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DM1107 Collection Penguin Archive: Penguin Books Ltd editorial files
DM1107/6 Series Editorial Files: 042/D Penguin Poetry series (D1-D382)
Repository University of Bristol Library Special Collections
Level SubSeries
Ref No DM1107/6/1
Title Editorial Files: 042/D Penguin Poetry series (covers range D1-D100)
Date 1937-1981
Extent 31 boxes in DM1107
Description 042/D Penguin Poetry series, editorial file nos. D1-D100.

DM1107/D1: W.E. Williams (sel.), Tennyson, 'A Selection' (June 1941). Includes correspondence with editor. 1 file, 10 documents, August 1953-April 1977

DM1107/D2: W.E. Williams (sel.), Wordsworth, 'A Selection' (April 1943). Includes correspondence with editor. 1 file, 4 documents, February 1950-February 1954

DM1107/D3: William Beattie and Henry Meikle (eds.), Robert Burns, 'Poems of Robert Burns' (December 1946). Includes correspondence with editors. 1 file, 1cm thick, March 1944-May 1977

DM1107/D4: T.S. Eliot, 'Selected Poems' (July 1948). Includes correspondence with Faber and Faber Ltd; print runs as of March 1953; request for performance rights; and correspondence with C.K. Stead concerning 'The New Poetic: Yeats to Eliot'. 1 file, 1cm thick, May 1947-February 1967

DM1107/D5: G.B. Harrison (ed.), 'A Book of English Poetry, Chaucer to Rosetti' (October 1937). Includes correspondence with Pearn, Pollinger & Higham Ltd; correspondence with editor; correspondence with Penguin Books Inc (USA); and page proofs. 1 file, 1cm thick, August 1937-October 1974

DM1107/D6, DM1107/D7, DM1107/D8, DM1107/D9 and DM1107/D10:
D. Kilham Roberts (ed.), 'The Centuries' Poetry (1): Chaucer to Shakespeare' (January 1953);
'The Centuries' Poetry (2): Donne to Dryden' (September 1949);
'The Centuries' Poetry (3): Pope to Keats' (February 1942);
'The Centuries' Poetry (4): Hood to Morris (October 1938);
'The Centuries' Poetry (5) Hopkins to Eliot' (October 1938).
First file includes correspondence with editor. Second file includes correspondence with editor and correspondence with Macmillan. 2 files, each 2.5cm thick, February 1942-August 1965

DM1107/D11: W.E. Williams (sel.), D.H. Lawrence, 'A Selection' (March 1950). Includes requests to quote from text; correspondence with editor; correspondence with Penguin Books Inc (USA); copy of cover brief; and correspondence with literary agent. 1 file, 0.5cm thick, August 1962-April 1977

DM1107/D12: Kenneth Allott (ed.), 'The Penguin Book of Contemporary Verse' (May 1950). First file includes correspondence with editor in 1950s; sales figures as of March 1957; correspondence with William Emrys Williams; correspondence with Denys Kilham Roberts; and correspondence with Penguin solicitor. Second file includes correspondence with editor in 1940s. 2 files, each 2.5cm thick, February 1947-November 1980

DM1107/D13: John Hayward (ed.), John Donne, 'Collected Poems'. (May 1950). Includes correspondence with editor and requests to quote from text (see also DM1852/D13). 1 file, 0.5cm thick, October 1946-December 1973

DM1107/D14: Douglas Grant (ed.), Alexander Pope, 'Poems' (November 1950). Includes correspondence with editor. 1 file, 0.5cm thick, May 1947-March 1956

DM1107/D15: W.H. Gardner (ed.), Gerard Manley Hopkins, 'Selected Poems and Prose' (September 1953). First file includes correspondence with editor; page proofs; and galley proofs. Second file includes correspondence with editor; page proofs; and requests to quote from text. 2 files, 3cm and 2.5cm thick, November 1949-March 1974

