Letters and papers of the Greville Press, together with some of its publications

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Comprises the business papers of the Greville Press, correspondence relating to the planning and selection of material for publication with some drafts and proofs, examples of Greville Press and other small presses' publications, and some postcards.

Administrative / Biographical History

Anthony Astbury (1940- ) was a schoolmaster at Emscote Lawn School, Warwick, when in 1975 he founded a small English poetry press, the Greville Press, named after Sir Fulke Greville (1554-1628). The playwright Harold Pinter, amongst others, has assisted him in the administration of the company, which is non-profitmaking. In May 2000 the press celebrated its 25th anniversary. It is noted in literary circles for its fine productions of chiefly shorter twentieth-century English poems with small print-runs.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Anthony Astbury on 27 May 2002.


In English.

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