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Charles Henri Ford papers, 1906-1989 (bulk 1939-1989)

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Charles Henri Ford papers, 1906-1989, bulk 1939-1989
Series III. Ford's manuscripts, 1933-1986
Series IIID. Drafts of poems, ca. 1973-1985
Subseries comprises drafts of poems, many in single sheets. Titles are descriptive or taken from Ford's original folder. Arranged alphabetically by title.
Box
44 Manuscripts of poems, ca. 1973-1985
44 1 The End of the world is beautiful today, not after 1985
Typescript of collection of poems with minor collections. With note: first drafts and MSS poems, sealed 20 Aug 1985.
44 2-4 Poems: duplicates; typed poems for Book II and first typed drafts, undated
Manuscripts and typescripts of poetry with revisions. Poems include: "Happy landing for Jonathan Williams" and "Om Krishna: a tetrology".
44 5 Poems, first drafts, 1973
Two manuscript notebooks contain numerous poems, vocabulary lists, some journal entries and travel plans.
44 6 Poems, first drafts, 1976
Notebook contains manuscript poems, dated 23 Aug 1976 to 11 Nov 1976, vocabulary lists and notes. Cover title of notebook: Cahier of Vocabularies and First drafts, 1976. Note on inside cover regards Ford's plan for the poems. Various titles are listed in back pages: "Operation Minotaur," "Distilled birthmarks," "Lizard under the curtain," "Sausages," and "Last will and testament."
44 7 Poems: some first drafts (Kathmandu), undated
Typescript and manuscript with revisions. Includes poems under the following titles: "Special effects (for Parker Tyler)," "Distilled birthmarks," "Distant lightning," "Jonquils of propinquity for Henry James," and "In search of the indescribable mirages in a labyrinth."
44 8 Poetry reading, Chicago, undated
Photocopies of typescripts with annotations regarding reading.
44 9 Selected poems, folder I, ca. 1938-1964
Typescript. Note on envelope: First drafts and mss poems, sealed 20 Aug 1985. Includes: from The garden of disorder and other poems, 1938; ABC's, 1940; "Ballad for Baudelaire" from The Mirror of Baudelaire, 1942; poems from The Overturned lake, 1941; poems from Sleep in a nest of flames, 1949; Uncollected poems, 1949-1964
44 10 Selected poems, folder II, 1976, undated
Typescripts and manuscripts with minor corrections. Includes: "Serenade to Leonore," "Plaint," "The Overturned lake," "Five elegies," "Bringing culture to Buffalo," "Enshrined," "Untitled," 1976.
44 11 Selected poems, folder III, undated
Ca. 28 typescripts and manuscripts, various titles


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