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UK Literary Archives

British Library: English Literature

Highlights handwritten documents by great British authors, now in the care of the British Library. Examples include a history essay by the young Jane Austen, Lewis Carroll’s first ever version of the Alice story, and the the handwritten draft of Dickens' Nicholas Nickleby.

First World War Poetry Digital Archive

Online repository of over 4000 items of text, images, audio, and video for teaching, learning, and research, covering major British poets from the first world war period.

GLAM - Group for Literary Archives & Manuscripts

Formed to bring together archivists, librarians, curators, and anyone else with an interest in literary archives and manuscripts in Britain and Ireland; with details of membership, current projects, and news.

The J B Priestley Archive

Describes the collection held by the University of Bradford Library, of papers, manuscripts, press cuttings and publicity material, correspondence, photographs, and personal effects.

London Review of Books Archive

An online archive of every piece ever published in the magazine over its 30 year history.

Poetry Archive

Offers an online collection of recordings of English language poets reading their own works; also includes background material on the poets and the the context for their work, with filmed interviews and other resources.

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