Additional papers of Ruthven Todd, containing material relating to William Blake

Scope and Content

Includes articles on Blake by other writers; photographs and copies of Blake illustrations; also catalogues

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


The Blake illustrations are arranged alphabetically by title

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of Dr F. C. C. Todd, Department of French, University of Leeds


In English

Related Material

See also MS 470