Hewitt, John (1907-1987), poet

John Hewitt Archive

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

Personal, legal and literary papers etc of the Ulster Poet and Critic, John Hewitt (1907-87), and that of his wife, Roberta (1904-75), 1904-1987. A fairly substantial collection, the archive contains a broad range of material reflecting the life, career and interests of one of Ulster’s most prolific writers and cultural authorities. Included are: c.115 personal, official and legal papers of John a ...

Kennedy Collection of Ulster Poets

Linen Hall Library

Closely allied to the Belfast Printed Book Collection at the Linen Hall Library is the Kennedy Collection of Ulster Poets. This collection was donated to the Library by David Kennedy, a Governor of the society and library from 1963-1974. The collection comprises the published work of the poets of the north of Ireland in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Little known outside their own locali ...

Autographed Collection

Linen Hall Library

The McCready Collection, received in 1982, added many new and important volumes to a varied and extensive collection of books signed by their authors. The significance of this collection cannot be over-stressed, representing as it does a vital link between the function of the Library and its effectiveness in the field of literary endeavour. One of the most important autographed works in the Librar ...

Special Collections

Ulster University, Coleraine

The Special Collections at the University of Ulster at Coleraine are held separate from the main collection. The collections include Henry Davis gift of early printed books and fine bindings, Headlam-Morley Collection of World War I and the Peace Treaty, Henry Morris Collection of Irish literature, language, history and folklore, Irish Collection, Denis Johnston Collection, Francis Stuart Collecti ...

John Hewitt Collection

Ulster University, Coleraine

The literary archive covers over 50 years of Hewitt's prolific and varied writing career. It contains notebooks of poems composed between 1926 and 1984, over 3,500 of which are unpublished. The manuscript material includes drafts of autobiography, radio scripts from the 1940's and notes for his book about the rhyming weavers. There are also short stories, verse plays and reviews of books and art e ...