Record Office

  • Janet, Lady Kay-Shuttleworth: letters from Elizabeth Gaskell and Charlotte Bronte 1850-61 (DDKS)

Lincolnshire Archives

  • Lincolnshire Library Club (addnl): agendas, minutes and corresp 1957-99 (2LCL)

North Yorkshire County Record Office

  • Whitby Literary and Philosophical Society: records 1823-1954 (ZW)

Portsmouth Museums and Records Service

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) , author, physician and criminologist: letter rel to leaving Southsea practice, medical receipts (2) and members receipt card for Medical Benefit Society 1889-90 (2517A, 2518A)

Sheffield Archives

  • Ebenezer Elliott (1781-1849), Corn Law Rhymer: corresp 1837-49 (1999/036)

Shetland Archives

  • Thomas Alexander Robertson, poet: literary MSS, scrapbooks, photographs 20th cent

Southampton Archives Office

  • Leslie John Thomas, author: literary papers incl texts of novels, scripts and screenplays (23 boxes) c1950-99: (D/Thomas)

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

  • Richard Cobbold, rector of Worthing and novelist: 'Features of Wortham' 1860 (HD 1888)

Warwickshire County Record Office

  • The Other Branch, radical bookshop, Leamington Spa: records, incl diaries and accounts c1975-88 (CR 3541)


British Film Institute, Special Collections

  • Trevor Griffiths (b 1935), playwright, screenwriter and director (addnl): scripts, working notes, corresp and research material

British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Stella Benson (1892-1933), novelist: papers
  • Lady Rhoda Cavendish: corresp and verse 18th cent
  • Keith Douglas, poet: letters to Brenda Jones c1942-44
  • Lawrence George Durrell (1912-1990), author: letters to Gwyn Williams
  • Ian Hamilton (b 1938), poet: papers
  • Andrew Motion (b 1952), poet: literary papers
  • Peter Richard Nichols (b 1927), playwright: papers
  • Ezra Pound, poet: corresp with Graham Seton Hutchison 1934-36 (Add Ms 74270)

National Library of Ireland

  • Hubert Butler, writer and market gardener: papers incl diary 1913-18
  • Douglas Hyde, President of Ireland: holograph manuscript of Mise agus an Connradh 1931
  • William Smith O'Brien (1803-1864), Irish nationalist: papers incl poems, writings in the Irish language, travel journals, political essays and corresp
  • Liam O'Flaherty (1896-1984), novelist: autograph manuscript of short story 'The Wild Goat's Kid'
  • Patrick Henry Pearse, poet and Irish nationalist: corresp with his family during his visit to the United States 1914
  • William Butler Yeats, poet and playwright: letter to Lady Gregory rel to the banning of Liam O'Flaherty's novel The Puritan 1932

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • William Russell Aitken, bibliographer and literary editor: corresp and papers c1961-80 (Acc 11748)
  • George Sutherland Fraser, poet and critic: further literary papers c1950-80 (Acc 11756)
  • Tom Leonard, poet: literary papers1965-99 (Acc 11807)
  • Tom Scott, editor and critic: literary corresp and papers 1950-95 (Accs 11750-1)
  • Sir Walter Scott: MS of 'The House of Aspen' 1800 (Acc 11772)
  • Lines Review, literary magazine: editorial corresp, poetry, scripts and papers 1989-98 (Acc 11727)

National Library of Wales

  • William Henry Davies, poet: corresp and papers 1905-38 (NLW MSS 23762-3D)
  • Raymond Garlick, author, critic and Welsh nationalist: diaries and notebooks 1987-98 (NLW MSS 23766-79)
  • Berta Ruck (1878-1978), novelist (addnl): papers incl notebooks (MSS 23699, 23715-27, 23733-46, 23780-3, Berta Ruck)
  • Vernon Phillips Watkins (1906-1967), poet: papers incl drafts of poems (NLW MSS 23752-61)
  • Rhydwen Williams (1916-1997),poet, novelist and minister: papers (Papurau Rhydwen Williams)


