Autograph Manuscript: 'The White Chief of the Umzimbooboo Kaffirs'

Scope and Content

Complete draft of manuscript in juvenile hand. There are three illustrations in ink and pencil: 'The Hottentots Attack', 'A Picture of an Umzimbooboo Kaffir and a Hottentot' and 'Born Enemies'. Inside back cover has lists of chapters, illustrations and characters. Undated [Maeve Gilmore suggests the story was begun before Peake left China and completed after his return to England in 1923 - see Mervyn Peake, Peake's Progress (London: British Library, 2011), p.36].

Conditions Governing Access


Not Public Record(s)

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Materials: soft-bound volume.

Dimensions: 145mm x 94mm.

Foliation: ff.ii+20.