University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Denton Welch:

An Inventory of His Papers in the Manuscript Collection at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center



Creator: Welch, Denton, 1915-1948
Title: Denton Welch Papers
Dates: 1770-2002 (bulk 1938-1982)
Abstract: The Denton Welch papers document the artist-author’s creative life in the last eight years of his life, 1940 to 1948. Included in the papers are manuscripts, correspondence, personal documents, and biographical materials.
RLIN Record ID: TXRC06-A26
Extent: 10 boxes, 1 galley file (4.2 linear feet)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Biographical Sketch

Maurice Denton Welch was born to Rosalind and Arthur Joseph Welch in Shanghai on March 29, 1915, the youngest of four sons. The maternal and paternal sides of the family had for a considerable period been successfully involved in commercial ventures in China, and the Welch sons were raised in comfortable circumstances. In 1924 Denton was sent, like his elder brothers, to England for schooling. Following his mother’s death in 1927 the bright but eccentric youth struggled with his mother’s loss and a feeling of alienation at school, culminating in his running away from Repton School in 1931.

Following a year spent, at his father’s suggestion, in Shanghai, Denton Welch returned to England in 1933 and enrolled in the Goldsmith School of Art in London. Two years later injuries received when he was struck by an automobile terminated his scholastic career and led to medical complications to which he eventually succumbed. After his discharge from a nursing home at Broadstairs, Kent in 1936 Denton Welch moved with housekeeper Evelyn Sinclair to rural western Kent, where he lived for the remainder of his life.

In his Kentish retirement Welch continued to paint and draw and had his first exhibition at the Leicester Galleries in 1941. From the first years of World War II Denton Welch also began to pursue, with increasing success, a literary career, initially publishing poems in literary magazines during 1941 and maintaining a journal.

His "Sickert at St. Paul’s," an account of Welch’s meeting with the artist Walter Sickert (1860-1942) during the early stages of his recuperation at Broadstairs, appeared in the August 1942 issue of Horizon, attracting (with Welch’s encouragement) the attention of Edith Sitwell. His autobiographical novel Maiden Voyage was accepted for publication by George Routledge and Sons, and, with Sitwell’s foreword and strong pre-publication review, was sold out before its May 1943 publication.

Welch’s arrival as a novelist during 1943 was followed by his introduction to Eric Oliver, who soon became his friend and life partner. As his health deteriorated in the mid-1940s Denton Welch worked as he was able to finish a second novel, In Youth Is Pleasure (1945), as well as to continue writing short stories, several of which were collected in Brave and Cruel and Other Stories (1949). His last novel, A Voice through a Cloud, was unfinished at his death on December 30, 1948, but eventually appeared in print in 1950.


Scope and Contents

The Denton Welch papers document the artist-author’s creative life in the last eight years of his life, 1940 to 1948. Included in the papers are manuscripts, correspondence, personal documents, and biographical materials. The bulk of these materials were bequeathed to Eric Oliver in Welch’s will, and were subsequently added to by other acquisitions from friends and researchers of Denton Welch. The present organization is one created at the Ransom Center and arranges the collection in three series: I. Works, 1940-84, II. Correspondence, 1938-48, and III. Other Papers, 1770-2002. This collection was previously accessible through a card catalog, but has been re-cataloged as part of a retrospective conversion project.

Series I, Works, includes manuscripts for Denton Welch’s novels, short stories, and poems written between 1940 and 1948, many being represented by variant drafts. While most of the manuscripts are present as rough handwritten drafts, Brave and Cruel and Other Stories, In Youth Is Pleasure, and Maiden Voyage are also represented by typescripts. The author’s title page design for In Youth Is Pleasure is present in the series; other sketches found in his notebooks document Denton Welch’s graphic designs on his own published works.

An index of works by title, or by first line or phrase for untitled works, is included in this finding aid. Drafts and fragments of the numerous short poems found in multiple locations in the series of notebooks kept by Welch are not included in the index, but may be found using Charlotte Laughlin’s "A Catalogue of the Denton Welch Collection." Citations to entries in Laughlin’s bibliography are noted parenthetically in the folder list.

