'Continuation of Book Seven. Goremenghast' (Titus Groan chapters 57-59)

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 58 Add MS 88931/1/3/8
  • Alternative Id.
      (ark) ark:/81055/vdc_100000000147.0x00035e
  • Dates of Creation
      c 10 Jun 1942-24 Jul 1942
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 volume

Scope and Content

Revised autograph manuscript, in ink, entitled 'The Breakfast (Continued)'. Notebook mostly contains the reveries of the different characters present at 'The Breakfast'. First leaf inscribed 'Occupational Therapy June [?]10th 1942 ! Southport'. On f.21v inscribed 'END OF BOOK ONE - (at last) Southport July 24th 1942'.

Also contains:

  • f.13v: list of various projects;
  • drafts of poems: 'Now is the month of maying' (f.12v) and 'Curl up in the great window seat' (back cover);
  • ff.22v-23: drawings of musical scales and notes.

Drawings in ink include:

  • f.1v: sketch of 'The Breakfast' with characters sat around the table;
  • f.10v: detailed drawing of male figure [self-portrait?];
  • f.12: male head;
  • f.12v: head [Maeve?];
  • f.13: two studies of a male head;
  • f.20: cartoon-like drawing of male in suit, carrying walking stick.

Conditions Governing Access

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Not Public Record(s)

Alternative Form Available

Digital images (made by the British Library in 2012) of this entire volume are available to consult in the Manuscripts Reading Room - please see staff for details

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Materials: soft-bound volume.

Dimensions: 200mm x 156mm.

Foliation: ff.iii+23.