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Alexander Trocchi Papers

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Correspondence, Box 1-12

Manuscripts, Box 12-29

Material Toward Books, Box 30-36

Merlin, Box 36-37

Sigma, Box 38-45

Other Projects and Subject Files, Box 45-48

Manuscripts by Others, Box 48-51

Ephemera, Box 51-55

Personal Papers, Box 55-62

Print Material, Box 63-65

Realia, Box 66



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Alexander Trocchi Papers, 1944-1984 | MS Manuscripts

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Collection Overview

Title: Alexander Trocchi Papers, 1944-1984Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1944-1984

ID: MS/MS/ms116

Primary Creator: Trocchi, Alexander (1925-1984)

Extent: 66.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 05/22/1967

Languages: English, Greek,Modern(1453-), French, Dutch;Flemish

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Alexander Trocchi Papers include manuscripts of his novels, stories, essays and poems, the extant archives of Merlin, most of his manuscripts and correspondence concerning the Sigma Project, material relating to a large number of projects Trocchi was involved with in the 1960’s, and his journals and notebooks. The Trocchi Papers also house an extensive collection of magazines and ephemera, including material relating to the International Situationist movement.

Collection Historical Note

Alexander Trocchi was a Scottish author, publisher and activist. He attended the University of Glasgow from 1942-1943 and from 1946-1950, and served in the Royal Navy from 1943-1946. Trocchi began writing poetry and prose in the late 1940’s, and by the early 1950’s was an established member of the artistic avant-garde.

With Richard Seaver and Austryn Wainhouse he edited Merlin a literary magazine that published Ionesco, Genet, Beckett, Creeley, Sartre, and Miller, for seven issues from 1952-1955. He was also an editor of Paris Quarterly from 1952-1955 and of Moving Times, which published work by William S. Burroughs, Trocchi, and Jeff Nittall. Trocchi’s association with Merlin led to his collaboration with Maurice Girodias at Olympia Press. Throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s, Trocchi helped Girodias publish books, wrote catalog copy, and contributed a large number of pornographic writings, including Helen and Desire, The Carnal Days of Helen Seferis, White Thighs, Vol. 5 of My Life and Loves by Frank Harris, and School for Sin. Most of his work was banned in England, France, and America.

At the same time he worked with these publishing efforts, Trocchi was involved with other projects, including painting, sculpting, joining Asgar Jorn in the International Situationist movement, and pursuing his own writing. His first novel, Young Adam (1954), a tale of immorality and justice, was followed by his more famous Cain’s Book, a roman a clef which detailed his adventures as a heroin addict living on a scow on the Hudson River. The book’s frank depiction of drug addiction and sex was the source of an obscenity trial in 1963 and the book was banned in England. His other literary works included The Outsiders (1961), a collection of stories and a revision of Young Adam, and Man at Leisure (1972) a collection of poems.

In the 1960’s, Trocchi devoted most of his energy toward organizing a broad collaboration of international underground movements under the auspices of what he called the Sigma Project. It was an eclectic and protean effort, with no concrete direction, but with a wide focus. The Sigma Project resulted on more than 30 varied publications, and attracted a great deal of attention.

Although it took up much of his time, Sigma was only one of Trocchi’s activities in the 1960’s. He also organized the 1965 Albert Hall poetry reading, which brought the work of Allen Ginsberg, Laurence Ferlinghetti, and others to the attention of a large British audience. He was visiting lecturer in sculpture at St. Martin’s School of Art (London), and he translated the work of a number of French novelists, including Andre Pieyre de Mandiargues, Jan Cremer, Harriet Daimler. Rene de Obaldia and Valentine Penrose. He also wrote his only nonfiction book, Drugs of the Mind, published in 1970.

Prolific as he was, Trocchi’s activities waned during the last 15 years of his life. Although he was ostensibly working on a sequel to Cain’s Book and an unpublished novel called The Long Book, he was actually too ill much of the time to accomplish much. His lifelong addiction to heroin eventually incapacitated him and he died in 1984.

Administrative Information

Repository: MS Manuscripts

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 825. Purchase from Betram Rota Ltd., 1967: May 22

Accession number 845. Purchase from Betram Rota Ltd., 1967: August 15

Accession number 847. Purchase from Wallrich Books, 1967: July

Accession number 848. Purchase from Henry Wenning, 1967: August 22

Accession number 907. Purchase from Wallrich Books, 1968: April 3

Accession number 974. Purchase from Wallrich Books, 1968: August 20

Accession number 1101. Purchase from Wallrich Books, 1969: October 28

Accession number 1123. Purchase from Wallrich Books, 1969: December 17

Accession number 1270. Purchase from Wallrich Books, 1971: April 21

Accession number 1331. Wallrich Books, 1972: January

Accession number 23025. Unknown

Accession number 23945. Purchase from Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, Inc., 2009: September 15

Accession number 2013.005. Purchase from Magg Brothers, Ltd., 2013: January 18

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


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence, Box 1-12],
[Series 2: Manuscripts, Box 12-29],
[Series 3: Material Toward Books, Box 30-36],
[Series 4: Merlin, Box 36-37],
[Series 5: Sigma, Box 38-45],
[Series 6: Other Projects and Subject Files, Box 45-48],
[Series 7: Manuscripts by Others, Box 48-51],
[Series 8: Ephemera, Box 51-55],
[Series 9: Personal Papers, Box 55-62],
[Series 10: Print Material, Box 63-65],
[Series 11: Realia, Box 66],
[All]

Series 2: Manuscripts, Box 12-29Add to your cart.
Manuscripts consists material by Trocchi, arranged into stories, essays, poems, translations, journals and notebooks, notes, and miscellaneous manuscripts
Sub-Series 1: Stories, Box 12Add to your cart.
Stories consists of individual stories by Trocchi, arranged alphabetically by title or first line. If known, stories have been marked as unpublished
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 6: "Archy the Cockroach"Add to your cart.

Typescript [computer printout], 24 pages.

Originally housed in an unmarked yellow folder.

Folder 7: A Being of DistancesAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 10 pages [incomplete]; Typescript [photocopy], 9 pages [incomplete]; Typescript [photocopy], 14 pages. Published in The Outsiders. 3 items
Folder 8: The Curlew [unpublished]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 3 pages [incomplete]
Folder 9: The Earthbound [unpublished]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 9 pages
Folder 10: The End of the Holidays [unpublished]Add to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 12 pages
Folder 11: The Faces of Clem [unpublished]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 5 pages
Folder 12: Fragment From a Diary of a Man Found Gassed in a Glasgow Slum [unpublished]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 4 pages
Folder 13: A Little Geography Lesson for My Sons and Daughters, 1950-1951Add to your cart.
Typescript with autograph corrections, marked "First Draft, December 1950," 2 pages; typescript, 2 pages; typescript marked "Paris, March 1951," 3 pages; autograph fragments with drawing and note "Possibly rewrite in verse illustrations throughout?," 2 pages. Poem version published in Man at Leisure. 4 items
Folder 14: A Meeting, 1952Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 16 pages and page proofs from Merlin, volume 1, number 1 (May 1952), 10 pages. Published in Merlin and The Outsiders. 2 items
Folder 15: Peter PierceAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 16 pages. Published in The Outsiders
Folder 16: The Rum and the PelicanAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 11 pages. Adapted from an episode in James Fidler. Published in Merlin, volume 2, number 3 (1954)
Folder 17: The Sin Against Benjamin [unpublished]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 6 pages
Folder 18: Tapeworm [unpublished], 1946Add to your cart.
Typescript, 12 pages
Folder 19: "We had left Paris to get away from the crowd"Add to your cart.
Typescript, 6 pages with autograph corrections and notes
Folder 20: "Within the roscid arc of Bengal lights and Roman candles a worm of despair twitches"Add to your cart.
Typescript, 3 pages. From Young Adam
Folder 21: "The woman behind the cash register had red hair" [unpublished]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 12 pages with a cover sheet marked "Ms Unpublished Story"
Sub-Series 2: Essays, Box 13Add to your cart.
Essays consists of individual essays, book reviews or articles by Trocchi, arranged alphabetically by title, first line, or topic
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Bradley's View of the Relation between Thought and RealityAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 11 pages with reader's marks and comments
Folder 2: CensorshipAdd to your cart.
Autograph, 5 pages. Marked "Notes for talk Southamption University"
Folder 3: The Development of Ideas in Keats's PoetryAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 4 pages
Folder 4: Don't Ask Your Grannie, 1963Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 7 pages with title page, dated 1963: June 5, with autograph note "Final typescript + earlier versions of essay for Scotsman (?) published July 1963." Also, 18 loose typescript pages, all numbered between 2 and 5 inclusive, but in no particular order. 2 items
Folder 5: Drugs and CreativityAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 3 pages with autograph notes, one of which states that the piece was intended for a projected anthology with William Burroughs
Folder 6: Dryden Created the Character He Destroyed: Can the Same Be Said of Pope?Add to your cart.
Typescript, 5 pages with reader's marginalia
Folder 7: Dryden's Satire: Theory and PracticeAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy] with corrections, 5 pages
Folder 8: The Future of the Novel, 1962: AugustAdd to your cart.
Autograph, 7 pages, written for Edinburgh Festival
Folder 9: General Theory of Literary CriticismAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 73 pages. Accumulation of possible sections thereof, with excerpts from and comment on a variety of literary theorists, aestheticians, and poets. Subjects include I.A. Richards, T.S. Eliot, Aristotle, Herbert Read, Benedetto Croce, Shelley, and Keats
Folder 10: The Hens' ConventionAdd to your cart.

Typescript and typescript [carbon], 15 pages. Also includes typescript, 1 page "The general philosophy against which any serious rebel..."

Originally housed in a yellow folder marked "The Hens Convention"

Folder 11: John Donne and the Baroque DoubtAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 8 pages and autograph manuscript of principal section of same, 4 pages. This essay, which includes an appended section on "Metaphysical Poetry: Examples and Comments," appears in fact to be a misplaced portion of the "General Theory of Literary Criticism" rather than a separate effort. 2 items
Folder 12: "Judgment" in Bradley's LogicAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 6 pages
Folder 13: Knowledge and PerceptionAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 11 pages with reader's comments
Folder 14: [Letter from Paris], 1951Add to your cart.
Typescript with corrections, 2 pages. Deals largely with communism on the French intellectual scene
Folder 15: Marlowe: JonsonAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 6 pages with corrections and reader's annotations and comments
Folder 16: Max Frisch's A Wildreness of Mirrors [review]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 6 pages. Also includes two letters from New Society.
Folder 17: [Milton's poetry]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 11 pages
Folder 18: The Nature and the Validity of the Allegory in Spenser's "Faerie Queene"Add to your cart.
Typescript, 13 pages with reader's annotations
Folder 19: [Notes for a final] Manifesto, 1961: AugustAdd to your cart.
Autograph, 6 pages
Folder 20: Notes for an Essay on Imagination and FancyAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 8 pages with reader's comments
Folder 21: The Problem of Dangerous DrugsAdd to your cart.
Typescript and autograph, 1 page
Folder 22: Refer the Canterbury Tales to the main types of mediaeval story they represent and examine Chaucer's use of one or two of the typesAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 6 pages with reader's comments
Folder 23: Review of Obscene by Ludwig MarcuseAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page. Written for New Society
Folder 24: "Say I am a bowman"Add to your cart.

Autograph, 13 pages. Largely on the Palestinian question.

Originally housed in a blue envelope folder marked "Recent Writings"

Folder 25: [Shakespeare essays]Add to your cart.
[Fragment on Shakespear's tragedies]: typescript, 2 pages [incomplete], with partial draft of same, typescript, 1 page. "Shakespeare's Comic Method," typescript, 4 pages [incomplete: pages 1, 2, 5, & 6 of a longer essay], with partial draft or later version of same titled "A Note on Shakespearian Comedy," typescript, 1 page. 4 items
Folder 26: [Shakespeare's last plays]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 5 pages with reader's comments
Folder 27: The Technique of the Coup du Monde, 1962: OctoberAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 31 pages and cover sheet with extensive autograph corrections, revisions, and insertions. The cover sheet contains a handwritten note: "Alexander TROCCHI / Oct. 1962 / Article probably to be published in Encounter. Trocchi disliked the first version & produced the final form by amending this TS of it."
Folder 28: Utopiates: The Use & Users of LSD 25 by Richard Blum et al. [review]Add to your cart.
Autograph, typescript, and typescript [carbon], 9 pages
Folder 29: Value and ValuationAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 29 pages with reader's comments. A handwritten note on page 1 reads "essay by AT at Glasgow U."
Folder 30: What is Pope trying to do in 'Eloisa and Abelard'?Add to your cart.
Typescript, 10 pages with cover sheet. The latter is marked "Alexander TROCCHI / Ordinary English Essay" and contains an instructor's comment
Folder 31: "When the admiral of the fleet...", circa 1961Add to your cart.
Autograph, 13 pages with minimal revisions. Essay concerning aspects of drug addiction. Noted at top of page 1 in blue and green ink “Notes on the problem of drugs with special reference to death of Jim Ross -- hanged himself in London prison cell.” Complete Pages numbered 1-12 at the bottom and signed on page 12 in red ink
Folder 32: WordsworthAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 4 pages with autograph note on page 4 verso
Folder 33: "You can cure a haddock or a pig's knucke"Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 pages. Article written for New Society
Folder 34: Zen BuddhismAdd to your cart.

Typescript, 3 pages. Review of Living Zen by Robert Linssen, The Spirit of Zen by Alan W. Watts, and Manual of Zen Buddhism by D.T. Suzuki.

Originally housed in a brown folder marked "Zen Buddhism"

Sub-Series 3: Poems, Box 13-15Add to your cart.
Poems consists of individual poems by Trocchi, arranged alphabetically by title or first line
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Advt.Add to your cart.
Autograph, 1 page; autograph [carbon], 1 page; and typescript [photocopy], 1 page. 3 items. Published in Man at Leisure
Folder 36: The Aggluttonous UnderneathAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Folder 37: "& what are you writing, sir, she said"Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy] with autograph corrections, 1 page
Folder 38: AssignationAdd to your cart.
Typescript and typescript [carbon], 2 pages
Folder 39: "Assuming there is hesitation"Add to your cart.
Typescript, 3 pages
Folder 40: BelindaAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 1 page, headed "tabula rasa (phase A)" and typescript, 1 page. 2 items. Published in Man at Leisure
Folder 41: "Between the writing"Add to your cart.

Typescript [carbon], 1 page.

Originally housed in a yellow folder marked "Jaquline and Margo (Alex daughters)"

Folder 42: Beware of the BoarhuntAdd to your cart.
Autograph, 2 pages; typescript  with autograph corrections, 1 page; and typescript (photocopy), 1 page. 3 items. Published in Man at Leisure
Folder 43: The Bleach CountryAdd to your cart.
Autograph, 1 page; typescript with autograph corrections, 2 pages; typescript, 1 page; and typescript (photocopy), 1 page. 4 items
Folder 44: [Boxes]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page titled "Political Solution" and typescript, 1 page "General Apathy" with lines from "Man at Leisure." 2 items. Published in Man at Leisure. See also "Of being invented"
Folder 45: The Broken Ikon, circa 1947-1948Add to your cart.
Autograph, 7 pages.  Written at Garronhead, Balfron Station, Stirlingshire
Folder 46: The Brown Land, 1951Add to your cart.
Autograph draft , 2 pages; typescript draft with autograph corrections, 2 pages; typescript, 1 page; typescript [photocopy], 6 pages.  9 items. Published in Man at Leisure
Folder 47: Canzone Para Los Otros ChifladosAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Folder 48: Children of AlbionAdd to your cart.
Galley proofs [photocopy], 3 pages. Trocchi's contribution to the anthology of poetry edited by Michael Horovitz includes "The Man and the Moon," "Myrtle with the Light Blue Hair," "He Tastes History with a Yellow Tooth," and "LSD." Also includes correspondence concerning the galley proofs, 4 items
Folder 49: Civil LibertiesAdd to your cart.
Autograph, 2 pages
Folder 50: [Conception], 1953Add to your cart.
Autograph, 1 page and typescript with autograph corrections titled "The Birth of the Poet," 1 page.  2 items. Published in Man at Leisure
Folder 51: "Le Copain de Soi-Meme", 1951Add to your cart.
Autograph draft, 2 pages. (Cap d'Ail 1951) 2 items
Folder 52: The Dark Woman, 1951Add to your cart.
Autograph, 2 pages; typescript and typescript [photocopy], 5 pages. 6 items
Folder 53: "The dead star"Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page. On verso is an untitled typescript poem or fragment beginning, "I cannot tell how to say that the ear of corn"
Folder 54: Did I Meet You In Persopolis?, 1970Add to your cart.
Autograph, 3 pages; autograph [carbon], 2 pages; typescript, 1 page. 4 items. Published in Man at Leisure
Folder 55: The Dirge of Life, 1944Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 9 pages
Folder 56: A Dream of Cain, 1948Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 pages
Folder 57: The Dull Green Jar, 1946Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 pages
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Encounter, 1951: OctoberAdd to your cart.
Autograph, 1 page
Folder 2: L'enfer...C'est Les Autres: ViewsAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 2 pages (includes the first 6 stanzas of "L S D"); typescript, 2 pages; and typescript [carbon], 1 page. 3 items. L'Enfer..." and "L S D" published in Man at Leisure. See also "Notes" and "Sad' Poems"
Folder 3: "English gentlemen can't write poetry"Add to your cart.
Autograph, 1 page
Folder 4: "floated away from him"Add to your cart.
Autograph, 1 page
Folder 5: "For Barry Ellis"Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Folder 6: For LynAdd to your cart.
Autograph, 1 page; typescript with autograph correction, 1 page; typescript [photocopy], 1 page with first stanza of "L'enfer...C'est les autres;" and typescript [photocopy], 1 page also including two other poems, "The Man and the Moon" and "Pot of Gold" (later "Conception"). 4 items. "L'Enfer...," "Conception," and "The Man And The Moon" published in Man at Leisure. "For Lyn" was the dedication to Man at Leisure in one manuscript version
Folder 7: "the glorious dead"Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 pages
Folder 8: GoldAdd to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page
Folder 9: "Having died daily"Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Folder 10: He Tasted History With A Yellow ToothAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 8 pages. 8 items. Published in Man at Leisure
Folder 11: HeyAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Folder 12: How at Thebes Tiresias, the Prophet, 1951Add to your cart.

Autograph and notes, 8 pages

Autograph fragments, 4 pages.

Typescript in 6 sections as “The Virgin and the Rose,” 15 pages. Missing page 16.

Typescript in 6 sections, untitled, complete with extensive annotations in Christopher Logue’s hand, 12 pages.

Typescript [photocopy], 8 pages

Typescript of opening sections as “The Thin Harpist” with autograph corrections, 3 pages

Typescript with autograph corrections, 18 pages

Typescript [photocopy] with autograph corrections, 10 pages

Typescript and typescript [carbon] of section I, 9 pages

Typescript and typescript [carbon] of section I and first 2 stanzas of section II, 8 pages

Typescript and typescript [photocopy] fragments of section II, 11 pages

Typescript and typescript [carbon] of section III as “Falstaff” ascribed to “James Fidler,” 6 pages

Typescript and typescript [carbon] of section IV, 5 pages

28 items. Section III published as “Falstaff” in Merlin, Volume I, Number 1. Entire poem published in 5 sections in Man at Leisure.

