Personal and writers' correspondence

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 58 Add MS 88918/35/1-36
  • Alternative Id.
      (ark) ark:/81055/vdc_100000000028.0x0001c0
  • Dates of Creation
      18 Mar 1958-25 Oct 1998
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      37 folders and packages

Scope and Content

Partly typewritten, partly autograph correspondence with Hughes by friends and acquaintances, including some well known literary and public figures. In some cases the letters include drafts of replies and notes made by Hughes relating to them. Material enclosed with letters, such as photographs, is also included if it is not large, although larger enclosures such as volumes have been placed separately under the heading 'Writings and enclosed material by others' (Add MS 88918/43-120). In some cases the correspondence is addressed to Ted, in some to Ted and Carol and in others to Carol. Correspondence sent to Carol Hughes following her husband's death can be found at Add MS 88918/40-42.


Arranged alphabetically and then chronologically within alphabetical sequence. Letters from individuals with surname Mac and Mc are filed together with Mac names first. Letters from unknown individuals, either because they do not give their surname or their signature is illegible have been placed at the end of this section.

Access Information

Available for research unless otherwise stated

Not Public Record(s)

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

32 folders and 5 oversize items in melinex enclosures

Related Material

Audio cassettes sent by John Dentith and Rosemarie Rowley can now been found in the British Library's Sound Archive. For further information please see Add MS 88918/35/6 and Add MS 88918/35/28.

Additional Information

Partially reserved - letters in Add MS 88918/35/4, Add MS 88918/35/5, Add MS 88918/35/9, Add MS 88918/35/13, Add MS 88918/35/23, Add MS 88918/35/24 and Add MS 88918/35/34 have been reserved for Data Protection reasons.