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George Barker papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Adminstrative Information

Detailed Description

Correspondence

Essays

Lecture Notes

Book Reviews

Poetry

Novels and Prose

Plays

Notebooks

Poems.

Poems.

Lament and Triumph.

Eros in Dogma.

Life and Letters and the London Mercury.

The True Confession of George Barker.

Drawings.


George Barker papers, 1930-1966 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Collection Overview

Title: George Barker papers, 1930-1966Add to your cart.

ID: 1/1/MSS 162

Primary Creator: Barker, George (1913-1991)

Extent: 6.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged in nine series (1) Correspondence, (2) Essays, (3) Lecture notes, (4) Book reviews, (5) Poetry, (6) Novels and prose, (7) Plays, (8) Notebooks, (9) Standing volumes.

Date Acquired: 00/00/1963. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Barker, George, 1913-1991

Forms of Material: Ackerley, John - Correspondence, Barker, George, 1913-1991 - Correspondence, Barker, George, 1913-1991 - Manuscripts, Betjeman, John, 1906-1984 - Correspondence, Correspondence., Eliot, T.S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965. - Correspondence, Empson, William, 1906-1984. - Correspondence, Fiction., Grigson, Geoffrey, 1905-1985 - Correspondence, Heath-Stubbs, John, 1918-2006. - Correspondence, Lehmann, John, 1907- - Correspondence, Lindsay, Jack, 1900-1990. - Correspondence, Manuscripts for publication., Muir, Edwin, 1887-1959 - Correspondence, Postcards, Savage, D. S. (Derek S.) - Correspondence, Spender, Stephen, 1909-1995. - Correspondence, Symons, Julian, 1912- - Correspondence, Treece, Henry, 1911-1966. - Correspondence, Williams, Oscar, 1900-1964 - Correspondence, Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939 - Correspondence

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection includes letters, drafts of poems, plays, novels, reviews and lectures, as well as some of Barker's notebooks and a sketch book of drawings.  The correspondence largely consists of literary correspondence to Barker covering the years 1933 through 1964.  Of particular interest is correspondence from T. S. Eliot, Henry W. Treece, Edwin Muir, John Heath Stubbs, William Empson, John Betjeman, William Butler Yeats and Stephen Spender.  A variety of editors are also represented in the letters, including Julian Symons, Geoffrey Grigson, D. (Derek) S. Savage, John Ackerley, Jack Lindsay, John Lehmann, and Oscar Williams. 

The collection of poetry manuscripts includes about 50 different individual poems and books in various forms.  The proof and galley pages, as well as the published books (see standing volumes), often have Barker's notes, corrections and revisions, giving readers a sense of the poet's composing process, and his need to revise works even after they had been published.  Together with his notebooks, which also contain drafts of poems, the poetry manuscripts provide a fine record of the development of many poems.  There are a number of unpublished poems in this collection also.

Biographical Note

George Barker (1913-1991), a contemporary English writer and poet, was born in Loughton, England. He began writing early and by his early twenties he had already been published by T. S. Eliot at Faber and Faber, who also helped him to gain appointment as Professor of English Literature in 1939 at Tohoku University (Sendai, Miyagi, Japan).

Early volumes of note by Barker include Thirty Preliminary Poems (1933), Poems (1935) and Calamiterror (1937), which was inspired by the Spanish Civil War.

He eventually traveled to the United States where he began his longtime liaison with writer Elizabeth Smart, by whom he had four of his fifteen children, and about whom he wrote his 1945 novel By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept and his 1950 novel, The Dead Seagull. His Collected poems were edited by Robert Fraser and published in 1987 by Faber and Faber.

Subject/Index Terms

Barker, George, 1913-1991

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Accruals: Additions 1965

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright.  Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection.  Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Acquisition Source: Gift

Preferred Citation: [Item], George Barker collection, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


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[Series 7: Plays],
[Series 8: Notebooks],
[Volume 1: Poems.],
[Volume 2: Poems.],
[Volume 3: Lament and Triumph.],
[Volume 4: Eros in Dogma.],
[Volume 5: Life and Letters and the London Mercury.],
[Volume 6: The True Confession of George Barker.],
[Volume 7: Drawings.],
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Series 1: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 1933-1934Add to your cart.

