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Major accessions to repositories in 2007 relating to Literary History


Centre for Kentish Studies

  • Kent Writers Federation: minutes, corresp and financial papers incl material rel to Connections magazine 1993-2007 (Acc 7260)

Conwy Archive Service

  • Ivor Wynne Jones, journalist and author: research files, personal papers c1950-2007 (CX288, CP286)

Cumbria Record Office and Local Studies Library, Whitehaven

  • Frank Carruthers, journalist and writer: press cuttings, scrap books, typescripts, corresp, photographs and research notes c1960-1999 (YDX 471)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Robert Malise Bowyer Nichols, poet: letters to Alban Dobson 1930-33 (9713)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • John Wilton Haines, poet, botanist and solicitor: corresp with poets and others 1902-1959 (D10828)

Gwynedd Archives, Meirionnydd Record Office

  • Ivor Wynne Jones, journalist and author: papers (6410)

Hillingdon Local Studies and Archives

  • Ron Edwards, local historian and author: papers 20th cent (ADB/07/04)

London Metropolitan Archives: City of London

  • Mary Augusta Ward, novelist called Mrs Humphrey Ward and social worker: corresp incl letters from Duke of Bedford and John Passmore Edwards, speeches and articles rel to Passmore Edwards Settlement and associated organisations; Dorothy Mary Ward's corresp rel to Mary Ward Settlement and Coram's Fields and Harmsworth Memorial Playground 1889-1921 (B07/72)
  • Marylebone Magistrates Court: consents to marry, adoptions, domestic court maintenance proceedings orders and registers, letter books and records rel to Wells Street magistrates court incl registers 1884-1988 (B07/026)

Southampton Archives Office

  • Leslie John Thomas, author: additional MSS of novels and short stories c1990-2005 (6825)

Surrey History Centre

  • Leatherhead Literary Society: records incl minutes, programmes and scrapbook 1972-2006 (8246)

Warwickshire County Record Office

  • Willes family of Newbold Comyn: Willes family literary papers 18th cent-19th cent (CR 4151)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Kirklees

  • Glenna Welsh, poet: records 2002-2006 (WYK1396)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds

  • Muriel Berry, poet and writer: personal papers 1894-1997 (WYL2165)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield

  • Brian Lewis, critic, writer, poet and painter: papers 2002-2004 (WYW1447)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Richard Jefferies Society: minutes, reports, research material and other papers 1949-2005 (3573)


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Beryl Bainbridge, actress and writer: corresp and papers 1925-2004 (Add. 83729-83829)
  • Quentin Claudian Stephen Bell, author, art critic and Julian Heward Bell, poet: 'The Charleston Bulletin' and related papers 1923-1927 (Add. 83316-83332)
  • Angela Olive Carter, author and journalist: letters to Simon Watney 1983-1991 (Add. 83682)
  • Eleanor Farjeon, author: additional papers 1888-2003 (Add. 83077-83196)
  • Grace Higgins, housekeeper to Clive and Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant: papers 1900-2001 (Add. 83198-83258)
  • Edward James Hughes, poet: letters to Rosemarie Rowley 1993-1998 (Add. 83260)
  • Edward James Hughes, poet, Sylvia Plath, poet and novelist,and Leonard Baskin, sculptor: additional corresp and literary MSS 1958-2000 (Add. 83684-83698)
  • Harold Alfred Manhood, author: corresp and papers 1928-1971 (Add. 83261-83314)
  • Harold Edward Monro, poet, editor and bookseller: additional corresp and papers, incl material rel to Poetry Bookshop 1900-1970 (Add. 83357-83382)
  • Kathleen Jessie Raine, poet: letters to George Every 1945-1970 (Add. 83356)
  • James Augustus St John, author and traveller: journal 1821-1822 (Add. 82960)
  • John Stanier Waller, 7th Bt, author, poet and journalist: corresp and papers 1939-1996 (Add. 83333-83355)
  • Sir Angus Frank Johnstone Wilson, novelist: family photographs 1883-1999 (Add. 83700-83728)

British Library, Sound Archive

  • William Empson, poet and professor of English Literature: interview 1970 (C1234)

