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Proof

Consists of a proof which is annotated in red ink by Neil Astley regarding layout decisions; the front page of this is in typescript. Attached to this is a proof advice note from Unwin Brothers Limited and typescript poems with Neil Astley's annotations.

Reissue

Consists of information relating to the reissue of the publication, including permission letters and photocopies of images used.

Hotspur

Consists of letters and manuscripts relating to the Hotspur by Fleur Adcock.

Correspondence

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

Proof

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

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