Series II, Correspondence, embraces the letters sent and received by Denton Welch in the last eight years of his life. A significant amount of correspondence from Welch to his friends Noël Adeney, Maurice Cranston, Eric Oliver, and Helen Roeder finds place in the series, along with correspondence to Welch from, among others, Julian Goodman, Thomas Hennell, Henry Moore, Edward Sackville-West, and Edith Sitwell.

Series III, Other Papers, comprises two subseries, the first of which is correspondence received by Eric Oliver after Welch’s death. Correspondents include David Archer, Jocelyn Brooke, Cyril and Barbara Connolly, Richard Newton, Harold Nicholson, and Vita Sackville-West. The final subseries includes Hector Bolitho’s notes on Denton Welch, along with some correspondence to Bolitho from Eric Oliver. Also present in the subseries are photographs and personal documents of Welch.


Restrictions

Access:

Open for research.

This collection was previously accessible through a card catalog, but has been re-cataloged as part of a retrospective conversion project.


Index Terms

People
Archer, David.
Asquith, Margot, 1864-1945.
Bagnall, Stephen.
Berners, Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson, Baron, 1883-1950.
Bolitho, Hector, 1897-1974.
Brooke, Jocelyn.
Colefax, Sibyl, 1874-1950.
Connolly, Barbara.
Connolly, Cyril, 1903-1974.
Cranston, Maurice William, 1920- .
De-la-Noy, Michael, 1934- .
Goodman, Julian.
Hennell, Thomas, 1903-1945.
Moore, Henry, 1898-1986.
Newton, Richard.
Nicolson, Harold George, Sir, 1886-1968.
Oliver, Eric.
Sackville-West, Edward, Hon., 1901-1965.
Sackville-West, V. (Victoria), 1892-1962.
Sitwell, Edith, Dame, 1887-1964.
Sitwell, Osbert, 1892-1969.
Walbrand-Evans, May.
Subjects
Authors, English--20th century--Biography.
Artists--England--Biography.
Document Types
Christmas cards.
Drawings.
Journals.
Legal documents.
Negatives.
Photographs.
Postcards.

Related Material

Additional material relating to Welch is located in the Ransom Center Vertical File Collection. Other holdings at the Center with materials relating to Denton Welch include Maurice Cranston, Robert Rubens, and Edith Sitwell.


Separated Material

Denton Welch’s paintings, drawings, and sketchbooks are held by the Ransom Center’s Art Collection and are described in a separate finding aid.

Five books related to Welch and acquired by the Center from the estate of Gordon Hooper are held in the Ransom Center Library and are listed in the University of Texas Library Catalog.


Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Purchase and gift, 1957-2006

Processed by:

Bob Taylor, 2006


Sources:

De-la-Noy, Michael. Denton Welch. Harmondsworth, Middlesex: Viking, 1984.

Laughlin, Charlotte Gay. "A Catalogue of the Denton Welch Collection at the University of Texas." Ph.D. diss., University of Texas at Austin, 1975.

Welch, Denton. The Denton Welch Journals, edited and with an introduction by Jocelyn Brooke. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1952.


