The Poetry Bookshop Collecton, 1961-1967.

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Woolmer, J. Howard,. The Poetry Bookshop Collecton, 1961-1967.

The Poetry Bookshop Collecton, 1961-1967.

The collection consists largely of Woolmer's research material and pre-publication drafts of the bibliography. However, there is a group of nearly 100 letters from British authors and colleagues of Harold Monro addressed to Joy Grant during the course of her work on, Harold Monro and the Poetry Bookshop. Correspondents (most of whom had their work published by Monroe at the Poetry Bookshop) include: J.R. Ackerley, Conrad Aiken, Richard Aldington, Jethro Bithell, Martin Armstrong, Iris Barry, Edmund Blunden, Richard Church, Sydney Carlyle Cockerell, John Cournos, Edward Gordon Craig, Maurice Disher, Bonamy Dobrʹee, T.S. Eliot, Eleanor Farjeon, Adam Fox, Christina Foyle, David Garnett, Monk Gibbon, Christopher Hassall, F.L. Lucas, John Masefield, David McCord, Alida Klemantaski Monro, Frank Morley, Raymond Mortimer, Thomas Moult, John Nash, Harold George Nicolson, Harold Owen, John Piper, Ruth Pitter, William Plomer, Dorothy Pound, Peter Quennell, Herbert Edward Read, Margaret Sackville, Helen Thomas, Louis Untermeyer, Alec Waugh, Hugh Williamson and Leonard Woolf. The Conrad Aiken material consists of 2 TLS from Aiken to Joy Grant, dated 1961 Aug. 23 and 1962 Oct. 31.

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