University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Hugo Manning:

A Preliminary Inventory of His Papers at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center



Creator: Manning, Hugo, 1913-1977
Title: Hugo Manning Papers
Dates: 1936-1994
Abstract: Holograph notebooks and manuscripts, typescripts, galleys, scrapbooks, address books, mixed-medium drawings and sketch books, photographs, audio tapes, and personal papers are included in the papers of this poet, journalist, and mystic.
Extent: 41 Boxes, 4 Galley Files, 1 Oversize Flat File (17.84 Linear Feet)
Repository: Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Hugo Manning, poet, journalist, and mystic, has been described as a major poet with a minor reputation. Unfortunately, there is little extant biographical material written about Manning. Standard reference tools are silent and biographers have not been forthcoming. The information gathered here has been derived from personal papers, eulogies, and obituaries found in this collection. Of particular interest is a document that records the origin of Hugo Manning's name. On April 3, 1943, a "Deed Poll on Change of Name" was registered at the Central Office of the Supreme Court of Judicature whereby Lazarus Perkoff, also known as Hugh Leslie Perkoff, legally assumed the name Hugo Manning.

Lazarus Perkoff was born on July 15, 1913 at 123 Oxford Street in Mile End Road, London, to Jewish parents, Myer Perkoff, a tailor's machinist, and Rosa Perkoff (formerly Green), both born in Russian Poland. In time, Manning's father operated a sweet and tobacco shop in the East End and Manning attended the Stepney Jewish School until he was 14. Under the name Leslie Perkoff, Manning studied violin, viola, and theory from 1926 to 1931 at the Trinity College of Music, London, securing a scholarship in his last three years. In 1929, Manning pursued his violin study with the renowned European teacher Otakar Sevcik in Pisek, Czechoslovakia. For unknown reasons, Manning chose not to pursue a career in music; indeed, he appears to have been reticent about his musical talent, even with his friends.

In the early 1930s, Manning (then known as Hugh Leslie Perkoff) returned to London where he wrote weekly newspaper articles for the Sunday Referee and was a member of its editorial staff during 1935-36, among other freelance assignments. By May 1937, Manning was working in Vienna as a correspondent for the Jewish Chronicle and World Film News. From 1939 to 1942, Manning lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina where he was employed in various capacities by several newspapers and magazines including La Nación, Argentina Libre, Sur, Agonía, The Buenos Aires Herald, and The Times of Argentina. During his stay in Argentina, Manning was acquainted with leading South American literary figures such as Victoria Ocampo, Patricio Gannon with whom he edited the Argentine Anthology of Modern Verse (1942), and Jorge Luis Borges, who became his lifelong friend.

In November 1943, Manning volunteered for service in the British Army Intelligence Corps. While stationed in North Africa he suffered a leg injury and was subsequently discharged in August 1944. His injury caused him to walk with a cane for the remainder of his life.

In 1946 Manning joined the staff of Reuters, where he served for 19 years on the South American desk, working nights so he could devote his daytime hours to writing. In his last few years with Reuters, Manning became the senior sub-editor and features writer for the UK desk. He retired in 1968 and devoted the remainder of his life to literary pursuits.

Although Manning's career as a journalist began in the early 1930s, it wasn't until 1942 that his verse and prose was published privately and by small publishers including Villiers, Enitharmon Press, Village Press, and Trigram Press. Titles include The Secret Sea, Dylan Thomas, Dear Little Prince, Woman At the Window, This Room Before Sunrise, Madame Lola, Modigliani, Ishmael, and The It and the Odyssey of Henry Miller. Manning counted among his friends Denis ApIvor, Roy Campbell, Lawrence Durrell, John Cowper Powys, William Oxley, Suzan Rapoport, Derek Stanford, Phil Coram, Henry Miller, Paul Peter Piech, Alfred Perlès, Rosamond Lehmann, Jack Hammond, Muriel Spark, Alan Clodd, Kathleen Raine, David McFall, Mauricio Lasansky, and Jorge Luis Borges.

