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Houston, Douglas, notebooks

Reference code(s): GB 0210 DOUTON

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Douglas Houston Notebooks

Short Title: Houston, Douglas, notebooks

Creation date(s): [c.1978]-2012

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.038 cubic metres (4 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Douglas Houston


Administrative/Biographical history: Douglas Houston, writer, poet, and academic, was born in Cardiff in 1947. He grew up in Scotland, and later moved to Hull, Yorkshire. He returned to Wales, to the Aberystwyth area, in 1981. His poetry has been published in the collections With the Offal Eaters, 1986, The Hunters in the Snow, 1994, and The Welsh Book of the Dead, 2001. His doctoral thesis 'Myths of Place: the importance of Landscapes in the Poetries of W. H. Auden and Seamus Heaney', was completed in 1986.


Scope and content/abstract: Notebooks and other papers of Dr Douglas Houston, including drafts of poems, notes, diary entries, correspondence and drafts of articles.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the first part of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1997, p. 42, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records purchased by the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased from Dr Houston, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, 1996 and December 2012.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project, with additions by David Moore. The following sources were consulted in the compilation of this description: National Library of Wales, Minor Lists and Summaries 1997; Houston, Douglas, The Hunters in the Snow (Newcastle Upon Tyne 1994); papers within the archive.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003 and Januray 2015

English poetry | Welsh authors
Houston, Douglas, | 1947- | Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc.

Personal names
Houston , Douglas , 1947-

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