FRAZ/27 forms the final two boxes of eight boxes of papers relating to J. G. Frazer's writings, arranged according to the date of the publication or creation of the works, dating from 1884 to 1938 (FRAZ/22-27).
FRAZ/27 consists of 2 boxes of papers relating to J. G. Frazer's works written between 1935 and 1938, and arranged (roughly) in chronological order of appearance. Some items have been identified as having dates earlier than 1935 and later than 1938, but remain as they were originally arranged. These include manuscripts written in Frazer's own hand (and therefore possibly dating from the 1920s): the drafts of two poems: "The Bitter Cry of an Anthro-polo-gist, a lyrical drama in two acts" (Item 79) and "The Sunset Dream" (Item 74), notes, suggestions for passages to be used in "Man, God and Immortality" (Item 3), and two drafts of speeches given, one of them incomplete (Items 80 and 81). Other manuscript drafts were dictated by Frazer, who was, by the middle 1930s, relying on a secretary due to increasing blindness.
The work with the most amount of material here is a children's story the Frazers wrote together in 1937, "Pasha the Pom" (Items 48-58). The typescript draft and galley proofs are incomplete, but the page proofs are complete, as is the short essay, identified as marketing 'puff' for the book.