Manning's belief in a spiritual afterlife permeates much of his writing, as does the "discovery of man's role in the cosmic design." Manning believed in a purposeful existence wherein the proliferation of isolated, unique natures combine to form a transcendent wholeness guided and sustained by a "Life Force." In a letter to J. B. Priestley in 1969, Manning wrote "I consider myself to be a deeply religious person but find all systems of belief insufficient unless the question of man's immortality is looked at fearlessly …. I have had extra-sensory experiences of a revealing nature quite a number of times in my life; this has led me to undertake psychic research and the truth of man's immortality has become more than apparent to me …. Surely the acceptance of this immense truth could and would alter the pattern of most lives."


Scope and Contents

Complementing an archive of Manning Papers already received at the HRHRC, this collection spans his writing career from the 1930s to his death in 1977. Included are holograph notebooks and manuscripts, typescripts, galleys, scrapbooks, address books, mixed-medium drawings and sketch books, photographs, audio tapes, personal papers, and works of others. This collection is divided into seven Series: Holograph Notebooks; Works, Journals; Correspondence; Personal; Village Press Materials; and Writings of Others.

Manning's numerous holograph notebooks follow a consistent arrangement, which includes sequential page numbering followed by topical indexing (for example "Words and phrases for expansion, p.67-69"). Entries are sometimes dated, but due to the topical subdivisions, the dates are more random than chronological. While Manning labeled some of the notebooks with the titles of his works, they are frequently untitled. Notebooks in Subseries A are arranged by the first date that appears in the notebook, usually within the first ten pages. From the number of overlapping dates, it appears that Manning maintained work on several notebooks simultaneously. Notebooks with titles are arranged alphabetically in Subseries B. Notebooks which were neither dated nor titled are arranged according to their length in Subseries C, and are followed by notebook fragments.

The works in Series II are arranged alphabetically by title and include many forms of writing including prose, poetry, playscripts, essays, lectures, articles, and short stories. While some are holograph manuscripts, the majority are corrected typescripts, which Manning usually signed and dated. In the inventory, dates in parentheses are publication dates, while the remaining dates are those Manning assigned to the completed drafts. The works are all typescripts, unless specifically described as holograph manuscripts. Numerous versions exist for most titles and some, such as The Secret Sea, were published more than once in successive, expanded versions. In addition, galleys exist for titles including Dear Little Prince, Dylan Thomas, Encounter in Crete, Madame Lola,The It and the Odyssey of Henry Miller, and This Room Before Sunrise. A large amount of holograph and typescript fragments is also present. Manning's works were bound in heavily soiled and worn two-prong binders with paper covers. During processing, the material was disbound and the covers discarded due to their poor condition, although covers with descriptions have been retained. Apparently Manning bound his typescripts without the benefit of a hole punch, for the majority of his pages have been roughly cut out to allow placement over the two metal prongs. Frequently, the pages were bound with the last page on top, so the order of the work is reversed.

The journals in Series III are chronologically-dated typescripts in two sequences: 1943-45 and 1967-70. The years 1943-1944 represent "fragments from a Journal" and are titled "We Are Earthbound, So We Fly." These entries describe the war years, Manning's hospitalization and discharge from the service, VE day, and his reflections on the war and its aftermath. The journals for the later years are more literary in nature and, like some of the holograph notebooks, provide continual reworking of the same textual passages, both verse and prose. In an April 29, 1975 letter to F. W. Roberts, Director of the Humanities Research Center, Manning described his journals as "a compulsive endeavor …. They seem to be full of inner outpourings, factual things, trivia and so on…it is a personal and intimate record of someone witnessing the crumbling of an epoch …."

