Eric Roach manuscripts


Title of collection or material

Eric Roach manuscripts

Finding aid

Significant contributors

Creation dates

The collection was purchased from Mrs. Iris Roach in May 1983.

Source institution

Content notes

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.


1.0 linear feet


Call number


Item sets