On ruled paper, in pencil, signed "Thomas Lanier Williams," and dated Dec. 30, 1935 11:00 p.m. This poem was published in Eliot (Washington University, St. Louis), 4:2, November 1936, and not reprinted until the posthumous Collected Poems. The draft listed in the Williams archive at HRHRC is dated Spring 1936; another draft pictured in Williams, Notebooks, p. 436, is dated Dec. 29, 1935, 2:00 A.M; it differs considerably from ours in the first 8 lines,although the last 6 are the same. On the back is a pencil working draft of another, unfinished, poem, "An Empty Skull," in 16 lines, that would later be incorporated in "Cryptic Bone," published in Eliot, Nov. 1937. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Autograph manuscript signed, of the early ...
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