Marron Papers

Scope and Content

Letters to Alex Comfort from Margaret Marron, dated 19 October 1946, and Os Marron, dated 17 October 1945 and 5 January 1946; poems by Os Marron, some typescript and some printed, dating from the 1940s.

Administrative / Biographical History

Os Marron was a Lancashire poet (d1947). He was the son of a miner and cotton worker and one of a small number of working class poets writing in the 1940s. He died of tubercolosis. Alex Comfort (1920-2000) was a gerontologist and author.

Access Information


The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Acquisition Information

Given by Alex Comfort in February 1967.

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Normal copyright restrictions apply.

Related Material

University College London Special Collections also holds papers of Alex Comfort (Ref: COMFORT).