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The Poetry Notebooks list provides additional information about the 69 notebooks in Fainlight mss. IV. Poetry Notebooks. This list is organized by the folders seen in the Fainlight mss. inventory. Topics, time periods, or places that Harry Fainlight indicated in a prominent place in the notebooks are included as "titles" here.

May 1950 – 1951:
  • 1. Untitled (1951)
  • 2. "Notebook 1" (1950 – 1951)
1951 – 1958:
  • 3. "Notebook 3" (circa 1951 – 1958)
December 1958 – 1959:
  • 4. "Notebook 4"/ X-mas 1958 - 1959" (Dec.1958 – 1959)
1961:
  • 5. "Notebook 6" (1961)
Circa 1968:
  • 6. Untitled (circa 1968)
Circa 1960's:
  • 7. Untitled (circa 1960s)
February 1971 – May 1971:
  • 8. "After leaving Asylum at Epsom"/ "Post-Epsom" (Feb. 1971)
  • 9. "Begun on bail before film trial"/ "Hysterical" (May 1971)
June 1971 – August 1971:
  • 10. "Recovery"/"This is probably the first of the notebooks and gives a fresh impression of the agony that was to become habitual (which has continued 4 years after a time when it was here recorded as an event of unrepeatable finality.) (June 1971)
  • 11. "Begun August 1971/ Better" (Aug. 1971)
August 1971 – 1971:
  • 12. "Finished 19th August 1971 – Swiss Cottage Hotel" (Aug. 1971)
  • 13. "Autumn – Important Diary Vol. concerning arrest at Kyle and first days at Craig Dunian"/ "Trip to Lewis and arrest to Craig Dunain" (1971)
February 1972 – May 1972:
  • 14. "Craig Dunain" (Feb. 9, 1972)
  • 15. "Craig Dunain" (April 1972)
  • 16. "Craig Dunain" / "Amadan (J.S. gift)" (May 1972)
September 1972 – November 1972:
  • 17. "Craig Dunain" (Sept. – Oct. 1972)
  • 18. "Craig Dunain"/ "Released, reaches London and stops recording" (Nov. 1972)
August 1972 – June 1973:
  • 19. Untitled (Aug. 3, 1972 – Apr., 1973)
  • 20. Untitled (June 1973)
August 1974 – December 1974:
  • 21. "Keinton Mandeville" (Aug. – Sept. 1974)
  • 22. "Keinton Mandeville" (Oct. 1974)
  • 23. "Keinton Mandeville" (Oct. – Nov. 1974)
  • 24. "Keinton Mandeville" (Dec. 1974)
June 1975 – 1975:
  • 25. "Brixton" (June 1975)
  • 26. Untitled (July 26, 1975)
  • 27. "Begun Liverpool April 1975" (Apr.1975)
  • 28. Untitled (1975)
January 1976 – May 1976:
  • 29. Untitled (Jan 1976)
  • 30. Untitled (Feb. – May 1976)
June 1976 – September 1976:
  • 31. "Liverpool (5 Huskisson St.)" (includes index of notebooks on last page) (June 19, 1976)
  • 32. "The Book of Fanny"/"The Den, Sarn, Newtown, Powys, Wales"(Aug. – Sept. 1976)
  • 33. "Autumn diary, including material at time of mother's death" (1976)
August 1977 – 1977:
  • 34. "Den Cottage, Sarn, Newton, Powys, Wales" (Aug. 30, 1977)
  • 35. Untitled (Circa 1977)
February 8, 1978 – October 1978:
  • 36. "14 Wolstonberry Road, Hove, Sussex" (Feb. 8, 1978)
  • 37. "Sarne" (Aug. 1978)
  • 38. "Norfolk" (Oct. 1978)
1978:
  • 39. "14 Wolstonberry Road, Hove, Sussex" (1978)
February 7, 1979 – August 1979:
  • 40. "St. Francis Hospital" (Feb. 7, 1979)
  • 41. "St. Francis Hospital, Haywards Heath (1979)
  • 42. "London/ Den Cottage, Sarn, Powys, Wales" (July – Aug. 1979)
Circa 1970's:
  • 43. Untitled (Circa late 1970's)
  • 44. Untitled (1970's)
May 15 1980 – March 1981:
  • 45. "I bought this at Liverpool St. Railway Station on May 15th, 1980" (May 15, 1980)
  • 46. "Den Cottage, Sarn, Powys, Wales"(Mar. 1981)
April 1981:
  • 47. "Den Cottage, Sarn, Powys, Wales" (Apr. 1981)
September 1981:
  • 48. Notebook (Sept. 1981)
November 1981:
  • 49. "Den Cottage, Sarn" (Nov. 1981)
  • 50. "ESP Diary" (Nov. 1981)
  • 51. Untitled (1981)
April 1982–1982:
  • 52. "Den Cottage, Sarn, Powys, Wales" (Apr. – July 1982)
  • 53. Untitled (1982)
Undated with location:
  • 54. "Brixton & Epsom"
  • 55. "89 Petherton Road, Stoke Newington, London N.5"
  • 56. "Den Cottage, Sarn, Powys"
Undated:
  • 57. Untitled
Undated:
  • 58. Untitled
  • 59. Untitled
  • 60. Untitled
Undated:
  • 61. Untitled
  • 62. Untitled
  • 63. Untitled
Undated:
  • 64. Untitled
  • 65. Untitled
  • 66. Untitled
Undated:
  • 67. Untitled
Undated:
  • 68. Untitled
Undated:
  • 69. Untitled

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