Occasional poetry and lyrics written by Burgess

Scope and Content

The series consists of occasional poems and lyrics by Burgess, which did not form part of his work on an identifiable project. A small number of brief music scores are also included.

Where possible, the catalogue gives the title that Burgess attributed to the poem or lyrics. However, where a poem is untitled, the first line is given in quotation marks.

For a copy of selected poems written by Burgess while he was an undergraduate student, see AB/ARCH/B/4.

For David W. Barber's setting of a poem by Burgess, titled The Silver Swan, see AB/ARCH/B/1.

Access Information


Records described as being in a fair condition are available to researchers in consultation with the Archivist.


Dating method: The later date of 2015 refers to the approximate date on which a photocopy of an original typescript was taken. (The original typescript dated from 1954.)

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

The majority of records within this series are in a good condition, with the exception of two items.