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Major accessions to repositories in 2002 relating to Literary History


Bromley Public Libraries, Local Studies & Archives

  • Herbert George Wells, novelist (addnl): further corresp and papers 1906-40 (Accession 1245)

Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies

  • Crewe Library: library lending statistics and wages book 1938-65 (CL/6247)
  • North West Regional Library System: minutes, reports, agenda and papers 1935-2002 (D 6340)

Cumbria Record Office, Kendal

  • Heversham Athenaeum: Athenaeum Fund account book 1927-52 (WDSO 247)

Essex Record Office, Colchester and North-East Essex Branch

  • Sir William Gurney Benham, author and journalist (addnl): draft of a projected verse history of England for children c1920 (C1211, D/DJ)

Highland Council Archive

  • Fraser-Tytler family of Aldourie: corresp, papers and accounts incl literary papers of Lord Woodhouselee, letter books and corresp of William Fraser-Tytler as sheriff of Inverness, corresp from South African wars 1770-1914 (HCA/D766)

Merseyside Record Office

  • Circle of Merseyside College Librarians: minutes, corresp and membership list 1977-2002 (Acc. 2002/5)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Mary Mann (1848-1929), author, of Shropham: diaries, corresp and literary and family papers (ACC 2002/20)

The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland

  • Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society: corresp and papers (DE6098)

Trafford Local Studies

  • Alfred Tarbolton (fl. 1902-09), poet and local historian, Hale: MS of 'Hale Fellows' (A445)

West Sussex Record Office

  • Sheila Kaye-Smith (1887-1956), writer (addnl): papers 20th cent (Acc 12836)
  • Stuart Peter Brodie Mais (1885-1975), writer and broadcaster: papers (Acc 12832)


British Film Institute, Special Collections

  • Adey Brunel (1865-1946), mother of Adrian Brunel, playwright and writer: original fiction, plays, poems, corresp and notes

British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Laurence Edward Alan Lee (1914-1997), author: papers

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • George Henry Borrow (1803-1881), author: the Sir Angus Fraser collection of MSS of or rel to Borrow 1825-1992 (Acc.12091)
  • Stewart Conn (b 1936), poet and playwright: literary papers 1961-99 (Acc.12098)
  • Sir Alastair Mactavish Dunnett, author and journalist (addnl): corresp and papers c1960-80 (Acc.12136)
  • Dorothy Dunnett, nee Halliday, Lady Dunnett, author and painter: literary and personal papers c1950-2000 (Acc.12135)
  • Jean Bell Shaw Evans, nee Patrick, author as Jane Shaw: literary papers 1928-71 (Acc.12060)
  • Alasdair James Gray, author and artist (addnl): corresp and literary papers c1996-2001 (Acc.12108)
  • Christopher Murray Grieve, poet as Hugh MacDiarmid: letters, mainly to Ernest Brooks and Barbara Niven 1936-83 (Acc.12074)
  • Christopher Murray Grieve, poet as Hugh MacDiarmid: MSS collected for an American edition of his poems c1941 (Acc.12058)
  • Kathleen Jamie, author and poet (addnl): literary papers 1978-98 (Acc.12107)
  • Allan Campbell MacLean, author: literary papers 1960-89 (Acc.12134)
  • Aonghas MacNeacail, poet, writer and broadcaster (addnl): literary papers c1996-2001 (Acc.12072)
  • David Morrison, librarian and literary editor (addnl): literary papers 1977-2001 (Acc.12112)
  • Dame Muriel Sarah Spark, nee Camberg, author (addnl): literary and personal papers 1932-2001 (Acc.12082)
  • Alan Spence, author and poet: literary corresp and papers 1971-2001 (Acc.12079)
  • Emma Christina Tennant, author: literary papers c1980-2002 (Acc.12143)
  • Scottish Text Society: minutes, corresp and papers 1884-1969 (Acc.12146)

National Library of Wales

  • Sam Adams (b 1934), poet, critic and editors: letters to him from Welsh literary figures (GB 210 SADAMS)
  • Gordon Bottomley (1874-1948), poet and dramatist: letters to Leslie Harries (NLW MS 23876 C)
  • Tony Curtis (b 1946), poet (addnl): papers (Tony Curtis Papers)
  • Islwyn Ffowc Elis (b 1924), novelist: papers (GB 210 ISFFEL)
  • Ronald Stuart Thomas (1913-2000), poet: letters to Eric S Quayle (NLW MS 23699)
  • Peggy Eileen Arabella Whistler (1909-1958), afterwards Williams, novelist, poet and artist called Margiad Evans: corresp and papers (NLW MS 23893)


Royal Institution of Cornwall

  • Netherton & Worth, printers, Truro (addnl): ms short stories submitted by various authors for publication in The Cornish Almanack 20th cent (CLG/2002/15)


Birmingham University Information Services, Special Collections Department

  • Walter Ernest Allen, novelist, literary critic and broadcaster (addnl): carbon typescript of 'Blind Man's Ditch' c1936-38 (MS2/1/3)
  • Margaret May Braithwaite, nee Masterman, writer: literary and other papers 1887-c1949 (MS122)
  • David Tipton, poet and author (addnl): literary papers 1975-2002 (TIP)

Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • VN Datta, historian of India (addnl): letters from various correspondents incl EM Forster and Lord Dacre (Add MS 9578 (addl))
  • Laurence Housman, poet: letters to Leslie Harries1943-45 (Add MS 9563/61-70)
  • Richard Green Moulton, literary scholar: letters to Miss Marriott 1887-1905 (Add MS 9563/72-82)

Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre

  • Sir William Deakin (b 1913), historian: corresp and papers rel to his work on Sir Winston Churchill's 'Marlborough: His Life and Times' (DEAK)

Cambridge University: King's College Archive Centre

  • Brynhild Popham, nee Olivier: misc letters from JM Keynes, Gerald Shove and others 1909-21
  • Charleston Collection (addnl): further corresp of Julian Bell (1908-37), Vanessa Bell (1879-1961) and Duncan Grant (1885-1978) (CHA)

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

  • Edward Verall Lucas (1868-1938), author and publisher (addnl): family and literary papers (Misc.2001/2002: 114)

Exeter University Library (Special Collections)

  • Ronald Frederick Delderfield (1912-1972), author: mss of 'To Serve them all my days' and 'Give us this day' (EUL MS203)
  • Daphne du Maurier (1907-1989), novelist (addnl): TSS corrected by her editor (EUL MS206)
  • George Louis Malmella Busson du Maurier (1834-1896), artist and novelist: drawings and illustrations for literary works and literary papers, also some rel to du Maurier family (EUL MS207)

Glasgow University Library, Special Collections Department

  • Alasdair Gray, author and artist (addnl): papers incl articles and corresp 1951-2002 (MS Gen)
  • Edwin George Morgan, poet (addnl): corresp and papers 1991-2000 (MS Morgan)

Hull University, Brynmor Jones Library

  • Andrew Motion, poet: corresp with Philip Larkin 1978-85

London Metropolitan University: The Women's Library

  • Phyllis A Deakin (d 1997), journalist (addnl): folder of published and MS poems with corresp from potential publishers, press cuttings and correps rel to gift by Queen to Women's City Club (7/PAD)
  • Jean Scott Rogers (1908-2000), author: personal diaries (37) (7/JSR)
  • The Women's Press: editorial, publicity and production files 1985-96 (6/TWP)
  • Bernard Dobson (1947-1979), writer and Ethel Edith Mannin (1900-1984), afterwards Reynolds, writer: corresp reflecting the relationship between Dobson and Mannin referring to their daily lives, her career, literature, mutual friends and presscutting (7/BDO)

Manchester University: John Rylands Library

  • Anthony Edward Dyson (1928-2002), literary critic and gay rights campaigner: corresp and papers, incl files rel to the publication of Critical Quarterly (Acc 2002/24)
  • Norman Cornthwaite Nicholson (1914-1987), poet (addnl): manuscript containing poems and images created by the poet (Acc 2002/01)
  • Kathleen Jessie Raine, poet: letters to Neil Curry 1983-92 (Acc 2002/02)
  • Carcanet Press, publishers (addnl): corresp, bookfiles and other records c1990-2000 (Acc 2002/15, 18)
  • University of Manchester Philological Club: minute books 1923-73 (Acc 2001/14)

Nottingham University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections

  • Richard Warwick Bond, literary scholar: research notes c1890-1910 (ACC 1782)
  • David Herbert Lawrence, poet, novelist and essayist (addnl): Samuel Roth edition of 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' with revisions by Martin Secker 1930 (ACC 1762)

Oxford University: St Antony's College, Middle East Centre

  • Avi Shlaim, historian: unedited typescipt of the book The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World 1995-99 (GB165-0348)

Reading University Library

  • Maurice Girodias (1919-1990), publisher and proprietor of the Olympia Press, Paris: papers
  • Edward Harold Physick (1878-1972), poet and Milton scholar called EH Visiak: business and personal corresp, newspaper reviews, cuttings, notebooks, family papers and some typescripts
  • Ian Serraillier (1912-1994), children's author: papers incl corresp, typescripts, proofs, notebooks, poems, photographs and cuttings
  • Jean Young, lecturer in Icelandic literature: papers incl MSS poems, corresp, typescript copy of her translation of Snorri Sturlson c1932-83
  • Misc collection of papers rel to Mary Montgomery Currie (1843-1905), novelist, poet and essayist known as Violet Fane, incl corresp, diaries kept by her mother and MSS of Fane's works

Sheffield University Library

  • Sir William Empson, poet and professor of English literature: appointment diaries and corresp c1960-69 (MS 292)

Trinity College Dublin

  • John Stewart Collis (1900-84), author: papers (MS 11177)

University of Bristol Information Services: Special Collections

  • HDF Kitton: letters rel to Penguin Classics series 1944-52 (DM 1938)

University of Wales Bangor, Department of Manuscripts and Archives

  • Ronald Stuart Thomas (1913-2000), poet (addnl): letters (Acc A-2002-2, A-2002-9)