Correspondence of Terence Hards

Scope and Content

The principal subject of Terence Hards's correspondence with Graves is poetry, although Hards also writes about his domestic life, work - variously for Joshua Podro's International Press-Cutting Bureau, as a milkman, labourer and clerical worker - and mutual friends, notably Lynette Roberts, Martin Seymour-Smith and James Reeves. In 1964 Graves, under the Seizin Press imprint, published Hards's volume of poetry 'As it Was' and wrote its introduction; this is discussed in the correspondence. The series also contains one letter to William Graves, a bundle of poems, and two press cuttings of obituaries.


Correspondence is arranged in approximate chronological order by recipient, although the majority of letters are undated so the order may not be reliable. Other material is placed at the end of the sequence.


Canelluñ Collection number: CC0467

This refers to the arrangement of the papers in Robert Graves’ study before they were transferred to the College.