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


Jean Rhys archive
Series 2:  Correspondence A-Hughes

Collection 1976-011


 
1:1 20th Century Studies to Jean Rhys.   1969.    
  Adam, H. Pearl to Jean Rhys.   1926.    
  Allfrey, Phyllis Shand to and .   1941-1979.   (See also Series 2:  Correspondence:  Deutsch Ltd., Andre:  Allfrey, Phyllis Shand; Series 4:  Personal Papers:  Rhys, Jean)    
 

Rhys to Allfrey, 3 Mar 1979, 2p.  Photostat.  In re The Orchid House.

   
 

Allfrey to Rhys, 19 Sept 1941, 2p.  Typed and handwritten.  In re housing, de Montherlant, Communists in Leningrad, missing her children.

   
 

Rhys to Allfrey, 28 Oct 1978, 2p.  Typed and handwritten.  In re being ill, writing about childhood in Dominica; handwriting indecipherable.

   
 

Allfrey to Rhys c/o Mr. Cottle, 9 Feb 1973, 2p.  Typed.  In re Rhys's revival with Sargasso Sea, Allfrey's children, island politics.

   
  Alvarez, A.  to Jean Rhys.   1977-1978.   (See also Series 2:  Correspondence:  Deutsch Ltd., Andre:  Alvarez, A.)    
  Ames, Kenneth John to Jean Rhys.   1973.    
  Arne, Betty L.  to Jean Rhys.   Incomplete date.    
  Arts Council of Great Britain, The to Jean Rhys.   1967-1977.   (See also Series 2:  Correspondence:  Deutsch Ltd., Andre:  Arts Council of Great Britain, The)    
  Athill, Diana.   (See  Series 2:  Correspondence:  Deutsch Ltd., Andre)    
  Aubray, Therese [?] to Jean Rhys.   1943.    
  Austin, Annmarie to Jean Rhys.   1969.    
       
  Bede, Ivan to Jean Rhys.   1931.    
  Belmont Hospital .   1963.    
  Bernard, Jacqueline to Jean Rhys.   Incomplete date.    
  Blacket Gill and Langhams to Jean Rhys.   1971.    
       
       
  Bliss, Eliot (All are from Jean Rhys unless otherwise noted).  1937-1983.    
1:2 [13 Oct 1937].  "I'm so sorry about your cold and hope it's better - do ring up when you're allright again.   Isn't this fog damnable - or do you perhaps love and admire fog?...."   Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  20 Jun 1957.  "It was so nice to hear from you.  I've thought of you too during these last [---] years and wondered how you were and where, and doing what.  Somebody told me that they'd heard you were driving an ambulance in the blitz...."   Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  30 Jul 1957.  "Thanks for lovely long letter which I ought to have answered long ago but I was saving you up to listen to this - which must be said or I shall burst.   Rocket House Breakwater Road is a bloody awful place and a lousy blank and a hell of a place and now I feel slightly better...."   Handwritten and signed letter, 4s with envelope and cartoon excised from a newspaper.    
       
  17 Feb 1959.  "I've been having flu - a dreadful slow approach, now a slow retreat and am full of aches and pains and the blues.   My dear - I am in despair about my book or would be if I let myself think about how much depends on it...."   Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  16 Mar 1959.   "Thank you for your long and lovely letter.   I wanted to answer ages ago but am so weary...Well now I know all about the Sargasso Sea...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  30 Mar 1959.   "Must thank you at once for Easter card and cheering letter.   The [Thibetans] leapt to their right places on the wall, which as you know is v.   important and rather rare...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  5 Jul 1959.   "I am so sorry that letter to cheer you up has been so long delayed.   I've been in a bit of a flurry - what with this and that...   You don't know how I envy you - for at least the writing is done - for you.   For me not...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  5 Sept [1959].  "I've just had your letter and am answering at once to say how sorry I am you've had such a trying time...I've not been in heaven myself lately! That is why I didn't write...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
1:3 2 Feb 1960.  "Was delighted to hear from you, but so very sorry you've been ill.   This abominable winter!  (I do agree it's one of the worst, if not the worst I've known - is nearly over now).   Soon the spring will come and you will be well again...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 5s.    
       
  2 May [1960].  "I wrote to you a week or so ago but such a catalogue of woes and worries that I was ashamed to post it...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s with envelope.      
       
  21 Jul 1960.  "I am so terribly sorry about the pains - don't speculate about hell, for I think you will never come near it...My life is at present a sort of a kind of a wierd dream...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  24 Aug 1960.  "I'm so glad you are out of that hospital.   I hate hospitals and things.   (Touching wood.)  This is my birthday...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  [28 Dec 1960].  "Thank you for lovely roses on card now cheering me up.   I haven't been very well so am marooned in this odd place where there is one small general shop, a deserted street and damp trees...."   Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  30 Mar 1961.  "I was so glad to hear from you.   I wondered what had happened, and thought maybe you'd gone to London - I know you want to.   Then why not?...."   Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  8 Jul 1961.   "I am terribly sorry to hear you've been so ill...It must be trying life in a ward - I do feel great sympathy, for lately I've been longing to be alone (it's like being thirsty with no water around) -but a great longing - to be quite alone...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  21 Dec 1961.  "Thank you for lovely Christmas card - I keep all your cards and will frame them one day when I am rich - When?...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.      
       
  29 May 1962.   "It is such a gloomy day - worse than usual which is saying something.   This place is really damned awful sometimes - it needs sun to be tolerable, but no sun.   As you doubtless haven't any either you can imagine the dark days and heavy feeling...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s with envelope.    
       
  [18 Jun 1962].  "Thanks alot for books.   Max likes Ian Fleming especially the one you sent.   I would have written days ago but have been in an awful fuss about his going to hospital...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  [Aug 1962].  "Thank you so very much for books - am sorry I did not answer at once.   But I am simply rushed to exhaustive point.   So many things to do.  Taking pep pills I can fly around like anything, but in an eratic way...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s with envelope.    
       
  3 Dec 1962.  "It was so nice to hear from you - I've been ill with I don't know what - a bit of a crack up I suppose...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
1:4 3 Jan 1963.  "Enclosed is the cutting from the Sunday Times of Dec 23rd in case you didn't see it.  And also enclosed is a small New Year's gift...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  3 Jan 1963.  "What a lovely New Year present and how very kind of you...Yes I saw Cyril Connolly's review of the "London" stories and it was cheering to know he liked mine.   I do think he's a good critic and a nice man too...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  11 Jan 1963.  "I do hope that you've got my letter - posted yesterday - full of thanks and blessings galore.   So sorry for delay, but we are completely snowed or rather iced up here...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  17 Apr 1963.  "I must write at once to thank you for praying for me.   It is very necessary as I think you guess for I'm [damn] near a complete crack up...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  [24 Oct 1963].  "But how nice to hear from you again.   I'm glad you got to London for a holiday...I've been having a strenuous time and got so sleepy...."
Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.
   
       
  [15 May 1964].   "Thanks for letter.   I wanted to write before but my dear am having rather a hellish time.   Max is ill you know and there seems too much to do and my poor book - so nearly finished - I'd give all the rest of my life for ten months clear and not so tired...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  2 Oct 1964.  "I'm a disgraceful letter writer, but I do hope this isn't too late to wish you luck in your new place - do let me know your address.   I have to do everything by hand for typist, and it's back breaking toil sometimes - my only excuse.   Yes, the first part of my novel came out in Art and Literature...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  5 Aug 1965.  "...I'm afraid my news is not very cheerful either.   I did go up to London last October, but had a very bad heart attack...."   Typed transcription.    
       
  7 Nov 1966.  "Thanks for your letter.   It'll be fine if you are anywhere in the neigbourhood and can come along and cheer me up...."  Typed transcription.    
       
  8 Nov 1966.   "I found your letter when I got back from London.   It's a long time since I heard from you and I was glad.   But sorry that things aren't very satisfactory.   Life does get terribly complicated doesn't it?...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  29 Dec 1966.   "How nice of you to think of me at Christmas...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.
 
   
  16 Apr 1968 .   "I'm so sorry to have been so long answering your letter.   I've been very much occupied, trying to transform this rather grim place into
something more comfortable...My book of short stories came out on the 25th last month...."   Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.
   
       
  19 Dec 1968.   "I went shopping for Christmas cards the other day, but they were all extremely silly and the crowds very dense...I hope you are well...."   Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  18 Apr 1970.  "I am so sorry not to have acknowledged your Christmas card before this - I've not been well for what seems ages...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  23 Dec 1970.   "Thank you so much for your card, I'm so very sorry to hear about your accident...."  Typed transcription.    
       
  27 Dec 1970.  "Thank you so much for Christmas card.   This is to wish you a lucky and happy New Year...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  9 Apr 1971.   "I've just come back after several months holiday in London and enjoyed it so much -it was lovely - but it has left me a bit tired or I would have written at once (it was worth getting tired though!)...."   Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  7 May 1971.   "I am sorry not to have written before but I haven't been well, and all sorts of things have been happening...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  1 Jan 1974.   "Happy New Year! How nice to hear from you.   Do let me know your news and how you are.   My news is chiefly that I've had alot of alterations done here and am quite delighted with the place now...."   Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  23 Mar 1974.   "Thank you very much for your nice long letter.   I'm toiling at a book of short stories.   I'm hoping it will get done somehow or the other but it's rather anxious work...."  Typed and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  8 Dec 1977 to Jean Rhys.   "I have been quite ill most of this year and this beastly disease has affected my eyesight...."  Handwritten and signed card.      
       
