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Elizabeth Jennings Papers (MSS061), 1954-1968

Collection Overview

Title: Elizabeth Jennings Papers (MSS061), 1954-1968

Predominant Dates:1954-1968

ID: MSS/MSS/061

Creator: Jennings, Elizabeth (1926-2001)

Extent: 12.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 03/01/1967

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Elizabeth Jennings Papers consists of correspondence, 1956-1968, bulking 1964-1968, including 100 postal and note cards from Elizabeth Jennings to Rugena Stanley, Oxford, during periods of mental stress, written from Spain and hospitals in England, and letters from Richard Church, Robert Conquest, Helen Lehmann, William Somerset Maugham, William Stanley Merwin, Edwin Muir, Victoria Mary Sckville-West, Edith Sitwell, Constantine Trypanis, John Wain, and Ciceley Veronica Wedgwood, discussing Miss Jennings' acceptance of the Somerset Maugham Award, 1956, her poetry, and invitations to dinners and club meetings, Several unsigned drafts of Jennings letters follow, including one in defense of Colin Wilson's Religion and the Rebel, one to the New Statesman concerning religious braodcasts on B.B.C., and one concerning a review of Let's have some poetry, 114 items. Poems, arranged alphabetically by title, are largely unpublished, with some appearing in Song for a birth or a death, Recoveries, The mind has mountains, and the New Poems section of Collected Poems, 1967, ca. 290 items. Essays, arranged alphabetically by title, discuss David Jones, Marianne Moore, Emily Dickinson, Ezra Pound, poetry in the 1960's, Miss Jennings' experience in Rome, her mental illness, writing poetry, personal experiences; also included are Reflections or notes for ajournal, notes for an essay and a script for the B.B.C, 9 items. Reviews, arranged alphabetically by author of the work reviewed, concern books by Thomas Gilby, Louis McNeice, O.A. Sherrard, R.S.Thomas, Catherine York, and the Penguin Book of Mystical Verse, 6 items. Notebooks, described in detail elsewhere in this register, are separated into four categories and arranged chronologically: 1, Personal notebooks, 1957-1965, 8 items; 2, Notebooks containing largely mss. of poetry, 1954-ca.1964, 6 items; 3, Notebooks containing essays and reviews, 1960-1966, 14 items; 4, notebooks containing mss. of books, 1958-ca.1965, 10 items. Miscellany contains a newspaper clipping and unidentified note sheets and a photograph, 4 items.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Source: Purchase

Acquisition Method:

Accession number 814. Purchase from Bertram Rota Ltd, March 1, 1967.

Accession number 815. Purchase from Herbert Faulkner West, March 6, 1967.

Accession number 819. Purchase from Bertram Rota Ltd, April 5, 1967.

Accession number 832. Purchase from House of Books, July 25, 1967.

Accession number 862. Purchase from Bertram Rota Ltd, September 19, 1967.

Accession number 1061. Purchase from Covent Garden Bookshop, July 1, 1969.

Accession number 1303. Purchase from Covent Garden Bookshop, October 19, 1971.

Accession number 1314. Purchase from Covent Garden Bookshop, October 26, 1971.

Accession number 1627. Purchase from unknown, September 14, 1984.

Accession number 22994. Unknown

Preferred Citation: Name of the Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Correspondence, 1956-1968Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Item 1Add to your cart.
Includes 100 postal and note cards from Elizabeth Jennings to Rugena Stanley, Oxford, during periods of mental stress, written from Spain and hospitals in England, and letters from Richard Church, Robert Conquest, Helen Lehmann, William Somerset Maugham, William Stanley Merwin, Edwin Muir, Victoria Mary Sckville-West, Edith Sitwell, Constantine Trypanis, John Wain, and Ciceley Veronica Wedgwood, discussing Miss Jennings' acceptance of the Somerset Maugham Award, 1956, her poetry, and invitations to dinners and club meetings, Several unsigned drafts of Jennings letters follow, including one in defense of Colin Wilson's Religion and the Rebel, one to the New Statesman concerning religious broadcasts on B.B.C., and one concerning a review of Let's have some poetry, 114 items.
Series 2: PoemsAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Poems, A-BAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Poems, C-DAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Poems, E-IAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Poems, J-NAdd to your cart.
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Item 1: Pomes, O-SAdd to your cart.
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Item 1: Poems, T-ZAdd to your cart.
Series 3: Essays and ReviewsAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Item 1Add to your cart.
Essays, arranged alphabetically by title, discuss David Jones, Marianne Moore, Emily Dickinson, Ezra Pound, poetry in the 1960's, Miss Jennings' experience in Rome, her mental illness, writing poetry, personal experiences; also included are Reflections or notes for ajournal, notes for an essay and a script for the B.B.C, 9 items. Reviews, arranged alphabetically by author of the work reviewed, concern books by Thomas Gilby, Louis McNeice, O.A. Sherrard, R.S.Thomas, Catherine York, and the Penguin Book of Mystical Verse, 6 items.
Series 4: Notebooks, 1954-1966Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Personal Notebooks, 1957-1965Add to your cart.
Item 1: Notebook A, 1957: April-JuneAdd to your cart.
Rome-Assisi-Florence-Rome April-June 1957” in black ink on title page in Jennings' hand, with signature. “Check with bank whether large B.B.C. cheque has passed through” in black ink (struck through) on bottom of title page. Contents: Chiefly devoted to prose “Pensées” (dated “Rome, June 1957”) and numbered 1-67 but also containing some drafts of poems with light revision, and notes concerning A Sense of the World [collection of poems], Roman Easter [poem], and Every Changing Shape [study]. Limp black covers, 5 3/16 × 8 1/16″ , loose sheets, in 3 inks and pencil. 68 pages.
Item 2: Notebook B, 1957-1958Add to your cart.
Journal - 1957-1958” in pencil on title page. Contents: “Pensées (Continued)” numbered 68-127 and drafts of poems with light revision. Brown cardboard covers, 6 15/16 × 9″ , loose sheet, in 3 inks and pencil. 64 pages
Item 3: Notebook C, 1958: April 12Add to your cart.
12 April 1958” on title page with signature, followed by “Indiretto Pensione Wacker, Via XX Settembre 4 Roma: Antologia de poesia Inglese” in black ink. Contents: names of poets and poems selected for a projected anthology of English poetry, including loose printed sheets of poems; notes on Augustine and T.S. Eliot; questions for an interview with Princess Caetani of Botteghe Oscure; notes on a “novel about the literary world;” report of a poetry reading; personal notes titled “Reflections 17/4/58” numbered 1-52, and notes on “Every Changing Shape” [study]. Limp black covers, 5 3/4 × 8″ , loose sheets, 4 inks, pencil, and torn out printed sheets. 131 pages
Item 4: Notebook D, 1966Add to your cart.
Signature in black ink, followed by “May-June 1965” in blue ink on front cover. Contents: This notebook was kept by the author while in a mental hospital (Warneford Hospital, Oxford) recovering from toxic poisoning caused by her allergy to a drug. The experience was the background for many of the poems written in the hospital, some of which were published in The Mind has Mountains (1966). These lightly revised poems and notes for poems document her creative processes during her mental illness. Entries which begin on May 19, 1965 and end on June 28, 1965 include: “What I can remember from English verse 19/V/65,” “My dreams during the first 3 weeks of May 1965,” “Dream-fantasy sequences during the first 3 weeks of May 1965,” and “Prayer for a sick poet.” Poem titles include Two lost weeks, Whitsun in a mental hospital, Worst ward of a mental hospital, The source, The broken minds, A surprise in a mental hospital, A state of partial amnesia due to toxic poisoning, Acid reflection in a mental hospital, Psychiatric limericks, Locked ward, Mild ward of a mental hospital on a Saturday afternoon, Sonnet about Warneford sicknesses, A mood of near despair (in hospital), and Amnesia and aftermath. Limp salmon cover, 7 × 9″ , loose sheets, in 3 inks and pencil. 51 pages
Item 5: Notebook E, 1965Add to your cart.
Signed on cover with “Prose fragments and reflections about my feelings and experiences at this time and in this place - Warneford Hospital 28 June 1965” on first page in blue ink. Contents: personal notes and lightly revised poems written in Warneford Hospital and dated from June 28 to July 10, 1965. Poem titles include Convalescence (from brief amnesia), To Rome, A dream of birth, Love in sickness, and An assortment of illnesses 1965. Limp buff cover, 7 × 9″, 2 inks. 15 pages
Item 6: Notebook F, 1965: July 26 - July 29Add to your cart.
A Pretext for Protest (A Sick Pregnant Woman) (Warneford Hospital 1965)” on first page in blue ink. Poems dated July 26, 1965-July 29, 1965. Contents: Drafts of six lightly revised poems written at Warneford Hospital. Three of the poems are dated and initialed by the author. Letterpad with grey and red cover, 5 3/8 × 7 1/8″, 1 ink. 7 pages
Item 7: Notebook G, 1965: August 29Add to your cart.
Signed on cover in black ink with “Part of Dedication to the Mind Has Mountains” in black ink on back of cover, dated August 29, 1965. Contents: Lightly revised poems and limericks, the majority initialed, and dated from Aug. 29-Sept. 3, 1965, many concerning her stay at Warneford Hospital. Personal notes, including ones under headings: “To tell Dr. S,” “To remember,” “Authors and books read,” “Books I want,” “To ask Dr. Spencer,” “Shopping list,” “People to inform of change of address,” and “To ask or tell someone.” Many of the notes concern her mental problems during this period. “Sixpenny” notepad with red cover, 4 × 5 7/8″, 1 ink. 37 pages
Item 8: Notebook H, 1965: August 24 - September 6Add to your cart.
Days and Nights of Children - verses, by E. Jennings” on cover in black ink and revised in blue ink. On verso of cover “For William and Hanto Wain” in blue ink. Contents: Lightly revised drafts of eight poems for children, the last three poems and initialed. This sequence is believed to be unpublished. Notepad with limp cover with “The Ancient Seal of Dorchester Abbey” on front, 4 1/8 × 5 1/2″ , 3 inks., dated Aug. 24-Sept. 6, 1965, (16 pages)
Box 9Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Notebooks Containing Largely Poems, 1954-1964Add to your cart.
Item 1: Notebook A, 1954Add to your cart.
Signature with “Poems about Venice etc.” in blue ink on cover. Verso of cover, signature with “Venice, 1954” in pencil. Contents: Circa 35 lightly revised poems in pencil, the majority concerning Venice or Italy. A number of drafts of poems have been crossed out. One autograph review in pencil, of The emigrants, by George Lamming. Limp blue covers (in red slip case), 8 × 12″ , loose sheets, in 1 ink and pencil. 90 pages
Item 2: Notebook B, 1957: AugustAdd to your cart.
Signature with “Oxford - August 1957” on cover in blue ink. Contents: Circa 43 lightly revised drafts of poems, one published in Song for a Birth or a Death, some concerning her trip to Italy; several prose poems, including a “Benediction” and two “Invocations;” and a review of The history of Fanny Burney, by Joyce Hemlow. Limp blue covers, 8 × 13″, 3 inks and pencil. 91 pages
Item 3: Notebook C, circa 1956-1957Add to your cart.
