The Anna Kavan Papers
1986.003.2

Series 2: Correspondence: Raymond Marriott (undated)-miscellaneous

Inventory

Please note: each piece of correspondence was numbered by Bertram Rota, Ltd., possibly in the order in which they found it, before the material was sent to Tulsa. This assigned number appears as the last element of each entry. Since some letters have been more recently dated (or approximately dated), the order here--as nearly chronological as possible--no longer strictly follows the numerical order.
       
The following consists of handwritten notes, some signed and some not signed, unless otherwise noted.  All are from Anna Kavan to Raymond Marriott unless otherwise noted.
2:19 cont'd "Thank you for the money and the letter. I hope you will find time to come and see me for a few minutes this evening before the show. Then perhaps you'll say something more about last night...."   261.    
       
  "Thank you for your letter and the copy of what you wrote to Rhys. What is it I've done that I should not have done?...."  262    
       
  "Thank you for your letter and enclosures which I'll return when I see you. KT was in bed ill yesterday as a result of coming here. Theo said she would not allow him to come here again!"  263    
       
  "I don't particularly want lilac anyway--it never lasts more than 24 hours. Something to eat would be far more useful if you have time and energy to get it...."  264    
       
  "Thank you for your note. I'm glad you're going through with the poems. What help do you need? Nobody can help you over the actual writing, but I presume you don't mean that...."  265    
       
  "Thanks for your note. I thought I'd never get back last night. No sign of cat. Glad you approved [---]. I haven't finished Sunday Times yet so will put it in later...."  266    
       
  "Here are the papers. I tried twice to phone you yesterday to ask you to fetch them as I didn't get them sooner. Hope the transport problem is not too bad."  267    
       
  "Thank you for your letter, poem, and other things. Yes, tomorrow's all right. I would be very grateful if you could get some lemons and oranges. Or if you're going to the library there are books waiting for me...."  268    
       
  "So sorry I forgot to thank you for your [New Statesman]. Do you want any more New Yorker's? or any of those French papers?...."  269    
       
  "Thank you for your note. Rhys is coming tomorrow night but if you'd like to come Thursday that will be fine. If I don't hear from you I'll assume you are coming."  270    
       
  "Rhys wanted to discuss something in The Observer, so I think (as this situation has [---] before) I'd better get the papers myself. So don't bother about the exchange arrangement from now on."  271    
       
  "Yes, Thursday is all right, I've got R to change, so do come then and we can drink the famous "still champaign." I don't know why I assume that we couldn't drink it in the evening...."   272    
       
  "I'm so sorry about this evening and that I didn't let you know sooner. I did phone as soon s I'd made the appointment with the ms...."  273    
       
  "Thank you for your letter and the Xmas Eve invitation. For about 20 years I used to go to Campden St. on that night so I don't like being alone then very much...."  274    
       
  "Thank your for the poems. I will say something more about them when I see you. If you want me to...."  275    
       
  "Sorry I opened this. Yes, Friday's all right. I don't know what you mean about [Time]. Or [noncommit---], which I suppose is an abbreviation...."  276    
       
  "I really think you're a bit crazy to make such a fuss about the bloody 45/-. Surely you know by now I'm not an avaricious person...."  277    
       
  "Thank you for your letter and for introducing me to [Merton]. I didn't know [oblivious s---] and still don't exactly know what he means...."  278    
       
  "So sorry, I forgot to put this in your box yesterday. Many thanks for your letter. I'd like to come on Thursday please, with the usual [provision] about my temperature...."  279    
       
  "Good heavens! Sitting on a wall already? Should I congratulate you? I'd no idea metamorphosis could be so rapid...."  280    
       
  "Thank you very much for notes. What a pity about Piscator. I wish a meeting could have been arranged. It must be sad to feel an exile and abandoned by old friends...."  281    
       
  "I hope you didn't think my criticism too severe or unkind. If one writes verse I do feel it's got to be the very best one can do. Yours is excellent here and there...."  282    
       
  "I'd be more than grateful if you could spare time anytime to help with the correspondence, etc. I've now got a formula for the answering and have answered the one person who sent a [self-addressed] envelope...."  283    
       
  "I hope you won't mind if I change my mind and don't come to the theatre tomorrow. I don't feel in the mood for sexual permutations right now...."  284    
       
  "Thanks for your letter and the note for Miss P. Apparently she's not coming to me either, but I'll give it to her when I next see her...."  285    
       
  "Oh, Raymond, I am sorry to be such a nuisance--but there's something I'd like to alter in the ms. if you could stick it through my door...."  286    
       
  "So sorry about this evening. I should have warned you KT might be coming. It wouldn't have mattered usually, but he was rather upset and didn't want to see anybody...."  287    
       
  "Thank you so much for your letter and that elegant envelope which must be preserved. Sorry I didn't ask about your deal with Rota. I'm afraid I've been thoroughly submerged in my own problems, and still am...."  288    
       
  "I took a parcel for you yesterday and put it in your room. I wonder if you could spare the grey desk? I can't possibly work downstairs while the men are bashing about...."  289    
       
  "Sweet of you to move the things and be so nice about the desk, but I don't need it after all. It was only a vague thought, after being maddened by Miss P's [incessant] religious grumbling...."   290    
       
  "Please forgive me for writing such an unremarkable and complaining note yesterday. There was a reason why I was in such an [innately childish] mood--I'll explain it if you like when we meet...."  291    
       
  "Thanks for writing to me. I didn't expect T to come today as she said she was supposed to be having a [---] after her illness. Anyhow, I should never again ask you to bring the money...."  292    
       
  "I like these very much and I think you were so right to get them. I wish we could both throw away all our clothes and get entirely new wardrobes...."  293    
       
  "But I can't resist the comment that we seem to have done it with much less fun! Do you think I should see ["Sartre"]? I know its period, but I adore Julien Green...."  294    
       
  "You must have gone out early this morning as I rang your bell soon after 9 by my watch to ask if you wanted me to hand over the [form]--before I'd even read my letters...."  295    
       
  "Thanks so much for getting the stamps. Please don't take what I say so seriously. I didn't mean a thing about not taking in your letter except that, as you said yourself, it was long and referred to a curious mixture of things...."  296    
       
  "Thank you so much for asking me to come on Xmas Eve. But for years and years I've always spent Xmas Eve with KT because in Germany it's more important than Xmas Day...."  297    
       
  "Thanks so much for the poems. The one waiting for the wheel to be changed has always been a favorite of mine, except that I'd have written "I don't like sitting here," etc, as well as, "I don't like," the other places...."  298    
       
  "Thank you for showing me this. Haven't had time to read all of it today. What I have read seems very much like the [New Statesman], rather ponderous [middlebrow] though perhaps presented in a more stimulating way...."  299    
       
  "If I write in the morning perhaps my writing will be more legible. I am sorry about your moving the furniture. Of course you aren't expected to move it--only the odds and ends such as shoes and things on the floor have to be out of the way for drips...."  300    
       
