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64832: Letter: To Gordon Bottomley / The Tower of Skulls / Returning, we hear the larks / The Burning Temple / The Dying Soldier

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posted on 2024-05-02, 16:14 authored by First World War Poetry Digital Archive Project Team

Written on reverse of Church Army paper. Mentions still being in hospital but will likely be transferred to the trenches shortly / apologises for 'dreariness' of letter, but explains that the circumstances and experience of war makes it more difficult to write / discusses Gordon Bottomley' suggestions for alterations to 'The Unicorn' / has not incorporated changes to 'The Unicorn' as yet / is including instead various drafts, including a pencil draft of 'The Tower of Sculls' and typescripts of 'Returning, we hear the larks', 'The Burning of the Temple' and 'The Dying Soldier'. |

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Postmarked envelope included with letter.
Written on reverse of Church Army paper. Mentions still being in hospital but will likely be transferred to the trenches shortly / apologises for 'dreariness' of letter, but explains that the circumstances and experience of war makes it more difficult to write / discusses Gordon Bottomley' suggestions for alterations to 'The Unicorn' / has not incorporated changes to 'The Unicorn' as yet / is including instead various drafts, including a pencil draft of 'The Tower of Sculls' and typescripts of 'Returning, we hear the larks', 'The Burning of the Temple' and 'The Dying Soldier'.
Reverse of letter written on Church Army paper. Mentions still being in hospital but will likely be transferred to the trenches shortly / apologises for 'dreariness' of letter, but explains that the circumstances and experience of war makes it more difficult to write / discusses Gordon Bottomley' suggestions for alterations to 'The Unicorn' / has not incorporated changes to 'The Unicorn' as yet / is including instead various drafts, including a pencil draft of 'The Tower of Sculls' and typescripts of 'Returning, we hear the larks', 'The Burning of the Temple' and 'The Dying Soldier'.
Pencil draft on reverse of Church Army paper. Included with letter to Gordon Bottomley mentioning still being in hospital but will likely be transferred to the trenches shortly / apologises for 'dreariness' of letter, but explains that the circumstances and experience of war makes it more difficult to write / discusses Gordon Bottomley' suggestions for alterations to 'The Unicorn' / has not incorporated changes to 'The Unicorn' as yet / is including instead various drafts, including a pencil draft of 'The Tower of Sculls' and typescripts of 'Returning, we hear the larks', 'The Burning of the Temple' and 'The Dying Soldier'.
Reverse of pencil draft of poem written on Church Army paper. Included with letter to Gordon Bottomley mentioning still being in hospital but will likely be transferred to the trenches shortly / apologises for 'dreariness' of letter, but explains that the circumstances and experience of war makes it more difficult to write / discusses Gordon Bottomley' suggestions for alterations to 'The Unicorn' / has not incorporated changes to 'The Unicorn' as yet / is including instead various drafts, including a pencil draft of 'The Tower of Sculls' and typescripts of 'Returning, we hear the larks', 'The Burning of the Temple' and 'The Dying Soldier'.
Typescript of poem. Included with letter to Gordon Bottomley mentioning still being in hospital but will likely be transferred to the trenches shortly / apologises for 'dreariness' of letter, but explains that the circumstances and experience of war makes it more difficult to write / discusses Gordon Bottomley' suggestions for alterations to 'The Unicorn' / has not incorporated changes to 'The Unicorn' as yet / is including instead various drafts, including a pencil draft of 'The Tower of Sculls' and typescripts of 'Returning, we hear the larks', 'The Burning of the Temple' and 'The Dying Soldier'.
Reverse of Typescript of poem. Included with letter to Gordon Bottomley mentioning still being in hospital but will likely be transferred to the trenches shortly / apologises for 'dreariness' of letter, but explains that the circumstances and experience of war makes it more difficult to write / discusses Gordon Bottomley' suggestions for alterations to 'The Unicorn' / has not incorporated changes to 'The Unicorn' as yet / is including instead various drafts, including a pencil draft of 'The Tower of Sculls' and typescripts of 'Returning, we hear the larks', 'The Burning of the Temple' and 'The Dying Soldier'.

History

Identifier

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Creator

Rosenberg, Isaac (1890-1918)

Date

24th February 1918 | 24th February 1918 1917 1917 - 1918

Date Created

24/02/1918 | 01/01/1917

Temporal Date

31/12/1917 | 28/02/1918

Spatial

France

Source

Folio | Letter Leaf

Medium

Paper

Format

Pencil Typescript

Type

Letter | Miscellaneous Letter Poem within letter

Pages

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Number of Pages

9

Contributor

Alisa Miller

Rights

The British Library / The Laurence Binyon Literary Estate / The Gordon Bottomley Literary Estate

Collection ID

Loan 103/77: Rosenberg Letters I512 E | Loan 103/77: Rosenberg Letters I512 E | Loan 103/77: Rosenberg Letters I512 E | Loan 103/77: Rosenberg Letters I512 E | Loan 103/77: Rosenberg Letters I512 E | Loan 103/77: Rosenberg Letters I512 E | Loan 103/77: Rosenberg Letters I512 E | Loan 103/77: Rosenberg Letters I512 E | Loan 103/77: Rosenberg Letters I512 E

Repository Name

The British Library

Repository Address

96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB, UK

Publisher

The First World War Poetry Digital Archive