National Library of Ireland

  • Robert Brennan, Irish republican and diplomatist: papers incl typescript copies of novels, short stories, plays and memoirs 20th cent (Acc 6375)
  • Dorothy Molloy Carpenter, artist and poet: further literary papers 1970-2004 (Acc 6642)
  • Philip Casey, poet and author: papers, mainly literary MSS c1970-2000 (Acc 6680)
  • Austin Clarke, poet: collected papers rel to his early writings 1917-30 (Acc 6377)
  • Maurice Stewart Collis, writer: original holograph MS of his three autobiographies, with other literary papers and corresp with Faber & Faber 1951-1969 (Acc 6611)
  • Paul Durcan, poet and author: corresp, notebooks and literary papers (Acc 6618)
  • James Augustine Joyce, poet, novelist and playwright: additional papers, drafts of Finnegan's Wake 1923 (Acc 6626)
  • Mary Nesta (Molly) Keane, novelist and playwright: letters to James Roose-Evans 1988-94 (Acc 6461)
  • Benedict Kiely, author and broadcaster: additional papers 1964-99 (Acc 6477)
  • Bernard MacLaverty, author: personal and literary corresp and papers 1930-2005 (Acc 6474)
  • Niall Montgomery, architect and literary critic: papers collected by him and James Montgomery incl corresp from WB Yeats, Samuel Beckett, Jack B Yeats, Dylan Thomas and others 1936-87 (Acc 6475)
  • Agnes O'Farrelly, writer and promoter of Irish language: papers rel to her involvement with the Celtic League and the Camogie Association (Acc 6643)
  • Colm Toibin, writer: literary archive incl corresp, etc 20th cent (Acc 6393)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Ian Abbot, poet and writer: corresp and papers 1968-2002 (Acc.12736)
  • Margaret Elphinstone, author: additional research papers and drafts of the novel "Light" c2004-05 (Acc.12865)
  • Mollie Hunter, novelist: additional literary papers 1967-2001 (Acc.12792)
  • James Peebles Ewing Kennaway, author: further literary and personal papers 20th cent (Acc.12760)
  • John Manson, crofter and poet: corresp and papers 1956-2006 (Acc.12723)
  • Sir Theodore Martin, biographer: misc letters c1863-89 (Acc.12726)
  • Sir Theodore Martin, biographer: letters to James Maclehose 1874-81 (Acc.12727)
  • David Morrison, librarian and literary editor: additional literary papers c1995-2006 (Acc.12731)
  • Sydney Goodsir Smith, poet and playwright: additional papers c1970-79 (Acc.12874)
  • Gael Lundin Turnbull, poet and doctor: letters to members of his family 1944-98 (Acc.12754)
  • Gael Lundin Turnbull, poet and doctor: letters to Roy Fisher 1956-2004 (Acc.12755)
  • Eneas Mackay, bookseller and publisher, Stirling: publisher's file relating to MacKay's edition of Robert Kirk's "Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns and Fairies" 1931-33 (Acc.12750)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • Marion Eames, novelist: papers incl drafts, diaries and corresp (Papurau Marion Eames)
  • Julia Ann Hatton, novelist: contemporary notebook containing copies of works 1764-1838 (MS 23958)
  • Hugh Hughes, Welsh-language poet: holograph manuscript of poetry entitled "Llyfr Melyn Tyfrydog" 1693-1776 (MS 23969)
  • Thomas Jones, Welsh-language poet and genealogist: genealogy of the price family of Gogerddan, co Cardigan 1598 (MS 23971)
  • Robert Gerallt Jones, poet, novelist and critic: papers incl corresp (Papurau R. Gerallt Jones)

Royal Naval Museum

  • John Frederick Thomas Jane, author, journalist and illustrator: corresp, mainly with his literary agent WH Colles 1879-1915 (2007.12)


Birmingham University Information Services, Special Collections Department

  • Herbert Edwin Clarke, poet: volume containing working drafts and copies (c90) of published and unpublished poems 1872-1891 (MS328)

Bradford University: JB Priestley Library

  • John Boynton Priestley, novelist, playwright, essayist and broadcaster: additional records incl corresp and photographs c1910-2007 (PRI)

Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • Theodore Wilson Harris (b 1921), author: working papers for his novel 'The Ghost of Memory' (MS Add. 9764)
  • Siegfried Loraine Sassoon, poet and author: MS book of poems called 'Wonted Themes', with letter to HM Tomlinson 1953 c1953 (MS Add. 9773)
  • Family papers of the Macdonald sisters, who married Sir Edward Poynter, Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Alfred Baldwin (father of Stanley Baldwin) and John Lockwood Kipling (father of Rudyard Kipling) c1837-1925 (MS Add. 9774)