Manning's correspondence in Series IV dates from 1957 to 1994 and, like his other material, was bound in binders, with the exception of two box files. No arrangement has been imposed on his correspondence, which contains incoming letters, greeting and post cards, Manning's carbon copies of letters sent to others, and some manuscript material. The correspondence was disbound and left in its original order, thus date sequences overlap and no alphabetical or subject order exists. Typically, each binder contained correspondence with friends, acquaintances, editors, publishers, book dealers, Reuters colleagues, fellow Spiritualists and healers, and university libraries in all parts of the world. Manning regularly sent gratis copies of his works to friends, literary figures, editors, publishers, and libraries. Correspondence between Manning and Dr. F. W. Roberts, then director of the HRHRC, records the receipt of manuscript material from Manning extending over a period of thirty years. A small amount of correspondence, dating after Manning's death, exists between his brother, Jack Percal, and others concerning Manning's life and literary affairs.

Series V, Personal, contains Manning's address books, a record book, drawings, photographs, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and personal papers. His numerous address books record addresses of friends, authors, poets, publishers, editors, periodicals, universities, cultural associations, and book stores. Often a dated notation of manuscripts sent to individuals and libraries is provided. For example, just two weeks before his death, Manning sent a signed, corrected copy of Dylan Thomas to the University of Alberta, Edmonton.

In a record book dating from the 1970s, Manning kept a "Letters Diary" wherein he recorded the names and dates of letters sent. Meticulously indexed, this book contains numerous sections pertaining to subjects such as his finances, books loans, books to buy, possible library recipients in locations such as Teheran, Guyana, Ethiopia, Japan, and Pakistan, as well as listings of people and places to whom he sent his manuscripts.

Manning's drawings, usually rendered in bound sketchbooks, commonly employ red, blue, black, orange, and green ball point ink, although some also include pastel and crayon. His drawings use geometric shapes such as circles, triangles, and lines that form repeated patterns, sometimes quite dense and dark. In addition to his abstract works, Manning favored portraiture in which the face emerges through, or is framed by, geometric designs. One of his drawings was featured on the cover of Bertram Rota's Catalogue 168, Winter 1970. Offered for sale, the drawing is described as "Original crayon head and shoulder portrait of Henry Miller. Drawn from life in London. 1969."

The earliest photographs in the collection record Manning's stay in Pisek, Czechoslovakia in 1929 while studying violin with Otakar Sevcik. Also included are photographs of Manning taken in Vienna (1937), Buenos Aires (1939), Hampstead, London (1952), with Jorge Luis Borges in London (1971), and with Miriam Patchen (undated), as well as photographs of Manning, alone and with others, spanning his lifetime. Also included is a photographic reproduction of a drawing of Manning by the Argentinean artist Mauricio Lasansky while Manning stayed in the artist's home in Cordoba in 1942. A photograph of sculptor David McFall's bust of Manning is also present. After Manning's death, McFall designed a memorial plaque which was placed at Manning's residence in Belsize Square, London.

Manning's four scrapbooks contain newspaper and magazine clippings ranging from works published in Buenos Aires in 1938 to a piece on Samuel Beckett appearing in Adam International Review in 1970. Included are Manning's poetry, book reviews, essays, and articles as well as reviews of his own works in publications such as The Times Literary Supplement, The Manchester Guardian, World Review, Poetry Quarterly, The New English Weekly, Observer, Outposts, The Norseman, Fantasy, The Listener, La Nación, Argentina Libre, and Agonía. A number of similar clippings exist apart from the scrapbooks, especially articles published in Argentinean newspapers, plus reviews of Manning's published works.

Other personal papers include Manning's birth and death certificates, Deed Poll on Change of Name, passports, Argentinean identity card, press cards, army records, obituaries, memorials, miscellaneous items, and audio tapes.

