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Christopher Hampton papers, 1971-1972

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0550
Bib ID 4078863 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Hampton, Christopher, 1946-
Title Christopher Hampton papers, 1971-1972
Physical Description .42 linear feet (1 box)
Language(s) English .

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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.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Christopher Hampton papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Alternate Form Available

W.H. Auden letters are also available on microfilm MN# 91-2095 and MN# 91-20095A (on one reel).

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.

Revision Description

2020-04-08 EAD document created by CCR.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Calder & Boyars Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Day Lewis, C (Cecil), 1904-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dramatists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Globe Playhouse Trust Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Graves, Robert, 1895-1985 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Oral interpretation of poetry Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poets, English -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Spender, Stephen, 1909-1995 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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).

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Series I: Cataloged Correspondence and Manuscripts

Box 1 Abse, Dannie

Box 1 Auden, Wystan Hugh

Letters are also available on microfilm MN# 91-2095 and MN# 91-20095A (on one reel).

Box 1 Balcon, Jill (Mrs. C. Day Lewis)

Box 1 Day Lewis, C.

Box 1 Enright, Dennis Joseph

Box 1 Graves, Robert, 1895-

Box 1 Graves, Robert


Box 1 Logue, Christopher

Box 1 Logue, Christopher


Box 1 MacCaig, Norman

Box 1 MacCaig, Norman


Box 1 Mitchell, Adrian

Box 1 Patten, Brian

Box 1 Porter, Peter

Box 1 Redgrove, Peter

Box 1 Scannell, Vernon

Box 1 Scannell, Vernon


Box 1 Spender, Stephen

Box 1 Spender, Stephen


Series II: Uncataloged Folders

Uncatalogued correspondence includes letters of Sam Wanamaker, Frank O. M. Smith, Jeni Couzyn, Christopher Warner, Rodney Natkiel, John Caler, and Marion Boyars.

Box 1 Calder and Boyars, Ltd., Publishers--Correspondence, 1972

Box 1 Globe Playhouse Trust--Correspondence, 1971-1972

Box 1 Hampton, Christopher--Carbon Copies of Letter, 1972

Box 1 Globe Playhouse Trust--Printed Miscellany, 1971

Box 1 Hampton, Christopher--Notes, 1972