Container List

Series I. Works, 1940-84

Untitled works
Box.Folder
1.1 Poems, untitled
Box.Folder
1.2 Novel fragment (8 chapters in 2 notebooks) (D45)
Box.Folder
1.3 Prose fragments
Box.Folder
1.4 Three short story fragments (D76)
Box.Folder
1.5 A-B
Box.Folder
1.6 "At Sea"; Discoveries (D20a, D20b)
Box.Folder
* "The Barn" (D21) [* removed to Galley Files]
"Brave and Cruel"
Box.Folder
1.7 Five notebooks (D22a, D22b)
Box.Folder
1.8 Carbon typescript (D22c)
Box.Folder
1.9 C
Box.Folder
1.10 D
Box.Folder
2.1 Denton Welch material from Hamish Hamilton, 1982
Box.Folder
2.2 E
Box.Folder
2.3 F
"The Fire in the Wood"
Working title Pine Wood
Box.Folder
2.4 Two notebooks (D32a)
Box.Folder
2.5 Two notebooks and a fragment (D32b, D32c, D32d)
Box.Folder
2.6 Final title; three notebooks (D32e)
Box.Folder
2.7 G
Box.Folder
2.8 H-L
Box.Folder
2.9 I Left My Grandfather’s House (D38)
In Youth Is Pleasure
Box.Folder
3.1 Five notebooks (D39c)
Box.Folder
3.2 Typescript (D39d); title page design (D39e)
Journals
Box.Folder
3.6 1-4, 1942/43 (D1-4)
Box.Folder
3.7 5-7, 1943/44 (D5-7)
Box.Folder
3.8 8-13, 1944/46 (D8-13)
Box.Folder
4.1 14-19, 1946/48 (D14-19)
The Journals of Denton Welch
Box.Folder
10.1 Passages deleted from the 1952 edition (typescript photocopy) (G12509)
Box.Folder
10.2 Copy of 1984 edition (edited by Michael De-la- Noy) with annotations and interleaved material (G12509)
Box.Folder
3.3 "The Judas Tree," handwritten manuscript (D65.1); typescript
Box.Folder
3.4 "Leaves from a Young Person’s Notebook" (D40a, D40b, D40c)
Box.Folder
3.5 "A Lunch Appointment" (D41)
Box.Folder
4.2 M
Maiden Voyage
Box.Folder
4.3-4 Handwritten manuscript (D42a)
Box.Folder
4.5 Typescript (D42b)
Box.Folder
5.1 N-P
Poetry manuscripts
Undated
Box.Folder
5.2 Typescript inscribed "Bell Farms, Hadlow"
Box.Folder
5.3 [Poems A] (D73) and [Poems B, Aug. 1944]
Dated
Box.Folder
5.4 1940, 1942, 1943 (D59, D62, D63); for 1941 (D60), see Fear, folder 2.3
Box.Folder
5.5 1944, 1945/47, 1947 (D64, D68, D69)
Box.Folder
5.6 Q-T
Box.Folder
5.7 "The Trout Stream," handwritten manuscript and carbon typescript (D46a, D46b)
Box.Folder
6.1 U-Z
A Voice through a Cloud
Box.Folder
6.2 Fragment and first handwritten draft (D47a, D47b)
Author’s handwritten “fair copy” (D47c)
Box.Folder
6.3 Notebooks I-IV
Box.Folder
6.4 Notebooks V-XI
Box.Folder
6.5 Notebooks XII-XV



Series II. Correspondence, 1938-48

Subseries A: Outgoing, 1938-48
Box.Folder
7.1 A-Z
Box.Folder
10.3 Adeney, Noël, 1943-48 (transcriptions) (G12509)
Cranston, Maurice, 1940-1947
Box.Folder
7.2 Originals
Box.Folder
7.3 Photocopies
Oliver, Eric
Box.Folder
7.4 Originals, 1943-47, undated
Box.Folder
7.5 Transcriptions, 1943-47, undated
Box.Folder
10.4 Oliver, Eric (and others), 1943-45 (transcriptions) (G12509)
Box.Folder
10.5 Oliver, Marcus, 1938-48 (transcriptions) (G12509)
Roeder, Helen
Box.Folder
7.6 Originals, 1942-47 (G12166)
Box.Folder
7.7 Transcriptions, 1942-43, undated
Box.Folder
10.6 Transcriptions, 1942-47, undated (G12509)
Box.Folder
10.7 Swanwick, Betty, 1943-45 (transcriptions) (G12509)
Subseries B: Incoming, 1941-48
Box.Folder
7.8 Unidentified; A-E
Box.Folder
8.1 F-P
Box.Folder
8.2 R-Z
Box.Folder
8.3 Sitwell, Edith, Dame, 1942-46



Series III. Other Papers, 1770-2002

Subseries A. Eric Oliver Incoming Correspondence, 1948-76
Box.Folder
8.4 Unidentified; A-Z
Box.Folder
8.5 Archer, David, 1968-70
Brooke, Jocelyn
Box.Folder
8.6 1951-52 (June)
Box.Folder
9.1 1952 (July)-1963
Box.Folder
9.2 Newton, Richard, 1971-76
Subseries B. Miscellaneous, 1770-2002
Box.Folder
9.3 Bolitho, Hector, notes on Denton Welch and correspondence from Eric Oliver, 1945-66
Box.Folder
9.4 Streeten, Francis: correspondence to Benjamin Whitrow, 1976 (photocopies and transcriptions) (G12509)
Box.Folder
9.5 Walbrand-Evans, May: correspondence to Marcus Oliver, 1940-41 (originals and transcriptions) (G12509)
Welch, Denton
Box.Folder
9.6 Personal documents, 1942-52
Box.Folder
9.7 Photographs, 1934-81 (G12509)
Box.Folder
9.8 Photocopies, printouts, clippings and related, 1770-2002 (G12509)
Box.Folder
9.9 Original folders



Index of Correspondents

Names in bold appear in the RLIN record.

  • Adeney, Noël--7.8
  • Aistrop, J. C. R. (Jack Charles Richard), 1915- (Triad)--7.8
  • Allen, Guy--7.8
  • Archer, David--8.5
  • Argyll, Niall Diarmid Campbell, 10th Duke of--7.8
  • Asquith, Margot, 1864-1945--7.8
  • Bagnall, Stephen--7.8, 8.4
  • Berners, Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson, Baron, 1883-1950--7.8
  • Blanch, Lesley (Vogue)--7.8
  • Bolitho, Hector, 1898-1974--7.8, 8.4, 9.3
  • Brode, Anthony--7.8
  • Brooke, Jocelyn--8.6, 9.1
  • Carritt, David, 1927-1982--7.8
  • Chambers, K. M.--9.1
  • Chauncy Hall School (Kenneth Earl)--9.3
  • Cheltenham Central Library--9.2
  • Clark, Kenneth, 1903-1983--7.8
  • Colefax, Sibyl, 1874-1950--7.8, 8.4
  • Connolly, Barbara--8.4
  • Connolly, Cyril, 1903-1974 (Horizon)--7.8, 8.4
  • Coombe, Michael--7.8
  • Corbett, Hugh (Offices of the Cabinet and Minister of Defence)--7.8
  • Cornell, Robin--7.8
  • Cranston, Maurice William, 1920- (Germany Emergency Committee)-- 7.8, 9.2
  • Dallas, Irene--7.8
  • De-la-Noy, Michael, 1934- --8.4, 9.2, 9.5
  • Doubleday, Doran & Company (Schuyler Crane, Winifred Nerney)--7.8
  • Easton, Jack--7.8
  • Editions Poetry London (Tambimuttu)--7.8
  • Ellis, Walker Mallam--7.8
  • English Story (Woodrow Wyatt)--7.8
  • Ernest Brown & Phillips (Oliver F. Brown)--7.8
  • Ferguson, Howard--8.4
  • Ford, Phyl--8.1
  • George Routledge and Sons (Herbert Read)--8.1
  • Goodman, Julian--8.1
  • Greene, Vivien--8.4