From 1973-1974, Manning collaborated in the publications and activities of the Village Bookshop (London) and was associated with the Village Press owner/editor, Jeffrey Kwinter. Manning was instrumental in bringing to print works by Henry Miller, Alfred Perlès, and Colin Wilson. Series VI contains Village Press proofs, galleys, and other publication material for works published in 1974. Among the other authors represented are Oloff DeWet, Arthur Guirdham, Anaïs Nin, Mervyn Peake, John Cowper Powys, Douglas Stone, and Alan Watts. In its first newsletter, the Village Bookshop stated "Our basic criteria in selecting which writers and subjects to specialise in, is that they radiate the magical, mysterious approach to this experience of being alive."

The final series, Writings of Others, contains works, mostly typescripts and galleys, by Jorge Luis Borges, David Gascoyne, G. Wilson Knight, Kenneth Patchen, Alfred Perlès, Jeremy Reed, Peter Mason, M. Kianush, and Oonagh Lahr.

A small number of periodical issues were transferred to the HRC book collection.


Restrictions

Access:

Open for research


Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Reg. No. 13369

Processed by:

Liz Murray, 1996


Hugo Manning Papers--Folder List

 

I. Holograph Notebooks

A. Arranged by Date
Box Folder
1 1 27-8-45
2 21-4-54
3 4-12-54
4 16-3-55
5 28-12-56
6 5-1-57
7 3-12-57
8 25-3-58
9 10-4-58
10 8-5-58
11 11-7-58
12 19-9-58
Box Folder
2 1 8-5-59
2 6-6-59
3 19-9-59
4 26-5-60
5 1961
6 12-7-63
7 28-7-64
8 15-2-65
9 4-4-65
10 17-4-65
Box Folder
3 1 4-5-66
2 12-5-66
3 12-5-66
4 1-2-67
5 1-2-67
6 23-2-67
7 28-9-67
8 9-11-67
9 18-11-67
10 27-12--67
Box Folder
4 1 26-7-68
2 12-11-68
3 8-2-69
4 20-3-69
5 17-4-69
6 20-6-69
7 August 1969
8 24-10-69
Box Folder
5 1 3-3-70
2 28-3-70
3 29-5-70
4 23-7-70
5 8-7-71
6 5-9-71
7 29-9-71
8 26-5-72
9 24-6-72
10 6-8-72
Box Folder
6 1 16-2-73
2 1-2-74
3 10-11-74
4 9-2-75
5 14-3-75
6 6-8-75
7 8-8-75
8 9-8-75
Box Folder
7 1 June-August 1976
2 9-11-76
3 re: photography 23-11-76
B. Arranged By Title or Subject
Box Folder
7 4 Animal tempest
5 Babylon
6 The Birthday & other verse pieces, 9-7-71
7 Broken journey, 1942
8 The Discovery of Uniqueness, 16-12-65
9 Drama plot book
10 Dylan Thomas, working notebook for the extension of the poem, 1-5-77
11 Dylan Thomas, revisions and extensions, 14-7-77
12 Effects
Box Folder
8 1 Encounter in Crete, 18-11-64
2 Encounter in Crete, 29-1-65
3 The Haunted Attic, 19-4-71 to 15-7-71
4 The Haunted Attic, 4-7-71
5 Klansee
6 Language & Life
7 The Magic Bottle, 1965-67
8 The Magic Bottle, 10-2-71
9 Nature book, 9-2-60
10 Pix's Song, 15-1-59
11 Plot book
Box Folder
9 1 Plot book
2 Reviews and articles, I
3 Reviews and articles, II
4 Secret Sea, revision
5 Sentence book
6 This Room Before Sunrise, revision, 27-12-67
7 This Room Before Sunrise, revision, n.d.
8 The White Lady
C. Arranged by pagination (undated)
Box
10-12 Arranged in ascending order according to the number of pages in the notebook, from 31p. to to 303 p.
Box
13 Fragments, partial notebooks, various dates



 

