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Major accessions to repositories in 2016 relating to Literary History


Cornwall Record Office

  • Garstin family of Penzance: personal and literary papers c1870-1979 (GN)

East Sussex Record Office

  • John Montgomery (fl 1950-1989), literary agent and journalist: papers c1950-1989 (12591)

Gwent Archives

  • Clara Jane Isabella Bettina Bailey (1865-1938): letters received incl from literary figures, with letters to Mrs Syssyllt Avis Gurney c1880-1954 (D6206)

Gwynedd Archives, Caernarfon Record Office

  • Caradog Prichard (1904-1980), poet and novelist: manuscript 'Local Memories' 1971 (XM13364)

Kingston History Centre

  • Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812-1870), novelist and journalist: letter to his uncle 1839 (KX623)
  • Robert Cedric Sherriff (1896-1975), playwright and scriptwriter: screenplay for 'Journey's End' 1939 (KX603)

London Metropolitan Archives: City of London

  • Feltham Magistrates Court: additional registers incl of related courts in Brentford, Spelthorne, Ealing, Hounslow, Wealdstone 1926-2004 (B16/192)

Orkney Archive

  • Ian MacInnes (1922-2003), artist and teacher: papers, incl corresp with George Mackay Brown 1922-2003 (AccNo 2197)

Perth and Kinross Council Archive

  • Jacobite poem relating to the Duke of Perth and others 18th cent (16/39)

Portsmouth History Centre

  • Ron Holland (fl 1980-1990), writer and designer: business records of his t-shirt company, records rel to creation of 'The Newspaper Comic' and creative writing for the comic c1980-1989 (3002A)

Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives

  • Chris Searle (b 1944), teacher and poet: papers c1970-2010 (TH/9541)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • William Daniel Thomas (1935-2014), author: book of unpublished poems rel to life in the Dulais Valley, 'Barddoniaeth Danny Thomas' late 20th cent


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Robert Fordyce Aickman (1913-1981), author and founder of Inland Waterways Association: papers 1849-2015 (Add MS 89209)
  • Eleanor Marian Dundas Allen (1892-1953), poet: autograph bound copy of 'The Wind on the Downs' 1917 (Add MS 89200)
  • Beryl Bainbridge (1934-2010), actress and writer: draft pages of the 'Dressmaker' and 'The Bottle Factory Outing' c1972-2010 (Add MS 89195)
  • Dame Joan Dawson Bakewell (b 1933), broadcaster and writer: personal, professional and literary papers c1900-2014 (Add MS 89161)
  • James Graham Ballard (1930-2009), author: two typescripts: 'Dream Cargoes' and 'The Kindness of Women' 1990-1991 (Add MS 89191)
  • John Berger (1926-2017), author and art critic: papers relating to 'A Fortunate Man' by John Berger and Jean Mohr and corresp with Kirstine Williams 1954-1981 (Add MS 89205, Add MS 89187)
  • Carmen Callil (b 1938), publisher, writer and critic: records c1960-2000 (Add MS 89178)
  • William Wilkie Collins (1824-1889), novelist and playwright: playscript for 'The New Magdalen' 1871 (Add MS 89175)
  • Keith Douglas (1920-1944), poet: autograph MS of 'Landscape With Figures' 1943 (Add MS 89216)
  • John Drinkwater (1882-1937), playwright, poet and actor: autograph MS poems 1909-1918 (Add MS 89215)
  • Hugh Oakeley Arnold-Forster (1855-1909), author and politician: personal and political papers 1858-1979 (Add MS 89170)
  • Travers Rafe Lee Harwood (1939-2015), poet: papers 1962-2015 (Add MS 89192)
  • Elizabeth Hicklin (fl 1954-1956), nurse: letters with Ted Hughes 1954-1956 (Add MS 89198)
  • Elizabeth Johnson (1721-1800), pamphleteer, author: illustrated fair copy of 'Poor Cecile and her Little Chicken' c1800 (Add MS 89212)
  • Patrick Joseph Gregory Kavanagh (1931-2015), writer, poet and actor: records 1948-2008 (Add MS 89172)
  • Francis Henry King (1923-2011), author: letters to John Croft c1940-2011 (Add MS 89207)
  • Pauline Mayne (fl 1947-1997), teacher: records rel to Ted Hughes c1947-1997 (Add MS 89211)
  • Barry Miles (fl 1943-1997), author: papers 1960-2013 (Add MS 89160)
  • Jean Mohr (b 1925), documentary photographer: papers rel to 'A Fortunate Man' by John Berger and Jean Mohr 1967-1981 (Add MS 89205)
  • Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton (1808-1877), poet and campaigner for women's rights: letters c1852 (Add MS 89219)
  • George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), author and playwright: letter to William Wetenhall 1901 (Add MS 89199)
  • William Woodard Self (b 1961), author, journalist, and broadcaster: papers 20th cent (Add MS 89203)
  • Vernon Phillips Watkins (1906-1967), poet and writer: autograph and typescript drafts of poems 1936-1960 (Add MS 89223)
  • Herbert George Wells (1866-1946), novelist: corresp with Dr Henry Hick, physician 1897-1949 (Add MS 89225)
  • Lascelles and Maxwell, commission agents, London: letter book 1743-1745 (Add MS 89165)
  • Alan Gradon Thomas, bookseller: papers 1893-1993 (Add MS 89159)

