Birthday Letters

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 58 Add MS 88918/1/2-16
  • Alternative Id.
      (ark) ark:/81055/vdc_100000000047.0x000111
  • Dates of Creation
      [before Feb 1998] - 26 Feb 1998
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      15 folders and volumes

Scope and Content

Poetry drafts, notes, personal reflections and correspondence relating to the creation, development and publication of Birthday Letters.


Original order of papers previously housed in box files under original titles has been retained.

Access Information


Not Public Record(s)

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

14 folders and 1 oversize volume


Collection of 88 poems published in 1998. Won Forward, T.S. Eliot, Whitbread, South Bank and book of the year prizes in that year.

Additional Information

A copy of the first edition of St Botolph's Review with Hughes's annotations can be found in the Rare Books Collection (shelf mark RF.2010.b.10.).