Archive Collection icon Archive Collection: Kenneth Hopkins, typed poems with some correspondence with James Guthrie

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Title: Kenneth Hopkins, typed poems with some correspondence with James Guthrie

Level: Collection 

Classmark: BC MS 20c Hopkins

Creator(s): Hopkins, Kenneth (1914-1988)

Date: 1942-1943

Main language: English

Size and medium: 1 folder (22 ff.); manuscript and typescript.

Persistent link: https://explore.library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-explore/8529 

Collection group(s): English Literature

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Description

Comprises: (1) A typescript copy of Hopkins's 'Acquisition; From the Chinese: 33 imaginary translations', dated as 'made in 1941', but anticipating publication in Derby in 1942, with a manuscript dedication to James Guthrie which includes a quotation from Goldsmith; (2) A typescript of an 8-line poem, 'The sun intended', and of an untitled 7-line poem which begins 'Consider age...'; (3) 1 autograph letter and 2 typescript letters (typed on Grasshopper Press paper) from Kenneth Hopkins to James Guthrie dated 28 April to 14 June 1943; and (4) A typescript advertisement for the Grasshopper Press, Derby, including a quotation from a poem by John Cowper Powys.

Held in the original loose-leaf folder on which is pencilled the price paid for the collection in 1974, namely £10.

Administrative or biographical history

Kenneth Hopkins (1914-1988), the poet, novelist, and creator of the Grasshopper Press, Derby. For fuller details of his life and achievements see 'The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry in English'.

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Guthrie, James (1859-1930) Guthrie, James (1859-1930)

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