Letters from Douglas Dunn to Peter Didsbury

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Comprises letters and postcards as well as notes by Peter Didsbury to accompany these

Administrative / Biographical History

Peter Didsbury was born in 1946 in Fleetwood, Lancashire but moved to Hull as a child. He studied English and Hebrew at Oxford University and taught English for eight years. He took a research degree at Durham University and subsequently became an archaeologist. He also teaches Creative Writing for a number of organisations, including the University of Hull.

His published poetry collections include The Butchers of Hull (1982); The Classical Farm (1987); and That Old-Time Religion (1994). The two latter collections were Poetry Book Society Recommendations. His fourth full-length collection, A Natural History, is included in Scenes from a Long Sleep: New & Collected Poems (2003).

Conditions Governing Access

Access will be granted to any accredited reader

Custodial History

Purchased from Peter Didsbury, Hull, November 1992

Related Material

Other papers of Douglas Dunn are at U DDD, U DP183 and U DP189