Cambridge University: King's College Archive Centre

  • Rosamond Nina Lehmann, novelist: further personal and family corresp and papers 1890-1990

Dundee University Archive, Records Management and Museum Services

  • Andrew Murray Scott, author: literary works, publications, corresp, submissions and proposals 1978-2007 (2007/281)

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

  • Norman Frederick Hidden, teacher and poet: letters from: William Plomer rel to Poetry Society, Basil Bunton, and Basil Bunting to Dick Russell 1968-72 (BUN, PLO)

Exeter University Library (Special Collections)

  • Patricia Beer, poet and writer: literary and personal papers 20th cent (MS 335)
  • Frederick W Clayton, classicist and Shakespeare scholar: literary papers 20th cent (MS 300 add 2)
  • Reginald John Clemo, poet: additional personal papers 20th cent (MS 68 add 5)
  • Margaret Hilda Penn, author: additional corresp, notes, manuscripts and typescripts 20th cent (MS 73 add 3-4)
  • Arvon Foundation, creative writing charity: papers of London office and regional centres 1967-1999 (MS 329)

Hull University Archives

  • Philip Arthur Larkin, poet: additional Larkin family corresp, incl letters to Larkin's parents, Eva and Sydney and his sister Catherine 1936-1977 (DLN)

Liverpool University: Special Collections and Archives

  • Adrian Henri, poet and painter: additional corresp, drafts, photos and publications 1987-2000 (Henri)
  • Roger McGough, poet: corresp, drafts, photos and publications 1967-2000 (McGough)
  • Brian Patten, poet: corresp, drafts, photos and publications 1967-2000 (Patten)

London University: School of Oriental and African Studies Library

  • Robert Fraser, professor of English Literature: records incl play scripts rel to time as lecturer at the University College of Cape Coast, Ghana 1971-1979 (MS 380889)

London University: Senate House Library

  • William Cobbett MP, author, journalist and publisher: scrapbook with corresp 1831-1832 (MS1079/4/2)

Manchester University: John Rylands Library

  • William Harrison Ainsworth, novelist: papers from the Joseph Hunt collection 1825-1878 (2007/028)
  • Charles Brian Cox, professor of English: additional papers incl poetry working papers, tax returns, literary corresp, file rel to AE Dyson and framed cartoon of Brian Cox by HM Bateman 1996-2007 (2008/002)
  • Norman Cornthwaite Nicholson, poet: papers accumulated by Nicholson's cousin Doreen Cornthwaite incl corresp and newscuttings 1968-1995 (2007/009)
  • John Francis Alexander Heath-Stubbs, poet: corresp, literary drafts and photographs c1938-2006 (2007/019, 020)
  • Elfrida Vipont, author: photograph album rel to account of trip to Austria c1920-1929 (2007/023)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House

  • Stephen Clingman, biographer: papers, mainly copies, collected while researching biography of Bram Fischer, South African lawyer and anti-apartheid activist c1980-85 (MSS. Afr.s. 2444)

St Andrews University Library

  • Robert Crawford, Professor of Modern Scottish Literature: additional papers rel to 2006 publications 2005-06 (msdep108)
  • Douglas Eaglesham Dunn (b 1942), poet and critic: literary and other papers (ms38640)

Sussex University Library Special Collections

  • David Daiches, literary critic and scholar: corresp and papers 1946-2000 (SxMs 93)
  • Alice Kipling, sister of Rudyard Kipling: printed, typescript and MS papers by Trix Kipling, used for the book 'Trix: Kipling's forgotten sister' by Lorna Lee (SxMs 90)
  • Kate Paul, writer: personal diaries and corresp, incl letters from the pop artist Derek Boshier 1958-2008 (SxMs 94)
  • Dorothy Woodman, journalist with the New Statesman: corresp and literary drafts, incl corresp and photographs of Kingsley Martin c1930-70 (SxMs 95)

University of Wales Swansea, Archives, Library and Information Services

  • Raymond Henry Williams, historian, critic and novelist: papers incl corresp, drafts of work and notebooks 1931-1988 (2007/24)