'Titus in Umbra' (Gormenghast chapters 1-7)

Archive Unit
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 58 Add MS 88931/1/3/14
  • Alternative Id.
      (ark) ark:/81055/vdc_100000000147.0x000374
  • Dates of Creation
      Jul 1948
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 file

Scope and Content


  • typescript leaves entitled 'Titus in Umbra', with handwritten revisions and additional handwritten leaves;
  • autograph draft of poem 'White Mules at Prayer';
  • typewritten letter [from Peake's typist Hilda Neal], dated 5 July 1948, with conclusion of Chapter 7 in Peake's hand on reverse.

Conditions Governing Access


Not Public Record(s)

Alternative Form Available

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

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Foliation: ff.75