Series 2
Diaries, 1945-1995
Boxes 16-22

Scope and Content Note

Series 2 contains James Simmons's personal diaries dating from 1945-1995. Simmons's entries in the diaries are often deeply introspective and provide insight into Simmons's personal and literary relationships. The diaries from 1985-1988 contain letters from several literary figures such as Peter Fallon, Phillip Larkin, Michael Foley, and John Hewitt. These letters are pasted to the pages of the diary, and Simmons writes his reaction to each letter.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in chronological order.

Box Folder Content
16 1 1945
16 2 1947
16 3 1948
16 4 1948 and 21 August-23 August 1969
16 5 1949
16 6 1950
16 7 1951
16 8 1952
16 9 1955-1956
17 1 1962
17 2 1963
17 3 1963
17 4 1964-1967
17 5 1968
17 6 1968
17 7 1969-1970
17 8 1970
17 9 1970-1971
17 10 1972
17 11 1973
17 12 1973
17 13 1973-1974
18 1 1974-1975
18 2 1975-1976
18 3 1976-1977
18 4 1976-1977
18 5 1977-1978
18 6 1977-1981
18 7 1978-1979
18 8 1979-1980
18 9 1980
18 10 1980
18 11 1980-1981
18 12 1980-1981, and 1985
19 1 1981-1983
19 2 1982
19 3 1982-1983
19 4 1983
19 5 1984
19 6 1984
19 7 1984
19 8 1984-1985
20 1 1985
20 2 1985
20 3 July-August 1985
20 4 1986
20 5 1986
20 6 1986
20 7 1987
20 8 October, 1987
21 1 1987-1988
21 2 1988
21 3 1988 and 1992
21 4 1989
21 5 1989-1993
21 6 1991
22 1 1992
22 2 1993
22 3 1994
22 4 1995
22 5 Loose diary entries, 1951-1983
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