Manuscript book of poetry, the title page inscribed 'Begun on 7th November 1998, on the anniversary of my mother's birthday'. The volume contains some 40 poems, many of them re-workings of earlier versions and several appear as work in progress. Some poems are given dates which pre-date the volume, probably the date of first writing. Included in the volume is one poem dedicated to KR from Samuel Menashe, the New York poet whose work was published in 'Temenos'. The poem, 'Eyes' is written in another hand and dated 20 May 1997.
A later addition is two postcards written by Kathleen Raine to 'Miss Lee' about her transfer from publisher Hamish Hamilton to Allen and Unwin.
The volume was offered to Girton at her mother's behest by Kathleen Raine's daughter, Anna Hopewell (Madge 1952) and collected from her by the Archivist, July 2004.
Kathleen Raine was first approached by the College in 1997, as part of an initiative to collect the contemporary literary manuscripts of alumni.
The postcards were found inside volumes of KR's autobiography ('The Land Unknown' 1975 and 'The Lion's Mouth' 1977) purchased from book dealer ID Edrich (Wanstead, London) and presented to the Library by Dr E Wright, 2006.