  • Gross, Tony--8.1
  • Hamilton, G. Rostrevor (George Rostrevor), 1888- --8.1
  • Hamilton, Jean--8.1
  • Hamish Hamilton Ltd. (Hamish Hamilton)--8.1
  • Hennell, Thomas, 1903-1945--8.1
  • Herman, Dewey, Tuckett & Easton (Firm)--8.1
  • Hunt, Antony (Vogue)--8.1
  • J.A. Wattie & Co.--1.1, 8.1
  • Johnson, Henry--8.1
  • Jonzen, Basil--8.1
  • Kingdom Come (John Waller)--6.1 (with manuscript for Weather)
  • Lehmann, John, 1907- (John Lehmann Ltd., New Writing)--8.1, 8.4
  • Lehmann, Rosamond, 1901- (Orion)--8.1, 8.4
  • Life and Letters Today (Robert Herring)--6.1 (with manuscript for Weather)
  • Lumsden, Geoffrey--8.1
  • Macaulay, Rose, Dame--8.1
  • MacCarthy, Desmond, Sir, 1877-1952--8.4
  • McClelland, John--8.1
  • Modern Reading (Reginald Moore)--8.1
  • Moore, Henry, 1898-1986--8.1
  • Moore, O. K.--8.1
  • Muspratt-Williams, Tony--8.1
  • Nangle, Julian, 1947- --9.2
  • National Trust (Great Britain) (James Lees-Milne)--1.5 (with manuscript for Barricades)
  • Neil, Charles--8.1
  • New Writing (Keith Vaughan)--8.1
  • Newton, Richard--9.2
  • Nichols, Ted--8.1
  • Nicolson, Harold George, Sir, 1886-1968--8.4
  • O’Conor, Violet--8.5
  • Oliver, Eric--8.1, 8.4 (with Connolly, Barbara), 9.2-3
  • Orion (C. Day-Lewis)--8.1
  • Parker, J. E.--8.1
  • Pavia, Leo--8.1
  • Platt, Robert B.--8.1
  • Randolph, Alexander--8.2
  • Sackville-West, Edward, Hon., 1901-1965 (British Broadcasting Corporation)--8.2, 8.4
  • Sackville-West, V. (Victoria), 1892-1962--8.4
  • St. Nicholas, John (Kent Association of Boys’ Clubs)--8.2
  • Scots Ancestry Research Council--8.2
  • Skaanevik, Andreas L.--8.2
  • Sitwell, Edith, Dame, 1887-1964--8.3-4
  • Sitwell, Osbert, Sir, 1892-1969--8.4
  • Snape, Harold John--8.2
  • Sotheby & Co. (London, England)--8.4
  • Stekel, Hilda--8.2
  • Streeten, Francis--8.2, 9.4
  • Sunderland, Anna--8.2
  • Swinnerton, Frank, 1884-1982--8.2
  • Time and Tide (London : 1920) (Helen King)--8.4
  • Ternot, C. H.--8.2
  • Treece, Henry, 1911-1966 (Royal Air Force, Scampton, Lincs.)--8.2
  • University of Texas at Austin. Library (June Moll)--9.2
  • Vaughan, Keith, 1912-1977--8.2
  • Villa, José García--8.2
  • Walbrand-Evans, May--8.2, 9.5
  • Walker, Roderick--8.2
  • Welch, Dorothy--8.2
  • Welch, Paul--8.2
  • Wells, Lester Grosvenor--8.2
  • Whitehead, Thomas & Urmston (Firm)--9.1
  • Williams, A. R.--8.2