  20 Dec 1978.   "How nice of your to remember me and to send me a Christmas card.  Do you remember how we used to write up on the wall 'Magna Veritas'?...."   Photocopy typed and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  No date to Jean Rhys.   "I wonder how you are...Your brother whom I have not seen for 39 years since he was a schoolboy! was out here from South Africa on a visit...."  Handwritten and signed postcard.    
       
  28 Feb 1983.   Francis Wyndham to Eliot Bliss.   "How very kind of you to send me the two letters from Jean! I have photocopied them and am returning the originals herewith...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
       
1:5 Braybrooke, Neville to Jean Rhys.   1967-1975.    
  Brenan, Gerald to and .   1967-1968.    
  Brill, Judi to Jean Rhys.   1980.   (See also Series 3:  Photographs:  Cheriton Fitzpaine:  Exterior and Interior)    
  British Broadcasting Corporation to Jean Rhys.   1973.   (See also:  Series 2:  Correspondence:  Deutsch Ltd., Andre:  British Broadcasting Corporation; Vaz Dias, Selma:  British Broadcasting Corporation)    
  British Empire, Order of the to Jean Rhys.   1978.    
  Buckingham Palace to Jean Rhys.   1975.    
       
       
  Burton, Peter (All are from Jean Rhys).  1969-1970.    
1:6 7 Jun 1969.   "The 24th will suit me very well - anytime after 2 pm.   I think I've told you all about Landboat View (not me) and my yellow door...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  7 Jul 1969 .   "Thank you so much for sending the typescript of the interview.   It's fine and you've been very kind to me...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  5 Aug 1969 .   "Thanks for the Transatlantic you sent.   It arrived when I had nothing to read so was very welcome...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  1 Sept 1969.  "I haven't had [---] yet and am looking forward to it.   It isn't so very easy to get books here - one has to trek to Exeter...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  2 Oct 1969.   "I believe I never thanked you for the magazine you sent.   You see I haven't got a desk...I've made up my mind to work hard this winter but it's gloomy and dark...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  Incomplete date, 1969.   "Thanks for your letter.   I liked seeing you very much.   It can be a bit solitary in Cheriton Fitz...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  9 Jan 1970.   "I can only wish you a lucky New Year (rather late) and thank you for your card.   I've had flu for the last fortnight...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  21 Apr 1970.   "Thanks for sending me the Transatlantic - very interesting...."  Handwritten card.    
       
  4 Jul 1970.   "When I was last in touch with Selma Vaz Dias her address was...I don't know if she's still there but I think so.   And I don't know why Andre Deutsch should object to an interivew in this Transatlantic...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
       
  Callard, D.   Arthur.   (See  Series 2:  Correspondence:  Deutsch Ltd., Andre:  Callard, D. Arthur; Wyndham, Francis)    
1:7 Calvary, William [?] to Jean Rhys (Gwen).  No date.    
  Campbell, Elaine.   1978.  Photocopy.   (See also Series 2:  Correspondence:  Deutsch Ltd., Andre:  Campbell, Elaine)    
  Caporal, Anne to Jean Rhys.   no date.    
  Carter, Ray to Jean Rhys.   1979.    
  Casey, Nancy J.   to Jean Rhys.   1972.   (See also Series 2: Correspondence:  Deutsch Ltd., Andre)    
  Christy and Moore  (See Series 2:  Correspondence:  Deutsch Ltd., Andre)    
  Cleveland-Peck, Patricia to Jean Rhys.   1973.    
  Coghlan, John to Jean Rhys.   1932.    
  Conde Nast Publications Ltd.   to Jean Rhys.   1968.    
  Connolly, Kathleen M to Jean Rhys.   1969.    
  Constable and Company to Jean Rhys.   1957.   Includes typed and signed draft Memorandum of Agreement regarding Leslie Tilden- Smith's proposed work, "Two Tunes," dated 23 Jul 1934.  (See also Series 2:  Correspondence:  Deutsch Ltd., Andre:  Constable and Company)    
  Cox, Charles to Jean Rhys.   1974.    
  Crawford, E.H. to Jean Rhys.   1968.    
  Crisp, Quentin to Jean Rhys.   1972.    
       
1:8 Davet, Yvonne to Jean Rhys.   1968-1969.    
  David, Gwenda to Jean Rhys.   1960.    
  Davis-Sbaschnig, Cynthia to Jean Rhys.   1979.    
  Day-Lewis, Cecil .   1968.   Photocopy.    
  de Boissiere, Toni to Jean Rhys.   No date.    
  de Silva, Alvaro.   Spanish instructor.   Business card.    
  Dempsey, Timothy to Jean Rhys.   1972.    
  Dennison, Daphne to Jean Rhys.   1969.    
       
