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Series 1
Correspondence, 1972-2000
Boxes 1-8a

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of correspondence to Tom Paulin from 1972-2000. The bulk of the correspondence is filed by individual correspondent. Many of the letters to Paulin engage with his poetic and critical life. Correspondents represented include: Julian Barnes, Amit Chaudhuri, Gerald Dawe, Seamus Deane, Douglas Dunn, Terry Eagleton, Brian Friel, David Hammond, Michael Hofmann, Ted Hughes, Michael Longley, John McGahern, Charles Monteith, Blake Morrison, Andrew Motion, Paul Muldoon, Bernard O'Donoghue, Frank Ormsby, and Piotr Sommer. Also included in the series is correspondence of a general nature, a small amount of correspondence by Tom Paulin, and restricted correspondence.

It should be noted that we have also followed Paulin's practice of filing correspondence with particular projects on which he was working. This is particularly relevant for correspondence related to a particular work (Series 2), as well as correspondence connected to the Field Day Theatre Company (Series 3), the latter of which includes further substantial correspondence from Brian Friel, Seamus Deane, Stephen Rea and David Hammond. Materials attached to correspondence have been kept with the correspondence.

Arrangement Note

Organized into four subseries: (1.1) Alphabetical correspondence files, (1.2) General correspondence, (1.3) Correspondence by Tom Paulin, and (1.4) Restricted correspondence.

Restrictions on access

Special restrictions apply: Subseries 1.4 contains restricted correspondence. Letters of R.F. Foster are closed until 2041 (40 years).

Scope and Content Note The series consists of correspondence to Tom Paulin from 1972-2000. The bulk of the correspondence is filed by individual correspondent. Many of the letters to Paulin engage with his poetic and critical life. Correspondents represented include: Julian Barnes, Amit Chaudhuri, Gerald Dawe, Seamus Deane, Douglas Dunn, Terry Eagleton, Brian Friel, David Hammond, Michael Hofmann, Ted Hughes, Michael Longley, John McGahern, Charles Monteith, Blake Morrison, Andrew Motion, Paul Muldoon, Bernard O'Donoghue, Frank Ormsby, and Piotr Sommer. Also included in the series is correspondence of a general nature, a small amount of correspondence by Tom Paulin, and restricted correspondence. It should be noted that we have also followed Paulin's practice of filing correspondence with particular projects on which he was working. This is particularly relevant for correspondence related to a particular work (Series 2), as well as correspondence connected to the Field Day Theatre Company (Series 3), the latter of which includes further substantial correspondence from Brian Friel, Seamus Deane, Stephen Rea and David Hammond. Materials attached to correspondence have been kept with the correspondence.

Description of Subseries

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