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Joanne Limburg Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9977

Scope and Contents

Sections 1-3 consist of drafts of poems by Joanne Limburg, accessioned in 2012. They are mostly word-processed or typescript, with and without manuscript annotations, and some wholly manuscript. Many files contain notes apparently made as part of the compositional process, and other documents of various kinds occur in the files, often on the reverse of the drafts or notes. The titles of many of the poems were altered in the course of writing. Some of the drafts were created in Stanmore, Middlesex; West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire; Edinburgh; and Cambridge. The date ranges given for each poem represent the earliest and latest dates given on the drafts, or on documents on which the drafts were written, or on accompanying documents. It is usual for most of the sheets within each set of drafts to be undated.

Sections 4-9 consist of poetry and prose by Limburg, accessioned in 2022.


  • Creation: 1991-2017


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 (


11 archive box(es) : paper

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Joanne Limburg, April 2012 and September 2022.

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Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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