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Kenneth Cameron Manuscripts

An inventory of his manuscripts at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Cameron, Kenneth Neill
Title: Kenneth Cameron Manuscripts
Inclusive Dates: 1963-1967
Quantity: 1 folder (SC), approximately 94pp.
Abstract: Two manuscripts of poetry by the American poet; may be manuscript versions of Cameron's published collection entitled Poems for Lovers and Rebels.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Kenneth Neill Cameron was a literary critic and Percy Bysshe Shelley biographer and scholar. He was the author of Romantic rebels; essays on Shelley and his circle, Shelley: the golden years, Young Shelley; genesis of a radical, and editor of Shelley and his circle, 1773-1822 and The Esdaile notebook; a volume of early poems.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Kenneth Cameron Manuscripts consists of two typewritten manuscripts, entitled Poems / Old and New and Poems / Social and Personal / Old and New. The two volumes have some of the same poems but not all; the 1967 manuscript includes a preface in which Cameron explains how he came to put the manuscript together.

These may be early manuscript versions of poems published later in Poems for Lovers and Rebels (Squibnocket Press, 1977).

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Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Cameron, Kenneth Neill

Associated Titles

Poems old and new
Poems social and personal old and new


American poetry -- 20th century.
Protest poetry, American
Radicalism in literature
Radicals, poetry

Genres and Forms

Manuscripts (document genre)



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Kenneth Cameron Manuscripts,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchased with funds from Blackman Fund, 2006.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRR
Date: 8 Jan 2007
Revision history:

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SC 181 Poems old and new 1963
SC 181 Poems social and personal old and new 1967

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