Uncollected Letters

[Note that transcriptions of all letters to Charles Olson previously listed here are now published in The Collected Letters of Charles Olson and J.H. Prynne, ed. Ryan Dobran (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2017). The original letters are archived in the Charles Olson Research Collection in the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut [see http://lib.uconn.edu/libraries/asc/collections/the-charles-olson-research-collection/] and in Prynne’s private archive in Cambridge [which has been purchased by Cambridge University Library, though it has not yet been fully archived or made accessible to researchers]].

Letter to Charles Tomlinson, May 1961
– quoted in Ian Brinton, ‘Prynne in Prospect’. Salt Magazine, 3 (2009), online at http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/93590/20130104-0809/saltmagazine/issues/03/text/Brinton_Ian.htm [approx. pp. 25]. [This letter is not evidently one of those kept among Charles Tomlinson’s Papers, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin, though there is a folder of Prynne’s letters to Tomlinson, in Box 25, Folder 5, catalogued as from 1960 and 1977. See http://norman.hrc.utexas.edu/fasearch/findingaid.cfm?eadid=00434].

Letters to Raymond Federman, 1961
– in Box 9, Folders 11–15, Mica Collection, 1960–1962, in the Poetry Collection at the State University of New York at Buffalo. See http://libweb1.lib.buffalo.edu:8080/xtf/view?docId=ead/poetry/ubpo_pcms0007.xml;query=;brand=ubdefault.

Letters to Helmut Bonheim and Raymond Federman, 1961
– in Box 9, Folders 16–18, Mica Collection, 1960–1962, in the Poetry Collection at the State University of New York at Buffalo. See http://libweb1.lib.buffalo.edu:8080/xtf/view?docId=ead/poetry/ubpo_pcms0007.xml;query=;brand=ubdefault.

Letters to Helmut Bonheim, 1961–1962
– in Box 9, Folders 8–10, Mica Collection, 1960–1962, in the Poetry Collection at the State University of New York at Buffalo. See http://libweb1.lib.buffalo.edu:8080/xtf/view?docId=ead/poetry/ubpo_pcms0007.xml;query=;brand=ubdefault.

Letter to Ed Dorn, 9 July 1962
– quoted in Keston Sutherland, J.H. Prynne and Philology (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Cambridge University, 2004): 11, 114; and Keston Sutherland, ‘XL Prynne’, in A Manner of Utterance: The Poetry of J.H. Prynne, ed. Ian Brinton (Exeter: Shearsman Books, 2009): 129n47. All Dorn letters quoted from the Edward Dorn Papers, Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries. The website for the collection lists 16 separate folders of poetry, letters and photos from Prynne to Dorn. See http://archives.lib.uconn.edu/islandora/object/20002%3A860132839.

Letter to Ed Dorn, 10 December 1962
– quoted in Keston Sutherland, J.H. Prynne and Philology (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Cambridge University, 2004): 198–99.

Letter to Ed Dorn, 31 December 1962
– quoted in Michael Kindellan, ‘Responsibility in Verse: William Wordsworth and J.H. Prynne’, in Ethics of Alterity: Confrontation and Responsibility in 19th–21st Century British Literature, eds. Christine Reynier and Jean-Michel Ganteau (Montpellier: Universitaires de la Méditerranée, 2013): 231–49 [241]. Online at https://www.academia.edu/7403337/_Responsibility_in_verse_William_Wordsworth_and_J._H._Prynne_.

Letter to Ed Dorn, 26 November 1963
– quoted in Keston Sutherland, J.H. Prynne and Philology (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Cambridge University, 2004): 124.

Letter to Andrew Crozier, 9th January 1964
– quoted in Ian Brinton, ‘Prynne in Prospect’. Salt Magazine, 3 (2009), online at http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/93590/20130104-0809/saltmagazine/issues/03/text/Brinton_Ian.htm [approx. pp. 25]; in Ian Brinton, ‘England in the Sixties’. PN Review, Vol. 37 No. 5 [199] (May–June 2011): 40–43, 80; possibly [the quote is from Prynne’s letter to Crozier of ‘January 1964’] in Ian Brinton, ‘“A common meeting point”: Andrew Crozier’s involvement with The English Intelligencer and The Wivenhoe Park Review’. PN Review, Vol. 38 No. 3 [203] (January–February 2012): 54–56; and possibly [again quoting from Prynne’s letter to Crozier of ‘January 1964’] in Andrew Crozier, An Andrew Crozier Reader, ed. Ian Brinton (Manchester: Carcanet Press, 2012): 10.

