Loans Notebook

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Disbound writing pad detailing drawings, manuscripts and other items loaned out for publication, exhibition and other purposes. Information recorded includes dates of loans, return of items and, in one case, missing items.

Loans listed include:

  • Pan Books (poems and drawings for A Book of Nonsense);
  • Scolar Press (Bleak House drawings and 'The Wit To Woo');
  • Steve Troyanovich [nonsense poems];
  • Graham Young of Private Press (poems and drawings);
  • National Book League [nonsense poems and Treasure Island drawing];
  • Christies (drawings);
  • A Wheaton & Co (Boy In Darkness drawings);
  • Picador (Grimms Household Tales drawings);
  • Nigel Paton (photographs);
  • Beatrice Musgrave (A Book of Nonsense drawings);
  • Peter Winnington (drawings);
  • Ancient Mariner drawings;
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass drawings;
  • Academy Books (items for Mervyn Peake Reader [actually published as Mervyn Peake, Writings & Drawings]);
  • Village Bookshop ('Noah', unpublished poems, Letters From a Lost Uncle);
  • Brussels exhibition (painting and drawings);
  • Cambridge Review (block of Jim Hawkins);
  • Penguin (Bleak House drawings, 'The Wit To Woo' typescript and drawings);
  • Christopher Iredale (photographs);
  • Colin Smythe (Flying Bomb drawings and proofs);
  • British Council (4 works);
  • Methuen (Rhymes Without Reason drawings);
  • Marcy Williams/Davis Poynter (Treasure Island drawings and published edition);
  • Brans Head (drawings).

Also includes loose leaves:

  • Autograph draft: 'Errors in Academy Editions'.
  • Autograph draft: 'Notes made by Mervyn for a projected idea called Head Hunting in London' [in Maeve's hand].
  • Autograph draft: dialogue from the end of 'For Mr Pye - an Island'.
  • Autograph draft: 'Regarding a film of Titus'.
  • Copy of revised printed list of text and drawings [unidentified, possibly from a catalogue].

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