The archive of Bryan Stanley Johnson contains the working papers and drafts of his published and unpublished novels, plays and poetry, film and television work, his journalistic work, his editing work for anthologies and periodicals, and correspondence concerning his professional career and personal life. In addition there are notebooks and papers containing draft creative work, research and ideas for writing projects. There are also press cuttings of articles about Johnson and his work and cuttings of his published articles and reviews. The personal papers include notes from his time at university as well as collected material relating to the periods he worked at the Glyn Club and Gregynog.
B.S. Johnson Archive
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 58 Add MS 89001
- Alternative Id.(ark) ark:/81055/vdc_100000000094.0x000072
- Dates of Creation1933-2004
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description399 files
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Scope and Content
Conditions Governing Access
Available for research unless otherwise stated
Purchased by private treaty from the B.S. Johnson estate through Sotheby's, 21 Apr 2008
Conditions Governing Use
Access permitted unless stated otherwise.
No further accruals expected.
Booth, Francis, Amongst Those Left (Amazon 2012)
Coe, Jonathan, Like A Fiery Elephant (London, Picador 2004)
Tew, Philip, B.S. Johnson: A Critical Reading (Manchester University Press 2001)
Redell, Nicholas, Fighting Fictions: the Novels of B.S. Johnson, (Nottingham, Paupers Press 2000)
-, Re-reading B.S. Johnson, edited by Philip Tew and Glyn White, (Palgrave Macmillan 2007)
-, Well Done God!: Selected Prose and Drama of B. S. Johnson, edited by Jonathan Coe, Julia Jordan and Philip Tew (Picador 2013)