  "Here are the papers. Will you get the bread again? Do come this evening if you still have nothing better to do. Why were you so depressed when you wrote last? I hope you feel better now...."  301    
       
  "How typical of my unchanging misfortunes that the only person I can communicate with can't be reached on the phone. I keep writing notes to you which I destroy, therefore, I haven't the energy to come down and put them through you door...."  302    
       
  "Thank you so much for sharing the champagne with me last night--it was extremely kind of you. I wish I was a more stimulating companion, but I find it impossible to disguise my depression any longer...."  303    
       
  "Thank you so much for your letter and for letting me see the program which I will return. Glad you enjoyed it so much--I doubt if it would have affected me as you think-- unfortunately music is quite left out of my intellectual makeup...."  304    
       
3;1 "So sorry I didn't see you last night and missed the opportunity of having your kind help with the plants...."  201    
       
  "Thank you for showing me this--I think, as you say it has something. Can't see more at the moment. What I'm interested in is whether you'll have an iron cross round your neck as well as fur...."  202    
       
  "I thought you might want these back as you said you were working on the poems. I'm very glad you are. I shan't try to say anything in the way of criticism. I don't think I'm capable of saying anything useful or illuminating. So I'll just say I'm glad you are writing...."  203    
       
  "Thank you for your 2 notes and for the sea photos. The reality is far more impressive and the colors are staggering...."  204    
       
  "I'm terribly sorry about tonight. What a shame. And how stupid of me not to have put down the date in my book--I never feel sure otherwise. It did occur to me just after we'd said goodnight on Sunday that I hadn't asked you about it...."  205    
       
  "Thank you so much for poem, letter, cardboard, etc. I do like some of them, particularly isolated lines, very much. But you must forgive me for not saying any more about them...."  206    
       
  "Thank you for your letter. Sorry you were feeling so [f- --d] up. Look forward to seeing you tomorrow...."  207    
       
  "Here is Express except for [Standard] I've kept in case KT comes. You're not very favorable "under opposition to plan--[some] may act out of sheer spite to prevent [your doing] what's necessary. But no permanent inquiry to old established friendships"...."  208    
       
  "I would love to come and have a meal any evening if I knew KT was not coming. Unfortunately its almost impossible to find out beforehand...."  209    
       
  "Thank you for your letter and the poems. I am sorry it is so distressing at [---]. I suppose you can't possibly think on it for awhile, as a detached spectator making mental notes?...."   210    
       
  "Necromancy (1) Art of predicting by [---] communication with the [dead] (2) magic, enchantment. I only use the word in its 2nd sense...."  211    
       
  "Too sickening, 1/2 an hour ago I began to shiver and could hardly carry the tea to the [---] or the roof. So I'm afraid I won't be able to come this evening...."  212    
       
  "The swamp outside front door is beyond words [for the gutter]--Don't think I'll be able to [---] it. Oh dear, so many difficulties--I feel quite overcome...."  213    
       
  "Thank you for the limes and note. I hope you won't be disturbed by someone who's supposed to be coming at 2.30 to paint the trellis etc. Don't suppose he will turn up anyhow...."   214    
       
  "Thank you but I think you are very extravagant wasting so many envelopes. I will tell you if you like about what I think of the poems [tonight]...."  215    
       
  "Sorry about [time]. Theresa is [a---]--I was fed up with hanging about waiting for her to go, and didn't quite grasp what was happening...."  216    
       
  "Will you have time to get the bread? I wonder if a small steak each [is enough]. Can't ask you to come to the meal as no room, but would you like to come and have coffee afterwards? ..."  217    
       
  "Another pen gone. Thanks for your note and the quotation. Would you be kind enough to tell me which of these 2 versions you prefer?...."  218    
       
  "You didn't take this last night. Thanks for C. Come and have a drink this evening if you are not going out early. Will you be going to the "Ides of March" on Thursday?"  219    
       
  "Still it did not get to you. I hope it will stay in the room [now]. Don't know what happened yesterday."  220    
       
  "Yes, do come in this evening. I wonder what time you mean. Not that it matters (except about getting something to eat. I don't bother if I'm alone.) My only appointment is with the solicitor at 4...."  221    
       
  "Yes, do come tonight. I have some leftovers! At 4 I'm going to solicitor about will--please tell me if there's something special I ought to say about it...."  222    
       
  "I wonder if you'd mind opening the garage door for me sometime before you go out?"  223    
       
  "Please forgive me for bothering you again. If you only pay 1/2 rent this week could you possibly bear to come [again] 3-4 this afternoon?"  224    
       
  "I want to find out what's been done at Golders Green--I mean about a plaque [---]. [What---]-- useless to ask the Grimalkin. She'll never tell one. Will you help me?...."  225    
       
  "Thank you for the charming picture. When you say "The weekend" I suppose you mean Sunday--you aren't ever free on Saturday evenings now are you?...."  226    
       
  "Thank you for your letter. It was nice of you to write it. I thought the lamp was charming. Pity it couldn't be left on. Must rush out to see a house...."  227    
       
  "Thank you so much for lending me this. I suppose it has something, but I do not find it amusing for a 2nd time. I expect I am too [---]."  228    
       
  "Thank you for the poem. It doesn't deserve to be put in the dustbin. So I haven't despite your instructions. I hope it will be O. K. for me to use the tickets tomorrow...."  229    
       
  "Expect you got out tonight but if not I have plenty of food before you do your shopping."  230    
       
  "This is a better photo isn't it? If you have time, leave a word with me before you go out again. I did enjoy Coward last night...."  231    
       
  "Thank you for your letters and for liking my book. Of course the poems are worth working on. But they do need that although I'm not quite sure how one works on a poem without losing the initial impulse...."  232    
       
  "Thanks for letter. [St. T---]--Orchids--Theresa--Dance yesterday. By the way I asked for the book you lent me (1963 or whatever) and actually had it in my hand, but was detached from it in the end. Will you buy you another?...."  233    
       
  "Since I put my other note in your door I've seen KT who wants me to fetch him in a taxi at 8 tomorrow--if he is well enough. It may not come off, but perhaps you wouldn't mind coming on Sunday evening instead?...."  234    
       
  "I'm not having T S Express any more. [Thought] I'd tell you in case you want to get it. Hope you didn't mind my leaving last night. It was very kind of you to stay on. I suppose I must be in a pretty neurotic state...."  235    
       
  "Yes, of course this evening. Here are some more men's fashions and Beatles' wig--shall I get you one for Xmas? What color?"  236    
       
  "Did you hear [critics] about "The Representative"? If you want to see the TV at 5.3 tonight, I think it would be best for you to ask as I'm so out of favor with her just now and you aren't supposed to know anything about KT's new illusion...."  237    
       
  "I saw this in Holland Park this afternoon and got it for you in case you could do with another copy."  238    
       