National Army Museum Templer Study Centre

  • Maj John Archibald Davenport (1878-1938), 2nd Bn Lancashire Fusiliers: manuscript history book 'The Torgau History of the European War' 1914-1918 (NAM.2016-01-13)

National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum

  • Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812-1870), novelist and journalist: letter to Thomas Mitton (1812-1878), solicitor 1846 (MSL/2016/4)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Peter Cochran (1944-2015), Byron scholar: research papers c1900-2015 (Acc.13714)
  • Harriet Miller Davidson (1839-1883), poet and novelist: corresp 1859-1868 (Acc.13697)
  • Alexander Hutchison (1943-2015), poet and translator: corresp and literary papers 1965-2015 (Acc.13737)
  • Jessie Kesson (1916-1994), novelist, playwright and radio producer: corresp and literary papers 1946-1994 (Acc.13721-22)
  • Edith Simon (1917-2003), artist, novelist and historian: literary and personal papers c1932-2003 (Acc.13772)
  • Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), author and traveller: additional letters and papers 1885-1889 (Acc.13744)
  • Kenneth White (b 1936), poet: additional corresp and literary papers 1953-2013 (Acc.13762)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • Ellis family of Aberystwyth: family papers rel particularly to JH Davies, bibliophile; TI Ellis, author; Mari Ellis, author 19th-20th cent (Papuraru T I Ellis a Mari Ellis)
  • Clifford Dyment (1914-1971), author: literary mss incl draft poems, corrected draft of 'Fur, feather and fin' co-written with his wife Marcella 1930-1969 (NLW MSS 24079-86)
  • Mihangel Morgan (b 1955), author: literary papers incl completed and unpublished works, drafts and corresp c1950-2000 (Papurau Mihangel Morgan)
  • Geoffrey Downing Woolley (1915-2010), journalist: records rel to his wartime experiences and collected literary materials incl Edward Thomas corresp c1750-2008 (Geoffrey Woolley papers)


Bishopsgate Institute

  • Rodney Archer (1940-2015), writer: personal papers c1950-2000 (ARCHER)

Glasgow Women's Library

  • Lucilla Matthew Andrews (1919-2006), romantic novelist: papers c1940-2006 (2016-8)

Seven Stories, the Centre for Children's Books

  • Aidan Chambers (b 1934), author and editor: personal papers and author's proofs 1956-2009 (ANCh)
  • Nina Mary Kark (1925-2012), author: business papers, drafts, corresp and pre-and post-publication material rel to five published titles for children 1963-2004 (NB)
  • Nancy Chambers (fl 1969-2009), editor: personal papers 1956-2009 (ANCh)
  • Nicholas Allan (fl 1989-2017), illustrator: preparatory and finished artwork 1969-2013 (NA)
  • Thimble Press, children's literature publishers: business papers 1969-2009 (ANCh)


Aberdeen University, Special Collections Centre

  • Helena Mary Mennie Shire (1912-1991), literary scholar: additional papers c1960-1989 (MS 3407)

Bangor University, Archives and Special Collections

  • Sir Albert Cynan Evans-Jones (1895-1970), poet: additional papers incl diaries, drafts, Eisteddfod material and other ephemera 1889-1995
  • Gwyn Thomas (1936-2016), poet and scholar: additional papers comprising notes, poem drafts and files 1955-2016

Bradford University: JB Priestley Library

  • John Boynton Priestley (1894-1984), writer: additional papers and ephemera incl corresp and typescripts 1915-2016 (PRI)

Cambridge University Library: Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts

  • Jeremy Hilton (b 1945), poet: literary corresp and papers c1960-2010 (MS Add.10154)
  • John James (b 1939), poet: additional corresp and papers (MS Add.10019)
  • Jeremy Halvard Prynne (b 1936), poet: literary corresp and papers (MS Add.10144)
  • William Guy Shepherd (1935-2012), poet: additional corresp and papers 20th cent (MS Add.10063)

Cambridge University: King's College Archive Centre

  • Philip Nicholas Furbank (1920-2014), literary scholar: papers rel to biography of Edward Morgan Foster late 20th cent

Cambridge University: Trinity College Library

  • Alfred Edward Housman (1859-1936), poet and classical scholar: poem and letters (58) to Gerald Jackson 1927-1936 (Acc. No. 2016/4)

Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections

  • William Charles Chapman-Mortimer (1907-1988), novelist: corresp, poems 1940-1945 (E2016:170)
  • Robert Nye (1939-2016), poet and novelist: additional corresp 1980-2000 (E2016.13)
  • Tessa Ransford (1938-2015), poet: corresp and poems 1975-2010 (E2016.03)

Keele University Library Special Collections and Archives

  • Arnold Bennett Society: additional society corresp, newsletters and constitution, with notes and articles and Bennett family album c1900-2003 (UGSD 158)

Kingston University Archives and Special Collections

  • Jean Iris Murdoch (1919-1999), novelist and philosopher: letters to Ray Byram c1978-1982 (KUAS184)
  • Jean Iris Murdoch (1919-1999), novelist and philosopher: corresp, newsletters, essays and other Iris Murdoch-related items collected by Anne Rowe c1990-2010 (KUAS195)
  • Jean Iris Murdoch (1919-1999), novelist and philosopher: personal journals, poetry and philosophy notebooks, corresp, and other documents c1941-1999 (KUAS202)
  • Wendy Perriam (b 1940), author: additional literary papers incl corresp and notebooks for novels c1960-2016 (KUAS0203)

Leeds University Library, Special Collections

  • Anthony Harrison (b 1937), poet, translator and playwright: additional corresp, drafts of poems, notebooks, publications c1964-2013 (BC MS 20c Harrison)
  • Kevin Crossley-Holland (b 1941), translator, children's author and poet: additional corresp, drafts of poems, notebooks, business records c1960-1991 (BC MS 20c Crossley-Holland)
  • Arthur C Jacobs (1937-1994), poet, translator: draft poems, notebooks containing poems and reviews, manuscript and typescript translations of Hebrew poems, personal and business corresp, diaries, journals, photocopies, obituaries 1955-1996 (MS 2065)
  • Jeremy Reed (b 1951), writer and poet: corresp, draft poems, notebooks, publications 1998-2002 (BC MS 20c Enitharmon)
  • Anthony Simon Thwaite (b 1930), writer and poet: additional corresp, drafts of poems, notebooks, publications 1945-2015 (BC MS 20c Thwaite)
  • Stand, poetry magazine: drafts, corresp and accounts 1998-2002 (SPCOLL/2016/31)

Liverpool John Moores University

  • Anne Fogg (fl 1970), writer: corresp, newscuttings, copies of plays, poetry and short stories 1971-1973

London University: Goldsmiths Library: Special Collections and Archives

  • Lily Greenham (1924-2001), sound poet and artist: papers and recordings of sound poetry c1970-1989 (GREE)

London University: King's College Archives

  • Maureen Patricia Duffy (b 1933), novelist, poet and playwright: additional manuscripts, notes and corresp c1960-2015 (Acc 3366)

London University: Senate House Library

  • George Barrington (1755-1804), thief: manuscript of the poem 'The Barrington Prologue', allegedly declaimed by notorious pickpocket George Barrington on the opening of Australia's first theatre (1796) 1800-1904 (MS1216)
  • Thomas Sturge Moore (1870-1944), writer and wood engraver: sonnet written to his mother and ink sketch surrounding the poem, "Winter's Song" 1891 (MS1223)
  • Terence David John Pratchett (1948-2015), novelist: corresp with Henye Meyer (fl 1997-2007), writer 1994-2007 (MS1213)

