The following images are taken from the John Hewitt Collection at the University of Ulster, Coleraine, and are reproduced with the kind permission of the John Hewitt Estate and the Library.
The library contains approximately three thousand handwritten poems by John Hewitt. Here are a couple of examples of his early work from the 1920s.
John Hewitt’s work as a literary critic is also well represented with numerous handwritten notes and newspaper clippings.
The Hewitt collection of books and journals amounts to approximately 5000 titles. The collection also contains his autobiography ‘A North Light’. This is an extract from the first chapter. This was edited by Dr Frank Ferguson and Dr Kathryn White and published in 2013.