Marguerite Cactaui ALS Feb 13 [1933-34?] George Barker

Edgell Rickword TLS Sep 20 1933 George Barker

Geoffrey Grigson TLS [1933-34?] George Barker

T. Smith TLS May 29 1934 George Barker

J. R. Ackerley ALS [1934] George Barker

? illegible TLS Jun 28 1934 George Barker

_____ Butler TLS Jul 06 1934 George Barker

Walter De La Mare TLS Aug 08 1934 George Barker

R. A. Scott James ALS Apr 24 [1934-35?] George Barker

Edwin Muir TLS Nov 30 1934 George Barker

Folder 2: 1934-1935Add to your cart.

Edwin Muir TLS May 04 1935 George Barker

Edwin Muir TLS May 18 1935 George Barker

R. A. Scott James TLS Sep 02 1935 George Barker

J. R. Ackerley TLS Sep 02 1935 George Barker

R. A. Scott James TLS Sep 12 1935 George Barker

George Yeats TLS Oct 28 1935 George Barker

Folder 3: 1936Add to your cart.

Antonina White ALS Jan 07 1936 George Barker

F. V. Morley TLS Sep 29 1936 George Barker

R. Ellis Roberts ALS Sep 30 1936 J. R. Ackerley

R. Ellis Roberts ALS Sep 30 1936 Bertram Christian

R. Ellis Roberts ALS Sep 30 1936 George Barker

F. V. Morley TLS Oct 05 1936 George Barker

Antonina White ALS Dec 06 1936 George Barker

W. B. Yeats TLS Dec 07 1936 George Barker

Geoffrey Grigson ALS [1936?] George Barker

Folder 4: 1937Add to your cart.

Charles Williams TLS Jan 16 1937 George Barker

Edwin Muir TLS Feb 02 1937 George Barker

W. Symons TLS [AN on verso]  Feb 12 1937  _____ Hawkins

G. R. Barnes TLS Mar 02 1937 George Barker

R. A. Scott James TLS Mar 05 1937 George Barker

Edgell Rickword TLS Mar 17 1937 George Barker

R. A. Scott James TLS Mar 31 1937 George Barker

Phillip Mairet ALS Apr 06 1937 George Barker

Edgell Rickword TLS Apr 08 1937 George Barker

Edgell Rickword TLS [1937?] George Barker

Folder 5: 1937Add to your cart.

Julian Symons ALS Jun 14 1937 George Barker

Henry W. Treece ALS Jun 15 1937 George Barker

Mervyn Peake ALS Jun 16 1937 George Barker

Julian Symons ALS Jun 22 1937 George Barker

E. E. Wishart TLS Aug 31 1937 George Barker

Charles Williams TLS Dec 23 1937 George Barker

Geoffrey Grigson ALS Dec 26 1937 George Barker

Folder 6: 1938Add to your cart.

John Lehmann TLS Jan 14 1938 George Barker

Kenneth Muir TLS Jan 16 1938 George Barker

Kenneth Muir TLS Sunday [1938] George Barker

J. R. Ackerley TLS Jan 27 1938 T. S. Eliot

Peggy Guggenheim ALS Feb 11 [1938] George Barker

John Betjeman TLS Feb 28 1938 George Barker

Denys Killian Roberts  TLS Mar 10 1938 George Barker

John Betjeman TLS Apr 04 1938 George Barker

John Betjeman ALS [1938?] George Barker

Antonina White ALS March 13 [ND] George Barker

Folder 7: 1938Add to your cart.

Antonina White ALS May 12 1938 George Barker

F. V. Morley TLS May 31 1938 George Barker

D. S. Savage TLS Jun 03 1938 George Barker

Julian Symons ALS Jun 16 1938 George Barker

D. S. Savage ALS Jun 16 1938 George Barker

Julian Symons ALS Jun 18 1938 George Barker

Antonina White ALS Jun 24 [ND] George Barker

Folder 8: 1938Add to your cart.