Index of Works

  • After night laughter--1.5 (D77a); 5.2 (D77b)
  • An afternoon with Jeanne--1.5, 2.1 (D50)
  • Alex Fairburn--1.5 (D74.3)
  • All its violins--1.5 (D78a); 5.2 (D78b)
  • Amy Lechworth--1.5 (D74.1)
  • The anatomists--1.5 (D79a-c); 5.2 (D79d)
  • And are you asleep there...--1.1 (D80)
  • Anna Dillon--1.5, 2.1 (D39a.6)
  • Ashford train--1.5 (D81a,c-d; see also The leave is over)
  • At midnight in the fields--1.5 (D82a-c); 5.2 (D82d)
  • At sea--1.6 (D20a.1, D20b)
  • At Sir Moorcalm Lalli’s--1.5, 2.1 (D72.1)
  • At the dower house--2.1
  • Auntie Jill and Uncle Paul . . . --1.1 (D83a-b)
  • Autumn time--1.5 (D84a-d)
  • Awake--1.5 (D85a); 5.2 (D85b)
  • Babylon--1.5 (D86a); 5.2 (D86b)
  • The barn--Galley Files (D21)
  • Barricades--1.5 (D87a); 7.2 (D87b; with correspondence to M. Cranston)
  • A bathing poem--1.5 (D162b)
  • Before bed--1.5 (D88a?-c?); 5.2 (D88d)
  • A beggar starts to catch a crown . . . --1.1 (D89)
  • The blue ball--5.2 (D90)
  • Brave and cruel--1.7, 1.8, 1.10 (D22a-c, D25b.2; with The diamond badge; see also Leaves from a young person’s notebook)
  • A bubble--1.5 (D91b-f); 5.2 (D91g); 8.1 (D91a; with Modern Reading letter, B45)
  • The burst love-apple--1.5 (D92a); 5.2 (D92b)
  • Busman’s holiday--1.5 (D93a-c)
  • By the cold wash . . . --1.1 (D94a, D94b [photocopy]; D94b also in Art Collection)
  • By the river--1.5 (D95a); 5.2 (D95b)
  • Can we no more--1.9 (D96a); 5.2 (D96b)
  • The Coffin on the hill--1.9, 2.7, 3.3, 5.1 (D23a-b, D65.2, D66.2, D67.3)
  • Condemnation in the castle gardens--1.9 (D97a-b); 5.2 (D97c)
  • Constance, Lady Willet--1.9, 2.1 (D49)
  • The coppice--1.9 (D98a); 5.2 (D98b)
  • A corpse’s poem--1.9 (D99a); 5.2 (D99b)
  • Cupids from a Wedgewood jar--1.9 (D24a-b)
  • A day in Chiddingstone--2.1
  • A day in Rowendon--2.1
  • Dead man’s poem--1.10 (D100a,c); 5.2 (D100d)
  • Decaying promises--1.10 (D101a); 5.2 (D101b)
  • The diamond badge--1.10 (D25b.1, D25b.2); 8.1 (D25a; with English Story letter, B74)
  • Discoveries--1.6, 1.10, 5.1 (D20a.2, D26a.2, D26b.1, D67.4)
  • Discovery--1.10 (D102a); 5.2 (D102b)
  • Do you remember laying bets . . . --1.1 (D103a); 5.2 (D103b)
  • A dream--1.10 (D104a-e)
  • The dream--1.10 (D105a); 5.2 (D105b)
  • A dream of vestals--1.10, 2.1 (D27)
  • Dream scenery--1.10 (D106a-b)
  • Dreams melting--1.10 (D107a-b); 5.2 (D107c)
  • The driving power--1.10 (D165a-b)
  • The Earth’s crust--2.2 (D29a-b)
  • Easter midnight mass--2.2 (D108a-c); 5.2 (D108d)
  • Epitaph--2.2 (not in Laughlin?)
  • Evergreen Seaton-Leverett--2.2 (D28, D39b.1)
  • Faces at the stage door--2.3 (D30)
  • Fat woman sleeping in a wood--2.3 (D31)
  • Father’s office after a fire . . . -- 8.2 (not in Laughlin; with letter from A. R. Williams, B62)
  • Fear--2.1, 2.3 (D60.78)
  • Fearful dream--2.3 (D109a-d); 5.2 (D109e)
  • The fire in his chest . . . --5.6 (D110; with The ship, D175e)
  • The fire in the wood--2.4-6 (D32a-e)
  • Fireworks and music--2.3 (D111a); 5.2 (D111b)
  • The first war joke--2.3 (D33)
  • Fly up you crow birds . . . --1.1 (D112)
  • For a dead conscript--2.3 (D113a); 5.2 (D113b)
  • For a drowned friend--2.3 (D114a,c-d)
  • For my dead sensualist--2.3 (D115a); 5.2 (D115b)
  • Four fingers--5.2 (D116)
  • A fragment of a life story--2.3 (D34a-b)
  • The freedom of the city--2.3 (D117a); 5.2 (D117b)