Contents: Circa 93 drafts of lightly and moderately revised poems, mostly in pencil; several short autobiographical reminiscences, including At the C[heltenham] F[estival], The play, The treasure hunt, as well as a longer autobiographical piece entitled Every Changing Shape, apparently unrelated to her book of that name; an essay concerning the writing of poetry; a review of two collections of short stories; and a draft of a letter to the London Magazine concerning Colin Wilson and two letters to Elizabeth Jennings (Jan. 8 and 11, 1957) with poems on verso. Red board covers, 8 × 12 3/4″, loose sheets, in 2 inks and pencil. 209 pages
Item 4: Notebook D, 1958-1961Add to your cart.
Signed on cover in black ink, contains one poem Contents: Circa 53 drafts of lightly revised poems, most concerning her trip to Rome; assorted prose, including a draft of part of Every Changing Shape an essay on her father, an essay on travelling in Rome, and reviews of works by Henry Vaughan and Joyce Cary. Limp blue covers, 8 × 13″ , in 2 inks and pencil., dated Jan. 4, 1958. (1961), (93 pages)
Item 5: Notebook E, 1964Add to your cart.
Contents: 14 pencil drafts of poems, some appearing under Sequence in Hospital I-VIII in Recoveries a shopping list; a 1 page synopsis for a projected autobiography; and a draft contents list for a selection of poems to be published by Penguin Books. Brown limp cover, 8 × 6 1/2″ , loose sheets, in 1 ink and pencil., [circa 1964]; (22 pages)
Item 6: Notebook F, 1957: April-AugustAdd to your cart.
Signature with “Rome-Assisi-Florence-Paris-Oxford, April - August 1957” in black ink on cover. Circa 38 poems with light revision concerning primarily Rome, Assisi and England. Unfinished drafts of essays discussing her beginning as a poet in preadolescense and her early experience with the Church. Included is a “theme for voices” titled “Roman Easter.” Some sheets torn out. Limp blue covers, 8 × 12 7/8″, in pencil and ink, 66 pages
Box 10Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Notebooks Containing Largely Manuscripts of Essays and Reviews, 1960-1966Add to your cart.
Item 1: Notebook A, [1960]Add to your cart.
“Reviews etc.” in blue ink on back cover. Contents: Six reviews, in pencil and lightly revised in ink, concerning works by J.R. Ackerley, Kingsley Amis, Antonio Barolini, [?] Borghese, Sidonie Colette, Leonard Cooper, Richard Everhart, Elizabeth Enright, Roland Mathias, W.S. Merwin, Brian Moore, Dom Moraes, Charlotte Morrow, Kathleen Nott, Sidney Owen, Andrew Sinclair, Rex Warner, and Anthony West. Blue cover, 8 × 13″, loose sheets, in pencil and 1 ink. 32 pages
Item 2: Notebook B, circa 1960-1961Add to your cart.
Contents: Six drafts of reviews in pencil, lightly revised in ink, concerning works by Anthony Bloomfield, John Broderick, William Cooper, Jennifer Dawson, Genevieve Dorman, Burnett James, Hans Kroninsberger, Juan Mascaro, Ian Rodger, V. Sackville-West, Budd Schulberg, and Helen Waite. Draft of an address, in pencil, The poet and his public today and notes in ink titled “Two Books on Mysticism.” Blue covers, 8 × 12 3/4″, pencil and blue ink. 33 pages
Item 3: Notebook C, circa 1960-1961Add to your cart.
Contents: Essay titled D.H. Lawrence in his letters; review of poetry records by W.H. Auden, Robert Graves, and Robert Donat; review of works by Elizabeth Bowen, Denis Donaghue, Dennis Enright, John Holloway, T.E. Hulme, Peter Levi, David Lodge, Jean-Georges Ritz, Charles Tomlinson, and others. Limp blue covers, 8 × 12 3/4″, in pencil and one ink. 55 pages
Item 4: Notebook D, 1961: MayAdd to your cart.
Signature on front cover in pencil, dated May 1961, followed by “C.P. Snow/ Richard Wilbur/ Robert Graves.” Contents: Essays in pencil, lightly revised in ink, concerning C.P. Snow, Richard Wilbur, and Robert Graves; five lightly revised reviews in pencil and ink concerning works by Thomas Blackburn, William Empson, Julian Green, Romano Guardini, and Mark Pelgrin. Limp blue covers, 8 × 12 3/4″, loose sheets, pencil and 1 ink. 59 pages
Item 5: Notebook E, [1961]Add to your cart.
Contents: Essay concerning her poem Fountain; sketch of Rome, My landscape; a poem, The tormentors; and thirteen drafts of reviews in pencil, lightly revised in ink, concerning works by John Fuller, Wilson Knight, Frieda Lawrence, Carson McCullers, James Merrill, Alberto Moravia, Francoise Sagan, Freya Stark, Arnold Toynbee, Colin M. Turnbull, and others. Limp blue covers, 8 × 12 3/4″, in pencil and 2 inks. 55 pages
