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66077: In a Ward

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posted on 2024-04-18, 18:22 authored by First World War Poetry Digital Archive Project Team

Manuscript in pen in Marion Scott's hand. A pencil draft of the poem exists in the notebook 64.5.7. This draft shows revisions to the final two lines. Written while Ivor Gurney was a patient at Lord Derby's War Hospital being treated for shell shock. The poem was published in 'The Spectator' on 11th January 1919. Included in 'War's Embers' (1919).

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Identifier

7150.jpg | IG-64-11-73.jpg

Creator

Gurney, Ivor (1890-1937)

Date

Jul-18

Date Created

01/07/1918

Temporal Date

31/07/1918

Spatial

Warrington, England

Source

Leaf

Medium

Paper

Format

Pen

Type

Poem

Contributor

Alisa Miller

Rights

The Ivor Gurney Archive, Gloucestershire Archives / The Ivor Gurney Estate

Collection ID

Papers of Ivor Gurney 64.11.73

Repository Name

The Ivor Gurney Archive

Repository Address

Gloucestershire Archives, Clarence Row, Alvin Street, Gloucester, GL1 3DW, UK

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