  "Thanks awfully for getting meat 2/- enclosed. Yes, do come about 9 if nothing between turns up. Many thanks for showing me this--and the card--rather mysterious...."  239    
       
  "Sorry I was so unsociable last night. I expect you're doing something tonight--if not, will you come then?"  240    
       
  "Thank you so much. I'll be going out about 7.15 tonight-- could you come tomorrow instead? Sorry you were disappointed in the play."  241    
       
  "Thank you so much for your note, the cardboard, for doing my typewriter and for all your other kindnesses, including fetching the stuff for J B and C last Sunday-- I've been really horribly ill ever since then, and am only today just starting slightly to recover...."  242    
       
  "You didn't say whether you'd be in tonight and would like to come and see Rhys. There's enough food with the bit of meat we left...."  243    
       
  "I'm sorry I didn't answer yesterday but had an impossible day rushing about and at night didn't get home till (very late for me!) after 12...."  244    
       
  "I did remember the [----] today, but it was early closing   and this was all I could get."  245    
       
  "Thank you for the letter yesterday and the money. What about "Dr. Who"? It's 5.15 today. I look forward to seeing you tomorrow night. It's better with windows cleaned isn't it?"  246    
       
  "Do you really want the red chair [near the cooker]? If not, let's put it in the garage, as T says it's getting "destroyed" by grease. She says it can be cleaned at this stage, but soon it will be too late...."  247    
       
  "Sunday [World Cinema] is doing Robbe Gillet's ["Immortelle"] BBC at 9.5. I would like to see it, so could you come a bit earlier, about 8, so that we could eat first as it goes on till 10.45...."  248    
       
  "Thank you for your nice letter. I'm not sure that I fully grasp all the implications of being a [---]. You must talk about it sometime...."  249    
       
  "So sorry you didn't come tonight. You said you would phone so as you didn't I thought you would come and get some [p---] hoping to improve on the bad meal last night. Also, I think I've got the end of the story all right and wanted to get your opinion..."  250    
       
  "If you could possibly lend me a few shillings before you go, there would be no need to come back from the office.  I have 3 [pounds] but that's absolutely all and I must go to [l---] and buy a few things...."  251    
       
  "What a lot of notes and pictures--you are industrious. Thanks for returning key. I don't understand how about [the pictures]. I think KT was a little taken aback to see someone vanishing [through the door] and that would account for any lack of enthusiasm on his part (if there was any)...."  252    
       
  "Please don't throw away yesterday's Times. There were houses advertised I want to see. I though they'd be in Observer too, but they are not...."  253    
       
  "Thank you for your note. These aren't any good really you'll see."  254    
       
  "I think we should come to some arrangement about your taking a larger share of our 100?000? [pounds] or whatever it is, and it was very kind of you to think of it...."  Handwritten and signed letter.  256    
       
3:2 "Thank you for your letter which I'm afraid I can't understand. You must translate for me--what do you write with--a mop?..."  1    
       
  "Do you know anything [which is] generally know about Orton? What a shame. I wish I could have offered myself to be bashed on the head in his place."   [Handwritten note on an envelope addressed to Maurice Richardson, c/o David Higham.]    
       
  "Do you remember what you said the other day about Kierkegaard and the [cold] world? If so, would you elaborate a little--just 2 or 3 sentences--if not too much bother? With your permission I'd like to use the idea. Some idiot's bound to ask what the book "means" and this seems to provide an acceptable, not too obscure explanation...."  3    
       
  "Thank you so much. Yes, I have to pay Theresa all the time she's away (which I resent slightly. Two weeks on full pay is the [Gal] [a---] and all the stores give their employees...."  4    
       
  "Please forgive me for lecturing you last night. I think there's some truth in what I said but this doesn't excuse me of course. Really, I should have known better, having been subjected earlier on to the most exasperating 2 hour lecture from Leonora, who thinks she knows everything about me and couldn't possibly be more wrong...."   5    
       
  "Thanks very much for this. It's far too long but not too bad perhaps--[modern dress] improvement. They're doing another play of his on the 3rd tonight, so one could get an idea how it sounds from that...."  7    
       
  "I wonder if you're free this evening and if you'd like to at with me? I'm going out tomorrow night and C is coming on Monday. Will you tell me so that I know what to do about floor? ..."  8    
       
  "What a pleasant surprise to see you tonight. It was wonderful after 2 exhausting and rather horrible (physically) days. Thank you so much for coming. I wonder where that cat's taking it's fluffy black and white tail?...."  9    
       
  "Thanks for your note. I thought of you last night in that awful rain. Do have a word with me if you ever have time during the week. It seems a long stretch from Sunday to Sunday."   10    
       
  "Thank you so much for the money, the book, your letter, and what you say, [though] I can't read it all. Perhaps you'll translate if you can stay a minute when you bring the gin...."  11    
       
  "Wednesday, tomorrow, is O. K. for me. I'm glad I helped you to feel alive on Sunday evening. Must go and supervise Jimmy before he causes some disaster...."  12    
       
  "I'm so sorry I forgot the question of T's wages. I have been paying her the usual 3 [pounds] a week and shall continue to do so (if she ever comes back) because [---] steady [decline] of the 1 [pound]. And she's been working here for some time...."  13    
       
  "Thank you for the money. Here's another bill I'm afraid. They all come in [now]. You must be exhausted. Why don't you take tonight off from the pub? I can give you whatever they do, it makes not the slightest difference to me...."  14    
       
  "On Monday I gave T the 10/- I owned you. I hope you got it all right? I only ask because you are usually so meticulous about acknowledging notes, etc. Also, the LEB account was supposed to be given to you today--was it?"  15    
       
  "Thank you so much for taking me last night. I hope you didn't mind my leaving early. It was not that I was bored, but somehow I can't take so much battering at a single [theme]...."   16    
       
  "Thank you for your letter and the enclosure which I return. I was interested in what you wrote about the play. The main letter seems agreeable--why don't you want to meet him?....'   16    
       
  "I'm so sorry I forgot to return your poem this evening. The argument about [Smith]--or was it Mao T'se Tung?-- made me forget all ordinary affairs. Not that his poems are ordinary...." Ink sketches and captions on verso.  18     
       
  "I'm so sorry I forgot to give you this last night. Thank you for money. How much do I owe you? I don't think I ever paid for the flour. Please tell me...."  19    
       
  "Thank you for showing me the poem. I can't read [some] words--[---] symbolic?...."  20    
       
  "2 in exchange for 1. Pretty good rate of interest? Am I seeing you one night this week?...."  21    
       
  "What a lot of [c---] in [exp---] enough. Thanks very much. Any chance of seeing you during weekend? Let me know if you go to the library...."  22    
       
  "I'm terribly sorry you came all the way back here for nothing yesterday. It was most unfortunate as I'd really have liked to go to the play. The physical deterioration of age and dope is humiliating and distressing...."  23    
       
  "Thank you for this. I can't understand half of it of course. Why CIA on cover? I wanted to tell you something yesterday, but thought you would be in a hurry when you brought bread...."  24    
       
  "Thank you for your letter. Delighted to see you tomorrow or Sunday or both. If only one day, would prefer Sunday if all the same to you....'  25    
       
  "Have been trying without much success to put in 2 screws- -if you have a few minutes to spare could you help? I bought you a new [New Statesman] as yours got wet."  26    
       
  "I hope it was not too distressing at Bromley. Rhys rang up and [---] I haven't seen him for sometime. I said he could come tomorrow night. I do hope you don't mind...."  27    
       
  "If you are in the mood to correct people, why don't you go for that idiot writing in [Time and Tide] today who says there have been no "different or new" sorts of plays since the [Kit--- S- -] type and that the only good ones are now "Ball" and "Mahogany" (both old) and "The Physicists"...."  28    
       
  "Now I've had time to read these more attentively, I still like the 7th December one best--I see there is hardly any change in new version, so it must have been in me...."  29    
       
  "Thank you--have been trying to phone you for the last 2 hours. Can't get any reply from 100 either. So will you ring me please sometime."  20    
       
  "Thank you. If [you're] really coming back here tonight at a time reasonable for eating, why not eat with me? That would be much more sensible than your other kind suggestion...."  31    
       
  "Thank you so much for taking me last night. I did enjoy the outing--haven't been anywhere for ages. The Telegraph man seems to agree with what we said. Express [off] the [b---] usual (if that's the right expression-- can one buy a dictionary of contemporary phrases like that?)...."  32    
       
  "Thank you for your note--of course keep the calendar--I gave it to you. I would like to see you [rare order] sometime if I may. Could you possibly sell me one of your grand envelopes before post time 4.15?...."  33    
       
  "Thank you so much for the poems. Not sure that I understand (4). I think you should show them to another poet, because I really know nothing about poetry...."  34    
       
  "As they insist that there's nothing wrong with the gas meters, I've simply taken the higher bill and paid it, although it's marked "lower flat". "They" are supposed to be coming at 8 in the morning to measure up or something...."  35    
       
  "What a pity you can't come tonight. Sounds quite good from Telegraph  notice. I'm looking forward to it--going with Rhys...."  36    
       
  "I would be awfully grateful if you would help with the mosaic if you're not too exhausted tomorrow. I've got the papers off, but lots of them are [loose]. You must take your ring too...."  37    
       
  "I'm terribly sorry about your door--after thinking it over, I don't see how it could possibly have been anything to do with me or the workmen (I am really obsessionally careful about such things, especially if someone else is concerned) which confirms my fear that Miss P will continue to get more and more indifferent and careless...."  38    
       
  "Thanks so much for the cheese--I never know if one's supposed to eat the pips or not. It's delicious anyway... "  39    
       
  "Thank you so much for letting me see this. I'm glad there's one critic who knows what he thinks--the others all seem to me to be waiting to hear other people's opinions before committing themselves...."  40    
       
  "Thanks for the money. Will you come in tomorrow night to eat with me? Or do you prefer Sunday? Perhaps you'll tell me...."  41    
       
  "Mrs. XYZ asked me to give you some more MS--could I, please sometime."  42    
       
  "Thanks for your letter--paper looks very nice. I enjoyed last night. I wouldn't ask you if I was bored--you do say some odd things! Could you possibly look at this MS when you have time and tell me what's wrong with it?...."  43    
       
  "Sweet of you not to be annoyed--it must be exasperating the way I mess up my MS...."  44    
       
  "Friday will be O.K. for me. I'd very much like to give the tickets to Rose if I may. She's coming tomorrow afternoon about 4 to take me somewhere...."  45    
       
  "I suppose I'll have to ask G and Sydney one evening. Could you bear to come too? Can't face them alone...."  46    
       
  "I always get my papers in such a mess--looking through them it seems I may not have given you these 3 pages before the last (which should be number 14, not 13)...."  47    
       
  "At last found the key after hunting for it half the night. Tried to get someone to fix the light--needless to say he did not turn up...."  48    
       
  "Thank you very much for your letter and enclosure. Glad light is satisfactory--I think it [was] rather a bargain if it looks at all decent...."  49    
       
  "Thanks for note, etc. If you'd like to come this evening or tomorrow will you tell me which during the day, as I have to do something else on the other night...."  50    
       
  "Thank you for your letter. I'm glad you like the evening meal. Did any change occur in the last 15 minutes? I was not aware of it...."  51    
       
  "I've now got to rush down to [----] High St. leaving the flat to be cleaned up later--so I wonder if you'd be awfully kind and get the bread for me if you're going that way? Many thanks for your letter. First time I've ever been compared to Theresa--or any other saint!...."  52    
       
  "Thank for the money. If you pass the local paper will you buy one? I must put in an advertisement for a cleaner, unless you've found one...."  53    
       
  "Thanks for [Observer]. I'm so sorry I forgot to tell T about Times and when I got back it had gone and so had the disturbance. There was a much more interesting review in it of the book by my New York friends--much more [intelligible] than the Observer...."  54    
       
  "Did you phone this evening? I went round to complain about the dog and when I go back the phone was ringing...."  55    
       
  "Yes, do come on Friday. It seems a long time since I saw you--with other people is not at all the same thing. I haven't bought any junk. I really don't know why I [think] of doing so...."  56    
       
  "Thanks for the 5 [pounds]. Yes tomorrow night's all right. Have put a few more bills and trades [circulars] in your box...."  57    
       
  "Did you read this. When I think how I sweated blood trying to get it printed, and no publisher would touch it...."  58    
       
  "Here is some money. Can you remember the [name] of Eliott's [sic] cat--the sinister one--it's something like Eichenauer and every verse ends E wasn't there, or E's not there...."  59    
       
  "Thank you for your message and everything. After you'd gone last night it occurred to me that I might well appear extremely ungracious at times, owing to a certain manner deliberately cultivated years ago (and now automatic) which was meant to give an impression of the toughness I don't possess...."  60    
       
3:3 "The Sun Beetles are coming tonight and I'm afraid there may not be enough food. But if you'd like to come afterward at about 9 I'd be delighted. Though really I'd rather you came on one of these ghastly evenings when I'm alone...."  61    
       
  "If you are going out will you be an angel and post my letter for me? Just ring and I'll rush down with them. Please forgive my asking."  62    
       
  "Could I have this back to give KT this evening, please. He's very anxious to see "Altona", so it looks as if I'll have to buy 40 minutes worth, as I don't suppose they'll be giving away any seats after such marvelous notices."  63    
       
  "Thanks for papers. Sorry I didn't give you Observer tonight--I was too exhausted after walking twice to [---] gate to help 1st Gerald, then Leonora, to find taxi. Why are people so helpless? Why do I care?....."  64    
       
  "So sorry you were disturbed--it would be today the man came. If you have time perhaps you'll ring my bell sometime when convenient."  65    
       
  "If you have any spare time could you look in for a moment to give me some moral support which I badly need? If not, don't bother; but I know you came back sometime early today."  66    
       
  "Thank you for the seats. I would like to give them to someone as he knows the whole of S by heart. But I still haven't got his phone number--so have sent a telegram which he hasn't answered yet. The lights you saw in 53 were the friends of the Bluths who are staying there...."  67    
       
  "Very many thanks for this and that. I wrote sometime last night but was too tired to bring them down. I suppose you may as well have them now. Leonora is coming for lunch, unfortunately. If you've spare time do please help me deal with her."  68    
       
  "G H news service (not in the papers) for today: Pan Am crashed at [Shannon] airport, killed 80 people. Colin Wilson's last book was written by somebody else-- this is in the news, p17! ..."  69    
       
  "How nice for you to write when you're so busy. Why the green tape? I can't disentangle it for [---]. Got locked out by a fool of a gas man who shut the door after I'd particularly told him not to...."  70    
       
  "If you have a spare moment could you sometime help me try to put bathroom window back on its --- [sic]? It's just cracked off. Don't know what it's called. I should be most grateful."  71    
       
  "How sweet of you to iron my scarves--I was too infuriated by Theo last night to take it in. It really was awfully kind of you. The notice you cut out of the STANDARD was far the most intelligent and unprejudiced I have read...."  72    
       
  "You are an optimist--I shall be surprised if the plastic stuff is here next weekend. How depressing that there are things you feel I won't let you talk about. What on earth can they be? I'd no idea I exuded such a repressive atmosphere. It's terrible...."  73    
       
  "Needless to say it is not all right. But thank you for telling them. Perhaps you would be kind enough to try again?...."  74    
       
  "Sorry this is so late. I'm afraid that large scented plant may die if left in its present position. If you could possibly help me move it sometime I should be most grateful."  75    
       
  "Next time you see your antique-dealing friends, do please ask if they have a nutmeg grinder, for which I will pay a reasonable sum--I've just scraped the skin off my hand for 9,999th time using the ridiculous modern grater!...."  76    
       
  "So glad you are better. I don't suppose you are free tonight. But if you have a few moments to spare could you help me look for my gib knife which has disappeared, too? I shan't have anything left soon at this rate."  77    
       
  "As I haven't been given a meal on either of the last 2 evenings, which have both been disastrous from my point of view, this one might just as well be too, thus completing the catastrophe. So I shall not come. (This does not mean I'm unsympathetic about your mother...."  78    
       
  "Thank you. Good about your leg. Good about your taxi. May I ring you later in the day about which evening? Come for a drink anyway if you've nothing better to do and can stand seeing me again so soon...."  79    
       
  "What a shame--I told Rhys I'd go to the Bluth's with him tonight when the whole things off. And tomorrow I have a longstanding date with Herman...."  80    
       
  "Thank you for the tinselly thing. I hope Xmas came up to expectation. Thank you too for showing me this letter-- it must make the job seem worthwhile..."  81    
       
  "Thank you so much. Here is the 7/-. Are we all right now? What a depressing day. I expect you've seen more than enough of me for the present, but do look in if you have a few minutes during the weekend--I feel more than normally isolated without even the prospect or possibility of seeing KTh ...."  82    
       
  "Thank you. Perhaps you'd better come tonight as Sunday [seems] doomed. Although I'd prefer tomorrow, if you'll risk it, as I have to go out to lunch today which wastes so much time...."  83    
       
  "At this hour the possibility of communication seems practically nil, so--please don't think me unappreciative. I meant to write and thank you for bringing me the money yesterday, but left it too late, until after I heard you come in...."  84    
       
  "Terribly sorry I opened this. There's no means of telling from the outside that it's meant for you. Though they might at last be writing to me about removing my phone."  85    
       
  "Herman phoned yesterday to say he was ill and would not be able to come on Friday to [E---]. I couldn't let you know sooner as I had a high temperature all yesterday and had to stay in bed...."  On verso: incomplete typed letter in reference to Mr. Salmon's letter of 25 Oct 1964.  86    
       
  "I'd be very glad to see you tonight--if you don't mind my going to bed about 10 as I didn't sleep at all last night. Hope I didn't disturb you. My disease seems to take it in turns to afflict me...."  87    
       
  "Thank you for your letter. I'm having a terrible time with the roof, etc. I really don't think I'll be able to face [Oblomov] tomorrow. If you come back, care to have a drink with me before you go? Yes, I heard the Cascando thing."  88    
       
  "Thanks for the poem. Probably you've forgotten the question you asked, but as it's important, I'll answer anyhow. KTh always said you had some creative gift. I think so too. I also think you don't work nearly enough. What energy you have left after earning your living appears to me to go in far too many directions. A good writer must be utterly simple minded...."  89    
       
  "For a change here's the paper early. As I'm not working I've read this part already. The other I'll produce later. Could I speak to you for a moment sometime today? If you can stand it...."  90    
       
  "Here are the papers. Very dull. Yes do come tonight. Only bread, if you will be so kind. I have to get typing paper which weighs a ton--wonder if you could help me carry it back when you go out shopping?...."  91    
       
  "I forgot the 2/-. Here it is. Would this stupid thing be any good to you for doing your chores in? If not, T can clean floor with it."  92    
       
  "Hunting for some other papers I've just found these. So sorry to have kept them all this time and terribly careless of me to have [---] one. Please forgive me. I have [---] 1000 of papers, it's not safe to let me have anything."  93    
       
  "You said you would ring up. As you haven't perhaps you are not coming back this evening finally. But if you do I should be pleased to see you. I bought some fish to do [m---]."  94    
       
  "Could I see you tonight or tomorrow or are you going away like everyone else? Charlotte's [coming] tomorrow, so tonight would be best if you can [arrange] it. If you insist on calling me Emily I shall call you [Demetrius]....."  95    
       
  "Did I imagine you said there was some show I could come to this week? If not, what night is it? I can't see anything that [week]."  96    
       
  "Please don't bother to come back with the money at lunchtime. I can go to the bank for it as I don't have to be at EPS till 3. It's just a bore having to make an extra trip there and back but not nearly as bad as for you to come all this way...."   97, 98    
       
  "I didn't realize I was supposed to ring you yesterday. And as you haven't rung me today perhaps you don't want to see me. If you'd like to come this evening, please do. I'm so terribly sorry you had to come all the way back here with the money...."  99    
       
  "Thank you for writing such a kind letter. It must have been freezing last night--there was a very cold east wind blowing. I know because I went out for the 1st time for ages and to my surprise felt better in some obscure way...."  100    
       
  "Thank you so much for offering to come with me this afternoon. I tried the phone but couldn't get through. Anyway it was all right of course. [Symonds] wants the ms. proof back tomorrow, Saturday, so doesn't look as if there'll be time for you to read it...."  101    
       
  "Thanks so much for what you wrote. I'd like to see the cat and the other. Please show me. KT wanted me to stay in bed today, which I can't bear, but I don't want to walk about, so I wonder if you'd be kind enough to post the thing we signed for me...."  102    
       
  "Will keep the steak, etc, in the frig till you want it. Will you ring my bell, then? Thanks for letter."  103    
       
  "I'm glad to hear the mat has been mainly successful. I might try and starch those red and white plaid mats I use at meals--they would keep cleaner looking much longer, wouldn't they? ..."  104    
       
  "Thank you. Yes, I'd be most grateful if you'd get the bread, as I must go in the other direction and so would have to make a second expedition for it. So sorry about last night. It was late when KT went--I mean late to start a new evening...."  105    
       
  "Thank you for the [---] and everything. The [midnight] essence is all it should be. Don't forget the plant, will you? Perhaps such a nice day might cure it or bring it to life again...."  106    
       
  "I have a very heavy day tomorrow so I'm afraid I won't be able to take the ring then.. Will you please keep it till I can? Being more "normal" than I am, you probably won't understand that I feel so overwhelmed with responsibility just now that even one small extra [little] thing is almost unbearable...."  107    
       
  "I would like to ask you about something to do with Calder when you have time."   On verso: "I'd read a bit about [R---]--it's not uninteresting [---]? Only written in such a dull way.]  108    
       
  "Thanks for paper. Yes, do look in this evening. I dreamt I was window shopping with George in Zurich--we did this several times (in reality). He was the best window shopper I know. Do you like it? I enjoy it very much but have not had a chance since."   Miscellaneous notes on verso.    109    
       
  "Thank you very much for letting me see the poem--am I to return it? I was keeping Sunday Times for you, but Theresa seems to have thrown it out. So sorry. Next time you have a spare moment, would you help me look through the little cupboard over the desk (where faus are) as 2 rings seems to have vanished...."  110    
       
  "Sorry I didn't get in touch yesterday, but it was a ghastly day for me with solicitor, accountant, etc. Everything going wrong now, as usual. What happened at Charing Cross?...."  111    
       
  "Thank you for your letter, etc. Cheque O.K. for once-- they won't suspect, I think. Could you possibly spare a minute before Leonora comes to help me find her [t---]? If I can get them together and present them at once she'll have no excuse to stay...."  112    
       
  "Thank you so much for your letter, etc. I suppose you couldn't come tonight for a meal or a drink? Tomorrow would be all right too, but I'd prefer today if possible. There are some things I'd like to tell you--nothing sinister, don't be alarmed!"  113    
       
  "Thank you for your letter. We could talk about it sometime if you like. I never have time to write them down. In spite of the mess the papers are in, I haven't had time to read them yet, so may I have them back later, please?...."  114    
       
  "KTh asked me to thank you again and say how much he enjoyed last night. I'm sure he does enjoy very much just getting out of the Grimalkin's atmosphere--I know I should! I did enjoy last night too, even without a grimalkin to escape from..."  Typed and signed note.  115    
       
  "We must have a talk about Clemantis sometime. I have several articles on them. What a shame about tomorrow. I wish I hadn't made the [immoveable] appointment with H S. Lady Epstein has written to ask if I know anyone who'd rent a big villa at [Toni del Benzo] overlooking the lake--do you?"  116    
       
  "Would you mind witnessing something for me so that I can send it off at 4.15?....."  117    
       
  "Leonora phoned to say one has to be a member of the Arts and could I [do] anything about it. I said I would ask you, if you're quite sure it's not a nuisance to get us 2 seats for Saturday evening...."  118    
       
  "Here's the key we forgot last night. Thank you for being so understanding. I do appreciate it more than I can say. It is so rare. There was something I meant to ask you, though of course I know the decision has to be made ultimately by myself; but it sometimes clarifies things to put them into words...."  Typed and signed note.  119    
       
  "Would you please report my phone out of order. PAR 7808. Thank you."  120    
       
  "Thank you so much for the [Tintoretto]. I enjoyed last night, too. KT has been for some years now my only intimate friend, and is always liable to appear unannounced. But please don't avoid him. He loves talking to people and likes you particularly...."  121    
       
  "Thank you so much for the nice camisole and also for helping me with the letter. I couldn't stand the sight of the dying plant any longer, so have moved it, and the room looks awful...."  122    
       
  "My neighbours have just been complaining to me that people have twice been to their house (19) when they were coming to see you, and they ask me to tell you to please underline 19 B, so that it doesn't happen again. As I think I told you, they are somewhat difficult, and relations are a bit strained anyway...."  Typed and signed note.  123    
       
  "Did you get this pushed through your door? Why? I'm glad I didn't send off Salmon's letter yesterday, as I've now added another of his crimes of non-supervision: note seeing that the sound insulation was installed properly...."  Typed and signed note.  124    
       
  "Have you any free time when you'd like to come and see me this weekend? I wonder if you know anyone who could do some typing for me? If I'm to send off these stories soon, I'll never get it all done myself."  125    
       
  "Could you possibly come in for a moment sometime? And do use the garden as [it's] yours as much as mine. Only I like to keep the outside door shut because of the natives."  126    
       
  "If you ever have a spare moment, could you help me with the [rainmaker] which is supposed to screw into the [other] but doesn't seem to?...."  127    
       
  "Here's 6 [pounds]. Thank you so much for taking so much trouble for me over the typing."  128    
       
  "Thank you so much for doing the hose--how clever of you. I should never have thought it was in the hose itself [that] anything [was] wrong...."  129    
       
  "Yes, do come tonight to eat steak if you still feel like it. I'm depressed too, so it won't be gay, I'm afraid."  Handwritten and signed postcard.  130    
       
3:4 "Thanks for note. Will tell you about last night when I see you. The hose comes off the tap all the time--won't stay on. Could you do anything if you have a second?"  131    
       
  "I've lost my key [at] the store and must get in for laundry tomorrow morning--would you please lend me yours?...."  132    
       
  "Second urgent!! I've found them, thank heaven, so you needn't bother--sorry to be such an alarmist.  Handwritten and signed postcard.  133    
       
  "Thank you for your letter. Do come in if you have time during today. And I look forward to seeing you tomorrow evening anyhow...."  134    
       
  "Thank you for your letter, etc. I'm glad about Sunday. Things have been rather getting on top of me this week. If you can spare a moment tomorrow I would like to have a word with you."  135    
       
  "This afternoon will be perfect--thank you so much. Just ring my bell when you're ready to go. [---] only to take a dustpan and brush to sweep up the center on the stairs, etc, won't take a minute...."  136    
       
  "Thank you. And thank you for moving the plant. I moved 2 huge trees yesterday from [Duke] Lane, both flowering, so they'll probably die. You wouldn't go there with me to clean up the mess, I suppose? It's depressing alone...."  137    
       
  "Thank you for your letter--Friday is O.K. and Sunday, too. No, I don't think D H L's play can be any good. What about ["Eagles"]? As you know, I never do anything [---]. I hope to ignore it as far as possible...."  138    
       
  "I thought you might like to see how the laundry repudiates responsibility. (I spoke to the manager, and he more or less convinced me that he was right. Not with any more argument anyhow.) Let me have it back sometime "for the record"--also, so that Miss P can see that she musn't [---]...."  139    
       
  "Thanks for note, etc. Laundry says "return [---]" Service man. Will [---] look at these and see what's to be done. They must not be used in the meantime. So I'd better roll them up and put them in my room downstairs till Wednesday, when they collect...."  140    
       
  "Thank you for the book. The photos are good, but I think it would be a bore. I can't understand what you meant about the floor--what else could it have been? It's a will you wrote to [Willy] about the thing...."  141    
       
  "In the excitement of the [shell] operation last night, I forgot all about the laundry ticket and the electricity bills -- could you put them through my letter box so that I can deal with them tomorrow?...."  142    
       
  "I wonder if you can ever read my notes? I've tried to write this one move clearly than usual, as I find I often can't read what I've written myself....."  143    
       
  "Thanks for letter. Phone out of order again. I've been trying all day to get it put on--may I have "Jealousy" back when you've finished it? Everyone wants to read it because of all the publicity."  144    
       
  "I hope you feel better today. As I said last night, I have this friend coming from Aldwich on Tuesday. But as she's coming at 11.30 a.m. (what a time!) I sincerely hope she'll have gone by the evening...."  145    
       
  "So sorry you're ill. Why didn't you tell me what shopping you wanted? I could have done it for you. Please say in future if I can get anything...."  146    
       
  "Thank you for your letter, etc. I'm sorry I didn't see you last night. Are you doing anything tomorrow Sunday? If not, will you come and eat with me about 8.30 I think you'd better drop me from the pools--by the way, how much do I owe you for my share? "  145    
       
  "I'm glad Miss P is all right. She never throws anything away unless it's actually in the basket or bin...."  148    
       
  "Thanks for your letter. Yesterday was a blackstone day for everyone. Are you going to be about during the weekend? If so, would you like to have the rain check meal with me tomorrow night? Or come to see a house with me this p.m.? I've put a mirror outside. But the cat came in to look at himself in it...."  149    
       
  "I didn't thank you for the book yesterday because I thought you said you'd look in. Thanks very much now. I will take it to show Gerald tomorrow (Friday) evening and return it to you Saturday morning, if that's all right...."  150    
       
  "I hoped you might come back before Rhys left last night so that we could call on you. But he went early. I must apologize for coming in and taking Malcolm but he wanted to take them back with him...."  151    
       
  "I can't remember what you said you were doing this afternoon. But I've got no office work after 2, so we could have another go at the [---] if you'd like to and are free. I'm still waiting to see the last one. What did Rhys think of it?...."  152    
       
  "I should very much like to keep the [---] if you can spare it. Thank you. Rhys is coming tonight to eat curry. But if you'd like to come afterward between 9 and 9.30, do. And bring the picture please...."  153    
       
  "Thanks for your note and for getting bread. So sorry I can only pay for it with copper. If you go out, could you get me Sunday Telegraph  please?...."  154    
       
  "Thank you so much for the delicious meal last night. I did enjoy seeing you. I won't say anything about the interruption because you must know by now that [K P] is the first object of my attachment, and people must accept me as I am, or not at all...." n 155    
       
  "I'm terribly sorry but I'm afraid tonight is off as I'm not well. Very many apologies."  156    
       
  "I wrote this last night and I expect you've forgotten the incident. But you may as well have it. I've got [in the] Hamburger Holderin 1943...."  157    
       
  "Why 3 [pounds] this week? I really don't know how much it's supposed to be. But surely not usually this much. So please tell me if you want change and how much. (When I've been working all day I feel like some sort of pothole...."  158    
       
  "Phone book outside as no rain. I don't suppose you really want to know, but I said I'd tell you when I got the proof--yesterday. Also, yesterday, I got another brief glimpse of the New Yorker I want...."  159    
       
  "Many [thanks]. I'm not doing anything [e---] as I hardly can have enough energy to breathe. If you're depressed I should think my depression would be bad for you. It must be in the air like a thick fog...."  160    
       
  "Thanks for money. You weren't able to get the gin I suppose. Sorry you can't come tonight. But it doesn't matter as I've now managed to shift things round so that tomorrow will be O. K. if you'd still like to come then...."  161    
       
  "Here's the [Telegraph ]. I rather like the description of J O's father. May I have p5 back when you've done with it, as I'd like to show it to KT. Also criticism of "The Physicist." You were right about Frisch evidentially [sic]. Have put off Leonora--can't face it...."  162    
       
  "Thank you for leaving everything so tidy. [---]. On top of the [R K---] Peebles [---] and wants to come. So if convenient to come to Pont St could we go about 2 or so? It would be a great moral support--you would, I mean...."  163    
       
  "I [must see] the man. While he's available, I can't wait till September possibly so they will start tomorrow. May I sit in your flat part of the time as obviously it won't be possible to stay here while they're working?...."  164    
       
  "Many thanks for the money. Yes, O. K. tomorrow night. And do come in today before you go to the pub or would you like to sit in the garden?...."  165    
       
  "Thanks for the money. You don't seem to have deducted anything for Theresa. I did a doodle for you last night rather like N's. It doesn't seem very amusing by daylight, but perhaps you might glance at it when you bring in the gin...."  166    
       
  "Thank you very much for the poem. I would be glad if you'd tell me something about the [longer]. Yes, Saturday or Sunday all right for me. Whichever you like. May I come to see "Dr. Who" on Saturday 5.30? I missed the 1st part last week...."  167    
       
  "Thank you for [New Statesman] and for taking me last night--I really enjoyed it. Have only seen notice in T-- rather silly, that, but at least the last sentence made it clear that the play was better. Muggeridge quite funny in [New Statesman]...."  160    
       
  "Many thanks. I wondered what had happened to your evening at home--especially last night--I slept badly, too. KTh is in bed and I'll have to go there either tonight or tomorrow--don't know which...."  169    
       
  "Yes, of course keep the paints. Only the brush I'd like back if you can spare it as good ones are so expensive and the others wear out in no time. Perhaps this afternoon you could have another session?"  170    
       
  "Thanks for your letter. I suppose you haven't remembered any more about K? R O wants more biographical material-- what a damn nuisance. And he won't use the photo. Christ knows why...."  171    
       
  "Thanks for note. Look forward to seeing you tonight about 8. If you can spare time in between Sutton, etc., could you buy me Telegraph ?...."  172    
       
  "Thanks so much. I didn't see about [---] was it in yesterday? Yes, do come tonight for a drink whenever it suits your other arrangements. don't know if it's warm enough for you--just come anytime you want to..."  173    
       
  "Thank you for your letter. I'm glad you are not annoyed with me for leaving last night. I'm afraid it was terribly rude and I apologize for it. There were various reasons besides the play being dull. I couldn't see much and I always get mild form of claustrophobia sitting close underneath things...."  Typed note.  174    
       
  "Thank you for your letter. Could you come Sunday evening? Tomorrow I'd be most grateful if you'd get the bread for me. If you happen to be in about 7 this evening, perhaps you'd come for a drink?...."     
       
