DICKINSON, PATRIC (1914-1994)
COLLECTION OF TEN AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPTS, six signed, comprising 'The Good King. A Children's Opera in two Acts' with an autograph note 'this was later re-titled Good King Wenceslas' (11 pages), 'A Season lost', 'Town Maps' (draft in pencil with revisions), 'the Scales' (draft in pencil with revisions), 'Under', 'The House of the Creators', 'Julie's Washing', 'Thoughts in a Cathedral', 'To Go Hidden' and 'Autumn', 21 pages in all, folio, quarto and octavo, a number on illustrated notepaper showing Rye Church, not dated
With the poems are a note in Dickinson's hand stating that six of the poems are unpublished and two charming self-deprecating messages suggesting that the later reserves suggested after the manuscripts failed to sell when he gave them for sale for the benefit of the Arvon Writing Schools were 'dotty' (too high) and proposing no reserve and giving some background information. He also mentions how well the sales for Trekkie Parsons ('one of our oldest dearest friends') had done. Publication of these poems has not been traced.