Holdings include three significant and inter-related literary archives, comprising 88 archive boxes. These are: the papers of John Moore (1907-1967) of Tewkesbury and Kemerton, novelist, poet, broadcaster, countryside campaigner and co-founder of the Cheltenham Literary festival, 1930s-c.2003; papers of and relating to Ivor Gurney (1890-1937), poet and composer, c.1910-c.1990; papers of P. J. Kavanagh relating to his work editing Ivor Gurney’s poetry; and the papers of John Wilton Haines of Hucclecote, poet, botanist and solicitor, 1902-1950s. Haines included many writers and musicians amongst his circle of friends and acquaintances. All three archives have more than just local importance. The Gurney archive and the J.W. Haines archive (because of his range of contacts) are of national, and certainly in the case of Gurney, international significance.
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|1. Papers of and relating to John Moore (1907-1967) of Tewkesbury and Kemerton, novelist, poet , broadcaster and countryside campaigner, 1930s- c.2003.
Extent: c. 27 archive boxes = 0.84 cubic metres
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Donated at various times between January 2000 and 2006
|2. Papers of and relating to Ivor Gurney (1890-1937), poet and composer, c.1910-c,1990
Deposited 10/1/2006Extent: c. 40 archive boxes = 1.2 cubic metres
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