Copy letters to Macmillan

Scope and Content

Copy letters to Derick Mirfin and Beverley Tarquini of Macmillan discussing publishing, in particular Dyson's Casebooks. Items of interest include:

  • /1: Letter dated 18 November 1981: Dyson writes to Mirfin about his views on Thom Gunn and Ted Hughes, mentions that R.S. Thomas is visiting overnight and Dyson hopes that he is "in contemplative mood (supplies of beer and gin are ready for the attempt)" and states "I hope to get something out of him for the casebook".
  • /2: Letter of 23 March 1982: Dyson writes to Mirfin discussing [Charles] Dickens's novels and makes light of Margaret Thatcher.


These letters were originally dispersed individually or in groups throughout the collection. They have been arranged in chronological order.