II. Works

Box Folder
14 1 Addendum of Phaedo, typescripts and published version (1972)
2-4 Angel in Babylon (see also The Haunted Attic) Holograph manuscript, incomplete, and typescripts, 1975-1976
5 Between Now and My Sundown, n.d.
6 The Birthday and Other Verse Pieces, 1971
7 Miscellaneous titles, A-B: Beyond Forms & Facets, Birthday Canticle, The Broken Bow
Box Folder
15 1-2 The Captive Eagle, 1971
3 The Corpse [English and Spanish versions]
4 The Corpse of Sallon, 1949-50
5 The Cure, 1948-49
6 The Daughter, typescripts, and proof 1975(1950)
7 Dear Little Prince
8 The Discovery of Uniqueness, 1965
9-11 Dylan Thomas
9 Holograph manuscripts, n.d.
10 Typescripts, 1975
11* Galley (1977) [*oversize galleys removed to Galley File]
12 Miscellaneous titles, C-D: The Celebration,The Constant One,Contemporary Complaints,Crime & Love,The Crown and the Fable,Desire,Le Diable et L'homme de Peine,Don Scaramuccia,The Dream
Box Folder
16 1-7* Encounter in Crete, typescripts, 1957-1970 [*galleys removed to Galley File]
8 Bound holograph manuscript, 1970
Box Folder
17 1-2 Faith-Love-Fun of Henry Miller, 1969-1971
3 The Family
4 The Genius
5-8 The Haunted Attic, fragments and typescripts, 1971
9 Ishmael, holograph manuscript, typescripts, and galley (1975)
* The It and the Odyssey of Henry Miller(1972) [*galleys removed to Galley File]
10 Miscellaneous titles, F-J: Failure,History of a Journey,I Banzera Cadriali,Journey to X
Box Folder
18 1 Kenneth Patchen: Man of Love, 1972-1973
2 Language and Life
3-6* Madame Lola, 1967-1970 [*galleys removed to Galley File]
7-9 The Magic Bottle, undated versions and 1971
10 Miscellaneous titles, L-M: The Landlord and the Lady,Land's End,Letter to a City,Letter to Anaïs Nin,Lullaby,A Man to Remember,Mauricio Lasansky in Argentina,Mediation of Aldous Huxley,Meeting in Mexico,The Middle Life,Modern English Verse
Box Folder
19 1 Modigliani, 1975
2 The Ne'er-Do-Well, 1945
3 Now, holograph manuscript and galley, 1972
4 Paganini Thompson, 1949
5 Poet in Battledress, 1944
6 Poetry and the People
7 Miscellaneous titles, N-P: Nocturne,Nora and the Birds,Norma Desmond,The Organ-Grinder and the Imago,Our Sergeant-Major in Civvies,The Poetry of Edgell Rickword,Prelude to an Adventure,Proem,Puppets
The Secret Sea
Box Folder
19 8-12 Undated drafts and fragments
Box Folder
20 1-3 Typescripts, 1960
4 Publishing history, 1962-1963
5-6 Typescripts, 1966-1970
7-8* Bound holograph manuscript and typescript for the 1968 Triagram Press version [*galleys removed to Galley Files]
Box Folder
21 1-2 Trigram Press publisher's prospectus
3 Bound page proof layout, Trigram Press, 1968
4 Holograph manuscript, 1970
5 Typescript, 1970
6 Typescript, 1974
7 Miscellaneous titles, R-S: Rosalie,Scenario for Nine Dancers,Season in Maidanek,Short History of Lord Penger,Significance…of William Henry Hudson,Storm Over Eskwadilly
Box Folder
22 1 The Shipwrecks, 1950
2 A Song in Babylon
3 Spring Symphony
4 Then People May Laugh, 1968-1972
This Room Before Sunrise
Box Folder
22 5 Typescript, n.d.
6-9* Various drafts, 1970 [*galleys removed to Galley File]
Box Folder
23 1-2 Typescript, 1974
3 Galley proofs
4 The Three Bears
5-6 Three Psalms for Selene, 1959
7 A Time of Unweep
8 To the Owner of a Mansion
9 Towards the Supernatural, 1973-74
10 Trouble in Fancilmania [English and Spanish version]
11 Miscellaneous titles, T: They Who Live,Thoda and Marmalade,The Thorn and the Lotus,To Whom it May Concern,Transcendance and the Human Condition,The Trick of Desire
12 The Unpossessed Garden
Box Folder
24 1 When Twilight Comes
2 Woman at the Window, 1970
3-9 The Woman Downstairs
3 Typescripts, 1948
4-7 Typescripts, n.d.
8-9 Typescript fragments
10 Miscellaneous titles, W: Winter Scene of Marc Chagall,Where We Have Come Into Thee,Why War?
Box
25-28 Holograph and typescript fragments and untitled typescripts
Box Folder
29 1 [Collected poems], 1952-1955
2-4 [Collected writings], 1945-1948
5 The Butcher's Shop, HM translation of "Carniceria" by Jorge Luis Borges
6 HM reviews of others' works



