I.iv.1. Hardback notebook, containing manuscript drafts of poems, many of which were collected in 'Wintering Out',

1968-1980.

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Main Creator: Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013
Summary:Contains manuscript drafts of the poems 'In Upper Brockhampton', 'Midas's Barber', 'The Crowing Man', 'Lament', 'A Postcard', 'Ulster Politics', 'Early Risers', 'Munro', 'First Birthday Card', 'Waterway', 'Elegy for a Postman', 'Night Calls', 'Midnight', 'Icon', 'The Irish Nightingale', 'Serendades', 'Moving In', 'Medallion', 'Idyll', 'First Calf', 'Wedding Day', 'Lictor', 'Limbo', 'Come On Over', 'Ballad', 'Navvy', 'Brown', 'The Swell', 'The Last Mummer', 'Magnolia', 'Dawn', 'Dream of the Trenches', 'Their Brother', The Host' (draft alternatively titled 'Guest of Honour'), 'The Traitor', 'Song', 'Effigy', 'Kitchen Midden', 'The Island', 'Tinkers', 'Charms', 'Melon Field', 'Offering for the soul of the late Patrick Rooney', 'Tweed', 'Omen and Plan', 'Astray', 'Third Degree', 'Retort', 'Bye Child', 'Poacher', 'Tinder', ['Augury'], 'Words for the Walls', Snowdrops in Lent', 'The Tollund Man', 'Second Hand', 'The Cavalry Arrives', 'On the Shankhill', 'Haymakers', 'Sea House', 'Against Blinking', 'Robber', 'Runaway', 'In Devon' (later revised and collected as part of 'Bone Dreams'), 'Maiden Castle', ['Midnight'], ['Mother of the Groom'], 'Travel', 'Muse', 'Bog Queen', 'Munro's Comforters' and 'Exposure'.


Notebook also contains a draft of Heaney's radio play 'Munro', which was broadcast on BBC Northern Ireland, in 1970, and a diary entry for 13th Sept 1977, in which he writes of the death of Robert Lowell.
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In Collection: Seamus Heaney Literary Papers, 1963-2010
Format: MANUSCRIPT
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Notes:Many of the poems in this notebook were published with revisions in Heaney's collections 'Wintering Out' (1972), 'Stations' (1975) and 'Field Work' (1979) or published in the journals 'The Listener', 'The Honest Ulsterman' , 'The Critical Quarterly', 'The Michigan Quarterly Review', and 'The New Stateman' from 1969.

Annotations on front endpapers read '14th November 1968'. Composition dates on poems frequently noted throughout.

Department of Manuscripts, National Library of Ireland. There are additional Seamus Heaney manuscripts held in the Department of Manuscripts (MS 41,932/1-3). This consists of manuscript and typescript drafts of the poem 'Sweeney Astray', with additional notes on early Irish poetry;

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I.iv.1. Hardback notebook, containing manuscript drafts of poems, many of which were collected in 'Wintering Out',

1968-1980.
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In Collection: Seamus Heaney Literary Papers, 1963-2010
Description:Contains manuscript drafts of the poems 'In Upper Brockhampton', 'Midas's Barber', 'The Crowing Man', 'Lament', 'A Postcard', 'Ulster Politics', 'Early Risers', 'Munro', 'First Birthday Card', 'Waterway', 'Elegy for a Postman', 'Night Calls', 'Midnight', 'Icon', 'The Irish Nightingale', 'Serendades', 'Moving In', 'Medallion', 'Idyll', 'First Calf', 'Wedding Day', 'Lictor', 'Limbo', 'Come On Over', 'Ballad', 'Navvy', 'Brown', 'The Swell', 'The Last Mummer', 'Magnolia', 'Dawn', 'Dream of the Trenches', 'Their Brother', The Host' (draft alternatively titled 'Guest of Honour'), 'The Traitor', 'Song', 'Effigy', 'Kitchen Midden', 'The Island', 'Tinkers', 'Charms', 'Melon Field', 'Offering for the soul of the late Patrick Rooney', 'Tweed', 'Omen and Plan', 'Astray', 'Third Degree', 'Retort', 'Bye Child', 'Poacher', 'Tinder', ['Augury'], 'Words for the Walls', Snowdrops in Lent', 'The Tollund Man', 'Second Hand', 'The Cavalry Arrives', 'On the Shankhill', 'Haymakers', 'Sea House', 'Against Blinking', 'Robber', 'Runaway', 'In Devon' (later revised and collected as part of 'Bone Dreams'), 'Maiden Castle', ['Midnight'], ['Mother of the Groom'], 'Travel', 'Muse', 'Bog Queen', 'Munro's Comforters' and 'Exposure'.
Notebook also contains a draft of Heaney's radio play 'Munro', which was broadcast on BBC Northern Ireland, in 1970, and a diary entry for 13th Sept 1977, in which he writes of the death of Robert Lowell.
Main Creator: Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013
Extent:1 item
Format:Manuscript
Call Number: MS 49,493/11 (Manuscripts Reading Room)
Rights:Subject to the provisions of the Copyright Act 2000, the papers in this collection are in copyright. It is necessary to obtain the express permission of the copyright owner before reproducing any material from this collection.