DM1107/D16: Edith Sitwell, 'Selected Poems' (March 1952). Includes correspondence with poet; requests to quote from text; first print run; discussion of reversions of right in 1964; and sales figures up to 1957. 1 file, 1cm thick, December 1950-February 1966

DM1107/D17: C. Day Lewis, 'Selected Poems' (February 1951). Includes correspondence with poet, and later, his wife; requests to quote from text; cover brief; contract slip; and a copy of the work. 1 file, 2.5cm thick, April 1950-January 1974

DM1107/D18: 'Poems 1951' [Prize-winning entries from the Festival of Britain competition] (November 1951). Includes correspondence with The Arts Council of Great Britain; correspondence with contributors; correspondence with The British Council; and print runs. 1 file, 1cm thick, June 1951-September 1974

DM1107/D19: J.M. Cohen (ed.), 'The Penguin Book of Comic and Curious Verse' (March 1952). First file includes correspondence with editor; requests to quote from texts; and page proofs. Second file includes correspondence with editor (see also DM1852/D19). 2 files, 2.5cm and 2cm thick, June 1950-April 1968

DM1107/D20: William Beattie (ed.), 'Border Ballads' (June 1952). Includes correspondence with editor and correspondence with Penguin Books Australia. 1 file, 1.5cm thick, December 1944-February 1974

DM1107/D21: L.D. Lerner (ed.), Milton, 'Poems' (August 1953). Includes correspondence with editor. 1 file, 1cm thick, October 1949-May 1974

DM1107/D22: Geoffrey Moore (ed.), 'The Penguin Book of Modern American Verse' (February 1954). Includes press coverage; correspondence with editor; permissions letters; and contract slip. 1 file, 7cm thick, November 1946-August 1972

DM1107/D23: J.E. Morpurgo (sel.), John Keats, 'Poems' (October 1953). Includes correspondence with editor. 1 file, 0.5cm thick, January 1949-October 1953

DM1107/D24: W.E. Williams (sel.), Robert Browning, 'Poems' (May 1954). Includes correspondence with editor. 1 file, 0.5cm thick, August 1953-December 1974

DM1107/D25: Kenneth Allott (ed.), Matthew Arnold, 'A Selection of His Poems' (August 1954). 1 file, 0.5cm thick, December 1952-March 1971

DM1107/D26: A.S.B. Glover (sel.), Lord Byron, 'Poems' (November 1954). 1 file, 3 documents, December 1954-January 1959

DM1107/D27: Robert Frost, 'Selected Poems' (May 1955). Includes correspondence with Jonathan Cape Ltd; galley proofs; correspondence with Cecil Day Lewis concerning introduction; typescript of introduction; and requests to quote from text. 1 file, 1cm thick, December 1952-April 1972

DM1107/D28: Douglas Grant (ed.), John Dryden, 'Poems and Prose of John Dryden' (July 1955). Includes correspondence with editor and correspondence concerning reversion of rights in 1965. 1 file, 0.5cm thick, July 1953-January 1965

DM1107/D29: Isabel Quigly (ed.), Shelley, 'Poems' (May 1956). Includes correspondence with editor. 1 file, 0.5cm thick, September 1953-March 1954

DM1107/D30: J.M. Cohen (ed.), 'The Penguin Book of Spanish Verse' (September 1956). Includes correspondence with editor (see also DM1852/D30). 1 file, 1cm thick, November 1954-July 1975

DM1107/D31: J.M. Cohen (ed.), 'More Comic and Curious Verse' (September 1956). Includes correspondence with editor and requests to quote from text. 1 file, 1cm thick, April 1954-March 1967

DM1107/D32: John Hayward (ed.), 'The Penguin Book of English Verse' (July 1956). Includes correspondence with editor; permission letters; correspondence with Royal National Institute for the Blind; and correspondence with Michael Alexander concerning revised edition. 1 file, 4cm thick, February 1952-February 1981

