The Drinkwater Collection

Scope and Content

A small collection of manuscript poems, several of which were written for Maud Vinden (the donor's mother).

Administrative / Biographical History

John Drinkwater, 1882-1937, playwright, poet and actor.

Reference: Finding aid to The Drinkwater Collection


The papers are kept in the order imposed on them by the donor.

Access Information

Open. Access to all registered researchers.

Acquisition Information

This collection was presented by J.S. Vinden.

Other Finding Aids

Please see full catalogue for further details.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the University Archivist, Special Collections. Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Special Collections will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

Further letters and papers of John Drinkwater are located in the Letters Additional artificial collection in the Special Collections Department. The Library also holds a very comprehensive collection of Drinkwater's books, mostly autograph copies.