Letter to Andrew Crozier, February 1964
– quoted in Ian Brinton, ‘Prynne in Prospect’. Salt Magazine, 3 (2009), online at http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/93590/20130104-0809/saltmagazine/issues/03/text/Brinton_Ian.htm [approx. pp. 25]; and in Ian Brinton, ‘“A common meeting point”: Andrew Crozier’s involvement with The English Intelligencer and The Wivenhoe Park Review’. PN Review, Vol. 38 No. 3 [203] (January–February 2012): 54–56.

Letter to Ed Dorn, date not cited [c. 1961–64]
– quoted in Ian Brinton, ‘“his brilliant luminous shade”’, in A Manner of Utterance: The Poetry of J.H. Prynne, ed. Ian Brinton (Exeter: Shearsman Books, 2009): 15–16.

Letter to Ed Dorn, 26 July 1964
– quoted in Keston Sutherland, ‘XL Prynne’, in A Manner of Utterance: The Poetry of J.H. Prynne, ed. Ian Brinton (Exeter: Shearsman Books, 2009): 112, 128n40.

Letter to Ed Dorn, 6 November 1964
– quoted in Keston Sutherland, Stupefaction (London, New York, Calcutta: Seagull Books, 2011): 114; and in Michael Kindellan, ‘Responsibility in Verse: William Wordsworth and J.H. Prynne’, in Ethics of Alterity: Confrontation and Responsibility in 19th–21st Century British Literature, eds. Christine Reynier and Jean-Michel Ganteau (Montpellier: Universitaires de la Méditerranée, 2013): 231–49 [241]. Online at https://www.academia.edu/7403337/_Responsibility_in_verse_William_Wordsworth_and_J._H._Prynne_.

Correspondence with Robert Creeley [unknown dates]
– in Box 125, Folder 30, Robert Creeley Papers, 1950–1997, Special Collections, Manuscripts Division, Stanford University. See http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf7b69n911/].

Letter to Andrew Crozier, 17 April 1965
– quoted in Andrew Crozier, An Andrew Crozier Reader, ed. Ian Brinton (Manchester: Carcanet Press, 2012): 18, 38–39.

Letter to Ed Dorn, 17 June 1965
– quoted in Keston Sutherland, J.H. Prynne and Philology (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Cambridge University, 2004): 95, 120–21.

Letter to Andrew Crozier, July 1965
– quoted in Ian Brinton, ‘England in the Sixties’. PN Review, Vol. 37 No. 5 [199] (May–June 2011): 40–43, 80.

Letter to Andrew Crozier, November 1965
– quoted in Ian Brinton, ‘Prynne in Prospect’. Salt Magazine, 3 (2009), online at http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/93590/20130104-0809/saltmagazine/issues/03/text/Brinton_Ian.htm [approx. pp. 25]; in Ian Brinton, ‘England in the Sixties’. PN Review, Vol. 37 No. 5 [199] (May–June 2011): 40–43, 80; and in Ian Brinton, ‘“A common meeting point”: Andrew Crozier’s involvement with The English Intelligencer and The Wivenhoe Park Review’. PN Review, Vol. 38 No. 3 [203] (January–February 2012): 54–56.

Letter to Andrew Crozier, 27 November 1965 [possibly the same letter as above]
– quoted in Ian Brinton, ‘England in the Sixties’. PN Review, Vol. 37 No. 5 [199] (May–June 2011): 40–43, 80.

Letter to Andrew Crozier, November 1965 [‘a post-script sent to Crozier the next day’]
– quoted in Ian Brinton, ‘“A common meeting point”: Andrew Crozier’s involvement with The English Intelligencer and The Wivenhoe Park Review’. PN Review, Vol. 38 No. 3 [203] (January–February 2012): 54–56.

