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Subseries 3.1b
Collected poetry, 1970-1995
Box 17: folder 3 - Box 20: folder 7

Ripe for Company (1971)
Box Folder Content
17 3 "Back Road," TS
17 4 "Growing Up," TS
17 5 "In Memoriam," MS, TS
17 6 "Loughside," TS
17 7 "Marriage Letter," TS [a part of "Three Portraits"]
17 8 "McQuade," TS [a part of "Three Portraits"]
17 9 "On Devenish Island," MS, TS
17 10 "Poem: For P. McC.," TS [a part of "Three Portraits"] [See also Subseries 3.1c: Uncollected poetry, "Derrycullen Churchyard" for MS]
17 11 "Poem for Paula," TS [included with "Three Domestic Poems"]
17 12 "Spoilt Child," MS [See also Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), Ripe for Company, "Marriage Letter"]
17 13 Ripe for Company, TS [incomplete; includes: "On Devenish Island," "Castlecoole," "Growing Up," "Loughside," "Island Honeymoon," "Island Honeymoon," "Virgins," "Poems for Paula," "Hairy Horseworm," "In Memoriam," "Second Childhood"]
17 14 Ripe for Company, mock-up
Business as Usual (1973)
17 15 "Amelia Street," TS [See also Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), Business as Usual, "In Great Victoria Street"]
17 16 "Blind Raifteiri," TS [variant title: "Raifteiri"]
17 17 "Business as Usual," MS, TS [included with "Interim"]
17 18 "Elegy," TS [this poem is different from "Elegy" in uncollected poems]
17 19 "Floods," TS
17 20 "In Great Victoria Street," TS [includes: "The Belfast Pure Ice and Cold Storage Co. Ltd.," "The Crown," "Amelia Street," "The Great Northern Railway"]
17 21 "Interim," MS, TS [included with "Business as Usual"]
17 22 "Kathleen," MS, TS [See also Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), A Store of Candles, "Floods"]
17 23 "The Lady Next Door," MS [See also Subseries 3.1c: Poetry by Ormsby (uncollected), "Donne"]
17 24 "Old Man on a Country Bus," TS [included as a poetry presentation, circa 1977, with: "The Practical Farms," "Wet Leaves," "Sheepman," "My Friend Havelock Ellis," "Ornaments," "Winter Offerings," "The Barracks," "Spot the Ball," "Floods," "Passing the Crematorium," "Under the Stairs"]
"Relief Map," [See Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), Business as Usual, "Elegy"; Subseries 5.1: Printed material by Ormsby, "The Relief Map"]
17 25 "Sheepman," TS [See also Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), Business as Usual, "Elegy"] and A Store of Candles, "Sheepman"] A Store of Candles, "Sheepman"]
"Windows," TS [See Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), Business as Usual, "Elegy"]
17 26 "Winter Offerings," MS, TS
17 27 Business as Usual, mock-up
A Store of Candles (1977)
17 28 A Store of Candles, tables of contents
17 29 "After Mass," MS, TS
17 30 "Aftermath," MS, TS
17 31 "The Air-Raid Shelter," MS, TS [variant title: "An American Camp in Ireland"] [See also Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), A Store of Candles, "Illumination"]
17 32 "At the Reception," TS [variant title: "A Toast"]
17 33 "Backroads," MS
17 34 "The Barracks," MS [See also Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), Business as Usual, "Old Man on a Country Bus"]
17 35 "Calendars," MS
17 36 "Caves," MS, TS
17 37 "A Death in the Mansion," MS
17 38 "The Edge of War," MS
17 39 "Fanfares," MS, TS [includes: "Factory Girl"] [variant title: "The Factory Girls"]
17 40 "The Farm Under the Floor," TS [includes: "Night on the Estate" and "Smokeless Fuel" [See also Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), A Store of Candles, "Caves"]
17 41 "Floods," MS, TS [See also Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), Business as Usual, "Old Man on a Country Bus"]
17 42 "Illumination," MS, TS
17 43 "In Lieu of Carols," MS, TS
"In Memoriam," MS, TS [See Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), Ripe for Company, "In Memoriam"]
17 44 "Islands," MS
17 45 "Landscape with Figures," MS
17 46 "The Leaf," MS
17 47 "Love on the Coast," MS
17 48 "Mantovani at the Mental Hospital," MS
17 49 "The Massage Parlour," MS
"McQuade," MS, TS [See Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), Ripe for Company, "McQuade"]
17 50 "Moving In," MS
17 51 "My Friend Havelock Ellis," MS, TS [See also Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), Business as Usual, "Old Man on a Country Bus"]
17 52 "Natural History Selection," MS
"Old Man on a Country Bus," TS [See Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), Business as Usual, "Old Man on a Country Bus"]
17 53 "Ornaments," MS, TS [See also Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), Business as Usual, "Old Man on a Country Bus"]
17 54 "Passing the Crematorium," MS, TS [See also Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), Business as Usual, "Old Man on a Country Bus"]
17 55 "The Police Museum," MS
17 56 "The Practical Farms," MS [includes sections: 1) "The Small Ads," 2) "Economies," and 3) "A Fly in the Winter"] [See also Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), Business as Usual, "Old Man on a Country Bus"]
17 57 "The School Hockey Team in Amsterdam," MS, TS
"Sheepman," MS, TS [See Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), Business as Usual "Sheepman" and "Old Man on a Country Bus"]
17 58 "Spot the Ball," MS, TS [See also Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), A Store of Candles, "Natural History Section," and for TS See also Business as Usual, "Old Man on a Country Bus"] Business as Usual, "Old Man on a Country Bus"]
17 59 "Stone," MS, TS
17 60 "Under the Stars," MS [for TS See also Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), Business as Usual, "Old Man on a Country Bus"]
17 61 "Wet Leaves," MS [for TS See also Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), Business as Usual, "Old Man on a Country Bus"]
"Winter Offerings," MS, TS [See Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), Business as Usual, "Winter Offerings" and "Old Man on a Country Bus"]
Being Walked by a Dog (1978)
18 1 "The Bees' Nest," MS, TS
18 2 "Being Walked By a Dog," MS, TS
18 3 "The Heart of It," MS, TS
18 4 "Heavy Lorries," MS, TS
18 5 "Last Night," MS, TS [variant title: "Last night I looked towards you in a dream…"]
18 6 "The Ownership of the Lough," MS, TS
18 7 "The Parting," MS, TS
18 8 "A Small Town in Ireland," MS, TS
18 9 "Waiting for a Connection," TS
18 10 "Where She Lives," MS, TS
A Northern Spring (1986)
18 11 A Northern Spring, research correspondence
18 12 A Northern Spring, research notes
18 13 A Northern Spring, "A Northern Spring," research notes
18 14 A Northern Spring, notebook with manuscripts, February - July 1983
18 15 "After the Depression," MS, TS [also includes MS of "For the Record" and "McCook, Nebraska"]
18 16 "Among the Dead," MS, TS
18 17 "Apples, Normandy, 1944," MS, TS
18 18 "At the Jaffé Memorial Fountain, Botanic Gardens," MS, TS
"The Bees' Nest," TS [See Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), Being Walked by a Dog, "The Bees' Nest"]
18 19 "Between the Lines," MS
18 20 "Bridie," MS, TS [See also Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), A Northern Spring, "A Northern Spring" sequence]
18 21 "The Clearing," MS [for TS, See also Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), A Northern Spring, "A Northern Spring" sequence]
18 22 "Cleo, Oklahoma," TS
18 23 "The Convoy," MS, TS [See also Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), A Northern Spring, "A Northern Spring" sequence]
18 24 "A Cross on a White Circle," TS
18 25 "Dailies," MS, TS [variant title: "Newspapers"]
18 26 "Darkies," MS, TS [variant title: "Chocolate Soldiers"]
18 27 "Dayton, Ohio," MS
18 28 "The Diary," MS [variant titles: "Rice" and "A Reading at Bang Pan"]
18 29 "Duffy's Basement Bar," MS, TS [See also Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), A Northern Spring, "A Northern Spring" sequence]
18 30 "Felix Peccione's Crucifixion," MS
18 31 "The Flamethrower," MS, TS
18 32 "For the Record," TS [See also Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), A Northern Spring, "After the Depression"]
18 33 "From the German," MS, TS
18 34 "The Gardner's Help," MS, TS [See also Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), A Northern Spring, "A Northern Spring" sequence]
18 35 "Grenade-Fishing in the Orne," MS, TS [See also Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), A Northern Spring, "A Northern Spring" sequence]
18 36 "Home," MS, TS
18 37 "Home and Away," MS [variant title: "Brackwede"]
18 38 "I Died in a Country Lane," TS [See also Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), A Northern Spring, "A Northern Spring" sequence]
18 39 "I Stepped on a Landmine," TS [variant title: "I Stepped on a Small Landmine"] [See also Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), A Northern Spring, "A Northern Spring" sequence]
18 40 "Incurables," TS
18 41 "King William Park," TS
18 42 "Lesson of the War," TS [See also Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), A Northern Spring, "A Northern Spring" sequence]
18 43 "Liberation," MS, TS [variant title: "Refugees"]
18 44 "Maimed Civilians, Isigny," MS, TS [variant titles: "We Did Not See the Wreckage" and "Civilian Casualties"]
18 45 "McConnell's Birthday," MS, TS [See also Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), A Northern Spring, "A Northern Spring" sequence]
18 46 "McCook, Nebraska," MS, TS [See also Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), A Northern Spring, "After the Depression"]
18 47 "My Memory Collected Places," MS, TS [variant title: "My Part of the World"]
18 48 "News from Home," MS, TS
18 49 "The Night I Lost World War II," MS, TS [variant title: "Lucky"]
18 50 "A Northern Spring," TS [numbered sequence includes: "1. The Clearing," "2. McConnell's Birthday," "4. Lesson of the War," "5. The Third Day Out," "6. The Padre," "7. I Died in a Country Lane," "8. Bridie," "9. I Stepped On a Small Landmine," "10. Seaplanes at Castle Archdale," "11. Grenade Fishing in the Orne," "14. The Gardener's Help," "15. Duffy's Basement Bar," "16. The Convoy," "20. Postscripts"]
18 51 "On Devenish Island," TS
18 52 "The Padre," TS [See also Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), A Northern Spring, "A Northern Spring" sequence]
18 53 "Postscripts," MS, TS [See also Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), A Northern Spring, "A Northern Spring" sequence]
18 54 "Return to California," MS, TS
18 55 "Safe Home," MS, TS
18 56 "Seaplanes at Castle Archdale," MS, TS [variant title: "The Radio Station"] [See also Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), A Northern Spring, "A Northern Spring" sequence]
18 57 "Soldier Bathing," MS, TS
18 58 "Some of Us Stayed Forever," MS, TS
18 59 "Ste-Mère-Eglise," MS, TS
18 60 "Street Life: 2 Slum Terrace," MS [variant titles: "The Flats" and "The Grandchildren"], "Street Life: 3 Mechanics," TS
18 61 "Survivors," TS
18 62 "They Buried Me in an Orchard," TS
18 63 "Travelling," MS [variant title: "My Grandmother's French Journal"]
18 64 "The War Photographers," TS
18 65 A Northern Spring, unidentified manuscript fragments
18 66 A Northern Spring, title pages, MS, TS
18 67 A Northern Spring, tables of contents, MS, TS
18 68 A Northern Spring, proofs
The Ghost Train (1995)
19 1 "Action Replays," MS, TS [variant title: "Brothers in White"]
19 2 "The All Ireland Campaign," MS, TS [variant titles: "Foot Culture," "On the Sideline"]