 

III. Journals

Box Folder
29 7 Fragments, "We are Earthbound, So We Fly," 1944-1945
8 30-12-43 to 15-5-44 and 15-7-44 to 7-13-45
Box Folder
30 1-2 pp. 1-275 27-12-67 to 22-3-69,
3-4 pp. 1-275, copy 2 27-12-67 to 22-3-69,
5-6 pp. 276-487 original typescript and carbon 23-3-69 to 27-4-70,
7 30-4-70 to 31-5-70
8 Fragments



 

IV. Correspondence

Box Folder
31 1-3 Postcards and thank you letters from friends and acquaintances for HM's works; also editors, publishers and Reuters colleagues: William Oxley, J. C. G. (Jack) Hammond, Julian Nangle, Martin Booth, Sam Street, Albert Tobias, Simons Roof, Douglas Shillito, Mary Denyer, Gerald Long 1957-1977.
4-5 re: The Secret Sea 1962-1965,
6 HM to Alfred Perlès, Lawrence Durrell, John Betjeman, William Gerhardi, Edward Michael, Douglas Shillito 1963-1964.
7-8 Acknowledgment letters from libraries for HM's works; HM letters (carbons) to Eileen Garrett, John Rolph, Ingmar Bergman, Jonathan Guiness, William Gerhardi, James Baldwin, Lionel Hale, Henry Miller, Henry Treece, T. S. Eliot, Mauricio Lasansky; letters to and from brother Jack Percal; correspondence with Bertram Rota and the HRHRC regarding sale of manuscripts 1963-1965.
9 HM letters (carbons), many to publishers and libraries promoting his works 1964-1969.
Box Folder
32 1 Photocopies of letters to HM: Colin Wilson, Samuel Beckett, Muriel Spark, John Betjeman, Henry Miller, Kathleen Raine, Rosamond Lehmann, Laurence Durrell, Christopher Fry, J. B. Priestley, Philip Toynbee, John Symonds, and others 1964-1977.
2-4 Mostly Christmas/greeting cards from a Standard Box File, "no. 2, Box 4"; poems of Kenneth Patchen, Ursula Vaughn Williams, and typescripts "Hail Britannia" and "Tehran" by unidentified poet 1965-1978.
5 HM to Philip Toynbee, Robert Graves, Mario Praz, editors, publishers, libraries 1966-1970.
6 binders labeled "Home, Etc." Library acknowledgments of HM's works, friends, acquaintances, editors, publishers, book dealers, fellow Spiritualists: Denis ApIvor, Leonard Woolf, Paul Peter Piech, Noel Young, Asa and P. A. (Pip) Benveniste, Alan Clodd, Tom Mallin, Julian Nangle, William Oxley, J. C. J. (Jack) Hammond, Alfred Perlès 1966-1977,
Box Folder
33 1-2 "Selected Letters B" from Letter File #2, Box 2. Letters from Edgell Rickwood, Harry Blacker, Gwen Watkins, Charles Wren Gardiner, Norman DiGiovanni, Basil Bunting, Derek Stanford, Tina and George Hadjinikos, David McFall, Phil Coram, Alexandra Gabrielli, John Lovette, Tom Schiller, Miriam Patchen, Denis ApIvor 1966-1977,
3 Phil Coram to Jack Percal; photocopies of letters from Henry Miller and Tony Van den Bergh to Phil Coram; letters to Jack Percal after HM's death; HM to Jack Percal; HM retirement letter to Reuters; HM to Martin Montrose 1966-1978.
4 Miscellaneous topics, including The Secret Sea and HM letter to Henry Miller 1967-1970.(7-5-70)
5 Mostly HM carbons, especially on subject of healing; correspondence with George Chapman regarding Distant Healing 1967-1970.
6 Correspondence with Alfred Perlès, Miriam Patchen, Mauricio Lasansky, I. A. Richards, Simons Roof, Laura Huxley, Ursula Vaughan Williams, HRHRC, Anthony Rota, Douglas Shillito, G. Wilson Knight, editors, publishers, university libraries 1967-1973.
Box Folder
34 1 Dustjacket of Dylan Thomas and artwork for cover by Paul Peter Piech; greeting cards, letters from Miriam Patchen, William Oxley, Mary Denyer, G. Wilson Knight 1967-1977.
2 Correspondence re: HRHRC holdings and literary executor, library acknowledgment letters, 1969 film contract with O Films for a short film of poets reading from their own works 1967-1994.
3-4 HM to Karl Shapiro, Tom Maschler, Anas Nin, Henry Miller, Rosamond Lehmann, Derek Stanford, Iris Murdoch, Kenneth and Miriam Patchen, Pablo Picasso, The Spiritual Healing Sanctuary, editors, publishers, and university libraries 1968-1970.
5 HM to numerous correspondents re: Jeffrey Kwinter; also to Henry Miller, Alan Clodd, William Oxley, editors, publishers, university libraries 1970-1974.
6 HM to Jeffrey Kwinter and others 1972-1974.
7 HM to Colin Wilson, Dr. F. Warren Roberts of the HRHRC, editors, and five poems sent to Taurus Press in 1974 1974-1975.
8 Among HM carbons of letters are included several typescript drafts of Dylan Thomas,Instead of a Poem: Excerpts from a Journal, and Mauricio Lasansky in Argentina 1975.
9 Among HM carbons of letters to Alexandra Gabrielli, Alan Clodd, and others are included typescripts of The Anatomy of Evil,Modigliani,Ishmael,The Daughter,Towards the Supernatural, and untitled works 1975.



