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Prynne, Jeremy Halvard, b 1936 (poet)



  • Existence: b 1936


Jeremy Halvard Prynne was born in Bromley, Kent, in 1936 and educated at St Dunstan's College, London. After National Service as a commissioned officer in the Royal Army Service Corps from 1955 to 1957, he matriculated at Jesus College, Cambridge in November 1957. He read English for both parts of the tripos, and graduated B.A. in 1960 and M.A. in 1964. He held the Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship at Harvard University in 1960-1961. In 1962 he became a research fellow at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and became an official fellow in 1963. He acted as tutor, college lecturer and director of studies in English, and as college Librarian, and was made a life fellow of the college in 2003. In the University of Cambridge he was University Assistant Lecturer, 1964-1969; University Lecturer, 1972-2000; and Reader in English Poetry, 2000-2003. In addition to the Cambridge posts he held visiting lectureships, fellowships and professorships at a number of universities in the United Kingdom, continental Europe, the United States of America, China and Australia.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:


J. H. Prynne, 29 May 1982-15 Dec. 1987

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10087/6/51
Scope and Contents

Comprises 2 postcards, 1 typescript letter from Prynne to Riley and a photocopy of Riley's reply.

Dates: 29 May 1982-15 Dec. 1987
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: A small number of files in this series are restricted under data protection legislation.

J. H. Prynne, 1966-2002

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10013/2/34
Scope and Contents

Letters and cards, with copies of letters from Riley to Prynne; poems; notes by Prynne on one of his own poems and a 'tree' of Quattrocento painters; pages from a notebook photocopied by the Prynne and sent to Riley; copies and cuttings of essays and reviews. With photographs of Prynne and of Prynne and Riley.

Dates: 1966-2002
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection contains personal correspondence. The provisions of the Data Protection Act (1998) apply. Access to documents may be restricted if they contain information exempted from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, 2000.

J. H. Prynne Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10144
Scope and Contents

The collection principally consists of Prynne's literary papers and correspondence, together with documents relating to his career as an academic.

Dates: 1936 - 2019
Conditions Governing Access: Access to some files is restricted for reasons of confidentiality or in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The restictions are not noted in this online catalogue, and those planning to consult the collection are strongly advised to contact the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts well in advance of their visit to establish the accessibility of the files in which they are interested.

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