Laura (Riding) Jackson
Provenance: to Mark Jacobs
[Note: letters of more than two pages are indicated, eg., ‘12pp’]
January 1 James Mathias; thesis; Leverhulme
January 3 PNReview 15 Selected Poems review; thesis; L(R)J’s post-poetry review
January 6 Death of G. S. Fraser
March 13 6pp Poem ‘World’s End’ and cottage in Oxford. G. S Fraser, review of Selected Poems; James Mathias
April 17 2pp Leverhulme and support
May 25 Misquotation of ‘Second-Death’ from Carcanet’s corrupted copy
June 9 PNReview 15 Selected Poems review; Leverhulme
October 1 5pp Hugh Ford Published in Paris and Private Library; Pelican Guide to English Literature
November 6 Leverhulme
November 8 James Mathias
November 22 Guardian review of Collected Poems; MJ book and biographical features
November 25 To Alan Clark, copy to MJ, ‘The Question of Bias’
December 22 5pp Robert Nye review of Collected Poems; Jon Silkin
December 24 To Alan Clark, copy to MJ, ‘The Question of Bias’ and revision
December 24 Robert Nye photograph at L(R)J’s house
May 4 Copy of letter to J. E. Bennett, Leverhulme
January 28 Personal affairs
February 16 Leverhulme biographical
March 15 Leverhulme biographical
March 15 Leverhulme biographical, James Mathias
April 15 4pp Personal relations, MJ, James Mathias
October 6 Copy of letter to Leverhulme
October 9 Leverhulme. Robert Canary, MLA seminar, Joyce Wexler, Robert Graves. W. H. Auden and Loren Eisley
November 20 Robert Canary; Robert Graves
December 13 3pp Leverhulme. Jack Blackmore, Peter Johnson.
February 5 Leverhulme
May 6 Leverhulme
May 20 Comments on work sent. Peter Johnson. Alan Clark and ‘Bias’ essay. Sunday Times letter.
June 2 Sunday Times letter
June 7 Claire Tomalin, Times Literary Supplement, Martin Seymour-Smith and Robert Graves
June 9 Times Higher Education Supplement, The Times, Robert Graves, Nancy Nicholson and Geoffrey Phibbs
June 16 Robert Graves, ‘The Question of Bias’, Alan Clark
June 30 ‘The Question of Bias’, Robert Graves and extension. Norman Cameron, Julian Symons, Martin Seymour-Smith. Letter to Punch.
August 3 Robert Graves, Martin Seymour-Smith, Julian Symons, Norman Cameron, Joyce Wexler, Kenneth Gay; John Lucas.
October 2 Jack Blackmore; Robert Graves
October 31 Times Literary Supplement and Progress of Stories review; Theodore Wilentz. Jack Blackmore
November 24 Alan Clark. Jack Blackmore. ‘The Lady and the Apple’.
January 22 3pp Jack Blackmore. W. H. Auden and Edward Mendelson.
February 11 Poetry Review and Robert Graves
February 22 John Aldridge
May 11 The Rattle-Bag and Faber and Faber
May 21 Personal criticism
December 31 Receipt of book
January 6 Martin Symour-Smith, London Review of Books, Robert Graves
April 12 Letter of thanks
April 30 Book criticism; James Mathias
October 9 Book criticism; ‘Poems of Mythical Occasion’; Barbara Adams. Break with James Mathias
October 25 Personal criticism. Break with James Mathias
November Elizabeth Friedmann.