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.
Letters and papers of the Greville Press, together with some of its publications
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- ReferenceGB 206 Brotherton Collection MS 20c Greville
- Dates of Creation1975-2002
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description8 archive boxes and 3 pamphlet boxes, manuscript, typescript, postcards, and printed material.
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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.
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Access is unrestricted.
Purchased from Anthony Astbury on 27 May 2002.