Correspondence of the Poetry Bookshop
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
- Monro, Harold, 1879-1932 (Person)
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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)
Language of Materials
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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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- 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