U-V-W Miscellaneous

Scope and Content

File containing correspondence and papers as follows:

  • /1-4 Correspondence with Audrey Verity relating to arrangements for her to help prepare and proof-read PN Review issues 15-16 (8 Jan-12 Feb 1980).
  • /5-6 Letter from Charles Whitworth with copy reply, relating to: the distribution of Fyfield books; and Whitworth's detailed proposal of a selection of Thomas Lodge's poetry for the series, which Schmidt is unable to undertake at present (24 Jan-6 Feb 1980).
  • /7-10 Correspondence with Grahame White relating to White's essay on Pleynet accepted for PN Review, and his submission of some poems and a short story which Schmidt declines (30 Jul-29 Nov 1979).
  • /11-17 Correspondence with Michael Wheeler relating to his contribution to the Crisis for Cranmer and King James issue of PN Review (27 Apr 1979-27 Jun 1980).
  • /18-21 Correspondence with David Wevill relating to plans for the publication of his poetry collection Rincones by Carcanet (29 Nov 1979-18 Jun 1980).
  • /22-26 and /60 Correspondence with David Westgarth relating to the possibility of Westgarth working for Carcanet (12 Apr-18 Jun 1980).
  • /27-28 Letter from Arnold Wesker with copy reply, relating to the possibility of Carcanet publishing work by Frederick Feirstein, which Wesker recommends (2-7 Jun 1980).
  • /29-32 Correspondence with James L. Weil of the Elizabeth Press, New York, relating to arrangements for offprinting [Umberto] Saba's [Thirty-one poems] by Carcanet for British distribution (20 Aug-11 Oct 1979).
  • /33-34 Letter from Harry E. Wedeck with copy reply, relating to a medieval accentual metrical translation of R.L. Stevenson's 'A Child's Garden of Verses' Wedeck has completed, which Schmidt declines (14 Dec 1979-3 Jan 1980).
  • /35-37 and /129 Correspondence with Bill Webb of the Guardian relating to: Webb's advice on finding a publisher to distribute Carcanet books in Ireland; and Schmidt's objections to comments made in an article by Webb, in which he apparently referred to the literary extremism of PN Review (22 Jan-1 Feb 1980 & 4 Feb, year omitted).
  • /38 Letter from M.L.H.L. Weaver relating to: a piece of correspondence he has contributed to PN Review; his plans to write a book about Donald [Davie]; and [Susan] Sontag (24 Apr, year omitted).
  • /39 Copy letter to H.L. Weatherby relating to Schmidt's receipt of his essay 'Southerners and Marxists', forwarded by Donald Davie (6 Apr 1979).
  • /40-41 Letter from Justin Wintle, who asks Schmidt to contribute to the reference book Makers of Modern Culture; with Schmidt's copy reply, stating that he is unable to contribute at such short notice, but suggesting the inclusion of pieces on C.H. Sisson, Donald Davie and Edgell Rickword (4-7 Sep 1979).
  • /42-45 Correspondence with Jason Wilson relating to his submission of an essay on W.H. Hudson which is accepted by Schmidt for PN Review, and a poetry manuscript called '3 Foot Babe and A.', on which Schmidt comments (with Wilson's response to these comments) (22 Mar-11 Jun 1980).
  • /46-47 Two letters from Ursula Vaughan Williams relating to her book Silence and music which she is sending to Schmidt, and the acceptance of her poem 'Fast Bind - Fast Find' for Poetry Nation VI. In /47 she encloses three typescript poems: 'Dona nobis pacem'; ' "Peace after war.." '; and 'Welcoming enemies' (10 Jan-4 Oct 1975).
  • /48-49 Letter from Steven Williams with copy reply, relating to a planned writing group at Manchester University (22 Oct 1979 & n.d.).
  • /50-53 Correspondence with Harry Williams. /53 is a letter from Williams written in response to a piece on Jack Clemo by Donald Davie; the rest of the correspondence relates to plans to publish this letter in PN Review 10 (19 Mar-8 May 1979).
  • /54-55 Letter from Frederick G. Williams with copy reply, relating to his request to publish poems from Helder Macedo's Carcanet book Contemporary Portuguese Poetry (1-9 May 1979).
  • /56-57 Letter from G.B.H. Wightman with copy reply, relating to the possibility of Wightman contributing reviews to PN Review (12-17 Apr 1979).
  • /58-59 Letter from Celina Wieniewska with copy reply, relating to plans to submit specimen translations by Daniel Huws of poems by Ingeborg Bachmann to Piper Verlag for the Bachmann estate to see (3-7 Dec 1979).
  • /61-63 Correspondence with Gerald Woods relating to plans for a small edition of Donald Davie's Three for water-music to be published by Woods (24 Sep-14 Nov 1979).
  • /64 Copy letter to Pat Ball, managing director of Wood, Westworth and Co. of St Helens, rejecting their quotes for jackets and cover printing (12 Nov 1979).
  • /65 Letter from Barry Wood, enclosing a typescript review of Edwin Morgan's Rites of passage and The new divan (8 Oct 1979).
  • /66-82 Correspondence with Helen Watanabe relating to: her essays on Kleist ['An Introduction to Heinrich von Kleist'] and Spenser ['Edmund Spenser and Ireland: a defence'] accepted for PN Review [16 and 14 respectively]; plans for a long piece on Schiller she is also submitting to Schmidt [this became her translation of On the naive and sentimental in literature, published by Carcanet in 1980]; her recommendation of Elaine Care as an advisor on modern German poetry and literature; her plans to translate stories by [Adalbert] Stifter; and the birth of Watanabe's daughter and Schmidt's son during the same period (12 Jun 1979-27 May 1980).
  • /83-86 Correspondence with Alice Watson of John Calder Publishers, relating to: a forthcoming visit to the UK by William Burroughs, who is published by Calder, and the possibility of Schmidt interviewing him for the radio; and a permission request relating to Samuel Beckett's Company (15 Nov 1979-30 Jun 1980).
  • /87-88 Letter from Eileen Warren of Matchlight Independent Poetry Promotions, with copy reply, relating to the forwarding of some literature about a poetry reading to Liz Locchead and Margaret Reynolds (3-16 Aug 1979).
  • /89-90 Letter from David Watson with copy reply, relating to: the possibility of Carcanet publishing fiction by Pavese and Calvino, and the subsequent decision to abandon their expansion into fiction for financial reasons (4-19 Mar 1979).
  • /91-97 Correspondence with J.P. Ward relating to: his interest in C.H. Sisson's forthcoming translation of Dante; his journal Poetry Wales and the exchange of advertisements with PN Review; and a misprint in Ward's essay 'Ritual Murder' (14 May 1979-31 Mar 1980).
  • /98-99 Letter from John Ward with copy reply, relating to: Schmidt's decision to decline a poetry collection by Ward; and Ward's revision of his poems 'High Costa Mill' and 'Roots in Lastingham' for publication in PN Review [15] (12-15 Jun 1979).
  • /100 Letter from Donald Ward relating to the acceptance of his poems 'The Planes' and 'The Visitor' for Poetry Nation VI, and Schmidt's invitation to Ward to submit more material for possible inclusion in the Ten English poets anthology (3 Oct 1975).
  • /101-104 Correspondence with and relating to Peter Walton. Relates to: the disposal of remaining copies of his book Out of season; and Schmidt's review of W.S. Graham in PN Review 12 (22 Jan-29 Feb 1980).
  • /105-108 Correspondence with Martin Walser relating to: the possibility of Carcanet publishing a selection of Walser's essays; and of publishing a couple of them in PN Review (31 Oct 1979-29 Jan 1980).
  • /109-110 Letter from John Wain with copy reply, relating to Wain's offer to waive the fee for the use of his Edmund Wilson broadcast (24-30 Apr 1979).
  • /111-112 Letter from [William] Waldegrave relating to his attempts to help publicise the campaign against withdrawing the Authorized Version and Book of Common Prayer; with a photocopied sheet of some signatories to the petition organized by PN Review (27 Mar 1980).
  • /113-114 Letter from Keith Waddams with copy reply, relating to a request for photographs of Edwin Morgan and Elaine Feinstein for use in Rolle College, Exmouth (21-29 Mar 1979).
  • /115-116 Letter from Peter Yates with copy reply, relating to the possibility of submitting the manuscript of his Collected poems (1-9 Oct 1979).
  • /117-118 Letter from a Mrs Vichy, with copy reply, relating to advice on publishers who might consider her doctoral thesis on Rupert Brooke (21-24 Jan 1980).
  • /119-121 Correspondence with E.M. Valk relating to the planned publication of his translation of Hermann Hesse's 'Letter to a Young Poet' in PN Review (25 Sep-22 Oct 1979).
  • /122-123 Letter from Judith Ravenscroft of Urdang Editorial Agency, Aylesbury,with copy reply, relating to the possibility of Urdang supplying editorial staff to work for Carcanet (17-22 Oct 1979).
  • /124-125 Letter from Hugh Underhill with copy reply, relating to his Australian magazine Helix and the possibility of advertising in PN Review (30 Mar 1979 & n.d.).
  • /126-127 Letter from Sidney Wild with copy reply, relating to: his connection with St Ann's Church in Manchester; and his support for the campaign for the Authorized Version and Book of Common Prayer initiated in PN Review 13 (27 Dec 1979-3 Jan 1980).
  • /128 Copy letter to Richard Wilbur relating to: the receipt of his poem 'Gnomons' for PN Review; the forthcoming tribute to I.A. Richards in the magazine; and an invitation for Wilbur to submit further work (16 Jun 1980).