Antonina White ALS Jul 16? [ND] George Barker

Antonina White ALS Jul 24 [ND] George Barker

Eric Gillett? TLS Jul 29 1938 George Barker

? illegible TLS Sep 07 1938 George Barker

Antonina White ALS Sep 28 [ND] George Barker

J. R. Ackerley TLS Oct 06 1938 George Barker

E. H. W. Meyerstein ALS Dec 08 1938 George Barker

Hugh Gordon Porteus ALS [1938] George Barker

Folder 9: 1938-1949Add to your cart.

Frederick Prokosch ALS [1938-39] George Barker

J. R. Ackerley TLS [AL on verso]  Apr 06 1939  George Barker

J. R. Ackerley TLS Apr 13 1939 George Barker

Phillip Mairet ALS Apr 13 1939 George Barker

Phillip Mairet ALS Apr 21 [1939?] George Barker

George Barker TLS Jun 01 [1939?] T. S. Eliot

Tom Hopkinson TLS Jun 26 1939 George Barker

Ronald Bottrall ALS Jul 05 1939 George Barker

T. S. Eliot TLS Aug 31 1939 George Barker

? (fragment) ALS [Sep 1939?] George Barker

D. S. Savage TLS Sep 1939 George Barker

Boyd Minton TLS Nov 16 1939 George Barker

Folder 10: 1940-1941Add to your cart.

Michael Tippett ALS [1940?] George Barker

Michael Tippett ALS [1940?] F. V. Morley

Michael Tippett ALS [1940?] F. V. Morley

T. S. Eliot TLS Jul 24 1941 George Barker

Folder 11: 1943-1944Add to your cart.

? TLS Nov 01 1943 George Barker

? TLS Mar 23 1944 George Barker

Jack Lindsay ALS [1944] George Barker

Jack Lindsay TLS [1944] George Barker

Jack Lindsay ALS [1944] George Barker

Jack Lindsay TLS [1944] George Barker

Jack Lindsay TLS [1944] George Barker

Tambimuttu TLS [1943-44?] George Barker

Folder 12: 1947-1949Add to your cart.

Patric Dickinson TLS [AN on verso]  Nov 06 1946  George Barker

Tom Hopkinson TLS Dec 22 1947 George Barker

Osbert Sitwell ALS Dec 24 1947 George Barker

Osbert Sitwell ALS [1948] George Barker

Guy Boas ALS Jan 18 1949 George Barker

John Lehmann TLS Mar 31 1949 George Barker

John Lehmann TLS Apr 29 1949 George Barker

John Lehmann TLS Sep 08 1949 George Barker

Folder 13: 1950-1951Add to your cart.

Julian Symons TLS Jan 12 1950 George Barker

Patrick ____ ALS [AL on verso]  Mar 17 1950  George Barker

Winifred Bryher TLS Apr 27 1950 George Barker

John Heath Stubbs? ALS [Jun 1950] George Barker

Claire Goll ALS Sunday [Sep 1950] George Barker

Claire Goll ALS Sep 20 1950 George Barker

George Barker ALS [Sep 1950] Claire Goll

T. S. Eliot TLS [AN on verso]  Aug 27 1951  George Barker

Folder 14: 1952Add to your cart.

Claire Goll ALS Feb 03 1952 George Barker

P. H. Newby TLS Feb 08 1952 George Barker

P. H. Newby TLS Feb 19 1952 George Barker

P. H. Newby TLS Mar 04 1952 George Barker

P. H. Newby TLS Mar 10 1952 George Barker

Dannie Abse ALS Apr 10 1952 George Barker

Michael H___ ALS Sep 12 1952 George Barker

John Heath Stubbs ALS Nov 01 1952 George Barker

John Heath Stubbs ALS Nov 17 1952 George Barker

Folder 15: 1953Add to your cart.

