Eric Roach manuscripts
Scope and Contents
The collection contains manuscript copies of plays, journal articles, poems, radio programmes, notes and an unpublished novel.
Biographical / Historical
Eric Roach was born in Tobago in 1915. After a secondary education at Bishop High School Tobago, he entered the teaching profession. In 1939, he joined the army in Trinidad and served as a volunteer with the South Caribbean forces during World War II. After a short stint in the Civil Service, he worked as a journalist with the Trinidad Guardian and The Nation. At the age of 39 he turned his attention to writing and produced many short stories, poems, plays, articles, and a radio serial. He published poems using the pseudonym, Merton Maloney. He was also a regular contributor to the BBC Caribbean Voices programme. He died in 1974.
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Language of Materials
The author's collection of manuscripts and papers came into the possession of his wife, Iris Roach, after his death. She sold them to The University of the West Indies.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was purchased from Mrs. Iris Roach in May 1983.
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