Scope and Content

Manuscript of the collection in the form of a typescript; no preliminaries are included. Brackenbury has added notes on line spacing in some of the poems in pencil. Other minor annotation is by Schmidt and relates to the typesetting process. The manuscript includes an additional poem called 'Bats' preceding 'Two Gardeners' which did not appear in the published version; Schmidt has crossed this through in the manuscript. The manuscript lacks poem No. 17 in the 'Letter to No One' sequence (on page 65 of the published version); it is also lacking the first of the two 'Interregnum' poems (page 73 of the published version) because this sheet of copy was removed to the proofs at a later stage.


The various poem sequences had different internal page numbering systems; the archivist has now added running numbers at the top left of each sheet.