Edward Upward: Notebook ('Mortmere')

Scope and Content

A hard-covered notebook from which many pages have been removed. The first page announces 'Mortmere / A Romance / By Hynd and Starn', but the only 'Mortmere' text that remains in the notebook is the poem that begins: 'Morning, a garish half-light filtering down / Through interminable fog, wakens the town'.

The poem was published within 'Introductory Dialogue', in Isherwood and Upward, The Mortmere Stories (1994), pp. 36-8, where it is referred to as 'Tales of a Scholar' (p. 35). The notebook contains working drafts for the poem, here entitled 'Biography of a Scholar'.

Conditions Governing Access


Not Public Record(s)

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Notebook dimensions: 225 x 175 mm (from which many pages have been removed).