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Collection Level Description: Commonplace Books of Martyn Skinner

Reference: MSS. Eng. d. 2564-5
Title: Commonplace Books of Martyn Skinner
Dates of Creation: 1928-91
Extent: 2 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Martyn Skinner

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Martyn Skinner (1906-93) was a poet. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Scope and Content

Commonplace books of Martyn Skinner, 1928-91.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bequeathed by Martyn Skinner, 1993.

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Further Information

Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Related Units of Description

Papers of Martyn Skinner (Dep. c. 543, c. 667-71, d. 316-17, d. 750-1; MSS. Eng. lett. c. 310-12, c. 331-2, c. 442, c. 622-38, c. 781, c. 856-7, d. 330; Eng. poet. c. 78/1-2); correspondence between Martyn Skinner and Geoffrey Hayward (MSS. Eng. c. 2682, c. 3268); letters from Martyn Skinner to Sir Rupert Hart-Davis (MSS. Eng. c. 4795-6).

Access Points

Poets | 20th century

Skinner | Martyn | 1906-1993 | Poet

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