J. Howard Woolmer Poetry bookshop collection, 1961-1967.


Woolmer, J. Howard. J. Howard Woolmer Poetry bookshop collection, 1961-1967.

J. Howard Woolmer Poetry bookshop collection, 1961-1967.

The Poetry bookshop collection was assembled by bookseller J. Howard Woolmer in the course of compiling: The Poetry Bookshop, 1912-1935, A Bibliography. 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 were published by Monro at the Poetry Bookshop, include J. R. Ackerley, Conrad Aiken, Edmund Blunden, T.S. Eliot, John Masefield, Herbert Read, Eleanor Farjeon, Alec Waugh, Leonard Woolf, Richard Aldington and others. The Conrad Aiken material consists of two typed, signed letters from Aiken to Joy Grant, dated 23 Aug 1961 and 31 Oct 1962.

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