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Consists of correspondence regarding the publication, including contract and binding. Also included is the setting copy typescript.


Consists of a page proof with some annotations highlighting print error.

Glass Wings

Consists of letters and manuscripts relating to the Glass Wings by Fleur Adcock.
Fleur Adcock’s title refers to the transparent, glittering wings of some of the species – bees, mosquitoes, dragonflies – celebrated or lamented in a sequence of poems on encounters with arthropods, from the stick insects and crayfish of her native New Zealand to the clothes' moths that infest her London house. There is an elegy for the once abundant caterpillars of her English childhood, while other sections of the book include elegies for human beings and poems based on family wills from the 16th to the 20th centuries, as well as birthday greetings for old friends and for a new great-grandson.

Adcock, Fleur, 1934 - , poet and editor

John Agard

Consists of letters and proofs relating to the published poetry works of John Agard.

Agard, John, 1949 - , playwright, poet and writer

Editorial correspondence and mock up

Consists of editorial correspondence between John Agard and Neil Astley as well as a photocopy of illustrations by Satoshi Kitamura. Also includes a mock-up of the jacket cover for 'From the Devil's Pulpit' with annotations and highlights.

Correspondence and photocopies

Consists of correspondence between the National Galleries of Scotland and Neil Astley regarding permission to use the Redon etching and correspondence between Neil Astley and John Agard. Also includes a reproduction application form and regulations governing the usage of the image, as well as two clean photocopies of both the mock-up jacket cover for the collection and the Redon etching.


Consists of a fax of a review of 'We Animals Would Like A World With You' with an attached message regarding the facts within the article as well as correspondence between Neil Astley and Caroline Sheldon regarding the contract for 'From the Devil's Pulpit'. Also includes an advertisement for 'From the Devil's Pulpit' and a list of John Agard's work.

Author's Proof

Consists of a page proof that has been annotated in blue ink by Neil Astley and presumably John Agard. Neil asks questions regarding the poems. John Agard's annotations give poems titles and there has been photocopied typescript pages added.

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