Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Kops mss. II, 1950-1983, consist of the correspondence and writings of British dramatist and poet Bernard Kops, 1926- . Among the correspondents are Michael Barry, Elbert Russell Bowen, Edwin Brock, Brigid Brophy, David Farrer, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Peter Reginald Frederick Hall, Dame Wendy Hiller, Michael Horovitz, Bernard Kops, Colin MacInnes, Frank Norman, Sam Peckinpah, Paul Hugh Patrick Howard Potts, David Pryce-Jones, Vernon Scannell, Arnold Wesker, and Maurice Wiggin.

The writings present include plays; novels; broadcast talks; a television drama; a film treatment; poems, both published and unpublished; notebooks dating from 1950 to 1980; and his autobiography, The World is a Wedding.

An inventory of the collection is available.

Purchase. L.J. Sklaroff, Isle of Wight, England. 1985


  • Box 1
    • Correspondence, 1959-1983, n.d. (4f.)
    • Bournemouth Nights [play] (lf.)
    • By the Waters of Whitechapel [novel] (18f.)
  • Box 2
    • The Dream of Peter Mann [play] (5f.)
    • Dreamland [screenplay] (7f.)
    • East End-West End [broadcast talk] (1f.)
    • Fleur Fane [play] (2f.)
    • I Want to Go Home [film treatment] (1f.)
    • [miscellaneous sheets] (1f.)
    • More Out Than In [television play] (1f.)
    • Notebooks: 1950-1954, 1958, 1960-1970, 1980 (9f.)
  • Box 3
    • Notebooks: n.d. (1f.)
    • On Margate Sands [novel] (8f.) [ see also Dreamland; More Out Than In]
    • Partners [novel] (6f.)
    • The Passionate Past of Gloria Gaye [novel] (2f.)
  • Box 4
    • The Passionate Past of Gloria Gaye (cont.) (5f.)
    • Personal Outlook [broadcast talk] (1f.)
    • Poetry: A-Z (10f.)
    • Erica I Want To Read You Something (36f.)
    • For the Record (53f.)
    • Miscellaneous (bound) (1f.)
    • Miscellaneous (1f.)
    • Poems & Songs (4f.)
  • Box 5
    • Poetry (cont.):
    • Poems for Marin (2f.)
    • "Tomorrow" and "Diaspora" (1f.)
    • Settle Down Simon Katz [novel] (2f.)
    • Simon at Midnight [play] (1f.)
    • The World is a Wedding [autobiography] (4f.)
    • Yes from No-Man's Land [novel] (5f.) [ see also I Want to Go Home]

Collection size: 297 items

Related manuscripts: Kops mss.

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