19 3 "At the Smugglers' Restaurant, Carrick Fergus," MS, TS [variant title: "In the Smugglers' Restaurant"]
19 4 "At Stoke Poges," MS, TS
19 5 "Audience Participation," MS, TS
19 6 "The Charlotte Gibson Bed," MS, TS
19 7 "Come as You Are," MS, TS
19 8 "The Crossing," MS, TS
19 9 "The Easter Ceasefire," MS, TS
19 10 "From The Memoirs (after Francois Vidocq)," MS, TS
19 11 "The Gap on My Shelf," MS, TS
19 12 "The Gatecrasher," MS, TS [See also Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), The Ghost Train, "Travellers"]
19 13 "Geography," MS, TS [See also Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), The Ghost Train, "Travellers"]
19 14 "The Ghost Train," TS
19 15 "The Graveyard School," MS, TS
19 16 "The Heart," MS, TS
19 17 "Helen," MS, TS
19 18 "Helen Keller," TS
19 19 "In Retrospect," MS, TS
19 20 "Lullaby," TS
19 21 "The Names," MS, TS
19 22 "One Saturday," MS, TS
19 23 "Open House," TS
19 24 "A Paris Honeymoon," MS, TS [includes: "L'Orangerie," "Notre-Dame," "Versailles," "Le Père Lachaise"]
19 25 "Picking Winners," MS, TS
19 26 "The Photograph," MS, TS
19 27 "Reading to My Father," MS, TS
19 28 "Roslea Hero," MS, TS [includes newspaper source]
19 29 "St. Valentine's Day," MS
19 30 "The Sons," MS, TS
19 31 "Three Cradle Songs," MS, TS [variant title: "For Matthew"]
19 32 "Travellers," MS, TS [variant title: "Locale"]
19 33 "Winter Sports," MS, TS [variant title: "Sport and Art"] [See also Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), The Ghost Train, "Reading to My Father"]
19 34 "You, the Movie," MS, TS [variant title: "Foetal Attraction I"]
19 35 The Ghost Train, title page, TS [includes variant volume title: Parks and Cemeteries: Poems] Parks and Cemeteries: Poems]
19 36 The Ghost Train, tables of contents, MS, TS
19 37 The Ghost Train, acknowledgements, TS
Unpublished poetry collections
20 1 Untitled Book Manuscript (submitted in 1970's for Gregory Award or Kavanagh Award), photocopy TS [includes: "On Devenish Island," "The Practical Farms" (sections include: "The Small Ads," "Economies," "A Fly in the Water"), "Wet Leaves," "Landscape with Figures," "Old Man on a Country Bus," "Calendars," "Crab Apples," "Green Bottles," "Tracks," "My Friend Havelock Ellis," "McQuade," "An Uncle Remembered," "At the Reception," "Virgins," "Spoilt Child," "Natural History Section," "The Leaf," "Illumination," "Interim," "Stone," "In Lieu of Carols," "Ornaments," "Winter Offerings," "The Edge of War," "The Air-Raid Shelter," "The Belfast Pure Ice and Cold Storage Co. LTD.," "Amelia Street," "Floods," "Sheepman," "Spot the Ball," "Mantovani at the Mental Hospital," "Inferno: A New Circle," "Moving-In," "Mrs. G. Watters," "Windows," "Doorstep," "Still Life," "A Visit to the Gatehouse," "The Barracks," "Under the Stairs"]
20 2 Untitled Pamphlet (pre-1971), corrected proof [includes: "Growing Up," "Hairy Horseworm," "In Memoriam," "Loughside," "Poems for Paula II," "Poems for Paula II," "Island Honeymoon," "On Devenish Island," "Regional," "Virgins II"] [Original folder note: "Note also copy of what was to be first poetry pamphlet, already set up, but bought back from Botanic Printers because of quarrel with Tom McGurk. See McGurk's pamphlet First Born, which was first in series. It lists the other projected pamphlets—none of which appeared."] Botanic Printers because of quarrel with Tom McGurk. See McGurk's pamphlet
20 3 Working Days [ca. 1976], Tables of contents, MS, TS [See also Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), A Northern Spring] A Northern Spring]
20 4 The War Photographers: Poems 1977-1983, Tables of contents, MS, TS
20 5 The War Photographers: Poems 1977-1983, "My Careful Life," TS
20 6 The War Photographers: Poems 1977-1983, "The Sisters," MS, TS
20 7 The Bees' Nest [1980-1981], Tables of contents, MS, TS
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