Scope and Content

Manuscript of the book, consisting of: typescript dedication, title page, contents, introduction, chronology, booklist and notes; and Gay's texts photocopied from an earlier published sources, with those pieces not for inclusion crossed through. Walsh has carried out minor emendations of some readings of the poems in black ink; he has also marked up and foliated the text using black and blue ink; red typesetting instructions were probably added by Carcanet personnel or the printers. Stored with a letter from Walsh to Michael Schmidt (dated 11 September 1978) relating to italics in Gay's texts.


The archivist has numbered the initial sheets i-iv, and Walsh's original foliation then runs from 1 to 72.