Sydney Matthewman, small press poetry by or associated with Matthewman or published by the Swan Press.

Scope and Content

Comprises (a) notebook containing typed versions of poems for Matthewman's collection 'Interlude', with insertions; (b) five small books of verse by Matthewman, two published by the Swan Press (both presentation copies), and one printed by Alberta Vickridge (presentation copy by the printer); (c) seven small books of verse by others (including Cecil Lay and Alberta Vickridge), six of these published or printed by the Swan Press; (d) three Christmas cards printed for Sydney and Phyllis Matthewman, and one printed announcement of the birth of John Richard Brinton (13 July 1929) with a poem by Sydney Matthewman.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sydney Matthewman (1902-?), poet and printer, established the Swan Press in Leeds in the 1920s. He later moved it to London. The Swan Press published poets from Yorkshire and the north of England.

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