Typed poems by Kenneth Hopkins, with some correspondence with James Guthrie

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      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS 20c Hopkins
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  • Physical Description
      1 folder (22 ff.); manuscript and typescript.  Held in the original loose-leaf folder on which is pencilled the price paid for the collection in 1974, namely 10.

Scope and Content

Comprises: (1) A typescript copy of Hopkins's From the Chinese: 33 imaginary translations, dated as 'made in 1941', but anticipating publication in Derby in 1942, with a manuscript dedication to James Guthrie which includes a quotation from Goldsmith; (2) A typescript of an 8-line poem, 'The sun intended', and of an untitled 7-line poem which begins 'Consider age...'; (3) 1 autograph letter and 2 typescript letters (typed on Grasshopper Press paper) from Kenneth Hopkins to James Guthrie dated 28 April to 14 June 1943; and (4) A typescript advertisement for the Grasshopper Press, Derby, including a quotation from a poem by John Cowper Powys.

Administrative / Biographical History

Kenneth Hopkins (1914-1988), the poet, novelist, and creator of the Grasshopper Press, Derby. For fuller details of his life and achievements see The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Myers, 25 June 1974.


In English.