Subseries 2.1
Notebooks, circa 1970-2007
Boxes 8-11, 48-50

Scope and Content Note

The notebooks in this series date from the early 1970s to 2007 and include drafts of poems and prose as well as research materials for Carson's published collections during these years. The earliest notebook includes drafts of a variety of poems, some uncollected, from the early 1970's. Early notebooks often contain a diverse array of writings; later ones are dedicated to specific poetry or prose projects. Because there are often several notebooks related to a specific volume, these have been numbered and arranged chronologically in the finding aid.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in chronological order.

Box Folder Content
8 1 Early notebook, [circa 1970s]
8 2 The Irish for No notebook, circa 1987 [research notes and drafts of poems]
8 3 Belfast Confetti notebook No. 1, 1987-1989 [research notes on Belfast history and geography]
8 4 Belfast Confetti notebook No. 2, 1986-1992 [drafts of poems and some miscellaneous prose]
8 5 Belfast Confetti notebook No. 3, circa 1988 [research notes and drafts of poems]
8 6 First Language notebook No. 1, circa 1990 [research notes and drafts of poems and some prose; most is uncollected]
8 7 First Language notebook No. 2, March 1993 - May 1993 [research notes and drafts of poems]
8 8 First Language notebook No. 3, July 1993 - August 1993 [research notes and drafts of poems]
8 9 First Language notebook No. 4, September 1993 - December 1993 [research notes and drafts of poems]
8 10 First Language notebook No. 5, November 1993 - April 1994 [research notes and drafts of poems]
9 1 Opera Et Cetera notebook No. 1, September 1993 - September 1994 [includes some material from First Language plus research notes and drafts of poems for Opera Et Cetera]
9 2 Opera Et Cetera notebook No. 2, September 1994 - December 31, 1995 [research notes and drafts of poems]
9 3 Last Night's Fun notebook No. 1, October - December 1994
9 4 Last Night's Fun notebook No. 2, January - May 1995
9 5 Last Night's Fun notebook No. 3, May - July 1995
9 6 Last Night's Fun and The Star Factory notebook; miscellaneous notes including guest list for Last Night's Fun book launch, emendations to The Star Factory [1996-1997] The Star Factory notebook; miscellaneous notes including guest list for Last Night's Fun book launch, emendations to The Star Factory [1996-1997]
9 7 The Star Factory notebook No. 1, October - December 1995; includes some drafts from "Opera"
9 8 The Star Factory notebook No. 2, 1995 - 1996
10 1 The Star Factory notebook No. 3, 1996
10 2 The Star Factory notebook No. 4, December 1996 - 1997
10 3 The Star Factory, cut-outs and printed matter stored in notebooks
10 4 The Alexandrine Plan "French Sonnets" notebook, 1997
10 5 The Twelfth of Never notebook No. 1, 1997; includes some The Star Factory and miscellaneous notes
10 6 The Twelfth of Never notebook No. 2, 1997-1998
11 1 Fishing for Amber notebook No. 1, 1998
11 2 Fishing for Amber notebook No. 2, 1998
11 3 Fishing for Amber notebook No. 3, 1998
11 4 Fishing for Amber notebook No. 4, 1998; includes "Bibliography for Fishing for Amber and some notes for Shamrock Tea" Fishing for Amber and some notes for Shamrock Tea"
11 5 Shamrock Tea notebook No.1 (1999)
11 6 Shamrock Tea notebook No.2 (1999)
11 7 Shamrock Tea notebook No.3 (1999)
48 1 Inferno notebook, no date
11 8 Inferno notebook No. 1 (2000)
48 2 Unidentified notebooks, circa 2000s[1 of 2]
48 3 Unidentified notebooks, circa 2000s [2 of 2]
48 4 X+Y=K notebook, no date
48 5 X+Y=K notebook, February 2002
48 6 X+Y=K notebook, July 2003
48 7 The Pen Friend and X+Y=K notebook, 2002 X+Y=K notebook, 2002
49 1 The Pen Friend notebook No. 1, May - June 2005
49 2 The Pen Friend notebook No. 2, May - October 2005
49 3 On the Night Watch notebooks, 2004-2005
49 4 On the Night Watch notebook, June - August 2008
49 5 The Táin notebook, September 2005
49 6 The Táin notebook No. 1, November 2005
49 7 The Táin notebook No. 2, November - December 2005
50 1 The Táin notebook No. 3, December 2005 - February 2006
50 2 The Táin notebook No. 4, February 2006
50 3 The Táin notebook, December 2005 - September 2006
50 4 Drafts of unpublished poems, March 2006
50 5 For All We Know notebook No. 1, May-June 2007
50 6 For All We Know notebook No. 2, August 2007
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