Scope and Content

Manuscript of the collection, most of which is in ribbon typescript form, although a small number of the poems are carbon or photocopy typescript. Includes the author's own title page, epigraph, dedication and acknowledgements, as well as the poem texts. Authorial corrections and annotations are in a very small neat hand, using blue, red or black ink. Schmidt has made some editorial changes in blue; he has also crossed through the dedication to himself which originally accompanied the poem 'Elegy - Europe', and has added some page divisions for typesetting.


The manuscript was not foliated; the archivist has added running sheet numbers.