RepositorySpecial Collections Archives (GB 0029)
Ref NoEUL MS 74
Extent1 box
TitlePapers of the Henry Williamson Society
DescriptionThe papers are the miscellaneous deposits of the Society.

These include:
Order of service for the funeral of Henry Williamson, 1977
Sheet of ms notes containing early draft of part of essay 'London children and wild flowers', 1920 (pub. 'The English Review', vol. XXXII May 1921 and reprinted as 'The passing of the blossom' in 'The lone swallows', 1922)
BBC copy videos of programmes featuring Williamson, 1980s
Typescript of opening speech by Richard Williamson of Williamson's writing hut, 1983
Gathering of proposed limited edition of 'The Star Born' signed by Williamson, 1983
Information leaflets on Williamson's Lewisham and Ladywell, with photographs of Williamson residences taken on Society visit, 1980s
Henry Williamson Society bookplates, undated
Tapes of Williamson interviews ('H W: old soldier', 1980; 'Tarka the otter', 1987; 'The broadcasts of H W', 2 audio cassette tapes, 1984
Interview of Major Morley, c 1988), 1980s
Video cassette of 'Tarka the Otter', 1979 (add.2)
Photocopies of two letters from Henry Williamson to the Savage Club, 1940s (add.3)
Photocopies of letters from Henry Williamson to W H Busby, 1950-1959 (add.4)
Letter from Annabel Cash, 1995 (add.5)
Copy of 'Bygone Kent' with an article on H W, 1995
Photocopy of Williamson family bible, early 19th century entries (add.6)
Photocopies of Williamson letters to Royal Society of Literature, c 1954-c 1977 (add.7)
Photocopy of early article 'The old pond', Feb 1924, found in a revised edition of 'The Lone Swallows' (add.8)
Photocopy of letter from Lois Samplugh to Mick Loates, wildlife artist, referring to H W's 'The innocent moon', 1993 (add.9)
'Vanishing Hedgerows' film 16mm reel, 1971 with colour video, c 1972 (add.10)
Correspondence between H W, John Lloyd [Exeter University Librarian] and W G Hoskins, 1961-1973 (add.11)
'The Survivor' colour video cassette, 1996 (add.12)
Letter, closed (add.13)
The "Colfeian" for June 1922 and June 1923 (add.14)
Henry Williamson Society Newsletter for March 2002
Booklet and invitation for the unveiling of the Williamson commemorative plaque, 1984
5 newscuttings concerning Williamson; 'Lewisham Outlook', April 1984, unveiling of commemorative plaque at home in Brockley
Souvenir menu of last HWS AGM at Putsborough Sands Hotel, 1988 (add.15)
'The Henry Williamson Society: the first thirty years, a condensed history (2010).
Admin HistoryThe Henry Williamson Society was formed in 1980 in order to encourage interest in, and a deeper understanding of, the life and work of Henry Williamson (1895-1977). It publishes a journal and books to further explore and promote Williamson and his work.
Access StatusOpen
Related MaterialThe Henry Williamson Society Book Collection consisting of all published works of Williamson is also available for reference at Special Collections and is listed in full on the Library's online OPAC.

The following Williamson archive collections are held at Special Collections: EUL MS 43, 71,74, 78, 91, 106, 111, 126, 239, 282, 356, 374 and 402.

Papers relating to Henry Williamson are also held at the following repositories: Dartmouth College Library, USA; Savage Club, London; Reading University Library; King's College London; Royal Society of Literature; and Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies.
Access ConditionsUsual EUL arrangements apply.
ArrangementThe papers are arranged according to date of accession.
Finding_AidsListed. Rough handlist available.
Creator_NameHenry Williamson Society; 1980-
Williamson; Henry (1895-1977); writer
Williamson; Richard (fl 1983); son of Henry Williamson
Morley; - (fl 1988); major and acquaintance of Henry Williamson
Cash; Annabel (fl c 1969- ); friend of Henry Williamson
Lloyd; John (1940s-c 1972); librarian of Exeter University
Hoskins; W G (1908-1922); historian
Mgt_GroupLiterary papers
DS/UK/48Williamson; Henry (1895-1977); writer1895-1977
DS/UK/213Henry Williamson Society; 1980-1980-
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