Laurence Lerner, of St John’s College (b. 1925): worksheets and drafts for two poems, ‘Midnight Swim’ and ‘Don’t Hold my Hand’, c. 1962. Both poems were published in Lerner’s collection The Directions of Memory (London: Chatto and Windus, 1963), pp. 31 and 51.
Various sizes. 16 pp. With a letter from the author to Guy Lee, Librarian of the College, 10 Jan. 1964, presenting the material to St John’s.
Autograph MS and TS, with numerous adjustments and corrections. Paper, the earliest sheets torn from a ruled notebook.