1. R. J. Lloyd and Ted Hughes. Unpublished memoir enclosed with an e-mail from Reg Lloyd to Ann Skea, 25 Nov. 2009.

2. Catalogue for New Prints by R.J. Lloyd with Poems by Ted Hughes and John Moat. 26 Aug. - 12 Sept. 1970. At the Irving Gallery, 21 Bridgeland St. Bideford 4270.

3. ‘The Unknown Wren’, Hughes, T. Adam and the Sacred Nine, Rainbow Press, 1979: Keegan, P. (Ed.), Ted Hughes: Collected Poems, Faber, 2003. pp. 447-8.

4. See my online discussion of Adam and the Sacred Nine as a cabbalistic drama :

5. Hughes, T. What is the Truth?, Faber, 1984. pp. 85, 125.

6. Michael Morpurgo is the well-known author of children’s books. In 1974 he and his wife Clare founded the charity Farms for City Children. Ted was the first President of this charity . Michael Morpurgo talks about the farms.

7. Reid, C. (Ed) Letters of Ted Hughes, Faber, 2007. Hughes to Gammage. 29 Nov. 1989. pp. 571-2.

8. Hughes/ Baskin correspondence, 9. Nov. 1983. British Library. Add. mss. 83684-83698.

9. ‘In these fading moments...’, Keegan,P. (Ed.), op.cit. p.423.

10. Ibid. ‘Tick Tock Tick Tock’, p.490.

11. Hughes, T. 'What Is The Truth? And the Collected Animal Poems’, Classroom Choice, Issue 2, Poetry Book Society, Autumn 1995.

12. Hughes to Gammage, 29 Nov. 1989, in Reid, C. (Ed), op.cit. pp. 571-2.

13. Hughes, T. ‘Preface’. R.J.Lloyd: A Retrospective Exhibition of Selected Works, Hereford City Museum and Art Gallery, 1996.

14. Ted made the selection for Collected Animal Poems in 1995 and the posthumously published collections simply followed Ted’s lead. The illustrations, the box and the covers were chosen by the Estate and by Faber & Faber. Letter from Carol Hughes to Ann Skea, 31 March 2012.

15. Skea, A.. Notebooks and diaries, 1992. British Library, Add MS 88978/1: Ann Skea Notebooks: 9 Oct 1992-Jan 1999.

16. Ibid.

17. Sagar, K.(Ed.) Poet and Critic: The Letters of Ted Hughes and Keith Sagar, The British Library, 2012. p. 236.

18. Reid. C.(Ed.), op.cit. p.572.

19. The book is also dedicated to Daniel Hews [sic.], Sebastian Clarke, and Hugh and Toby Norton-Smith.

20. Ted’s original list of 30 subjects survives and includes "Bladderwrack", "Shrimp", "Thrift", "Sandflea", "Stranded Whale" and "High Tide Rubbish". Scribbled on the same sheet are a couple of brief off-the-cuff rhymes, one about an otter, one about Louise and Reg Lloyd.

21. ‘Wreck’, Ted Hughes Collected Poems for Children, Faber, 2005, p.7. The drawings in this book are by Raymond Briggs and are nothing like Reg Lloyd’s evocative paintings in The Mermaid’s Purse.

22. Skea, A. Notebooks and diaries. 24 Aug. 1993. British Library. op.cit.

23. Skea, A. Notebooks and diaries, Oct. 1992. British Library, op.cit. Faber did publish The Mermaid’s Purse in 1999 (after Ted’s death) with illustrations by Flora McDowell.

24. Louise Lloyd writes that “Reg had the lino cuts printed separately which he sold in sets after the book had sold out”.

25. Keegan, P. (Ed.). op.cit. p. 852.

26. The Old Stile Press.

27. McDowall, F. Transcript of a talk given to the IAPA at Wadham College, Oxford, 2007. A talk by Frances about her paper making. This article also contains an image of the title page of Earth Dances which includes one of Reg’s lino-cut images.

28. Hughes, T. ‘Preface’. op cit. p.iv.

29. Gifford. T. ‘Interview with Fay Godwin: transcript’, Thumbscrew 18, Spring 2001.

30. In a letter to Daniel Huws in April 1957, Ted explained this view more fully. Reid, C. (Ed.), op.cit. pp.96-7.

31. Reg Lloyd has a poem written by Ted on a table napkin – a means of circulating poetry which Ted once suggested to Daniel Weissbort.

32. Ted is listed among the founders and directors of The Rougemount Press (1970-1974), Exeter, together with Eric Cleave, Moelwyn Merchant and Paul Merchant. Ted wrote introductions to two of their publications: Fiesta Melons by Sylvia Plath and Stones: poems by Paul Merchant.