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David Holbrook Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9987

Scope and Contents

The collection includes manuscripts, typescripts and word-processed scripts of novels, poems, critical essays and other writings; correspondence; and files of mixed items on various subjects.


  • Creation: 1935-2010 (circa)


Conditions Governing Access

The collection contains personal correspondence. The provisions of the Data Protection Act (1998) apply to access. Users of the collection are required to complete a Researcher Undertaking Concerning Access under the Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to Archives Which Would Otherwise Be Closed. Two files are restricted on grounds of confidentiality, and a number of files are not available for research on account of the poor physical condition of the documents they contain.

Conditions Governing Use

For information concerning the holder of copyright in Holbrook's writings, see the Writers Artists and Their Copyright Holders website,


62 archive box(es) (62 boxes paper) : paper

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated, July 2012, with additional donations in November 2012 and January 2014.

Related Materials

For the location of other archival material relating to Holbrook, see the Location Register of 20th Century English Literary Manuscripts,

Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
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Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom