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Literary papers and correspondence of Anne Stevenson

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9451

Scope and Contents

The collection encompasses literary works, including poems, poetry groups and collections, prose fiction, drama (including fiction radio scripts), opera libretti and other works written to be set to music, translations, notebooks, autobiographical writings and curricula vitae, interviews and questionnaires, biography, criticism (essays, reviews, lectures, talks, classes), criticism (groups and collections), book-length critical studies, radio scripts (non-fiction), notes, preliminaries, and miscellaneous writings; general correspondence files and groups of correspondence on particular topics; subject files; publications and other printed matter; images; sound recordings; and miscellaneous series, including small sets of papers of some of Stevenson's relations, and correspondence arising from the compilation of John Lucas and Matt Simpson, editors, 'The way you say the world: a celebration for Anne Stevenson' (Nottingham: Shoestring Press, 2003).


  • Creation: 1930-2009


Conditions Governing Access

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 (


0.6 cubic metre(s) (38 boxes, paper) : paper

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Other Finding Aids

A hard copy handlist is available for consultation in the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The bulk of the collection was presented by Anne Stevenson, 1997 and subsequently. Some sections were presented by relations of Anne Stevenson.


For further details see John Wells, 'Anne Stevenson: Archives and Publications' in John Lucas and Matt Simpson, compilers, 'The Way You Say the World: A Celebration for Anne Stevenson', Nottingham: Shoestring Press, 2003, and 'Observing the Overhearing: The Anne Stevenson Papers in Cambridge University Library' and 'Bibliography of Anne Stevenson's Published Works' in Angela Leighton, ed., 'Voyages Over Voices: Critical Essays on Anne Stevenson', Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2010.
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Repository Details

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