Plowman Papers

Scope and Content

Papers, 1907-1966, of Max Plowman and Dorothy Lloyd Plowman, comprising papers of Max Plowman, including correspondence, manuscripts and notebooks including publications, drafts of works, typescripts of plays, poems, articles and addresses, newspaper articles, and diaries; papers of Dorothy Lloyd Plowman, including correspondence, poems, prose, and writings on Max Plowman and on family relationships.

Administrative / Biographical History

Max Plowman was born on 1 September 1883 at Northumberland Park, Tottenham, and was educated at various private schools. From 1937 to 1938 he was Secretary of the Peace Pledge Union. He was the Editor of 'The Adelphi' from 1938. Plowman married Dorothy Lloyd Sulman in 1914 and had one son. Plowman died on 3 June 1941. Publications: four books of verse; 'War and the creative impulse' (1919); 'Introduction to the study of Blake' (1927); 'A subaltern on the Somme (by Mark VII)' (1928); and 'The faith called pacifism' (1936).

Access Information

Certain restrictions apply

This collection is not yet catalogued and Dorothy Plowmna's papers are currently closed.. Please contact Special Collections for further information.

Acquisition Information

Part of the collection was presented by Piers Plowman (son of Max and Dorothy) in September 1982.

Other Finding Aids

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Conditions Governing Use

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Related Material

Newcastle upon Tyne University, Robinson Library, holds 23 letters of Max Plowman to Jack Common, 1930-1940. Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, holds 42 letters to Geoffrey Keynes, 1924-1925. University of London (Library - Senate House) holds letters to Thomas Sturge Moore (Ref: MS 978). See also 'Location register of twentieth-century English literary manuscripts' (1988).