The Waddington-Feather Archive

Scope and Content

Material concerning John Waddington-Feather. Handwritten poetry 1950 onwards contained in exercise books and on loose sheets. File of Yorkshire dialect notes including terminology of the artificial field boundary and letters to Waddington-Feather concerning his studies in dialects. Articles by Waddington-Feather and an essay about his play, &'Easy Street". Agreements for the publications of John Waddington Feather's books, 1966 and 1968. Printouts of his recent poems sent via e-mail 2000 onwards. Glyn Family material. Articles by and about Caroline Glyn. Copies of Caroline Glyn's book jackets, which she designed herself. Photocopies of Caroline Glyn's handwritten poetry. Programmes and reviews of Susan Glyn's work. Sir Anthony Glyn: photograph, obituary, and a critical essay on his poetry.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Waddington-Feather is an Anglican priest, educationalist and writer who was born in Keighley, West Yorkshire in 1933. He read English and Medieval Literature at Leeds University and graduated in 1954. He has taught in many schools and also at the University of Khartoum and his ministry has mainly been in prisons. His published works include novels, poetry, drama and academic papers.

Access Information

Available to researchers, by appointment.

Acquisition Information

Donated by the Rev. John Waddington-Feather. First deposit in 2000.


In English, with some parts in Yorkshire dialect

Other Finding Aids

An unpublished handlist is available

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be supplied or produced at the discretion of Special Collections staff, subject to copyright law and the condition of the originals. Applications for permission to make published use of any material should be directed to the Special Collections Librarian in the first instance. The Library will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

Related Material

There is a collection of the papers and published work of Anthony and Caroline Glyn in the Department of Special Collections, Boston University Libraries, Boston, Mass., USA.

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