Edward Upward: Journal (1958-59)

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  • Reference
      GB 58 Add MS 89002/1/26
  • Alternative Id.
      (ark) ark:/81055/vdc_100000000827.0x0000ed
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 notebook, with loose material

Scope and Content

Hard covered notebook, with label to spine ('Vol 26'), containing entries from June 1958 to June 1959. Includes two brief newspaper cuttings (obituary notices for Upward's father, Dr Harold Arthur Upward) loosely inserted at 4 January 1959. At the beginning of the notebook are detailed notes on 'The P.M.' [The Spiral Ascent], dated September 1957.

Also, the following loose material:

  • originally inserted at 'Aug 1st' [1958]: single sheet of notes referring to political conferences;
  • originally inserted at 'Dec 28' [1958]: three draft letters to 'Christopher' [Isherwood], discussing his work, two of which are dated: 14 June 1959, and 8 April 1961 (5 sheets);
  • originally inserted at '22nd March' [1959]: draft letter to 'Stephen' [?Spender], without date (3 sheets).

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Notebook dimensions: 205 x 125 mm.