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Manuscripts and typescripts of poems, 1940s, 1977, n.d.

MS. Eng. c. 3917
Held at the Weston Library

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Most of which were intended for an unpublished collection, 'Verses [Songs] for Various Occasions', c.1977, including:

  1. (fols. 1-4) three poems [1940s]
  2. (fols. 5-27) manuscript drafts of poems for 'Verses', many of which are in Ann Montgomery's hand
  3. (fols. 30-2) three versions of 'Jubilee Song' [for Philip Larkin]
  4. (fols. 40-89) an untitled, amended typescript of 'Verses'
  5. (fols. 90-123) a carbon typescript, 'Songs for Various Occasions', annotated throughout by Philip Larkin, [1977]
  6. (fols. 124-54) an unamended final typescript version, 'Verses for Various Occasions'. Several of the poems are addressed to Kingsley Amis and Philip Larkin.


  • Creation: 1940s, 1977, n.d.


158 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. c. 3917

Repository Details

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom