The Rattle Bag

Scope and Content

Partly printed and typewritten, partly autograph. Contains notes on poets, photocopies of poems presumably collected during the selection process, some of which are arranged by poet, lists of contents and a leaflet about W.B. Yeats's house. Letters from Faber and Faber relating to publication of the anthology, which was compiled and edited by Hughes and Seamus Heaney, and correspondence relating to a later project that would have involved copies of The Rattle Bag being placed in Forte hotel rooms is included. A partial copy of a letter by Hughes to Rebecca Desmarais and a letter to Hughes from Keith Sagar are also included.


Originally found in a a box file containing correspondence relating to The School Bag and The Rattle Bag

Conditions Governing Access


Not Public Record(s)


Published by Faber and Faber in 1982.