Skip to main content

Poems 1940s-1950s, including Song Cycle , Holes in the Sky and Visitations , 1941-c.1958; 1975

MS. 10641/20

  • How to
TSS. and MSS. versions of, and papers relating to, MacNeice's 1940s and 1950s poems:
  1. Folder 1: Carbon TS. of Song Cycle, with rejection letter from Penguin New Writing, n.d. [1941/1942], and MSS. of Interludes 1-9, n.d. Also includes TSS. and a proof copy of The Revenant. A Song Cycle., n.d. [1975].
  2. Folder 2: Carbon TSS. of Christina and Flight of the Heart [first published in New Republic, 1940], This Way Out [first published in Springboard, 1944], Enfant Terrible [first published in Bell, 1946]; galley proofs of Bluebells [ New Writing, 1946], The Streets of Laredo, Slum Song and Carrick Revisited [ Penguin New Writing, 1946], Street Scene [ New Writing, 1947]; MS. of Letter from India (for. H), with letter from T.S. Eliot (Faber & Faber), Oct 1947; carbon TSS> of poems published in Holes in the Sky, some with MS. comments and corrections, 1948; TS. contents list and preface for, and TSS. of some poems published in, Collected Poems, 1949, with related correspondence, 1950-1951.
  3. Folder 3: TSS. and carbon TSS. of poems published in Visitations, some with MS. corrections, and TS. of an introduction for Visitations for the Poetry Book Society, 1957. Also includes TS. of poem Convoy, marked for publication in Eighty-Five Poems, c.1958.


  • 1941-c.1958; 1975


1 box (3 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 10641/20

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom