Letters and papers of Ruthven Todd relating to his studies on William Blake

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Letters and papers of Ruthven Todd, Scottish poet, writer and expert on Blake, relating to his studies on William Blake

Administrative / Biographical History

Ruthven Campbell Todd, Scottish poet, writer and expert on Blake, was born in 1914 and educated at Fettes College, Edinburgh. After a period of uncertainty, he decided to enter the literary world, supporting a young family with his earnings as an advertiser's copy-writer and writer of poetry and fiction. A conscientious objector, he continued thus in various localities during the war. Other novels and books of poems followed until he left England for good in 1947 for the United States and then, in 1958, Mallorca, where he died in 1978

Conditions Governing Access

Closed until 2011

Acquisition Information

The gift of F.C.C. Todd, October 1979

Note

In English

Other Finding Aids

Contents listed in Handlist 49