New Ted Hughes Letters at the British Library

The British Library recently acquired the correspondence from Ted Hughes to Elizabeth Hicklin (nee Grattidge), a girlfriend of Hughes’s at Cambridge, prior to his meeting with Sylvia Plath.

To announce the opening of this important addition to the Hughes archive at the British Library, Hughes scholar and Society member Di Beddow has written a brilliant account of the background to the acquisition, Hughes’s relationship with Hicklin and the exciting avenues these letters promise to open in the study of Hughes’s earliest work.

For those who have yet to explore the substantial (and publicly available) Hughes resources available at the BL, their ‘Ted Hughes: Discovering Literature’ page is a great place to start.