Folder 13: "I was like she was"Add to your cart.
Autograph, 1 page
Folder 14: In Memoriam, 1945Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 pages. 2 items
Folder 15: [In Pursuit of Woman]Add to your cart.
Autograph, 1 page as "The Connoisseur." Published in Man at Leisure
Folder 16: In The White Bowl Of Yr ThighsAdd to your cart.
Typescript [carbon] , 1 page with autograph correction. Published in Man at Leisure
Folder 17: [Into My Church]Add to your cart.
Partial autograph beginning, 1 page.  Also the poem "21" is another verison of these same lines. Typescript with autograph corrections as "Poem" beginning with lines from the short poem later titled "Fear," 1 page. "Into My Church," "21," and "Fear" published in Man at Leisure
Folder 18: The Last Question, 1949Add to your cart.
Typescript, 3 pages
Folder 19: Lessons Fr Boys & GirlsAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 1 page on verso of press release/subscription sheet for the sigma portfolio and typescript [photocopy] fragment, 1 page. Also includes tear sheet signed by Trocchi with Come and Go by Samuel Beckett on verso, 1 page
Folder 20: Letters to ContemporariesAdd to your cart.
Typescript of section 1 (as "Letters from a Contemporary" with "to" typed in above "from") on Sigma stationery, 1page.  Published in Man at Leisure
Folder 21: A Little Geography Lesson For My Sons and Daughters, 1950-1961Add to your cart.
Typescript with autograph correction, 8 pages; typescript [carbon], 16 pages; typescript and typescript [carbon] of fragment (opening lines), 3 pages; typescript [carbon] with autograph corrections, 3 pages; and typescript and typescript [carbon] of final version, 9 pages. 12 items. Published in Man at Leisure. For an early prose version of this poem, see under Series II.1 Stories
Folder 22: "The lock gives way beneath their blows"Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page. Perhaps a collaborative poem, signed "M.F. / R. Lee / A. T."
Folder 23: "lord finecat is like that"Add to your cart.
Typescript and typescript [carbon], 2 pages. Typescript [carbon] with autograph addition, 1 page. 3 items
Folder 24: The Lost Chord, 1946Add to your cart.
Typescript, 3 pages
Folder 25: [Love Poem]Add to your cart.
Autograph fragment, 1 page; untitled typescript with autograph corrections, 1 page; and typescript [carbon], 1 page.  3 items. Published in Man at Leisure
Folder 26: L S D, 1951Add to your cart.
Early typescript with autograph correction, 1 page; typescript [carbon], 2 pages; typescript, 2 pages; 1st page of typescript of final version, 1 page; and typescript [carbon] of final version, 6 pages.  8 items. Published in Man at Leisure
Folder 27: The Man and the Moon, 1951Add to your cart.
Typescript with autograph corrections, 1 page - title changed from "The Cash Register and the Scarecrow;" typescript and typescript [carbon], 6 pages. 7 items Published in Man at Leisure
Folder 28: Man at LeisureAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy] with autograph correction, 1 page and typescript fragment "Obscene," on verso of Sigma release (s.p. #12), 1 p. Both published in Man at Leisure.  See also [Boxes] and Notes
Folder 29: MarilynAdd to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page.  Includes fragment of an early draft of "Love Poem.' Both published in Man at Leisure
Folder 30: MondayAdd to your cart.
Autograph, 2 pages
Folder 31: Myrtle AgainAdd to your cart.
Autograph, 1 page.  Published in Man at Leisure
Folder 32-33: Myrtle With the Light Blue HairAdd to your cart.
Autograph, 3 pages; typescript with autograph corrections, 2 pages; typescript [carbon], 9 pages; typescript, 1 page.  12 items. Published in Man at Leisure.  Additional typescript, 1 page originally housed in brown folder marked "Sigma: Cultural Engineering: Project 'Projects': 2. The Holding Company"
Folder 34: Nocturne, 1948Add to your cart.
Typescript, 3 pages
Folder 35: Notes, 1951Add to your cart.

Autograph notes including a draft of section (ii), 2 pages; early typescript version comprised of section (i) followed by 3 earlier short poems ["Two Thoughts" (Chatham 1944), "Of a Shadow" (Glasgow 1946), and "The Eumenides" (Glasgow 1945)], 3 pages; typescript draft section, "On the Sad Fate of a Very Dear Friend," [not used in any extant version], 1 page; typescript version in 6 sections, 2 pages; typescript with autograph addition, 4 pages; typescript [photocopy], 10 pages. 9 items

This draft poem in (ultimately) 8 sections contains the germs of several later poems. Four appeared in later versions in Man at Leisure: section (ii), "A young poet," supplied the epigraph for "Man at Leisure;" section (iv), "Pot of Gold" is an early draft of "Conception;" section (vi), "What is that?" appeared virtually unchanged; and section (vii), "L'enfer...c'est les autres," became the opening lines of the poem of that name. In addition, section (iii), "Yoghurt & Sorge," exists as "Yogart and Sorge."

Folder 36: ObsceneAdd to your cart.
Typescript and typescript [carbon] of section I (as "on a lavatory wall:"), 2 pages. 2 items. Published in Man at Leisure
Folder 37: "Of being invented"Add to your cart.
Typescript fragment of a longer work, 1 page. Includes 3 lines ("Things is nice scented...") later incorporated into "Boxes"
Folder 38: Poem ("My god is the god of the magnetic mountain"), 1948Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 pages
Folder 39: PortraitAdd to your cart.
Autograph, 2 pages. Section (i) became the published poem--section (ii) has been cut out of the sheet of paper and lies loose. Typescript, 4 pages and typescript [carbon], 3 pages. 7 items. Published in Man at Leisure
Folder 40: A Prolegomena to PraxisAdd to your cart.
Typescript early draft (as "taktix"), 1  page; typescript [carbon] draft fragment with autograph correction, 1 page; autograph fragment and carbon, 2 pages. 4 items. Published in Man at Leisure
Folder 41: ...P.S.Add to your cart.
Typescript, 2 pages. 2 items
Folder 42: RedAdd to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page
Folder 43: The Sacred GroveAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Folder 44: Sad' PoemsAdd to your cart.
Typescript as Notes for The Sad' Poems, 1 page; typescript [carbon] as Notes for The Sad' Poems with text extended by three sections later to become the final sections of "L'Enfer...C'Est Les Autres," 2 pages; Typescript with autograph corrections as The Sad' Poems, 3 pages; and typescript [carbon] as The Sad' Poem with autograph corrections, 2 pages [incomplete]. 4 items. Both poems published in Man at Leisure
Folder 45: "She was a rancid lass"Add to your cart.
Typescript [carbon] with autograph additions, 1 page
Folder 46: SigmaAdd to your cart.
Typescript and typescript [carbon], 2 pages. 2 items. Published in Man at Leisure
Folder 47: "Silk-sleek, Brown-thighs", 1951Add to your cart.
Autograph, 1 page
Folder 48: "The son of God"Add to your cart.
Typescript and typescript [carbon], 3 pages. 3 items
Folder 49: Song ("Gather my thoughts, Betty")Add to your cart.
Typescript with autograph notes on verso, 1 page
Folder 50: A Song for My AncestorsAdd to your cart.
Typescript with autograph corrections, 1 page; typescript, 1 page; and typescript [carbon], 1 page. 3 items
Folder 51: soSSosAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Folder 52: The Stinking CauldronAdd to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 2 pages. 2 items. Published in Man at Leisure
Folder 53: To an English LadyAdd to your cart.
Autograph draft on verso of canceled typscript of "In Memoriam," 1 page; typescript, 2 pages; and typescript [carbon], 1 page. (See also "Two Songs") 4 items
Folder 54: Turn off that Radio, FriendAdd to your cart.
Typescript and typescript [carbon], 2 pages. 2 items
Folder 55: Two SongsAdd to your cart.
Typescript and typescript [carbon], 3 pages. 3 items
Folder 56: The Water Spout, 1951Add to your cart.
Autograhp, 1 page; typescript with autograph corrections, 1 page; typescript, 1 page; and typescript [carbon], 1 page. 4 items. Published in Man at Leisure
Folder 57: "What has been given cannot"Add to your cart.
Typescript fragment, 1 page
Folder 58: What is That?Add to your cart.
Typescript with autograph additions, 1 page; typescript [carbon], 2 pages; typescript as section 1 of a poem called "On Love (An essay for Alexander Pope, maker)" with autograph marginalia, 1 page. 4 items. Published in Man at Leisure. (See also "Notes")
Folder 59: "When I was young and fourteen"Add to your cart.
Typescript fragment with autograph draft lines on verso, 1 page
Folder 60: Wind From the Bosphorus, 1951Add to your cart.
Autograph, 2 pages, verso includes canceled typescript poem ("Poem") beginning "When I died;" typescript with autograph corrections, 3 pages; typescript and typescript [carbon], 7 pages.  8 items. Published in Man at Leisure
Folder 61: The Worldly Wisdom of Cdr. T. Taskmaster Disaster, R.N.Add to your cart.
Typescript [carbon] fragment, 1 page; typescript and typescript [carbon] of 2nd section as "The Sayings Cmdr Ethelred T Disaster", 2 pages. 3 items. Published in Man at Leisure
Folder 62: Yogart and SorgeAdd to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page and typescript fragment, 1 page. 2 items
Box 15Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Miscellaneous poetry worksheetsAdd to your cart.
Autograph, typescript, and typescript [carbon] fragments, 21 pages
Folder 2: Poetry [Not in "Man at Leisure"]Add to your cart.
Originally housed in a blue folder marked Poetry [Not in "Man at Leisure"]
Item 1: "...his will, the naked machete"Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 2: "O Sally Child, will you talk to me?"Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 3: "I had a son"Add to your cart.
Typescript and typescript [photocopy], 2 pages
Item 4: " My darling, Sally who..."Add to your cart.
Autograph, 1 page
Item 5: "Don't you see"Add to your cart.
Autograph, 2 pages
Item 6: "As the wounds of Naaman are red wounds"Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 7: The Sacred Grove, 1957: AprilAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 11 pages
Item 8: For Elizabeth, 1946: JuneAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 9: Untitled collection of poemsAdd to your cart.

Did I Meet You in Persopolis? (Typescript, 1 page)

Belinda (Typescript, 1 page)

Marilyn (Typescript, 1 page)

"Her commands" (Typescript, 1 page)

The White Geese of Dover (Typescript, 3 pages)

In the White Bowl of Yr Thighs (Typescript, 1 page)

Birth (Typescript, 1 page)

Advt. (Typescript, 1 page)

A Prolegomana to Praxis (Typescript, 1 page)

Item 10: "Stone walls do not a heaven make"Add to your cart.
Autograph, 1 page
Item 11: "They think they've..."Add to your cart.
Autograph, 1 page
Item 12: "A buzz bright spot spread"Add to your cart.
Autograph, 1 page
Item 13: "I would have talked..."Add to your cart.
Autograph, 1 page
Item 14: "To write"Add to your cart.
Autograph, 1 page
Item 15: "Green in garden peas"Add to your cart.
Autograph, 1 page
Folder 3: Poetry in ProgressAdd to your cart.

2 page autograph, poem “Bullet” written on graph paper

1 page typescript drafts of poem with one draft in autograph not in Trocchi's hand, “Oh God Save OZ one and all...,” written on the reverse of Ink headed notepaper circa1971 during the OZ school kids trial

2 page typescript and carbon “Sigmatic Consternation”

2 page typescript and carbon “Held for Seventy Two on a Thirteen O Five” with autograph alterations

1 page typescript “Contemp-orary Logic”

2 page typescript “Once at the Top of the Dropper” with carbon of different version “Once, In a Glass Dropper”

1 page carbon “silent sick souls...”

2 page typescript of nine untitled poems “Flame on wild fire...”

1 page typescript two untitled poems “People marching down a hill...” with profile portrait drawing on reverse possibly by Trocchi

Pages 1-3 typescript “Islands”

1 page typescript of eight poems “Helen”

1 page proof from Man At Leisure “Bubonics”

1 page typescript of four untitled poems “Through dust laden sunbeams...”

