Category: Gloucestershire Poets Writers and Artists

University saves unique Dymock Poet letters

Special Collections and Archives at the university has secured important letters written by the famous American poet Robert Frost for their Dymock Poets Special Collection. The university, with the aid of grants from Friends of the National Libraries […]

  Dymock Poets 3 August 2018  

New Wilfrid Wilson Gibson Material

During the Christmas holidays I had the pleasure of collecting a major donation of Wilfrid Wilson Gibson material from Mr John Chirgwin. Gibson is one of the Dymock Poets and hails from Hexham in Northumberland, where fate had […]

  Dymock Poets 16 January 2018  

Visit to the John Masefield Society Archive

Last week I visited the John Masefield Society Archive in Ledbury. It is always nice to get out from behind the desk, and having been a fan of Masefield’s The Midnight Folk and The Box of Delights since childhood […]

  Gloucestershire Poets Writers and Artists 23 November 2017  

New John Drinkwater material

We recently purchased some new John Drinkwater material to add to our extensive holdings on the Dymock Poets. These plays and speeches were once part of John Drinkwater’s own personal library, and includes a cancelled edition of the […]

  Dymock Poets 26 October 2017  

Dymock Poets Special Collection Update

Cataloguing of the Dymock Poets Special Collection is reaching the final stages with only the material from Myfanwy Thomas (Edward Thomas’s youngest daughter) left to sort. The rest of the catalogue is now complete and available to search […]

  Catalogue 12 August 2016  

Cataloguing the Dymock Poets Special Collection begins!

The cataloguing of the archival and ephemeral material in our Dymock Poets Special Collection has begun. The collection is unique, telling the story of the commune of poets who settled in Dymock just before the outbreak of the […]

  Catalogue 30 October 2015  

Gloucestershire Poets, Writers and Artists Collection

The Gloucestershire Poets, Writers and Artists Collection (GPWA) is an umbrella collection incorporating works and material of a literary or artistic nature relating to Gloucestershire. Dymock Poets Special Collection  On the north-west borders of Gloucestershire, in the years […]

  Gloucestershire Poets Writers and Artists 24 September 2015  

Archive Item of the Month – December 2012

B13 – ‘Midwinter’ by Miriam Macgregor (Whittington Press, 2012) This month’s archive item has a suitably wintery theme and is the latest accession to our Whittington Press Collection. Midwinter is a beautifully presented set of wood engravings by […]

  Gloucestershire Poets Writers and Artists 20 December 2012  

Archive Item of the Month – January 2012

In amongst all the draft poems, correspondence and papers of the U.A. Fanthorpe can be found many items that at first wouldn’t seem relevant to a collection of papers belonging to a poet. On closer examination however, each […]

  Gloucestershire Poets Writers and Artists 25 January 2012  

Archive Item of the Month – November 2010

These tiny books were made by The Whittington Press, whose material forms part of our Gloucestershire Poets, Writers and Artists Collection (GPWA). Wine from my Garden by Miriam Macgregor (2000) measures just 6cm high whilst Country Calendar : […]

  Gloucestershire Poets Writers and Artists 16 November 2010