Michael Roberts, Selected poems and prose

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 CPA/1/2/2/27
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 Sequence 2, Box 48 [100]
  • Dates of Creation
      Jan 1979 & n.d.
  • Physical Description
      172 sheets

Scope and Content

Manuscript of Michael Roberts's Selected poems and prose, edited with an introduction by Frederick Grubb (Manchester: Carcanet New Press, 1980). The book was printed by Billings. The manuscript consists of: typescript outline of the volume's structure, supplied by Grubb; Grubb's typescript editor's note, contents list and chronology (his introduction is not included here); texts by Roberts which have been photocopied from published sources; and typescript bibliography by Grubb. Grubb has added annotations in red ink and pencil, and in the bibliography also in black. He has supplied some titles for untitled reviews, some of which were renamed (probably by Schmidt) before publication. Stored with a letter to Schmidt from Grubb relating to the manuscript (dated 29 January 1979).


Grubb had numbered his own typescript pages, and given internal running numbers to each Roberts text. The archivist has now added running sheet numbers throughout.