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A Frog Prince lives at the top of my thighs

 Item — Folder: 43, Box: 5
Identifier: MSS. Archives. 2009/3. Series 2

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

The poems in this series were originally housed in ten hardcover bindings termed 'folios' and arranged in three sets, A, B and C. During processing the outer and inner folio covers were discarded with the exception of folio A1, which was annotated by Mary Stanley. Sets A and B include alphabetical indexes and page numbering. Set B has no date indications at all but a note on the index sheets state that it is the 'second run' which in turn suggests Set A may have been a first run. A broad date range has been ascribed to Set B. Set C has no indexes or page numbering but there are several annotations on the coversheet. ‘X=copy taken off to go to Press’ was crossed out as was a label ‘Collected Poems’. However, it seems appropriate to retain this name for this series. Aside from the date ranges assigned to each folio very few of the poems in this series have specific dates.


  • 1940s - 1990s


Conditions Governing Access

Not restricted.


From the Collection: 3 metres (19 boxes.)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections, University of Auckland Repository

5 Alfred Street
Private Bag 92019
Auckland 1142 New Zealand