Scope and Content

Manuscript of the collection, in the form of a typescript with preliminary pages supplied by Carcanet. Schmidt has marked the manuscript up with printing instructions in black, red and blue ink, and further instructions have been added in pencil, presumably by the copy-preparer at the printing house. A few of the poem texts have been edited by Schmidt in pencil, and Silkin has revised a large number of the poems using blue ink. Stored with a copy letter from Schmidt to the printers dated 26 September 1973.


As there are additional pages and various inserts and attachments on slips, the archivist has added running numbers at the top left corner of every sheet.