T. S. Eliot TLS Jan 13 1953 George Barker

John Heath Stubbs ALS Feb 04 1953 George Barker

John Heath Stubbs ALS Feb 14 1953 George Barker

T. S. Eliot TLS Feb 17 1953 George Barker

T. S. Eliot TLS Mar 19 1953 George Barker

William Empson TLS Apr 06 1953 George Barker

T. S. Eliot TLS Aug 05 1953 George Barker

David [Gascoyne?] ALS Aug 07 1953 George Barker

Folder 16: 1953Add to your cart.

Ronald Bottrall TLS Oct 22 1953 George Barker

Stephen Spender TLS Nov 23 1953 George Barker

William Empson ALS Dec 04 1953 George Barker

T. S. Eliot TLS Dec 21 1953 George Barker

Stephen Spender ALS Dec 28 [1953?] George Barker

John Heath Stubbs ALS [1953?] George Barker

John Heath Stubbs ALS [1953?] George Barker

Folder 17: 1954Add to your cart.

Stephen Spender ALS Jan 12 [1954?] George Barker

Stephen Spender ALS [1954?] George Barker

Stephen Spender ALS May 19 [1954?] Lawrence _____

John _____ ALS Aug 09 1954 Cashenden [Cass]

David [Gascoyne?] ALS Nov 14 1954 George Barker

David [Gascoyne?] ALS Nov 25 1954 George Barker

George Barker ALS [1953-54] David  [Gascoyne?]

T. S. Eliot postcard  1954 George Barker

Folder 18: 1955-1957Add to your cart.

Stephen Spender ALS Jan 12 1955 George Barker

T. S. Eliot TLS Mar 02 1955 George Barker

Edwin Muir TLS Mar 22 1955 George Barker

Bonamy Dobree TLS Jun 13 1955 George Barker

John [Lehmann] TLS [AN on verso]  Nov 28 1956  George Barker

Michael H___ ALS Jul 03 1957 George Barker

T. S. Eliot TLS Dec 18 1957 George Barker

Folder 19: 1959-1964Add to your cart.

John [Lehmann] TLS Jan 29 1959 George Barker

Robin Skelton TLS Mar 15 1959 George Barker

John [Lehmann] ALS Mar 19 1959 George Barker

Herbert Read TLS Mar 26 1959 George Barker

T. S. Eliot Christmas card  1959 George Barker

T. S. Eliot TLS May 02 1961 George Barker

T. S. Eliot TLS May 18 1961 George Barker

T. S. Eliot TLS May 31 1961 George Barker

T. S. Eliot TLS Mar 28 1962 George Barker

George Barker ALS Nov 21 1962 Martin Green

George Barker ALS Apr 09 1963

Benjamin La Farge TLS Mar 04 1964 George Barker

Folder 20: undatedAdd to your cart.

Hotspur [Lawrence Durrell]  ALS  [ND] George Barker

Patric ____ ALS [ND] George Barker

George Barker ANS [ND] Graham Greene

Kathleen Raine ALS [ND] George Barker

K. J. R. postcard  [ND] George Barker

? illegible postcard  [ND] George Barker

Antonia White (fragment)  ALS  [ND] [George Barker?]

Folder 21: 1952-1962Add to your cart.

Oscar Williams TLS Jul 26 1952 George Barker

Oscar Williams TLS Aug 08 1960 George Barker

Oscar Williams TLS Nov 27 1960 George Barker

Oscar Williams TLS Dec 10 1960 George Barker

Oscar Williams ALS [1960-61] George Barker

Oscar Williams TLS Jan 09 1961 George Barker

Oscar Williams ALS Feb 01 1962 George Barker

Oscar Williams TLS May 02 1962 George Barker

Oscar Williams TLS May 18 1962 George Barker

Oscar Williams ALS [ND] George Barker

Folder 22: 1963-1964Add to your cart.

Oscar Williams ALS [ND] George Barker

Oscar Williams TLS Aug [ND] George Barker

Jay Tower TLS Sep 05 1963 Barker (c/o Williams)

Oscar Williams ALS Apr 02 1964 George Barker

Oscar Williams TLS Apr 15 1964 George Barker

Oscar Williams TLS Apr 30 1964 George Barker

George Barker ALS [May 1964?]