 

V. Personal

Box Folder
35 1-5 Address books
6 Record book, Includes financial information and record of manuscripts sent 1970s.
7 Sketch books
Box Folder
36 1-7 Sketch books
Photographs
Box Folder
37 1 Pisek, 1929
2 Vienna, May 1937
3 Buenos Aires, 1939
4 Mauricio Lasansky drawing of HM, 1942
5 Hampstead, London, 1952
6 HM with Jorge Luis Borges in London, and photograph of HM drawing of Borges, 19711971
7 HM with Miriam Patchen
8 Photographs of HM, various years
9 Miscellaneous photographs of HM and others
10 Photograph of David McFall's bust of HM
Scrapbooks (unfoldered) and scrapbook material
Box
37 1936-1972
Box
38 1943-1976
1945-1970
1973-1975
1 Newspaper clippings, reviews of HM's works
2 Miscellaneous newspaper clippings [oversize material, including articles by and about HM in Argentinean and Swedish newspapers removed to Oversize Flat File]
Box
39 Documents
1 Birth and death certificates; Deed Poll on Change of Name
2 Verification of student status, Trinity College of Music, employment verification letters, 1934;1935-1942
3 Argentinean identity card, 1939
4 Soldier's service and pay book, Volunteer's application for war service 1943-1944;
5 National Union of Journalists press cards, 1961-67
6 British passports
7-8 Obituaries and memorials
9* Miscellaneous papers [*unidentified audio tapes dating from 1959-1966 removed to Oversize Box 41]



