Essays and verse submitted to The Gryphon

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Examples of student writing, being essays and verse by various hands submitted to the University of Leeds magazine, The Gryphon, and apparently rejected by its editor: (1) The Agonies of composition, by Slacker (typescript, 3 ff.); (2) Carnival celebrations in north France, by Marjorie Joan Hill (3 ff.); (3) The Case of the elderly lady, by E. J. (6 ff.); (4) A Child's guide to the University, by K. Foster (2 ff.); (5) Choros from a tragedy, by John Rayner Heppenstall; (6) A Consolation for degree day, by Cunctator [Frank Atherton Addison] (2 ff.); (7) Drama at Knaresborough, by Doris Fielding [ne Marsden] (typescript, 5 ff.) with a covering letter to the editor, dated 20th March; (8) Ee them yewniversity lads, by A. C. Cooper (typescript, 2 ff.); (9) Envoi, by Ronald Reeve (typescript); (10) On watching football matches, by Harold Brook Hodgson (3 ff.); (11) The radio shop, by M. A. (5 ff.); (12) Verse: begins, "Some things there are admit degree", by J. (typescript), endorsed in pencil: "Gryphon copy for May issue 1932. Rejected."; (13) Those conventions, by Charles Edward Johnson (4 ff.); (14) Verbum sapienti, by Veteran (3 ff.), annotated in pencil: "L. B. I. M. Lawrence".

Administrative / Biographical History

The Gryphon began publication in December 1897 and continued until the early 1960s. There was a mixture of staff and student involvement in its production, but students soon established themselves in the editorial chair, although the committee always included one or two representatives of the academic staff. By the 1930s The Gryphon had become increasingly an expression of student activities and views and was supported by the Old Students Association

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See also MSS 392, 393