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Drafts and fragments by Beckford, c. 1779-80, 1782, n.d.

MS. Beckford c. 47
Held at the Weston Library

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  1. (fols. 3-9) 'Satyr's range', dated (fol. 3) 'Fonthill Augt[?] 1779', title supplied by Beckford in a later hand on fol. 1
  2. (fols. 11-14, 15-18) draft and fair copy of 'The fountains of Merlin', n.d.
  3. (fols. 19-26) 'Παν', c.1780
  4. (fols. 27-8) one leaf, torn horizontally across the centre, containing drafts in French of passages for Vathek, 1782?, printed and discussed in André Parreaux, William Beckford (Paris, 1960), pp. 529-32, 551
  5. (fols. 29-31) an Italian translation by Alexander, 10th Duke of Hamilton, of the first few pages of Vathek, entitled 'L'istoria del Calif Vathec', n.d.


  • Creation: c. 1779-80, 1782, n.d.


31 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Beckford c. 47

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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