DM1107/D33: Anthony Hartley (ed.), 'The Penguin Book of French Verse: 3, The Nineteenth Century' (January 1957). Includes partial typescript; correspondence with editor; and correspondence with Royal National Institute for the Blind. 1 file, 1cm thick, October 1954-January 1968

DM1107/D34: John Sparrow (intro.), A.E. Housman, 'Collected Poems' (August 1956). Correspondence with editor, Jonathan Cape Ltd and Denys Kilham Roberts; and requests to quote from text. 1 file, 0.5cm thick, January 1955-April 1969

DM1107/D35: Kathleen Raine (ed.), Coleridge, 'Selected Poems and Prose' (August 1956). Includes correspondence with editor and galley proofs. 1 file, 0.5cm thick, April 1955-March 1957

DM1107/D36: Leonard Forster (ed.), 'The Penguin Book of German Verse' (May 1957). Includes correspondence with editor. 1 file, 1cm thick, December 1955-November 1978

DM1107/D37: George R. Kay (ed.), 'The Penguin Book of Italian Verse' (January 1958). Includes correspondence with editor. 1 file, 2.5cm thick, June 1954-September 1978

DM1107/D38: Helen Gardner (ed.), 'The Metaphysical Poets' (November 1959). Includes correspondence with John Hayward; correspondence with editor; and correspondence with The Clarendon Press. 1 file, 1cm thick, December 1952-July 1977

DM1107/D39: Robert Graves, 'Poems Selected by Himself' (August 1957). Includes correspondence with poet; correspondence with Cassell and Company Ltd; and press coverage. 1 file, March 1956-May 1978

DM1107/D40: R.G. Howarth, Kenneth Slessor, and John Thompson (eds.), 'The Penguin Book of Modern Australian Verse' (June 1958). Includes correspondence with editors; press coverage; correspondence with The Manchester Guardian regarding a review of the work; and requests to quote from text. 1 file, 2.5cm thick, August 1953-February 1969

DM1107/D41: W.H. Auden, 'A Selection by the Author' (August 1958). Includes correspondence with Faber and Faber Ltd, Random House Inc, and literary agent; partial typescripts; and requests to quote from text. 1 file, 1cm thick, March 1956-March 1971

DM1107/D42: J. Bronowski (ed.), William Blake, 'Selected Poems and Letters' (September 1958). Includes correspondence with editor and Royal National Institute for the Blind. 1 file, July 1953-February 1975

DM1107/D43: Geoffrey Brereton, 'The Penguin Book of French Verse: 2, Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries' (November 1958). Includes correspondence with editor and Michael Hamburger. 1 file, 0.5cm thick, July 1954-July 1967

DM1107/D44: Ronald Knox (ed.), Hilaire Belloc, 'Collected Verse' (November 1958). Includes correspondence with literary agent and requests to quote from text. 1 file, 0.5cm thick, May 1958-May 1966

DM1107/D45: Allen Curnow (ed.), 'The Penguin Book of New Zealand Verse' (November 1960). Includes partial typescripts; correspondence with editor; correspondence with solicitor; press coverage; page proofs; contract slip; advertisement; correspondence with Blackwood & Janet Paul Ltd; and copy of journal 'Mosaic' (April 1968). 1 file, 5.5cm thick, March 1958-April 1968

DM1107/D46: Ralph Gustafson (ed.), 'The Penguin Book of Canadian Verse' (November 1958). Includes correspondence with editor; correspondence with Holt, Reinhart and Wilson Ltd; correspondence with The Guinness Poetry Award; copies of partial typescripts; and contract slip (contains photographs) (see also DM1852/D46). 1 file, 3cm thick, February 1958-January 1976

DM1107/D47: Anthony Hartley (ed.), 'The Penguin Book of French Verse: 4, The Twentieth Century' (November 1958). Includes correspondence with editor, Brian Woledge, and Librairie Gallimard. 1 file, 1cm thick, November 1957-September 1966

