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Correspondence concerning Drum magazine and other publications, mainly with Jim Bailey and Tom Hopkinson , editor of Drum , 1955-1972

MS. Sampson dep. 11
Held at the Weston Library

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From a bundle entitled 'Drum (post '55)'. Includes:

  1. letters from Jim Bailey reporting the development of Drum, progress with establishing the magazine in West Africa, and reactions to Sampson's Drum: A Venture into the New Africa (London: Collins, 1956) in South Africa, 1955-1957
  2. correspondence with Tom Hopkinson concerning sales of the magazine, possible contributions to it by Sampson and his observations on its impact in America, 1958
  3. proposal by Sampson to Bailey for a monthly 'Drum Report' dealing with 'the changing shape of Panafrica', 1 Aug. 1959
  4. correspondence with Bailey concerning the possibility of returning to work for the Drum organisation, 1962
  5. correspondence relating to In the Fiery Continent (London: Gollancz, 1962) by Tom Hopkinson, 1962


  • Creation: 1955-1972


73 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Sampson dep. 11

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom