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Poems written in collaboration with Tim Longville, circa 1966-1970

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10038/4/4

Scope and Contents

Riley and Tim Longville collaborated on several poems and poem-sequences. These were afterwards gathered into a typescript collection with the overall title ‘Common Objects’, sub-divided into four sections: ‘Common Objects’, ‘The Lou poems’, ‘The Civil War’ and ‘A Legend of St. Anthony’. A typescript draft of the collection was found in an original folder labelled ‘Common Objects’ and bearing Riley’s address in Bicester, Oxfordshire where he taught from 1966 to 1970.
Each of the four sections was published separately: ‘Common Objects’ in 1966, ‘A Legend of St. Anthony’ in 1967, ‘The Civil War’ in 1968 and ‘The Lou poems’ in 1971 following partial publication in the Winter 1969 edition of 'Grosseteste Review'.
Contains typescript draft of ‘The Civil War’ poem and two typescript not quite identical copies of the entire collection ‘Common Objects’.


  • Creation: circa 1966-1970


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. Some correspondence files are closed for specified periods for reasons of confidentiality.


3 folder(s) (3 folders)

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
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Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom