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87783: Eternal Treasure / The Poplar

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posted on 2024-04-18, 17:57 authored by First World War Poetry Digital Archive Project Team

Manuscript in pencil in Ivor Gurney's hand. Two other manuscript drafts of 'Eternal Treasure' exist. One was included in a letter to Marion Scott of 24th August 1917, and all 3 drafts remain consistent. Another manuscript draft of 'The Poplar' can be found in a letter of September 1918 to Marion Scott. Written while Gurney was a patient at the Middlesex War Hospital. Both poems were included in 'War's Embers' (1919). Found in a coverless notebook used by Gurney from late August to mid-September 1918.

Manuscript in pencil in Ivor Gurney's hand. Manuscript in pencil in Ivor Gurney's hand, with a musical sketch written on the facing page. The poem was sent to Marion Scott in a letter of c.11 September 1918. Gurney also composed a musical setting of a version of this poem, for two voices. Included in 'War's Embers' (1919). Written while Gurney was a patient at the Middlesex War Hospital. Found in a coverless notebook used by Gurney from late August to mid-September 1918.

History

Creator

Gurney, Ivor (1890-1937)

Date

August - September 1918

Pages

14-15

Number of Pages

2

Contributor

Alisa Miller

Rights

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

Collection ID

Papers of Ivor Gurney 64.5.6.13v-14r | Papers of Ivor Gurney 64.5.6.14v-15r

Repository Name

The Ivor Gurney Archive

Repository Address

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

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