Manuscripts

  • Reference
      GB 133 KEN/1
  • Dates of Creation
      1963-1974
  • Physical Description
      8 items.

Scope and Content

This series contains a series of manuscript drafts, of 6 of MK's full-length books and 2 essays. The drafts are at various stages of advancement, some, like the Vaughan Williams manuscript being considerably different from the published version and others containing only minor variations. They reflect MK's methods of working, with various corrections, additions and insertions apparent. All the manuscripts are holograph, although they sometimes contain additions or corrections in other hands. Also included are a very small number of letters - to MK's typist and from his publishers, and these have been left with the manuscript with which they were originally placed.

Arrangement

For ease of reference, the archivist has given each manuscript running page numbers except where stated otherwise, as the inclusion of insertion pages had caused some inconsistencies in the original numbering.