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Major accessions to repositories in 2009 relating to Literary History


Ayrshire Archives

  • Kilmarnock Literary Association: records incl minutes 1854-1861 (09/52)

Bristol Record Office

  • Vernon Gay, poet, Bristol: recordings of recitals of parodies and poems with commentary notes by Mrs Olga Shotton 20th cent (44094)

Denbighshire Record Office

  • Ivor Wynne Jones, journalist and author: papers 1900-2000 (DD/DM/1694)

Devon Record Office

  • Giffard family, Earls of Halsbury: additional literary papers 1800-2000 (7544)
  • Gwendolyn Edith Connor: volumes or poetry (2) 1944, with biographical note and some later family papers 1944-2009 (7548)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Sheila Kaye-Smith, writer: letters 1922-23 (10288)
  • QueenSpark books, community publishing house, Brighton: rejected manuscripts c1980-99 (10361)

Essex Record Office

  • Judson Bonner, writer: MS copy of 'Rambles in the South of Essex' c1901 (D/DU2529)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Patrick Joseph Gregory Kavanagh, writer: corresp, scripts and papers rel to Ivor Gurney 1917-2004 (D11576)

Liverpool Record Office

  • Nicholas Monsarrat, writer: corresp, literary papers, photographs and audio visual material 1909-1995 (6281)

London Metropolitan Archives: City of London

  • Pollinger Ltd, authors agents, London: corresp and papers 1930-2008 (Acc B09/128)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Mark Cocker, naturalist and author: typescripts and proofs of 'Birds Britannica', 'Crow Country' and 'A Tiger in the Sand', recorded interviews rel to research for 'Loneliness and Time: the story of British Travel Writing' and 'Birders: Tales of a Tribe' 1989-2007 (ACC 2008/430, ACC 2009/200, ACC 2009/271)

Scottish Borders Archive and Local History Centre

  • Melrose Literary Society: accounts and membership records 1964-2004

Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch

  • W Cecil Bellinger, author and estate manager for the Rothschild family: research notes for publication 'Rushbrooke: 1938-1998' 20th cent (HD2993)

Suffolk Record Office, Lowestoft Branch

  • David Robert Butcher, author: typescripts of the publications 'Waveney Valley' (1975) and 'Following the Fish' (1987) 1975-1987 (1753:L/1928)
  • Edwin Alvis Goodwyn, author: literary and research papers 20th cent (1520:L1994)

Surrey History Centre

  • Roberta Shuttleworth, poet: personal papers, and material rel to poetry incl lecture notes 1896-1965 (8565)

West Sussex Record Office

  • Joseph Hilaire Pierre Rene Belloc, poet and author: photographs, corresp and portrait sketch of Belloc and family 1923-33 (Acc 15552)

Wigan Archives Service

  • Leigh Literary Society: records 1878-2000 (2009/4)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Friends of Alfred Williams Society: minutes, accounts, corresp and papers 1903-2008 (3779)


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Phyllis Bottome, writer: additional papers 20th cent (Add. 88921)
  • Angela Olive Carter, author and journalist: papers 1887-2002 (Add. 88899)
  • Alan Clodd, publisher and book collector: records incl papers rel to Kathleen Raine c1918-2002 (Add. 88620-74)
  • Robert Walter Cobbing, poet: papers c1900-2002 (Add. 88909)
  • Charles John Huffam Dickens, novelist and journalist: publishing and personal papers 1837-1897 (Add. 88903)
  • Ronald Harwood, writer: papers 20th cent (Add. 88881)
  • Edward James Hughes, poet: additional papers 20th cent (Add. 88918)
  • Philip Arthur Larkin, poet: papers incl paper rel to B.C. Bloomfield, Larkin's bibliographer c1900-1999 (Add. 88911)
  • Ottoline Violet Anne Morrell, hostess and literary patron: papers 1896-1938 (Add. 88886)
  • Anthony Dymoke Powell, novelist: corresp with Violet Powell and Judith Medlicott 1988-2000 (Add. 88922)
  • Kathleen Jessie Raine, poet: papers, journals and notebooks 1880-2003 (Add. 88675-856, Add. 88620-74)
  • Graham Colin Swift, author: papers c1970-2005 (Add. 88919)
  • Julian Gustave Symons, author: papers 1938-1995 (Add. 88890)
  • Meary James Thurairajah Tambimuttu, editor and poet: papers 1938-1972 (Add. 88907)
  • Alice Thornton, autobiographer: mss autobiography 1668-1707 (Add. 88897)
  • Margaret Ramsay Limited, literary agents, London: papers 1953-1992 (Add. 88915)