       
  Deutsch Ltd., Andre (Diana Athill).  1963-1988.    
1:9 Allfrey, Phyllis Shand to and from Diana Athill.   1979.   Regarding The Orchid House.   (See also Series 2:  Correspondence:  Deutsch Ltd., Andre:  Campbell, Elaine)    
  Alvarez, A.   1976.   In reference to Sleep It Off Lady.  (See also Series 1:  Writings:  Works by others)    
  Anderson, David E.   to Diana Athill.   1979.   Fan letter.    
  Angier, Carole to Diana Athill.   1979-1980.   (See also Series 1:  Writings:  Works by others)    
  Arnold, Edward (Educational, Academic and Medical Publishing Division of Hodder & Stoughton).   (Andrew Steeds).   1988.   Regarding an introduction written by Diana Athill.    
  Art and Literature.   1966.   (See also Series 2:  Correspondence:  Hughes, Olwyn:  Art and Literature)    
  Arts Council of Great Britain, The.   1966-1977.  Regarding Diana Athill's recommendation of Jean Rhys for the Arts Council Bursary for Wide Sargasso Sea.      
  Ashdown, Peter.   1977.   In reference to Jean Rhys's birthdate.    
  Ashford, Sparkes & Harward.   (Solicitors).   May 1979.  In reference to Jean Rhys's estate.    
  Atheneum.   (Simon Michael Bessie) to and from Diana Athill.  1963-1966.  In reference to Wide Sargasso Sea, Voyage in the Dark, Good Morning, Midnight.    
  Australian Broadcasting Commission.   1976, 1979.   Regarding serial rights and review copies.    
  Australian Family Circle.   1977, no date.   In reference to "Pioneers, O Pioneers."    
1:10 Batterham, Jo.   1979.    
  Bendimer, Michael R.  to and from Diana Athill.   1974.   Regarding Jean Rhys's autobiography.    
  Berthaud, Michele to Jean Rhys and Diana Athill.   1976.   Regarding her thesis on Wide Sargasso Sea.    
  Bishop, Morchard  (See  Series 2:  Correspondence:  Deutsch Ltd., Andre:  Stoner, Oliver; Stoner, Oliver)    
  Book-of-the-Month Club, Inc.   (Al Silverman).   1984-1985, no date.   Regarding their publication of Jean Rhys's early novels.    
  Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Limited.   1985.   In reference to an opera based on Wide Sargasso Sea.    
  Botti, Carla [?].   1969.   Regarding her essay on Jean Rhys's works.    
  Bragan, Cecelia A to Jean Rhys.   1979.   Fan letter regarding Wide Sargasso Sea.      
1:11 Bridger, Janet.   1976-1979.   Regarding cooking and cleaning arrangements for Jean Rhys.   (See also Series 2:   Correspondence:  Butler, Joan)    
  British Broadcasting Corporation.   1966-1980.  Regarding use of Jean Rhys's works for various BBC television and radio productions.   (See also Series 2:   Correspondence:  Vaz Dias, Selma:  British Broadcasting Corporation)    
  British Library.   1983, 1984, no date.    
  Broadbent, J.G.   to Diana Athill.   1966.   Requesting possible financial assistance for Jean Rhys from the Royal Literary Society.    
  Brockway, James.   1976, 1977.   Regarding his Dutch reviews of Jean Rhys's works, in particular, Tigers are Better Looking  and Sleep It Off Lady.    
  Brooke-Rose, Christine.   1967.   Regarding Jean Rhys's re-discovery and subsequent book award.    
  Brown, Barbara.   1967-1968.   Regarding rough layouts for the dustjacket of Tigers are Better Looking .    
  Brown, Nancy Hemond.   1984-1985.   Request for permission to replicate Jean Rhys's manuscripts.    
  Bruna & Zoons Uitgeversmij B.V.   Utrecht, A.W  to Jean Rhys.  1976.  Request for an interview for Dutch weekly magazine.    
  Buchanan, Anne Shirley.   1979.  Expressing interest in contributing to a possible commemorative volume of Jean Rhys's works.    
  Butler, Joan.   1976-1979.  Regarding Jean Rhys's need for home care.   (See also Series 2:  Correspondence:   Bridger, Janet)    
1:12 Campbell, Elaine to Phyllis Shand Allfrey.   1979.  Regarding Jean Rhys's death and whether or not Jean Rhys completed the preface forThe Orchid House.      
  Campbell, Elaine to and from Diana Athill.  1979-1985.   Regarding the possible re-publication of The Orchid House; review of Smile Please.    
  Campbell, Elaine  (See also Series 2:  Correspondence:  Allfrey, Phyllis Shand)    
  Callard, D.   Arthur to Diana Athill.   1983.   Requesting information concerning the friendship between Evelyn Scott and Jean Rhys.   (See also Series 2: Correspondence:   Wyndham, Francis)    
  Cape Ltd., Jonathan.   1966.   Regarding a quote on Wide Sargasso Sea.    
  Caribbean Chronicle, The.   1979.   Request for review copy of Smile Please.    
  Casey, Nancy J.   to Diana Athill.   1973.   Regarding her thesis, a chapter of which discusses Voyage in the Dark.    
  Central Office of Information.   1976.  Request for review copy of Sleep It Off Lady.    
  Chartier, [---].   1980.   Regarding her thesis, "J.  Rhys:  Writing = Exorcism."    
  Chatto and Windus Ltd.   (Nora Smallwood) to and from Diana Athill.   1966.  In reference to Postures and Wide Sargasso Sea.   (See also:  Series 2:  Correspondence:  Hughes, Olwyn)    
  Christian, Joan to and from Diana Athill.   1967.   Regarding film rights for Wide Sargasso Sea.    
2:1 Christy & Moore, Ltd.   (John Smith).   1963-1971.  Includes material relating to the Selma Vaz Dias affair.   (See also Series 2:  Correspondence:   Hughes, Olwyn; Vaz Dias, Selma)    
  Cloister Book Store Ltd.   to Diana Athill.   1966.   Regarding good reviews of Wide Sargasso Sea; Andre Deutsch's health.      
  Codaccioni, Marie-Jose to Diana Athill.   1980.   Regarding L'erreur Chez Jean Rhys by Codaccioni.    
2:2 Cole, Laurence to Diana Athill, Andre Deutsch, and Jean Rhys.   1969-1984.   Regarding his indepth study of Jean Rhys and her work.    
  Collection Voix Anglophones de la Caraibe.   1987.  Concerning copyrights on Jean Rhys's works.    
  Colmer, J.A.   1970.  Request for information for an article to be written on Jean Rhys by Dorothy Colmer.    
  Constable and Company Limited.   1957-1974.   Regarding publisher's release of rights to Good Morning, Midnight and Voyage in the Dark.   (See also Series 2:   Correspondence:  Deutsch Ltd., Andre:  Ramsay Ltd., Margaret)    
  Copping, Jean to Jean Rhys.   1979.   Fan letter.    
  Cornwell, David to Andre Deutsch.   1980.   Regarding a quote Cornwell provided Mohrbooks.    
  Corradini, Rossana.   1983.   Regarding her thesis, "The literary phenomena of Mrs.   Rochester..."    
  Cosmolpolitan.   1976.   Regarding possible publication of short stories from Sleep It Off Lady.    
  Crosse, Gordon.   1970.   Reqest for permission for use of Wide Sargasso Sea for a vocal-orchestral work.    
  Crowell Company, Thomas Y.   1978.   Regarding a question concerning the text in the short story, "Sleep It Off, Lady."    
  Crozier, Alice.   11 Apr 1978.   Letter of thanks.    
2:3 Dagens Nyheter.   1979.   In reference to Smile Please.    
  Daily Express.   1976.   Regarding photograph of Jean Rhys.    
  Daily Telegraph Magazine, The.   1976.   Regarding short stories available for publication.    
  Danmarks Radio.   1980.   Payment of fee for use of photo.    
  Dalzell Associates Ltd., Larry.   1979.    
  Daniel, Philip to and from Diana Athill.   1980.   In reference to Jean Rhys's character.    
  de Jong, Dola to Diana Athill.   1981.   In reference to de Jong's interest in writing about Jean Rhys's life in Holland.    
  Devedlaka, P.   1977.   Reuquest for information for a dissertation.    
  De Vrees, Marleen.   1977-1978.   Request for information for a thesis.    
  Dictionary of National Biography to and from Diana Athill.   1981.   Regarding Louis James's book about Jean Rhys.    
  Didier Editions, John.   1971.   Regarding the contract for Quartet .    
  Dirskovski, Robert to and from Diana Athill.  1984.   Request for permission to base an opera on Voyage in the Dark.    
  Distressed Gentlefolk's Aid Association to and from Diana Athill.   1966.  Responding to her request for information about care homes.    
  Dodds, Ann.   1977.   Regarding Dodd's translation of an article on Jean Rhys.    
2:4 E.M.   Querido's Uitgeverij B.V.   to and from Diana Athill.   1977.   Regarding two stories by Jean Rhys that were published under Edouard de Neve's name in 1934.    
  Economist, The to and from Diana Athill.   1985.   In reference to a party at which Jean Rhys met James Joyce.    
  Edwards, Jane to and from Diana Athill.   1979.   Request for background information for a Welch radio programme on Jean Rhys.    
  Egli, Hans W.   1966.   Regarding Selma Vaz Dias's reading of Wide Sargasso Sea for BBC "Woman's Hour."   (See also Series 2:  Correspondence:  Vaz Dias, Selma)    
  Encyclopaedia Britannica International, Ltd.   1979.  Request for photo of Jean Rhys.    
  Express & Echo.   1979.  Request for review copy of Smile Please.    
  Europa.   1969.  Regarding their desire to publish Wide Sargasso Sea.    
  Forbes Ltd., Bryan to and from Diana Athill.   1967.  Regarding a rumour and his letter to Diana Athill and Margaret Ramsay to explain such.    
  Film and Television Copyrights Limited.   1969.  Regarding their interest in developing the short story, "Let Them Call It Jazz," into a televsion or film subject.    
  Forman, Joan to and from Diana Athill.   1968-1979.  Regarding concern for Jean Rhys; Forman's reading of the proofs of After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie.    
  Frickey, Pierrette M.   to and from Diana Athill.   1984.  Regarding Frickey's request that Diana Athill write a piece on Jean Rhys for Critical Perspective.    
  Ganner, Heidi to and from Diana Athill.  1981.  Request for information about existing Jean Rhys biography and translation rights.    
  Garland, Patrick.   1969-1971.  Regarding his interest to adapt a Jean Rhys novel into a play.    
  Gates, Patricia.   1977.  Request for biographical information for her thesis.    
  Gatlin, Rochelle.   1979.  Request for information concerning Jean Rhys's death, her autobiography, re-issue of works.    
  Gollancz, Ltd., Victor.   1966.  Regarding a review copy of Wide Sargasso Sea.    
  Goodman, Derrick & Co.   1966-1977.   In reference to Good Morning, Midnight and Selma Vaz Dias.   (See also Series 2:  Correspondence:  Vaz Dias, Selma)    
  Gorlau, Martine.   1983.     
  Guardian, The.   1979.   In reference to photos of Jean Rhys.    
  Guinzberg, Thomas.   1964.   In reference to two unidentified Rhys books and a manuscript.    
2:5 Haagsche Post  to and from Diana Athill.   1977.   Maryvonne Moerman and Diana Athill's refutation of remarks made by Henriette van Eyck (second wife of Jean Lenglet) about Jean Rhys.    
  Hall, C.R.L.   1968.  Request for information pertaining to Jean Rhys's works and publication dates.    
  Hamer, Frederick to and from Diana Athill.   1966.   Concerning Max Hamer's deteriorating health and the progression of Jean Rhys's work on Wide Sargasso Sea.   (See also Series 2:  Correspondence:  Vaz Dias, Selma)    
  Hamish Hamilton Ltd.   to and from Diana Athill.   1966.   Letter thanking him for his recommendation of Jean Rhys as a recipient for the Royal Literary Fund.   (See also Series 2:   Correspondence:  Vaz Dias, Selma)    
  Hanely, Lynne T.   1976.  Request for information and an interview with Jean Rhys.    
  Harben, Robert.   1968.   Concerning his handling of Tigers are Better Looking for Holland.   (See also  Series 2:  Correspondence:  Hughes, Olwyn)    
  Harbottle & Lewis (Solicitors).   1971-1976.  Legal matters relating to Good Morning, Midnight and Quartet .    
  Harmsworth, Madelaine to and from Diana Athill.   1968.   Regarding the arrangements for her to interview Jean Rhys at Cheriton Fitz.    
  Harris, Carlton.   1966.   Regarding a review copy of Wide Sargasso Sea.    
  Harper's & Queen.   1976.   Regarding the magazine's possible publication of "I Use to Live Here Once," "Who Knows What's Up in the Attic?," and "Rapunzel."    
  Henry, Michael.   1966.   Regarding a review copy of Wide Sargasso Sea.    
  Homes & Gardens.   1976.   Regarding the magazine's possible publication of "Sleep It Off, Lady," "Pioneers, Oh Pioneers," and "Insect World."    
2:6 Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc.   1970-1980.    
2:7 Hart-Davis, Rupert.   1966.   Regarding his review of Wide Sargasso Sea.    
  Harvester Press Ltd.   (Sue Roe, Senior Editor) to and from Diana Athill.  1986.   Regarding Roe's article about Jean Rhys for Women Reading Women's Writing.    
  Henshaw, Anne to and from Diana Athill.   1975-1976.   Concerning royalties.    
  Higham Associates, Ltd, David.   1967-1968.    
  Hobbins, Marie to and from Diana Athill.   1984.   Regarding her upcoming review of Jean Rhys:  The Early Novels  for The Irish Press ("Book Page").    
  Housing and Community Association to and from Diana Athill.   1966-1967.  Concerning Jean Rhys's wish to be placed on a waiting list as a potential candidate for housing at Chingford.    
2:8 Hughes, Olwyn.   (Literary agent).   1966-1977.   (See also:  Series 2:  Correspondence:  Hughes, Olwyn)    
  Inland Revenue to Diana Athill.   1976.    
  Jamaica Library Services to and from Diana Athill.  1966.   Regarding a review copy of Wide Sargasso Sea.    
  James, Louis to and from Diana Athill.   1978.  Praising him for his work, Jean Rhys a critical study of Jean Rhys and her work.   (See also:  Series 2:  Correspondence:  Deutsch, Ltd., Andre:  Longmans, Green and Co., Limited)    
  Jean Rhys Review.   (Nora Gaines, editor) to and from Diana Athill.   1986.  Request for contributions to subsequent issues of the semi-annual journal.    
  Johnson, Mildred.  1975.  In reference to her request for dramatic rights to "The Lotus."    
  Jordis, Christine to and from Diana Athill.   1987.   In reference to a proposed literary portrait of Jean Rhys for La Manufacture.    
  Kemp, Hilary.   1976.   Request for copies of Jean Rhys's works.    
  King Associates England Limited, Allan.   1966.  Concerning film rights for Wide Sargasso Sea.    
  Kloegman, Rosyln (typist for Jean Rhys).   1964-1966.   (See also:  Series 2:  Correspondence:  Hughes, Olwyn)    
  Knight, Mary.   1982.  In reference to her proposed critical bibliography.    
  Lapautre Michelle.   1972.  In reference to contracts for Quartet  and After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie from Editions Denoel.    
  Leapman, C.M.   (Mrs.) 1966.  In reference to payment for typing of Wide Sargasso Sea.    
  Leigh, Simon.  1976.  Regarding his proposed thesis and inquiry into Jean Rhys's autobiography.    
  Leoff, Eve.  1975.  Request for information pertaining to film rights for Good Morning, Midnight.    
  Leube, Anna to and from Diana Athill.   1984.   Regarding short stories, a book about Nina Hamnett, and comments Selma Vaz Dias and the advertisements for information concerning Jean Rhys.    
  Lindroos, Rubio Tapani.   1972.  Praise for Deutsch publication of Jean Rhys's collected works.    
  Literatura Na Swiecie.   1977.  Request for review copy of Sleep It Off Lady.    
  Longmans, Green & Co.   Limited.   1966, 1979.  Regarding Wide Sargasso Sea and Jean Rhys's disapproval of Louis James's book about her and her work.   (See also Series 2:   Correspondence:  Deutsch, Ltd., Andre:  James, Louis)    
2:9 Marble Arch Productions.   1980.  Regarding motion picture and television rights for Wide Sargasso Sea.    
  Marshall, K.L.   Jackson.   1966.  Regarding review copy of Wide Sargasso Sea    
  McGraw-Hill Book Company to Andre Deutsch.  1966.   Congratulations on reviews of Wide Sargasso Sea.    
  Mellown, Elgin W.   1972, 1977, no date.   Regarding his essay and biography about Jean Rhys.    
  Melly, Diana to and from Diana Athill.  1976-1986, no date.  Concerning care and condition of Jean Rhys.   Includes memo pertaining to Melly and Wyndham's work on Jean Rhys Letters; notes from George Melly, Philippe, and Noel.   (See also Series 4:  Personal Papers)    
  Melly, George from Alexander and Mary Plunket-Greene.  1977.      
  Mercure de France.   1969-1980.   In reference to the translation of Tigers are  Better Looking and Smile Please..      
  Mizener, Arthur to and from Diana Athill.  1966.   Discusses hope of interesting an American publisher in Jean Rhys's work.    
2:10 Moerman, Ellen.   1979.  Regarding the answer to unspecified question.    
  Moerman-Lenglet, Maryvonne to and from Diana Athill.   1964-1986, no date.  Includes Jean Rhys's biographical time line; issues of libel; Jean Rhys's estate; Jean Rhys Letters.   (See also Series 2:  Correspondence:  Vaz Dias, Selma)    
  Mohrbooks.   1968.   Regarding terms for Tigers are Better Looking.   (See also Series 2:  Correspondence:  Hughes, Olwyn)    
  Moia, Nelly.   1979.   Fan letter.    
  Morrison, Sally.   1976.   Concerning copyright clearance for her play, "Hag," which contains a character borrowed from Wide Sargasso Sea.    
  Murray (Publishers) Ltd., John.   1966.   Regarding his quote for an ad for Wide Sargasso Sea.    
  Musman, Richard.   1980.   In reference to Beloved Enemy.    
  Myers, Robert A.   to and from Diana Athill.  1979.   Request for information in relation to a proposed paper on the subject of Caribbean national identity.    
2:11 National Book League.   1972.   In reference to an application form for the Royal Literary Fund.    
  National Westminster Bank Limited.   1976.   Regarding the painting and upkeep of 6 Landboat Bungalow.    
  Nebeker, Helen E.   to and from Diana Athill.  1978-1979.   Regarding her book-length study of Jean Rhys's work.   Includes prospectus and table of contents.    
  New Review, The.   1974.   Concerning the Review's publication of the short story, "Sleep It Off Lady."    
  New York Times, The.   1977.   Request for an interview with Jean Rhys.    
  New York Times, The to and from Diana Athill.   1976-1979.   Regarding their publication of the short stories, "Kikimora," "On Not Shooting Sitting Birds," "Heat," and "Goodbye Marcus, Goodbye Rose."    
  Noel Gay Music Co.   1967.   In reference to Wide Sargasso Sea.    
  Norton & Company Inc., W.W.   1967-1987.   In reference to Voyage in the Dark, Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys:  The Collected Stories and Good Morning, Midnight.    
  Nurnberg, Andrew.   1976.   Regarding a translation of a segment of text.    
  NURSING MIRROR.   1979.   Request for a copy of Smile Please.    
2:12 O'Calleghan [?], Catherine.   1979.   Request for photo of Jean Rhys.    
  O'Connor, Teresa F.   to and from Diana Athill.   1983-1984.   Request for information for her dissertation.    
  Orwell, Sonia to and from Diana Athill.   1966-1979, no date.    
  Owen Ltd, Publishers, Peter.   1985.   Request for Francis Wyndham's address.    
2:13 Pace, Marie Claude.   1973.  Request for information about Jean Rhys and her works.    
  Pacifica Radio.   (Ann Barr Snitow).   1972.  In reference to her radio programme about Jean Rhys; request for more information about Jean Rhys.    
  Packer, Peter A.   1979-1981.  Regarding any interest in his current research for a critical study of Jean Rhys's novels.    
  Paffuti, Elisa.   1985.  Request for information about Jean Rhys for her dissertation.    
  Paris Review.   1979.  Request for pages from an original Jean Rhys manuscript to be used as illustration.    
  Peerbohm, John to and from Diana Athill.   1967.   In reference to a note of introduction.    
  Petschek, Willa.   1976.  In reference to Jean Rhys staying at her flat; review of Sleep It Off, Lady.    
  Peters, Margot.   1984.   Regarding her proposal of a biography of Jean Rhys.    
  Plante, David.   1978-1979.  In reference to his work with Jean Rhys on her autobiography.    
  Pree, Barry.   1976-1983.   Regarding his proposal of a biography of Jean Rhys; review of Sleep It Off, Lady.    
3;1 Raeburn, Anna.   1976.   Regarding a review copy of Sleep It Off, Lady.    
  Ramsay Ltd., Margaret.   (Play agents).   1967-1976.    
3:2 Ramsay Ltd., Margaret.  (Play agents).  1977-1985.  (See also Series 2:  Correspondence:  Vaz Dias, Selma:  Ramsay Ltd., Margaret)    
  Random House, Inc.   1965.   Regarding interest in Jean Rhys.    
  Raven, Anthony to Diana Athill.   1984.   In reference to the index for Jean Rhys Letters.    
  Ratner, David S.   (Attorney).   1976.   Regarding motion picture rights for On Leaving Mr. Mackenzie.    
3:3 Rhys, Jean to and from Diana Athill.  1957-1959.  "General note on correspondence between Jean Rhys and Diana Athill:  From 1967 on Diana Athill began to throw letters away if they didn't relate to Andre Deutsch business, because the files were getting so fat.   Nothing of much personal interest was lost since Jean's letters became shorter and more repetitive over the years and were usually little more than laments over the weather and sad statements of loneliness ending with 'better the devil you know' (her reason for sticking to Cheriton Fitzpaine)" Includes typed draft note about Jean Rhys's regular visits to London; typed draft list of numbered letters    
3:4 1963.    
3:5 1964.    
3:6 1965.    
3:7 Jan-Oct 1966.    
3:8 Nov-Dec 1966.    
3:9 Jan-Mar 1967.    
3:10 Apr-Dec 1967.    
4:1 1968-1969.    
4:2 1970-1974.    
4:3 1975-1979.    
4:4 No date.    
4:5 Room of One's Own.   1978.  Request for an interview with Jean Rhys.    
  Rose & Asseyev Productions Inc.   1976.   Regarding film rights for Wide Sargasso Sea.    
  Rosengard, Alice.   1972.   Regarding film rights for After Leaving Mr. Mackinzie.    
  Ross Limited, Alan.   1964.   In reference to the re-issue of Goodmorning, Midnight and Voyage in the Dark.    
  Royal Literary Fund, The.   1972.   In reference to application for Jean Rhys.    
  Royal Naval Benevolent Society, The.   1966.   Inquiry into the Society possibly augmenting Jean Rhys's income.    
  Royal Society of Literature, The.   1966, 1976.   In reference to Jean Rhys award for Wide Sargasso Sea.    
  Russell, Leonard.   1966.   Regarding the complimentary copy of Wide Sargasso Sea sent to him by Francis Wyndham.    
  Saba, Marie to and from Diana Athill.   1974.   Request for information about Jean Rhys.    
  Sangster, S.L.   to and from Diana Athill.   1966.   In reference to the good reviews for Wide Sargasso Sea.    
  Sansum [?], William.   1966.   Thank you for his copy of Wide Sargasso Sea.    
  Savory, Elaine to and from Diana Athill.   1986.   Regarding her role as Jean Rhys in Savory's play about Jean Rhys.    
  Secker & Warburg Limited, Martinto and from Diana Athill.   1966.  Regarding David Farrer's quote for Wide Sargasso Sea.    
4:6 Sheil Associates Limited, Anthony.   1976-1988, no date.  (See also Series 2:  Correspondence:  Hughes, Olwyn)    
4:7 Skinner, Joanna.   1980.   Request for a reading of her dissertation on the works of Jean Rhys.    
  Slovenska LIterarna Agentura.   1972.   Regarding receipt of review copies of Quartet .    
  Smith & Son, Ltd.   W.H.   1967.   In reference to awards luncheon and BBC interview.    
  Smith's Trade News.   (Lawrence Cotterell) to and from Diana Athill.   1967.  In reference to Deutsch's proposed publications of Jean Rhys's works; Jean Rhys's well-being and finances.    
  Smyser, Phyllis A.T.  to and from Diana Athill.   1967.   In reference to her friendship with Jean Rhys; Jean Rhys's financial situation.    
  South African National Magazines.   1976.   Regarding their possible use of short stories in Sleep It Off, Lady.    
  Spencer, Lesley to and from Diana Athill.   1977.   Request for information about Jean Rhys.    
  Staley, Thomas F.  to and from Diana Athill.   1977-1979.   In reference to publication of his critical study of Jean Rhys.    
  Stephenson, Mary.   1980.   Request for a copy of Smile Please.    
4:8 Stevens, Gini to and from Diana Athill.   1973-1974.    
  Stoner, Oliver to and from Diana Athill.   1979-1981.   Includes list of emendations and suggestions for Smile Please; Maryvonne's address.    
  Sunday Telegraph, The.   1966.   In reference to an article about Jean Rhys.   (See also Series 2:  Correspondence:  Vaz Dias, Selma)    
  Sunday Times.   1973, 1979.   In reference to an interview with Jean Rhys.   (See also Series 2:  Correspondence:  Hughes, Olwyn)    
  Thames and Hudson Ltd.   1966.   In reference to a quote for Wide Sargasso Sea.    
  Thames Television.   1976.   Regarding a copy of Sleep It Off, Lady.    
  Thomas, Eric to and from Diana Athill.   1966.   Regarding his dustjacket designs for Wide Sargasso Sea    
  Thorpe, Michael to and from Diana Athill.   1978-1979.   Regarding review copies of Jean Rhys's works.    
  Times, The.   1977.   Submission of advertisement.    
  Times Literary Supplement.   1966, 1981.   Regarding a review of Good Morning, Midnight; request for letters for upcoming collection of Jean Rhys's letters.    
  Twentieth Century Fox Productions Ltd.   1966.   In reference to Wide Sargasso Sea.    
4:9 Vaz Dias, Selma to and from Diana Athill.   1965-1967.   Villegas, Consuelo.   1979.   Regarding Jean Rhys's death.    
  Viking Penguin Inc.   1966-1984, no date.   (See also  Series 2:  Correspondence:  Hughes, Olwyn; Wyndham, Francis)    
  Vreeland, Elizabeth.  to and from Diana Athill.   1979.   In reference to Vreeland's interview for Paris Review.    
  Vogue.   1976.   Regarding the possible publication of "The Chevalier of the Place Blanche," and "Overture and Beginners Please."    
  Wallace and Sheil Agency, Inc.   (See  Series 2:   Correspondence:  Deutsch Ltd., Andre:  Shiel Associates Limited, Anthony)    
4:10 Waller, G.   1967.   Regarding Dutch reviews of Wide Sargasso Sea.    
  Walmsley, Vincent.   1980.   In reference to Smile Please.    
  Walton, M.J.  to and from Diana Athill.   1980.   In reference to Walton's relationship with Jean Rhys.    
  Watts, Margaret to and from Diana Athill.   1971.   Request for information about Jean Rhys.    
  Weaver, Jacqueline.   1979 to Jean Rhys.   Fan letter.   Webb, Ruth.   1988.   "Swimming the Wide Sargasso Sea:   The Manuscript of Jean Rhys's Novel," with cover letter.    
  Welsch Arts Council.   1976.   Request for review copy of Sleep It Off, Lady.    
  Williams, Jenny.   1965-1966.   In reference to the dustjacket layout for Wide Sargasso Sea.    
  Williams, W.E.   Rees to and from Diana Athill.   1964-1965.   Inquiring about Jean Rhys's nervous breakdown and the location of the manuscripts for [Wide Sargasso Sea.]    
  Winterson, Jeanette.   1980.   In reference to her proposed stage adaptation of Wide Sargasso Sea.    
  Woman.   1977.   Request for an interview with Jean Rhys.    
  Woodward, Mr.  and Mrs.  from Esther Whitby.   1963.   Letter of gratitude for their hospitality.    
  World of Books, The.   1979.   Confirmation of an interview of Diana Athill by Edward Blishen.    
4:11 Wyndham, Francis to and from Diana Athill.   1963-1987, no date.    
  Yates, Patricia.   1977.   Response to her request for biographical information on Jean Rhys.    
  Yhuel, Isabelle.   1986.   Request for an interview with Diana Athill.    
  Zuidinga, Robert-Henk to and from Diana Athill.   1977.   Includes information about Jean Rhys's stories Edouard de Neve purportedly published under his own name.    
  Zuidinga, Robert-Henk from Maryvonne Moerman-Lenglet.   Protesting quotations from his interview with her that were used without her permission.    
5:1-3 Miscellaneous inter-office papers, memos, fragments of photocopied text of Jean Rhys's works, publication blurbs, possible dust jacket blurbs, review copy lists, unidentified correspondence.    
       
