Peter Redgrove Archive

Scope and Content

This collection comprises autograph manuscript notebooks, scrapbooks and other literary papers of the poet Peter Redgrove. Includes proofs and example of published works, papers relating to a student writing seminar, and notebooks and scrapbooks containing ms and typescript poem drafts and photographs.

Additional material added to collection November 2017: Correspondence [BC MS 20c Redgrove/5].

Administrative / Biographical History

Peter Redgrove, poet, novelist, and dramatist, was born at Kingston upon Thames, Surrey on 2 January 1932. He attended Taunton School, and went on to read Natural Sciences at Queens College, Cambridge. During his time in Cambridge, he founded the student literary magazine Delta, which published early works by Ted Hughes and ran for some 20 years. He also became involved in 'The Group,' a cluster of poets brought together under the aegis of Philip Hobsbaum. From 1962 to 1965 was the sixth poet to become a Gregory Fellow at Leeds.


This collection is arranged into the following subfonds (sub-collections): Poetry Collections and Published Poems Notebooks Fiction Appointments (Gregory Fellowship)

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Purchased partly from the author, 10 December 1962, 24 October 1963 and 20 May 1965; partly from the Arts Council of Great Britain, 18 June 1976; and partly from Colin Huggett in December 1994.

Conditions Governing Use

Material in this collection is in copyright. Photocopies or digital images can only be supplied by the Library for research or private study within the terms of copyright legislation. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain the copyright holder's permission to reproduce for any other purpose. Guidance is available on tracing copyright status and ownership.

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