British Library, Sound Archive

  • Angela Aratoon, poet: recordings c2000-2010 (C1354)

Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • Charles Reginald Enock, traveller and author: diairies 1914-1918
  • Lovett Fielding Edwards, writer: notebooks 1941

National Library of Ireland

  • Richard Lovell Edgeworth, author: letters from Josiah Wedgwood, Sir Joseph Banks, Sir Humphrey Davy, Lady Morgan 1760-1817 (ACC 6908)
  • Hugo Hamilton, writer: ms drafts of novels and short stories, corresp and family papers 1940-2010 (ACC 6942)
  • Edna O'Brien, writer: papers, corresp and drafts of books and plays 2000-2010 (ACC6903)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Hamish Macmillan Brown, mountaineer and author: further papers 1961-2008 (Acc.13060)
  • Robert Burns, poet: MS of "The Battle of Sherra-Moor" 1790 (Acc.13039)
  • Samuel White Gilliland, poet: letters to him, incl c150 letters from Gerry Cambridge, some with poems and related papers c1968-2007 (Acc.13045)
  • Duncan Glen, poet and publisher: further papers c2000-09 (Acc.13068)
  • Alasdair James Gray, author and artist: further papers 1973-2008 (Acc.13021)
  • Janet Paisley, writer: literary papers 1984-2007 (Acc.13050)
  • Muriel Sarah Spark, author: further papers 1910-2005 (Acc.13071)
  • Frederick Burrows Urquhart, writer: letters to Lewis Davies 1952-95 (Acc.13052)
  • Thomas Weir, mountaineer, author and broadcaster: papers c1932-2000 (Acc.13059)
  • International PEN, Scottish Centre: further papers 2002-09 (Acc.13076)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • Margiad Evans, author: holograph poems and holograph chapters of her autobiography 1943 (NLW MS 23994F & 23997D)
  • Dylan Thomas, poet and prose writer: a manuscript letter from Dylan Thomas to Graham Greene, and a typescript of an annotated poem fragment "Into her lying-down head" by Thomas (NLW MS 23981)
  • William Wotton, Scholar: first edition of "Lexivon Islandicum" heavily annotated throughout by William Wotton 1683 (NLW MS 24002)

Royal Air Force Museum, Department of Research and Information Services

  • Chaz Bowyer, author and aviation historian: research papers 1919-1939 (X003-9923)
  • Denis George Richards, author and historian: papers (X003-9931)

Tate Gallery Archive

  • Peter Townsend, sinologist, writer and arts editor: papers incl additional records of Studio International and Arts Monthly magazines c1970-2006 (TGA 20094)


Seven Stories, the Centre for Children's Books

  • Tommy Donbavand, writer: draft and published manuscripts 2007-2008 (TD)
  • Gaye Hicyilmaz, writer: papers incl drafts, corresp and research material 1955-2006 (GHi)
  • Charlotte Hough, illustrator: draft and finished artwork 1953-1976 (CH)
  • Elinor Lyon, writer: papers incl personal papers, corresp, drafts, unpublished manuscripts 1932-2006 (EL)
  • Gillian McClure, illustrator: preliminary and finished artwork 1980-1990 (GMc)
  • Ellen Phethean, writer: corresp, draft material, notes and related papers 2002-2008 (EP)
  • Barbara Leonie Picard, writer: personal papers 1960-1970 (BLP)


Bristol University Information Services: Special Collections

  • Papers, photographs, and recordings of interviews compiled in the production of Elizabeth Wilson's book 'Shostakovich: a life remembered' (DM2219)

Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • George Gomori, poet, translator and literary scholar: further correps, incl letters from George Szirtes 1983-1998 (MS Add. 9716 (additional))
  • Thom Gunn, poet: corresp, poems and notes c1960-1970 (MS Add. 9841)
  • Ellic Paul Howe, author: papers 20th cent (MS Add. 9820)
  • Sir Francis Meynell, publisher and poet: papers (MS Add. 9813)
  • John Mole, author and poet: literary papers and corresp c1950-2000 (MS Add. 9842)
  • Nicholas Moore, poet: literary and personal papers 20th cent (MS Add. 9779 (additional))
  • Redcliffe Nathan Salaman, physiologist and Zionist: further corresp, diaries and poems of RN and Nina Salaman (MS Add. 8171 (additional))
  • Siegfried Loraine Sassoon, poet and author: diaries, prose and poetical draft manuscripts, corresp and photographs c1890-1960 (MS Add. 9852)
  • Sigfrid Henry Steinberg, historian and editor: papers 20th cent (MS Add. 9819)
  • Anne Stevenson, poet: further literary papers and corresp c 1960-2000 (MS. Add 9451 (additional))

