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Creators:
Compton, Joseph, 1891-
Clinton-Baddeley, V.C. (Victor Clinton), 1900-1970
Dates:
1949-2010
bulk 1950-1965
Size:
1.25 Cubic feet (11 legal folders, 6 cassette tapes, 18 sound discs (vinyl))
Collection ID:
CFCH.LLRE
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

London Library of Recorded English was a 6-volume Anthology of English Literature, consisting of poetry spanning 16th-20th century England, read aloud by well-known British poets, scholars, and actors. The first four recordings were edited by poet-scholars V.C. Clinton-Baddeley and Joseph Compton, and when it was acquired by Britam Agencies in 1955, Clinton-Baddeley stayed on to create two more releases. The collection contains 6 LP recordings, as well as the business papers associated with the creation and management of the Anthology.

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