  • Friday night--2.3 (D118a); 5.2 (D118b)
  • Full circle--2.3 (D61.10)
  • Garden corner--2.7 (D119)
  • The gardener’s poem--2.7 (D120a); 5.2 (D120b)
  • Ghosts--2.7 (D35, D66.1)
  • Girl’s poem--2.7 (D121a-b)
  • Greedy-guts--2.7 (D122a); 5.2 (D122b)
  • Hadlow Castle--2.1
  • The happiest time--1.10 (D25b.1)
  • Happiness was in the walls . . . --1.1 (D123a.1, D123b)
  • The hateful word--2.8 (D36)
  • He, like a precious jewel at nightfall . . . --1.5 (D39a.5)
  • A heart went like a rolled hedgehog . . . --1.10 (D124; verso of The dream)
  • Heart’s will--2.8 (D125a-d)
  • A hero--2.8 (D126)
  • Hospital--2.8 (D37a-c)
  • How do you suppose--2.8 (D127a-b); 5.2 (D127c)
  • The hungry hour--2.8 (D128a-b,d, D139c.2; also with Jane Allen); 5.2 (D128e)
  • I can remember--2.1, 2.8 (D75.1)
  • I had rubbish in my heart . . . --1.1 (D129)
  • I heard the crying angels . . . --2.7 (D130; with Garden corner)
  • I Left My Grandfather’s House--2.9 (D38)
  • I saw a dead face . . . --1.1 (D131)
  • I want no poem of hurricane and slaughter . . . --1.1 (D132a); 5.2 (D132b)
  • I wondered what had brought him home . . . --1.3 (D51)
  • If my heart flows out to you . . . --1.1 (D133)
  • In bed--2.8 (D134a-b); 5.6 (D134c; with Stiff thoughts)
  • In Brixham harbour--2.3 (D61.2)
  • In Broadstairs, April nineteen thirty nine . . . --1.3 (D135)
  • In Broadstairs, in April nineteen thirty nine . . . --1.3 (D52)
  • In dark St. Pancras Station--2.8 (D136a); 5.2 (D136b)
  • In sun-shelters--2.8 (D137a-b); 5.2 (D137c)
  • In the autumn weather--1.4 (D76.3)
  • In the train with bread-faced children . . . --1.1 (D138; on verso of letter from J.A. Wattie & Co., G1)
  • In the vast house--1.5 (D74.2)
  • In Youth Is Pleasure--1.5 (D39a.2, D39b.2, D39c-e; with Anna Dillon); 2.2 (with Evergreen Seaton-Leverett); 3.1-2
  • It fell on the bowls of heaped rose leaves . . . --1.3 (D53)
  • Jane Allen--2.8 (D139b, D139c.1); 5.2 (D139d)
  • John Trevor--2.1
  • The Journals of Denton Welch--10.1-2
  • The Judas tree--3.3 (D65.1)
  • The leave is over--2.8 (D81b; see also Ashford train)
  • Leaves from a young person’s notebook--3.4 (D40a-c; see also Brave and cruel)
  • Love’s whistle--2.8 (D140a); 5.2 (D140b)
  • A lunch appointment--3.5 (D41)
  • Maiden Voyage--4.3-5 (D42a-b)
  • Man in a garden--4.2 (D43)
  • A man with an eating fear--5.2 (D141)
  • Memories of a vanished period--4.2 (not in Laughlin?)
  • A mews flat in the country--2.3 (D61.11)
  • A mistake--4.2 (D142a); 5.2 (D142b)
  • The moon was arched like a finger nail . . . --4.2 (D143a [photocopy]); 5.2 (D143b)
  • The moonlight wood--2.7 (D144a; with Girl’s poem); 4.2 (D144c-d); 5.6 (D144b; with The ship)
  • My cats and evolution--4.2 (D145a-b); 5.2 (D145c)
  • My house--4.2 (D146a-b); 5.2 (D146c)
  • Narcissus Bay--5.1 (D44, D67.1)
  • Near the Ebenezer Chapel--5.1 (D147a-i); 7.2 (D147j; with correspondence to M. Cranston)
  • The needled worm--5.1 (D148a); 5.2 (D148b)
  • A new moon--5.1 (D149a-b); 5.2 (D149c)
  • Night in war-time--5.1 (D150a-b); 5.2 (D150c)
  • Night poem--5.1 (D151a); 5.2 (D151b)
  • Nightscape--5.1 (D152a-b,d); 5.2 (D152c)
  • O see them walking in the angry rain . . . --6.1 (D153; with manuscript for Weather, D200f)
  • The old boy’s celebration day--2.1
  • Once I thought . . . --5.5 (D154; with N. Adeney note, B79)
