Department of Special Collections and University Archives
McFarlin Library. University of Tulsa.  2933 E. 6th St.  Tulsa, OK.  74104-3123 (OKT - OkTU)


Georgette Heyer (Rougier) letters

Collection 1988-003

  

Dates:  1923-1938.

Extent:  (1 box).

Level of Description:  Item level.

Name of creator(s):  Georgette Heyer.

Date of creation:  Undetermined.

Scope and Content:   Consists of 251 letters from Heyer to her literary agent L. P. Moore and his assistant Norah Perriam, at Christy & Moore, Ltd, concerning the publication of her books.  Most of the letters are lengthy with some running to six or eight closely written pages

Administrative/Biographical History:  The letters are organized chronologically within two series: Series 1: L. P. Moore and Series 2: Norah Perriam, with one letter to A. E. Thomas and a few undated or un-addressed letters placed at the end of the collection.

Access and Copyright:  This material is housed off-site and will require special arrangements for anticipated use. Contact the Department of Special Collections.

Language and Scripts:  English.

Finding aid/Inventory:  Finding aid is available online.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition:   Purchased from David J. Holmes, Sept 1988.

Date(s) of description:   Feb 1989.

Access Points:

Subject Headings 

 
Personal names 


Corporate names

Places
 


Inventory

Series 1: Letters to L. P. Moore
1923

31 Jan.  Dear Mr. Moore. Here is the Black Moth -- a very juvenile effort....Handwritten and signed letter, 1p.

8 Sept.  Dear Mr. Moore. What a shame to pester you when you're on your holiday....Handwritten and signed letter, 7p.

28 Sept.  Dear Mr. Moore. Your letter is full of excellent news....Handwritten and signed letter, 3p.

   
       
1930 9 Apr.  Dear Mr. Moore. Thanks for the copies of Barren Corn....Handwritten and signed letter, 4p.    
       
1931 25 Apr.  Dear Mr. Moore. Thank you for the cheque...Handwritten and signed letter, 2p.    
       
1932

20 Feb.  Dear Mr. Moore. Many thanks for your letter and the cheque.... Handwritten and signed letter, 4p.

22 May.  Dear Mr. Moore. You are loathly. You never write to me nowdays....Handwritten and signed letter, 2p.

   
       
1933

10 May.  Dear L. P. I think you can tell Heinemann it is going to be very good value...Handwritten letter (signed ["Almeria Clutter Crick"]), 6p.

27 May. But L. P., why have you gone and lost your voice?....Handwritten letter (signed "[Jemima] Hopkins"), 6p.

   
       
1934 18 Mar.  Dear L. P. The hope of the family having returned to the fold....Handwritten and signed letter, 3p.    
       
1935

15 Feb.  Dear L. P. How clever of you!....Handwritten letter, 2p.

19 Feb.  Dear L. P. Herewith the contract....Handwritten and signed letter, 1p.

24 Feb. Suddenly remembered that you asked me for a photograph and biographical details....Handwritten and signed letter, 3p.

29 Aug.  Dear L. P. Rather a teaser. I do know more or less what the new book is about...Handwritten and signed letter, 3p.

19 Sept. This is...between 5000 and 5500 words long...Handwritten and signed letter [initialed], 1p.

10 Oct.  Dear Guide, Mentor, and Revered Sir...yes, yes, of course I approve.... Handwritten and signed letter, 4p.

   
       
1937

9 Jun.  Dear L. P. What does it feel like to be awake?....Typed and signed letter [initialed], 4p.

25 Sept.  Dear L. P. A line to let you know that I've had a perfectly satisfactory letter from B.F. Oliver....Handwritten and signed letter, 4p.

2 Oct.  Dear L. P. I am sending you one set of proofs tomorrow, for Australian Woman's Weekly....Handwritten and signed letter, 3p.

7 Nov.  Dear L. P. I suppose you've seen that both the Sunday papers have ignored An Infamous Army....Handwritten and signed letter, 3p.

14 Nov.  Dear L. P. I am sending you this letter that you may forward it...to the firm of Heinemann Ltd....Typed and signed letter with handwritten revisions [pencil], 6p.

27 Nov.  Dear L. P. I have just received your letter, enclosing a copy of Mr. Evan's reply....Typed and signed letter with handwritten revisions [pencil], 3 1/2 p.

   
       
1938

4 Mar.  Dear L. P. For your attention, please! handwritten and signed note [initialed], 1/2p.

23 Apr.  Dear L. P. Just received the enclosed...Handwritten and signed letter, 1p.

10 May.  Dear L. P. Here are the first 8 chapters of Royal Escape....Handwritten letter fragment, 2p.

4 Jun.  Dear L. P. Thanks for the cheque...Handwritten and signed letter, 2 1/2p.

7 Jun. Here are some further chapters for the S.B....Handwritten and signed note, 1p.

25 Jun.  Dear L. P. Here are chapters XIII to XVII, inclusive....Handwritten and signed letter, 1p.

23 Jul. L. P., I'm [?] Royal Escape in to [Sir] Russell Sneed tomorrow....Handwritten and signed letter, 1p.

28 Aug.  Dear L. P. I can only send you a list of the corrections for the last third of Royal Escape....Handwritten and signed letter, 4p.

14 Sept. ... Who forgot that one of his Favourite Poets was coming to see him....Handwritten and signed letter, 1p.

20 Sept.  Dear L. P. I have had a letter from [Gydal] this morning.... Handwritten and signed letter, 2p.

28 Sept.  Dear L. P. Herewith my poor, unfortunate book....Handwritten and signed letter, 3p.

4 Oct.  Dear L. P. So easily changed! Waldorf at 1.0, please....Handwritten and signed letter, 13p.

29 Nov.  Dear L. P. Many thanks for cheque, contract, and information....Handwritten and signed letter, 3p.

   
       
1939

2 Jan. You may think this a messy looking typescript....Handwritten and signed note, 1/2 p.

7 Jan.  Dear L. P. I lunched with Frere yesterday....Handwritten and signed letter, 4p.

31 Jan.  Dear L. P. I saw Hodder's spring booklet yesterday....Handwritten and signed letter, 4p.

14 Feb.  Dear L. P. This batch brings what you've got up to 45,000 words....Handwritten and signed letter, 1 1/2p.

15 Feb.  Dear L. P. No I do not like the [?] sales....Handwritten and signed letter, 4p.

18 Feb.  Dear L. P. I'm not surprised the S.B. turned it down....Handwritten and signed letter [initialed], 4p.

25 Feb.  Dear L. P. This letter of Uncle Percy's will take a bit of answering....Handwritten and signed letter, 4p.

10 Mar.  Dear L. P. Here is the earlier typescript....Handwritten and signed letter, 1 1/2p.

25 Mar.  Dear L. P.  Do you think your friend at the War Office could...supply information....Handwritten and signed letter, 3p.

18 Apr.  Dear L. P. I have sent the proofs back to you under separate cover....Handwritten and signed letter, 1 1/2p.

4 Jul.  Dear L. P. Many thanks for your long, and cheering letter....Handwritten and signed letter, 2 1/2p.

12 Jul.  Dear L. P. Many thanks for cheque received this morning....Handwritten and signed letter, 2p.

13 Jul.  Dear L. P. Will you deal with the enclosed please?....Handwritten and signed note, 1p.

11 Aug.  Dear L. P. Here are the first two chapters of the Spanish Bridge....Handwritten and signed letter, 3p.

15 Aug.  Dear L. P. The Bank is getting very [?] as the overdraft is over £1000....Handwritten and signed letter, 4p.

24 Sept.  Dear L. P. ...I enclose [Korda's] written refusal....Handwritten and signed letter, 2p.

6 Nov.  Dear L. P. I lunched at Kingswood yesterday...Handwritten and signed letter, 3p.

13 Dec.  Dear L. P. Many thanks for cheque, 2 letters and enclosed [?] communication....Handwritten and signed letter, 4p.

27 Dec.  Dear L. P. My last chapter's with the typist....Handwritten and signed letter, 1 1/2p.

   
       
1940

16 Jan.  Dear L. P. I enclose a letter from an agitated female....Handwritten and signed note, 1p.

[20 Jan.] Dear L. P. I can't help feeling [?] annoyed....Handwritten and signed letter [initialed], 1p.

4 Feb.  Dear L. P. No, of course I have no objection to the proposed American sale....Handwritten and signed letter, 3p.

7 Feb.  Dear L. P. A line to let you know that a Roman Holiday is to be enjoyed by my doctor and my dentist....Handwritten and signed letter, 2p.

2 Mar.  Dear L. P. Thank for Hodder's statement...Handwritten and signed letter [initialed], 6p.

10 Apr.  Dear L. P. Herewith the synopsis....Handwritten and signed note, 1/2p.

9 May.  Dear L. P.  Do as you think best about the dramatic opinion on T. O. S....Handwritten and signed letter, 4p.

18 May.  Dear L. P. ...I send you back Percy H. W.'s herewith....Handwritten and signed letter, 1p.

9 Jun.  Dear L. P. An idea has occurred to me....Handwritten and signed letter, 2 1/2p.

15 Jun.  Dear L. P. I return herewith Hds.'s letter....Handwritten and signed letter, 3 1/2p.

24 Jun.  Dear L. P. Many thanks for cheque received this morning....Handwritten and signed letter, 2p.

28 Jun.  Dear L. P. I wrote to Frere, asking him whether he would buy the three books....Handwritten and signed letter, 2p.

5 Jul.  Dear L. P. No sooner do I stop worrying you about one thing then I find myself starting on another....Handwritten and signed letter, 4p.

9 Jul. [Ronald Rougier to L. P.].  Dear L. P. Very many thanks for your activities on my behalf....Handwritten and signed letter, 1p.

9 Jul.  Dear L. P. I'm sending you first half of The Corinthian for quick typing...Handwritten and signed letter, 1p.

26 Jul. [Ronald Rougier to L. P.] Dear L. P. The portion completed of G.'s M.S. duly received....Handwritten and signed letter, 1p.

27 Jul.  Dear L. P. I hope you will convey to the typist responsible my resentment at their failing to deliver the goods....Handwritten and signed letter, 6 1/2p.

29 Jul.  Dear L. P. Slightly mollified by getting the rest of the MS today....Handwritten and signed letter, 2p.

29 Jul.  Dear L. P. ...I have just written a letter to the Times....Handwritten and signed letter, 3 1/2p.

17 Sept.  Dear L. P. You would hardly believe it, but I have today received the cheque....Handwritten and signed letter, 2 1/2p.

21 Oct.  Dear L. P. I hope your office was not badly damaged by the aerial torpedo....Handwritten and signed letter, 10p.

28 Oct. My Dear L. P. Many thanks for your letter. Sympathy? Oh no!.....Handwritten and signed letter, 4p.

1 Nov.  Dear L. P. This is a tiresome request....Handwritten and signed note, 1p.

4 Nov.  Dear L. P. I may be coming up to town next Tuesday....Handwritten and signed letter, 1 1/2p.

20 Nov.  Dear L. P. I will return the accounts to you when I have unraveled them.....Handwritten and signed letter, 1 1/2p.

5 Dec.  Dear L. P. I send you herewith the accounts....Handwritten and signed letter, 1 1/2p.

   
       
1941

10 Feb.  Dear L. P. Suggest "Imperial End" to Uncle Percy....Handwritten and signed letter, 2p.

18 Feb.  Dear L. P. Highly confidentially [sic], what are the rights of all this nonsense between you and Norah?....Handwritten and signed letter, 2p.

21 Feb. My Dear L. P. ...Judged at face value, I should imagine that Norah is suffering from neurosis....Handwritten and signed letter, 8p.

24 Feb.  Dear L. P. ...The more I think on it, the more I feel "Imperial End" (though nice) may give the show away....Handwritten and signed letter, 2 1/2p.

1 Mar.  Dear L. P. ...Ronald thinks that [Faro] is a poor work anyway, so why not let Big Ben have it?....Handwritten and signed letter [initialed], 1 1/2p.

8 Mar.  Dear L. P. Herewith your accounts....Handwritten and signed letter, 1p.

16 Apr.  Dear L. P. I know nothing about the enclosed....Handwritten and signed letter, 2 1/2p.

28 Apr.  Dear L. P. ...I am coming up to town tomorrow week [Tuesday, May 6]....Handwritten and signed letter, 2p.

3 May.  Dear L. P. What a bore! I just felt like having a talk with you....Handwritten and signed letter, 2p.

10 May.  Dear L. P. The enclosed, plus cheque on Lloyd's Bank for £21.10.0, arrived....Handwritten and signed letter, 2 1/2p.

14 May.  Dear L. P. Many thanks for the cheque, but I am returning the account....Handwritten and signed letter, 2p.

19 May.  Dear L. P. Can you manage this Friday as ever....Typed and signed letter, 1 1/2p.

24 May.  Dear L. P. When my solicitor asked me whom I'd have as trustees to my Will, I suddenly had no doubt....Handwritten and signed letter, 2 1/2p.

28 May.  Dear L. P. Very many thanks for your kind letter. I shall now die peacefully!...Handwritten and signed letter [initialed], 1p; (fan mail and an Handwritten and signed letter response by GH attached to letter.)

28 May. My Dear L. P. I have just heard from my sister-in-law....Handwritten and signed letter, 4p.

17 Jun.  Dear L. P. I send you back herewith the radio play....Handwritten and signed letter, 1 1/2p.

17 Jun. How the hell can I send direct to Uncle P. when I don't know his address?....Handwritten and signed note [initialed], 1p.

20 Jun.  Dear L. P. Is it a grim [error], or could you disclose, for inclusion in my last Will and Testament, your second name?....Handwritten and signed letter, 1 1/2p.

7 Jul.  Dear L. P. I don't think I'm in favour of hawking the book about....Handwritten and signed letter, 4p.

19 Jul.  Dear L. P. Well, here is another week gone, and still no cheque from H. & S.....Typed and signed letter, 1 1/2p.

25 Jul.  Dear L. P. ...I like the thought of a firm which anything out of the ordinary puts it out of its stride....Typed and signed letter, 4p.

10 Aug.  Dear L. P. Herewith the top copy of Faro's Daughter....Typed and signed letter, 2p., with handwritten note [pencil].

17 Aug. Have you received typescript. Rougier. Telegram.

17 Aug.  Dear L. P. I got your letter...and was amazed to hear you only received my typescript on Thursday....Handwritten and signed note, 1p.

19 Aug. I have indicated my choice on the roughs....Handwritten postcard.

22 Aug. Can you give me lunch Wednesday. Rougier. Telegram.

22 Aug.  Dear L. P. I am sending you a wire today, to suggest Wednesday to you....Typed and signed letter, 2p.

23 Aug.  Dear L. P. The 2/- editions seem to be doing quite nicely....Typed and signed letter, 3p.

29 Aug.  Dear L. P. I think it might be as well if your private eye read this...Typed and signed letter, 1 1/2p.

12 Sept.  Dear L. P. ...I said this Gerrards Cross business was going to be a nuisance...Handwritten and signed letter, 1 1/2p.

13 Sept. My Dear L. P. Yes, certainly fix up the new contract with Charlie....Typed and signed letter, 2p.

26 Sept.  Dear L. P. I should like my sister-in-law to have the money....Typed and signed letter, 2p.

4 Oct.  Dear L. P. ...You should inform Hodder that they are running a grave risk of clashing with Heinemann....Typed and signed letter, 1 1/2p.

12 Oct.  Dear L. P. ...I am sorry that H. & S. should be feeling aggrieved....Typed and signed letter, 2 1/2p.

[13 Oct.] Dear L. P. Send the enclosed missive to Uncle Percy....Typed and signed letter, 1/2p with handwritten note.

20 Oct.  Dear L. P. ...I don't like Charlie but I prefer his methods to Uncle P.'s....Handwritten and signed letter, 1 1/2p.

31 Oct.  Dear L. P. Herewith the contract -- I haven't read it....Handwritten and signed letter, 1p.

11 Nov. (Ronald Rougier to L. P.) Dear L. P. An impasse has been reached with the Inspector of Taxes....Handwritten and signed letter, 1p.

17 Nov.  Dear L. P. ...I am so glad that you have taken the hint about those accursed accounts!....Typed and signed letter, 1p.

1 Dec.  Dear L. P. ...I am appalled to see what the U.S.A. is now [g ---]....Handwritten and signed letter, 1/2p.

   
       
1942

7 Jan.  Dear L. P. Sorry to have been dilatory in supplying photograph and biographical details...Typed and signed letter, 2p.

16 Jan.  Dear L. P. ...Richard is laid up with a glandular infection....Handwritten and signed letter, 2p.

27 Jan.  Dear L. P. ...I haven't had time to study the items yet, but I will....Handwritten and signed letter, 1p.

6 Feb. [Ronald Rougier to L. P.].  Dear L. P. The misbegotten Income Tax people now require a copy...Handwritten note, 1p.

15 Feb.  Dear L. P. Apparently God still has a down on us....Handwritten and signed letter, 4p.

11 Mar. [Ronald Rougier to L. P.].  Dear L. P. The Inland Revenue now want a copy...Handwritten and signed letter, 1p.

14 Mar.  Dear L. P. Well, we are home again, but misfortune still dogs our footsteps....Typed and signed letter, 2p.

18 Mar. You'll deal with this better than I could....Handwritten and signed note, 1/2p.

30 Mar.  Dear L. P. ...I was busy, and just shoved the contracts into an envelope....Typed and signed letter, 1 1/2p.

3 Apr.  Dear L. P. ...we are being [heard] by a Commissioner, but it seems to me much the same thing....Handwritten and signed letter, 1p.

15 Apr.  Dear L. P. Fancy the Shades earning some more money for us in options!....Typed and signed letter, 2p.

24 Apr.  Dear L. P. ...I think the Empress of Luxury good, don't you....Handwritten and signed letter, 3p.

30 Apr.  Dear L. P. ...Yes, it is a weight off our minds....Typed and signed letter, 1 1/2p.

4 May.  Dear L. P. The latest verdict is that Richard is on the up and up....Typed and signed letter, 1 1/2p.

7 May.  Dear L. P. ...Poor man! No sooner do you get used to.....Handwritten and signed letter, 5 1/2p.

23 May.  Dear L. P. Ronald says the Daily Worker is a pernicious rag....Typed and signed letter, 1p.

27 May. Nothing here for Hodder to object to....Handwritten and signed note, 1/2p.

28 May. All off. Richard contracted heavy cold....Handwritten postcard.

29 May.  Dear L. P. ...I can't come up to town....Handwritten and signed letter, 1p.

[1 Jun.] PAGE 102 of Penhallow. Please draw a line through 'Quite a good frontispiece....'Handwritten and signed note [initialed], 1/2p.

2 Jun.  Dear L. P. I know: it isn't a Hodder book at all, is it?....Handwritten and signed letter, 4p.

4 Jun.  Dear L. P. I have put Frere in possession of the whole situation....Handwritten and signed letter 1p.

14 Jun.  Dear L. P. ...I had all too short a [time] with you the other day....Handwritten and signed letter, 1 1/2p.

23 Jun.  Dear L. P. Here are some extracts from Frere's last letter....Handwritten and signed letter, 1p.

8 Jul.  Dear L. P. Will you collect from Heinemann?....Handwritten and signed letter, 3p.

10 Jul.  Dear L. P. I can't cope with this ass....Handwritten and signed letter, 1p.

16 Jul.  Dear L. P. Just a line to let you know that I'm going up to town....Handwritten and signed letter, 4p.

22 Jul.  Dear L. P. Yes, it is [for] Charlie Evans...Handwritten and signed letter, 2p.

25 Jul. My dear L. P. All right, stuffy! No offense....Handwritten and signed letter, 1 1/2 p.

9 Aug.  Dear L. P. Here is the contract.....Handwritten and signed note, 1/2p.

29 Aug.  Dear L. P. You are always saying that I never come to see you....Handwritten and signed letter, 1p.

3 Sept.  Dear L. P. Well, that was very sad, but never mind....Handwritten and signed letter, 2p.

1 Oct.  Dear L. P. I have left your last letter unanswered for too long....Handwritten and signed letter, 3p.

5 Oct.  Dear L. P. [?] exact words are as follows.....Handwritten and signed letter, 4p.

10 Oct.  Dear L. P. Of course, this is a complete windfall....Handwritten and signed letter, 4p.

16 Oct.  Dear L. P. A line to tell you that I saw Frere today....Handwritten and signed letter, 1 1/2p.

21 Oct.  Dear L. P. Many thanks for your letter, and the enclosure....Handwritten and signed letter, 3p.

31 Oct.  Dear L. P. Here is a copy of a letter just received from Leslie [?]....Handwritten and signed letter, 1p.

14 Nov.  Dear L. P. I trust that this will be the last letter I shall send to you from this address....Handwritten and signed letter, 1 1/2 p.

9 Dec. Telephone number Regent 1796. Handwritten postcard.

   
       
1943

15 Jan.  Dear L. P. ...I send back the D.  D. accounts....Handwritten and signed letter, 2p.

23 Aug. ...I am advised by U.S. Treasury Dept. to take their [finding] as being correct....Handwritten and signed postcard.

12 Sept.  Dear L. P. Sorry: I destroyed the note from the U.S. Treasury Dept.....Handwritten and signed letter, 1p.

12 Nov.  Dear L. P. Frere agrees with you that [Cop------] is not a selling title....Handwritten and signed letter, 9p.

3 Dec.  Dear L. P. On reading my [?] last chapter to R. last night....Handwritten and signed letter, 2p.

1 Dec.  Dear L. P. Here's the copy for S.B....Handwritten and signed letter, 1p.

 

   
       

1944

31 Jan.  Dear L. P. Good God, no, I haven't replied to this!....Handwritten and signed letter, 2p.

11 Feb.  Dear L. P. Well, now --! I read excerpts from Mr. [K----'s] letter....Handwritten and signed letter fragment, 2p.

25 Mar.  Dear L. P. ...I return Doubleday's accounts....Handwritten and signed letter, 2p.

1 Jul.  Dear L. P. Will you please make enquiries in the office ....Handwritten and signed letter, 1 1/2p.

16 Jul.  Dear L. P. I send you herewith Friday's Child.....Handwritten and signed letter, 4p.

19 Jul.  Dear L. P. Alas, Why must you select the one wholly impossible day?.....Handwritten and signed letter, 2 1/2p.

16 Aug.  Dear L. P. A hurried line on the eve of departure....Handwritten and signed letter, 2p.

20 Aug.  Dear L. P. This has turned up....Handwritten and signed letter, 1 1/2p.

6 Sept.  Dear L. P. You have certainly handed me a headache....Handwritten and signed letter, 3 1/2p.

25 Sept.  Dear L. P. In all the excitement about [O--- F---] I forgot to tell you about the R.K.O. affair.....Handwritten and signed letter, 2p.

   
       
1945

10 Apr.  Dear L. P. ...I adore the Portuguese agent...Handwritten and signed letter, 2 1/2p.

19 Apr.  Dear L. P. I return some accounts, which I suppose you want....Handwritten and signed letter, 1 1/2p.

17 May.  Dear L. P. Heinemann printed 50,000 copies of Friday's Child....Handwritten and signed letter, 1p.

20 May.  Dear L. P. I suppose it is quite absurd of me....Handwritten and signed letter, 2p.

26 May.  Dear L. P. ...I return the Longman account, herewith....Handwritten and signed letter, 2p.

   
       
Incomplete dates

Jan. 14.  Dear Mr. Moore -- I know you'll be interested to hear my latest news....Handwritten and signed letter, 4p.

29 Nov.  Dear Mr. Moore -- I am terribly sorry to hear...that you have to have an operation....Handwritten and signed letter, 2 1/2p.

4 May.  Dear Mr. Moore -- If you were to meet Mr. A.D. [Wykes] at any time....Handwritten and signed letter, 4p.

24 Feb.  Dear L. P. I think that either you are clever .....Handwritten letter fragment, 1p.

   
       
Series 2: Letter to Norah Perriam
1935

4 Feb. Finished, but have your last chapters still to type....Handwritten and signed postcard [initialed].

10 Feb. I have started "Hazard" (1811)....Handwritten postcard.

17 Mar.  Dear Miss Perriam, I've been staying with [C ---] all the week....Handwritten and signed letter, 2p.

12 May.  Dear Miss Perriam, Well, is it that splendid?....Handwritten and signed letter [initialed], 4p.

16 May.  Dear Miss Perriam, ...I have always considered that one of the more important points between author and agent....Handwritten and signed letter [initialed], 10p.

21 Jun.  Dear Miss Perriam, ...I return herewith the Tauchnitz contract duly signed....Handwritten and signed letter [initialed], 1 1/2p.

28 Jun.  Dear Miss Perriam, Herewith the contract...I casually told Little Brother to witness me....Handwritten and signed letter [initialed], 1 1/2p.

20 Jul.  Dear Miss Perriam, I returned from Scotland today to pick up my family....Handwritten and signed letter, 2p.

25 Nov.  Dear Miss Perriam, Yes, well, you tell Hodder's that they can blame the whole range of poisons....Handwritten and signed letter [initialed], 3 1/2p.

27 Nov. ...Following up what I uneasily fear to have been a General Moan....Handwritten and signed letter [initialed], 2p.

11 Dec.  Dear Miss Perriam, I can send you five or six typewritten chapters....Typed and signed letter, 2 1/2p.

   
       
1936

[5 Jan.] Gosh, how awful! Here it is....Handwritten and signed note [initialed], 1p.

[15 Jan.] From Mrs. G. R. Rougier.  Handwritten and signed note, 1/2p.

15 Jan.  Dear Miss Perriam, ...I've perpetuated about 7000 words today....Handwritten and signed letter [initialed], 2 1/2p.

9 Feb.  Dear Miss Perriam, ...I enclose a new title page for the copy you already have....Typed and signed letter, 2p.

8 Mar.  Dear Miss Perriam, ...Would you please give a message to the witness....Handwritten and signed letter, 1p.

11 Mar.  Dear Miss Perriam, ...I have spent a really cheerful time [lotting] up accounts....Handwritten and signed letter, 3p.

2 Apr.  Dear Miss Perriam, After several days brain-racking....Handwritten and signed letter [initialed], 1/2p.

19 May.  Dear Miss Perriam, I agree with you about the get-up of the book....Handwritten letter fragment, 2p.

23 May.  Dear Miss Perriam (by the way, have you any idea why we are so very formal?)....Handwritten and signed letter, 1p.

16 Jul.  Dear Norah, The brain is lying wonderfully fallow!....Handwritten and signed letter, 1 1/2p.

23 Jul.  Dear Norah, Awfully sorry to be so tiresome....Handwritten and signed letter, 1p.

26 Aug.  Dear Norah, ...I received Heinemann's proofs by the same post....Handwritten and signed letter, 3p.

2 Sept.  Dear Norah, ...No, I shan't be able to let you have any of my book before you go away....Handwritten and signed letter, 2p.

5 Sept.  Dear Norah, Proofs under separate cover....Handwritten and signed letter, 4p.

8 Sept.  Dear Norah, ...It really looks like business, doesn't it....Handwritten and signed letter, 1 1/2p.

17 Oct.  Dear Norah, I enclose a list of corrections....Handwritten and signed letter, 1 1/2p.

21 Oct. Many thanks for the cheque....Handwritten and signed letter, 2p.

31 Oct.  Dear Norah, ...What a lousy title to have given the story....Handwritten and signed letter, 2p.

8 Nov.  Dear Norah, I send you back the 2nd script herewith....Handwritten and signed letter, 8p.

12 Nov.  Dear Norah, I send you a Budget....Handwritten and signed letter, 1p.

13 Nov.  Dear Norah, ...Sounds phoney to me, but what do you think?....Handwritten and signed letter, 6p.

17 Nov.  Dear Norah, ...I hope both Blatt & Thomas cool down....Handwritten and signed letter, 6p.

18 Nov.  Dear Norah, ...I do hope the Blatt - Thomas [laugh] straightens out....Handwritten and signed letter, 3 1/2p.

21 Nov.  Dear Norah, Herewith the last corrections....Handwritten and signed note, 1p; (handwritten lists of corrections attached to note, 10p).

10 Dec.  Dear Norah, The enclosed document arrived today....Handwritten and signed letter, 3p; (Handwritten and signed letter from A. E. Thomas to GH attached to letter, 3p).

21 Dec.  Dear Norah, I return herewith the first chapters of my manuscript....Handwritten and signed letter, 2 1/2p.

29 Dec.  Dear Norah, Herewith the two Thomas letters....Handwritten and signed letter, 2 1/2p. (See also A. E. Thomas)

   
       
1937

8 Jan.  Dear Norah, Herewith contract, duly signed....Handwritten and signed letter, 1p.

15 Jan.  Dear Norah, I'll sign the contract and send it back to you....Handwritten and signed letter, 5 1/2p.

6 Mar.  Dear Norah, Will you do something about this body snatcher, please?....Handwritten and signed letter, 2p.

12 Mar.  Dear Norah, Herewith contract, approved and initialed in every direction....Handwritten and signed letter, 3 1/2p.

2 Apr.  Dear Norah, I am sorry not to have written you the promised letter for [Miss Vosper]....Handwritten and signed letter, 8p.

5 Apr. In turning out my desk I came upon a [?] of cuttings....Handwritten and signed letter, 1p.

18 Apr.  Dear Norah, ...I forgot all about the contract....Handwritten and signed letter, 3p.

23 Apr.  Dear Norah, Ronald has perused the play....Handwritten and signed letter, 3p.

27 Apr.  Dear Norah, His lordship, "On the day of the 18th June, the Duke went into action...." Handwritten and signed letter, 3p.

29 Apr.  Dear Norah, I have left the enclosed open for your perusal....Handwritten and signed letter, 3p.

1 May.  Dear Norah, I find I don't agree with you at all about answering the tobacconist's effusion....Handwritten and signed letter, 2 1/2p.

5 Jun.  Dear Norah, I have read Esau's letter three times....Handwritten and signed letter, 7p.

2 Aug. ...Delighted to lunch with you on Friday....Handwritten and signed postcard [initialed].

[6 Aug.] Why didn't you tell me you'd sent me a [Guru] of the First Water?....Handwritten postcard.

14 Aug. Whoopee! I've got it at last....Handwritten letter, 2 1/2p, (signed: "Just a Genius.")

23 Aug.  Dear Norah, I was extremely pleased to find from my conversation with you....Handwritten and signed letter [initialed], 4p.

8 Sept.  Dear Norah, Will you return the rough sketch to Mr. Frere [Reeves]....Handwritten and signed letter, 2p.

   
       
1938

11 Jan.  Dear Norah, Herewith one peculiar Dutch contract....Handwritten and signed letter, 2 1/2p.

12 Jan.  Dear Norah, Herewith about 20,000 words for you....Handwritten and signed letter, 1p.

[23 Jan.] Herewith three more chapters....Handwritten and signed letter, 1 1/2p.

28 Jan. Propose to arrive at crack of dawn at your office....Handwritten postcard.

[9 Feb.] That's all -- do your best for me!....Handwritten and signed note [initialed], 1p.

n.d. At work on what will probably be the final chapter....Handwritten and signed note [initialed], 1p.

   
       
A. E. Thomas
  29 Dec. 1936.  Dear Mr. Thomas, I have received both your letters...and have passed them both on to my agents....Handwritten and signed letter, 2 1/2p. (See also Norah Perriam, 29 Dec. 1936.)    
       
Undated and/or unaddressed letters
 

9 Nov. 1935. Nice one, this....Handwritten and signed note [initialed], 1/2p.

9 Jul. 1937. No, carry on....Handwritten and signed note [initialed], 1/2p.

1 Apr. 1938. Entry should read....Handwritten and signed note [initialed], 1p.

4 Sept. [?]. ...Did you enjoy the Wye Valley?....Handwritten and signed letter, 4p.

n.d. Oh, by the way....Handwritten and signed letter fragment, 1p.

n.d. ...Enchanting story....Handwritten and signed letter fragment, 1/2p.

n.d. I like this very much....Handwritten and signed note [initialed, pencil], 1p.

   
 
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