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Poems, c.1950-1986

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Dep. c. 1111

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The poems are mostly holograph but some of them were written out by his wife, Maud. Comprises:
  1. 'Absence', manuscript, in Maud's hand
  2. 'After a Wedding Reception', manuscript
  3. 'Captivity', manuscript, in Maud's hand
  4. 'Cross-Examination', carbon copy of manuscript
  5. 'La Dame A Licorne', manuscript, in Maud's hand
  6. 'Darling', carbon copy of manuscript
  7. 'De Arca Noe', photocopy of manuscript, written mostly by C.S. Lewis and Barfield in collaboration (2 pages)
  8. 'Death-Wish', typescript
  9. 'Do I Forget You?', 1980, carbon copy of manuscript
  10. 'Enigma', carbon copy of manuscript
  11. 'Her Letters', manuscript
  12. 'The Honeymakers?', carbon copy of manuscript
  13. 'In the Night', manuscript
  14. 'It Seemed', carbon copy of manuscript
  15. 'Letter in Verse', Aug. 1983, carbon copy of manuscript
  16. 'Man Overboard', manuscript
  17. 'Märchen', manuscript, 18 Feb. 1968
  18. 'Meditation for Lovers', manuscript
  19. 'On Coming Across Some Letters', carbon copy of manuscript
  20. 'The Plaything', typescript, with manuscript corrections
  21. 'Poetic Diction', manuscript, and carbon copy of manuscript with different title, 'Subjective and Objective'
  22. 'A Problem of Expression', and 'Envoi', carbon copy of manuscript
  23. 'Retrospect', manuscript, in Maud's hand
  24. 'Return', 1981, carbon copy of manuscript
  25. 'Safe', 15 Jan. 1984, carbon copy of manuscript
  26. 'Silly Sonnet', manuscript
  27. 'Song', carbon copy of manuscript
  28. 'Sonnet', typescript
  29. 'Stillbirth', carbon copy of manuscript
  30. 'That and This', manuscript
  31. 'To - ?', carbon copy of manuscript
  32. 'The Widow's Mite', carbon copy of manuscript
  33. 'Yes You Have Poems', manuscript
  34. untitled poem, beginning, 'Again elusive dreams give place', manuscript and carbon copy of manuscript
  35. untitled poem, beginning, 'How can One be also Many?', carbon copy of manuscript
  36. untitled poem, beginning, 'I raise my eyes above my book', manuscript
  37. untitled poem, beginning, 'I would not have you mind', 10 Apr. 1986, manuscript
  38. untitled poem, beginning, 'If I should kneel before you', carbon copy of manuscript
  39. untitled poem, beginning, 'Parted? He goes his way as one', manuscript
  40. untitled draft poem, beginning, 'There's nothing new in hurts', manuscript, written on the back of an agenda, 1978
  41. untitled poem, beginning, 'Well, she is gone. No doubt of that.', manuscript
  42. untitled poem, beginning, 'What can I do?', manuscript
  43. untitled poem, beginning, 'Why do you torture both yourself and me', Oct. 1950, manuscript, in Maud's hand

Dates

  • c.1950-1986

Extent

1 folder

Language of Materials

  • English

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Dep. c. 1111

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