‘Sally Devius, A Comedy by Mervyn Peake' Act I

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 58 Add MS 88931/3/1/4
  • Alternative Id.
      (ark) ark:/81055/vdc_100000001202.0x00000b
  • Dates of Creation
      May 1950
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 file

Scope and Content

Complete revised autograph draft in various coloured inks. Some typescript leaves pasted in and revised in Peake’s hand. List of ‘dramatis personae’ on title verso. Sketch [of Percy Trellis] with sweat dripping from brow on original cover (leaf with new cover loosely attached over the top). ‘Note for Alex’ has been erased from f.1, as has the former title on the front cover. Supplementary leaves consist of a later autograph draft of the end of Act I, with minor revisions.

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Not Public Record(s)

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Materials: home-made notebook using pages from The Listener and reverse of Gormenghast typescript. Dimensions: 263mm x 170mm.