2 page typescript of six untitled poems “I cherish in my battered heart...”

1 page typescript prose work “The Sigmatic Egg or Count Trocchi at Moonlight” with autograph alterations seemingly not in Trocchi's hand

4 pages of miscellaneous typescripts and carbons of untitled poems probably not by Trocchi, “hot days of when...”

1 page autograph note not in Trocchi's hand concerning poems extracted for Evergreen Review

Originally housed in a brown file marked "Poetry in Progress"

Sub-Series 4: Translations, Box 15-18Add to your cart.
Translations consists of translations by Trocchi, arranged alphabetically by author's last name
Box 15Add to your cart.
Folder 4: I Jan Cremer by Jan CremerAdd to your cart.

Partial typescript, pages 1-59, 61-70, 72-95. Different papers and typefaces. As the translation was a collaboration this could comprise Trocchi's contribution.  Page 6 unidentified typescript.

Originally housed in brown file marked "Ik Jan Cremer"

Folder 5-6: The Girl on a Motorcycle by Andre Pieyre de MandiarguesAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Corrected typescript [carbon], Folder 5Add to your cart.
151 pages. Pages misnumbered, 148-151. Notes laid in state that paragraphs are missing, which is not the case; conforms to the 1966 English edition.
Item 2: Notes, Folder 6Add to your cart.
Autograph, 17 pages
Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 1-6: The Centenarian by Rene de ObadiaAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Typescript, Folders 1-5Add to your cart.

102 pages. Pages 1-8, 10-15, 17-69, which has the appearance of a professional typists copy. Includes a few autograph alterations not in Trocchi's hand.  Separate typescript of the same, pages 77-111, not a professional produced typescript with a number of autograph lterations possibly by Trocchi.  Also includes a paperback copy of 'Le Centenaire' by Rene de Obadia, pages 7-184 (missing wrappers).  Appears to be copy Trocchi used to make the translation.

Originally housed in brown file marked "The Centenarian"

Item 2: Typescript, Folder 6Add to your cart.
1 86 pages, missing page 16. Has the appearance of a professional typist though various typefaces and paper stocks are used. Originally housed in brown file marked "The Centenarian"
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 1-3: The Centenarian by Rene de ObadiaAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Typescript, Folder 1-2Add to your cart.

182 pages. Different papers, ribbons and typefaces, many autograph additions, corrections and alterations, some by Trocchi. Also one typescript page Index of Principal Events.

The preliminary translation of this was done by Beba Lavrin. Originally housed in a brown file marked 'Manuscript of "The Centenarian" Translated By A.Trocchi'

Item 4: Typescript, Folder 3Add to your cart.
pages 1 and 7-33
Folder 4: La Gana by Jean DouassotAdd to your cart.
Paperback copy of La Gana. Only pages 497-528 and 545-560.  Appears to be the copy used by Trocchi for his translation and bears autograph markings by him
Folder 5: Little Ballad of Three Rivers by Federico Garcia LorcaAdd to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page
Folder 6-7: The Business of Living by Cesare PaveseAdd to your cart.

Typescript list of ammendements made to the original text, pages 1-6; partial typescript manuscript of Trocchi's translation  by professsional typist, pages 15-65 and 97-101; typescript [carbon]. pages 97-121; typescript list of addenda to previous manuscript, 14 pages; and typescript Pavese Final Addenda, 2 pages.

Originally housed in brown file marked "Pavese Manuscript"

Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 1-8: La Comtesse Sanglante by Valentine PenroseAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Paperback copy of La Comtesse Sanglante, Folder 1, 1962Add to your cart.
Missing wrappers and pages 7-28, 31-110, 113-235. Appears to be the copy used by Trocchi for his translation and bears autograph markings by him
Item 2: Chapter 1 of translation, Folder 2Add to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 21 pages with typescript [carbon], 3 pages introduction by Beba Lavrin
Item 3: Notes for Bloody Duchess, Folder 3Add to your cart.
Autograph, 2 pages. Seemingly not in Trocchi's hand
Item 4: Typescript and typescript [carbons], Folders 4-8Add to your cart.

206 pages, unsorted on various paper stocks and using various typefaces, probably more or less complete.

