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Black marbled notebook "Royal Compositions"

Black marbled notebook "Royal Compositions" containing draft essays, poetry etc. (last date is 1946 but some entries appear earlier)
"Notes on A.C. Swinburne", 11 pp.; notes on a poetry selection, 5 pp.; "Funeral oration on Andr

Blue "Challenge" notebook

Blue "Challenge" notebook 17X10 cm (ca. Rome, 1964)
Holograph entries including: "Battle Hymn of the New Republic"; "To Francis Bacon"; "In Memoriam Marion Barker" (mother); letter to "Martin"; "Epitaph to the Sincile of the Painter John Newton"; "The Kingdoms of the Queen..." pp. 26-27; two draft letters to "Oscar [Williams]"; "Then for My Sins to America"; a verse letter to "Dear John"; a letter to "David" about publishing; "To Christopher"; "O Valley of Aviccia" pp. 91-93; "The Stabat Mater " pp. 93-98

Blue "Challenge" notebook

Blue "Challenge" notebook, 21x13 cm, 100 leaves, (ca. 1967). Inscribed on 2nd leaf: "Manuscript notes et cetera, York 1967, G.B."

Blue "University of NY at Buffalo" exercise book

Blue "University of NY at Buffalo" exercise book, 21x17 cm (ca. 1965).
Cover title: "On Xtopher Smart", but contains George Barker's published article on John Clare, "The Exacting God" with holo. corrections, marginal notes. 4 pp.

Blue notebook

Blue notebook, approx. 15x10 cm. (ca. 1968)
Towards the middle of notebook are drafts of a different version of the poem At Thurgarton Church, with variants (15 pp.). Also included is "Letters to the Dead" (12 pp.) addressed "To Robert Colquhoun" (1914-1962). In addition, there are comments on poetry and epigrams on poets including: Cyril Connolly, Stephen Spender, Roy Fuller, A. Alvarez, Cecil, Eliot, Louis, MacNeice, Kathleen Raine, Middleton Murray, David Gascoygne, Dylan Thomas, A.S. Frazer, John Betjeman, Thomas Hardy, James Joyce, Robert Lowell, Nabokov, Richard Wilbur, Roethke, Thom Gunn, Ted Hughes, Philip Larkin and Ezra Pound.

Blue notebook

Blue notebook, approx. 15x10 cm. (ca. 1968)
An essay, "Speculations on the Art of Poems". (64 pp.) dealing with Melville's "Moby Dick", Andre Gide, Yeats, and others.

Blue ring binder notebook

Blue ring binder notebook 18x12 cm. (ca. 1964)
Typed title page: "Macironics/ Manuscripts/ MCMLII" and a planned index for "Litter from Italy"; 4 sketches in pencil and miscellaneous notes 40 leaves, 56 pp. of holo entries.

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