Letter to Andrew Crozier, December 1965
– quoted in Ian Brinton, ‘Prynne in Prospect’. Salt Magazine, 3 (2009), online at http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/93590/20130104-0809/saltmagazine/issues/03/text/Brinton_Ian.htm [approx. pp. 25].

Letters to Peter Riley, 1966-2002
– in MS Add. 10013/2/34, Peter Riley Papers, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, Cambridge University Library [four envelopes of materials, catalogued as containing ‘Letters and cards, with copies of letters from Riley to Prynne; poems; notes by Prynne on one of his own poems and a “tree” of Quattrocento painters; pages from a notebook photocopied by Prynne and sent to Riley; copies and cuttings of essays and reviews. With photographs of Prynne and of Prynne and Riley.’]. See http://janus.lib.cam.ac.uk/db/node.xsp?id=EAD%2FGBR%2F0012%2FMS%20Add.10013%2F2%2F34.

Postcard to Ed Dorn, 1966
– quoted in Keston Sutherland, J.H. Prynne and Philology (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Cambridge University, 2004): 95.

Letter to Ed Dorn, 21 February 1966
– quoted in Keston Sutherland, J.H. Prynne and Philology (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Cambridge University, 2004): 96.

Letter to Andrew Crozier, 2 March 1966
– quoted in Ian Brinton, ‘England in the Sixties’. PN Review, Vol. 37 No. 5 [199] (May–June 2011): 40–43, 80; in Ian Brinton, ‘“A common meeting point”: Andrew Crozier’s involvement with The English Intelligencer and The Wivenhoe Park Review’. PN Review, Vol. 38 No. 3 [203] (January–February 2012): 54–56; and in Andrew Crozier, An Andrew Crozier Reader, ed. Ian Brinton (Manchester: Carcanet Press, 2012): 43.

Letter to Ed Dorn, 3 March 1966
– quoted in Keston Sutherland, J.H. Prynne and Philology (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Cambridge University, 2004): 90.

Letter to Ed Dorn, 15 March 1966
– quoted in Keston Sutherland, J.H. Prynne and Philology (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Cambridge University, 2004): 157.

Correspondence and manuscripts to The English Intelligencer, c. 1966–68
– in Box 1, Folder 26 and Box 3, Folder 7, The English Intelligencer Archive, Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University Libraries. See http://dlib.nyu.edu/findingaids/html/fales/english/.

Letter to Andrew Crozier, July 1967
– quoted in Ian Brinton, ‘England in the Sixties’. PN Review, Vol. 37 No. 5 [199] (May–June 2011): 40–43, 80; and in Andrew Crozier, An Andrew Crozier Reader, ed. Ian Brinton (Manchester: Carcanet Press, 2012): 40.

Letter to Joseph Needham, 21 November 1967, accompanying a list of references on ‘Light and Illumination as Figural Imagery in the Late Neo-Platonic and Related Subsequent Traditions’
– in the Paper of Joseph Needham as a historian of Chinese science, technology and medicine, Needham Research Institute. See http://janus.lib.cam.ac.uk/db/node.xsp?id=EAD%2FGBR%2F1928%2FNRI2%2FSCC2%2F343%2F45.

Letters to Barry MacSweeney, [late 1960s onwards]
– in Barry MacSweeney Papers, University of Newcastle. See http://www.ncl.ac.uk/elll/research/resources/macsweeney.htm.

Letter to Anthony Barnett, c. 1969
– quoted in Anthony Barnett, ‘Sumatran Rhinoceros: Preceded by Three Identical Letters’. Canards du siècle présent [English-language poetry anthology], ed. Anthony Barnett (Nivaa, Danmark: privately printed, February 1970): [n.p.]. The letter is in a folder of Prynne materials held by Anthony Barnett.

Letter to Ed Dorn, 31 May 1969
– quoted in Keston Sutherland, ‘Hilarious absolute daybreak’. Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary, 2 (2010: On the Poems of J.H. Prynne; ed. Ryan Dobran): 115–47 [125–26]. Article online at https://solutioperfecta.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/g2-sutherland.pdf; and quoted, regarding Charles Olson’s illness, Carlos Casteneda’s The Teachings of Don Juan and Arctic and Alpine Research, I (1969), in Kyle Waugh, News from Now/Here: Ed Dorn, Lawrence, Kansas, & the Poetics of Migration – 1965–1970 (Unpublished Masters Dissertation, University of Kansas, 2008): 415. Dissertation online at http://kuscholarworks.ku.edu/bitstream/handle/1808/6627/umi-ku-2695_1.pdf;jsessionid=A0F70ECE9733DDE845377074AED8F6AD?sequence=1. The Arctic and Alpine Research section is also quoted in Kyle Waugh, ‘“Someday thatll all be Beef”: The Lives & Time of Abilene! Abilene!’, in Edward Dorn, Abilene! Abilene!: Variorum Edition with Appendices & Commentary, Part II, ed. Kyle Waugh (New York: Lost and Found (CUNY Poetics Document Initiative), 2013): 7 [of inner pamphlet [pp. 52]]. The letter is in Folder 333, Edward Dorn Papers, Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries.

Letter to Joseph Needham, 24 January 1970, referring to Lucius Pye, The Spirit of Chinese Politics (M.I.T. Press, 1969)
– in the Papers of Joseph Needham as a historian of Chinese science, technology and medicine, Needham Research Institute. See http://janus.lib.cam.ac.uk/db/node.xsp?id=EAD%2FGBR%2F1928%2FNRI2%2FSCC2%2F350%2F2%2F14.

Letter to Ed Dorn, 1 July 1970
– quoted in Keston Sutherland, J.H. Prynne and Philology (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Cambridge University, 2004): 245–46; and his ‘Hilarious absolute daybreak’. Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary, 2 (2010: On the Poems of J.H. Prynne; ed. Ryan Dobran): 115–47 [147]. Article online at https://solutioperfecta.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/g2-sutherland.pdf.

Letter to Andrew Crozier, 22 September 1970 [enclosing some of John Temple’s poems]
– in Box 1, Folder 1, John Temple Papers, Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries. See http://archives.lib.uconn.edu/islandora/object/20002%3A860125825.

Letter to Ed Dorn, 24 October 1971
– quoted in Justin Katko, ‘Relativistic Phytosophy: Towards a Commentary on “The Plant Time Manifold Transcripts”’. Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary, 2 (2010: On the Poems of J.H. Prynne; ed. Ryan Dobran): 245–93. Article online at https://solutioperfecta.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/g2-katko.pdf. Letter in Box 19, Folder 334, Edward Dorn Papers, Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries.

Letter to Douglas Oliver, 18 January 1972
– quoted in Justin Katko, ‘Relativistic Phytosophy: Towards a Commentary on “The Plant Time Manifold Transcripts”’. Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary, 2 (2010: On the Poems of J.H. Prynne; ed. Ryan Dobran): 245–93 [263, 273–74, 278, 286]. Article online at https://solutioperfecta.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/g2-katko.pdf. Letter in Box 9, Douglas Oliver Archive, Albert Sloman Library, University of Essex. [The Douglas Oliver Archive includes a range of letters ‘from and to Jeremy’ from 9 January 1972 to 13 March 2000. See http://libwww.essex.ac.uk/Archives/oliver.htm].

Letter to Ed Dorn, 14 March 1972 [‘& Hoc Genus Omne’]
– quoted in Justin Katko, ‘Relativistic Phytosophy: Towards a Commentary on “The Plant Time Manifold Transcripts”’. Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary, 2 (2010: On the Poems of J.H. Prynne; ed. Ryan Dobran): 245–93; and in Justin Katko, ‘Regarding a Specimen of Palaeobotanic Epigraphy: J.H. Prynne’s Runic Fertility Prayer’. If A Then B, 1 (August 2010: Notes on Translation; Berlin): 42–59. ‘Relativistic…’ online at https://solutioperfecta.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/g2-katko.pdf. Letter in Box 44, Folder 657, Edward Dorn Papers, Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries.

Letter to Ed Dorn, 25 March 1972 [‘Full Tilt Botany: Ideal Weapons for Suicide Pacts’]
– quoted in Justin Katko, ‘Relativistic Phytosophy: Towards a Commentary on “The Plant Time Manifold Transcripts”’. Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary, 2 (2010: On the Poems of J.H. Prynne; ed. Ryan Dobran): 245–93. Article online at https://solutioperfecta.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/g2-katko.pdf. Letter in Box 44, Folder 655, Edward Dorn Papers, Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries.

Letter to Ed Dorn, 1 April 1972
– quoted in Justin Katko, ‘Relativistic Phytosophy: Towards a Commentary on “The Plant Time Manifold Transcripts”’. Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary, 2 (2010: On the Poems of J.H. Prynne; ed. Ryan Dobran): 245–93. Article online at https://solutioperfecta.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/g2-katko.pdf. Letter in Box 44, Folder 655, Edward Dorn Papers, Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries.

Letter to Ed Dorn, 18 April 1972
– quoted in Justin Katko, ‘Relativistic Phytosophy: Towards a Commentary on “The Plant Time Manifold Transcripts”’. Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary, 2 (2010: On the Poems of J.H. Prynne; ed. Ryan Dobran): 245–93. Article online at https://solutioperfecta.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/g2-katko.pdf. Letter in Box 44, Folder 655, Edward Dorn Papers, Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries.

Letter to Ed Dorn, 19 April 1972
– quoted in Justin Katko, ‘Relativistic Phytosophy: Towards a Commentary on “The Plant Time Manifold Transcripts”’. Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary, 2 (2010: On the Poems of J.H. Prynne; ed. Ryan Dobran): 245–93. Article online at https://solutioperfecta.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/g2-katko.pdf. Letter in Box 44, Folder 657, Edward Dorn Papers, Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries.

Letter to Ed Dorn, 25 April 1972
– quoted in Justin Katko, ‘Relativistic Phytosophy: Towards a Commentary on “The Plant Time Manifold Transcripts”’. Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary, 2 (2010: On the Poems of J.H. Prynne; ed. Ryan Dobran): 245–93. Article online at https://solutioperfecta.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/g2-katko.pdf. Letter in Box 44, Folder 657, Edward Dorn Papers, Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries.

Letter to Ed Dorn, 9 May 1972
– part of one sentence of this letter, ‘“Extraordinary local effects” no doubt include negative gravitational anomaly and total isostatic disequilibrium’, is used, without attribution, by Ed Dorn in [anon. [Ed Dorn]], ‘Where Is Now?’. Bean News, [1] [1972; ed. Edward Dorn, San Francisco, Hermes Free Press and Zephyrus Image]: [4]. The letter is currently held in J.H. Prynne, Binder D14 [private archive].

Letter to Ed Dorn, 30 May 1972
– quoted in Justin Katko, ‘Relativistic Phytosophy: Towards a Commentary on “The Plant Time Manifold Transcripts”’. Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary, 2 (2010: On the Poems of J.H. Prynne; ed. Ryan Dobran): 245–93. Article online at https://solutioperfecta.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/g2-katko.pdf. Letter in Box 44, Folder 657, Edward Dorn Papers, Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries.

Letter to Ed Dorn, 26 June 1972
– quoted in Justin Katko, ‘Regarding a Specimen of Palaeobotanic Epigraphy: J.H. Prynne’s Runic Fertility Prayer’. If A Then B, 1 (August 2010: Notes on Translation; Berlin): 42–59. This letter is currently held in J.H. Prynne, Binder D14 [private archive].

Letter to Ed Dorn, 25 October 1972
– quoted in Justin Katko, ‘Relativistic Phytosophy: Towards a Commentary on “The Plant Time Manifold Transcripts”’. Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary, 2 (2010: On the Poems of J.H. Prynne; ed. Ryan Dobran): 245–93. Article online at https://solutioperfecta.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/g2-katko.pdf. Letter in Box 19, Folder 334, Edward Dorn Papers, Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries.