Originally housed in a brown unmarked folder

Sub-Series 5: Journals and Notebooks, Box 19-24Add to your cart.
Journals and Notebooks consists of Trocchi's journal and notebooks with autograph enteries by Trocchi, arrranged chronologically by the first date noted in each journal if known
Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Includes "Roses by Juan Gris...This seems to me a sufficiently precise illustration -- I call the picture unreservedly GREAT. Doing so, I pledge my critical ability. 29.xii.47....4.i.48. Ezra Pound. Whenever I take up one of his books I feel there is a hard core of sanity beneath his "imputed lunacy.", 1947: December 29 - 1948 [April]Add to your cart.
Autograph, 42 pages. Cover title "Lectures on Butt-Ends." 5.5 x 9" with blue wrappers.
Folder 2: Includes "The True Testament of Joseph Necchi", Rimbaud, Camus, "Looking back from page 200 it occurs to me that Cain's Book is just the beginning," etc. Note by Trocchi on cover, "Notebook 1950-60. Paris - U.S.A. Contains various poems.", 1950-1960Add to your cart.
Autograph, 18 pages. 5 x 7.75" Spiral notebook with brown back cover. Missing front cover.
Folder 3: Includes notes on Shakespeare's history plays, Circa 1950Add to your cart.
Autograph, 83 pages. 4 x 6.5" bound with brown covers. S.O. Book 137
Folder 4: Includes "A diaristic itinerary" and "I have been tied up in Gagny." Mentions having completed parts of "Young Adam," "A Little Geography Lesson for My Sons and Daughters," and "Wind from the Bosphorous." Also includes Trocchi's attitudes toward existentialism, Sartre-Camus split, and linguistics, 1951: April 4 - MayAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 15 loose pages.
Folder 5: Includes "4.ix.'51 Camped outside Paris: mud, dripping water, mosquitos; & the rain. Money short as usual...The past is tight; but within broad limits the future is tight also. I meet my future through my attitudes which have a certain resilience even in the face of catastophe...I did not decide to leave the city of G. I was DECIDED....15.ix.'51. Saw Paris for the last time for how long?...Sometimes, wandering about the city during the summer, I would catch a glimpse of myself in a shop window; a longhaired ill-clad creature, unshaven, an anonymous member of the army of foreign shufflers who walk Paris streets. I could detect it too in the faces of the tourists....Leaving Glasgow, it was as tho' I had never been there at all; those that did [or] do remember me remember me [only] as a fool who wanted to write & who has since disappeared leaving no trace. Leaving Paris it is different. I want to leave but I have been there & I am remembered by a few, not as a freak, but as a serious writer....13 October 1951...away from Paris I think one can see more in perspective precisely what it means. It means a spiritual `feather-bed', a community of apparently-striving men, so that you're not alone....I'm not interested in the `atmospherics' of being a writer: I'm interested in writing; & here, stuck on a piece of wasteground with the sea on 3 sides I can't kid myself. Write, you bastard, write!"  Includes note stating "Diary Abandoned", 1951: September 14 - October 13Add to your cart.
Autograph, 14 loose pages
Folder 6: Includes "Get hold of all remaining copies of Camus-Sartre editorials...Chronicle of proceedings against homosexuals in England--Gielgud case....The finding out of new things about the world must be preceded by the invention of terms (symbols) to express them....The autobiography of W. Hadden...", 1952Add to your cart.
Autograph, 51 pages. 6.25 x 9.5" with brown wrappers.
Folder 7: Includes "Dieppe: Grey day in August; sky with luminous patches....The pale red wreck/ in the lobster shell/ is wound round/ in the womb of the sea....", circa 1952Add to your cart.
Autograph, 39 pages. 4 x 5.75". Spiral notebook with blue covers
Folder 8: Includes sketches, notes, poems..."When Philip Gunn made his exit from the Central Station, he removed his Bersolino hat...", circa 1953Add to your cart.
Autograph, 23 pages. 6.25 x 9.5" Spiral notebook with brown covers
Folder 9: Includes "Overseer;" "The European Neutralist;" "Merlin respresents the gradual articulation of the views and attitudes of a group of writers in Paris & of those writers whose attitudes are relatively proximate. Our main thesis is that `literature' is not an autonomous realm of objective significant entities, or rather, OUR MAIN PRACTICAL DECISION IS THAT THIS IS NOT OUR ATTITUDE TOWARDS LITERATURE;" "Wittgenstein;" "Three criticisms of Austryn [Wainhouse]'s literary style;" "After a moment, I took off my coat & threw it down under the truck. I sat down and looked up at her. She hesitated....", circa 1954Add to your cart.
Autograph, 51 pages. 7.5 x 11.75" Spiral notebook with red covers
Folder 10: Includes "The development of technique in fiction is a constant movement towards purity of expression, towards an elimination of all foreign elements: -- exit the author, description, etc...;" "Does Joyce's technical achievement refute this?;" Henry James; Ford Madox Ford; "Psychology: Fielding, Eliot;" Proust;  first person narrative; etc., circa late 1950sAdd to your cart.
Autograph, 21 pages. 5.5 x 9" with blue wrappers. Titled "Lectures on Technical Notes"
Folder 11: Includes "Au prison --at last --the Tombs. I always wondered whether it would happen like this...", [1961: April 27]Add to your cart.
Autograph, 3 pages.  4.25 x 6" with blue wrappers.  Single entry made in pencil on torn typed letter signed from Albert J. Berube, 1961: February 23.  Notebook created from International Certificate of Vaccination or Revaccination Again Smallpox form. Also includes vaccination record for Marcus Trocchi
Box 20Add to your cart.
Folder 1-2: Includes, “How I came to want to Get Off,” “That man is most free who is capable still of choosing to act counter to his most cherished beliefs...,” “Opium: Notes,” 6 page typescript “Now it is a game I am going to play...these words are written to kill...” with autograph alterations, “Meanwhile whatever the cause...” [on the setting up of International Cultural Enterprises Ltd, a sigmatic centre in London], “In the Mohave desert...,” “Cosmological Blueprint,” “On Censorship,” “Pensees, en plus,” “The Cosmological Circular,” “Mr Trocchi calls his artefact...” [on the setting up of Sigma...”Mr Alexander Trocchi is presently in London where he is contemplating the establishment of a sigma situation...”], “What is Sigma,” “Sigma, notes towards the tactical revaluation,” transcript of conversation between Trocchi and R.D. Laing, “Notes for the pornographer,” and more. Loosely inserted: typed note covered with autograph additions [missing]; “Letter For Girodias” [missing]; 8 page pamphlet “Peter Russell Publications;” 4 page prospectus for Peter Russell's “The Golden Chain;” and envelope to Trocchi from The Village Voice, circa 1962-1970Add to your cart.
Autograph, 143 pages. 9.25 x 13.25" Peg-bound book with painted cover Trocchi and labled on spine "International Cultural Enterprises"
Folder 3: Includes satiric poems, poems on narcotics, draft of letter to William S. Burroughs, drafts of statement on Sigma, wife's attitude after drug session, sketches, notes on Dalwood, Toynbee, epistemology and language, draft of review, 1963-1966Add to your cart.
Autograph, 127 pages. 5.75 x 8.25" Hardbound with painted cover by Trocchi
Folder 4: Includes Sigma concerns and ideas such as Sigma postcards, sigma chart for inclusion in folio, international conferences, The Moving Times, campaign for American universities, letters asking for gift donations, etc., circa 1964Add to your cart.
Autograph, 60 pages. 5 x 8" hardbound with red covers
Folder 5: Includes autograph notations, drafts of poems, etc., circa 1965Add to your cart.
Autograph, 178 pages. 5.25 x 12.75" Bound with red covers
Box 21Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Includes notes concerning efforts to control Trocchi's drug addiction, etc., circa 1965Add to your cart.
Autograph, 105 pages. 6 x 12.75" bound with red covers
Folder 2: The Long Book, circa 1965Add to your cart.
Autograph, 205 pages. 5.25 x 12.75" bound with red covers, decorated by Trocchi with paint
Folder 3: The Long Book, circa 1965-1967Add to your cart.
Autograph, 134 pages. 5.25 x 12.75" Bound with red covers decorated by Trocchi with yellow, red, and blue paint
Folder 4: Includes Sigmatic information concerning “pool cosmonaut;” “sigmatic vocab;” “a boy of TACTICAL Phases;” and discusses Dr. Laing, Cedric Price, and Robert Creeley. Includes synopsis for book on drugs for Aldus, meeting Guy Debord, list of “Zmen” to receive The Long Book, and “My Deathbook.” Also includes various drafts of letter, poetry, and prose., 1966-1969Add to your cart.
Autograph, 160 pages. 8.5 x 11.25 bound with red and black covers.
Folder 5: Includes poetry drafts and notes. Not in Trocchi's hand, circa 1968Add to your cart.
Autograph, 75 pages. 5.75 x 8.25" Spiral bound with gray covers
Box 22Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Includes 12 pages headed "Beginning Chapter 3" [mentions de Sade], 3 pages "You may know already that Project Sigma is a registered company...", also with rent totals, Stanley Gibbons stamp prices, etc, pre-1970Add to your cart.
Autograph, 30 pages. 5x7" Wire O sketch book with gray covers
Folder 2: Includes, "How large must something be to be obscene? Must it be seen?" (2 pages); Sigma memos, 20 pages for draft of one letter, notes for poems, etc., pre-1970Add to your cart.
Autograph, 60 pages. 7 x 4.5" bound with black covers
Folder 3: MOB, circa 1970Add to your cart.
Autograph, 54 pages. 5.25 x 13" bound with black covers decorated by Trocchi with red and yellow paint
Folder 4: Includes,  "Sigma can be regarded as the evolving structure of the alternative"1 page: “To begin with a tabula rasa...” 1 page: “Today, Xmas 1969, I feel I am ready to use this book...” 5 pages: 'Cultural Engineering' with many stuck-in additions. 1 page: 1971 “Trinidad and Michael A Malik, Michael X for President” 2 pages: “Sigma Karma” 1 page: loosely inserted autograph letter signed, Jeff Nuttall to Trocchi loosely inserted, exhibition catalogue to “Groupe Icono,” Drian Gallery 1 page: 'In Sigmal thory...', 1969-1971Add to your cart.
Autograph, 138 pages. 10 x 12.25" bound with red covers and red ties
Folder 5: Includes rough prose notes and drafts (with one letter dated September 1970), "The Pool by Doktor Juan Anonyme," "The Method of Found Structures," "Whether I begin this way or that, it does not seem to matter...," "At last I was free and had been able to give myself over to it...," "His sexual scandals/sell on Sunday/better than roman candles/...," "Content, of the defeat of the Athenian Army by Syracuse...," "Form, Outline Novel...," a caricature of William Burroughs, "Your Clitoris, he said...," "The City of Groin," "The Long Book is...," etc., circa 1970-1971Add to your cart.
Autograph, 40 pages. 9.75 x 15 bound with blue covers
Box 23Add to your cart.
Folder 1-2: Includes a collection of index cards regarding everyday business, predominating this are note regarding Project Trinidad and Michael X and writing projects such as the Aldus book on drugs, possible film of Young Adam, etc., circa 1970-1972Add to your cart.
Autograph, 59 pages. 9 x 6" blue spring-back binder
Folder 3: Includes 2 pages “The Black Book of Lust;” 3 pages “The White Book of Lust;” 2 pages “Sexistential Press;” 1 page “Fuel (Power) Consumption;” and 1 page loosely inserted draft of letter to “Jack”, 1973Add to your cart.
Autograph, 183 pages. 8 x 6 bound with black boards. The Londoner's diary - uded as a notebook
Folder 4: Includes two page autograph “'For me, another beginning is sinning;” one page autograph “As there is no sharp line between things physical and things mental I must recognize the possibility that I myself could be in some subterranean way partly responsible for my son's illness” with later addition “Mark's death is part of me;” 1 page on money; 1 page “ Montezuma and shit,” 1 page on “d'Ifonlifuck;” two pages “There is an almost ‘dog-in-the-mangerish’ kind of destruction;”13 pages “Shakespeare, antiperspirant, Anthony and Cleopatra;” 1 page “Bion's Maid Cock Vices;” 3 pages “Short Story "I'm a Queen! I'm a Queen!"”, 1974Add to your cart.
Autograph, 78 pages. 14 X 9 bound with black covers
Folder 5: Includes information concerning Trocchi's rare book dealings. Also includes monterary value code, No dateAdd to your cart.
Autograph, 80 pages. 6 x 8.5 bound with blue covers
Folder 6: Includes notes, draft of "James Fidler and the Beautiful Albino," notes on magic and religious ritual, 10 lines of "The Virgin and the Rose," draft of a letter to Mr. Collins concerning the sale of Merlin, No dateAdd to your cart.
Autograph, 54 pages. 6.5 x 8.5: with red covers
Folder 7: Includes autograph manuscripts and paintings, No dateAdd to your cart.
Autograph, 10 pages. 7.25 x 10.25 spiral with brown covers
Box 24Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Includes 5 page undated manuscript with many autograph alterations 'This book would not be a true book if at the beginning I were not to remark on the excellent properties of that drug, amongst others without fear or favour as they say, like the dedicated subversive biane. Start again. New beginnings are always good fun...'   Also 27 page undated manuscript, with many autograph alterations by Trocchi and an editor. This being Part Three of the collected writings project. Missing page 4, "Drug, a four-letter word. The only four-letter word that can now ban a book. Why today? Why still in 1970?...", No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript and typescript [photocopy], 51 pages. Originally housed in spring back binder. Due to fire damage original binder was disposed.
Folder 2: Includes autograph poems "So here Sam" and "So, as we know", No dateAdd to your cart.
Autograph, 30 page. 9.5 x 12 bound with blue covers
Folder 3: Autograph notebook, No dateAdd to your cart.
Autograph, 21 pages. 6 x 12.5 bound with red covers
Folder 4: Includes notes on Wordsworth, Coleridge, Crashaw, Carew, Lovelace, and Marvell, No dateAdd to your cart.
Autograph, 47 pages. 4.75 x 7.25" with brown covers. S.O. Book, 136 1/2
Folder 5: Includes lectures on Chaucer, Sir Thomas Browne, Edmund Spenser, Dryden, No dateAdd to your cart.
Autograph, 56 pages. 7.25 x 9.75" bound with brown covers. S.O. Book 135
Sub-Series 6: Miscellaneous Manuscripts and Notes, Box 24-29Add to your cart.
Miscellaneous manuscripts and notes consists of manuscript and note fragments often arranged by Trocchi and may include additional materials beyond manuscripts and notes. Attempts have been made to maintain Trocchi's original order and folder titles if known. Folders are arranged alphabetically by title or topic
Box 24Add to your cart.
Folder 6: 270Add to your cart.

2 page, autograph, "Ads"

1 page, typescript, "I don't suppose anyone had brought such poetry to the sucking of Ag's cunt..."

1 page, autograph notes on Merlin headed notepaper on Dylan [Thomas?], not in Trocchi's hand

1 page, typescript "and every i is threatened..."

1 page, typescript poem with autograph manuscript on verso, "nor do I knosw why you..."

1 page from diary (January 1974) with autograph poem "The body brush"

2 pages from address section in diary with 2 autograph poems

1 page  from notebook autograph "__ in all circs...," Csato 1962: September 5

1 page, typescript [carbon], "the day before that, Kafka and..."

1 page autograph, Notes for A Brute For Caesar

1 page, typescript [carbon], "Xmas 1969..."

Originally housed in a brown folder marked "270"

Folder 7: AlkibiadesAdd to your cart.

1 page typescript [carbon], “Less fatally, this cultured people was ingenious in the art…,” Aztecs

1 page typescript [carbon], “Begin with a vision like this?,” for Sally Child

4 page autograph and autograph [carbon], “The point is that production…”

page 10 typescript [carbon], 2 copies and page 15 typescript from Chatterley, “false teeth and David Saw M.D. ...:

16 page typescript, “We had left Paris to get away from the crowd” Complete short story. Located in oversize. 

8 page typescript [photocopy], “The Devil You Don't Know” by Stephen Abrams, text of a talk on Goethe, Jung, Faust and alchemy,

1 page typescript, “On this 6th of July many years later…”

2 page autograph, Who Was Alkibiades [poem]

Originally housed in a brown file marked “Alkibiades? who was”

Folder 8: Art, literature and the novel, with reference to the criticism of E.M. Forster and Liddell, sketches, notes for unfinished stories or novels, sections of a review of Terry Southern's Magic Christian, a quotation from Hui-neng for Cain's Book, [probably] a draft of part of a letter from Paris, prepared for the journal Nimbus, notes for a program with William S. Burroughs, etc., No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript and manuscript, 98 pages
Box 25Add to your cart.
Folder 1-2: Atticus (Philip Oakes)Add to your cart.

