Literary papers, including manuscripts, typescripts, printed material and correspondence of Ted Walker.
The material encompasses a combination of literary and personal papers, dating from 1960 until c.1998. In terms of literary papers, the collection includes a broad selection of Walker's poetry, ranging from the mid-sixties ('Tiger', 'Oaksonnet', 'Whale', 'Thamesprings', 'Over the juniper downs ', 'You lay fresh-furrowed clay ', 'Porpoises', 'The Mushrooms', 'My father's gloves', 'Song', 'Cowman', 'Founder') through to the early seventies ('Letter to Barbados', 'Home Made Wedding Card for George and Janet', 'The Elephants' and a translation from Lecomte de Lisle) and late nineties ('Uncle George', 'For His Dead Wife', 'Carpenter and Son', 'Fetching Water', 'In the Back Yard', 'The Regatta', 'Poem for my Mother'). The papers also include a manuscript of Walker's novel 'Spain' (1987). Other printed materials found within the collection are notes on a Betjeman lecture delivered by Walker (1986), issues of the literary periodical 'Priapus' (1962-64), and a short story (1973). The personal papers comprise of two sets of letters; the first contains correspondence from between 1960 and 1966 to Walker's brother George, the second consists of thirteen later letters (1979) , some of which contain enclosures of poems and news cuttings written to George and other family members.