Discarded Typescript and Later Manuscript Draft: ‘The Wit To Woo’

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 58 Add MS 88931/3/1/7
  • Alternative Id.
      (ark) ark:/81055/vdc_100000001202.0x00000e
  • Dates of Creation
      early 1950s
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 volume

Scope and Content

Inscribed with Peake’s Wallington address. Undated.


  • complete draft typescript of play in three acts;
  • later autograph draft of Act I and Act II on reverse of typescript, with revisions (some leaves pasted in, both in typescript and manuscript).

The character October is still named Guiseppe in the typescript, but has been renamed in the later autograph draft.

Conditions Governing Access


Not Public Record(s)

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Materials: soft-bound volume.

Dimensions: 260mm x 210mm.

Foliation: ff.59.