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At a Glance
Cataloged and arranged.
Correspondence, manuscripts, and miscellany relating to the presentation of poems at a Shakespeare's Birthday Concert on 23 April 1972, by a number of British poets including W.H. Auden, C. Day Lewis, Robert Graves, and Stephen Spender. The collection consists primarily of correspondence with the poets involved; several manuscripts of poems both presented at and eliminated from the program; some business correspondence of the Globe Playhouse Trust and Calder and Boyars, Ltd., Publishers; and Hampton's notes.
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Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Christopher Hampton papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Alternate Form Available
W.H. Auden letters are also available on microfilm MN# 91-2095 and MN# 91-20095A (on one reel).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--335366. Date of acquisition--1974. Accession number--M-74.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.
2020-04-08 EAD document created by CCR.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
British playwright. Hampton organized Shakespeare's Birthday Concert, 23 April 1972 which was sponsored by the Globe Playhouse Trust. He also edited the published version, POEMS FOR SHAKESPEARE (London, 1972).