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Fragments of Episodes , 1790s, May 1838

MS. Beckford d. 19
Held at the Weston Library

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  1. (fols. 1-2) wrapper, watermark 1838
  2. (fols. 3-6) early draft of 'Barkariok 2de partie', beginning on the last leaf of a letter from Elise de Bion (?), [early 1790s]
  3. (fol. 7) 'Notes pour l'Episode de Kalilah & Zulkais', with scribbles and pen-trials
  4. (fols. 8-11) a draft headed 'Kalilah & Zulkaïs', 27 May and (fols. 10-11) 29 May 1838
  5. (fol. 12) calculations of the length of 'The M.S. Tale' compared with the length of Recollections of an excursion (1835), and of the number of pages needed to make up a second printed volume (cf. the letter from Richard Bentley, MS. Beckford c. 26, fol. 109), with drafts of phrases in French, and scribbles (this leaf found between pp. 38 and 39 of MS. Beckford d. 18)


  • Creation: 1790s, May 1838


12 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • French


MS. Beckford d. 19

Repository Details

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