       
5:4 Dubreen, Phyllis S.  to Jean Rhys.   Incomplete date.    
       
  Evening Standard to Jean Rhys.   1967.    
  Eyre, Peter to Jean Rhys.   No date.    
       
  Ford, Ford Madox to Germaine Richelot.   1927.    
  Ford, Ford Madox to Messrs.   Covici (Chicago, IL).   1927    
  Ford, Ford Madox to Leslie Tilden Smith.   1929.    
       
       
  Forman, Joan.   (All are from Jean Rhys).   1968-1975, no date.    
  PLEASE NOTE:  The date and transcription of each letter is followed by Forman's summary of the letter's contents in "( )."    
5:5 23 Feb 1968.   "I'm so glad you liked Sargasso Sea.   This is a solitary place and so terribly cold...."  1s.   (Acknowledges my praise of Ford, Ford Madox to.)    
       
  9 Mar 1968.   "It was very nice to get your letter.   I'm glad someone else gets bored in an English village...."  1s.   (Saying that when she first came to
Cheriton Fitzpaine she hated it.   Much developement of this, plus comment on unusually good weather, but "it would be optimistic to expect it to go on - while it
last its [sic] very welcome.")
   
       
  23 May 1968.   "...Yes Penguins are going to publish my books - Ford, Ford Madox to anyhow, but I don't know when...."  1s.   (Penguins going to publish her books - "Ford, Ford Madox to anyhow, but I don't know know when.   This autumn? I'm not sure."  Goes on to suggest that if I were in Devon she would be pleased to meet me.   More on the subject of restlessness and her longing for summer and warmth.)    
       
  16 Jul 1968.   "I do hope you've done with the hospital...Your letter cheered me, for as I suppose you know we've had a dreadful summer...."  2s.   (Views on weather.   And hospitals.   Hates them.   Suggests possible hotel for me if I visit her.)    
       
  9 Aug 1968.   "I shall be delighted to see you if you come this way.   I've never stayed at the Ship Crediton myself, but some friends of mine have, and they assure me that it's quite comfortable...."  2s.  (Saying she will be pleased to see me at Cheriton.   Dull village.   Not even a Writer's Circle.   Describes the
village.)
   
       
  6 Sept 1968.   "It was nice to hear from you and to know that you had a pleasant time.   I've never seen Stonehenge, it must be very imposing in spite of the people and the cars...."  2s.   (This after my visit to her at Cheriton Fitz.   I later wrote following this somewaht startling experience, saying I thought she was perhaps not in the right place for her.   Photocopy of her reply herewith.)    
       
  24 Sept 1968.   "Thank you so much for your letter...The other day I came on an article about the way those huge stones were lugged to Stonehenge and it seems it's still a bit of a mystery...."  3s.   (Jean's heartfelt reply to my letter.)    
       
  1 Oct 1968.   "Thank you for the magazines - they filled up a blank afternoon very nicely.   I enclose a cutting from the Daily TelegraphH magazine.   The writer is explaining why he is leaving England for good...."  1s.   (Complaining about weather and her restlessness.)    
       
