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Responses to a questionnaire on poetry, 1922-06 - 1922-07

Reference Code: GBR/0272/GRB/1/5/10

Scope and Contents

A volume of fascicled responses by poets and critics to the questionnaire sent them by Harold Monro (poet, owner of the Poetry Bookshop, and editor of 'The Chapbook (A Monthly Miscellany)') containing three questions on the necessity, function and the form of poetry. Responses were received from: Martin Armstrong; Laurence Binyon; T. S. Eliot; John Freeman; Gerald Gould; Robert Graves; Edward Johnston; T. Sturge Moore; Ezra Pound; George Saintsbury; Frank Sidgwick; Walter Sherard Vines; Arthur Waugh and John Bailey. Letters declining to answer the questionnaire were received from George Bernard Shaw; Lascelles Abercrombie; George Bottomley; Thomas Hardy; Charlotte Mew and Thomas Stewart Omond.


  • Creation: 1922-06 - 1922-07



1 volume(s) : paper

1 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Misc. 23/32

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The manuscripts were given to King's College Library by Lady Anne Barnes in 1977. They had been acquired by Sir George Barnes at some unknown time, from an unknown source; probably an auction. The sheets were received loose in a cardboard file. The back cover is slightly stained and the front cover bears the following inscriptions on the outside: 1. Upper left corner, in ink: 'Lot 712' 2. Just below this, in pencil: '84/34' 3. Just above and slightly to the left of the centre, in pencil: 'L09 7 125 Chapbook' 4. Just below this, slightly further to the left, in pencil: '50/41'. The items were received arranged according to author, but in no clear order of author. The order in which they were found in January 1979 was as follows: Ezra Pound; John Bailey; Robert Graves; John Freeman; Frank Sidgwick; T. S. Osmond; Sherard Vines; Thomas Hardy; T. Sturge Moore; Arthur Waugh; T. S. Eliot; George Saintsbury; Gerald Gould; Edward Johnston; Charlotte Mew; Martin Armstrong; Laurence Binyon; Lascelles Abercrombie; Gordon Bottomley; Bernard Shaw.


Monro, Harold

Finding aid date

2004-02-02 14:58:31+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Archive Centre, King's College, Cambridge Repository

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