57 pages, “The Paperback Review. Published by International Cultural Enterprises Ltd.” Dated 1963-1967. Notes, prose works, and poems

17 pages of autograph manuscripts, permits a look at Trocchi's working practice

5 page autograph, “When I got there I found the subject to be discussed...”

11 page autograph notes on notepad, pages still attached, “Will anyone...”

1 page autograph, “Somehow or other...”

1 page autograph “Now, for what you make...”

Page 15 of typescript, “Before his 21st birthday...”

1 page typescript, “Each time I sit down...” (concerning drugs)

16 pages miscellaneous autograph manuscriptson variety of subjects and dates on paper, cards, envelopes, etc., includes draft of poem “For Lyn”

8 page miscellaneous manuscripts not in Trocchi's hand;

1 leaf, spoof piece of medieval looking parchment, authorship uncertain

Originally housed in a blue file marked “Atticus (Philip Oakes)”

Folder 3: Bank Data Jan-Oct '80Add to your cart.

1 small card note

1 page autograph manuscript, 'Something limited by anything...' (possibly Man at Leisure)

2 page autograph [carbon] letter to Jack [Robertson?]

6 page typescript article 'Since the beginning...' (Aztecs)

pages 6-11 carbon of article not necessarily by Trocchi (Wuthering Heights)

Program of event by Simon Vinkenoog, 1982: May 16 with autograph note by Ttocchi, "I have seen no reference in yr writings to Cardinal Trocchi:

Typescript [photocopy], 6 pages, In the Beginning... by EJ Morey

Indian print

Originally housed in a green envelope marked "Bank Date Jan-Oct '80"

Folder 4: BarrettAdd to your cart.

5 photocopies concerning Whisper by Brian Barritt.

1 page typescript, "and the television companies are consciously"

1 page autograph, "Here I am, struggling to throw off"

Originally housed in a green folder marked "Whisper Barrett Brian"

Folder 5: BerkeAdd to your cart.

5 page typescript, “I might have decided to set down in the time that is left to me all the things I remember of a man”

2 page typescript, two reader's report by Trocchi

2 page typescript, “The Butcher's Wife”

3 page autograph, “Academic-isation In Culture”

3 page typescript [carbon], “You can cure a haddock or a pig’s knuckle,” article for New Society

pages 2-5 typescript, “caused some anxiety in some quarters,” mainly on the difficulty of William Burroughs coming to Great Britain

pages 2-4, 6 typescript [carbon] of outline for 1955 book

3 page typescript, “Las Vegas, with its broad boulevard cut through the desert”

3 page typescript, “How I came to want to get off”

20 page typescript, miscellaneous prose, some on Sigma, the Long Book, etc.

7 page typescript [carbon], “Sigma: General Informations”

pages 8-11 typescript [carbon], “Who was Major Douglas?”

page 11 typescript [carbon], “money, credit, & history”

Originally housed in a brown folder marked "Berke"

Folder 6: Calder Poetry Index of 1st LinesAdd to your cart.

Typescript, 1 page, Moral Philosophy: Existence: Choice: Freedom, Etc.

Typescript [photocopy], 1 page, "It is not the blind who shall"

Typescript, 1 page, The Governor's Report, letter to Alf

Typescript [carbon], 1 page, Open Letter to a Minister of the Establishment, the Home Secretary

Typescript [carbon], 1 page, "Very well, Felix, let us leave it to our readers..."

Typescript [carbon], 1 page, "nature will permit him to speculate upon my talent..."

6 items. Originally housed in a brown folder marked "Calder Poetry Index of 1st Lines"

Folder 7-8: Carnal DaysAdd to your cart.

17 pages of miscellaneous autograph notes and prose works includes page 2-3 of a poem "If my prick shoots ink..."  Also "index" to the Long Book

42 page typescript [carbon] and typescript [photocopy] of the complete transcript of a discussion between Trocchi, Katherine Whitehorn and Brian Magee on the subject of sexual permisiveness for the "Something to Say" program

1 page autograph not Trocchi's hand "The Pleasure Grass"

9 page typescript [photocopy] "Cannabis Research" by Francis Husley

4 copies of page 1 of untitled work (the Long Book?) "The techniques of Lettrisme..."

7 copies of "going. Or rather, each one..."

1 page typed poem with many autograph alterations "She was a torpid lass..."

1 page damaged typescript "of so many of your symbols..." with autograph vertical note separating two columns "Bullshit..."

13 pages of miscellaneous typescripts and carbons on varied subjects and dates

Originally housed in a brown file marked "Carnal Days"

Folder 9: Case History - Night of 17 FebruaryAdd to your cart.

Typescript of pages 1-3 and 5, and page 2 of "Case History"

Originally housed in an orange file marked "---rd Bryant's resume of an incident in Paris 1954"

Folder 10: ChatterlyAdd to your cart.

49 pages of typescripts and carbons, mainly fragments of Jackie Salamander, The Long Book, The Pornographer, Journey to the Center of the Flesh and Chatterley

Originally housed in a brown folder marked “Chatterly”

Box 26Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Courtly Love, taken from C.S. Lewis, M.C. D'Arcy, Denis de Rougemont, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 8 pages
Folder 2: Denshawi IncidentAdd to your cart.

Typescript notes concerning the Denshawi Incident in Egypt in 1906, 25 pages. Also includes typed letter signed from Pamela Woodcock-White to Trocchi, 1 page (1983: November 18); typed letter [carbon] from Trocchi to Woodcock-White, 1 page (1983: December 2); autograph notecard; typed letter signed from Trocchi to the Danish Embassy (1984: February 24); North Thames Gas bill; and British Telecom phone bill.

Originally housed in a green envelope marked "Immediate Action"

Folder 3: Flores 1000+ years for Heroin dealing in California March 1971Add to your cart.

1 page typescript, “All me to introduce myself” Written on Jeff Markell Associates letterhead

2 page typescript and autograph, “I had been many years going up and down America…” Note on top “Beginning of essay for Harpers?”

1 page typescript [carbon], The Strange Affairs of the Ecole Necchi

1 page typescript, “The formal aspect of what I am doing…”

1 page typescript, “J. Calder is, in effect, censoring…”

1 page typescript, “the sight of the sea were too much for them.”

1 page typescript, “He said he was in the town of P…”

1 page typescript, “voluptuously where it arrived hot and sweet at the edge of my tongue.”

1 page typescript, “The light is blue…”

1 page typescript, “Philip Green is a young man about town.”

2 page typescript [carbon], “…from ‘The secret subversions of Al Shagspurlieux’”

1 page typescript, “It was 6 a.m. and I had had an hour’s sleep.”

3 page typescript, “At exactly 2044 young Billy Auschwitz entered Raven’s office…”

3 page typescript and typescript [carbon], “April in London and I was trying to remember Browning’s words.”

1 page typescript [carbon], “Two types of literary magazine…”

1 page typescript, “with which my hand works when it is controlled by my eye…”

1 page typescript [carbon], “in circumstances in which the best…”

1 page typescript, “Our more daring critics go as far as to invoke the parallel…”

1 page typescript, “the chamber thrusting…”

1 page typescript [carbon], “The world has four heads…”

1 page typescript, “…there was a sense in which they were a group…”

1 page typescript [carbon], “universe can develop.”

1 page typescript, “The trial again?”

1 page typescript, “What for? All these people. It’s cooler here.”

1 page typescript [carbon], “The Pornorrapher, or the metaphysician…”

1 page typescript [carbon], The Strange Affairs of the Ecole Necchi

2 page typescript, “Manhattan nights are lived again…”

1 page typescript, Magnus’s Wife

1 page typescript, A Long Long Way to Guadalajara…

3 page typescript [carbon], Journey to the Centre of the Flesh

1 page typescript [carbon], “considered responsible he must ‘inform’ his times.”

2 page typescript and typescript [carbon], “The Saints at the Edinburgh Festival Caper…”

1 page typescript, “of the past decade since it was in the pages of this magazine..”

1 page typescript [carbon], “The box office caper was what preoccupied…”

1 page autograph, “…in a straight-jacket”

1 page autograph, “It seems to me we should go so far as cutting a hen’s throat.”

1 page autograph, The Plausible Man

1 page autograph, “Mark doesn’t realize that all that…”

9 page autograph, note fragments

7 page autograph, My Little Darling

2 page autograph, “In how many other languages…”

1 page autograph, “Raven…”

1 page autograph, “Born in Liquid.” Possibly by Sally Child

1 page autograph, “The Consciously Graphicized Conversations of Logue and Trocchi”

1 page autograph, “But you can't bring it about...”

1 page autograph, “for breath...”

1 page autograph, “The landed aristocracy...”

1 page autograph, “on the face of it...”

1 page autograph, “Moreover the directors...”

18 page autograph, notes on various formats of paper some dating from 1955 and 1961 in a journal-like format

Originally housed in a brown folder marked “Flores 1000+ years for Heroin dealing in California March 1971”

Folder 4: Green folderAdd to your cart.

1 page, typescript [carbon], “This book will corrupt” [The Long Book]

1 page, typescript [carbon], “April in London and I was trying to remember Browning’s words”

1 page, typescript [carbon], “It seems as though an era is in the process…”

1 page, typescript [carbon], “regarded it as a semi-detached bungalow…”

1 page, typescript, “Beyond the clear plastic sphere they tilt like kites”

1 page, typescript, “The emotion crystalizes into an image…”

1 page, typescript, “principle as Look before your leap…”

2 pages, typescript [carbon], “From the notebooks of the saxistential…”

1 page, typescript [carbon], “No more talk about the aims of industry…”

1 page, typescript, The Location

1 page, typescript, “great lever when unexpectedly confronted by…”

1 page, typescript, “6th of July”

1 page, typescript, Brother Alf

1 page, typescript, “See this obscene contempt for the bodies…”

1 page, typescript, “A conventional attitude…”

1 pages, typescript and typescript [carbon], “It is not quite clear that our principal economic problem is…”

1 page, autograph, “That was not what I was thinking...”

4 pages, typescript [carbon], “Why the conventional fear of fun city?”

5 pages, typescript and typescript [carbon], “I am 45 years of age...”

9 pages, typescript and typescript [carbon], “levels must we plant the roots and shoots of revolt…”

1 page, typescript, “Letter from Hon Agatha Hardon to Mistress Luroseverythingifyou don’t watch out,” over a mimeographed drawing attributed to Jeff Nuttall that was distributed through the Sigma Portfolio

5 pages, autograph, “For Jeff Nuttall, in consideration of…,” written after the publication of Bomb Culture

2 pages, typescript, “And now I am beginning”

2 pages, typescript [carbon], “The sad, the absurd fact is...”