Item 6: Notebook F, circa 1961Add to your cart.
Contents: Draft of introduction to An anthology of modern verse, 1940-1960 (1961); an untitled essay concerning a number of modern poets and an essay titled “Conclusion;” a prose translation of Albert Camus' Marriage rites at Tipasa; a poem, Homecoming; and three reviews, concerning John Betjeman, Michel Del Castillo, William Faulkner, Brian Glanville, Graham Greene, and Zoe Oldenberg. Limp blue covers, 8 × 12 3/4″, pencil and 2 inks. 55 pages
Item 7: Notebook G, [1964]Add to your cart.
“Reviews etc.” in blue ink on front cover. Contents: Two lightly revised reviews in pencil of works by James Agee, Thomas Hinde, David Hughes, Elspeth Huxley, Bernard Malamud, Peter Marshall, Anthony Masters, Richard G. Stern, and Dylan Thomas. Limp blue covers, 8 × 13″, in 1 ink and pencil. 14 pages
Item 8: Notebook H, [1966]Add to your cart.
“Emily Brontë: Introduction to `Wuthering Heights' by Elizabeth Jennings” in yellow ink on cover. Contents: signed introduction to Wuthering Heights and a review of Piétà by R.S. Thomas. Limp blue covers, 8 × 13″, 1 loose sheet, in 3 inks. 18 pages
Box 11Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: Notebooks Containing Manuscripts Largely of Essays and ReviewsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Notebook I, No dateAdd to your cart.
“Yvor Winters” on cover in blue ink with signature on title page. Contents: Essay entitled A study of the critical method of Yvor Winters, with alternate titles The limits of power, The dangers of dogmatism, and Dogmatism without authority; essay concerning Thomas Traherne, both in pencil with light ink revision. Limp orange covers, 8 1/4 × 11 3/4″, pencil and 1 ink. 27 pages
Item 2: Notebook J, No dateAdd to your cart.
Contents: Entirely devoted to a critical survey of English poetry in the years 1957-1960, entitled The ranks break: A group disperses, including a section on “Older Poets,” in pencil with light revision in ink. Limp blue covers, 8 × 12 3/4″ , 1 ink and pencil. (64 pages)
Item 3: Notebook K, No dateAdd to your cart.
Doodles in black ink on cover. Contents: Text of a speech and reading, “Michelangelo”; an autobiographical reminiscence, “Oxford High School”; and reviews of works by Peter Cohen, Thomas Hinde, Nathalie Sarraute, Bernard Wall, and Sylvia Townsend Warner. Limp blue covers, 8 × 12 3/4″, in 2 inks and pencil. 41 pages
Item 4: Notebook L, No dateAdd to your cart.
Contents: An essay and an untitled draft of an address concerning her own poetry; an essay on her Somerset Maugham award; a short autobiographical sketch; an essay on Palgraves Golden Treasury; fragment of an essay concerning Gertrude Bell; and reviews concerning Kay Baker, Jocelyn Brooke, Anthony Burgess, Cecil Day-Lewis, David Holbrook, Robert Shaw, Irving Stone, and John Wain. Limp blue covers, 8 × 12 3/4″, pencil and 3 inks. 51 pages
Item 5: Notebook M, No dateAdd to your cart.
Contents: Essay titled “The elusive values: A study of contemporary artistic forms” and a fragment of an essay concerning J.D. Salinger, titled “The theme of innocence (The dangers of infatuation)”; blurb for Robert Frost; two chapters of a fictional work burlesquing the literary scene, “The publisher regrets...”; reviews of works by W.H. Auden, Charles Graves, Donald Hall, Irving Stone, Vernon Watkins, Yvor Winters, and others, mostly in pencil with light revision in ink. Blue limp covers, 8 × 12 7/8″, pencil and 1 ink. 71 pages
Item 6: Notebook N, No dateAdd to your cart.
“Peter Levi etc. & `Life is a Dream' by Calderon” in blue ink on front cover. Contents: Essays concerning Sister Elizabeth of the Trinity and Peter Levi; translation of the Prologue of Calderon's Life is a Dream; a review of W.H. Auden's The Dyer's Hand (continued from Notebook M); and a review of Catherine de Medici by Jean Heritier. Limp blue covers, 8 × 12 7/8, pencil and 1 ink. 19 pages
Box 12Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 5: Notebooks Containing Largely Manuscripts From Books, 1958-1965Add to your cart.
Item 1: Notebook A, [1960]Add to your cart.