                   Oscar Williams

George Barker ALS [May-Aug 1964?] Oscar Williams

Oscar Williams TLS May 12 1964 George Barker

Oscar Williams TLS May 18 1964 George Barker

Laurence Pollinger TLS [ND] Oscar Williams

Folder 23: 1964Add to your cart.

Oscar Williams TLS Jun 16 1964 George Barker

Oscar Williams ALS Jul 11 [1964] George Barker

Oscar Williams TLS Aug 03 1964 George Barker

Oscar Williams TLS Aug 17 1964 George Barker

Oscar Williams TLS Aug 27 1964 Patrick Lannan

Oscar Williams ALS [Sep 09 1964] George Barker

Oscar Williams ALS Sep 19 [1964] George Barker

Oscar Williams ALS [1964] George Barker

ANS George Barker

TN George Barker

Series 2: EssaysAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 24: The Hawk and the Dove.Add to your cart.
(The Criterion, October 1934) TMsS [initialed], 6pp.
Folder 25: A Note on Narrative Poetry.Add to your cart.
(The Poet and The Public, June/July 1939) TMsS, 2pp.
Folder 26: Sermon on May Day.Add to your cart.
(Seven, Spring 1940) TMsS [initialed], 6pp.
Folder 27: The Image.Add to your cart.
TMs, 17pp. [pre 1948]
Folder 28: A Note for Thomas Stearns Eliot.Add to your cart.
TMs, [1948]
Folder 29: The Opinion of George Barker on Some Modern Verse.(Add to your cart.
Life and Letters, Feb. 1950)      TMsS  [initialed], 5pp.
Folder 30: The Poem in the Orange Wig or Some Remarks on Poetic Responsibility.Add to your cart.
TMs, 19pp.  [1955]
Folder 31: The Face Behind the Poem:  An Essay in Honour of Tennyson.Add to your cart.
TMsS [initialed], 15pp. May 1956
Folder 32: Six Notes on Housman.Add to your cart.
TMs, 14pp. 1960
Folder 33: Essays on the Theory of Poetry:  Poetry and Politics.Add to your cart.
TMs, 33pp.
Series 3: Lecture NotesAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Lecture at Harvard UniversityAdd to your cart.
TMs, 15pp. [1953-54?]
Folder 35: Lecture at University of CaliforniaAdd to your cart.
AMs, 9pp. [1953-54?]
Folder 36: The Poets Reading.Add to your cart.
TMs [transcription of a telediphone recording], 15pp. May 02 1957
Series 4: Book ReviewsAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Review of  William Blake by John Middleton Murry.Add to your cart.
TMsS [initialed], 3pp. Nov 1933
Folder 38: Review of A Draft of Cantos XXXI-XLI by Ezra Pound.Add to your cart.
TMs [initialed], 4pp. Jul 1935
Folder 39: Review of William Blake's Illustrations to the Book of JobAdd to your cart.
andWilliam Blake's Illustrations for Thornton's Virgil.  TMsS [initialed], 3pp. 1938
Folder 40: Review of Quia Amore Langueo.Add to your cart.
Ed. H. S. Bennett and The Cherrie and the Slae by Alexander Montgomerie. TMsS [initialed], 5pp. Apr 1938
Series 5: PoetryAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "Cycle of Eleven Poems"Add to your cart.
(Aetatis 17) TMs, 13pp. [1930]
Folder 2: "The Seal Boy"Add to your cart.
(Poems (1935)) AMs, 1pp. 1934
Folder 3: "Resolution of Dependence" ; "Allegory of the Adolescent and the Adult"Add to your cart.

"Resolution of Dependence" AMs, 4pp.

"Allegory of the Adolescent and the Adult" AMs, 4pp.

Folder 4: "To T.S. Eliot"Add to your cart.
AMsS [initialed], 1pp. 1943
Folder 5: Love poemsAdd to your cart.

"Love Poem" ("My love who sleeps lost in America") AMs, 1p. 1942

"For Third Cycle of Love Poems" ("This is that mouth, Elizabeth...")  AMs, 2pp.

