Shaggy and Spotty

Scope and Content

Mainly printed with autograph annotations. Contains a publisher's proof with autograph annotations and corrections, a faxed copy of the text of the story and correspondence with Faber and Faber relating to the proof, corrections and publication. A paperback published copy of the story is also included.


Originally found in a cardboard box containing papers relating to different works.

Conditions Governing Access


Not Public Record(s)


Children's story published in 1997, which Hughes described in letter to Ann Skea as having been 'found in my archive … a story I told the children when they were about two and just jotted notes' (part of 'A Timeline of Hughes' Life and Work' in The Laughter of Foxes: A Study of Ted Hughes, K.Sagar, 2006).