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Notebook containing drafts and amended copies of published and unpublished verse and prose, with sketches and other notes, [1910-1911]

MS. Eng. poet. e. 186
Held at the Weston Library

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See Sherwood, pp. 118, 123. The contents include:

  1. (fols. 1v-5r) part of an early draft of the poem ‘on Juan declaims’ ('Don Juan from the Shadows') first published in the English Review, no. 34, Sep 1911; see Sherwood, pp. 117-118, 128
  2. (fols. 6-7r) a copy of an unpublished poem 'We are young British Liberals…', see Sherwood, p. 123
  3. (fols. 7v-19v) lists of poems to be submitted to magazines for publication
  4. (fols. 8-9r) notes for Act I of Don Juan
  5. (fols. 11-16r) a fair copy of an essay 'They who write great books'
  6. (fols. 16v-19r) a draft and fair copy of the poem ‘A sacred incident’, first published in the Nation, 24 Dec 1910
  7. (fols. 28-29r) an amended copy of a poem ‘In Phaeacia’
  8. (fols. 30v-35r) drafts and amended copies of verses from ‘Gates of Damascus’ in its early form
  9. (fol. 35v) a note, 'Plot of Novel', referring to The King of Alsander
  10. (fols. 69v-70r) an amended copy of the poem ‘Areiya’.

Fols. 1v-5r, 16v-19r, 28-29r, 30v-35r, 69v-70r were first collected in The Golden Journey to Samarkand.

Fols. 39-68 are blank.


  • Creation: [1910-1911]


71 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. poet. e. 186

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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