Letter to Ed Dorn, 10 January [1973]
– quoted in Justin Katko, ‘Relativistic Phytosophy: Towards a Commentary on “The Plant Time Manifold Transcripts”’. Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary, 2 (2010: On the Poems of J.H. Prynne; ed. Ryan Dobran): 245–93. Article online at https://solutioperfecta.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/g2-katko.pdf. Letter in Box 44, Folder 657, Edward Dorn Papers, Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries.

Correspondence with Nicholas Moore, c. 1973
– mentioned by Peter Riley in Iain Sinclair, Downriver; (Or, The Vessels of Wrath) (London: Paladin, 1991): 311.

Letter to Douglas Oliver, 6 September 1974
– quoted in Justin Katko, ‘Relativistic Phytosophy: Towards a Commentary on “The Plant Time Manifold Transcripts”’. Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary, 2 (2010: On the Poems of J.H. Prynne; ed. Ryan Dobran): 245–93 [274–75]; and in Justin Katko, ‘Regarding a Specimen of Palaeobotanic Epigraphy: J.H. Prynne’s Runic Fertility Prayer’. If A Then B, 1 (August 2010: Notes on Translation; Berlin): 42–59. ‘Relativistic…’ online at https://solutioperfecta.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/g2-katko.pdf. Letter in Box 9, Douglas Oliver Archive, Albert Sloman Library, University of Essex.

Letter to Joseph Needham, 12 September 1974 [thanking Needham for a presentation copy of Science and Civilisation in China, Volume 5, Part 2 and noting some ‘stray thoughts, prompted by your new volume’. He refers to ‘Western survivals of the alchemical dream’ on page 290 of the volume; ‘the debate over sapientia and natural knowledge’. Attached to the letter is a leaflet advertising Potensan Forte, a preparation ‘of significant value in the treatment of impotence’. The letter refers to the symbolism of how the drug is presented.]
– in the Papers of Joseph Needham as a historian of Chinese science, technology and medicine, Needham Research Institute. See http://janus.lib.cam.ac.uk/db/node.xsp?id=EAD%2FGBR%2F1928%2FNRI2%2FSCC4%2F8%2F2.

Papers for Joseph Needham, 6 May 1976
– in the Papers of Joseph Needham as a historian of Chinese science, technology and medicine, Needham Research Institute, in the subsection on ‘Botanical monographs and tractates’, there are some notes by Needham and Lu Gwei-Djen. The related documents comprise a cutting of part of a newspaper article citing a poem by Walter de la Mare about the rose; copy of the ‘English Tripos. Part ii’ exam paper for May 1973, in which Needham has highlighted a poem by Thomas Carew about the rose. (Needham notes that this was ‘from Jeremy Prynne, 6 May 76’). See http://janus.lib.cam.ac.uk/db/node.xsp?id=EAD%2FGBR%2F1928%2FNRI2%2FSCC2%2F257%2F3%2F1.

Letters to Duncan McNaughton, dated 1977–1992
– in the Duncan McNaughton Papers, Green Library, Stanford University Libraries [this collection contains 10 letters, 20 pages; 5 postcards; plus 2-page original typescript poem; 1-page original typescript; 9-page xeroxed typescript; and folding illustrated prospectus for Infolio, 40. See http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8wh2vj1/]. Some of the letters are quoted in Andrés Rodríguez, ‘Enlarging History: The Poetry of J.H. Prynne’. Sagetrieb, 10 (1991): 83–107.

Letter to Joseph Needham, with thanks for his Science and Civilisation in China Volume 5, Part 4 and for a copy of ‘Celestial Lancets’, 1980
– in the Papers of Joseph Needham as a historian of Chinese science, technology and medicine, Needham Research Institute. See http://janus.lib.cam.ac.uk/db/node.xsp?id=EAD%2FGBR%2F1928%2FNRI2%2FSCC4%2F10%2F2.

Letter to Ed Dorn, 15 March 1981
– quoted in Keston Sutherland, J.H. Prynne and Philology (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Cambridge University, 2004): 11.

