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Introducing the Veronica Forrest-Thomson Archive

By Harriet Staff

Veronica Forrest-Thomson

This weekend, Gareth Farmer (Girton College, Cambridge) announced via UKPOETRY that the Veronica Forrest-Thomson Archive is now available to view, at Girton’s college library.

A list of the archived materials, including descriptions of the archive’s papers, is available to take a look, here.

To find out more about the Archive, including information about how to access it, click here.

From Gareth Farmer, the Senior Academic Consultant to the Veronica Forrest-Thomson Archive:

The Archive is a fine and beautiful place to visit and its staff are knowledgeable and friendly. I hope some of you get the opportunity to make an appointment to see some of materials gathered at the Archive, both Forrest-Thomson’s and many others’ interesting papers.

In my capacity as Senior Academic Consultant to the VF-T Archive, I should also take this opportunity to offer an open invitation to anyone who has materials relating to Forrest-Thomson – letters, annotated pamphlets, typescripts, photographs etceteras – to contact me if you would like to donate materials to the Archive.

Now that most of Forrest-Thomson’s typescripts, pamphlets, original annotated books and lots of other interesting things are housed at Girton, Jonathan Culler, myself, the library staff and the Archivist hope that the Archive will attract ongoing donations from interested parties.

Please feel free to contact me at garethstuartfarmer@gmail.com if you have any questions.

This Archive represents a good deal of hard work and good will from a number of people and organisations and I am delighted to be able to announce its existence to the list! Thanks, particularly, to Jonathan Culler, Frances Gandy (Girton Librarian), Hannah Westall (Archivist) and Jenny Blackhurst (Assistant Librarian) for all their hard work.

To read more about Veronica Forrest-Thomson’s life and to read samples of some of her work via the Poetry Foundation website, here’s a great place to start!

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Posted in Poetry News on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 by Harriet Staff.