Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Resuscitator mss., 1963-1969, consist of the archive of the second series of the poetry journal, Resuscitator. The quarterly began publication in autumn 1963 and ceased with series 2, number 3/4 in January 1969. Originally published in Somerset, England and later in Cambridge, Resuscitator was edited by John James and Nick Wayte. John James was born in Cardiff, Wales and was educated at the University of Bristol. Along with editing Resuscitator, he published several collections of poetry, such as Welsh Poems (1967), Tragheit (1968), and Letters from Sarah (1969). He is married to poet Wendy Mulford. Nick Wayte of Cheltenham, England both contributed poems to the magazine and assisted with printing some issues of Resuscitator.

The collection is organized into the following series: I. Correspondence; II. Drafts and make-ups of the three issues of Resuscitator, second series; III. Other writings; IV. Other literary publications. Correspondents include Jim Burns, David Chaloner, Oliver Douglas, John Hall, John James, Tim Longville, Tom Raworth, Charles Tomlinson, Chris Torrance, and Nick Wayte.

There is a folder inventory of the collection available with an index to the correspondence.

Purchase. Barry Scott. Chicago, IL. 2000

Collection size: 179 items

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