Cambridge University: King's College Archive Centre

  • Julian Heward Bell, poet: corresp with Lettice Cautley Ramsey 1929-1940 (JHB/X/4)
  • Edward Morgan Forster, novelist and critic: record of interview with Forster by Quentin Bell
  • David Garnett, author: corresp with Frances Partridge and the Keynes family 20th cent

Exeter University Library (Special Collections)

  • Charles Stanley Causley, poet, broadcaster and teacher: letters to Derek Savage 1952-2000 (MS 357)
  • Ronald Frederick Henry Duncan, poet, playwright and librettist: literary mss librettos, corresp and artworks 20th cent (MS 371)
  • Sylvia Kantaris, poet: papers rel to seven collections of poetry and her MA thesis 1955-1993 (MS 367)
  • Daphne Du Maurier, novelist: letters to Ivan Gee 1960-1968 (MS 354)
  • Olive Katharine Parr, writer: lyrics, music, stories and papers (MS 364)
  • Hugh Glencairn Balfour-Paul, diplomat: personal, literary, family and research papers 20th cent (MS 370)
  • Henry Williamson, naturalist and author: ms of 'The Owl' 1920 (MS 356)

Liverpool John Moores University

  • Barry Miles, author: papers rel to publication of 'Paul McCartney: Many Years From Now' 1966-1997

London Metropolitan University: The Women's Library

  • Women's Writers Network: minutes, correspondence, directories, flyers, rules and promotional material 1985-2008 (6WWN)

Manchester University: John Rylands Library

  • David Arkell, author and journalist: papers rel to the management of the literary estate of David and Reginald Arkell 1997-2009 (2009/016)
  • Pierre-Sylvester Houdard, Benedictine monk and concrete poet: letters and concrete poems sent to Christopher Hobbs, production designer 1971-1981 (2009/013)
  • Grevel Lindop, poet and writer: additional literary corresp and papers incl draft poems 'Playing with Fire' 2001-2006 (2009/012)
  • Geoffrey Strachan, author and translator: corresp with publishers and author Andrei Makine, rel to Stachan's translations of Makine's novels 2000-2009 (2009/017)
  • Manchester Bibliographical Society: minutes and accounts 1963-2009 (2009/030)

Nottingham University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections

  • Joan Downar, poet: manuscript of collected poems c1970-1996 (MS 858)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts

  • Brian Wilson Aldiss, novelist: additional personal, family and publishers' corresp, and papers rel to Supertoys, AI and Kubrick, with drafts of unpublished novel c1990-2008
  • Alan Bennett, author and playwright: additional diaries and radio script of 'The Lady in the Van'
  • Mary Madge Lascelles, literary scholar: corresp with Margaret Weedon
  • Anne Barbara Ridler, author: papers
  • Clutag Press, Thame: additional papers rel to Archipelago III

Reading University Library: Special Collections

  • Andrew Britton, film critic: papers incl film criticism, lecture notes, manuscripts of published works, corresp c1970-94 (MS5377)
  • Hilda Dale, scholar of French language and literature: academic papers c1950-2000 (MS5392)
  • Ian Norrie, writer, bookseller and journalist: papers incl records of High Hill bookshop 20th cent (MS5391)

Southampton University Library

  • Edith Martha Almedingen, novelist and poet: notebooks and draft works, with papers of FM Pilkington and Kathleen Dickens (MS 15)

Sussex University Library Special Collections

  • Peter Baylis, director: photographs, letters and scripts rel to his documentary 'The worlds of Rudyard Kipling' 1880-1973 (SxMs103)
  • Rudyard Kipling, author: letters (4) to Daniel Pilkington 1917-18 (SxMs 104)

University of East Anglia Archives Department

  • Lorna Sage, professor of English literature, literary critic and author: papers rel to her teaching and writing career, with an emphasis on women authors 1971-2001 (LS)