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Papers, [1920s]-1988, of Vernon Watkins, comprising drafts of poems published in collections and elsewhere, 1934-1967, unpublished poems, [1920s]-1967, and verse translations from German, French, Greek, Italian, Spanish and Hungarian, [1920s]-1967...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

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, 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...

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.

The Harz Mountains,

Notebook, 1933, containing drafts of apparently unpublished poem sequences by Vernon Watkins entitled 'The Harz Mountains'.

Vernon Watkins.

Poetry,

Notebook containing one draft poem, 1937, by Vernon Watkins, untitled and apparently unpublished, together with a partial transcript by him of 'Call unto Death' by D. H. Lawrence.

Vernon Watkins.

Poems,

Exercise book containing drafts, 1933, by Vernon Watkins of apparently unpublished poems entitled 'Barents' and 'Pulchritudo'.

Vernon Watkins.

Poems,

Notebook containing draft poems, 1942, by Vernon Watkins, apparently mainly unpublished.

Vernon Watkins.

Poetry,

Exercise book containing a single draft poem, 1941, by Vernon Watkins.

Vernon Watkins.

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.

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.

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

The Influences,

Autograph drafts, 1935-1938, by Vernon Watkins of 'The Influences. A Masque' (1976), performed at the Little Theatre, Swansea, July 1939.

Vernon Watkins.

Notes for poetry readings,

Autograph and typescript notes and drafts, 1953-1967, by Vernon Watkins for introductions to readings of his own poetry and that of others.

Vernon Watkins.

Ballad of the Fall of Sodom,

Autograph and typescript drafts, [1950s]-1966, of a long, apparently unpublished poem by Vernon Watkins entitled 'Ballad of the Fall of Sodom'.

Vernon Watkins.

On W. B. Yeats,

Autograph and typescript drafts, [c. 1940]-[1967], by Vernon Watkins of essays and lecture notes on W. B. Yeats and his work.

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.

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.

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