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Dymock Poets Special Collection
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Letter from Edward Thomas to Mr Wright

Original letter written by Edward Thomas regarding notes on "Nature War London". Describes "beautiful" stones on Dunwich beach and how he wishes he was a geologist so he could identify them. Invites Wright to walk with him at the weekend. Includes pencil annotation

Letter from Robert Frost to John Haines

Written at Ryton, Dymock. Frost arranges to visit Haines with his daughter Lesley. Includes Frost's unvarnished opinions of Lascelles Abercrombie, Rupert Brooke, John Drinkwater and Wilfrid Wilson Gibson alongside comments on the beginning of the First World War.

Pencil annotations by John Haines

Letter from Edward Thomas to C F Cazenove

Previously unpublished letter from Thomas to his literary agent C F Cazenove. Describes his current works and confides his dislike for commissioned "hack work". The letter ends that "some sort of end is pretty well up above the horizon". Includes typed transcription

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Vincent Corbett Drawings

Comical drawings of Rowland and Cherry Watson on postcards and paper. Includes a postcard with illustration by Eric G McColl entitled "A Page from the Life of a P S U". With ink annotations

Wilfrid Gibson's "Certificate of employment during the war"

Form describing a soldier's work during military service in order to help him find employment after de-mobilisation. It lists Gibson's rank as "Private" and regimental employment as "Clerking" from January 1917 to January 1918, adding the comment that he was an "efficient and reliable clerk". The form is signed by Gibson

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