Manchester University: University of Manchester Library

  • Anvil Press, printers and publishers, Liverpool: corresp, book production files, business records, cover designs, typesetting records and editorial files 1980-2015 (ACC 2016/11)

Newcastle University: Special Collections

  • Barry MacSweeney (1948-2000), poet: literary and personal papers incl corresp, draft and published works, literature reviews and photographs 1953-2008 (BM)
  • Jack Mapanje (b 1944), poet: personal papers incl corresp, draft manuscripts, press cuttings 1970-2016 (MAP)
  • Sean O'Brien (b 1952), poet: working papers and drafts, corresp 1970-2016 (OBR)

Nottingham University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections

  • David Herbert Lawrence (1885-1930), poet, novelist and essayist: manuscript of D.H. Lawrence's unfinished story 'The Flying Fish' 1925 (La L 30)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections

  • Hilary Bailey (1936-2017), writer: papers incl mss, corresp, diaries and ephemera c1960-2009 (12086)
  • John Donne (1573-1631), Dean of St Paul's Poet: 'Meditation upon a Good Friday, ryding from London towards Exceter, westward' (MS. Don. c. 231)
  • William Godwin (1756-1836), philosopher and novelist: letters (3) to 'Philander', R Bernal and Arthur O'Connor 1798-1832 (MS. Shelley adds. c. 13, fols. 24-5, 26-7, 28-9)
  • James Augustine Joyce (1882-1941), poet, novelist and playwright: corrections by Harriet Shaw Weaver to a copy of 'A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man' as sent by Joyce for the second edition 1917 (Arch. AA e. 97)
  • Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963), writer: letters and notes to Thomas McAlindon 20th cent (MS. Eng. c. 7963, fols. 43-48)
  • John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973), philologist and author: annotated map of Middle Earth drawn by CR Tolkien for inclusion in 'The Lord of the Rings', annotated by Pauline Baynes and JRR Tolkien 1954 (MS. Tolkien Drawings 132)

Sheffield University Library

  • Richard Hoggart (1918-2014), academic, broadcaster and writer: additional corresp and papers 1919-2007 (MS 543)

Swansea University: Richard Burton Archives

  • Dylan Thomas (1914-1953), poet and prose writer: drafts of 'Unluckily for a Death' and 'Into Her Lying Down Head' c1940 (2016/6)

Trinity College Dublin

  • St John Greer Ervine (1883-1971), playwright and novelist: personal papers incl corresp and proofs 20th cent (IE TCD MS 11530)
  • Standish James O'Grady (1846-1928), author, journalist and historian: literary ms 20th cent (IE TCD MS 11534)

University of Birmingham: Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections

  • Bernard Bergonzi (1929-2016), author: transcripts of interviews by Bergonzi with the authors BS Johnson, Margaret Drabble, Michael Frayn, David Lodge, David Storey and Andrew Sinclair c1967 (MS894)

University of East Anglia Archives

  • Richard Beard (b 1967), novelist: literary papers (RB)
  • Mark Cocker (b 1959), naturalist and author: additional notebooks and manuscripts (MC)
  • Andrew Cowan (b 1960), novelist and teacher of creative writing: literary corresp and papers (ACO)
  • Charlie Higson (b 1958), actor, comedian and author: literary papers c1980-2015 (CH)

University of Exeter Library (Special Collections)

  • Malcolm Elwin (1903-1973), biographer and critic: additional papers and corresp 20th cent (EUL MS 423 add.1)
  • Powys Society, literary society: records, corresp and Powys family papers 20th-21st cent (EUL MS 444)

University of Liverpool: Special Collections and Archives

  • Matt Simpson (1936-2009), poet: personal papers [restricted access] 20th cent (D1140)

University of Reading: Special Collections

  • Elizabeth Carfrae (1879-1968), novelist: draft manuscripts c1930-1939 (MS 5586)
  • Margaret Emma Faith Irwin (1889-1967), writer: diaries, research notes, drafts and corresp c1900-1967 (MS 5572)
  • Robert Ferns Waller (1913-2005), poet, ecologist and radio producer: additional poems, with some papers rel to scriptwriting c1920-2010 (MS 5582)
  • Jonathan Croall (b 1941), author and journalist: research for his book 'The Coming of Godot' incl interview transcripts c1980-2005 (MS 5583)
  • Sylvia Lynd (1888-1952), writer: diaries and autobiographical writing c1930-1989 (MS 5585)