Aberdeen University, Special Libraries and Archives

  • John Bulloch, Shakespearian scholar: Shakespearian readings (1 vol) 1862-73 (3614)

Birmingham University Information Services, Special Collections Department

  • Martin Booth, poet (addnl): literary papers c1990-99 (1999/52)

Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • Erasmus Darwin, physician, botanist and poet: letter to Richard Gifford 1768 (DAR 268/1-2)
  • Hugh Fraser Stewart, French scholar (addnl): family corresp and papers c1850-1960 (Add 7671)
  • Royal Society of Literature (addnl): records 1820-1997 (Royal Society of Literature Papers)

Cambridge University: King's College Archive Centre

  • Paul Antony Tanner, professor of English and American literature: papers c1960-98
  • Arthur David Waley, orientalist: family papers rel to him 1917-96
  • George Humphrey Wolferstan Rylands, Fellow of King's College and poet (addnl): papers c1920-99 (GHWR)

Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections: Palace Green Section

  • William Plomer (1903-1973), author (addnl): corresp and papers (Misc 1998/99:7)

Glasgow University Library, Special Collections Department

  • Philip Hobsbaum (b 1932) poet and editor: a theory of communications (thesis) and Idiot's Lantern (novel) (MS Gen 874-875)

Hull University, Brynmor Jones Library

  • Brenda Elizabeth Moon, librarian: corresp with Philip Larkin 1962-85

London University Library

  • Charles Lahr: manuscripts, proofs and letters rel to the Blue Moon Press 1917-66

London University: University College London (UCL) Manuscripts Room

  • Francis David Langhorne Astor (b 1912), journalist (addnl): corresp with George Orwell, and related letters (ORWELL ARCHIVE)
  • Victoria Mary Sackville-West, poet and novelist: lecture notes for the Lord Northcliffe Lectures, entitled 'Elizabethan Lyrics and Metaphysical Poetry' 1934 (A645)
  • AM Heath & Co, literary agents (addnl): corresp rel to George Orwell's literary estate 1986-96 (A657)

Nottingham University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections

  • Humbert Wolfe, poet and civil servant (addnl): photographs, letters from Gilbert Graham 20th cent (Accs 1620-21)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts

  • Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888-1935), soldier, author and archaeologist (addnl): letters
  • John Edward Masefield (1878-1967), poet: letters to Audrey Napier-Smith
  • Iona Opie and Peter Opie (addnl): papers

Southampton University Library

  • Israel Zangwill (1864-1926), author and philanthropist: papers with those of Louis Zangwill incl album of autograph postcards and Harry S Ward's collection of autograph letters, articles, cuttings, photos and portraits 1897-1901 (MS 294, MS 295)
  • Louis Zangwill (1869-1938), author: papers with those of Israel Zangwill incl drafts of works and album of autograph postcards 1897-1901 (MS 295)

Sussex University Library Special Collections

  • Anne Oliver Bell, editor and biographer: corresp rel to Bloomsbury set 1974-96 (SxMs70)

Trinity College Dublin

  • Stoker family of Dublin: family papers 19th-20th cent (MS 11076)
  • Frederick Whitworth William Aylmer, 6th Baron Aylmer: anthology of poems and prose 1811 (MS 11075)
  • Hubert Butler, writer and market gardener: letters to Christina Lady Colvin 1967-88 (MS 11095)
  • Maurice Collis (1889-1973), writer: manuscripts and drafts of his works (MS 11064)
  • Elizabeth Hickey (d 1999), writer and antiquarian: papers (MS 11096)
  • Jennifer Prudence Johnston (b 1930), playwright and novelist: corresp and papers incl drafts and typescripts (MS 11063)
  • Bettina Jonic, singer: letters from Samuel Beckett and others 1958-89 (MS 11090)
  • George Augustus Moore, novelist: revised proofs for The Brook Kerith c1915-16 (MS 11086)

University of Bristol Information Services: Special Collections

  • Lance Thirkell, son of Angela Thirkell, novelist: letters rel to life with his mother 1977-89 (DM 1820/12)
  • Penguin Books Ltd, publishers, London (addnl): corresp and files (DM 1843, DM 1871)