Edward Upward: Notebook entitled 'Political Writing'

Scope and Content

Notebook containing lecture notes and study questions relating to political subjects (e.g. 'The Communist Manifesto', and 'Poetry and Politics'), but also notes relating to Upward's political practice (e.g. World Trade Unions Conference, London, 6-17 February 1945).

Also, towards the back of the notebook, Upward has drafted a position statement with regard to Communist Party policy (to be delivered to the Dulwich Branch Committee on 30 September 1947). The statement was a prelude to his eventual resignation from the Communist Party of Great Britain.

For the finished statement, in typescript (together with a companion statement by Upward's wife, Hilda), and a letter (1949) confirming his resignation, see Add MS 89002/3/11.

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted

Not Public Record(s)

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Notebook dimensions: 205 x 165 mm. Front cover detached. Back cover missing. Central double page detached.