David Sutton

Literary Manuscripts:
articles by David C. Sutton

  1. ‘A highly original paper chase: tracking down modern literary manuscripts and letters in British universities’.  Times higher education supplement (5 April 1985), p. 13.
  2. ‘Seeking out literary papers’.  The Author (Summer 1987), pp. 43-44.
  3. The Location register of twentieth-century English literary manuscripts and  letters: a report on progress.” Archives 78 (October 1987), pp. 82-84.
  4.  ‘The Location Register of English Literary Manuscripts and Letters: a second project’. Journal of the Society of Archivists 9 (3) (July 1988), pp. 148-149.
  5. ‘Locating literary manuscripts: some good news for researchers’.  British book news (December 1988), pp. 894-895.
  6. ‘Full MARCs for manuscripts’.  Catalogue & index 96-97 (Spring-Summer 1990), pp. 1-4.
  7. ‘Locating literary manuscripts’.  Reading reading (Spring 1991), pp. 20-21.
  8.  ‘Migration of literary manuscripts’.  Paper given at the Manuscripts Matter conference organised by the UK Literary Heritage Working Group, London, October 2006.
  9.  ‘Literary manuscripts and literary copyright: a personal account’.  Speech at the Scone Foundation Archivist of the Year event, New York, November 2006.
  10. ‘International collaboration in literary manuscripts’.  Paper given at the 51st annual RBMS conference, Philadelphia, June 2010.
  11.   ‘Securing the nation’s literary heritage: report’.  AMARC newsletter 55, October 2010, pp. 9-11.
  12. 'The destinies of literary manuscripts: past, present and future'.    Archives and Manuscripts, 42 (3) (2014). pp. 295-300. ISSN 0157-6895.
  13. 'Diasporic Literary Archives: questions of  location, ownership & interpretation'. Keynote address, Silences of Archives conference, Helsinki,  6 November 2014.
  14. "The Diasporic Literary Archives Network and the Commonwealth: Namibia, Nigeria, Trinidad & Tobago, and other examples". New Review of Information Networking, 21:1 (2016), pp. 37–51.


  1. Fran Baker, Jessica Gardner, Chris Sheppard and David Sutton: ‘Magical and meaningful: thirty years of literary manuscripts collecting in the UK and Ireland’.  Archives 122 (April 2010), pp.21-27.