"Love Poem a" and "Love Poem b" AMs, 2pp.

"Love Poem" ("By the lake where we walked...") AMs, 1pp.

Folder 6: Two drafts of "Dog, Dog in my Manger"Add to your cart.
AMs, 5pp.
Folder 7: "Epitaph on a One Handed Entertainer (The Windmill v.3)", 1946Add to your cart.
AMs, 2pp.
Folder 8: "Verse Commentary for the Film Miners Above Ground"Add to your cart.
AMs, 17pp. 1947
Folder 9: "News of the World"Add to your cart.
(I and II) AMs, 5pp.
Folder 10: "The Five Faces of Pity"Add to your cart.
AMs, 8pp.
Folder 11: Four PoemsAdd to your cart.

"Sonnet on Ireland" AMs, 3pp.

"That Laddie is a Long Way from Home" AMs, 2pp.

Two drafts of "Epitaph for the Poet" AMs, 2pp.

"Memorial Inscription" AMs, 1pp.

Folder 12: News of the WorldAdd to your cart.
TMs [partial proof pages], 64pp. 1950
Folder 13: Two versions of "A Farewell"Add to your cart.

"A Farewell" [clipping with corrections] 1pp.

"A Farewell" (A Vision of Beasts and Gods (1954)) AMs, 1pp. 1951

Folder 14: "The Mnemonic Demigod"Add to your cart.
"The Mnemonic Demigod" AMs, 6pp. 1954
Folder 15: "The Death of Manolete"Add to your cart.
AMs, 1pp.
Folder 16: Two drafts of "To A Child"Add to your cart.
(A Vision of Beasts and Gods (1954))  AMs, 2pp.
Folder 17: "Consolatory Verses for the Middle Years"Add to your cart.
AMs, 2pp.
Folder 18: "Ballad of the Muse at Sea"Add to your cart.
AMs, 2pp.
Folder 19: "Cycle of Six Lyrics"Add to your cart.
TMs [The London Magazine galley page,  annotated], 1pp.
Folder 20: "A Song of the Sea"Add to your cart.
AMs, 1pp.
Folder 21: "Consolatory Verses for the Middle Years"Add to your cart.
AMs, 2pp.
Folder 22: "Home Thoughts for Italy"Add to your cart.

"Home Thoughts for Italy" AMs, 5pp. 1961

"Home Thoughts for Italy" TMs, 4pp.

Folder 23: The View from a BlindAdd to your cart.

Instructions to Cash re this manuscript AN, 2pp.

The View from a Blind I TMs, 82pp. 1961

Folder 24: The View from a BlindAdd to your cart.
The View from a Blind I TMs [corrected prelims], 64pp. 1962
Folder 25: "I Walked by a Window in Ireland"Add to your cart.
"I Walked by a Window in Ireland" (The View from a Blind I (1962))  TMs, 1pp. (drawing of Dame Edith Sitwell on back 1954)
Folder 26: The True Confession of George Barker Part IIAdd to your cart.
The True Confession of George Barker Part II  AMs, 48pp. 1962
Folder 27: "A Quincunx for Elspeth"Add to your cart.

"A Quincunx for Elspeth" AMs, 4pp. 1963

"A Quincunx for Elspeth" TMs [annotated], 7pp. 1963

Folder 28: "Funeral Eulogy for Robert Colquhoun", 1914-1962Add to your cart.
TMs [annotated],7pp. 1963
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "IV Memorials for Dead Friends"Add to your cart.
AMsS [initialed], 19pp.
Folder 2: "To James Flecher"Add to your cart.
(pub. as "To the Memory of Elroy Flecher" in Dreams of a Summer Night 1966) AMs, 3pp.
Folder 3: "Epitaph:  On the Suicide of the Painter John Minton"Add to your cart.
TMs, 1pp.
Folder 4: "Memorial Verses for Louis Mac Neice"Add to your cart.
TMs [annotated], 8pp. 1963
Folder 5: The Shades of Childhood: A Cycle of Six LyricsAdd to your cart.
TMs, 25pp. 1964
Folder 6: Manuscripts of Miscellaneous New PoemsAdd to your cart.
("O Valley of Ariccia...",  "Epitaph for Oscar Williams") TMs [annotated, with autograph revisions], 6pp.
Folder 7: "In Memoriam TSE"Add to your cart.
("Elegiacs for T. S. Eliot" Dreams of a Summer Night 1966) TMs [annotated], 3pp.
Folder 8: Revisions of Dreams of a Summer NightAdd to your cart.
TMs [with autograph revisions], 70pp.
Folder 9: Poem on the Olympic Games in RomeAdd to your cart.
AMs, 13pp.
Folder 10: "To an Infant Weeping"Add to your cart.

