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Poetry drafts and proofs, c.1982-2004

MS. 12919/1

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  1. Annotated proof copy of pamphlet The Zoologist's Bath and other adventures (published by the Sycamore Press, 1982).
  2. Folder 'Birthmarks' containing fair and draft manuscript and typescript copies of poems for Birthmarks, with related correspondence and copy of contract from Chatto & Windus [1987-1988].
  3. Loose fair and draft manuscript and typescript copies of 'Goldilocks' [published in Birthmarks, 1988].
  4. Folder 'Poetry Readings Notes' containing photocopies of Imlah's poems [mostly from Birthmarks but also 'In Memoriam Alfred Lord Tennyson'], many amended or annotated, with notes for poetry recital [post 1992].
  5. 'Fragments' of manuscript poetry including 'Justice', 'Love Letters' and 'The Four Minute Warning', numbered as if for collection; and various notes on literature (Tennyson, etc.) [n.d.].
  6. Folder 'Various Old & New' containing: manuscript draft verse including 'Premonition', some numbered as if for collection; several printed copies of 'In Memoriam Alfred Lord Tennyson (d. October 6, 1892)', Times Literary Supplement, 1992; early manuscript draft of 'Solomon', with notes [published posthumously, 2010]; and copy of article 'Six alcoholic drinks a week "can mean longer life"' from The Independent, 28 Jan 1994, p.9 [original not retained].
  7. Folder 'MI--Tennyson--bits' containing: manuscript notes and printouts relating to Tennyson, some annotated; manuscript and printout script for reading of Tennyson poems and Imlah's poem 'In Memoriam Alfred Lord Tennyson' [c.1992].
  8. Folder 'Tennyson': manuscript notes on Tennyson, Browning, etc.; manuscript and printout notes for Tennyson poetry reading [post 1992]. Also includes letters from John Fuller [2004] [= closed].


  • c.1982-2004


1 box (8 folders)

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MS. 12919/1

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom