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English literature mss., 1951-1993

Papers, 1951-1993, of English literature at the Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Summary Information

Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Lilly Library
Indiana University
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Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
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Fax: 812-855-3143

English literature mss.,1951-1993

Collection No.
LMC 1334

80 items

Materials are in English.

Consists of individual items acquired separately either as a gift, purchase, transfer, or removal from a variety of sources, relating to English literature. Additions continue to be made.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains mostly correspondence from major figures in English literature between 1951-1993. It also includes literary works, including manuscripts and bound volumes; financial records; and legal documents.

Related Material

Additional finding aids for English literature mss. are available.
English Literature mss., 1630-1800
English Literature mss., 1801-1850
English Literature mss., 1851-1900
English Literature mss., 1901-1950
English Literature mss., undated

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Received from numerous sources at various times. Accession information is given for the majority of entries.
Usage Restrictions
Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.

Preferred Citation
[Item], English literature mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
Container List

Series: English literature mss.

Arranged chronologically at the item level.

Box 11 1951 Apr. 9 -   Whistler, Laurence, 1912- , author. Little Place, Lyme Regis, Dorset. To Lady Cynthia [Mary Evelyn (Charteris) Asquith]. "I wish your sketch of Rex, so delicate & so right, and oh so moving, had been longer. I think it much better…than Osbert’s elaborate ‘set-piece’…".

Autograph Letter Signed 5p. 18cm.

Purchased. 1975

1951 July 18 -   Woodham-Smith, Cecil Blanche (FitzGerald), 1896-1977, historian. 48, Cadogan Place, S.W.1. To Mr. Feisenberger. Comments on the association of the names of Miss Bevington and Rev. W. Chawner with Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing and the large number of letters written by Miss Nightingale.

Autograph Letter Signed 2pp. 20.5cm.

  • Book under discussion: Florence Nightingale, Notes on Nursing. London, Harrison, 1859 (Lilly RT51 .N68)

Transferred from Lilly Library Book Department, Bibliographic File, Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind. 1981

1951 Oct. 3 -   Powys, John Cowper, 1872-1963, author. To [?]. "Would love to have some description of that forest from you at the end of one of your long drives but I fear you don’t drive quite so far as Wiltshire. O yes I do so loathe being ‘tiled up’….I am now off on a new…philosophy book."

Autograph Letter Signed 2p. 20cm.

Purchased. 1970

1951 Oct. 16 -   Sitwell, Edith, 1887-1964, author. Renishaw Hall, Renishaw near Sheffield. To John [Davy Hayward]. "I was enchanted by your letter. I can see that you, also, have been thoroughly put through the mangle."

Autograph Letter Signed 8p. 20cm.

Purchased. 1967

1951 Dec. 21 -   Bax, Clifford, 1886-1962, author, dramatist. F2, Albany, London, W.1. To [Kerrison] Preston. Is recovering from an illness. Will visit his town again soon: "(I have to preside at a big Cricket Dinner on January 8th.)"

Autograph Letter Signed 1p. 17.5cm.

Removed from An anthology of the work of Clifford Bax , compiled by Meum Stewart. London: Favil Press, 1953 (Lilly PR6003 .A9 A62). 1990

[1952 Jan. 28] -   Raine, Kathleen Jessie, 1908- , poet. Cunard Line, R.M.S. "Queen Mary". To David [Lougee], 39 Homesdale Road, Bronxville, New York, U.S.A. "You have a gift not all poets posses, of lyric movement….Above all avoid the D.T.’s—Dylan has perfected, and uses brilliantly some very vulgar and easy…poetic effects…".

Autograph Letter Signed 2p. 17cm.

  • Accompanied by cover

Purchased. 1972

1952 Apr. 18 -   Bowen, Elizabeth, 1899- novelist. Bowen’s Court, Kildorrery, Co. Cork, [Ireland]. To Henry W. Winslow, 52 South Park Avenue, Longmeadows, Springfield, Mass[achusetts]. "I am glad to hear you enjoyed my "Shelbourne" book, and that it brought back to you happy memories."

Autograph Letter Signed 1p. 18cm.

  • Accompanied by cover

Removed from Elizabeth Bowen, The Shelbourne Hotel . New York, Knopf, 1951 (Lilly PR6003 .O7S54). 1971

1952 May 21 -   Abercrombie, Ralph, fl. 1952, author. Flat One, 4 The Park, Highgate, London, N.6. To [Robert] Gathorne-Hardy. "Many thanks for the cheque….I have slipped in two small items which may interest you…they are more properly housed by a Bridges collector than by me…"

Autograph Letter Signed 1p. 20cm.

  • Abercrombie, the son of Lascelles Abercrombie, has sold the R.C. Trevelyan copy of Bridges’ The Testament of Beauty to Mr. Gathorne-Hardy
  • Accompanied by a card written by R[obert] G[athorne]-H[ardy] concerning the sale of the Bridges’ book, n.d., 8cm.

Removed from Robert Seymour Bridges, The Testament of Beauty , n.p., 1927-1929 (Lilly PR4161 .B6T3). 1974

[19]52 Nov. 16 -   Southwold, Stephen, 1887-1964, author. Brixham. To "My dear John." Extends thanks for "the delightful diaries." Inquires about the publication of 'The House of Collins' by John [i.e. David] Keir.

Autograph Letter Signed 1p. 25.5cm.

  • Inscribed on verso of page 250 of carbon of an unidentified manuscript

Removed from Neil Bell, One of the Best. Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1952 (Lilly PR6037 .O86O58), inscribed to John. 1984

[19]53 May 12 -   Thomas, Ronald Stuart, 1913- , poet. Manafon Rectory, Montgomery[shire]. To Mr. Palmer. "I think you may not like this savage saga of wild Wales—but I send it…."

Autograph Letter Signed 1p. 17.8cm.

Removed from R.S. Thomas, An acre of land. Newton: Montgomeryshire Printing Co., [1952] (Lilly PR6039 .H618 .A64). 1989

1953 July 8 -   Wade, Allan, 1881-1955, actor, bibliographer. 30 Clareville Grove, London, S.W.7, [England]. To "Dear Mr." "I am feeling quite well again now, I am glad to say, and am just beginning on the formidable task of reading the proofs of my big book of the Letters, which are just starting to come in."

Typed Letter Signed 1p. 18cm.

  • The surname in the salutation has been erased.

Removed from Yeats, The unicorn from the stars . New York, Macmillan Company, 1908 (Lilly PR5904 .U49). 1970

1953 Aug. 10 -   Braine, John, 1922-1986, author. Ward 2, The Hospital, Grassington, nr. Skipton. To Margaret [Crosland]. "I’ll be in London for a year or so….In the meantime I’ll finish the novel and, I hope, do some broadcasting from the North, and some journalism."

Autograph Letter Signed 4p. 18cm.

Purchased. 1970

1953 Aug. 12 -   Blunden, Edmund Charles, 1896-1974, poet. To Daniel [George Bunting]. Concerning an invitation by Bunting, agreeing with his "address to the poets," and enclosing a copy of his book.

Autograph Letter Signed 1p. 20cm.

  • On The Times Literary Supplement letterhead

Removed from Blunden, The Dede of Pittie, London: Christ’s Hospital [1953] (Lilly PR6003 .L8 D29). 1986

1953 Sept. 25 -   Dick, Kay, 1915- , novelist, critic. To Daniel George [Bunting]. "I hope you tell every librarian to buy more novels!"

Autograph Postcard Signed 9cm. 1p.

Removed from Kay Dick, An Affair of love. London: Heinemann, 1953 (Lilly PR6054 .I29A66). 1981

[19]53 Nov. 16 -   Godden, Rumer, 1907- , author. Pollards, Whiteleaf, Princes Risborough, Bucks. To Mr. Wightman. Sends the three books she has signed. May look for him at the Edinburgh Festival.

Typed Letter Signed 1p. 20cm.

Removed from Godden, China Court. London, Macmillan, 1961 (Lilly PR6013 .O2C55). 1984

1954 Feb. 11 -   Maugham, William Somerset, 1874-1965, novelist. Villa Mauresque, St. Jean – Cap Ferrat, A.M. To Mary [Francis] K[emper] Ashe [i.e. Ash]. 2703 Scioto Street, Cincinnati 19, Ohio. Extends thanks for her best wishes for his eightieth birthday and for the "paper" which she sent him.

Typed Letter Signed 1p. 21cm.

  • Accompanied by envelope addressed to Mrs. Ashe
  • With the letter is an undated carbon copy of Ash’s essay, entitled "The Razor’s Edge." Typed Document Signed 3pp. 28cm.

Gift. 1985

1954 Apr. 12 -   Kirkup, James, 1918- poet. 139 Adelaide Road, London, N.W. 3, [England]. To Philip [Kenneth] Callow. "All I can say about your new poems is that I like many of them….In poetry, it is only love and life, and poetry itself, that matter."

Autograph Letter Signed 2p. 26cm.

Purchased. 1970

1954 Aug. 12 -   Brophy, Brigid, 1929- novelist. 23 Earls Court Square, S.W.5. To [John Cecil] Moore. "I am extremely pleased and proud about the Cheltenham award, and should like very much to come down on the 7th." Includes biographical details.

Autograph Letter Signed 2pp. 25cm.

