The oldest material in MSS 2851-2875 is dated 1986, and includes essays; drafts of, and corrections to The contenders, The take-over bid, and The smaller sky; revised text, and corrected typescript of The young visitors; publisher's copy of, and notebooks relating to A winter in the hills; revision to, and radio adaptation of A winter in the hills; drafts and copies of poems; lectures; drafts of Harry in the night; work relating to Samuel Johnson; passages and fragments from The pardoner's tale; various notebooks; and, drafts of Frank, Young shoulders, Lizzie's floating shop, and Good morning blues. In MSS 3124-3137 there is material dated from the 1980s up to 1994 and containing manuscripts and typescripts for radio plays; manuscripts and typescripts of Volume 1 and 2 of the Oxford Trilogy, these being, Where the rivers meet, and Comedies; transcript material and draft material from Volume 3 of the Oxford Trilogy, Hungry generations; and, material for a projected Volume 4 of the Oxford Trilogy, The end of war. There are letters and diaries, and notebooks containing miscellaneous ideas, drafts, outlines, quotations, telephone numbers and travel notes.
In addition, at E95.70 there is a poem Arrival, and at E95.71 a play Spade.
E94.57 is a funeral address for Wain.