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Major accessions to repositories in 2012 relating to Literary History


Angus Archives

  • Forfar Literary Society: minute books, corresp 1933-2011 (MS1032)

Carmarthenshire Archive Service

  • John Burningham, author and illustrator: preparatory and finished artwork for his "Little Books" picture books c1970-1979 (JBu)

Conwy Archive Service

  • Griff R Jones, author: research material rel to slate quarry industry in Betws-y-Coed and Cwm Penmachno c1890-2010 (CX490)
  • Dora Parton, author: memoir of childhood and family photographs 1899-1924 (CX550, CP491)
  • William Graham Rear, author: photographs gathered in the course of his research into railway and bus history c1880-1980 (CP384)

Cornwall Record Office

  • Joseph Hambley Rowe, doctor and bard: diaries 1890-1891 (AD 2221)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Edwina Currie, politician, novelist and broadcaster: subject files incl corresp and related ephemera, court documents and related papers, corresp and legal advice c1980-1999 (D5639)
  • Writers Summer School, Swanwick: minutes, scripts, corresp and records 1948-2012 (D5886)

Dorset History Centre

  • David Alan Gould Edelsten, Brigadier, writer and countryman: photographs and papers rel to writing on country matters 1990-2010 (D.2338)
  • Thomas Hardy, novelist and poet: MS plays (transferred from Dorset County Museum) 20th cent (D/DCM)

Durham County Record Office

  • Margot Johnson, local historian and author: research notes and family records 19th - 20th cent (Acc 8018)

Glasgow City Archives

  • Glasgow Literary Club: visitors' books, magazines, membership records, constitution and rules c1850-1934 (TD1858)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Frederick William Harvey, poet: MS poems and book, letters, receipts, essays and papers c1903-1999 (D12912)

Gwynedd Archives, Caernarfon Record Office

  • Caernarfon and Gwyrafi Literary Society: corresp and minutes 1997-2010 (XM10675)

Herefordshire Record Office

  • John Edward Masefield, poet: letter, notes and photographs 1950-1967 (CO52)

Huntingdonshire Archives

  • Huntingdonshire Pen and Pencil Club: MS transactions incl poems and songs in different hands on themes such as 'Waiting' and 'Autumn', and watercolour illustrations 1867 -1868 (Accession 5539)

London Metropolitan Archives: City of London

  • Petronella Alexandrina Breinburg, author: literary MS, corresp, personal papers, photographs, cassette tapes and video c1960-2011 (B12/018)

Oxfordshire History Centre

  • Sir John Betjeman, writer: letters to Margie Geddes 1959-1982 (Acc 6139)

Peterborough Archives

  • Leslie Poles Hartley, author: photographs and presentation copies of novels c1900-1950 (Acc 2012/114)

Shropshire Archives

  • Bruce Joseph Grocott, Baron Grocott of Telford, Labour MP and Journalist: personal papers 1987-2001 (8488)

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

  • Herbert Hudson, poet: MS copies of poems, incl The Return of Piers Plowman 1931 and the Chief Constable, A Satire 1945 1920-1945 (HD2896)
  • Suffolk Poetry Society: records, incl minutes and corresp 20th cent (GC820)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • Ethel Rosate Lunn, poet: poetry and corresp (D/D Z 166)

West Sussex Record Office

  • Claude Grahame Muncaster, artist, writer and broadcaster: papers 20th cent (Acc 16806)

Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

  • Henry Sydney Grazebrook, genealogist writer On Heraldry: letter book 1836-1896 (BA14061)


British Film Institute, Special Collections

  • Doreen Montgomery, writer: scripts 1960-1969

British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Hilda Haden-Guest, first wife of Richard (later Baron) Haden-Guest: corresp incl George Bernard Shaw, Rudyard Kipling and AA Milne 1894-1976
  • Lee Harwood, poet: papers c1955-2012 (Add MS 88998)
  • Afsa Horner, journalist: memoirs and typescript c1950-2012 (Add MS 88997)
  • Edward James Hughes, poet: Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath trial papers c1970-1989 (Add MS 88993)
  • Keith Spencer Waterhouse, writer: records c1929-2009 (Add MS 88982)

