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Major accessions to repositories in 2003 relating to Literary History


Conwy Archive Service

  • Penrhyn Bay Literary Society: records 1952-2003 (CX150)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Erasmus Darwin, physician botanist and poet: letters 1792-1800 (D5991/3)
  • James Montgomery (1771-1854) poet: corresp and poems (D504/151)

Essex Record Office

  • C Henry Warren, author: corresp and papers c1920-67 (D/DU 2148)
  • Victoria History of the County of Essex (addnl): working papers rel to Colchester late 20th cent (D/Z 154 addl)

Essex Record Office, Colchester and North-East Essex Branch

  • Nicholas Butler, author and journalist: working papers rel to publications about Colchester and Wivenhoe c1973-99 (D/DJ 13 addl)

Guildhall Library

  • HM Customs and Excise: letters from authors of confiscated counterfeit books, giving permission for books to be donated to lighthouse keepers, authors incl Arthur Conan Doyle, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, Jack London 1905-82 (Ms 34397)

Lancashire Record Office

  • Colne Literary and Scientific Society: records 1886-1965 (DDX 752 acc 9281)

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire Record Office

  • Leslie Bishop (d 2003), journalist, writer and poet: papers (6260)
  • Eric Tavernor Bott (c1899-c1923), poet: notebooks (6208)

Warrington Library, Museum and Archives Service

  • Warrington Literary and Philosophical Society: minutes, syallabuses of meetings, corresp and papers 1979-98 (WMS 2854)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • Dylan Thomas Society of Great Britain (addnl): records 1995-2002


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Lady Ottoline Violet Anne Morrell (1873-1938), hostess and literary patron: papers and diaries
  • Robert Malise Bowyer Nichols (1893-1944), poet: papers

National Library of Ireland

  • Padraic Colum (1881-1972), poet and playwright: literary MSS (4 vols), incl poems, a play and a story
  • Patrick Henry Pearse (1879-1916), poet and Irish nationalist: MS drafts of "The Mother" and "The Fool"
  • New Writers' Press, publishers, Dublin: records, incl corresp and literary MSS c1960-69

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • George Bruce, broadcaster and poet (addnl): corresp and literary papers 1928-2002 (Acc.12185, 12186, 12195, 12215)
  • Hugh Purves Crosbie, writer as John Carrick: corresp and papers rel to his war service 1939-45 (Acc.12197)
  • Margaret Elphinstone, author: literary papers 1984-2002 (Acc.12188)
  • Duncan Glen, poet and publisher (addnl): literary papers 1999-2002 (Acc.12199)
  • Kathleen Jamie, author and poet (addnl): literary papers 1998-2002 (Acc.12183)
  • David Morrison, librarian and literary editor (addnl): literary papers 1998-2002 (Acc.12226)
  • Tom Pow, author and poet: literary papers 1969-2003 (Acc.12233)
  • Richard Price, literary editor and poet: corresp and papers 1988-2003 (Acc.12230, 12331)
  • Alexander Scott, poet and academic (addnl): corresp and literary papers 1931-81 (Acc.12236)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • Pennar Davies, poet, novelist and academic: papers and corresp 1911-96 (Pennar Davies Papers)
  • T Harri Jones, poet: notebook of MS poems 1921-65 (NWL MS 23905B)
  • Jan Morris, travel writer: notebooks and travel literature 1926-2003 (Jan Morris papers)
  • John Cowper Powys, novelist (addnl): letters to Harlan and Jane McIntosh 1872-1963 (NLW MS 23913)
  • Dylan Thomas, poet and prose writer (addnl): unpublished letter to Harmann Peschman c1947 (NLW MS 23699)

National Museums Liverpool: Maritime Archives and Library

  • Edward Quirk: diary and poetry book describing sea voyages (DX/2157)


Aberdeen University, Special Libraries and Archives

  • Mona E Mackay: personal papers incl diaries, notebooks, MSS of unpublished short story and novel c1930-79 (ACC 019)
  • Ken Morrice, psychiatrist and poet: professional and literary papers c1940-89 (ACC 018)

Birmingham University Information Services, Special Collections Department

  • Bernard Bergonzi, author: misc collection of materials rel to David Lodge, author 1970-2002 (MS171)
  • Ernst William Hornung (1866-1921), author: literary papers (MS127)
  • David Tipton, poet and author (addnl): literary papers c1960-2002 (TIP)

Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • James Brown, author: MS of 'The Bards of the Day' 1810 and commonplace book 1811 (MS Add. 9651)
  • Guillaume de Machaut: MS of his 'Le Jugement du Roy de Behaine' (1 vol) Late 14th cent (MS Add. 9657)

Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre

  • Sir Martin John Gilbert, historian: corresp with Robert Hastings 1965-95 (GLBT)
  • Sasha Moorsom Young, Baroness Young of Dartington (addnl): corresp and literary papers c1940-92 (YONG)

Cambridge University: King's College Archive Centre

  • Charleston Papers (addnl): corresp of Arthur Clive Heward Bell (1881-1964), art critic (CHA /3)
  • Rosamond Nina Lehmann (1903-90), novelist (addnl): misc corresp and papers (MISC)

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

  • Harold Heslop (1898-1986), author: typescript copies of unpublished works (ADD)

Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections

  • Robert Nye (b 1939), poet and novelist (addnl): papers (E2003.13)

Exeter University Library (Special Collections)

  • Sir John Betjeman (1906-1984), knight, poet, writer on architecture and broadcaster (addnl): typescript poems (8) with MS annotations (MS 240)
  • John Fairfax (b 1930), writer: literary MS and papers (MS 231)
  • John Moat (b 1936), writer and artist: literary MS, papers and drawings (MS 230)
  • Lawrence Sail (b 1942), poet: literary papers (MS 212)
  • Henry Williamson, naturalist and author (addnl): letters to Stuart Petre Brodie Mais 1929-38 (MS 239)

Glasgow University Library, Special Collections Department

  • Tom Wright (1923-2002), writer: corresp, diaries, notebooks, presscuttings etc (STA)

Hull University, Brynmor Jones Library

  • Maeve Brennan (1929-2003), librarian: personal papers, incl audio-tapes and material rel to Philip Larkin
  • William Empson (1906-84), poet and professor of English literature (addnl): corresp and papers 1940-89 (DEN(3))

London University Library

  • Katherine Longley, Dickens scholar: research papers rel to the lives of Charles Dickens, Ellen Ternan and the Ternan family, incl corresp, typrescripts and notebooks c1960-1999 (MS 1003)
  • Paul Tabori (1908-74), author: articles, theatre scripts and screenplays (MS 1006)

Manchester University: John Rylands Library

  • Peter Jacob Wexler (1923-2002), academic: papers rel to the use of computers in the study of literary texts (2003/08)

Nottingham University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections

  • David Herbert Lawrence (1885-1930) poet, novelist and essayist (addnl): papers of Lucy Edwards rel to Lawrence incl corresp c1961-89 (ACC 1822)
  • David Herbert Lawrence (1885-1930) poet, novelist and essayist (addnl): letters from Frieda Lawrence to Laurence Pollinger and associated papers 1954 (ACC 1820)
  • David Herbert Lawrence (1885-1930) poet, novelist and essayist (addnl): papers from Laurence Pollinger, literary agent c1957-81 (ACC 1841)
  • John Ruskin (1819-1900) author, artist and social reformer: letters from Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore (1823-1896) Poet 1875 (ACC 1828)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts

  • Philip Arthur Larkin, poet: corresp with Judy Egerton 1954-85

Reading University Library

  • Alexander Baron (1917-99), author: corresp, literary MSS and papers
  • Taner Baybars (b 1936), poet and novelist (addnl): papers
  • James Cleugh (1891-1969), author: corresp, literary MSS and papers
  • Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie, novelist and dramatist called John Oliver Hobbes: corresp with William Francis Brown, auxiliary bishop of Southwark (addnl) 1898-1905
  • Gladys Ellen Easdale (1875-1970), author: diaries, corresp, literary MSS and papers
  • Christine Pullein-Thompson (b 1925), author: corresp, literary MSS and papers
  • Diana Pullein-Thompson (b 1925), author: corresp, literary MSS and papers
  • Josephine Pullein-Thompson (b 1924), author: corresp, literary MSS and papers
  • Alan Wykes (1914-1993), author: typescripts, notes, letters and readers' reports, etc

Trinity College Dublin

  • Maurice Stewart Collis (1889-1973), writer (addnl): literary MSS (TCD MS 11194)