Originally housed in an unmarked green folder

Folder 5: Incomplete Prose and StoriesAdd to your cart.

16 pages of autograph mauscripts filed by Trocchi as "odd pages of various writings. other parts to be found and when complete filed"

11 pages of autograph and typescripts mainly literary work filed by Trocchi as "parts of letters - other halfs to be found and then filed"

Originally housed in a brown file marked "Incomplete Prose and Stories"

Folder 6: Jack RobertsonAdd to your cart.

3 pages, typescript with autograph alterations, A Sentimental Journey

3 pages, typescript and typescript [carbon] "I should like to speak of the ecstacy of intelligence..." [The Long Book] and "The Death of Alf Robertson..."

2 pages, typescript, "He had become quite blase about it all"

1 page, autograph notes scribbled over the margins of page 5 of New Society, 1965: December 2

Originally housed in a green folder marked "Jack Robertson"

Folder 7: The Junky Opera by TrocchiAdd to your cart.
Typescript and manuscript, 9 pages
Folder 8: Kraus ReprintAdd to your cart.

3 page autograph, “A Long Long Way to Guadalajara,” notes for story on Arthur Cravan

1page autograph, “Tous les amateurs d'absinthe...”

1 page autograph, 4 notes by Trocchi, January 1980

Originally housed in a red folder marked “Kraus Reprint”

Folder 9: Literary ActivityAdd to your cart.

8 page typescript, “A Wee Gorbals' Monologue”

28 page typescript [carbon], “In his fortieth year, according to the most exact sigmal informations, Joseph Necchi, alias the sexistential...,” from The Long Book

page 12-15 typescript [carbon], Chapter 2 of “Jackie Salamander”

1 page typescript, “Journey to the Centre of the Flesh”

3 page typescript, “Course it caused a scandal...” attached to 8 page typescript [carbon] “A Wee Gorbals' Monologue”

Originally housed in a yellow file marked “Literary Activity”

Folder 10-11: Misc. Notes etcAdd to your cart.

Over 60 typescript pages of  notes and prose work of which single pages or a few pages exist, much has autograph manuscript additions and a large quantity of the material would appear to be connected to The Long Book

10 pages of autograph miscellaneous notes, poems and prose

1 page print (monotype)

14 pages of typescripts, miscellaneous writing on Sigmatic matters

19 pages of miscellaneous typescripts on Project Sigma notepaper

Originally housed in a brown folder marked "Misc. Notes etc"

Box 27Add to your cart.
Folder 1-2: Misc MssAdd to your cart.

16 pages typescript and typescript [carbon], miscellaneous content and date range

3 page typescript, “Merlin: A Decade Underground”

2 page typescript [carbon], “Postscript” concerning Merlin

29 page typescript, portion of The Long Book

5 page typescript [carbon], “Now, here, i, words, things, worlds,” The Long Book

1 page typescript [carbon], from The Long Book

1 page typescript, “Faust Again” for The Long Book conversation between Mephistopheles and Necchi

page 6 typescript [carbon], “the chamber, thrusting forward the truncated buttocks...,” from The Long Book Cortez section

12 page photocopy, Chapter 1 of The Long Book published in Residu[?]

3 page autograph, “Wolfie's Pad”

2 page autograph, diary (with timings) of Trocchi’s eating and fixing habits probably shortly before his death

1 page autograph, “Inject in Tape”

4 page autograph, “Begin where you are...”

1 page typescript, “Case History” and a schema for “The Hobby”

pages 2-4 typescript [carbon], “(St Mungo, of the fish, and the ring, and the tree)”

3 page typescript, 'Undoubtedly, some readers will have at one time...,” Chatterley

5 page typescript and autograph, “Tearoom”

pages 72 and 75-78 typescript [carbon], “The coup du monde must be in the broad sense cultural,” on the Invisible Insurrection

pages 2-5 and 7 typescript, “Is the reluctance of the establishment to legalize hashish…”

1 page typescript, “Hall of Matriculation”

3 page typescript, “And so, I came home to Sally”

3 page typescript, “Yes”

6 page typescript, “The Unlimiting,” for The Long Book?

Originally housed in a brown folder marked “Misc Mss”

Folder 3: Miscellaneous Note FragmentsAdd to your cart.
Autograph, typescript, and typescript [carbon], 32 pages
Folder 4: Miscellaneous Prose WorksheetsAdd to your cart.
Autograph, typescript, and typescript [carbon] prose fragments, 65 pages
Folder 5: Mystery of ExistenceAdd to your cart.

Typescript, 4 pages

Originally housed in a brown folder marked "Existence - Mystery Of"

Folder 6: Notes and ManuscriptsAdd to your cart.

1 page autograph, notes for Trocchi's talk at the 1962 Edinburgh Writers Conference on Censorship on 'The Destruction of the Object," one of the most significant talks that Trocchi gave at that time and prefiguring much of the development of the underground scene

1 page autograph "For many years..."

1 page autograph "Eleven o'clock at night..."

2 page autograph "So I said to his Hon..."

1 page autograph "is relative..."

page 15 of typescript "...a kind of truth quite..."

1 page carbon "By the Bonnie, Bonnie..."

Circa 30 pages of miscellaneous autograph manuscripts and manuscripts (not in Trocchi's hand) on paper, notebooks, envelopes, tracing paper, etc.

Originally housed a blue folder marked " Notes and Manuscripts"

Folder 7: Notes on MoneyAdd to your cart.

10 pages miscellaneous typescript and typescript [carbon] material on money theory some with autograph additions

3 page miscellaneous autograph manuscript material on money theory

Originally housed in a red file marked "Notes on Money"

Folder 8: OpiumAdd to your cart.

One autograph file card on Opium and one typescript [photocopy] note.

Originally housed in a brown folder marked "Opium"

Box 28Add to your cart.
Folder 1-4: PepsiAdd to your cart.

240 pages of miscellaneous typescripts, carbons and photocopies covering a very wide range of content and dates including the Long Book, Journey to the Centre of the Flesh, Sigma, Jackie Salamander, Chatterley, and translation projects such as Bloody Countess and I Jan Cremer among many others

16 autograph mainly prose and poem note pages all written on  Twinlock no 3 paper autograph

piece from the Long Book

1 autograph page original draft of “Mac's Last Gasp”

12 autograph page miscellaneous for the Long Book and other projects

1 piece card (Jeff Markell associates) with autograph and painting “Anthology Trocchi-Southern”

2 pieces card (Jeff Markell associates) with autograph on Southern project dated 1960

1 piece card (Jeff Markell associates) with typescript draft of opening or closing shot of film treatment of Cain's Book

2 page manuscript not in Trocchi's hand

photocopy manuscript (not in Trocchi's hand) and typed transcription of The Garden of Health on Hemp, (a 17th century book)

Items on Jeff Markell associates paper located in oversize.

Originally housed in a brown folder marked "Pepsi"

Folder 5: Possibles and NotesAdd to your cart.

19 page autograph, notes ranging from telephone numbers to bits of writing and memos torn from personal notebook, circa 1978

5 page autograph, notes about the circumstances of the death of Kit Lambert in 1981 from ring bound notebook

29 page autograph, miscellaneous notes and prose work of a wide range of content, includes “I have a happening tomorrow. I have Lyn's funeral...”

page 291 typescript [carbon], French text “maturite. La crise sociale est ouverte.”

Originally housed in a brown folder marked “possibles and notes”

Folder 6-7: Prose NotesAdd to your cart.

1 page ink drawing

3 page typescript “Visual Experience and Man” - perhaps notes from his time at St Martins School of Art

1 page autograph “Intro contd”

1 page typescript “I might have decided to set down...”

14 page miscellaneous typescripts and carbons some with autograph additions

Pages 13-16 typescript with additional carbon of  page 15, “to St Tropez where in a pissoir...”

1 page carbon readers report by Trocchi on “le Proces Verbal' by LeClezio:

1 painting by Mark Trocchi

21 pages of miscellaneous autograph manuscripts of a varied nature mostly notes for work in progress and drafts

Paris Review headed notepaper with manuscript not in Trocchi's hand

27 pages of miscellaneous typescripts and carbons some with autograph manuscript additions

8 page typescript both sides “Ethics and Language” seemingly by A.J. Ayer

7 page photocopy poems by David Tobin

Originally housed in a sevenfold brown file marked "Prose Notes"

Folder 8: Receipts: Hand ColouringAdd to your cart.

26 pages autograph, notes and prose drafts on various subjects

Front cover of the Olympia Press paperback edition of Helen and Desire

1 page typescript, “naïve people will understand…” (on homosexuality)

page 75 typescript [carbon], probably part of a translation project

5 page autograph, miscellaneous

Originally housed in a red file marked “Receipts: Hand Colouring”

Box 29Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Revolutionary slogansAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 24 pages
Folder 2: Secret HistoryAdd to your cart.

14 pages, typescript [carbon] and typescript [photocopy] mostly for The Long Book, includes drafts of poem “Beginning under the line with no title above...,” most have many autograph additions, etc.

2 pages, typescript [carbon], “Sometimes it was that kind of day spent moment to moment wordless before a typewriter”

4 pages, typescript and typescript [carbon], “It had happened”

8 pages, typescript and typescript [carbon], The Secret History with autograph additions

1 page, “The Divine Marquis taught us among other things…” on Girodias, Harris and Sigma

Pages 2, 5, 5b, 6, and 3.1.55, paste up and direct typescript of collected writings [for Long Book?]

1 page, typescript, “My mind, comme on dit, was wondering” on Feliks Topolski's studio fire

6 pages, typescript and typescript [carbon], The Secret History with autograph additions

1 page, autograph poem “The sperm of...”

2 pages, typescript, The Private I with autograph addition

1 page, typescript on Project Sigma headed notepaper, Sad’ Poems

1 page, typescript “6th of July” with autograph revisions

1 page, autograph note on Hotel Elite, Geneva notepaper

1page, autograph poem on graph paper

1 page, autograph, “To create a junkie...”

45 pages, miscellaneous typescripts, typescript [carbon], and two photocopies of various fragments from prose works, includes writings on the death of Joshua Macmillan, “First Prolegomena,” etc.

2 pages, typed letter signed [photocopy] from Maurice Girodias to John Stevenson (1968: April 30 1968) on book pirating

Originally housed in a red folder marked “Secret History”

Folder 3: ShielAdd to your cart.