  27 Nov 1968.   "I must tell you at once how thankful I am that you got off - as you say - lightly.  It sounds quite terrifying! I can't drive at all...."
3s.   (Referring to a friend of hers who gave up serious writing for the lucrative magazine field and then found she had lost her serious style and was deeply unhappy
in consequence.   Also discusses Christmas presents and the possible visit to her of friends of mine who were admirers of her work.   Her fear of driving.)
   
       
  3 Dec 1968.   "Your picture arrived yesterday afternoon.   I was so excited and pleased.   You couldn't possibly have sent me anything I liked better and I feel I must write to thank you at once...."  2s.   (I sent Jean a painting of Montmartre for Christmas.   Her reply was far warmer than the gift deserved.   She also detailed her interview with the journalist and photographer from The Observer newspaper, who published a long piece on her.)    
       
  29 Jan 1969.   "...There is no news in this quiet part of the world, except news that it would take six pages to deal with...."  1s.   (Mainly the weather: 
"difficult to avoid being blue.   Mood Indigo.")
   
       
  18 Feb 1969.   "I was so pleased to get your letter.   I wish I could say that I'd worked as hard as you have, but this winter has rather got me down and I've felt useless...."  1s.   (The poor weather and the chance of a holiday in Portugal.)    
       
  3 Mar 1969.   "Thank you so much for Bernard Shaw.  I liked it - parts of it very much, and have nearly finished it...."  2s.   (Thanking me for a biography of
Bernard Shaw I had sent her, and saying she had read all his plays.   Remarks that though she had once had a good collection of books, she had had to sell them when at one time she "had no money at all..."  Goes on to say what she thinks about the weather - particularly the bitter winds of March - and how she has had to "stuff the cracks (in the cottage) with newspaper so that she can sleep.)
   
       
  1 Apr 1969s.   "I'm in the midst of a bad go of 'flu, or I would have replied to you at once...I'm so terribly sorry about your bad news.   I can imagine what a shock it must have been...."  2s.   (Jean had 'flu, and was quite ill.   She went on to commiserate with me on the death of my father at this time.   She describes the loss of her own father, shortly after she came to England:  "but now I feel I'm glad he died quickly and never grew old.   He was such a vivid man."  Says she hated The Observer photographs of her.)    
       
  26 Jun 1969.   "I was so glad to hear from you - for I didn't know where you'd got to or what was happening.   I don't know Italy very well only a fortnight in Florence...."  2s.   (Reply to my letter in which I had mentioned Florence and Italy generally. Jean's letter says that her Portuguese holiday seems unlikely no - and continues describing a holiday of her own once in Italy, and her desire to live somewhere on L. Garda.   Offer by a travel agent to take her anywhere she wished to go, but she says whe wants "someone with me and don't care to advertise."  A possible hint to me, I fancy.   Much about the huge flood of letters following The Observer article.   The type of letters:  rarely discussing books or writing, and usually concerning the letter-writer's own problems.)    
       
  5 Aug 1969.   "This is a hurried letter to wish you good luck and bon voyage.   I'm terribly busied about things that don't matter much, which annoys me...."  1s.  (More about her feelings on New York:  and her travelling friends through whose news and views she would be living.   She does not say this in so many words, but there is a nostalgia and sadness here, which, at the time, I was too young to recognize.)    
       
  10 Oct 1969.   "I do hope your depression is gone or anyhow better.   With me it is depression plus restlessness...."  3s.   (Discussing holidays and travel again.   Her opinion on New York - I'd recently returned from there - and Boston.   Canada - which I'd also visited at that time - she rejected outright.   "No! No! No!" Discussing money made from Sargasso.   She tells herself that any money has come too late.   Mentions the girl who has gone to Portugal, and the tonic effect it has had upon her.   Admits that she is not well enough to live in London now - and that "besides, I don't really like London all that much."  Mentions the marvellous time she had had in Brighton.   But "No.   I only see warmth as a practical proposition, and Whiskey and Will I suppose."  In reply to a comment of mine she says that work is all that really matters.)    
       
  3 Nov 1969.   "I was so glad to hear from you...You're very wise I think to postpone house hunting for the present.   It's an awful job...."  1s. (Unhappy letter as she was unwell and depressed.  Whiskey the only answer, she suggests.   Asks me to write with any news.)    
       
  11 Nov 1969.   "Thank you so much for the magazines.   I've been meaning to write to you for some time but I've been (for me) very rushed and busy...."  2s.   (Thanking me for magazines I had sent.   She had had several visitors, including "two dear friends from London...stayed two days at Cheriton and paid long visits...bringing everything delicious to eat, drink and wear, a poncho, scent, champagne..."  She is slowly adding furniture to the cottage, though finds it a struggle.)    
       
  15 Dec 1969.   "Thanks for the card.   I've noted your new address.   I'm afraid that as I can't get to Exeter I've had to skip Christmas cards this year...."  1s.   (Short note apologising for not sending Christmas card, as she was unable to get to Exeter.   Sending Christmas good wishes.)    
       
5:6 23 Jan 1970.   "Thank you so much for your letter at Christmas.   And for the soap.   I haven't answered before because I've had 'flu badly...."  1s.   (Thanking me for Christmas gift and explaining that she had had flu very badly and was very tired.   Apologising for short letter.)    
       
  20 Apr 1970.   "I was glad to hear from you.   I thought I owed you a letter, but wasn't sure, for I haven't been very well and while I was in bed all my letters and papers got very mixed up...."  1s.   (Jean unwell and confined to bed.   All her papers mixed up.   I was house-hunting in Sussex and she comments on this, and on the county itself.)    
       
  21 Sept 1970 .   "I'm so sorry to have been so longanswering your letter.   I haven't been very well and am a wretched correspondent anyway...."  1s.   (Jean unwell, but busy planning a change and holiday (London?).   Is very excited about it.   Comments on my "bravery" in moving to Norfolk.)    
       
  28 Dec 1970.   "...No my holiday was delayed byvarious happenings - mostly sad - but is now supposed to start early next year when I go to London...."  1s. (Written on Boxing Day.   Is looking forward to going to London early in 1971 for the hoped-for holiday.   Thanks me for a cutting I'd sent relating to one of her books, saying it was "very cheering".   She remembers Norwich - allusion to my recent move to that city - and liked it. Hoping she will come back to Devon "quite well and very energetic!".)    
       
  10 Sept 1971.   "I'm afraid I can't answer at length for I haven't been very well...I spent last winter in London and enjoyed it so much that I hope toget away again after Christmas...."  1s.   (Jean continues to feel unwell and is unable to write at length:  "I'm getting better slowly...am still full of aches and pains - worse luck!" Says how much she enjoyed her last winter in London, and is hoping to get away again after Christmas.   Says:  "Such a pity you live so far away.")    
       
  26 Aug 1972.   "...Remember the picture you did for me? This Montmartre picture? Well as I'm constantly looking at it and liking it I think often about you and say to myself I must write and ask for news...."  2s. (Remarks with pleasure on the Montmartre painting I had sent her two or three years before.   Apparently at that time she still had it, though when the biographer visited her at Cheriton it was not in sight.   Jean had not been well in 1972, and says here that while in London she was in bed nearly all the time.   Saying that she hopes to return to London to escape the winter at home and suggests we might meet in the capital.)    
       
  1 Jan 1974.   "Happy New Year!...I've just come back from London and am finding it dark and damp here, though the bungalow is so changed and improved that you wouldn't know it...."  1s.   (Thanking me for Christmas gift and/or card - I can't recall which, and Jean doesn't specify.   She is newly returned from London and "finding it dark and damp here, though the bungalow is so changed and improved that you wouldn't know it."Suggests "It would be fun to meet.")    
       
  15 Aug 1975 .   "No, I'm afraid I don't know anyone called A.W.  Gouise.   But I don't know many people in this village...."  1s.   (Jean's last letter to me.  Acknowledging our London meeting shortly before and suggesting I ring her if I am in her vicinity.)    
       
  No date.  "Of course I should love to see you if you are in Devon...."  Typed  and signed letter, 1s.   (She had just acquired a telephone and sent me her number.   Suggested I ring after 6.0 pm, as she was working at present.   Does not say on what.)    
       
  (See also Series 2:  Correspondence:  Deutsch Ltd., Andre)    
       
       
5:7 Foster, Henry .   1975.    
  Fraser, Antonia .   1969-1975.    
  Friedman, B.H to Jean Rhys.   1969.   (See also Series 1:  Writings:  Works by others)    
       
  Gerhard [?], Roberto to Jean Rhys.   1957.    
  Gill, Allan to Jean Rhys.   1981.    
  Gotlieb, Howard B. to Jean Rhys.   1973.    
  Graubard, Phoebe to Jean Rhys.   1975.    
       
