The Rougemont Press Collection, 1970-1974

Overview of the Collection

Rougemont Press
The Rougemont Press Collection
1970-1974 (inclusive)
.25 cubic feet, (1 box)
Collection Number
This collection relates to the Rougemont Press, a fine press from Exeter, England.
Lewis & Clark College, Special Collections and Archives

Aubrey R. Watzek Library
615 S. Palatine Hill Rd.
Portland, OR
Telephone: 5037687758
Fax: 5037687282
Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions and is open for research.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Rougemont Press (1970-1974) of Exeter, England was founded and directed by Eric Cleave, Ted Hughes, Moelwyn Merchant, and Paul Merchant to print limited edition works by eminent poets and illustrations by both established and young artists. Rougemont Press issued works by Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Norman MacCaig, Dorothy Pound, John Stallworthy, Eleni Vakalo, and Ian Hamilton Finlay.

This collection of Rougemont Press ephemera was assembled by co-director of the press, Paul Merchant, and includes some of Merchant's correspondence with authors and artists regarding Rougemont publications.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Includes publisher's prospectus, Christmas cards, publisher's mock-ups, and correspondence.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish, exhibit, broadcast, or quote from materials in the Watzek Library Archives & Special Collections requires written permission of the Head of Archives & Special Collections.

Preferred Citation

The Rougemont Press Collection (OLPb086ROU), Lewis & Clark College Aubrey Watzek Library Archives & Special Collections, Portland, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Location of Collection

Special Collection

Acquisition Information

Collected and donated to Lewis & Clark College by Paul Merchant in 2010.

Processing Note

Processed in 2012.

Separated Materials

The books published by Rougemont Press are housed with Special Collections books and shelved by Library of Congress order.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Container(s) Description Dates
1 Rougement Press flyer with order form for A Few Crows by Ted Hughes and Three Manuscript Poems by Morman MacCaig 1970
2 Prospectus for Stones by Paul Merchant 1973
3 Prospectus for Fiesta Melons by Sylvia Plath 1971
4 Prospectus for Genealogy by Eleni Vakalo and translated by Paul Merchant 1971
5 Prospectus for Etruscan Gate by Dorothy Shakespear Pound 1971
6 Rougemont Press Christmas card proofs and finished card 1970
7 Rougemont Press Christmas card
3 proofs and 1 finished card
8 correspondece to Paul Merchant and Rougemont Press
5 items from Eric White, Barbara Hepworth, Jon Stallworthy, and John Banks.
9 image of Ezra Pound and Dorothy Shakespear Pound undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Publishers and publishing--England

Personal Names

  • Cleave, Geoffrey E.
  • Hughes, Ted, 1930-1998
  • Merchant, Paul
  • Merchant, W. Moelwyn (William Moelwyn), 1913-1997

Corporate Names

  • Rougemont Press