Edwin Morgan, The new divan

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 CPA/1/2/1/35
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 Sequence 2, Boxes 4 [56] and 6 [58]
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      59 sheets

Scope and Content

File relating to Edwin Morgan's poetry collection The new divan (Manchester: Carcanet New Press, 1977). The book was typeset in-house at Carcanet and printed by Unwin Brothers. It was copy-edited by Val Warner. This file contains the collated proofs of the volume which have been marked up by Warner, who indicates printing errors in red, other changes (including authorial revisions) in blue, and queries or comments in pencil. These proofs lack the preliminary pages and two further sheets of text (forming pages 56-59 of the published collection). Also included are: Morgan's original typescript title page, and amended prefatory note; typescript acknowledgements and contents sheets, marked up for printing; and a letter from Morgan to Warner dated 5 January 1977 relating to some queries about the proofs.


These proofs had been split into two parts, both of which were misfiled with other unrelated material: some of the pages came from the Michael Hamburger book file now at CPA/1/2/1/14 and the rest from the Christopher Middleton book file now at CPA/1/2/1/30.

Related Material

The manuscript and author's proofs of this volume are included in the first accession of the archive, at CPA/1/1/1/68.