Original manuscripts and typescripts of poems which do not appear to have b ... 

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Original manuscripts and typescripts of poems which do not appear to have been published, and poetical ephemera. All undated unless otherwise stated.

  • 'Asylum'. Later retyping of poem dated 1936.
  • ‘Brief Blakeian epigrammatic poem on topical issue’. Manuscript.
  • Poem beginning ‘By magic of remote control’. Typewritten.
  • 'Dark's fidelity'. Later retyping of poem dated Spring/Summer 1941.
  • ‘Dejection’. Word-processed and signed. Leaf numbered 22.
  • ‘Eau sifflée’. Photocopy of manuscript, date 15 Nov 1936.
  • Poem beginning ‘Free fly the wrinkled stockings’. Typewritten.
  • Poem beginning ‘If now to memory’s return his face. Manuscript.
  • Poem beginning 'In a corner waste and bare’. Manuscript.
  • ‘In Norfolk’ and ‘In a gentian’s space’. Typewritten.
  • ‘In the megalometropolitan Thebiad’. Two versions, typewritten.
  • ‘Night’. Word-processed and signed. Leaf numbered 28.
  • ‘No respite’. Typewritten. First leaf numbered 52.
  • Poem beginning ‘Now may you lie still on’. Manuscript.
  • ‘Palimpsest of unabolished chance: for Conroy Maddox’. Typewritten.
  • 'Post-mortem: a fragment'. Later retyping of poem dated Autumn 1937, revised Summer 1940.
  • ‘Reférence future’. Manuscript.
  • Poem beginning ’Rediscovering Jeffries’. Two typewritten drafts, one with manuscript amendments.
  • ‘Sonnet’. Typewritten, dated 1934.
  • Final two of three leaves of a later retyping of the second version of Gascoyne's translation of his 'Strophes elégiaques à la mémoire d'Alban Berg' originally published in Cahiers du Sud, vol. 19, no. 220 (jan 1940).
  • ‘The Weight of my caress’. Typewritten. Leaves numbered 31, 32.
  • Poem beginning ‘They smoke long pipes as they ride’. Typewritten.
  • ‘Transcendental reverie’. Manuscript.
  • ‘The Wayfarer’. Typewritten.
  • Miscellaneous poems and poetical ephemera, probably by Gascoyne, but with no signature or source. Titles: ‘Coastal’ (five short poems), ‘The Dying poet’, ‘The Lemon orchard’, ‘Listening to the Adagio in G minor of Albinoni’, final stanzas of a poem followed by ‘The Surviving angel’ on two leaves numbered 93-94, ‘To my wife’ and ‘On visiting the asylum’, ‘La Tormenta’.
  • Four lists of titles of poems, possibly for a selection.
  • Damaged jacket of Gascoyne’s A Vagrant and other poems (London: John Lehmann, 1950).

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