Letters to Eric Mottram, c. 1973–1976, 22 June 1976, 1983, 3 June 1987, 15 September 1987
– in the Eric Mottram Archive, King’s College London, detailed online at http://www.kingscollections.org/catalogues/kclca/collection/m/10mo70-1/. The 22 June 1976 letter from Prynne to Mottram quoted in Robert Archambeau, ‘Public Faces in Private Places: Messianic Privacy in Cambridge Poetry’. Cambridge Literary Review, Vol. 1 No. 1 (Michaelmas 2009): 199–215 [208].

Letters to Lyn Hejinian, 1987–1989
– in Box 31, Folder 2, Lyn Hejinian Papers, Mandeville Special Collections Library, University of California, San Diego. See http://cdn.calisphere.org/data/13030/9h/tf5q2nb49h/files/tf5q2nb49h.pdf.

Letter to Douglas Oliver, 5th February 1990
– quoted in John Wilkinson, ‘Heigh Ho: A Partial Gloss of Word Order’. Glossator, 2 (2010: On the Poems of J.H. Prynne; ed. Ryan Dobran): 295–325 [320–21]. Essay online at https://solutioperfecta.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/g2-wilkinson.pdf. Also quoted in Ed Luker, ‘Negative Citizenship: On Art, Husbandry, and Social Function’, presented at the Utopian Studies Society European Conference 2015 at Newcastle University (2 July 2015), then edited and retitled 7 July 2015. Essay online at https://www.academia.edu/13792168/Negative_Citizenship_On_Art_Husbandry_and_Social_Function. The letter is in Box 9, Douglas Oliver Archive, Albert Sloman Library, University of Essex.

Correspondence between J.H. Prynne and Charles Bernstein, 1990–1997
– in Box 52, Folder 2, Mandeville Special Collections Library, University of California, San Diego. See http://cdn.calisphere.org/data/13030/0f/kt896nd20f/files/kt896nd20f.pdf.

Typed memorandum to Joseph Needham on the ‘Trigrams of the Han Shan Temple Bell’ in Suzhou, China, 25 July 1993
– in the Papers of Joseph Needham as a historian of Chinese science, technology and medicine, Needham Research Institute. See http://janus.lib.cam.ac.uk/db/node.xsp?id=EAD%2FGBR%2F1928%2FNRI2%2FSCC2%2F93%2F1%2F61.

Letter to the Cambridge University Literary Society, 1 September 1993
– in the Records of the Cambridge University Literary Society, Cambridge University Archives. See http://janus.lib.cam.ac.uk/db/node.xsp?id=EAD%2FGBR%2F0265%2FSOC.XIII.2.2%2F3.

Letter to Ian Friend, 3 April 1999
– quoted in Richard Humphreys, ‘Drawing on Prynne: Ian Friend & The Oval Window’, in Ian Friend, On Paper (Brisbane: Andrew Baker, 2008): 4–7 [7]; and in Richard Humphreys, ‘Drawing on Prynne: Tacit Conversations with Ian Friend and his Work’, in A Manner of Utterance: The Poetry of J.H. Prynne, ed. Ian Brinton (Exeter: Shearsman Books, 2009): 36–50 [41–42, 50n11]. [Several other J.H. Prynne letters to Ian Friend are held in the correspondents’ respective private archives].

Letter to Ian Friend, 1 April 2001
– quoted in Richard Humphreys and Ian Friend, ‘In Conversation’, in Ian Friend, On Paper (Brisbane: Andrew Baker, 2008): 10–13 [13]. [Several other J.H. Prynne letters to Ian Friend are held in the correspondents’ respective private archives].

E-mail to Oxford Poetry, 7 October 2007
– online at http://pitchpress.blogspot.com/2007/12/pu-ling-en-correspondence_01.html [approx. pp. 1]. [Very brief exchange in which editors Ben Mullen and J.C.H. Potts ask Prynne for a contribution, and Prynne responds that he has nothing to send at the moment, but that this might change in time].

Letter to Jiang Hong-xin, Vice President of Hunan Normal University, Changsha (P.R. China), 2009
– previously quoted online at http://www.hunnu.edu.cn/english/news/t20090305_7894.html [approx. pp. 2], though currently unavailable as of September 2015.