DM1107/D48: J.M. Cohen (ed.), 'Yet More Comic and Curious Verse' (November 1959). Includes correspondence with editor; correspondence with contributors; requests to quote from text; sales figures for the period preceding June 1963; permissions letters; copy of partial typescript; copy of The General Steam Navigation Co Ltd Newsletter (no. 129, March 1963). 1 file, 2cm thick, November 1957-November 1966

DM1107/D49: David Herbert (ed.), 'The Penguin Book of Narrative Verse' (June 1960). Includes correspondence with author; partial typescript; permissions letters; correspondence with Penguin Books Inc (USA); and page proofs. 1 file, 3cm thick, February 1959-December 1970

DM1107/D50: Brian Woledge (ed.), 'The Penguin Book of French Verse: 1, To the Fifteenth Century' (February 1960). Includes correspondence with editor, Anthony Hartley, and Geoffrey Brereton; and requests to quote from text. 1 file, 0.5cm thick, January 1959-August 1974

DM1107/D52: A.P. Wavell, 'Other Men's Flowers' (March 1960). Includes book covers; correspondence with Jonathan Cape Ltd; book cover of Jonathan Cape edition of the work; and requests to quote from text (see also DM1852/52). 1 file, 1cm thick, January 1958-September 1963

DM1107/D53: W.E. Williams (ed.), Thomas Hardy, 'Selected Poems' (September 1960). Includes correspondence with editor and partial typescript. 1 file, 0.5cm thick, March 1959-May 1965

DM1107/D54: Michael Hamburger(ed.), Hölderlin, 'Poems' (January 1961). Includes correspondence with editor; galley proofs; partial typescript; press coverage; discussion of reversion of rights in 1968; and correspondence with Penguin Books Inc (USA). 1 file, 1cm thick, May 1958-November 1975

DM1107/D55: Bonamy Dobree (ed.), Swinburne, 'Poems' (March 1961). Includes partial typescripts; copy of Longmans, Green & Co edition of 'Swinburne' by H.J.C. Grierson; correspondence with editor; and notebook. 1 file, 3cm thick, 1953-July 1959

DM1107/D56: Francis Scarfe (ed.), Baudelaire, 'Poems' (April 1961). Includes correspondence with editor and Penguin Books Inc (USA); and contract slip. 1 file, 1cm thick, October 1957-November 1973

DM1107/D57: Dimitri Obolensky (ed.), 'The Penguin Book of Russian Verse' (January 1962). First file includes page proofs; correspondence with editor, Penguin Books Inc (USA), BBC and Indiana University Press; galley proofs; sales figures as of August 1962; requests to quote from text; and copy of contract with Indiana University Press from October 1975. Second file includes correspondence with Indiana University Press; copy of contract slip with Indiana University Press; copies of pages from the book; and correspondence with editor. 2 files, 3cm and 1cm thick, April 1958-September 1980

DM1107/D58: John Hayward (ed.), Herrick, 'Poems' (November 1961). Includes correspondence with editor and galley proofs. 1 file, 0.5cm thick, May 1960-October 1961

DM1107/D59: James Reeves (sel. and intro.), 'Georgian Poetry' (February 1962). Includes book cover; typescript; correspondence with Vita Sackville-West, editor and Penguin Books Inc (USA); and press coverage. 1 file, 4cm thick, May 1960-September 1980

DM1107/D60: Frederick Brittain (ed.), 'The Penguin Book of Latin Verse' (April 1962). Includes correspondence with editor; press coverage; requests to quote from text; correspondence with E. Passer regarding a potential Latin manual; and requests to quote from text (contains photographs). 1 file, 1.5cm thick, June 1958-February 1980

DM1107/D61: Lawrence Durrell, Elizabeth Jennings, R.S. Thomas, 'Penguin Modern Poets, 1' (April 1962). Includes correspondence with poets; requests to quote from text; typescript; correspondence concerning 'Penguin Modern Poets, 2' and 'Union Street' by Charles Causley; galley proofs; correspondence with Andre Deutsch Ltd, Faber and Faber Ltd, and Rupert Hart-Davies Ltd; and correspondence with The Royal National Institute for the Blind. 2 files, 3cm and 1cm thick, February 1961-September 1971
D61, contains unpublished poems by Jenny Joseph, found by William Wootten, Sept 2011

