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Poems of Frederic James (Deric Bolton) Bolton

Identifier: Coll-644

Scope and Contents

The unsorted material is composed of: miscellaneous files with off-prints; manuscript and typescript material; material relating toWhere two blades growand, one private library stamp for F. J. Bolton.


  • 20th century

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.

Biographical / Historical

The poet Frederic James (Deric Bolton) Bolton was born in Paisley in 1908. He was educated at Shewsbury and studied at Birkbeck College, London University. He was a research chemist as well as a poet, and worked as a Technical Director with the firm of J. F. Macfarlane and Co. Ltd., in Edinburgh, 1937 to 1962. Bolton was Convener of the Edinburgh Frontier Group, Vice-Chair of the Scottish Association for Speaking of Verse, 1970-1973, and Chair of the Edinburgh section of the Society of Chemical Industry, 1951 to 1953, and 1972 to 1974. His work includesA view from Benmore(1972),Glasgow Central Station(1972),The wild uncharted country: a scientific pilgrimage(1973), andGrown over with greenness(1976). Bolton has made excellent use of the scientific viewpoint in his poetry andMy Uncle Eustace, maker of rings(published inNaturein 1977) was said to be likelythe | poem in Englishby | a scientistabout | a scientist. Frederic James (Deric Bolton) Bolton died in 1993.


3 boxes.

Physical Location

CLX-A-96 to CLX-A-98

Other Finding Aids

Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession no. E93.74.


Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.
Poems of Frederic James (Deric Bolton) Bolton (1908-1993)

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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