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Major accessions to repositories in 2008 relating to Literary History


Barnsley Archive and Local Studies Department

  • Barnsley Literary Society: minutes, attendance register, accounts, corresp and other records 1858-1866 (A/3196/G)

Bolton Archive and Local Studies Service

  • William John Francis Naughton, author and playwright: notes rel to Alfie, Wigan to Rome and Neither Use nor Ornament 1960 (Acc No 2067)

Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre

  • Kentish Town Literary Society: minutes 1898-1906

Cornwall Record Office

  • Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch, novelist and literary scholar: additional papers 1890-1944 (AD1890)

Devon Record Office

  • Joan Mary Bishop, diarist and writer: diaries, journals, essays, short stories and notes 1987-2005 (7393)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Lilian Joyce Gower Glover, antiquarian bookseller and children's author: family papers and story typescripts c1860-1981 (ACC 10064)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • John Cecil Moore, author: additional corresp, literary mss and papers 1930-1970 (D8451)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Winchester and Hampshire Scientific and Literary Society: annual reports and material rel to members, events, meetings and finance 1871-1939 (94A08W)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • Leicester Writers Club: minutes, corresp, president's files and other records 1971-1996 (DE7620)

London Metropolitan Archives: City of London

  • Pollinger Ltd, authors agents, London: papers incl corresp, accounts, permissions and authors' contracts 1935-2004 (B08/076)

Manchester Archives and Local Studies

  • Edward Edwards, librarian and biographer: additional corresp and papers 1836-1903 (M379)
  • Playwrights' Workshop, Manchester: records incl corresp and scripts 1948-1971 (2008/75)

Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

  • Plymouth Writers Club: notes on club by founder (Adele Ziolkowski, previously Scammel, nee Ward) 1996 (G166)

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

  • George Heath, the Moorland Poet: MS notebooks containing poems and other notes, letters, newspaper cuttings, papers rel to his life and work 1844-1869 (D6857)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Kirklees

  • Spen Valley Literary and Scientific Society: additional records, incl corresp, agreements and reports 1911-1950 (WYK1461)


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Alfred Alvarez, author: corresp and papers 1948-2000 (Add. 88482-88611)
  • Sir Michael de Courcy Fraser Holroyd, biographer: corresp and papers rel to biography of George Bernard Shaw 1880-2004 (Add. 84876-85264)
  • Hugh Kingsmill Lunn, writer: papers and corresp 1895-1987 (Add. 85323-95)
  • Andrew Motion, poet: papers 1969-1998 (Add. 87373-87451)
  • Elizabeth Dilys Powell, film critic and author: papers 1898-2004 (Add. 87608-87714)
  • George R Price, editor: papers 20th cent (Add. 84115-48126)
  • Alice Marion Trusted: papers incl corresp rel to Michael Field, joint pen name of Katharine Harris Bradley and Edith Emma Cooper 1884-1944 (Add. 84071-84077)
  • Kenneth Peacock Tynan, literary consultant of the National Theatre: papers 20th cent (Add. 87715-88472)
  • Sir John Evelyn Leslie Wrench, author and politician: family albums 1868-1939 (Add. 86547-68)

Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • Albert Frederick Hird, journalist: diaries rel to employment at The Daily Express and life in London 1939-1951

Manx National Heritage Library

  • Isle of Man Authors Group: records incl minutes, newsletters and ephemera 1983-2008 (MS 11923)

National Library of Ireland

  • Leslie Daiken, Irish socialist journalist and poet: playscripts, corresp, cuttings and material rel to Jewish publications (Acc 6784)
  • Gregory Delanty, writer: working notes, drafts, personal corresp and other papers late 20th cent (Acc 6810)
  • Roddy Doyle, writer: drafts, proofs, scripts and screenplays rel to various novels, plays, childrens' books and short stories 1980-2007 (MSS Collection List 135)
  • Robert Greacen, Irish poet: additional papers (Acc 6781, 6796)
  • John Horgan, Irish journalist and biographer: corresp and personal papers c1970-2008 (Acc 6785, 6817)
  • Benedict Kiely, author and broadcaster: corresp, press cuttings, diaries, poems, photographs (Acc 6766)
  • Louis Napoleon Le Roux, biographer: research papers and corresp rel to his biographies of Thomas Clarke and Padraig Pearse c1930-38 (MS 44,683-684; 44,688-694)
  • Tom MacIntyre, Irish writer: journals (Acc 6771)
  • John Montague, Irish poet: draft poems, corresp, proofs and working library late 20th cent (Acc 6840)
  • George Bernard Shaw, author and playwright: letters (15) to AJ Marriott, Fabian 1892-1928 (Acc 6762)
  • William Butler Yeats, poet and playwright: letters (12) to Cecil Harmsworth 1926-38 (Acc 6846)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • George Mackay Brown, author: letters to Michael Curtis 1976-88 (Acc.12913)
  • Ron Butlin, writer and journalist: literary papers 1967-2006 (Acc.12923)
  • Robert Andrew Crampsey, writer, teacher and broadcaster: literary papers, broadcasts and press-cuttings 1970-98 (Acc.12980)
  • Gavin Buchanan Ewart, poet: corresp and literary papers 1939-2005 (Acc.12908)
  • Alasdair James Gray, author and artist: MSS, typescripts, proofs and corresp for the novel "Old Men in Love" 1995-2007 (Acc.12899)
  • Andrew Greig, author and mountaineer: further literary papers c2002-07 (Acc.12958)
  • Doug Johnstone, author: literary papers rel to "Tombstoning" and "The Ossians" 2003-06 (Acc.12999)
  • Joseph Todd Gordon Macleod, poet as Adam Drinan, writer and broadcaster: personal corresp c1933-55 (Acc.12964)
  • Ewan Morrison, writer: literary papers 1995-2008 (Acc.12940)
  • Tom Pow, author and poet: literary papers 2002-2007 (Acc.12950)
  • Sydney Goodsir Smith, poet and playwright: literary papers including notebooks, manuscripts, typescripts, proofs and related corresp 1938-1964 (Acc.12937)
  • Alice Thompson, author: literary papers 1993-2008 (Acc.12961)
  • Scottish Poetry Library: additional papers c2005-07 (Acc.12897)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • William Richard Philip George, solicitor, writer and Archdruid of Wales: papers incl diaries, corresp and literary works (W. R. P. George Papers)
  • Alan James Gulson, novelist: autograph MS of novella "The White Violet" c1880 (NLW MS 23972)
  • Dylan Thomas, poet and prose writer: additional collected papers incl family corresp and letters to Charles Fisher (Jeff Towns Collection: Dylan Thomas Papers)
  • Helen Thomas, wife of Edward Thomas, poet: MS chapter 'Quick March' from her book World Without End c1931 (NLW MS 23987)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

  • Sam Burnside, poet and arts campaigner: papers rel to Londonderry arts incl material rel to the development of the Verbal Arts Centre; the Workers Education Authority, the Arts Council, Voluntary Arts Ireland; the Western Education and Library Board and the John Hewitt Summer School. 1970-2005 (D4434)


Seven Stories, the Centre for Children's Books

  • David Almond, writer: notes, drafts and proofs rel to 'Heaven Eyes' and 'My Dad's a Birdman' 1995-2008 (DA)
  • Dorothy Craigie, author: illustrations (24) for 'The Little Train' by Graham Greene 1946 (DC)
  • Polly Dunbar, illustrator: artwork, sketches for 'My Dad's a Birdman' by David Almond c2006 (PoD)
  • Leon Garfield, writer: papers, printed material, illustrations (4) by Anthony Maitland and Fritz Wegner c1964-96 (LG)
  • Adle Geras, writer: drafts, corresp and proof rel to published titles for children 1983-2006 (AG)
  • Judith Kerr, writer and illustrator: early artwork from childhood and art school; artwork for two unpublished books; sketches and preparatory material; finished artwork for 24 published titles for children c1932-2007 (JK)
  • John Lawrence, illustrator: drawings and prints for books written by Robert Westall, Kevin Crossley-Holland, Martin Waddell, Christine Butterworth and Philip Pullman c1991-2008 (Jla)
  • Kim Lewis, writer and illustrator: artwork, pre-publication records inc sketches and dummy books 1990-2005 (KL)
  • Robert Geoffrey Trease, author: research records, notes, drafts, corresp and proofs c1930-90 (GT)
  • Martin Waddell, writer: drafts, pre-publication material for picture books and educational books 1972-2008 (MW)


Aberdeen University, Special Libraries and Archives

  • Sheena Blackhall, poet: papers, incl letters from Angus Calder 1987-2004 (Acc 326)

Birmingham University Information Services, Special Collections Department

  • Arnold Rattenbury, poet and exhibition designer: papers rel to literary, personal and exhibition work 1940s-1990s (MS556)

Bradford University: JB Priestley Library

  • Jessie Jacquetta Hawkes, author and archaeologist: corresp and photographs 1919-1988 (HAW)
  • John Boynton Priestley, writer: additional records incl corresp and photographs 1934-2008 (PRI)

Bristol University: Theatre Collection

  • Kathleen Freeman, scholar and novelist as Mary Fitt: playscripts and short stories (with Dr Liliane Clopet) (2008/0006)

Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • Janice Elliott, novelist: letters to Hugh and Phoebe Boyle 1978-91 (MS Add. 9789)
  • George Gomori, poet, translator and literary scholar: further corresp (MS Add. 9716 (additional))
  • John Moore (1729-1802), physician and author, Lt-General Sir John Moore (1761-1809) and Admiral Sir Graham Moore (1764-1843): corresp and papers c1766-1840 (MS Add. 9808)
  • Nicholas Moore, poet: papers, incl poetical drafts 20th cent (MS Add. 9779)
  • Sir Sydney Castle Roberts, publisher, biographer and bibliographer: letters received c1906-56 (MS Add. 9784)
  • Siegfried Loraine Sassoon, poet and author: letters from CStJ Pulley, with related items 1939 (MS Add. 9792)
  • Anne Stevenson, poet: further literary papers and corresp c1988-2008 (MS Add. 9451 (additional))

Cambridge University: King's College Archive Centre

  • Edward Morgan Forster, author: additional letters and postcards to Gladys Adcock, with news cuttings c1941-72 (EMF/18/Adcock)

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

  • Norman Frederick Hidden, teacher and poet: additional papers incl corresp with Ezra Pound, Edmund Blunden, Sir John Betjeman, Andrew Motion, Christopher Logue, Elizabeth Goudge and William Plomer 1960-80 (HID)

Exeter University Library (Special Collections)

  • Du Maurier family of Fowey: additional corresp, artistic and literary papers incl MS 'Peter Ibbotson' 20th cent (MS 207)
  • Leonard Baskin, sculptor: woodcut proofs for Gehenna Press incl work with Ted Hughes 20th cent (MS 349, MS 350)
  • Charles Stanley Causley, poet, broadcaster and teacher: proofs of poems for 'Dawn and Dusk' children's anthology and corresp with Anthony Kamm 20th cent (MS 347)
  • Sir William Gerald Golding, novelist: corresp rel to the filming of 'Lord of the Flies' 1959-2006 (MS 344)
  • Harry Kemp, poet: corresp and ephemera 1988-1995 (MS 100)
  • Tim Kendall, professor of English Literature and writer: corresp and papers as editor literary magazine 'Thumbscrew' 1994-2003 (MS 338)
  • Daphne Du Maurier, novelist: corresp and papers rel to Cornish gentry family and an error in Blount family genealogy in 'Golden Lads' 1970-1977 (MS 346)
  • Arthur Schnitzler, author: additional family corresp 1900-1930 (MS 339)

Glasgow University Archive Services

  • Charles Salter, classics and English language lecturer: notes and draft papers on literary criticism 1948-1980 (ACCN3268)

Hull University Archives

  • Stephen Gallagher, novelist, screen writer and director: papers, incl files of notes, drafts, and corresp for each project and an outline, dialogue and research notes for each novel c1970-2000 (DGA)

Leeds University Library, Special Collections

  • Sophie Hannah, author of crime fiction, poet: literary papers 1990-2007
  • Anthony Harrison, poet: literary papers 1955-1973

London Metropolitan University: The Women's Library

  • Nancie Elizabeth Berger, writer: records rel to work as a journalist and identity as a feminist and Communist 1935-1999 (7NBE)

London University: Senate House Library

  • George Webb Medley, writer: press cuttings from newspapers incl The Times and Pall Mall Gazette rel to subjects incl politics, education and economics 1875-1893 (Medley)

Manchester University: John Rylands Library

  • Jamison and Green families of Knutsford: papers incl corresp with Elizabeth Gaskell and Gaskell family (2008/023)
  • Yuan-chia Li, poet, calligrapher and photographer: personal papers 1960-1994 (2008/036)
  • Walter Strachan, poet and translator: papers rel to literary and artistic activity incl corresp with Sylvia Townsend Warner and others 1960-1999 (2008/003, 2008/035)

Nottingham University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections

  • Lascelles Abercrombie, poet and critic: letters (37) to professor Vivian de Sola Pinto c1929-1938 (MS826)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts

  • Alan Bennett, author and playwright: papers c1960-2008
  • Sir John Betjeman, poet and broadcaster: annotated books and manuscripts by and rel to Betjeman, collected by Norman Matthews
  • John Burgon Bickersteth, author: diary of prison visits to Peter Sharp 1957-77
  • Raymond Chandler, author: summaries of rights in Chandler's books (Dep. Chandler)
  • Richard Le Galliene, poet: misc manuscripts by and rel to the poet c1919-63
  • Jean Iris Murdoch, novelist and philosopher: letters to Gueneau
  • Joanna Richardson, literary biographer: papers
  • Anthony Terrell Seward Sampson, writer and journalist: papers
  • Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole, novelist: letters (24) to Frank Hollings, bookseller

Reading University Library: Special Collections

  • Roger Frith, poet and playwright: MSS, corresp and notes c1960-2005 (MS5367)
  • Bernard Spencer, poet: corresp and literary MSS 20th cent (MS5369)

Sheffield University Library

  • Peter William Redgrove, poet: literary papers 1962-1989 (MS 171, MS 255,)
  • Richard Hoggart, academic, broadcaster and writer: additional academic papers 1930-2002 (MS 247)

Sussex University Library Special Collections

  • Angus Lindsay Calder, academic and author: papers, corresp and research notes rel to work with Mass Observation c1980-99 (SxMOA 25)
  • Victoria Glendinning, author and journalist: MS of her book "Leonard Woolf: A Life", containing substantial material omitted from the published version 1880-1969 (SxMs 13)
  • Rudyard Kipling, author: letters (12) to Maitland Park, assistant editor of The Pioneer newspaper 1889-1919 (SXMS 98)
  • Rudyard Kipling, author: letters (10) to Jane Hard 1925-35 (SXMS 99)
  • Alison Light, author and historian: transcripts of interviews and other research materials rel to domestic service and the book "Mrs Woolf and the Servants" 2003-06 (SXMS 100)