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Richard Church Papers

Date range: 1920-1972.

Papers of Richard Thomas Church (1893-1972), poet, novelist and literary critic, one-time President of the Royal Society of Literature.

Church published numerous volumes of poetry from 1917 onwards, mainly of a Georgian flavour, as well as adult and children's fiction and three volumes of autobiography.

The collection contains:

  • personal correspondence
  • correspondence with publishers, agents and other authors
  • business and financial papers
  • diaries
  • original manuscripts and typescripts of his major works
  • manuscript and typescript copies of essays and talks
  • typescripts and cuttings of reviews
  • travel papers

Finding aids

Unpublished outline list.


The John Rylands Library

Using the reading rooms in the John Rylands Library