 

VI. Village Press Materials

All galleys marked with an asterisk in the following list have been removed to the Galley Files
Box Folder
39 10* DeWet, Oloff. A Visit to John Cowper Powys, Page proofs and *corrected galleys 1974.
11* Guirdham, Arthur. Beyond Jung, Corrected typescript, *galleys (2 copies: corrected and uncorrected), holograph title page and verso, and "Blurb for Beyond Jung" 1974.
* Miller, Henry. *Galleys from Stand Still Series, (in order as published): 1974
Patchen: Man of Anger and Light
Henry David Thoreau
The Immorality of Morality
Children of the Earth
The Hour of Man
My Life as an Echo
Stand Still Like the Hummingbird
Let Us Be Content With Three Little Newborn Elephants
Lime Twigs and Treachery
When I Reach for My Revolver
The Angel is My Watermark
Open Sesame!
Money and How It Gets That Way
First Love
12* Nin, Anaïs. Paris Revisited, *Corrected galleys (2 copies) and holograph title page and verso 1974.
13 Peake, Mervyn. Shapes and Sounds, Typescript of verso of title page and preface, page proofs (2 copies), and *galleys 1974.
Extent (2 copies)
* Perlès, Alfred. Aller Sans Retour London, *galleys 1974
14* Powys, John Cowper.
The Art of Forgetting the Unpleasant, Page proofs, *galleys (2 copies), and holograph verso of title page 1974.
The Art of Happiness, Page proofs and *corrected galleys 1974.
An Englishman Up-State, Printed version, page proofs, *galleys (2 copies) and typescript of Introduction 1974.
Mortal Strife "blurb." Typescript and page proof
The Old Grey Badger, Typescript and *galleys n.d.
Extent (2 copies)
The Philosopher Kwang, Corrected page proofs and *galleys n.d.
Extent (2 copies)
Real Wraiths, *Galleys (2 copies) and holograph title page and verso 1974.
The Secret of Self Development, Page proofs, *galleys (2 copies), and holograph verso of title page 1974.
Two & Two, Page proofs, *galleys (2 copies), holograph title page and verso 1974.
William Blake, Page proofs 1974.
Box Folder
40 1 Stone, Douglas. Alfred Perlès: Renegade and Writer, Page proofs, typescript of title page and verso, and "blurb" for book 1974.
2* Watts, Alan. The Art of Contemplation, Page proofs and *galleys (2 copies), and holograph title page and verso 1974.
3* Wilson, Colin
Hermann Hesse, Corrected page proofs, *galleys (2 copies), and verso of title page 1974.
Return of the Lloigor, Page proofs, corrected *galleys (copy 2 uncorrected and incomplete), title page and verso 1974.
Tree by Tolkien, Page proofs and *galleys 1974.
4 Village Bookshop Newsletter, and holograph "blurb" for Letters to Anaïs Nin November 1973,



 

VII. Writings of Others

Box Folder
40 5 Borges, Jorge Luis, The Congress, galleys 1972,
6 Gascoyne, David, Sun at Midnight, galleys 1970,
7 Knight, G. Wilson, "The Testament of Andrew Marvell," reprint, 1972
Patchen, Kenneth
8 The Journal of Albion Moonlight, excerpts
9 Cards with poems
10-13 Perlès, Alfred, "Dear Helen: An Adolescent's Guide to Philosophy," typescripts
14 Reed, Jeremy, " 'The Secret Sea' (An essay on the longer poems of Hugo Manning)" typescripts
15 Wilson, Colin, "Note on Tolkien," introduction to the U.S. edition, typescript
16* Miscellaneous poems and broadsheets: by Peter Mason, M. Kianush, Oonagh Lahr, "Words" Broadsheet no. 11, 17-19 [*oversize broadside announcing publication of Henry Miller's Order and Chaos chez Hans removed to Oversize Flat File]
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