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Literary papers and correspondence of John Mole

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9842

Scope and Contents

The collection includes drafts and fair copies of poems by Mole; letters to and from Mole; files relating to particular projects and activities; and printed items.


  • Creation: 1960-2009 (earlier date approximate)


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 (

Biographical / Historical

John Mole, poet, musician, teacher and printer, was born in 1941 and studied at Magdalene College, Cambridge (BA 1964, MA 1968). He has received Eric Gregory, Cholmondeley and Signal awards, and held Writer in Residence posts at Magdalene College and in the City of London. His volumes of poetry have been published by Peterloo, Secker and Warburg, and Salt, and by smaller presses such as Priapus, Keepsake, Sycamore and Gruffyground. For many years Mole was co-proprietor with Peter Scupham of the Mandeville Press.


0.06 cubic metre(s) (6 boxes) : paper

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