  "She has rung up to say she won't come till late afternoon and perhaps not at all. She's promised to ring me up first, so, if she does, I will then ring you and see if you feel like letting her in...."  176    
       
  "Don't want to disturb you--but would like a word with you sometime during the day. If you'd like to come in garden just ring."    
       
  "You did say you'd be here today didn't you? I wonder if your telephone isn't working. I seem to have tried to get you a lot of times...."     
       
  Do come tonight if you'd like to. AN.    
       
  "Do you want to meet [Dame] B Moore? She's just phoned and is coming to lunch. Must rush out and buy food."   [Additional handwritten note on envelope: "Yes, I'd be very glad if you'd come tomorrow night (Wednesday). Hope the [g---] won't be as bad as you think.]    
       
  "Thank you. If you have a spare moment will you look at my postcard drawing and advise me? I can't see the [---] things anymore."    
       
  "I finally found the thing about the Americanization of the [---] N we talked about some days ago. Here it is if you're still interested."    
       
  "The only small cheap teapot I could find was one of those rather [---] brown ones. So I got it. It will come tomorrow. I hope it will do temporarily until you find something you like.    
       
  "I have some wine for tonight so don't bother to get any."    
       
  "Sorry I forgot to give you this. Thank you so much for the nice wine. I did enjoy it. about the story, I only wanted your assurance that it was not ruined by being shortened as suggested."    
       
Miscellaneous correspondence
3:5 Aldiss, Brian    
  Aldiss to  Peter Owen. Typed and signed letter in reference to Aldiss writing a Kavan biography, 14 Oct 1976.    
       
  Barker, Harry Woods    
  Barker, Harry Woods to Kavan.  Typed and signed letter, 7 Feb 1953.    
       
  Crossland, Margaret    
  Davies, Rhys to Crossland.   Handwritten and signed letter, 29 Nov 1976.  "Many thanks for your letter. Anne [McDermid] had already telephoned me regarding your interest in a book about Anna Kavan, possibly a biography...."    
       
  Davies, Rhys to Crossland.  Handwritten and signed letter, 14 Dec 1976, with 2p handwritten lists of names, addresses, and other information. "Many thanks for your letter this morning. I had been about to write you in any case to say (1) that I found on consulting the latest "Who's Who" at local library that Geoffrey Kirk is no longer in it, which means dead, I suppose...."      
       
  Davies, Rhys to Crossland.  Handwritten and signed letter, 15 Feb 1977.  "Many thanks for your letter of Jan 7th. I expect it is too early het to know finally about the Kavan biography. Perhaps Peter Owen has been active in some way...."    
       
  Marriott, Raymond B. to Crossland.  Typed and signed letter, 27 Jan 1977. "Thank  you for your letter about the Anna Kavan book project...."     
       
  Scorpion Press, The to Crossland.  Typed and signed letter, 26 Feb 1962.  "....odd you should mention Anna Kavan...."  Typed and carbon copy typed outline and notes, with handwritten revisions, 4p.    
       
  [C., H. Jonathan]    
  C. to Kavan.  Typed and signed letter, 2 Nov 1945.    
       
  Envoy Magazine    
  (See  Symonds, John)    
       
  Feuchtwanger, Lion    
  Feuchtwanger to Kavan.  Photocopy of a handwritten and signed postcard, incomplete date.   (For original postcard see Series 3:  Photographs: [Feuchtwanger])    
       
  "Gwyneth"    
  "Gwyneth"  to Kavan (Helen Edmonds).  Photocopy of a handwritten and signed postcard, incomplete date.   (For original postcard see Series 3: Photographs: Mrs. Stuart (Helen) Edmonds)    
       
  Latch, Ann    
  Latch to Rhys Davies.  Handwritten and signed letter in reference to Kavan's death,  7 Dec 1968.    
       
  Marriott, Raymond B. (See  Crosland, Margaret)    
       
  Owen, Peter and Wendy    
  Owen to [Kavan].  Christmas card, undated.   Handwritten fragment of a [poem] on verso.    
       
  Queen Magazine    
  Publisher's complimentary note signed by Jennifer Wilson.    
       
  Rascher Verlag Zurich    
  Rascher Verlag  to Kavan.  Typed and signed letter, 25 Jun 1947.  In reference to Asylum Piece.    
       
  "Red and Louise"    
  Red and Louise to Kavan, incomplete date.   Found tipped into a copy of A Scarcity of Love.    
       
  Salgaller, Mr.    
  Salgaller from Kavan.  Carbon copy typed letter and handwritten and signed letter, 16 Jul 1964. In reference to Karl T. Bluth's death. (See also Series 1: Writings: "Karl Theodor Bluth Obituary")    
       
  Scorpion Press, The     
  (See Crosland, Margaret)    
       
  Symonds, John    
  Symonds to Kavan.  Typed and signed letter, 18 Nov 1957.  In reference to "The Dress." (See also Series 1: Writings: "The Dress")    
       
  Woods, Lucy    
  Handwritten list of personal items and their cost. 24 Jul 1894.    
       
  Unknown    
  Unknown to Woods.   Handwritten and signed postcard, 19 Sept 1910.    
       
  Unknown to Woods.  Handwritten postcard with handwritten note, 17 Feb 1911.    
       
  Unknown to Kavan (Helen Emily Woods).   Photocopy of a handwritten and signed postcard, 29 Jul 1913.  (For original handwritten and signed postcard see Series 3: Photographs: Helen
Emily Woods)
   
       
  Kavan (Helen Emily Woods) to unknown.  Photocopy of a handwritten and signed postcard, 13 Jul 1931.  (For original handwritten and signed postcard see Series 3: Photographs: Helen
Emily Woods)
   
       
  Kavan (Helen [Ferguson]) to unknown.  Handwritten and signed postcard, c1940s. (For original handwritten and signed postcard see Series 3: Photographs: Helen Emily Woods)    
       
  Kavan to unknown.  Handwritten and signed postcard, 15 Aug 1947.    
       
  Kavan to unknown.  Photocopy of a VMail Christmas greeting Mrs. Hugh (Helen) Tevis. c1947.    
       
  Unidentified to Kavan.   Handwritten and signed letter, incomplete date.   Written from Zurich in reference to Dr. Biswanger, Kavan's treatment, and Dr. Bluth.