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Vernon Watkins Manuscripts,

  • GB 0210 MSVERNWAT
  • Fonds
  • [1920s]-1988

Papers, [1920s]-1988, of Vernon Watkins, comprising drafts of poems published in collections and elsewhere, 1934-1967, unpublished poems, [1920s]-1967, and verse translations from German, French, Greek, Italian, Spanish and Hungarian, [1920s]-1967...

Watkins, Vernon Phillips, 1906-1967

Correspondence, A-G

Over a hundred letters, 1938-1968, to Vernon Watkins, with a few addressed to Mrs Gwen Watkins, from various correspondents (surnames A-G), including Douglas Cleverdon (14) 1958-1968, Cyril Connolly (1) 1947, T. S. Eliot (1 transcript) 1947, and R...

Poetry, prose and correspondence,

Typescript draft, [1940s], of Vernon Watkins's poem 'Yeats in Dublin' (see also NLW MS 21263E, ff. 46-58) (ff. 1-7); a radio script, 1958, of Watkins's 'The Ballad of the Mari Lwyd', produced by Douglas Cleverdon and ...

Vernon Watkins and others.

Modern Poetry lectures

Notebook containing autograph drafts, September 1966, of a series of eight lectures entitled 'Modern Poetry Lectures', apparently given by Vernon Watkins at the University College of Swansea.The lecture notes contain references to variou...

Vernon Watkins.

Correspondence, S-W

Some ninety-three letters, 1939-1968, mostly to Vernon Watkins, with one to Dorothy Watkins, 1968, from various correspondents (surnames S-W), including Roberto Sanesi (3) 1957-1968, M. J. Tambimuttu (4) 1940-1964, and Grace Williams (12) 1965-196...

Correspondence, P-R

Some eighty-two letters, 1937-1977, to Vernon Watkins, with a few addressed to Mrs Gwen Watkins, from various correspondents (surnames P-R), including Keidrych Rhys (22, with one copy letter from Vernon Watkins) 1937-1956, and Ceri Richards (26, t...

Correspondence, H-O

Some ninety-eight letters, 1939-1976, to Vernon Watkins, with a few addressed to Mrs Gwen Watkins, from various correspondents (surnames H-O), including Michael Hamburger (12, including two poems) 1949-1967, Alfred Janes (4) 1949-1967, Dr Daniel J...

Verse translations,

Autograph and typescript drafts, 1958-1966, of verse translations from Hungarian by Vernon Watkins, together with related correspondence and literal translations by Tamás Kabdebó; some of Watkins's versions of poems by Attila József and Gyula...

Kabdebó, Thomas

Translations and drama,

Autograph and typescript drafts of translations and plays, [1940s]-[1967], by Vernon Watkins, including 'The Salzburg Great World Theatre', [1963], a typescript draft of a translation from the German of Hofmannsthal's play, 'Da...

Vernon Watkins.

Verse translations,

Exercise book, 1938, of Vernon Watkins, containing drafts of translations from German of eight poems by Theodor Storm (ff. 2-4), Rilke (ff. 5-8) and Novalis (ff. 10-11).Four of the poems (ff. 2-3, 5, 8) were published in Vernon Watkins, Selected V...

Vernon Watkins.

Notebook,

Exercise book, [?1941]-1967, of Vernon Watkins, containing bibliographical lists of his published prose (f. 3), of poems published in periodicals and anthologies (ff. 88 verso-96, 97 verso-98 verso) and of translations (ff. 96 verso-97).The volume...

Vernon Watkins.

Notebook,

Notebook, [?1948]-1967, of Vernon Watkins, containing bibliographical lists of his poems published in Italy (inside front cover, f. 1) and poems and translations sent for publication in America (ff. 1 verso-11).

Vernon Watkins.

Light verse and prose,

Autograph and typescript drafts, [c. 1944]-1967, of light verse, acrostics and poems for children by Vernon Watkins, composed 1925-1967 (ff. 1-85), together with drafts for published articles, lectures and radio talks, 1948-[1964] (f. 86-138).Most...

Vernon Watkins.

Unpublished poems,

Autograph and typescript drafts, [1930s]-1967, of poems by Vernon Watkins, almost all apparently unpublished.There are copies of both short and long poems, as well as fragments, including multiple drafts of 'The Birth to Destruction', 19...

Vernon Watkins.

Unpublished poems,

Autograph and typescript drafts, 1930-1964 and undated, of shorter poems by Vernon Watkins, almost all apparently unpublished.Two poems, 'Note towards a poem' (f. 74) and 'There is a pattern...' (f. 75) appeared in Poetry Wales...

Vernon Watkins.

Unpublished early poems,

Exercise book containing drafts of a poem, 1924, composed by Vernon Watkins during his year at Magdalene College, Cambridge, and apparently unpublished (ff. 48-54 verso, 57 recto-verso).The volume also contains notes, 1924, on the Epistle to the E...

Vernon Watkins.

Published poems,

Autograph and typescript drafts, [1944]-[1954], of four poems by Vernon Watkins, published in The Lady with the Unicorn (London, 1948) (ff. 1-3) and The Death Bell (London, 1954) (ff. 4-7).It includes a manuscript draft, [1944], of 'The Sardi...

Vernon Watkins.

Taliesin,

Exercise book containing a draft poem, [1920x1939], by Vernon Watkins entitled 'Taliesin', apparently unpublished (ff. 2-4).

Vernon Watkins.

Poetry and prose,

Typescript drafts, 1941-1963, of published works by Vernon Watkins, comprising two poems, 'Discoveries' (see The Ballad of the Mari Lwyd (1941)), and 'The Salmon' (see Uncollected Poems (1969)) (ff. 1-2); a prose translation of...

Vernon Watkins.

Vernon Watkins letters,

Twelve letters, 1949-1967, from Vernon Watkins to various correspondents, together with eleven letters, 1940-1941, to Watkins from J. R. Ackerley, chiefly concerned with the poet's work.

Vernon Watkins and J. R. Ackerley.

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