National Army Museum Templer Study Centre

  • Hodgson & Co, book auctioneers, London: corresp from employees who served in the British Army during World War One, thanking Sidney and John Hodgson for paying allowances and giving news of the writers' situations 1914-1919 (2012-10-18)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Joseph Chiari, poet and playwright: literary papers 1937-89 (Acc.13331)
  • Kenna Crawford, artist: letters from George Mackay Brown and literary papers 1986-94 (Acc.13344)
  • Sir Patrick Michael Leigh Fermor, author, scholar and soldier: papers 20th cent-21st cent (Acc.13338)
  • Alastair David Shaw Fowler, poet and scholar: additional personal and literary papers 1959-2009 (Acc.13309)
  • Arnold Kemp, journalist: personal and family papers 1960-2002 (Acc.13323)
  • Don Paterson, poet, writer and musician: additional digital archive and notebooks 1995-2011 (Acc.13339)
  • Gael Lundin Turnbull, poet and doctor: additional literary papers 1946-2006 (Acc.13311, Acc.13322, Acc.13324)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • Gwyneth Lewis, poet: further papers incl her earliest poetry and prose work (Gwyneth Lewis Papers)
  • Berta Ruck, novelist: journal of day-today activities incl letters and printed ephemera 1934-1935 (MS 24031E)
  • Philip Edward Thomas, poet and prose writer: diary 1917 (MS 24030A)
  • Peggy Eileen Arabella Whistler, novelist, poet and artist: corresp, notebooks and other papers rel to her and her family (ex 2790 i & ii)
  • Robin Williams, broadcaster and author: papers incl corresp from Islwyn Ffowc Elis c1949-1988 (Papurau R.O.G. Williams)

Natural History Museum

  • Michael Douglas Darby, coleopterist and author: records incl corresp, completed questionnaires, press cuttings, and offprints rel to the Biographical Dictionary of British Coleopterists 1981-2009 (430616-1001)

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Library and Archives

  • Edward Augustine Ellis, mycologist and journalist: papers rel to collecting and herbarium catalogue c1960-2000 (PrP 12-0007)
  • Mary Phyllis English, medical mycologist, biographer: papers rel to Mordecai Cubitt Cooke c1970-1999 (PrP 12-0016)


Bishopsgate Institute

  • Clive Hunter Murphy, author and oral historian: papers and photographs 1940-2011 (MURPHY)

Glasgow Women's Library

  • Barbara Burford, poet, medical researcher and civil servant: corresp and papers c1980-2010 (2012-02)
  • Rosemary Manning, writer: papers incl MS, research files and photographs 1911-88 (2012-25)

Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

  • John Oliver Pearce Edgcumbe, haematologist and scholar in 18th century art and literature: research notes, corresp, and papers rel to The letters of Sir Joshua Reynolds(2000) c1980-2000 (JEd)

Seven Stories, the Centre for Children's Books

  • Olive Dehn, writer: personal papers incl manuscripts and typescripts for numerous books, scripts for Radio 4's Children's Hour and corresp with BBC, Basil Blackwell and other publishers c1933-2010 (OD)
  • Katharine Holabird, children's author: draft material and merchandising rel to the "Angelina Ballerina" picture book series c1980-2010 (KHo)
  • Elizabeth Laird, writer: draft material, research and notes c1970-2010 (ELa)


Borthwick Institute for Archives: University of York

  • George Every, historian and poet: corresp, papers, writings and commonplace book 1930s-2003 (SSM)

Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • John Armitage, editor and bookseller: corresp and papers as editor of Encyclopaedia Britannica 1949-1967 (MS Add. 9965)
  • Nicholas Barker, editor: corresp and papers (MS Add. 9984)
  • Andrew Crozier, poet: corresp 1981-1990 (MS Add. 9985)
  • Joanne Limburg, poet: drafts of poems 1991-2006 (MS Add. 9977)
  • John Peter Scupham, poet: literary manuscripts and corresp c1900-1999 (MS Add. 9941)
  • Ted Walker, poet: poems 1962-1965 (MS Add. 9986)

Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre

  • Leopold Charles Maurice Stennett Amery, politician and journalist: assorted corresp 1906-1929 (AMEL)

Cambridge University: Jesus College Archives

  • Jacob Bronowski, mathematician, poet, and humanist: literary MS and papers [transferred from University of Toronto and closed for one year for re-cataloguing] 1930-74

Cambridge University: King's College Archive Centre

  • Frances Catherine Partridge, writer and literary journalist: letters to Richard Chopping 1944-2001 (FCP)

Hull History Centre (Hull University Archives)

  • Stephen Gallagher, novelist, screen writer and director: literary papers incl drafts, outlines, research notes, audio and video material 1990s-2012 (0050 U DGA)
  • Anthony Simon Thwaite, poet: papers as literary executor of Philip Larkin 1985-2012 (0050 U DAT)

Leeds University Library, Special Collections

  • Stan Barstow, writer: corresp and newsletters of Writers' Action Group 1965-2010 (12/059)
  • Park Honan, professor and biographer: includes notebooks comprising a writer's journal manuscript and typescript corresp 1950-2011 (12/004)
  • William Oliver, deputy editor and art critic: corresp, reports, reviews, newscuttings, address book and exhibition catalogues 1927-1990 (12/055)
  • Rodney Pybus, poet: incl draft poems, corresp and papers 1960-2010 (Brotherton Collection MS 20C pybus)
  • Ken Smith, poet: MS and transcript copies of poems and prose, corresp, diaries, literary journals, books and cuttings 1966-2004 (12/051)

London University: King's College Archives

  • Bill Butler, poet and publisher: papers and corresp rel to writers incl JG Ballard, Eric Mottram, Butlers obscenity trial with court reports, notes of evidence, speeches, witness statements and photocopies of allegedly obscene publications (1968) c1960-1969 (Acc 2570)
  • Eve Denise Curie Labouisse, journalist, humanitarian and biographer of Marie Curie: videotapes of interview for documentary series, The Nobel Century made by Independent Image for BBC1 1992 (Acc 2428 and 2531)

London University: London School of Economics Library, Archives Division

  • Boni Sones, documentary maker and journalist: records rel to Women's Parliamentary Radio incl audio files and material from 2009-2011 (SONES)

London University: London School of Economics, The Women's Library

  • Edwina Currie, politician, novelist and broadcaster: papers rel to Currie's book 'What Women Want' 1990s (7EDC)

London University: Senate House Library

  • Mary Catherine Booth, writer: additional family papers incl Charles Booth diaries, 1909-1915; Mary Booth diaries, 1887-1939; financial papers, 1860-2, 1872-1914 1860-1939 (MS797)
  • Francis Rolt-Wheeler, writer and astrologer: The Twenty-Two Keys of Protection, hand-written "unique edition" for Florence Cook, incl sections "For Grace", "To Master", "To Avoid", "Protection From", and "Against sorcery", with designs of symbols c1940 (MS1185)

Manchester University: University of Manchester Library

  • Eric Homberger, writer: letters from Michael Schmidt and replies from Homberger 1973-1978 (HOM)

Newcastle University: Special Collections

  • Sid Chaplin, author: papers incl corresp, draft and published works, photographs and material rel to his death, his widow and his son 1946-2009 (SC)

Nottingham University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections

  • Stephen Lowe, playwright: scripts for screenplays, plays and television episodes and edited anthologies and poetry c1970-1990 (SJL)

Oxford Brookes University: Special Collections

  • Ada Nettie Lewis, journalist: papers incl books, diaries, account books, press cuttings, letters and photographs of her life and career as 'Jane Doe' c1910-50 (JD)
  • Man Booker Prize for Fiction: additional records incl corresp, minutes, publicity material, photographs and material rel to award ceremony and judging process 2002-11 (BP)

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

  • Trevor Hearl, teacher, writer and historian: papers rel to the island of St Helena c1589-2007 (MSS. Atlan. s. 23)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Western Manuscripts