DM1107/D62: Kingsley Amis, Dom Moraes, Peter Porter, ‘Penguin Modern Poets, 2' (April 1962). First file includes correspondence with Peter Porter, Jenny Joseph and Edward Lucie-Smith (regarding Martin Bell); typescript entitled 'The Enormous Comics' by Martin Bell; contract slips with Martin Bell and George Barker for 'Penguin Modern Poets, 3'; correspondence with Marin Bell; correspondence with Charles Causley; and typescript. Second file includes galley proofs; correspondence with Eyre & Spottiswoode Ltd; correspondence with Peter Porter; and requests to quote from text. Third file includes partial typescripts; requests to quote from text; correspondence concerning 'The New Poetry', edited by A. Alvarez; and correspondence with Philip Larkin (contains photographs). 3 files, 3.5cm, 1cm and 1cm thick, November 1960-February 1973

DM1107/D63: A. Alvarez (ed.), 'The New Poetry' (April 1962). Includes correspondence with Curtis Brown Ltd; correspondence with editor; correspondence with Philip Larkin, including discussion of anthology fees; partial typescript; sales figures as of December 1964; copy of sales figures for numerous books in the Penguin Poets series (undated); requests to quote from text; book cover; correspondence with David Holbrook; second file contains typescript of poems; third file includes correspondence with Anne Sexton, John Fuller, Ted Hughes, Christopher Middleton and Jon Silkin; and newspaper coverage. 3 files, 2cm, 3.5cm and 3cm thick, October 1959-November 1976

DM1107/D64: Oliver Bernard (ed.), Rimbaud, 'Poems' (April 1962). Includes correspondence with editor; galley proofs; and requests to quote from text. 1 file, 2cm thick, October 1959-August 1972

DM1107/D65: A.R. Davis (ed.), Robert Kotewall and Norman L. Smith (trans.), 'The Penguin Book of Chinese Verse' (April 1962). Includes correspondence with editors and daughter of Robert Kotewall; correspondence with David Hawkes; copy of typescript; requests to quote from text; galley proofs; and illustrations (contains photographs). 1 file, 3.5cm thick, September 1959-April 1975

DM1107/D66: R.S. Thomas (ed.), 'The Penguin Book of Religious Verse' (March 1963). Includes correspondence with editor and page proofs (contains photographs). 1 file, 2.5cm thick, February 1958-November 1966

DM1107/D67: Donald Hall (ed.), 'Contemporary American Poetry' (January 1963). First file includes correspondence with Penguin Books Inc (USA) and editor. Second file includes correspondence with editor; production schedule; correspondence with other publishing houses; American sales figures as of August 1974; and cover brief. Third file includes expenses forms, and correspondence with other publishing houses and Tom Clark. 3 files, 1cm, 4cm and 1cm thick, November 1960-November 1969

DM1107/D69: Robin Milner-Gulland and Peter Levi (trans.), Yevtushenko, 'Selected Poems' (August 1962). File 1: Mainly correspondence between Penguin and people wanting to quote/perform Yevtushenko's poetry. There is also brief correspondence with the literary agent; press coverage; and correspondence between Penguin and the two translators. Sales figures exist for 1963 and June 1967.
Also included is a brief correspondence between Penguin and Lydia Pasternak Slater concerning her father's (Leonid Pasternak) illustrations for Leo Tolstoy's 'War and Peace', March 1963, (which should be filed elsewhere in the Penguin editorial files). 3cm thick, 1962-1967
File 2: Mainly a set of page proofs and a proof of the introduction. There are also transcripts of the translated poems. The printer was C. Nicholls & Co., 4 cm thick, 1961-1962
2 files, 3cm and 4cm thick, February 1962-September 1976


