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Cambridge Poetry Society and the Association of Cambridge Poetry Societies: Records

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8681

Scope and Contents

The collection is comprised of two main groups of records. Items 1-126 are papers of the Cambridge Poetry Society, covering 1982-1984. Items 127-200 are papers collected by John Wells in the course of organising poetry events in Cambridge; from item 133 onwards these can be considered as papers of the Association of Cambridge Poetry Societies, covering the years 1984-1986. The papers of both organisations are financial and administrative in nature, and include correspondence, accounts, agenda, bank books and statements, claims for expenses, invoices, membership records, minutes, and prospectuses. Principal correspondents include Laurence Staig, Pamela Clunies-Ross, Clive Wilmer, and Graham P. Allen. The documents do not preserve a full record of the organisations' affairs and there is no correspondence with poets who read in Cambridge.


  • Creation: 1981-1989


Conditions Governing Access

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (


1 archive box(es) (1 box paper) : paper

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Other Finding Aids

An item-level paper handlist is available for consultation in the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by John Wells, 1988-89.

Related Materials

Additional papers of Clive Wilmer are at MS Add. 9958.

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Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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