• This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 CQA1/2/8
  • Dates of Creation
      7 Jan 1971-28 Jan 1983
  • Physical Description
      37 pieces; 45 leaves.

Scope and Content

This file consists of correspondence which has been removed from Brian Cox's own archive because it relates entirely to CQ matters. Its contents are as follows:

/1 Copy letter to M[alcolm] Bradbury, inviting him to contribute a paper to a CQ conference (7 Jan 1971).

/2 Rough notes made by Brian Cox, apparently relating to conference plans (n.d.)

/3 Letter from A. Bartlett Giamatti relating to permission for reprinting an article (3 Nov 1976).

/4 Letter from Chris Morris relating to a change of address and an article contributed to CQ (7 Jan 1977).

/5-6 Letter from Patrick Parrinder relating to his CQ article on B.S. Johnson; with Cox's copy reply (7-17 Jun 1977).

/7 Copy letter to George Watson relating to Watson's article on Gray, and the literary knowledge of English students (20 Jul 1977).

/8 Letter from Paul [?Mills] relating to his poem 'Beached' and enclosing typescript poems 'He and She', 'Beached', 'For Jocasta' and 'Sun and Moon' (10 Dec 1977).

/9 Letter from J. Birje-Patil, relating to the possibility of Cox publishing two of his poems (8 Apr 1978).

/10-11 Copy letter to Blake Morrison, inviting him to contribute a review of a television adaptation of The Mayor of Casterbridge; with Morrison's reply (19-27 Apr 1978).

/12-13 Copy letter to Terry Eagleton, inviting him to contribute to a series of articles on 'Politics and Literature'; with Eagleton's reply (19-20 Apr 1978).

/14 Copy letter to R.S. Thomas, relating to an unidentified poem (2 May 1978).

/15-16 Copy letter to Barbara Jones, inviting her to review Helen Gardner's book on Four Quartets for CQ; with her reply (8 May 1978 & n.d.)

/17 Postcard from David Holbrook relating to an unidentified article [27 Jun 1978].

/18 Letter from Olwyn Hughes relating to three poems by Ted Hughes accepted by CQ (28 Jul 1978).

/19-21 Correspondence with Bernard Bergonzi relating to a planned article on literature and politics to follow Eagleton's piece in CQ (18 Aug-6 Sep 1978).

/22-24 Copy letters to Seamus Heaney, Norman MacCaig and G[eoffrey] Hill, inviting contributions to CQ (25 Sep 1978).

/25 Copy letter to Ted Hughes inviting him to read at a CQ conference (14 May 1981).

/26-27 Letter from Bernard Bergonzi, who offers to review the Poems of G.S. Fraser (edited by Ian Fletcher and John Lucas) for CQ, and refers to plans to compile a collection of his essays; with Cox's copy reply (30 May-4 Jun 1981).

/28 Copy letter to John Banks of Manchester University Press relating to a forthcoming CQ poetry pamphlet entitled Poetry Now (19 Jan 1982).

/29-30 Letter from Laurence Lerner, who offers to contribute an iconoclastic essay on [William] Golding's novel The Spire; with copy reply (19-27 Jan 1982).

/31-32 Copy letters to G.H. Roberts, Deputy Bursar of Manchester University, relating to payments for poets (24 May-7 Jun 1982).

/33 Letter from Wesleyan University Press relating to copyright permission in a poem by Richard Tillinghast (14 Jun 1982).

/34-37 Copy letters to Louis Simpson, William Stafford, Bernard Bergonzi and Roy Fuller, inviting them to contribute to the planned double issue of CQ to mark the journal's twenty-fifth anniversary (27-28 Jan 1983).

Related Material

These papers were originally stored in a larger miscellaneous file among Cox's own papers; the file was labelled CQ Conference and CQ odds and ends. Other papers from this original file can be found at CQA2/3/8 in the CQ Archive and at COX3/14, COX4/16 and COX8 in the Brian Cox Archive.