  • Once or twice--5.1 (D155a,c-d)
  • One day--5.2 (D156)
  • One day all choking garments . . . --1.1 (D123a.2, D157)
  • One evening, in the flat fields by the river . . . --1.4 (D76.2)
  • One Sunday, everyone out, Mother kept jewel case . . . --1.3 (D54)
  • Panacea--5.1 (D158a); 5.2 (D158b)
  • Parliament Square--5.1 (D159a-c); 5.2 (D159d)
  • A party--5.1 (D70.2, D71)
  • Philanthropist--5.1 (D160a); 5.2 (D160b)
  • A picture in the snow--5.1 (D70.1)
  • A poem for 3 o’clock in the afternoon--5.1 (D164a); 5.2 (D164b)
  • A poem for bathing--5.2 (D162c)
  • A poem for the future--5.1 (D163a-b); 5.2 (D163c)
  • Prayer--5.1 (D166a); 5.2 (D166b)
  • Protection at night--5.1 (D167a-b,d-e); 5.2 (D167f)
  • Public house--5.1 (D168a); 5.2 (D168b)
  • Question and answer--5.2 (D169c); 5.6 (D169a-b)
  • The railway bridge--5.6 (D170b-d,e, and one not in Laughlin?)
  • Remainder-- 5.2 (D171b); 5.6 (D171a)
  • A rhyme--5.6 (D161a-b)
  • Robert at last jerked open the door . . . --1.2 (D45)
  • Robert was having a very late breakfast in the sun . . . --1.3 (D56)
  • Roger lay on the cliff--2.8 (D75.8)
  • Rural raid--5.2 (D172d); 5.6 (D172a-c)
  • "Scepticemia"-- 5.2 (D173b); 5.6 (D173a)
  • Shark’s teeth--5.2 (D174)
  • She had pale gold hair done in a plait . . . --1.3 (D57)
  • The ship--5.2 (D175g); 5.6 (D175a-b,d-f); 6.1 (D175c; with Unteroffizier B. Adelwart)
  • The sickness--5.6 (D176b-d)
  • The skeleton child--5.6 (D177a-c)
  • So much escapes the heart’s . . . --1.1 (D178)
  • So shall this song in after years . . . --1.1 (D179b); 5.2 (D179a)
  • Soldier clinging to that woman . . . --7.8 (D180; on letter from Maurice Cranston, B3)
  • Some laurels--5.2 (D181c); 5.6 (D181a-b)
  • Something that stings in every man’s face once . . . --5.5 (D182; with note from unidentified correspondent, B63)
  • Song--5.2 (D183b); 5.6 (D183a)
  • Spit on your heart . . . --1.1 (D184)
  • Stiff thoughts--5.6 (D185a-c)
  • Stop heart--5.2 (D186c); 5.6 (D186a-b)
  • Stranger--5.6 (D187)
  • A stranger in the train--5.6 (D188a-d)
  • Sun--5.2 (D189b)
  • Take the [proud?] mornings . . . --1.1 (D190)
  • Theory and practice--5.2 (D192b); 5.6 (D192a)
  • This day is old . . . --1.1 (D193)
  • To God--5.2 (D194b); 5.6 (D194a)
  • A tombstone--5.2 (D195c); 5.6 (D195a-b)
  • Touchett’s party--1.5, 2.1 (D39a.1)
  • The trout stream--5.7 (D46a-b)
  • Two cats--5.2 (D196)
  • Understanding and fighting--6.1 (D197)
  • Unteroffizier B. Adelwart--5.2 (D198c); 6.1 (D198a-b)
  • Velvet--1.10 (D26b.2; with Discoveries); 2.1
  • The venom bee--5.2 (D199b); 6.1 (D199a)
  • A Voice through a Cloud--6.2-5 (D47a-c)
  • The war breaks out--2.1
  • Weather--6.1 (D200a-g)
  • Weekend--2.1, 2.8 (D75.9)
  • Well plaything ball . . . --8.1 (D201; with George Routledge and Sons letter, B3)
  • When darkness comes . . . --5.2 (D202b)
  • When darkness comes--6.1 (D202a)
  • When I ran out of the headmaster’s front door . . . --1.4 (D76.1)
  • When I was thirteen--6.1 (D48)
  • Where I wander . . . --6.1 (D203a-b)
  • Where nothing sleeps--5.2 (D204c); 6.1 (D204a-b)
  • The whirling of engines . . . --1.1 (D205)
  • Will it twine at last--5.2 (D206c); 6.1 (D206a-b)
  • You never would have guessed--5.2 (D207b); 6.1 (D207a)
  • The youth rang the bell of the house . . . --2.4 (D32a.2)