Collection: SC MS Todd: Ruthven Todd correspondence and papers relating to William Blake

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Title: Ruthven Todd correspondence and papers relating to William Blake

Level: Collection 

Classmark: SC MS Todd

Creator(s): Todd, Ruthven (1914-1978)

Date: 1925-1976

Size and medium: 9 boxes

Persistent link: https://library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-explore/167092 

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Description

Comprises two accessions: MS 470 and MS 1528.Includes letters, papers and library on Blake, together with his collection of Blake prints and photographic archive of Blake's work. Fuller descriptions can be found in the scope of the specific accession description.

Administrative or biographical history

Ruthven Campbell Todd, Scottish poet, writer and expert on Blake, was born in 1914 and educated at Fettes College, Edinburgh. After a period of uncertainty, he decided to enter the literary world, supporting a young family with his earnings as an advertiser's copy-writer and writer of poetry and fiction. A conscientious objector, he continued thus in various localities during the war. Other novels and books of poems followed until he left England for good in 1947 for the United States and then, in 1958, Mallorca, where he died in 1978.

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