Section of ms draft of historical introduction to 'The Song of Songs' [5]

Scope and Content

Substantial section of ms draft of the historical introduction to 'The Song of Songs', headed 'The Canticles'. Section consists of : pages numbered 1 to 5 [verso of page 5 contains ms draft of the work, numbered 1 in pink felt tip pen]; page numbered 6 [verso contains ms draft of the work, numbered 2 in pink]; page numbered 3 in pink felt tip pen; page numbered 7 [also numbered 4 in pink]; page numbered 8 [also numbered 5 in pink]; page numbered 9 [also numbered 5 [?] in pink]; page numbered 10; pages numbered 11 and 12 [alternative numberings obliterated]; page beginning "Other references in the Canticles are the mandrakes [...]" [scored-out text omitted]; page numbered 12 and headed by an asterisk; page numbered 13 [also numbered 8 in pink]; page numbered 14.

Arrangement

Items RG/E/4/8 - 15 arrived in some disarray. Where possible sections and sequences of text have been reconstructed; the unnumbered page was inserted between the two pages numbered 12 as it appears to be an exact continuation of the text.

Note

Canelluñ Collection number: CC1556

This refers to the arrangement of the papers in Robert Graves’ study before they were transferred to the College.