Commonplace books of Martyn Skinner

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Commonplace books of Martyn Skinner, 1928-91.

Administrative / Biographical History

Martyn Skinner (1906-93) was a poet. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

Bequeathed by Martyn Skinner, 1993.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Related Material

Papers of Martyn Skinner (Dep. c. 543, c. 667-71, d. 316-17, d. 750-1; MSS. Eng. lett. c. 310-12, c. 331-2, c. 442, c. 622-38, c. 781, c. 856-7, d. 330; Eng. poet. c. 78/1-2); correspondence between Martyn Skinner and Geoffrey Hayward (MSS. Eng. c. 2682, c. 3268); letters from Martyn Skinner to Sir Rupert Hart-Davis (MSS. Eng. c. 4795-6).