Erica Marx Papers
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II. Poetry Book Society, London. [series]:
II.1 Business Records. Poetry Book Society, London. [subseries]:
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1953: Mar. 27. Articles of association [draft] of the Poetry Book Society. (32 pp.)   
Scope: Intended as preparatory, under the 1948 Companies Act, to incorporation as a company limited by guarantee and not having a share capital. Moderately revised. Drawn up by Bird and Bird, solicitors, Gray's Inn, in conjunction with Eric White, secretary of the Poetry Book Society. Ts. [duplicated]

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1953: Oct. 5-Dec. 31, 1965. Minutes of meetings of the Poetry Book Society. (8 folders.)   
Scope: Chronologically arranged including agendas, memos, financial statements, annual general reports, lists of books submitted, announcements of choices made, selectors appointed and details of membership. Appendixes of relevant information also retained, when applicable, in the minutes. Records are not complete. 1958-65 contains only isolated annual reports.

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1956: Sept. - May, 1966. Poetry book Society Bulletin. (4 items.)   
Scope: Incomplete. Printed material. Includes announcements of book choices and recommendations, and brief vitae on authors involved. Occasionally provides statements on or about poetry or reprints individual poems, including statements by W.S. Merwin, Kathleen Nott, John Smith, Charles Tomlinson, Ruth Pitter, A.K. Ramanujan, and Anne Halley. Reprints or prints for first time poems by Kathleen Nott, Patrick MacDonogh, Ruth Pitter, A.K. Ramanujan, and Anne Halley and no. 49 contains an obituary by David Wright of Brian Higgins, and a sketch by John Howard, in memoriam.

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II.2 Correspondence between the directors of the Poetry Book Society. [subseries]:   
Scope: Includes letters by Erica Marx, Eric White, Joseph Compton, W.E. Williams and many others. Note: All letters authored by Miss Marx are carbon only, unsigned.

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1952: Oct. 23 - Oct, 1958. (c.172 items.)   
Scope: Discusses publicity, financial arrangements, legal condition of the society, distribution of materials, choice of selectors, general business procedures, etc. ALS, TLS, ts. [duplicated], ts, [carbon] (55 Marx carbons)

II.3 Miscellaneous related materials. [subseries]:
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[c.1956-1959] Miscellaneous advertisements, news releases, drafts of announcements to members, leaflets, programs, etc. Ts., ts. [carbon], printed material. (c.36 items.)