Scope and Content

Manuscript of an earlier version of the collection in the form of a photocopied typescript, in original folder. This version of the text (which lacks the poems 'On Mozart's Birthday' and 'A Drive in the Country / Henri Toulouse-Lautrec' as well as the notes at the end of the volume) was initially sent to Carcanet Press in 1973. Because of Carcanet's financial difficulties at the time, Michael Schmidt was unable to commit himself to a firm publication date, and Middleton sent the original typescript version - with the three additions - to Oxford University Press for consideration. The version sent to OUP (listed in /2) ultimately superseded this copy typescript version.