Lilly Library Manuscript Collections

FINLAY MSS.

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Inventory

I. Correspondence

Preceded by one folder of biographical material. General correspondence is arranged chronologically, followed by an undated letter and Christmas cards.
  • Box 1: Biographical; 1962 - 1968, Nov.
  • Box 2: 1968, Dec. - 1969
  • Box 3: 1970, Jan. - Dec. 21
  • Box 4: 1970, Dec. 22 - 1972, Jan.
  • Box 5: 1972, Feb. - Dec.; undated letters; Christmas cards
  • Oversize 1: May 30, 1967; June 4, 1969; undated letter

II. Writings

Arranged alphabetically by title of Finlay's work, followed by writings by others, arranged alphabetically by author. Includes writings, drawings and related materials.
Writings by Ian Hamilton Finlay
Box 5
  • ABCD...
  • Acrobats
  • Additional poems
  • Ajar
  • Alphabet book
  • and/between/in
  • april may june july...
  • Arcadian Sundials
  • The Archangel
  • ark-arc
  • Au Pair
  • Blok
  • A boatyard
  • Bring Back the Birch
  • Broken Heart
  • Brother of the Dogfish
  • Caterpillar in Pond
  • Christmas was at Easter
  • Ceolfrith Street Handout
  • Count-down of a fir tree
  • Cythera: Garden Setting
  • The Dancers Inherit the Party
  • Earthship
  • The Estate Hunters
  • Evening/Sail 2
  • Fir Tree
  • Fishing News News
  • flags
  • The flower of the fal
  • The Four Seasons as Fishing Boats
  • From "An Inland Garde"
  • Headlines
  • Hic Jacet parvulum...
  • Homage to Donald McGill
  • Homage to Vuillard
  • Homage to A. E. Hornel
  • Horizon
  • Instructions about boat to Salamander Press
  • Instructions for setting poems
  • It is little
  • Joke book
  • Land/Sea Indoor Sundial
  • The Land's Shadow
  • A memory of summer
  • A minor Incident
  • The mouse
  • Nets
  • Notes about the Fulcrum Press Affair
  • Notes, miscellaneous
  • The Old Nobby
  • The Olsen Excerpts
  • Original Verses
  • Pan Loaf Provincialism
  • Peasants
  • Picture Book
  • Pittodrie
  • Poem with Three Stripes
  • Poems
  • Postcard poem Layouts
  • A Rock Rose
  • The Rubenstein Questionnaire
  • A Sailor's Calendar
  • Sails/Waves
  • Sea poppy 1.
  • Sea-poppy 2.
  • A Sea Street Anthology
  • Seas/ease
  • The Sea's Waves...
  • Sepia Barge
  • The Sign of the Nudge
  • Skylarks
  • Stack Net
  • Tree-Shells
  • Tristan's Sail
  • Two Concrete poems
  • Unicorn
  • Walking through Seaweed
  • Wave Sheaf
  • The Wild Dogs in Winter
  • Willing Wings
  • Windflower
  • Xmas morn
  • you me us
Oversize 1
  • The Little Drummer Boy
  • Seashells
  • Tye, Cringle, etc.
Oversize 3
  • Be in Time...
  • The Bigger Sundial
  • Column Poem
  • Evening Will Come
  • Four Sails
  • The Four Seasons as Fore-and-Afters
  • Glossary
  • Homage to Gomringer
  • Love/Apple
  • Poems to Hear and See
  • A Rococo Walnut
  • Sailing Barge (Redwing)

Writings by others

Box 6
  • Albert-Birot, Pierre
  • Bann, Stephen
  • Braga, Edgard
  • Brown, Pete
  • Campos, Augusto de
  • Cant, Jackie
  • Careme, Maurice
  • Chopin, Henri
  • Clark, Elizabeth T.
  • Costley, Ron
  • Cox, Kenelm
  • Creeley, Robert
  • cummings, e.e.
  • Cutts, Simon
  • Demarco Gallery
  • Dragomirescu, Radu
  • Falk, Gunter
  • Gappmayr, Heinz
  • Gomringer, Evgen
  • Grigor, Murray
  • Hendry, James Finlay
  • Higgins, Richard C.
  • Hill, Hugh Creighton
  • Hollo, Anselm
  • Horovitz, Michael
  • Houston, Libby
  • Johnson, Ronald
  • Jandl, Ernst
  • Kujundzic, Zeljko D.
  • Lax, Robert
  • McCaig, Norman
  • McDowell, John D.
  • McGerrill, Ann
  • Malone, Marvin Herbert
  • Mayrocker, Friederike
  • Melo Castro, E.M
  • Mills, Stuart
  • Morgan, Edwin
  • Niikuni, Seiichi
  • Novak, Ladislov
  • Riddel, Alan
  • Roth, Karl Heinz
  • Scha, Remko J.H
  • Seidman, Hugh
  • Siegel, Eli
  • Simmons, Robert
  • Smith, Barbara (Bodo) Hirrnstein
  • Sparrow, John Hanburg Angus
  • Standford, Derek
  • Sutherland, Robert Garioch
  • Supervielle, Jules
  • Turnbull, Gael
  • Uribe Valdivie Iso, Enrique
  • Valoch, Jiri
  • Vree, Paul de
  • Wild Hawthorn Press (2 folders)
  • Williams, Jonathan Chamberlain
  • Zukofsky, Louis
  • Unknown authors
Oversize 1 : Scobie, Stephen

III. Drawings & Photographs

Drawings

Box 6
  • Fraine, Robert
  • Kempes, Roland
  • Kujundzic, Z.D. (2 folders)
  • Picking, J.
  • Sandeman, Margot (2 folders)
Oversize 1: McNeish, Alexander

Photographs

Box 6
  • ASA Exhibition in Tokyo
  • Brazilian Concrete Poets: Augusto and Haroldo de Campos, and Décio Pignatari
  • Cruz-Diez, Carlos. Artwork
  • Finlay, I.H. Concrete poems, garden, pond and boat, two portraits
  • Gomez de Liano, Ignacio. Poetry
  • Niedecler, Lorine. Snapshot
  • Schmalriede, Manfred, photographer. Finlay exhibit
  • Schiller, Robert M., photographer. Louis Zukofsky
  • Trace, M.D., photographer. Artwork by Jeffrey Steele
  • Walker, Audrey, photographer. For Finlay's Autumn poem

IV. Printed

Box 6
  • The Archangel of Archangel
  • A Boatyard
  • Catches
  • Cythera
  • Fishing News News
  • Homage to E.A. Hornel
  • A memory of Summer
  • The Old Nobby
  • Pole Night
  • Seashells
  • Tree-Shells
  • Willing Wings
Other writers
  • Miscellaneous 1
  • Miscellaneous 2
Oversize 2
  • P.O.T.H. (Poor. Old. Tired. Horse). Includes poems, proofs, and layouts

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