Posted on July 8, 2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The daughter of poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath is sending more of her family's collection to auction.

This time, the batch includes previously unpublished poems that Hughes wrote following an incredible family tragedy.

In 1969, Hughes's partner, Assia Wevill, killed herself as well as their young daughter, Shura; the poetry headed to auction addresses his grief over that event.

The Guardian reports that the notebook contains fragments and some drafts, with some of the handwriting illegible.

It's expected to bring between £10,000 and £15,000 ($12,000 to $18,000) when it goes up for sale next week.

Also up for auction: a lock of Plath’s hair, her mirror and childhood stamp collection, and Hughes’s copy of the Cambridge student magazine that led to his first meeting with Plath.

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