Manuscript

Scope and Content

Typescript of the collection, with some editorial annotation and minimal mark-up (both in the hand of Michael Schmidt). Includes acknowledgements and epigraph pages but no other preliminaries. Some of the poems originally intended for the collection were extracted as a result of the editing process, and these are now stored in Powell's correspondence file at CPA/2/1/56. The manuscript is stored with a postcard from Powell dated 11 March 1976, originally sent to accompany a biographical note, and also referring to an essay on Peter Scupham and Powell's submissions for Schmidt's anthology, Ten English Poets.

Arrangement

The original foliation of the manuscript (in the top right corner) has some gaps as a result of extracting certain poems. The archivist has now added running numbers at the top left of each sheet.