DM1107/D70: George Barker, Martin Bell, Charles Causley, 'Penguin Modern Poets, 3' (November 1963). First file contains documents relating to all three poets, including correspondence with poets and copy of contract with Rupert Hart-Davies Ltd.
Second file contains documents relating to George Barker, including correspondence with Faber and Faber Ltd; and contract slip.
Third file contains documents relating to Charles Causley, including correspondence with Rupert Hart-Davies Ltd; and correspondence with poet.
Fourth file contains general documents, including correspondence with Jenny Joseph; correspondence with John Murray Ltd regarding the possibility of including John Betjeman's poetry in a Penguin Modern Poets book; preview copy of Oxford University Press edition of 'A Tropical Childhood and Other Poems' by Edward Lucie-Smith (1961); correspondence with Oxford University Press; two copies of Scorpio Press edition of 'The Unlooked-for Season' by Jenny Joseph (1960); correspondence with The Scorpion Press; correspondence with Charles Causley; and requests to quote from text (contains photographs). 4 files, 3 X 0.5cm and 1 X 2cm thick, January 1962-March 1977

DM1107/D71: John Fennell (ed.), Pushkin, 'Selected Verse' (January 1964). Includes correspondence with editor; page proofs; and sales figures as of October 1963. 1 file, 1cm thick, May 1961-January 1978

DM1107/D72: e.e. cummings, 'Selected Poems 1923-1958' (February 1963). Includes correspondence with poet; costings; and jacket of Faber and Faber edition of e.e. cummings' 'Selected Poems 1923-58'. 1 file, 0.5cm thick, October 1959-July 1965

DM1107/D73: Robin Skelton (ed.), 'Poetry of the Thirties' (October 1964). First file includes copy of typescript; correspondence with editor; and galley proofs. Second file includes correspondence with editor; partial typescripts; correspondence with Penguin Books Inc (USA); 2 files, each 3cm thick, June 1962-August 1969

DM1107/D74: David Luke (ed. and trans), Goethe, 'Selected Verse' (June 1964). Include correspondence with editor; cover brief; production schedule (see also DM1852/D74). 1 file, 1cm thick, December 1959-January 1981

DM1107/D75: George MacBeth (ed.), 'The Penguin Book of Sick Verse' (July 1963). Includes correspondence with David Wevill regarding 'Penguin Modern Poets, 4'; requests to quote from text; correspondence with other publishing houses; copies of page proofs; correspondence with editor and Penguin Books Inc (USA); partial typescripts; and copy of contract. 1 file, 4cm thick, February 1962-March 1975

DM1107/D76: David Holbrook, Christopher Middleton, David Wevill, 'Penguin Modern Poets, 4' (July 1963). First file includes correspondence with David Holbrook and David Higham Associates Ltd, and contract. Second file includes correspondence with Christopher Middleton, David Holbrook, David Wevill and Assia Wevill, as well as partial typescripts.
Third file includes correspondence with David Holbrook, Christopher Middleton and Longmans, Green & Co Ltd; requests to quote from text; partial typescripts; and contract. 3 files, 0.5cm, 1cm and 1cm thick, January 1962-April 1981

DM1107/D77: Geoffrey Bownas and Anthony Thwaite (eds.), 'The Penguin Book of Japanese Verse' (May 1964). Includes typescript of 'Poems from the Manyoshu', translated and introduced by Geoffrey Bownas, and broadcast by BBC in November 1959; correspondence with editors and George Allen and Unwin Ltd; publicity form; requests to quote from text and copy of contract slip. 1 file, 3cm thick, October 1959-February 1981

