Typed letters from Jack Clemo to Victor Perry, who reviewed some of Clemo's work and compiled a bibliography on the poet during his diploma course in librarianship. Victor Perry regularly visited the Clemo couple with whom he corresponded for more than 20 years.
The letters provide an insight in the poet's work and bibliography. The making of, editions, revisions and reception of his poems and work are discussed including some of the underlying Christian themes and beliefs. Jack Clemo collected and contributed news cuttings, information and regular updates of reviews, articles, TV and radio programmes, interviews, books and broadcasts to Victor Perry, helping him in the compilation of his bibliography. The making of a BBC drama documentary film of Clemo's life, directed by Norman Stone is also mentioned in the 1979-1980 letters.
A picture of the poet's everyday life emerges from the personal letters, spanning from the times the couple lived at Goonamarris, St Austell, Cornwall to the times they finally moved to Rodwell, Weymouth, Dorset in 1984, having spent many holidays there. The letters contain references to various journeys which were sources of inspiration for Clemo's poems: Torquay and Dartmoor in Devon, Wales, Lake District, Merseyside and Venice, Italy.