12 page autograph, miscellaneous poetry drafts

2 page autograph, draft of letter to “Bennie” (1973: November 20)

10 page autograph, miscellaneous notes and drafts including on Michael X [circa 1974]

3 page autograph, note “The Hospital for Evolutionary Casualties: 1974: November 15

9 page autograph, notes relevant to Sigma (circa 1964)

1 page typescript, “Violin or Colcothar” [poem]

1 page typescript, “She’s Always Dreaming” [poem]

1 page typescript, “Flogging the Stream” [poem]

1 page typescript, “A Political Poem” [poem]

1 page typescript, “Not Quite Tiptoe” [poem]

1 page typescript, “Schizophrenia” [poem]

1 page typescript, “Manifesto” [poem]

1 page typescript, “New Autumn Landscapes” [poem]

1 page typescript, “Annotation” [poem]

1 page typescript, “I Will Love the White Figure at Last” [poem]

1 page typescript, “To Will the Face of the Dreamer…” [poem]

2 page typescript, “For Tabitha, Leda and Jessie [poem]

5 page typescript, fragment of the history of sigma

1 page typescript, “Now it is a game I am going to play”

page 4 typescript, “of art, except by auctioneers, paid no obvious dividends”

16 page typescript, “Notes from Tape” which include “Theory of Found Objects,” etc

1 page typescript [carbon], Trocchi to unidentified (1963: November 14)

14 page typescript, drafts of history of Sigma

10 page typescript, pornographic fragment – pages 18-20, 24-25, 27, 29-32

51 page typescript [photocopy] and typescript [carbon], The “Penguin Special” on Drugs by Peter Laurie

3 page autograph, graph and explanation Memorandum on Turnover (1946: November)

8 page autograph, “In Re Typogrphica Guidonis Maneitii Resurgens”

1 page autograph, “A Lover who trust you…” [poem]

1 page autograph, “Another ghost passed through my mind…” [poem]

Originally housed in a brown file marked “Shiel”

Folder 4: ThongsAdd to your cart.

4 pages autograph, miscellaneous manuscripts, varied contents

pages 349-360 typescript [carbon], “through the holes in the cane chair,” unidentified work probably a translation

2 page typescript, “A young "avant-garde" writer, Henri Pichette,” written from Paris 1950's probably for Trocchi’s Scottish newspaper column

7 page typescript, “It was quite clear to me when,” concerning Sigma, IT and the Arts Lab

5 page typescript, “A few days after last Sunday evening at the Arts’ Lab,” a different version of the previous item

15 pages typescript, typescript [carbon] and typescript [photocopy], miscellaneous manuscripts of a wide date and content including the Long Book, Sigma, Jan Cremer, etc. 

1 page autograph, “particularly as I am,” not in Trocchi's hand

1 page autograph, “The Vital Spin,” not in Trocchi's hand

Originally housed in a brown folder marked “Thongs”

Folder 5: Trocchi, 1964: January 6Add to your cart.

Consists of an autograph card signed, 1 page from Bob Haycock to Trocchi (No date).

Transcript of Daniel Farson interviewing William Burroughs and Trocchi for "Something to Say" television program, 20 pages.

Originally housed in a blue folder marked "Trocchi"

Folder 6: T.V. licenseAdd to your cart.

1 page typescript, “like green flames which reminded her of the dark Lawrentian gods…”

1 page typescript, “A smiling fat priest with face-flaps like the British bulldog…”

3 page typescript, “was in one of his daydreams…”

1 page typescript, “The consultant turned away with an inaudible mutter.”

1 page typescript [carbon], “The nurse and the interne exchange a glance…”

1 page typescript [carbon], “A poet is a man…’

1 page typescript, “The taste of it on his tongue and the smell…”

1 page typescript, “or manslaughter or whatever…”

1 page typescript [carbon], “realize what a vital part the Seine with its various bridges…”

1 page typescript, “motives of that small group of merchant adventurers…”

1 page typescript, “It’s the same road, different, bar of particulars…”

2 page typescript, “a few words of encouragement when you’re so lonely…”

2 page typescript and typescript [carbon], “It was bright sunshine and I was in the park…”

1 page typescript, “I can only assure them that has this been a purely personal…”

2 page typescript and typescript [carbon], “was so fucking beautiful I really wanted…”

1 page typescript, “put in circulation, and as a certain…”

1 page typescript, “Our more daring critics go so far as to invoke…”

1 page typescript [carbon], Introducing the Protagonist

1 page typescript, “closed, for them I’m asleep.”

1 page typescript, “Look at that long line of carts and carters ahead…”

1 page typescript [carbon], “…far back before the stock was broth…”

1 page typescript, “our faces: on all the street corners, in the press…”

1 page typescript, “In any case, if the black man wishes to acquire…”

2 page typescript [carbon], “In the Canadian Penal Institute of St. Vincent de Paul…”

2 page typescript [carbon], “out of the water stretches toward the sky…”

1 page typescript, “When I returned to the house I was informed that a gentleman…”

1 page typescript [carbon], “6th of July. The hot breath of Leo…”

1 page typescript [carbon], “In the Franco-Algerian War…”

1 page typescript [carbon], “the Freudian canon…”

1 page typescript, “to Mars. Your transport, whoever you are.”

2 page typescript, “This book will corrupt: that is its raison d’etre.”

1 page autograph, “The only person entitled to call me an addict is myself…”

4 page typescript, “The SS Carnarvon Duke…”

1 page autograph, “It is not so much…”

Originally housed in an orange folder marked “T.V. license”

Folder 7: Unmarked brown folderAdd to your cart.

pages 13-15 typescript [carbon], "Death and the present moment of a divine madness are confounded ...."

Originally housed in an unmarked brown folder

Folder 8: Unmarked brown folder (Drugs)Add to your cart.

3 page typescript [carbon], "to modern pharmacology. Moreover, they share an intense personal interest..." on drugs with return note

Originally housed in an unmarked brown folder

Folder 9: Unmarked green envelopeAdd to your cart.

3 page typescript, “Once there was a lady who became so ill…”

3 page typescript [carbon], “The question about the psychiatrist is nagging…”

19 page typescript and typescript [carbon], Corpus Christi by Lyn Trocchi

1 page typescript [photocopy], The Sandal Maker [poem]

Beida to Trocchi, Lyn. Autograph letter signed, 3 pages. No year: November 29

Pencil drawing of a horse

Invoice from H.J. Hough Ltd, 1972: July 17

1 page typescript, “for you…….” by Sonia Sharkey

Terry to Trocchi, Lyn. Autograph letter signed, 4 pages. No date

Michael to unidentified. Autograph letter, 4 pages. No date

Veronica to Trocchi, Lyn. Autograph letter signed, 2 pages. 1967: February 6

Trocchi/Hicks family tree. 1975: March 3

Marker drawing of clowns

Enton Hall Hydro Dietetic Instructions for the Control of Body Weight, 3 pages

1 page autograph, history notes

Behrman, Michael to Trocchi, Lyn. Autograph letter signed, 1 page. 1968: August 7

1 page typescript, “On the flesh coldly” [poem]. Winter 1967

1 page typescript, “That lump is me” [poem]

1 page typescript, “If your name is Ann then you might like to know” [poem]

Trocchi to Trocchi, Lyn. Typed letter [carbon], 2 pages. No date

11 page typescript [carbon], A Cup of Coffee by Lyn Whitelaw (Lyn Trocchi)

5 page typescript, “Scene One: Open on interior of psychiatrist’s office…” [play]

3 page typescript, “When Silvi was seven…”

1 page typescript, “I thought, sitting by the window while the rain…”

1 page typescript, “If I were to analyse my malaise…”

Flyer for Collage Marcia Herscovitz, 1973

2 page typescript, The Celebration [poem]

1 page typescript, Mary, the White Rose [poem]

1 page typescript, Acquiescent Wife [poem] by Wendy

Alice to Trocchi. Autograph card signed, 1 page. No year: December

2 page typescript, “I don’t know what sent Joe hullooing off down the street…”

Barry, Lyn R. to Trocchi, Lyn. Autograph letter signed, 4 pages. No date

Offprint, Statutory Civilizations. Caius. London 1968: February 14

Vera to Unidentified. Autograph letter signed, 2 pages. No date

1 page typescript, To Lynn for Her Birthday

1 page typescript, O Bed [poem]

Clipping, 2 items

Morse, Sally-Anne to Trocchi, Lyn. Typed letter signed, 1 page. 1966: July 20

Originally housed in an unmarked green envelope

Folder 10: VinkenoogAdd to your cart.

1 page typescript [carbon], “wot is your philosophy...

page 10 typescript [carbon], “I'm running a business”

1 page typescript [carbon], “Applause. The pigs were clapping.”

1 page typescript, “it was when a news item suggested a most unusual train of thought...”

1 page typescript [carbon], “a billion dollar business...”

1 page typescript [carbon], “As the wounds of Naaman are red wounds...” [poem]

Autograph letter, 1 page from Trocchi to Liz (no date)

1 page autograph notes not in Trocchi's hand.

Originally housed in a red folder marked “Vinkenoog”

Folder 11: Wadhawan (Film)Add to your cart.

4 page autograph notes, possible film concept

Polytechnic Film booklet

Originally housed in a brown folder marked "Wadhawan (Film)"

Folder 12: Writing: Fragments/Short PiecesAdd to your cart.

Typescript, 1 page “Fashion Strong was a radiant young woman of twenty-three”

Typescript, 1 page “Margins correct? Cuffs comfortably adjusted?” from the Long Book

Autograph, 1 page “Book of Essays” not in Trocchi’s hand but with short autograph poem on reverse

Typescript, 2 pages “Somehow, it always comes down to this...”

Typescript, 1 page “Journey to the Farthest Urinal of my Pure Understanding”

Originally housed in a blue folder marked “Writing: Fragments/Short Pieces”

Folder 13: Writings and Notes About DrugsAdd to your cart.

4 page typescript, "Now, with no other ship in sight...," fragment

1 page autograph, "Writings on Drugs"

Originally housed in a blue folder marked "Writings + Notes About Drugs"


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence, Box 1-12],
[Series 2: Manuscripts, Box 12-29],
[Series 3: Material Toward Books, Box 30-36],
[Series 4: Merlin, Box 36-37],
[Series 5: Sigma, Box 38-45],
[Series 6: Other Projects and Subject Files, Box 45-48],
[Series 7: Manuscripts by Others, Box 48-51],
[Series 8: Ephemera, Box 51-55],
[Series 9: Personal Papers, Box 55-62],
[Series 10: Print Material, Box 63-65],
[Series 11: Realia, Box 66],
[All]


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