'Titus Far From Home' (Titus Alone chapters 1-35)

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 58 Add MS 88931/1/3/26
  • Alternative Id.
      (ark) ark:/81055/vdc_100000000806.0x000075
  • Dates of Creation
      Dec 1954-Feb 1956
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 volume

Scope and Content

Revised autograph draft, in ink. Appears to be later draft than Add MS 88931/1/1/25. Manuscript and typescript leaves pasted in with additions and revisions. Notes on characters and plot at end of manuscript. Dated at front of volume 28 December 1954, 4.30, Diddnam[?].

Drawings in ink and pencil include:

  • f.3: face of Titus;
  • f.58: whale;
  • f.70: palm tree by wall;
  • f.72: male with large chin and pointed hat; male with stubble and striped top; bearded male (leaf pasted over the top of drawings);
  • f.83: horse/mule/donkey;
  • f.88: party guests;
  • f.91: male head [one of the party guests?];
  • f.92: margin doodle of bird;
  • f.94: ink pen;
  • f.95: facial features;
  • f.96: margin doodle of ?acrobat wearing pointed hat;
  • f.103: male head wearing ornate helmet; doodles of eye, creature and two implements [perhaps letter openers];
  • f.104: rhinoceros;
  • f.107v: whale;
  • f.108: margin doodle of side of face;
  • f.112: fish with legs;
  • f.118: Titus in prison cell looking out through barred window;
  • f.125: 'Muzzlehatch';
  • f.127: seabird in collar and tie;
  • f.128: Muzzlehatch;
  • f.132: line drawing of large female figure with arms raised;
  • f.133: three heads;
  • f.135: head of male;
  • f.136: chef [Abiatha Swelter?];
  • f.137v: stag at bottom of hill;
  • f.139v: line drawings of heads and torsos of two male figures;
  • f.140: sketch from life of head resting on hand;
  • f.142: male figure in pointed hat, pointing;
  • f.143: female nude and dog wearing skirt standing on hind legs;
  • f.144v: girl in dress with sash round waist
  • ff.145v-146: drawings by a child.

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Materials: hard-bound volume with striped fabric loose cover

Dimensions: 205mm x 138mm

Foliation: ff.ii+152