Speeches, Eulogies and biographical pieces

Scope and Content

Typewritten and autograph, a photocopy of autograph draft of eulogy given by Hughes at the funeral of his former teacher and friend, John Fisher, drafts of a piece written about Stephen Spender, a draft of 'Memorial Reading for William Golding, Salisbury Cathedral, November 20th [19]93' and two drafts of a piece about Peter Brook for the 'Peter Brook Festival 1989' are included. Drafts of a speech about Charles Causley, a copy of 'A Centenary Toast to T.S. Eliot' (a synopsis of which was given on 26th September 1988 at the Centenary Dinner for Eliot), drafts of an 'Introduction to a reading of The Waste Land, Palace Theatre' (given 25th September 1988) and 'On the Unveiling of the Plaque to T.S. Eliot'; a copy of a 'talk given at Exeter University' about Henry Williamson and drafts of a piece about John Montague (some of the autograph notes appear to have notes written about Stephen Spender as well) are also included. This folder contains some undated material.


Papers were originally found in box files containing material relating to different subjects and works

Conditions Governing Access


Not Public Record(s)