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Major accessions to repositories in 2000 relating to Literary History


Ayrshire Archives

  • Alexander Smith (1830-1867), poet: misc papers rel to his work (Acc 528)
  • Saltcoats Literary and Debating Society (addnl): administrative and financial records 1897-1982 (Acc 468)

Berkshire Record Office

  • Mary Russell Mitford (1787-1855), novelist and dramatist: letters 1840s-50s (D/EZ 131)

Bolton Archive and Local Studies Service

  • Bill Naughton (1910-92), author and playwright: literary MSS, corresp and papers
  • Farnworth Literary and Scientific Society: records 1917-19

City of Westminster Archives Centre

  • Kerrison Preston (1884-1974), writer: papers, incl corresp of W Graham Robertson rel to purchase of Blake material, and corresp with Sir Geoffrey Keynes, 1890-1953 (Acc 2228)

Glasgow City Special Collections, The Mitchell Library

  • Edwin George Morgan (b 1920), writer and professor of English (addnl): literary MSS (MS 220/49-50, 52-53)
  • Alison Louise Kennedy (b 1965), author (addnl): typescripts of the novel, Everything You Need, and selected corresp (SR 229)

Gloucestershire Record Office

  • John Cecil Moore, author: personal papers, recordings and other records c1940-99 (D8451)

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Cowper family, Earls Cowper (addnl): papers of Julian Fane and Amabel and Adine Cowper c1840-1879, incl letters to Julian Fane from his parents the 11th Earl and Countess of Westmorland (Acc 3558)

Joint Archive Service of the Corporation of London: London Metropolitan Archives

  • Samuel Barnett (1844-1913) and Dame Henrietta Barnett (1851-1936), social reformers: corresp with various artists and literary figures 1890-1910 (LMA/4266)
  • Claire Rayner (b 1931), writer and broadcaster: manuscript material of 'The Performers' (LMA/4251)

Lancashire Record Office

  • Philip Spencer: diaries, corresp and papers incl some rel to the publication of his poems 20th cent (DDX 2254)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Haggard family of Bradenham (addnl): family and literary papers 18th-20th cent (Acc 2000/158, 201)
  • Peter Henry Emerson (1856-1936), photographer and author: corresp and photographs (Acc 1999/211, 214)
  • Sir Henry Rider Haggard: microfilm and photographic copies of the MS of Allan Quatermain 1886 (Acc 2000/51)

North Highland Archive

  • Iain Sutherland, writer: corresp, research notes and materials rel to Caithness topics (P384)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Nottingham Shakespeare Society: minutes and records 1904-99 (Acc 5765)

Oldham Local Studies & Archives

  • Oldham Lyceum: records 1838-1986 (D-M20)

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Records Office

  • Lucy Mary Reynolds of Harrogate: scrapbook of Shakespeariana 1892 (DR 1031)
  • Frederick Christian Wellstood (1884-1942), antiquary and librarian: corresp and papers, incl those rel to official duties as Secretary and Librarian to the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (DR 1030)

Shetland Archives

  • Charles Fothergill, journalist and naturalist: journal anent travels in Shetland 1806
  • Charles Joseph Galliari Rampini (1840-1907), sheriff of Dumfries and Galloway: professional, literary and personal papers (5 vols)

Tyne and Wear Archives Service

  • Newcastle Writers Club: minutes, accounts and papers 1936-2000 (Acc no 3789)

Warrington Library, Museum and Archives Service

  • Joan Graham, local author: manuscript of autobiographical study 'Tea leaves on our carpet' 1999 (MS 2818)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • Dylan Thomas Society of Great Britain: records 1978-99

West Sussex Record Office

  • Anna Eliza Bray (1790-1883), novelist: papers (Acc 12182)

Wiltshire and Swindon Record Office

  • Mrs R McCormick: original manuscripts of AG Street's books, corresp and other papers c1910-86 (3219)