TMs, 1pp.

Clipping: poem in French ("Ecoutez mes chers freres!") 1pp.

Folder 11: "Romagna"Add to your cart.
(trans. from Giosue Carducci) TMs, 4pp.
Series 6: Novels and ProseAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Summer and CompromiseAdd to your cart.
(first version of the second half of Alanna Autumnal) TMs, 53pp. 1932
Folder 14: The SwimmersAdd to your cart.
(The Listener May 02 1934) TMsS [initialed], 6pp.
Folder 15: JerusalemAdd to your cart.
TMs, 76pp. 1934 (p. 31 missing)
Folder 16: Letter to a Deaf PoetAdd to your cart.
TMs [carbon], 16pp. [1954]
Folder 17: Letter to a Deaf PoetAdd to your cart.
TMsS [with note and corrections], 9pp. [1954]
Folder 18: The Dead SeagullAdd to your cart.
TMsS [initialed, proofs with notes and  corrections], 109pp. 1965
Folder 19: An Italian NotebookAdd to your cart.

TMs 33pp. (with 2pp. AMs at beginning) TL (part autograph) to "Charles" (unsigned) 1pp.

TL to "James" (unsigned) 3pp.

AN 1pp.

Folder 20: Events of Venetian EveningsAdd to your cart.
TMs, 29pp.
Folder 21: Events of Venetian EveningsAdd to your cart.
AMs, 42pp.
Series 7: PlaysAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Hanlon OmegaAdd to your cart.
TMs [review version] 35pp. [1935]
Folder 2: The Degradation of GuatemozinAdd to your cart.
TMs [with corrections], 50pp. [1946?]
Folder 3: Chatterton in HellAdd to your cart.

Chatterton in Hell  AMs, 13pp.

Chatterton in Hell  TMs, 15pp.

Chatterton in Hell  TMs, 21pp. [1952]

