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Verse, mostly juvenilia and rough drafts, [1909-1910]-1912

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Comprises:
  1. OEF 1-3 ‘To Poesy’, [1909-1910] (CPF 1)
  2. OEF 4 ‘Written in a Wood’, Sep 1910 (CPF 2)
  3. OEF 5 ‘Before reading a biography of Keats’, Apr 1911 (CPF 4)
  4. OEF 6 ‘Consummation is Consumption’, Apr 1911 (CPF 5)
  5. OEF 7-11 ‘Sonnet written at Teignmouth’, 21 Apr 1911 (CPF 6)
  6. OEF 12 ‘The West! I dare not pass’, [early 1912] (CPF 11)
  7. OEF 13-14 ‘When I perceive’, [early 1912] (CPF 12)
  8. OEF 15-21 ‘Lines written upon my 19th birthday’,18 Mar 1912 (CPF 13)
  9. OEF 22-7 ‘’Supposed confessions’, [Sep 1911-May 1912] (CPF 14)
  10. OEF 28 ‘Impressionist’, [Nov 1911-May 1912] (CPF 16)
  11. OEF 29-61 ‘Little Claus and Big Claus’, [May 1912] (CPF 19). Includes 39a page from school exercise book.
  12. OEF 62 ‘Eve of St. Mark’, [mid-1912] (CPF 20)
  13. OEF 63-4 ‘The Rivals’, dated ‘1910, Dunsden’ (CPF 21)
  14. OEF 65 ‘Why should the anguish’, 9 Aug 1912 (CPF 23). Includes 65a blank sheet with address and date.
  15. OEF 66 ‘How do the heavens’, [Aug-Sep 1912] (CPF 24)
  16. OEF 67 ‘The Dread of Falling into Naught’, 18 Sep 1912 (CPF 25)
  17. OEF 68-9 ‘Science has looked’, [Sep-Nov 1912] (CPF 26)

Dates

  • [1909-1910]-1912

Extent

1 box

Language of Materials

  • English

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Shelfmark

MS. 12282/1

Former reference:

OEF 1-69

Existence and Location of Copies

Researchers should first consult the digital versions available on the World War I Poetry Digital Archive and Jon Stallworthy's edition of Wilfred Owen: The Complete Poems and Fragments (London, 1983; revised 2013).

Repository Details

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