  • Caroline Gellibrand, wife of Thomas Gellibrand, Sherrif of Madras: commonplace book, mostly copied extracts but some original poetry 1818-26 (6991)
  • Elizabeth Joan Jennings, poet: letters and cards to Anthony and Ann Thwaite c1950-69 (6774)
  • Anne Glyn-Jones, author: research notes rel to her biography of Harold Macmilllan, covering 1940-63 2012 (6838)
  • Hugh Ottaway, writer on music: corresp and papers incl typescripts of his writings c1950-79 (7073)
  • Oxford Philological Society: minutes 19th-20th cent (6970)
  • Tilling Society, society for celebrating the literary works of EF Benson: papers 1982-2006 (6840)

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

  • Ian Skeet, author: slides and cinefilms rel to the Middle East, specifically Oman, Aden, Yemen and Qatar 1959-71 (0329)

Sheffield University Library

  • Arthur Eaglestone, writer: papers rel to life and works as worker in the Yorkshire steel and mining industries, incl MS and printed works, radio broadcast scripts, corresp, personal and family papers 1920s-1990s (MS 425)
  • Barry Hines, author: papers, incl television, film and play scripts, photographs, drafts and proofs 1957-2012 (MS 389)

Strathclyde University Archives

  • Laurie Flynn, journalist and independent film maker: files rel to the Cape Asbestos Co, Central Asbestos, Glasgow shipyards and building construction c1966-96 (Acc 1314)

Sussex University Library Special Collections

  • Rose Hacker, socialist, writer and campaigner: papers incl working drafts, holiday journals, corresp, newspaper articles and photographs, with taped interviews and talks 1937-2007 (SxMOA99/121)

Swansea University Archives

  • Bernard Acworth, submariner, author and journalist: personal papers rel to "Back to Coal Campaign" incl drawings of ships c1931-1942 (2012/18)
  • Amy Dillwyn, novelist and industrialist: personal papers incl corresp 1863-1981 (2012/11)

University of Birmingham: Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections

  • Philip Callow, novelist: drafts of poetic, dramatic and autobiographical work, papers and artwork c1951-2004 (MS840)
  • Jean Overton Fuller, poet, biographer: corresp and papers 1967-2004 (MS859)
  • Gladys Bertha Stern, playwright journalist and author: typescript of 'The Matriarch' with revisions c1928 (MS842)

University of Bristol: Theatre Collection

  • Claire Booker, playwright: scripts, corresp and papers (2012/0046, 2012/0062)

University of East Anglia Archives Department

  • Gary Edric Armitage, novelist: MS, typescripts and proofs of short story writing, novels, novellas and screenplays 1982-2005 (RE)

University of Exeter Library (Special Collections)

  • Rupert Croft-Cooke, author: corresp, photographs, unpublished play, papers rel to 'The Sensual World', film stills for 'The Seven Thunders' 1950-1999 (MS 232 add 2)
  • John Holroyd-Doveton, writer: research material for 'Young Conservatives' c1996 (MS 401)
  • Daphne Du Maurier, novelist: personal papers incl family photographs, corresp, certificates and fan mail 1907-1989 (MS 207 add 5)
  • Daphne Du Maurier, novelist: typescript short story 'The Rendezvous' 1940-1959 (MS 400)
  • John Moat, writer and artist: papers rel to the Arvon Foundation and additional MS literary papers 1950-2001 (MS 410, MS 230 add 5)

University of Reading: Special Collections

  • Samuel Barclay Beckett, author and dramatist: MS draft, typescript and galley proofs of 'The North' (1961) and corrected proofs of the Collected Poems of Samuel Beckett (2011) 1961 (MS 5478, MS 5479)
  • John Hampson, novelist: additional corresp and manuscripts c 1930-1950 (MS 5465)
  • Margaret Emma Faith Irwin, writer: manuscripts and typescripts mostly of 'Great Lucifer' 1955-1960 (MS 5464)
  • Frances Woodford, poet: letters to Commodore Paul Bigelow 1953-1960 (MS 5469)

University of the Arts London: University Archives and Special Collections

  • Teal Archive Triggs, professor and writer: exhibition paperwork and catalogues, corresp, posters and digital records, 12" vinyl 2005-2011 (ASCC-2012-02)