Mary Brooke's assignment of copyright
          for the works of Rupert Brooke to Wilfrid Gibson, Lascelles Abercrombie
          and Walter de la Mare. 1920.

Mary Brooke's assignment of copyright for the works of Rupert Brooke to Wilfrid Gibson, Lascelles Abercrombie and Walter de la Mare. 1920.

University of Gloucestershire
Special Collections and Archives

The University of Gloucestershire has a major archive to promote interest in the work of the Dymock Poets and to provide an important resource for those engaged in cultural, historical and literary research. The archive contains:

  • Manuscripts and first editions of the writings of Lascelles Abercrombie presented to the College by his family
  • A comprehensive collection of the works of Edward Thomas, together with critical and biographical materials purchased from the estate of the late Alan Hancox
  • Works, photographs and personal ephemera donated by the family of Wilfrid Gibson
  • Manuscripts, first editions and ephemera from the family of Eleanor Farjeon
  • An extensive collection of editions and critical works covering the career of Robert Frost, some donated by his grand-daughter, Lesley Lee Francis
  • A major collection of the works of John Drinkwater, including many signed first editions
  • A wide selection of editions and critical works covering the writings of the Dymock Poets
  • Works relating to other Gloucestershire and Herefordshire poets of the period and leading figures of the Georgian Poetry Movement
  • Scholarly papers, journals and bibliographies relating to the Dymock poets
  • Newsletters, correspondence and publicity material from two literary societies, the Friends of the Dymock Poets and the Edward Thomas Fellowship
  • Multimedia resources, including: audio, video and CD-ROM

Further Information

The Dymock Poets Special Collection has also published occasional papers on each of the Dymock poets. Information on these can be found in the Bibliography on this site.

Details of the Special Collections, including opening hours, can be found at their website. The Dymock Poets Special Collection is described on the Gloucestershire Poets, Writers and Artists Collection web page. (This is a work in progress with a planned completion date of May 2016).

The book-based material in the collection is catalogued onto the University’s library catalogue. Archival and ephemeral material can be searched on the archive catalogue. The search can be limited to Gloucestershire Poets, Writers and Artists material (the wider collection in which the Dymock Poets Special Collection sits) by clicking on “locations and collections” and limiting the search to “GPWA”.

The University of Gloucestershire Archives also purchases items and collections, providing long-term protection for manuscripts, papers and rare books, and will also be happy to receive materials for long-term or short-term loan.


Contact Details

The Dymock Poets Archive (QU024)
University of Gloucestershire
Francis Close Hall
Swindon Rd
GL50 4AZ

Tel: 01242 714851


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