Materials relating to the composition and publication of Da Capo: a sequence of poems [by] Peter Dale, with Back for somehow on: an essay on Da Capo [by] Philip Hoy (London, 1997)

Scope and Content

Principally comprises autograph manuscript drafts of poems by Peter Dale for Da Capo, a manuscript notebook belonging to Peter Dale entitled 'Notes/ Da Capo/ 1993-96', several autograph typescript drafts of the whole work with manuscript annotations, and 4 complete printed proofs of the whole work, of which some have corrections noted on them. Other materials include 2 letters concerning the publication of Da Capo and photocopied extracts from books or periodicals.

Administrative / Biographical History

Peter (John) Dale, the poet, translator, interviewer, and editor, was born on 21 August 1938 and educated at Strode's School, Egham, Surrey, and St Peter's College, Oxford. He was Head of English at Hinchley Wood Comprehensive School, Surrey, for twenty-one years, and for a similar period shared the editing of Agenda with William Cookson. His published poetry includes The storms (1968) and Da Capo (1997), his translations The seasons of Cankam (1974) and Dante: The divine comedy (1996 onwards), and his literary-critical work, An introduction to rhyme (1998). Philip Hoy was born in 1952 and educated at Glastonbury High School in Surrey, and the Universities of York and Leeds. He has taught philosophy for many years both in the United Kingdom and overseas.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Peter Dale via Dr Philip Hoy in 2001.


In English.