Notepad of draft literal translations by Susan Roberts of the sonnets of Giuseppe Giacchino Belli .

Administrative / Biographical History

Burgess needed assistance in translating the Roman dialect in which Belli's sonnets were written and employed Susanna Roberts (also known as Susan Roberts) to help him. Susanna produced literal translations of the sonnets into English which Burgess then worked with and adapted for his own purposes.

Conditions Governing Access

Available to researchers in consultation with the Archivist due to the condition of the item.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

A4 notepad with several loose pages. Foxing to some pages and also tears.