Folder 4: The Masque of BorgiaAdd to your cart.
TMsS [prose synopsis of verse radio play], 9pp.  [1953?]
Folder 5: The SeraphinaAdd to your cart.
TMs [with autograph revisions], 68pp. [1955]
Folder 6: The Seraphina or Round the Heart in Any YearAdd to your cart.
TMs [final script, 2 copies], 130pp. 1955
Folder 7: The Shade of the Old Apple Tree or The Demon LoverAdd to your cart.
TMs [with autograph revisions and additions], 47pp. [1958]
Folder 8: The Life and Death of a Good IdeaAdd to your cart.
TMsS [with autograph revisions], 51pp. 1960
Series 8: NotebooksAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "Notes Boxholm '39"Add to your cart.
ruled paper (small) AMs [drafts of poems: "Lament and Triumph," "The Echoing Tomb," "It is the Sorrow Season," "I, Mute Immutable, Cry"], 21pp. 1939
Folder 2: QuartoAdd to your cart.
(front cover cut away) AMs [drafts of letters to Walter de la  Mare, Kit, and T. S. Eliot; poems: "Munich Elegies," "To Robert Owen," and prose: "Note on the Dialectics of Poetry."], 30pp.  [1939]
Folder 3: "Of Love Vol. 4"Add to your cart.
AMs [outlines, poems (including "Bridal Nightmare I"), notes, etc.], 47pp. [ca. 1941?]
Folder 4: QuartoAdd to your cart.
(part only, no covers) AMs [drafts of poems: "News of the World III" and "Turn on your side and bear the day to me";  drafts of letters, including one to Prof. Dobree], 14pp. [1950?]
Folder 5: Duplicate book ("GB Hearne" written on first page)Add to your cart.
AMs ["The Dying and Heroic Captives of Italy," draft of "Poem in the Orange Wig"; drafts of poems, including "Sonnets of the Triple Headed Manichee" and "Swansong for Langharne"; drafts of letters], 114pp. [1953?]
Folder 6: Black and red hardcoverAdd to your cart.
AMs [drafts of poems, including part of  The True Confession of George Barker II and "Fables VII-XII," drafts of letters, etc.], 98pp. [1960?]
Folder 7: Green Italian appointment bookAdd to your cart.
("Notebook 1961 Rome" on first page)  AMs [Notes, drafts of poems, including "To Francis Bacon," "St. Sebastian's Day, Rome 1960," "Poem as Dedication," "The Tomb of  Hadrian," "To Robert Colquhoun," "Dreams of a Summer Night," and  others; TMs poem inserted in notebook: "Here folded in my colder arms..."; drafts of prose pieces, including "The Hyppogryph and the Water Pistol" and "Dialogue Between a Moral Philosopher and an Amoral Poet," and a short story, "The Water Lillies of Shantung"; drafts of letters, etc.], 233pp. 1961
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Pocket notebookAdd to your cart.
brownish orange ("Notebook of Rome 1961" on first page) AMs [Notes, poems, comments on poets: Cyril Connelly,  Stephen Spender, Donald Davie, etc.], 68pp. 1961
Folder 2: Blue duplicate bookAdd to your cart.
("MS Notebook GB 1964 London" on page 1) AMs [Drafts of poems, including "The Shades of Childhood," "Letter from Italy," "Stanzas Written Near Lake Nemi," "Dreams of a Summer Night," "The Stabat Mater: An English Version" and others; draft of essay--"The Two Voices of Tennyson," letters to Oscar Williams," etc.], 126pp 1964
Folder 3: Two notebooksAdd to your cart.

a. blue hard cover ("Notes * et ceteras GB 1964" on title page) AMs [prose: "Asterisks" and 1pp. TMs of "Asterisks"; poetry: "Dreams of a Summer Night" #'s I-IV], 139pp. 1964

b.  Blue duplicate book, soft cover ("Islington Sept. 1st-Sept. 23rd 1964" on page 1) AMs [draft of "Dreams of a Summer Night" #'s VII-XXVI; notes for an elegiac poem on the death of Oscar Williams, letter to Oscar Williams], 73pp. 1964

Folder 4: Blue duplicate book, soft coverAdd to your cart.
("Notes GB" on page 2) AMsS  [initialed; outline for Dreams of a Summer Night; poem: "What ho! You pam-"; parodied lists of authors' names and book titles, aphorisms, draft of an essay on Eliot, comments on Shakespeare plays, drafts of letters, etc.], 132pp.
Folder 5: Miscellaneous envelopes (6), folio covers, book cover, etc.Add to your cart.
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London:  Faber and Faber, 1935.  64pp.
Volume 2: Poems.Add to your cart.
[with Barker's annotations] London:  Faber and Faber, 1935. 64pp.
Volume 3: Lament and Triumph.Add to your cart.
[proof copy with explanatory notes] London:  Faber and Faber, 1940.  78pp.
Volume 4: Eros in Dogma.Add to your cart.
[with autograph revisions and notes]  London:  Faber and Faber, 1944.  61pp.
Volume 5: Life and Letters and the London Mercury.Add to your cart.
vol. 54, #121 (Sept. 1947) [contains Barker's "Verses from the Film 'Miners Above Ground,' " pp. 188-89 (with revisions)] 274pp.
Volume 6: The True Confession of George Barker.Add to your cart.
[with notes and corrections and AMs of "Who is She, Who is She" and "Poem as Dedication" at end, 5pp. 1960] London:  The Parton Press, 1950.  40pp.
Volume 7: Drawings.Add to your cart.
Pen and pencil.  Signed [initialed], 17pp.

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