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First Poems; Casting Off; list of printed catalogues, 1936-10 - 1948-09

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 1/6/14

Scope and Contents

Correspondence on the publication and sales of First Poems, Casting Off, and JEP's list of printed catalogues of Greek manuscripts in Italy, mainly with Basil Blackwell [Chairman of Basil Blackwell and Mott Limited] and Sir Adrian Mott, Director of the Shakespeare Head Press. Other correspondents include: Reverend Frederick Simpson [former Senior Dean of Trinity College, University of Cambridge] on his loan to JEP for the publication of First Poems; [Joseph] Hilaire Belloc (2); John Masefield [Poet Laureate]; Glanville Williams; Eric Ashby; Colin Hardie [Tutor in Classics, Magdalen College, University of Oxford] (2); representatives of Faber and Faber Limited Publishers (3); [James] Rendel Harris; Ernest Harrison [Editor of the Classical Review] (5); William Lorimer [Reader in Latin, University of St Andrews, Fife, Scotland] (2); Sidney Owen, Editor of The Year's Work in Classical Studies; Alwyn Scholfield [Librarian to the University of Cambridge].

Also includes: typescript text of First Poems; royalty statements; cuttings of reviews; annotated proof copies of Casting Off and First Poems; publisher's agreements.


  • Creation: 1936-10 - 1948-09

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Finding aid date

2002-05-08 13:59:39+00:00

Repository Details

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