Document Reference NumberAW
Acc No2009/2
TitleThe Andrew Waterman Collection, comprising the literary papers of Andrew Waterman, with some personal material
DescriptionThe papers comprise: dated manuscript drafts of his poetry, including some of his earliest poems written during the late 1950s and early 1960s; dated typescripts of every completed poem by Waterman; typescripts of reviews, critical essays and prose articles; a notebook containing lists of all Waterman's completed poems, with the month and year in which they were completed since 1966; typescripts of unpublished poetry collections, essay collections, memoirs and novels; a typescript of Collected Poems 1959 -1999; papers related to the Poetry of Chess, an anthology edited by Waterman; papers, typescripts and proofs related to The Captain's Swallow; copies of each of Waterman's published works; a cassette recording of Waterman reading his own poems for the British Council and Harvard University (1980); reviews; correspondence with Michael Schmidt, Judith Wilson, John Mole and Patricia McCarthy; personal correspondence with friends; personal papers relating to Waterman's schooldays, university life and career at the University of Ulster; lecture and teaching notes; and journals kept between 1958 and 1961.
Extent10 linear metres
Related MaterialThe Special Collections Division of the John Rylands University Library, University of Manchester also holds the Carcanet Press Archive (CPA), which contains correspondence and literary manuscripts by Andrew Waterman.
AccessConditionsThe collection is open to bona fide researchers, although some papers which are of a particularly sensitive nature, including some correspondence files, are closed under the provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018. More detailed information about closed records is provided at file level in the catalogue.
AccessStatusSome material may be unavailable for general access
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