Contributors' proofs

Scope and Content

Page proofs or sections of page proofs which have been corrected by their authors, and often also initialled or signed with a note to Warner. The proofs are lacking Michael Schmidt's review of two poetry anthologies and Hamburger's 'Postscript' as in the manuscript. There are three copies of Sisson's Editorial: the first copy was originally stored with material relating to Poetry Nation 2, and the remaining two were stored with this set of proofs (all have been corrected and initialled by Sisson). There are also two copies of the poems by Peter Scupham. Five covering letters from authors had been placed at the top of the bundle; these are from Michael Cayley, Michael Hamburger, A.H. Attwell, Michael Vince and Henry Gifford; there is also a copy letter from Warner to Scupham relating to his poems.


These proofs were not stored any particular order, although in most cases the proofs of all contributions by each writer who contributed more than one piece were bundled together. Now the proofs are arranged broadly in the order in which the pieces appeared in the publication, although the archivist has not separated any of the composite bundles relating to a single author; where an author made more than one contribution their proofs are inserted at the point where the first piece appeared in the magazine. The archivist has added running numbers to each piece.