Notebook / diary

Scope and Content

The entries in this notebook / diary have mostly been made by Burgess. They include notes towards the following literary works:

1) A Clockwork Orange (under the title The Plank in Your Eye);

2) Any Old Iron (referred to as The New Novel);

3) A Devil of a State;

4) The Wanting Seed (also referred to as Fertility Novel; Let Copulation Thrive, Hope Lies with the Children);

5) Tremor of Intent;

6) A Vision of Battlements;

7) and an unidentified TV play

It also contains:

1) a list of short stories, with notes towards The Pet Beast;

2) music score;

3) brief accounts, dated April 1958, 1960 and 1961

4) list of literary works by Burgess

5) limericks, written by Burgess and his first wife Lynne Wilson (nee Llewela Jones)

6) shopping lists

7) doodles / cartoons by Burgess

Burgess has written "This Diary is the property of John Burgess Wilson. Education Dep[artmen]t, Brunei, Borneo." on the Personal Notes page at the front of the diary.

Access Information

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