Collection: BC MS 20c London Magazine: London Magazine Archive

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Title: London Magazine Archive

Level: Collection 

Classmark: BC MS 20c London Magazine

Date: 1972-2007

Main language: English

Size and medium: Some 150 boxes; manuscript, typescript, printed, and photographic material.

Persistent link: https://explore.library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-explore/6614 

Collection group(s): English Literature

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Description

Editorial and production papers, earlier versions of material published in the magazine, and correspondence between contributors and editorial staff, predominantly Alan Ross.

Administrative or biographical history

The twentieth-century incarnation of the London Magazine was launched in 1954, with John Lehmann as editor. Lehmann stated that the magazine was "for those who enjoy reading stories, poems and articles by the leading authors of today; for those who want to follow the development of new talent at home and abroad; [and] for those who look for first-class criticism by a first-class team of reviewers." T.S. Eliot welcomed it as "the magazine which will boldly assume the existence of a public interested in serious literature". Lehmann was succeeded by Alan Ross, who remained editor from 1961 until his death in 2001 and broadened the magazine's scope to include all the arts. The magazine was re-launched in 2002 under the editorship of Sebastian Barker.

Arrangement

The arrangement is broadly chronological, except that correspondence with Alan Ross is arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent. Detailed sorting of post-1999 material is still awaited.

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Barker, Sebastian Barker, Sebastian

Ross, Alan (1922-2001) Editor Ross, Alan (1922-2001) Editor

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