DM1107/D78: Gregory Corso, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, 'Penguin Modern Poets, 5' (December 1963). First file includes correspondence with Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg and Jenny Joseph; two flyers advertising City Lights Books (1961); correspondence with Faber and Faber; and copy of 'Gasoline' by Gregory Corso, introduced by Allen Ginsberg. Second file includes correspondence with The Sterling Lord Agency concerning rights to poems by Jack Kerouac in 'Mexico City Blues'; correspondence with Gregory Corso, Eyre & Spottiswoode Ltd and Laurence Pollinger Ltd; correspondence with Jonathan Cape Ltd concerning potential publication of selection/collection of Allen Ginsberg's poetry in 1965; contract slip; copy of pages from Lawrence Ferlinghetti's 'Coney Island of the Mind' (1958) and 'Starting from San Francisco' (1961); correspondence with Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky; copy of contract; and requests to quote from text (contains photographs). 2 files, 2cm and 2.5cm thick, November 1961-November 1971

DM1107/D79: J.B. Leishman (trans.), Rilke, 'Selected Poems' (August 1964). Includes investment appraisal (containing sales figures) from 1977; correspondence concerning the possibility of publishing a 'Book of Modern Japanese Poetry' edited by Geoffrey Bownas; and correspondence with J.E. Butt (J.B. Leishman's literary executor), Hogarth Press Ltd and editor. 1 file, 1.5cm thick, June 1957-June 1978

DM1107/D80: Jack Clemo, Edward Lucie-Smith, George MacBeth, 'Penguin Modern Poets, 6' (September 1964). Includes page proofs; partial typescripts; correspondence with Jack Clemo, George MacBeth and Edward Lucie-Smith; contract slip; and correspondence with Scorpion Press and Methuen & Co. 1 file, 3.5cm thick, July 1963-September 1972

DM1107/D81: David Wright (ed.), 'The Mid-Century: English Poetry 1940-1960' (February 1960). First file includes partial typescripts and correspondence with other publishing houses. Second file includes partial typescripts and correspondence with editor (contains photographs). Third file includes correspondence with literary agents and other publishing houses. Fourth file contains correspondence with other publishing houses. Fifth file includes correspondence with editor and literary agent; contract slip; correspondence with Penguin Books Inc (USA); correspondence with other publishing houses; and partial typescript. 5 files, 2.5cm, 1cm, 0.5cm, 1cm and 1.5cm thick, July 1961-September 1969

DM1107/D83: Edward Lucie-Smith (ed.), 'The Penguin Book of Elizabethan Verse' (July 1965). Includes correspondence with editor; contract slip; partial typescript; comments on the work by Graham Hough; page proofs; and request to quote from text. 1 file, 1.5cm thick, September 1962-January 1965

DM1107/D84: Lawrence Ferlinghetti (trans.), Jacques Prévert, 'Paroles' (September 1965). Includes correspondence with translator; City Lights Books edition of the work; contract slip; postcard depicting City Lights Books bookshop in San Francisco; and discussion of reversion of rights in January 1981 (contains photographs). 1 file, 1cm thick, December 1963-January 1981

DM1107/D85: Anthony Hartley (trans.), Mallarmé (September 1965). Includes correspondence with translator; contract slip; press coverage; and correspondence with a reader. 1 file, 1cm thick, May 1961-June 1977

DM1107/D86: Jack Bevan (trans.), Quasimodo, 'Selected Poems' (August 1965). First file includes correspondence with translator; report on the work by George Kay; page proofs; and copy of typescript. Second file includes correspondence with Schott Music Publishers; reversion of rights in 1975; requests to quote from text; correspondence with translator; correspondence with Penguin lawyer; copy of contract; requests to quote from text; correspondence with The British Broadcasting Corporation; correspondence with Arnoldo Mondadori Editore; partial typescripts; and copy of Outposts Publications edition of 'Brief Candles' by Jack Bevan (1962). 2 files, each 3cm thick, December 1960-April 1975

DM1107/D87: David Wright (ed.), 'Longer Contemporary Poems' (May 1966). First file contains photocopies of 'The Kind of Poetry I Want' by Hugh MacDiarmid, 'The Bridge' by Hart Crane, and 'A Traveller in Time' by Andrew Young. Second file includes correspondence with literary agents and editor; contract slip; correspondence with other publishing houses; and correspondence with Penguin Books Inc (USA). 2 files, 1cm thick and 2cm thick, April 1964-April 1973

