Manuscript in pencil and ink in Ivor Gurney's hand. Another fair copy of 'Near Midsummer' is dated 'Warrington July 1918'. The poem was included in 'War's Embers' (1919). One stanza of an unpublished, apparently discarded poem, 'The Deserted Road', has been crossed out. From a navy blue notebook used by Gurney at Warrington in July 1918.