Stan Barstow Archive

Scope and Content

Comprises: (1) Autograph manuscript and typescript drafts of Barstow's writings, including: 'A brother's tale'; 'A kind of loving'; 'A raging calm'; 'A season with Eros'; ' About the novel'; 'Ask me tomorrow'; 'B-Movie'; 'Give us this day'; 'In my own good time'; 'Joby'; 'Just you wait and see'; 'Listen for the trains, Love'; 'My son, my son'; 'Next of kin'; 'Should old acquaintance'; 'South Riding'; 'The glad eye'; 'The right true end'; 'The violent friends'; 'The watchers on the shore'; 'Time's children'; 'Travellers'; and 'Z cars'; (2) 9 proof copies with autograph manuscript corrections, including: 'A raging calm'; 'A season with Eros'; 'Ask me tomorrow'; 'B-Movie'; 'Give us this day'; 'Just you wait and see'; ''Next of kin'; 'The desperadoes'; and 'The watchers on the shore'; (3) 15 printed vols. of Barstow's works translated into other languages, as follows: 'A brother's tale' (German); ''A kind of loving' (Armenian, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch (twice), German, Russian, Slovak, and Swedish); 'A raging calm' (Dutch); 'Ask me tomorrow' (Swedish); 'Joby' (Russian); 'The right true end' (German); and 'The watchers on the shore' (Dutch and German); (4) 2 files of correspondence with readers of his works, namely: 'Fans', ca. 1956-1996, and 'Students', ca. 1965-1994; (5) Envelope containing lists describing the contents of the archive, a printed biography of him photocopied from 'Contemporary novelists', and correspondence between the Brotherton Library and Bloomsbury Book Auctions dated 1995-1996 concerning the sale of this archive.

Access Information

This collection is subject to various access conditions. Please see individual catalogue descriptions for further details on access.