DM1107/D88: George MacBeth (ed.), 'The Penguin Book of Animal Verse' (November 1965). Includes contract slip; prices; correspondence with editor; and partial typescript (contains photographs). Second file contains permissions letters; discussion of reading of the work at The City of London Festival in 1970; and correspondence with editor. 1 file, March 1964-February 1967

DM1107/D89: Vivian de Sola Pinto and Allan Edwin Rodway (eds.), 'The Common Muse: An Anthology of Popular British Ballad Poetry 15th-20th Century' (November 1965). Includes contract slip; correspondence with editors; cover brief; and request to quote from text. 1 file, 0.5cm thick, June 1964-

DM1107/D90: Richard Murphy, Jon Silkin, Nathaniel Tarn, 'Penguin Modern Poets, 7' (January 1966). Includes pamphlet entitled 'Flower Poems' by Jon Silkin (1964); correspondence with Jon Silkin, Nathaniel Tarn and Richard Murphy; press coverage of 'Penguin Modern Poets, 6'; cover brief; correspondence with Chatto & Windus Ltd, Chapman and Hall Ltd; and Jonathan Cape Ltd; correspondence concerning 'Penguin Modern Poets, 8'; and pamphlet entitled 'Preghiere' by Geoffrey Hill (1964). 1 file, 1.5cm thick, October 1964-July 1970

DM1107/D91: Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard (eds.), 'Four Greek Poets: C.P. Cavafy, George Seraphis, Odysseus Elytis, Nikos Gatsos' (February 1966). Includes contract slip; correspondence with editors, Hogarth Press Ltd, Harcourt and Brace Ltd and Alexander Singopoulos; request to quote from text; and later correspondence with D. Harvey & Co. 1 file, 1cm thick, June 1964-March 1979

DM1107/D92: Edwin Brock, Geoffrey Hill, Stevie Smith, 'Penguin Modern Poets, 8' (April 1966). Includes correspondence with Stevie Smith, Longmans Green & Co Ltd, Geoffrey Hill, Andre Deutsch Ltd and Edwin Brock; contract slips; and correspondence concerning 'The Architects of the Parthenon' by Rhys Carpenter. 1 file, 1cm thick, March 1964-June 1970

DM1107/D93: Constantine Trypanis (ed.), 'The Penguin Book of Greek Verse' (1971). Includes contract slips; correspondence with Miroslav Holub, Ian Milner and George Theiner; typescripts; and photographs by Jan Parík entitled 'The Harp', 'Reality' and 'The Great and Strong' (see also DM1852/D93). 1 file, 4cm thick, September 1965-February 1975

DM1107/D97: Denise Levertov, Kenneth Rexroth, William Carlos Williams, 'Penguin Modern Poets, 9' (February 1967). Includes correspondence with literary agents; contract slips; correspondence with Denise Levertov, Kenneth Roxreth and Beatrice Roethke; partial typescripts; and contract. 1 file, 3cm thick, March 1964-August 1972

DM1107/D98: Peter Branscombe (trans.), Heine (July 1968). Includes correspondence with translator and cover brief. 1 file, 2cm thick, January 1961-December 1976

DM1107/D99: George Kay (trans.), Montale, 'Selected Poems' (November 1969). Includes correspondence with translator; partial typescripts; contract slips; cover brief; and catalogue note (contains photographs). 1 file, 1.5cm thick, May 1967-May 1971

DM1107/D100: Robin Skelton (ed.), 'Poetry of the Forties' (November 1968). First file includes correspondence with editor and permissions letters. Second file includes partial typescripts, as well as correspondence with editor and poets. 2 files, 4cm and 2.5cm thick, April 1966-April 1972

Catalogued by Evie Porat, Summer 2017
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