File relating to volume 2 (the anthology) in Burgess's history of British and American literature, They Wrote in English.

Scope and Content

The file mainly consists of typed extracts from the work of various authors, such as William Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, and Thomas Wyatt, which Burgess was presumably intending to include in the anthology. An incomplete draft contents list for the anthology (chapters 6-11) is also included in the file, along with two pages of Burgess's draft text for the anthology: one page is titled"Anglo-Saxon (or Old English) Literature", and the other "The Early Middle Ages".

The file also contains a draft preface to volume one of the literary history, which does not appear to have published in the 1979 edition of the work.