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Correspondence of the Poetry Bookshop

Call Number: MS 177


Collection of 68 letters, postcards, telegrams, by literary and artistic figures, all addressed to Poetry Bookshop, 38 Great Russell Street, London, regarding its grand reopening at its new location.


  • Creation: September-October 1926


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

History of the Poetry Bookshop

Harold Monro founded the Poetry Bookshop in 1912, as a place for poets of all sorts to meet, and give readings of their works; it also sponsored certain publications.

The bookshop was a success, and in 1926 Munro moved it to Great Russell Street. He planned a formal opening on September 30, 1926, for which T.S. Eliot would give a short speech, and sent out some 600 invitations.


.25 Linear Feet (68 items in 1 document case)

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Physical Location

MS 177

Custodial History

Bookseller: "From Harold Monro's archives" (Monro died in 1932).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Sims 31:259, May 15, 1956

Guide to the Poetry Bookshop Collection
Correspondence of the Poetry Bookshop
Finding aid prepared by alh, April 16, 1979. Finding aid encoded by skt, 2005.
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Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Correspondence of the Poetry Bookshop, Department of Special Collections, MS 177, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

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