5:8 Hallman, Frank to Jean Rhys.   1975.    
  Hamer, Alec to Jean Rhys.   1959-1966.    
  Hamer, Frederick.   (See  Series 2:  Correspondence:  Deutsch Ltd., Andre; Vaz Dias, Selma)    
  Hamer, George Victor Max to Jean Rhys.   1965.   (See also Series 2:  Correspondence:  Stoner, Oliver; Series 4:   Personal Papers)    
  Hamilton Ltd., Hamish to Jean Rhys.   1938.   (See also Series 2:  Correspondence:  Deutsch Ltd., Andre:  Hamilton Ltd., Hamish; Vaz Dias, Selma)    
  Hammond, John .   1974.    
  Hammersley, Violet to Jean Rhys.   1939.   (See also Series 2:  Correspondence:  Vaz Dias, Selma)    
  Hampson, Mavis to Jean Rhys.   1973.    
  Henshaw, Michael .   1968-1975.   Photocopies.    
5:9 Hill, Jo to Diana Melly.   Incomplete date.    
  Hill, Jo to Sonia and George Orwell.   1977.   Includes color brochure for the Danieli Royal Excelsior, Venice, Italy.   (See also Series 2:  Correspondence:  Deutsch Ltd., Andre:  Stevens, Gini; Stevens, Gini)    
  Holmes, Dorothy to Jean Rhys.   1931.    
  Holt, Norah to Jean Rhys.   1932.    
       
       
  Hughes, Olwyn.  (All are from Jean Rhys unless otherwise noted).  1965-1976, incomplete date and no date.    
5:10 Typed draft account of Olwyn Hughes's relationship to Jean Rhys and her description of her correspondence with Jean Rhys, 2p.    
       
  [23 Nov 1965.]   "I was glad to hear from you again.   Please come to see me when you are in Devon...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  [22 Dec 1965.]    "Thanks for your card.   I hope you will come to Devon soon, then I'll explain the situation which is fairly complicated...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  23 Jan 1966.   "This is a formal authorization to represent me in selling my novels Postures and After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie  and the short stories in England and on the Continent. " Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  23 Jan 1966.   "I liked seeing you - all of you - very much indeed...I didn't realize your brother was Ted Hughes...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  2 Feb 1966.   "I had a card from Mr. Wyndham who said he'd written to you.   I'm sure he'll do anything he can, and he has a copy of Mackenzie...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s.    
       
  20 [Feb 1966].  "On Friday I think it was Friday someone came to see me and I think it was you, was it? I was having a bath and the visitor called...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  25 Feb 1966.  "It didn't sound at all like your voice as I remember it...The situation about Selma is complicated as I told you...."   Handwritten and signed letter, 4s.    
       
  6 May 1966.  "I've written to John Smith and when he comes back from his holiday he'll let me know all the ins and outs...Yes I think Selma has not behaved very well...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  23 Jun 1966.  "Yes it is a long time since I heard from you - was making up my mind to write and ask how things are going...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  30 Jul 1966.  "I wasn't sure if the address you wrote from would find you...If it's at all possible could I have the copy of Postures back...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s.    
       
  4 Aug 1966. "Thanks for your letter, it was nice to hear from you...Postures and Left BankPostures is still with a flim director...."   carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  11 Aug 1966.  "I hope you like your new flat - it sounds attractive...I think I ought to have a holiday now - it's urgent.   I won't be much good till I get one!...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  No date.   "You may remember I wrote you quite a time ago when I was living in Devonshire.   I'm still sad to go into libraries (where I always look under "R" for your books in the files and never find a thing)...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
5:11 14 Oct 1966.   "I just talked to Diana Athill.   She tells me you will be in London for the book coming out...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  22 [Oct 1966.]  "I was so glad to hear from you...I'm coming up on the 27th and oh my dear I am so panicky.   I've lived so long alone that I feel a savage...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  11 Nov 1966.   "First many many congratulations.   I read the reviews with sheer delight - though I felt none of them quite put their finger on matters...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  13 Nov 1966.  "When I was in London I rang you several times but had no luck...John Smith tells me that my affairs are too complicated now for me to have two agents...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 4s.    
       
  14 Nov 1966.   "Not to worry! I just spoke to John Smith on the phone and read me part of his letter to you.   I'm really not surprised you felt you had to forget our agreement...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  15 Nov 1966.  "I fear I have got into a terrible muddle over various 'rights' and some blame ought to be laid on this fearfully depressing place...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  17 Nov 1966.   "You are an artist - and now one who has received her due recognition...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  18 Nov.   "Just a word - the Chatto business has worked out nicely and Miss Smallwood has gracefully handed back the rights...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  21 Nov 1966.  "Your letters telling me I've nothing to fear so comfort me...My dear I would leave England tomorrow if I could...."  Handwritten and signed letter,  3s.    
       
  3 Dec 1966.   "I saw Diana Athill yesterday to discuss the contracts for Postures, Mackenzie and the Stories.   They proposed the same terms as for the other books...."   Carbon copy typed letter, 2s.    
       
  5 Dec 1966.  "Thank you for your letter...Christy and Moore have sent my 'agreement' with Selma Vaz Dias to Andre Deutsch...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s.    
       
  6 Dec 1966.   "How can I cheer you up? Though by now something has surely happened to put you in a happier mood...Now, the conditions.   The ones for Sargasso, Midnight  and Voyage were frankly not terribly good...."   Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  10 Dec 1966.  "Thank you for your optimistic letter and thanks for the books.   I've read A Moveable Feast  rather spiteful I think - perhaps he didn't really write it...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s.    
       
6:1 No date.  "This in haste to let you know...I am leaving here tomorrow (thank God!) for a fornight's stay in Brighton...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  19 Feb 1967.   "I wonder how you feel to be back in Devon again after your break in Brighton...Andre Deutsch was quite adamant about the 5% for film and dramatic rights...."   Carbon copy typed letter, 2s.    
       
  24 Feb 1967.   "Many thanks for your letter.   I do hope the Greenslades are recovered...I prepared the stories for Diana who asked for them all...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  2 Mar 1967.  "I meant and wanted to answer your letter at once but I haven't been very well...Mr. Greenslade is still not able to drive and it makes this place more of a prison than ever...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 3s.    
       
  7 Mar 1967.  "Yesterday I posted a letter to Diana explaining the corrections I'm anxious to make in 'Fifi' and 'Vienna'...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s.    
       
  13 Mar 1967.  "I hate to bother you...but if you can let me know Mr. [Gunn's] address in St.   Ives I'd so much like to fix up about the photographs...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  16 Mar 1967.   "A lovely sunny blowy day today...Ander Gunn:  Yes if you like write to him yourself to suggest a date - I should suggest a couple, then he can choose which suits him...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  Saturday 1967.  "I had your letter with Ander Gunn's address all right just after I'd written to Diana.   I wanted to get it done as soon as possible to send to America...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  22 Mar 1967.  "Thanks for the address...I'll get it all fixed up soon after Easter I hope and though I don't like being photographed it will be a great relief...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  3 Apr 1967.   "    "As soon as I had the address I wrote to Mr. Gunn - I gave him several dates (but April 6th was the first) and asked him to let me know...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  6 Apr 1967.   "It's odd you have not heard from Ander Gunn.   Perhaps by now you have? Anyway I dropped him a card to ask him to let you and I both know when he can do the photographs...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  18 Apr 1967.   "Photograph:  So sorry this has been such a confusion.   Ander Gunn is coming down on Friday evening...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  22 Apr 1967.  "Ander Gunn came yesterday evening and took some photographs.   He was very nice and I hope that one or two will be successful...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  24 Apr 1967.   "So glad Ander made it.   I wonder if meanwhile you could let me have a print of one of the Exeter ones...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  1 May 1967.  "The photographer sent this along this morning.   There in another, not smiling, which might be more suitable...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  2 May 1967.   "Just as I was reading your letter, Ander phoned.   The photographs have come out, he's done 7, and he likes them very much...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  3 May 1967.   "Dom Moreas would like to come and see you for Nova middle of this month...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  5 May 1967.  "I'm answering you at once about Dom Moreas.   Of course I'll be very pleased to see him and will be quite sure to have a bottle of whisky...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  10 May 1967.  "If this interview with Nova really comes off my day will [too], but will you give me as much - I mean as long - notice as you can...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  10 May 1967.   "Nova:  I'm terribly sorry all this photographing is getting on your nerves...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  12 May 1967.  "A line in a hurry.   The 21st willsuit me very well indeed and I'm looking forward to meeting Dom Moreas...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  17 May 1967.  "Have just realized that the 21st is a Sunday.   I've made arrangements for that date but if it's a mistake (don't suppose it is) will you wire me for a letter may not reach me in time...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
6:2 22 May 1967.  "Miss Froshung and a photographercame yesterday.   So nice and I do trust it was ok...I am getting very concerned about the non-arrival of Mr. Gunn's photographs...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s.    
       
  31 May 1967.   "Please please forgive me for not writing and sending Gunn's photos sooner...I asked Mademoiselle if they wanted a photograph and was hoping to hear from them which I have not yet done, also I wondered if Nova wouldn't like one of them...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 2s.    
       
  2 Jun 1967.  "So relieved to hear from you as I feared you must be ill or something...The photographs haven't arrived yet...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  2 Jun 1967.   "At last the photographs went off to you today.   I sent one of the best ones to the Evening Standard...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  3 Jun 1967.  "The photographs arrived this morning.   Thank you for sending them.   I'm afraid you'll think me very perverse when I tell you that I dislike some of them very much...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  5 Jun 1967.  "I don't feel very calm about the photographs but I will try to write calmly.   First then I do not wish those photographs to be copyrighted, or to be owned by anyone except myself...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 4s.    
       
  5 Jun 1967.   "Oh, please, not to worry.   We certainly won't use any photographs you don't like...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 2s.    
       
