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General and project notebooks, 1935-1989

MS. 12451/27

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  1. Theatre notebook, 1935-1940, containing notes on theatre, history, literature, philosophy and America, and brief diary entries for June 1936 to April 1937.
  2. 'Record' notebook, 1936, containing notes on religion, history and literature, and character notes and plot drafts for a story, probably called Tale of a Handbag.
  3. A-Z notebook, c. 1943, containing notes on various subjects, including literature, philosophy and history.
  4. 'Made in USA' notebook, undated, containing notes for writing projects, including The Case of the Bank Manager, and notes on jealousy.
  5. 'Bloc steno' notebook, undated, containing notes on astrology, history, tarot and mythology.
  6. 'Bloc steno' notebook, undated, with notes for The Man in the Moon.
  7. 'Sterling' notebook, undated, containing drafts for The Queen of Spades.
  8. Red notebook, undated, containing The Murderers: a play in one act by Edgar W. Baird Esq. from a short story by Michael Sayers, handwritten by someone other than Sayers.
  9. Red 'Tarot etymology' notebook, c. 1966, containing notes for writing projects, including a project probably called The Black Stone, personal notes, and notes on tarot.
  10. Yellow 'Hawaii research' notebook, 1967, containing notes from a research trip to Hawaii.
  11. 'Composition' notebook, 1983, containing notes for a project on Fred Astaire.
  12. 'Universal Office Supplies' notebook, 1988-1989, containing rough notes, memoranda, and notes for writing projects The Deer's Head and September Morn.


  • 1935-1989


1 box (10 volumes)

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 12451/27

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom