Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)PD
TitlePatric Dickinson Manuscripts
Extent4 boxes
DescriptionA collection of material reflecting the varied work of Patric Dickinson as a broadcaster, poet, translator and writer. Much of the material relates to Dickinson's translations of Ancient Greek and Roman drama, particularly the comic plays of Aristophanes. The collection also includes manuscripts of broadcasts made by Dickinson, original works of poetry and signed printed works by the author.
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Creator NameDickinson, Patric Thomas, 1914-1994, poet and playwright
Administrative HistoryPatric Thomas Dickinson, 1914-1994, was born in Nasirabad, India and studied at St. Catherine's College, Cambridge. Between 1936 and 1939 he was a schoolmaster and in the first year of the war, he served with the Artists' Rifles before working with the BBC. He was renowned as a translator into English of the Greek and Latin Classics as well as being a playwright and poet in his own right. He was very productive during his time working for the BBC from 1942-1948, most notably his broadcasts for the Third Programme which later went on to become Radio 3. In 1973 he received the Cholmondeley Award alongside Philip Larkin.
AcquisitionThis collection was purchased in 1979
Related MaterialCadbury Research Library: Special Collections also holds a number of letters, cards and presentation copies of published works by Patric Dickinson within the Godward Collection, reference: MS68.
Papers relating to Patric Dickinson, including publications and correspondence, reference: MS908
Associated MaterialsMaterial relating to Patric Dickinson can be found at various repositories including Leeds University Special Collections; British Library; John Rylands Library Manchester; Edinburgh University Special Collections, and elsewhere.