Title: Robin Skelton papers
Classmark: MS 1931
Creator(s): Skelton, Robin (1925-1997)
Main language: English
Size and medium: manuscript papers, pamphletes, typescript papers; 2 boxes
Collection group(s): English Literature
Includes manuscript and typescript drafts of poems, published poems in pamphlet form and personal correspondence. Box 1 includes biographical information about Robin Skelton and Michael Seward Snow, typescript of ‘Fourteen Poems, Boxing Day 1950’, typescript of ‘Poems’, typescript of miscellaneous poems c.1951, manuscript and typescript with letter from Margaret Keynes, manuscript poem by Skelton written inside his copy of Wilfred Rowland Childe’s ‘Selected poems’, typescript of poem, ‘Pity like a Naked Newborn Babe’ for Griff and Dorothy, miscellaneous early poems, typescript of ‘Selected Poems’ Robin Skelton, ‘Early love poems for Margaret’ 1949, typescript of ‘Five Variations for Margaret Mary’, Aug/Sept 1949, ‘An Anniversary Poem of Dedication’ 7 June 1949, ‘Poem for an eleventh anniversary’ 7 November 1949, typescript of ‘Early poems for Margaret’, manuscript of ‘Three poems for Margaret’ 1949, ‘Early poems’ 1945-1957, an early draft of ‘The Poetic Pattern’ published by Routledge 1956, miscellaneous articles, ‘The Gryphon’ (Journal of the University of Leeds) dated Jan 1949, April 1949, Feb 1950, Supplement to ‘The Critical Quarterly’, an anthology of poems from 1960, Leeds University Poetry 1950, Poetry Manchester, autumn 1951, Leeds University Freshers’ Conference Programme 1949, ‘Solem’ (Manchester University Union), Spring 1959, ‘Books’ The Journal of the National Book League, July/August 1957, ‘Northern Broadsheet’ summer 1957, Manchester University Poetry dated 1956 which includes a poem dedicated to Michael Seward Snow with written notation.
Box 2 - contains personal correspondence, sealed and embargoed until 2019.
Robin Skelton (1925-1997) was a British born academic, writer, poet and anthologist. He was born in Yorkshire and studied at the University of Leeds. He was an authority on Irish literature.
These papers were donated by Margaret Mary Lambert who was Robin Skelton's first wife.
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