I.viii.2. Manuscript and typescript drafts of poems, many of which were collected in 'Station Island',

1977-1981.

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Main Creator: Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013
Summary:Included are worksheets containing drafts of 'Haunted' (alternatively titled in file as 'Trespasser' and revised and collected as Section I 'The King of the Ditchbacks'), 'Initiate' (revised and collected as Section II 'The King ...'), 'The Stranger' (collected as 'Making Strange'), 'Remembering Mailbu', 'The Easter House', 'Changes' (with a draft dated 31 July 1980), 'The Underground', 'A Cart for Edward Gallagher' (collected with revisions as 'Last Look'), 'A Migration' (fragment), 'Holly', 'Contrition' (with a draft dated 30 July 1977; revised and collected as Section IX of 'Station Island'), 'The Loaning' (with a draft dated 2 Jan. 1981), 'An Ulster Twilight' (collected as 'Away From It All'), 'Dialogues', 'Widgeon' (alternatively titled as Decoy' in file), 'Sweeney Astray' (collected as 'The King ...), 'Alba' (alternatively titled 'Mercury Snowbound' and 'A Snowshoe', 'Old Smoothing Iron', 'Visions of Station Island' (collected as Section VII of S.I.), 'A Workshop for Eric Dawson' (collected as 'An Ulster Twilight'), 'The Chestnut Tree', Signs', 'Catherine's Fancy', 'Davin on the Broagh Road' (collected as 'A Bat on the Road'), untitled poem collected as Section XII of S.I., 'Stone from Delphi' and 'Granite Chip'.
In Collection: Seamus Heaney Literary Papers, 1963-2010
Format: MANUSCRIPT
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Notes:Taken from a file originally marked as 'Station Island' by Heaney.

'The Easter House' was published in 'Pequod', 1984; 'Catherine's Fancy' was collected in as section IV of 'Field Work'.

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;

Physical description: 104 pages; 2 folders.

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I.viii.2. Manuscript and typescript drafts of poems, many of which were collected in 'Station Island',

1977-1981.
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In Collection: Seamus Heaney Literary Papers, 1963-2010
Description:Included are worksheets containing drafts of 'Haunted' (alternatively titled in file as 'Trespasser' and revised and collected as Section I 'The King of the Ditchbacks'), 'Initiate' (revised and collected as Section II 'The King ...'), 'The Stranger' (collected as 'Making Strange'), 'Remembering Mailbu', 'The Easter House', 'Changes' (with a draft dated 31 July 1980), 'The Underground', 'A Cart for Edward Gallagher' (collected with revisions as 'Last Look'), 'A Migration' (fragment), 'Holly', 'Contrition' (with a draft dated 30 July 1977; revised and collected as Section IX of 'Station Island'), 'The Loaning' (with a draft dated 2 Jan. 1981), 'An Ulster Twilight' (collected as 'Away From It All'), 'Dialogues', 'Widgeon' (alternatively titled as Decoy' in file), 'Sweeney Astray' (collected as 'The King ...), 'Alba' (alternatively titled 'Mercury Snowbound' and 'A Snowshoe', 'Old Smoothing Iron', 'Visions of Station Island' (collected as Section VII of S.I.), 'A Workshop for Eric Dawson' (collected as 'An Ulster Twilight'), 'The Chestnut Tree', Signs', 'Catherine's Fancy', 'Davin on the Broagh Road' (collected as 'A Bat on the Road'), untitled poem collected as Section XII of S.I., 'Stone from Delphi' and 'Granite Chip'.
Main Creator: Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013
Extent:104 pages; 2 folders.
Format:Manuscript
Call Number: MS 49,493/58 (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.