Removed from Brophy, Hackenfeller’s Ape. London, Rupert Hart-Davis, 1953 (Lilly PR6052 .R853H12). 1974

1954 Oct. 11 -   Brophy, Brigid, 1929- novelist. 23, Earls Court Square, S.W.5. To John [Cecil Moore]. "I entirely forgive you for making me speak because you took the terror out of it for me first….We did enjoy ourselves at Cheltenham…".

Autograph Letter Signed 1p. 25cm.

Removed from Brophy, Hackenfeller’s Ape. London, Rupert Hart-Davis, 1953 (Lilly PR6052 .R853H12). 1974

1954 Nov. 4 -   Macaulay, Rose, 1881-1958, author. 20 Hinde House, Hinde Street, W.1. [England]. To Lady Cynthia [Mary Evelyn (Charteris) Asquith]. "What a lovely party to say no to!...I haven’t been bidden to a conjuror’s party for ages!...".

Autograph Letter Signed 1p. 13cm.

Purchased. 1975

1954 Dec. 9 -   Coppard, Alfred Edgar, 1878-1957, poet. Hillside, Duton Hill, Dunmow, Essex. To Mr. Downing. Refers to book opened by authorities and retied "as the cover seems a little ruffled."

Autograph Letter Signed 1p. 18cm.

Removed from Coppard, Lucy in her pink jacket . London, Peter Nevill, 1954 (Lilly PR6005 .O55 L94). 1966

[1954 Dec. 28] -   Day Lewis, Cecil, 1904-1972, author. 96 Campden Hill Road, W.8. To Laurence Brander esq., c/o British Council, 65 Davis 2t., W.1. Looks forward to reading the piece by Clifford D.

Autograph Postcard Signed 1p. 8.5cm.

  • Signed with initials
  • Date derived from postmark

Removed from Day Lewis, Poems, Selections. London, The Hogarth Press, 1948 (Lilly PR6007 .A95A17 1949). 1981

1955 Apr. 10 -   Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 1915- poet. 338 East 87 St[reet], New York, N[ew] Y[ork]. To Stephen [Spender]. Gives a somewhat detailed account of the new magazine which he has founded and comments poets and their poetry. "Anne Ridler…calls Poetry London a hotch-potch. Nowhere does she make it clear that it was intentional policy on my part."

Typed Letter (carbon) 2p. 28cm.

Purchased. 1973

1955 Apr. 11 -   Spender, Stephen, 1909- . Gladstone, 114-122 East 52nd Street at Park Avenue, New York City. To [Thurairajah] Tambi[muttu]. "Unfortunately I am just off to Charleston, Washington, Boston, Detroit, etc, and…won’t be back in NY until May 1st and then…I go back to London."

Autograph Letter Signed 1p. 27cm.

Purchased. 1973

1955 May 1 -   Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 1915- poet. 338 East 87 Street, [New York, New York]. To Stephen [Spender]. "POETRY LONDON as before will continue to encourage the work of young writers who will be printed in the company of established poets….the past record of POETRY LONDON shows that my printings of new poets does have some meaning."

Typed Letter (carbon) 2p. 28cm.

Purchased. 1973

1955 June 18 -   Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 1915- poet. To Stephen [Spender]. "The first number of PL – NY shapes very well….Marianne Moore has consented to write some reviews for numbers one and two….The founding of a magazine devoted exclusively to the publication of poetry is a very difficult task at the present time."

Typed Letter (carbon) 1p. 28cm.

Purchased. 1973

1955 June 30 -   Spender, Stephen, 1909- , author. 15 Loudoun Road, London, N.W.8, [England]. To [Thurairajah] Tambi[muttu]. "The idea for the magazine sounds wonderful and I am delighted and envious of the contributors you have. If I am able to complete anything in the next few weeks, I shall certainly send it to you, and shall be proud to appear in the first number."

Typed Letter Signed 1p. 25cm.

Purchased. 1973

1955 Oct. 25 -   Gogarty, Oliver St. John, 1878-1957, author. 45 East 61st Street, New York, N. Y. To Dermot [Freyer], Corymore, Keel, Achill, Co. Mayo, Republic of Ireland. "A while ago, about three weeks, I sent you the M.S. of 'Start from Somewhere Else!' ….The M.S. was fresh from the compositor. If you gather together your poems, I think that I can get them published here…."

Typed Letter Signed 2p. 28cm.

  • Accompanied by cover

Purchased. 1975

1955 -   Gogarty, Oliver St. John, 1878-1957, author. Start from somewhere else. An exposition of wit and humor polite and perilous.

Autograph Document 142 leaves 28cm.

  • Publisher’s copy of ms. with holograph notations fro printer. Accompanied by 15 leaves of book layout and preliminary matter. Published by Doubleday, Garden City, New York, 1955 (Lilly PR6013 .O3S78).

Purchased. 1975

1956 Feb. 24 -   Murry, John Middleton, 1889-1957, critic. Lower Lodge, Thelnetham, Diss, Norfolk. To Miss Reece. Writes that he is unable to supply a copy of Between two worlds , but offers to supply a new copy of Community farm.

Autograph Letter Signed 1p. 20.5cm.

  • Gray stationary watermarked: Granta parchment Tubsized Airdried Made in Great Britain

Removed from John Middleton Murry, Community farm , [London]: P. Nevill, [1952] (Lilly S521 .M98). 1977

1956 Aug. 3 -   Hoff, Harry Summerfield, 1910- novelist. c/o Jonathan Cape, 30 Bedford Square, W.C. 1. To "Dear Mr. Ackroyd." "It was kind of you to write and tell me you have enjoyed 'Scenes From Provincial Life.' I think any writer must be glad to hear that his work has given pleasure to someone else.

Autograph Letter Signed 2p. 17cm.

Purchased. 1970

1956 Aug. 22 -   Mackenzie, Faith (Stone), Lady, 1878-1960, author. 13C Sheffield Terrace, Campden Hill, W8 [England]. To Daniel. Comments on "a fund for S. Wason’s neglected grave. He died in 1950 I think."

Autograph Letter Signed [2]p. 17.9cm.

Purchase. 1992

1957 Jan. 19 -   Braine, John, 1922-1986, author. 228 Doncaster Road, Wakefield, [England]. To Vernon [Scannell]. "We last met in a pub off Ken High. I remember saying to you then that I liked your poetry because it showed growth, and because you were learning the essentials."

Autograph Letter Signed 4p. 18cm.

Purchased. 1970

1957 Feb. 23 -   Braine, John, 1922-1986, author. 228 Doncaster R[oa]d, Wakefield, [England]. To Margaret [(Crosland0] Denis, Steep Park, Crow Borough, Sussex, [England]. "I’ve kept reading your books, and my wife, whose subject was French, particularly enjoyed your biography of Colette."

Autograph Letter Signed 1p. 18cm.

Purchased. 1970

1958 Jan. 21 -   [Letter to] Kay, Dick, 1915- , author. "…I hope this criticism won’t discourage or baffle you. I like your story very much indeed, and I am sure that even as it stands your publishers will be pleased with it."

Typed (carbon) Letter 25cm. 1p.

  • Addressed to "Dearest Kathleen"
  • Story referred to is probably Dick’s novel Solitaire, published by Heinemann in 1958
  • Writer of the letter may be Daniel George Bunting

Transferred from Book Department, Lilly Library, Indiana University. 1981

1958 July 19 -   [Letter to] Kay, Dick, 1915- , author. Discusses changes made in a set of book proofs.

Typed (carbon) Letter 25cm. 1p.

  • Has no salutation
  • Probably refers to proofs of Dick’s novel, Solitaire, published by Heinemann in 1958
  • Writer of the letter may be Daniel George Bunting

Transferred from Book Department, Lilly Library, Indiana University. 1981

1958 Sept. 30 -   Hutchinson, Ray Coryton, 1907- novelist. Dysart, Blechingley, Redhill, Surrey, [England]. To [K. C.] Harlow, [Derby, Derbyshire]. "As you say, my books do—I think—take more understanding than some, and probably that is why they do not get widely known."

Autograph Letter Signed 2pp. 18cm.

Removed from Hutchinson, Elephant and castle …London…Cassell and Company Limited, 1949 (PR6015 .U76E3). 1974

1958 Oct. 30 -   Eliot, Thomas Stearns, 1888-1965, poet. 24 Russell Square, London. To Sherman Conrad. 89, Lexham Gardens, [London]. Acknowledges receipt of Conrad’s letter sent on the occasion of Eliot’s birthday. Remembers Conrad from his lecture course and sends his good wishes.

Typed Letter Signed 1p. 25.3cm.

  • On Faber and Faber letterhead
  • Accompanied by cover

Gift. 1987

[19]60 Mar. 13 -   Fane, Julian Charles, 1927- , author. 2 Hinde St., W.1. To Rachel and David. "Here is the book at long last. It appears on April 4th."

Autograph Letter Signed 1p. 18cm.

  • Embossed address of Lyegrove, Badminton, crossed out

Removed from Fane, A Letter. London: J. Murray, 1960 (Lilly PR6056 .A57 L21). 1977

1960 July -   McFee, William, 1881-1966, author. Bridgewater, Conn[ecticut]. To Ingle Barr. "This novel was the first work I completed in America in 1913….I wrote this book in twenty eight days….this book is dedicated to a child, who is now a famous novelist, the daughter of my dear friends Emmy and Herbert Allingham, now gone."

Autograph Note Signed 2pp. 19cm.

Inscribed on front free endpaper of McFee, Aliens, London, Edward Arnold, 1914 (Lilly PR6025 .A21A7). 1974

[1960] -   Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989, author. Notes for the producer of La dernière bande .

Autograph Document 5p. 14-27cm.

  • Additional notes are on the front flyleaf, verso of p. [74], recto and verso of back flyleaf and back end paper of this copy.

Removed from Beckett’s La dernière bande, traduit de l’anglais per Pierre Leyris et l’auteur . [Paris], Les editions de Minuit, [1959] (Lilly PQ2603 .E367 K814). 1960

Bound 1960 -   Moraes, Dom F., 1938- poet. Poems 1960: [drafts].

Autograph Document Signed 136cm. 25cm.

Some of these poems appear in Morae’s Poems…[proof copy] London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, [1960] (Lilly PR6025 .O66 P6). 1962

Box 12 1961 Jan. 20 -   Munro, Ian S., 1914- , professor, scriptwriter. Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, [Scotland]. To [Rodolphe Louis] Mégroz. Is writing a biography of James Leslie Mitchell and is interested in background of dedication to Mégroz in Mitchell’s Three go back.

Autograph Letter Signed 1p. 23cm.

  • For Mégroz’s reply see: Mégroz to Munro, Feb. 11, 1961, English literature mss.

Removed from Mitchell, The thirteenth disciple :… London: Jarrolds, [1931] (Lilly PR6025 .I833 T44). 1991

1961 Feb. 11 -   Mégroz, Rodolphe Louis, 1891- , journalist. To [Ian S.] Munro. Discusses James Leslie Mitchell and the dedication to Mégroz in Mitchell’s Three go back.

Typed Carbon 1p. 25.5cm.

  • Refers to Munro’s letter to Mégroz, Jan. 20, 1961, English literature mss.

Removed from Mitchell, The thirteenth disciple :… London: Jarrolds, [1931] (Lilly PR6025 .I833 T44). 1991

1961 May 31 -   Meynell, Sir Francis, 1891-1975, book designer. Cobbold’s Mill, Monks Eleigh, Suffolk [England]. To Prudence and Eric. Is sending them a copy of a booklet "printed for the occasion" of his 70th birthday.

Autograph Letter Signed 1p. 20.4cm.

Removed from Meynell, Sir Francis, Two Poems…London, Nonesuch press, 1961 (Lilly PR6025 .E923 1961). 1994

1961 Oct. 25 -   Hutchinson, Ray Coryton, 1907- , novelist. Dysart, Blechingley, Redhill, Surrey, [England]. To [K.C.] Harlow, [Derby, Derbyshire]. "I have never—I think—signed copies of a book before they left the publisher, except in the case of copies especially for the Book Society…".

Autograph Letter Signed 2pp. 18cm.

Removed from Hutchinson, Elephant and castle …London…Cassell and Company Limited, 1949 (PR6015 .U76 E3). 1974

[19]61 Oct. 30 -   Hutchinson, Ray Coryton, 1907- , novelist. Dysart, Blechingley, Redhill, Surrey, [England]. To [K.C. Harlow], [Derby, Derbyshire]. "Thank you again for making the return of this book so easy."

Autograph Card Signed 8cm.

Removed from Hutchinson, Elephant and castle …London…Cassell and Company Limited, 1949 (PR6015 .U76 E3). 1974

1963 May 3 -   Wain, John Barrington, 1925-1994, author. 15 The Keep, Blackheath, London, S.E. 3. To Peter [Russell]. "I expect we shall be seeing you about the place, and look forward to seeing the fruits of this renewed spurt of energy you seem to have found."

Typed Letter Signed 1p. 25cm.

Purchased. 1970

1963 May 8 -   Wain, John Barrington, 1925-1994, author. 15 The Keep, Blackheath, London, S.E. 3. To Philip [Kenneth Callow]. "I like your poetry very much and it will be splendid to have a whole bookful and do let me know what progress you can report with regard to getting more novels into print."

Typed Letter Signed 2p. 26cm.

Purchased. 1970

1963 Sept. 18 -   Kirkup, James, 1918- poet. Orient/West Magazine, C.P.O. Box 652, Tokyo, Japan. To Philip [Kenneth] Callow. "I was delighted by the successes of your novels, all of which I bought and read eagerly…the poems you…sent me, they seem to me somehow not complete."

Typed Letter Signed 1p. 28cm.

Purchased. 1970

1964 Mar. 13 -   Spender, Stephen, 1909- author. Hotel Algonquin, 59 West 44th Street, New York 36, N[ew] Y[ork]. To [John] Yarnell. "I am quite willing for you to sell the MS to the Lilly Library."

Autograph Letter Signed 2p. 20cm.

