Papers of Martyn Skinner

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      GB 161 Dep. c. 543, c. 667-71, d. 316-17, d. 750-1; MSS. Eng. lett. c. 310-12, c. 331-2, c. 442, c. 622-38, c. 781, c. 856-7, d. 330; Eng. poet. c. 78/1-2
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      38 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Skinner's correspondence and literary papers. The bulk of the collection consists of literary and personal correspondence. Biographical notes by Skinner on the major correspondents are to be found at MS. Eng. lett. c. 638, fols. 139-42.

Administrative / Biographical History

Martyn Skinner (1906-1993) was a poet. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The majority of the papers were given to the Library by Martyn Skinner at various dates between 1973 and 1984.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

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