Parts of `Let's Have Some Poetry' ” in blue ink on cover. Contents: Drafts, mostly in pencil, of portions of Let's Have Some Poetry including parts of Chapters 1, 8, and 10, moderately revised; seven loose sheets laid in containing parts of Chapters 1 and 10, in ink and pencil. Limp blue covers 8 × 12 3/4, loose sheets, 1 ink and pencil., [n.d.] “(1960), (63 pages)
Item 2: Notebook B, [1960]Add to your cart.
“Parts of `Let's Have Some Poetry' ” in pencil on front cover. Contents: Drafts, in pencil, of portions of Let's Have Some Poetry (1960), including parts of Chapters 4 (listed as VI on draft) and 5; reviews of Francis Thompson by John Ried and the Atlantic Book of British and American Poetry, edited by Edith Sitwell. Limp blue covers, 8 × 12 3/4″ , in pencil. 61 pages
Item 3: Notebook C, 1958: April 30Add to your cart.
Rome - 30 April 1958” on cover in black ink. Contents: Outline and notes on Every Changing Shape (1961), including portions of Chapters 1 and 10, in ink and pencil, moderately revised; Chapters 1-4 of The Ambitious Ones, an unpublished fictional piece concerning the experiences of a poet; an introduction to her poems for the B.B.C. European Service; an essay entitled “Roman Notebook: The Last of the Patrons” concerning Princess Caetani, editor of Botteghé Oscure; and reviews discussing works by St. Augustine, C.S. Lewis, Rilke, R.S. Thomas and others. Limp blue covers, 8 1/4 × 12 1/4″ , loose sheet, 3 inks and pencil. circa 83 pages
Item 4: Notebook D, No dateAdd to your cart.
“Poems, Reviews and extracts from my published (Deutsch) critical book, Every Changing Shape” written in blue ink by author on loose sheet slipped into notebook between cover and first page. Contents: Moderately revised pencil drafts of the Introduction and Chapters 13, 14 and 16 of Every Changing Shape; a continuation of The Ambitious Ones from Notebook C; an autobiographical reminiscence entitled Everybody writes (Being a publisher's reader); an untitled poem; and reviews of works by Antonia Forest, Alan Heuser, Yrjor Hirn, and Charles Williams. Limp blue covers, 8 × 13″, loose sheets, 2 inks and pencil. 71 pages
Item 5: Notebook E, circa 1965Add to your cart.
“Christian Poetry Vol. I by Elizabeth Jennings” in black ink on cover, followed by “1 × 2 copies” in green and blue ink. Contents: Chapters 1-4 and part of Chapter 5 of Christian Poetry (published under the title, Christianity and Poetry, 1965) in pencil with moderate revision in 2 inks and pencil. Limp blue covers, 8 × 13″, 3 inks and pencil. 69 pages
Item 6: Notebook F, circa 1965Add to your cart.
“Christian Poetry Vol. II by Elizabeth Jennings” in black ink on cover. Contents: Last portion of Chapter 5, Chapter 6, and part of Chapter 7, in pencil with moderate revision in pencil and two inks. Limp blue covers, 8 × 12 3/4″, 2 inks and pencil. 35 pages
Item 7: Notebook G, circa 1965Add to your cart.
“Christian Poetry Vol. III by Elizabeth Jennings” in black ink on cover. Contents: Last portion of Chapter 7, Chapter 8, and part of Chapter 9, in pencil with moderate revision in three inks. Limp blue covers, 8 × 12 3/4″, 3 inks and pencil. 33 pages
Item 8: Notebook H, circa 1965Add to your cart.
“Christian Poetry Vol. IV by Elizabeth Jennings” in blue and black ink on cover. Contents: Last portion of Chapter 9 and Chapter 10 (Conclusion) in pencil with moderate revision in pencil and three inks. Limp blue covers, 8 × 13", in 3 inks and pencil. 15 pages
Item 9: Notebook I, No dateAdd to your cart.
“Autobiography Vol. I The Inward War” in pencil on cover. Contents: Six chapters of her autobiography in pencil and ink, revised in pencil and ink; essays entitled Modern English Poetry and Emily Dickinson and the Poetry of the Inner Life. Limp blue covers, 8 × 12 3/4″, pencil and 1 ink. 50 pages
Item 10: Notebook J, No dateAdd to your cart.
“Autobiography Vol. I The Inward War” in pencil on cover. Contents: Six chapters of her autobiography in pencil and ink, revised in pencil and ink; essays entitled Modern English Poetry and Emily Dickinson and the Poetry of the Inner Life. Limp blue covers, 8 × 12 3/4″, pencil and 1 ink. 79 pages
Series 5: MiscellanyAdd to your cart.
Item 1: A studio portrait of Elizabeth Jennings, No dateAdd to your cart.
Located in oversize