Correspondence between Eric White (Assistant Secretary, Arts Council) and Philip Larkin about the preservation of contemporary poetry manuscripts

Scope and Content

Including:

a) Discussion paper. Manuscripts of Living British Authors, Philip Larkin (pp. 2)

b) Discussion paper. Poets Manuscripts , Eric White, 21 February 1961

c) Discussion paper. Report on a visit to British Museum, Eric White, 22 March 1961

d) Discussion paper. Proposed plan for collecting specimen manuscripts of work of the British Poets, Tom Skeat (Keeper of Manuscripts at British Museum)

e) Discussion paper. Project for collecting specimen manuscripts of work of the British Poets, Eric White, 6 October 1961

f) Discussion paper. Collection of Manuscripts, Philip Larkin, 31 January 1962

g) Draft letter of appeal for contemporary poetry manuscripts, 16 February - 23 August 1962

h) Draft minutes of the meeting of the National Manuscripts Collection Sub-Committee, 20 June 1964

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