Gift. 1968

1964 Mar. 31 -   Wain, John Barrington, 1925-1994, author. 17 Wolvercote Green, Oxford, [England]. To Philip [Kenneth Callow]. "I was delighted to get the copy of TURNING POINT, which both Eirian and I agree is one of the most interesting collections of poetry we have read for a long time."

Typed Letter Signed 1p. 26cm.

Purchased. 1970

1964 Apr. 24 -   The Sunday Telegraph, Fleet Street, London, E.C.4. To John [Frederick] Lehman, Esq., 31 Egarton Crescent, [London], S.W.3. Asks him to telephone regarding his review of the book about Richard Rumbold.

Typed Letter Signed 1p. 20cm.

  • Letter signed Tony

Removed from Rumbold, A message in code …London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1964 (Lilly PR6035 .U5 Z49). 1977

1964 May 5 -   Spender, Stephen, 1909- , author. Motel Park North, 1931 Lincoln Park West, Chicago 14, Illinois. To [John] Yarnell. Concerns poems enclosed in a letter of April 20.

Autograph Letter Signed 1p. 23cm.

Gift. 1968

[19]64 May 15 -   Bunting, Basil, 1900-1985, poet. To Violet with prewar poems. Copied by L[ouis] Z[ukofsky].

Autograph Document 1 leaf 14cm.

  • Typed on verso: Compliments of Basil Bunting
  • Published in Poetry, Sept. 1941, page 304 (Lilly PS301 .P6)

Removed from Bunting, Poems: 1950. Galveston, Texas, The Cleaners’ Press, 1950 (Lilly PR6003 .U28 A17 1950). 1974

1964 May 28 -   Spender, Stephan, 1909- , author. Encounter, 25 Haym[arket] Street, London, S.W.1, [England]. To [Thurairajah] Tambi[muttu]. "I’ll try to send someth[in]g about Marianne Moore when I get home…"

Autograph Letter Signed 1p. 28cm.

Purchased. 1973

1964 June 5 -   Eliot, Thomas Stearns, 1888-1965, poet. 24 Russell Square, London. To Sherman Conrad. Kinderhook, New York. Acknowledges receipt of Conrad’s letter. Is glad to know that Conrad is still writing verses and invites him to visit Eliot at Russell Square.

Typed Letter Signed 1p. 24cm.

  • On Faber and Faber letterhead

Gift. 1987

1964 Aug. 14 -   Spender, Stephen, 1909- , author. English Dep[artmen]t, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill[inois]. To [John] Yarnell. "I had received the first typescript & threw it away thinking it was someone’s poems. I get sent things to read all the time!"

Autograph Letter 1p. 18cm.

Gift. 1968

[1964?] -   Plomer, William Charles Franklyn, 1903-1973, novelist. To [John Frederick Lehmann]. Writes of his appreciation for Lehmann’s review of Richard Rumbold’s book, particularly the last paragraph.

Autograph Card Signed 14cm.

  • Written in ink on verso of picture postcard

Removed from Richard Rumbold, A message in code, the diary of Richard Rumbold, 1932-1960 …introduced by William Plomer. London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, [1964] (Lilly PR6035 .U5 Z49 1964). 1977

1965 Dec. 20 -   Clarke, Arthur Charles, 1917- , author. London, England. To Andrew [Waltz] Bluemle. Leaving for Ceylon to finish novel. Discusses film version of the book.

Typed Letter Signed 1p. 24.5cm.

  • Refers to Clarke’s novel and co-written screenplay of 2001: A space odyssey, an expanded version of his short story, "The Sentinel."

Removed from Clarke’s Expedition to earth. New York: Ballantine, 1953 (Lilly PR6005 .L36 E96). 1982

[1966] Mar. 8 -   Bawden, Nina (Mabey), 1925- , writer. 30, Hanger Hill, Surrey, [England]. To [Braine] John and Pat. "Here is the new book. Hope you enjoy it!"

Autograph Letter Signed 1p. 20.2cm.

Removed from Bawden, A little love, a little learning . London, Longmans, 1966 (Lilly PR6052 .A84 L77). 1993

1966 May 25 -   Gibb, Jocelyn Easton, 1907- , director, publishing company. Geoffrey Bles Ltd., 52 Doughty Street, London, W.C.1. To Milton [Waldman], William Collins Sons & Co., 14 St. James Place, London, S.W.1. Sends him copy of "Jack’s LETTERS," which does not "include that letter to me about Jack not wanting to offend you."

Typed Letter Signed 1p. 26cm.

  • Signed "Jock"

Removed from Letters of C.S. Lewis, edited by W.H. Lewis, London, Geoffrey Bles Ltd. c.1966 (Lilly PR6023 .E936 Z5 1966). 1976

1966 July 31 -   Burgess, Anthony, 1917-1993, novelist, critic. Applegarth, Etchingham, East Sussex, [England]. To Philip [Kenneth] Callow. "I’ve admired your verse for a long time, thought I’ve neglected so many other people’s."

Typed Letter Signed 1p. 25cm.

Purchased. 1970

1966 Aug. 11 -   Wain, John Barrington, 1925-1994, author. Llwyn Eilian, Rhosgodfan, Caemarron. To Peter W. Burton, Esq., c/o New Arts Theatre Unit, 8-9 Gt Newport St[reet], London W.C.1, [England]. "You are exactly the kind of person I was hoping to reach—someone connected with the live theatre, not studying the plays as ‘classics’ but enjoying their direct impact."

Autograph Letter Signed 1p. 25cm.

  • Accompanied by cover.

Purchased. 1970

1966 Aug. 25 -   Sherry, Norman, fl. 1966, author. 42 Fawdon Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne 3. To Richard Curle, West Coker, Nr. Yeovil, Somerset. Relates to The Sea Years of Joseph Conrad by Jerry Allen and Norman Sherry’s book Conrad’s Eastern World.

Typed Letter Signed 1p. 28cm.

  • Accompanied by a carbon of Richard Curle’s letter of August 28, 1966, and Curle’s review of Conrad’s Eastern World by Sherry with holograph corrections and insertions. Typed Document Signed 4p. 26cm. Included are also newspaper clippings

Removed from Sherry, Conrad's Eastern World . Cambridge, At the University Press, 1966 (Lilly PR6005 .O4 Z793). 1973

1967 Oct. 18 -   Stallworthy, Jon Howie, 1935- , poet. To Geoffrey Hazard, Walnut Cottage, Moorland, Nr. Bridgwater, Somerset, England. "As you can see I’ve escaped from London also (to do some research on W.B. Yeats)."

Autograph Postcard Signed

Removed from Stallworthy’s Out of bounds. London, New York, 1963 (Lilly PR6037 .T8094). 1968

1968 Feb. 19 -   Hollo, Anselm, 1934- poet, translator. 21 Dover Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight. To Robert Nye. Expresses thanks for "Your kind words on LEAFTIMES…" Discusses conflict of form and content in poetry and sends new poems "tentatively titled ANY NEWS FROM ALPHA CENTAURI."

Typed Letter Signed 1p. 19cm.

Removed from Hollo’s Leaf times. Exeter: University of Exeter, 1967 (Lilly PR6015 .O265 L43). 1976

1968 Oct. 6 -   Plomer, William Charles Franklyn, 1903-1973, author. c/o Jonathan Cape Ltd., 30 Bedford Square, WC 1. To Peter Burton, Esq. Top Flat, 271 Kings Road, London SW 3, [England]. "About Museum Pieces, I think I had better say that it is, in the first place, fiction. But I don’t in the least deny that it is closely linked with Curious Relationships ."

Autograph Letter Signed 2p. 25cm.

  • Accompanied by cover.

Purchased. 1970

1969 Aug. 19 -   Patmore, Derek, 1908- , author. 28 Holland Park, London N.W., [England]. To Roger Senhouse. 10, High Street, Rye, Sussex. Regarding Senhouse’s planned Rye Gallery exhibition and possible sources for potential pieces to show. "Edward Wolfe…said he would willingly lend 6 drawings…"

Autograph Letter Signed 2pp. 18cm.

  • Envelope included

Removed from Brigit Patmore, My friends when young: the memoirs of Brigit Patmore . London: Heinemann, 1968 (Lilly CT808 .P3 A3). 1977

1971 Jan. 19 -   Auden, Wystan Hugh, 1907-1973, poet. 77 St. Mark’s Place, New York City, N[ew] Y[ork], 10003. To Jean [M.] Warfield, School of Music, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47401. "As regards libretto writing, I have said all I have to say in the third chapter of Secondary Works, entitled , entitled The Works of Opera…"

Autograph Letter Signed 1p. 28cm.

  • Accompanied by cover

Gift. 1971

1973 Jan. 16 -   Eliot, Esmé Valerie (Fletcher). 3 Queen Square, London. To Sherman Conrad. Box 473, Kinderhook, New York. Thanks him for his letter and manuscript "The One Story." Enjoyed reading his poems, but Faber and Faber, Ltd. will not consider publishing them until they have been published in the United States.

Typed Letter Signed 1p. 31.5cm.

  • On Faber and Faber letterhead

Gift. 1987

1973 June 12 -   Elliott, Janice, 1931- , author. Yew Tree Cottage, Patridge Green, Horsham, Sussex RH13 8EQ. To Rivers. "The children may be too old for this, but I hope perhaps you and Christina might still be young enough."

Autograph Letter Signed 1p. 21.5cm.