Wirral Archives

  • New Ferry Literary and Debating Society: minutes, etc 1883-95 (Acc1454)


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Phyllis Bottome 1884-1963), author: papers (c200 vols)
  • Rupert Chawner Brooke, poet: corresp with Phyllis Gardner and her mother Mary 1912-14 (Add MS 74741)
  • Richard Corbet (1582-1635), bishop of Norwich: MS poem, The Oxford Ballad (Dep 9920 (1))
  • William Cowper, poet: autograph drafts of final poems 1799 (Dep 9987)
  • Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812-1870), novelist and journalist: publishing agreements, legal and financial papers (c10 vols) (Dep 9964)
  • Thomas Stearns Eliot, poet: letters (48) to Margaret Nason of the Bindery tea shop 1939-64 (Dep 9935)
  • James Stern (1904-1993), writer and translator (addnl): papers (c50 vols)
  • Verse translation c1632 of the Psalms of David by Sir Philip Sidney and his sister Mary Herbert, Countess of Pembroke (Egerton MS 3879)

Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • Ian Macnaghten Parsons, publisher, author: papers as literary executor of Isaac Rosenberg 1960-80

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Fanny Susan Copeland (1872-1970), translator and journalist: unpublished autobiography rel to her life in Scotland, Slovenia and internment in Italy (Acc 11904)
  • Duncan Glen, poet and publisher (addnl): personal and business corresp and papers 1958-98, incl papers rel to Akros publications (Acc 11848)
  • William Sydney Graham, poet: letters to Ruth Rosen 1977-84, with associated corresp 1978-86 (Acc 11885)
  • Sir Alexander Gray, economist and writer, and John Gray, broadcaster: corresp, diaries, broadcast scripts and tapes, papers c1918-75 (Acc 11897)
  • Andrew Greig, author and mountaineer: corresp and literary papers 1968-97 (Acc 11859)
  • James Michael Grieve, journalist, broadcaster and Scottish National Party activist: personal and political corresp and papers 1933-93, incl corresp of or rel to his parents (Acc 11857)
  • Thomas Babington Macaulay, statesman and historian: MS articles on Francis Atterbury, John Bunyan, Oliver Goldsmith, Samuel Johnson and William Pitt the Younger for the 8th edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica (Acc 11868)
  • Callum Macdonald, printer, publisher and editor (addnl): personal and business corresp and papers c1965-98 (Acc 11898)
  • Norman Malcolm Macdonald, author and Gaelic dramatist: literary corresp and papers (Acc 11876)
  • Osborne Henry Mavor, playwright as James Bridie (addnl): papers 1929-56 (Acc 11907)
  • Alexander Nasmyth, painter: pencil drawings (16) to illustrate 'Novels and Tales of the Author of Waverley' 1821 (Acc 11900)
  • Paul Henderson Scott, author and diplomat (addnl): papers rel to service in the Allied Military Government of Berlin 1945-49, and to the Scottish Parliament elections 1999 (Acc 11854)
  • Sir Walter Scott, author: letters and papers 1812-31, mostly rel to the trust administering his business affairs 1826-31 (Acc 11878)
  • Nigel Godwin Tranter, author (addnl): literary papers 1940-2000 (Acc 11852)
  • International PEN, Scottish Centre (addnl): papers 1981-86 (Acc 11849)

National Library of Wales

  • Gillian Clarke (b 1937), poet: literary papers (Gillian Clarke Papers)
  • Bernice Ruth Rubens (b 1927), novelist: papers (Bernice Rubens Literary Papers)

Tate Gallery Archive

  • Sarah-Jane Checkland, biographer: corresp and papers rel to her biography of Ben Nicholson 1996-2000 (TGA 2000/14)


Dr Williams's Library

  • Congregational Memorial Hall and Library: records 1834-2000

Lambeth Palace Library

  • James Riddell (1823-1866), classical scholar: papers

Yorkshire Archaeological Society

  • Nussey family (addnl): papers, incl corresp with Charlotte Bronte 18th-19th cent (MS1562 addnl)


Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), author and dramatist: letter 1974 (Add MS 9563/19)
  • VN Datta: letters from Sir Herbert Butterfield (1900-1979), George Macaulay Trevelyan (1876-1962), EM Forster (1879-1970), etc (Add MS 9578)
  • James Plumptree, Vicar of Great Gransden, playwright and antiquary: bowdlerised version of the Chester mystery plays 1825 (Add MS 9571)
  • David Posner (1921-1985), poet: further corresp (Add MS 8985)

Cambridge University: King's College Archive Centre

  • Edward Morgan Foster, author: screenplays and script for Merchant Ivory film of Howard's End 1990-92 (EMF)
  • John Davy Hayward, anthologist and bibliophile: letters from TS Eliot 1925-62 and associated papers 1916-65 (HB)
  • Arthur David Waley (1889-1966), Orientalist (addnl): papers

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

  • Tony Jackson (1945-1997), poet and writer: papers (Misc 1999/2000:12)

Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections

  • George Mackay Brown, author: letters to Charles Senior 1963-72 (E2000.11)
  • Norman Alexander MacCaig (1910-1996), poet: letters to Trudy Wallace (E2000.01)

Glasgow University Library, Special Collections Department

  • Sir Compton Mackenzie (1883-1972): corresp with Edward, Duke of Windsor, mainly rel to book "The Windsor Tapestry" (MS Gen)
  • Edwin Morgan, poet (addnl): papers incl material rel to foreign tours 1965-2000 (MS Morgan)

Hull University, Brynmor Jones Library

  • Hubert Nicholson (1906-96), journalist, novelist and poet: literary and personal papers c1950-79

London Metropolitan University: The Women's Library

  • Barbara Strachey Halpern, writer: family corresp and papers c1906-08 (7/BSH)
  • Yvonne Kapp (1903-1999), writer and Communist: corresp and papers (7/YVK)
  • Onlywomen Press Ltd, publishers, London (addnl): minutes, corresp, financial records, papers c1977-97 (6/OWP2-3)

London University Library

  • Neil Ripley Ker, palaeographer and bibliographer (addnl): papers rel to the Lexique Polyglotte c1970-79 (Acc 00/8)
  • Enid Knowles, secretary to editors of The Times: memoirs, letters from John Masefield 1957-65 (Acc 00/15)
  • Anne Isabella Ritchie (1837-1919), novelist and biographer (addnl): first act of a drama entitled How I Quitted Naples (Acc 00/10)

London University: University College London (UCL) Manuscripts Room

  • Professor Sidney Greenbaum, professor of English Language and Literature, UCL and directory of the survey of English usage: working papers and lecture notes 1983-96 (MS ADD)

Newcastle upon Tyne University: The Robinson Library

  • Barry MacSweeney (1948-2000), poet: literary and personal papers (temporarily unavailable for research)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts

  • Theodore Philip Toynbee (1916-1981), novelist, journalist: papers

Trinity College Dublin

  • James Johnston Abraham (1876-1963), naval surgeon and author: papers (TCD MS 11007)
  • Frank Gallagher (1893-1962), journalist and author (addnl): corresp and papers (TCD MS 11121)

University of Wales Bangor, Department of Manuscripts and Archives

  • Alun Davies Owen (1925-1994), actor, director, playwright: papers (B-2000-9)
  • Gwyn Thomas (b 1936), poet, scholar, former head of Welsh Department of University of Wales Bangor: papers (B-2000-7)

Warwick University: Modern Records Centre

  • Maurice Edelman (1911-1975), Labour MP and novelist (addnl): papers (MSS 125)
  • Geoffrey George Goodman, editor and writer (addnl): papers rel to his 1979 biography of Frank Cousins TGWU General Secretary (MSS 169)