Removed from Elliott, Alexander in the land of Mog . Leicester: Brockhampton Press, 1973 (Lilly PR6005 .L48 A64).1991

1974 July 6 -   Enright, Dennis Joseph, 1920- , author. "The Progress of Mythology" [poem].

Autograph & Typed Documents Signed 7pp. 21-29.5cm.

Six drafts:
  • 1) Autograph Document in blue ink, 2pp., 21cm., page 2 on verso of letterhead for Encounter;
  • 2-4) Typed Documents with holograph corrections in blue ink, 1 page each draft, 29.5cm., on Encounter letterhead in red;
  • 5) Typed Document with holograph corrections in blue ink, 1p., 25.2cm. on letterhead of The Hogarth Press, Ltd.;
  • 6) Typed Document Signed with holograph correction, 1p., 25.3cm., dated 6-7-74.
  • Verso draft 4: Concept of Life, Typed Document with holograph corrections in blue ink, 1p., 29.5cm., n.d. Review of Eric Walter Frederick Tomlin, Japan, Thames, London, 1973
  • Verso draft 5: There are matters which Mr. D cannot be blamed for failing to explain [first line], Typed Document with holograph correction, 1p. (page 2), 25.2cm., n.d. Review of Douglas Day, Malcolm Lowry, a biography , Oxford University Press, 1974

Purchased. 1985

[1976 Feb. 10]  Bainbridge, Beryl, 1933- , writer. 42 Albert Street, London, N.W, 1. To Ronald [George] Chapman. "Alas, I haven’t a copy either of A Weekend With Claude ….Eventually Duckworths are going to bring it out under their imprint but not for another year or so."

Typed Letter Signed 1p. 30cm.

  • With holograph note and postscript
  • Date derived from postmark on accompanying envelope
  • Also refers to her television play Tiptoe Through the Tulips, written in 1976
  • A Weekend with Claude was first published by New Authors in 1967 and re-published by Duckworth in 1981

Transfer. 1987

[1976?]  Redgrove, Peter William, 1932- , poet. "Christmas at Bad Manor."

Autograph Document Signed 1p. 22cm.

  • Fair copy, in ink, of poem printed on p. [15]
  • On recto of leaf preceding colophon

In Redgrove, Ten poems. London: Words Press, 1977 (Lilly PR6035 .E3 T28 copy 3). 1985

1979 Aug. 2 -   Bond, Edward, 1934- , author. Great Wilbraham, Cambridge, England. To [Albert] Wertheim. Gives permission for use of his drafts and typescripts of Saved that are in the Lilly Library. "I think once papers go into a public library they should be freely available for anyone to use."

Typed Letter Signed 1p. 20.3cm.

Gift. 1999

1980 Apr. 27 -   Woolf, Cecil, editor. 1 Mornington Place, London, NW1. To Leslie [Cyril Staples]. Extends thanks for letter "about the special of 'Galanty' ". Asks if he would like to have top of his copy stained, and says the publication party will be May 31.

Autograph Letter Signed 4pp. 21cm.

Removed from Montague Summers, The Galanty Show . London, Cecil Woolf, 1980 (Lilly PR6037 .U75 Z49 1980). 1980

1980 May 12 -   Sewell, Brocard, 1912- , editor. Cheltenham, [England]. To Leslie [Cyril Staples]. Reports that The Galanty Show will be published on May 31 but cannot confirm the date. Says that he omitted "a strange passage" from the text.

Autograph Letter Signed 1p. 12cm.

  • In ink on notecard of Hazelwood Castle
  • Enclosure of photocopy of Staples' "Montague Summers" ", an article from The Aylesford Review, vol. VI, no. 3 (Summer/Autumn 1964), pp. 123-127

Removed from Montague Summers, The Galanty Show . London, Cecil Woolf, 1980 (Lilly PR6037 .U75 Z49 1980). 1980

1980 May 28 -   Woolf, Cecil, editor. To Leslie [Cyril Staples]. Apologizes for the [invitation] being so late and offers a lift. Jean [Woolf] sends best wishes.

Autograph Letter Signed 1p. 11cm.

  • Written in ink on verso of invitation to party on May 31 celebrating the publication of Montague Summer’s The Galanty Show, edited by Brocard Sewell

Removed from Montague Summers, The Galanty Show . London, Cecil Woolf, 1980 (Lilly PR6037 .U75 Z49 1980). 1980

Bound 1993 -   Franklin, Colin E., 1923- , publisher, antiquarian bookseller. Lord Chesterfield: Character and characters , by Colin Franklin. Scolar Press, 1993.

Typed Document 2 vols.

  • "Final copy" of manuscript for publication

Gift. 1993

Bound 1993 -   Calder, John. The Garden of Eros.