  7 Jun 1967.  "Your letter was such a relief to me! I was certainly worried...You know I have been at Cheriton Fitz for seven years quite alone, and it's been a pretty hard struggle to keep anything of myself alive...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  10 Jun 1967.  "I had a letter from Sally Williams this morning telling me that her article was postponed (?) because of the Middle East situation...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  12 Jun 1967.   "I've been trying to get the photographs out of Nova (likewise Judy's article from her) for the past fortnight...I phoned Sally Williams this morning...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  13 June.  "I was so relieved to have your letter this morning.   No, no I do not wish to scrap all the photographs...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  Thursday 1967.  "I heard from Penzance a few days ago.   I'm really disappointed Mr. Green isn't there any longer.   His wife said that he's sometimes gets away for a week...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  17 Jun 1967.  "Nova sent me the prints this morning.   I don't like the one they've enlarged and have told them so...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
6:3 19 Jun 1967.   "I'm sorry you're still being bothered about photographs.   We'll never let another photographer get near you...."  Typed and signed letter, 1s; Carbon copy typed letter of same.    
       
  19 Jun 1967.  "I would not have given that interview to Nova unless you had assured me that I'd have some say about the photograph to be published...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s.    
       
  21 Jun 1967.   "Just a note to let you know that I at last spoke to Ruth Inglis who assured me that Nova would only enlarge the photograph you had put a cross on...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  22 Jun 1967.  "About the photographs.   Yes it would be quite all right if Ander Gunn can do the copies in 10 days...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  24 Jun 1967.  "I do agree - to hell with publicity - it's all wrong.   Really my candid camera days are over and my tape recorder days too...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  28 Jun 1967.   "Herewith Judy Froshaug's [sic] piece.   I think it's very sweet - a bit colourless maybe - with nothing to object to...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  10 Aug 1967.  "Have you got back to London yet? I do hope so (and I hope you've enjoyed your holiday.)  I'm rather concerned about the Nova article and the photograph they intend to publish with it, if any...."   Carbon copy typed letter, 2s.    
       
  5 Sept.   "Sorry I have been silent so long.   I was in Dublin seeing authors and a play by a client James McKenna...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  9 Sept.  "I thought Ruth Inglis a bit tart not to say more.   I really imagined I had some control over the photograph published or I wouldn't have given the interview...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s.    
       
6:4 24 Feb 1968.  "I haven't completely vanished.   But such a long story - I went up to London at Christmas time and as soon as I came back got flu badly...Did W.H.   Smith get in touch with Ander Gunn...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  14 May 1968.   "I hope to come down to Devon shortly and will let you know a few days before...I went the ther evening to hear Jean Louis Barrault talk about Claudel...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  18 [May] 1968.  "I got your message this morning...I think this story is a bit condensed, cramped.   But Francis Wyndham likes it...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  20 May 1968.   "Thanks so much for the copy of My Dear Darling Mr. Ramage.   I love it...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  [circa May-Jun] 1968.  "So glad you like 'Mr. Ramage'.   Of course I'll be delighted to see you at the weekend and will look forward to it.   I've a carbon copy
which I'll give you then...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.
   
       
  [circa May-Jun] 1968.  "Enclosed the carbon copy.  I see that it's been corrected already.   Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  28 Jun 1968.  "Of course I'm delighted that the Times Saturday Review have taken 'Mr. Ramage'.   You are really wonderful for I wasn't very pleased with it...."   Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  19 Jul 1968.   "Just a note to send you the Times money which just arrived for 'Dear Darling Mr. Ramage'. They were not able to tell me exactly when they will print it...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  15 Aug 1968.  "I am very anxious to make a few alterations in Postures which they are going to publish as Quartet  I'm glad to say...."  Fragment, Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  19 Aug 1968.   "Herewith your cheque for 'Dear Darling Mr. Ramage' from the Times...As regards Postures, as no doubt she told you by now, Diana has been rather ill...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  24 Aug 1968.  "Thanks for the Times cheque - very welcome.   I don't quite know what to do about Postures.  I'd hoped to get hold of the book before it went to the printers...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  [Sept] 1968. "Here is `Leaving School' now `Overture'.   It's full of typist's errors which I hadn't noticed.   I've corrected them...."  Handwritten and signed letter, m1s.    
       
  13 Sept 1968.   "An extremely charming woman at Penguin, Mrs.   Burnley, who would like to meet you some time and who is a great admirer of your work, is starting up a new series rather like the Penguin modern poets but for short story writers...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  18 Sept 1968.  "It's good news that Mrs.   Burnley likes my work and is going to start a new series.   Also about 'Tigers in Germany'.   Here is the situation.   I finished 'Leaving School' for the London and its complete in itself...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  21 Sept 1968.   "Many thanks for your letter...It was absolutely splendid news that you are working on an autobiography...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  23 Sept 1968.  "I suppose the MSS of `Leaving School' or rather 'Overture' has reached you and I hope Mrs.   Burnley likes it.   I feel just a bit conscience stricken about it but I don't suppose it really matters...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  25 Sept 1968.  "I wrote you a long letter but the Post Office sold me 3 stamps instead of 5 so I don't know if you ever got it...It was to tell you to arrange things as you think best about selling the stories...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  26 Sept 1968.   "Many thanks for your letters.   Yes, I did get the one about the page proofs of Postures.   I think you should see this anyway; even if it is too late to make major changes, you might still like to alter little things...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  1 Oct 1968.  "I'm glad you got my letters.   I'm very absent minded these days.   Yes I did cut 'Overture' alot.   It was meant for Alan Ross' 'Leaving School' series...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  10 Oct 1968.  "Thanks for sending `Overture'.   You know I have thought of using [---] and realise it would be more acceptable in some ways.   But I am very anxious to be honest and tell the truth so far as it can be told...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  11 Nov 1968.   "Very much overdue your royalties have arrived for Tigers are Better Looking from Andre Deutsch.   I attach accountings...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  23 Nov 1968.   "Thank you for your letter and cheque from Andre Deutsch.   Yes, I am very pleased about the sale to Penguin's 'Temp Perdi' and 'I Spy a Stranger'...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 2s.    
       
  Dec 1968.  "Thank you very much for your decorative Christmas card - so cheering.   I did go shopping for cards but the crowds daunted me - I think I went to the wrong shop for they all seemed very silly...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
6:5 2 Jan 1969.   "Happy New Year to you...Jean, I wonder what your accountant's like? Is he somebody who knows about writers and so?...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  8 Jan 1969.  "I had your letter yesterday afternoon.   It was good of you to send another account and very careless of me not to keep my papers in order...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  9 Jan 1969.   "Thanks for your letter.   It is quite absurd that your Bank should look after your tax.   A writer can claim on anything from pencils to electric light...I will tell Michael Henshaw, the accountant, not to wear you out and not to stay long...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  11 Jan 1969.  "Here is the contract signed.   I am very pleased about it of course.   I'll be here if Mr. Henshaw calls tomorrow afternoon and perhaps something can be fixed up for next year...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  18 Jan 1969.  "Mr. Henshaw came to see me last Sunday and was very nice.   I explained that I'd already put the tax affair into the hands of the bank (because I didn't know what else to do)...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  21 Jan 1969.   "Thanks so much for your letter.   I am glad you like Michael Henshaw.   I think he is a friend as well as an accountant (incidentally, he is much richer than any of his clients and they all feel very fond of him).   At least you won't have to worry any more....."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  19 Feb 1969.   "I enclose accountings for the first half of the payment from Penguin for the two stories, plus my cheque...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  24 Feb 1969.  "Thank you for your letter and cheque which cheered me up alot...The day after I last wrote to Mr. Henshaw I had a letter from the bank...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  3 May 1969.  "The books arrived yesterday morning - thanks.   And the Penguins were just what I wanted.   Mr. Henshaw said that I mustn't worry about tax too much...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  14 May 1969.   "I am sorry you have not had your book yet.   There were several requests from film companies and so on and I broke into the package, ordering more copies at the same time from Andre Deustch to replace them...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  16 May 1969.   "I am sorry to hear of your mother's death - you did say in one of your letters that she wasn't very well...I wondered a bit when the free copies didn't arrive, but all is well now and they'll be free early next week I expect...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  17 May 1969.  "The cheque came just at the right moment! The bank had sent my new book to the London address (cheque book I mean).   I've no idea why.   So at the end I had no money and no means of getting any and was quite worried...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  21 May 1969.   "Many thanks for your note and I hope by now you have received copies of your books...At last your royalties have come from Deutsch but they have not included your advance for the sale of the German rights of Tigers that I arranged...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  22 May 1969.  "Thanks very much for your letter and cheque...No, the books haven't turned up yet - everything at the post office has gone haywire and no more telegrams so perhaps they've gone astray...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  27 May 1969.  "Michael Henshaw came down to see me...and I've paid my taxes thank heaven.   He asked me if I've made a will...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  30 May 1969.   "Your parcel has come back and I am sending it out to you again...I asked Michael Henshaw to drop by a couple of copies in case it had not yet arrived.   He will have told you about the film producer who is taking an option towards the purchase of Wide Sargasso Sea...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  30 May 1969.  "I am so sorry to worry you but those two books Quartet  and Mackenzie have not arrived...I read of the international prize your brother won in Florence...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  4 Jun 1969.   "Thank goodness you got the books at last.   Isn't Henshaw nice?...Now about Margaret Ramsay. I thought Henshaw was seeing you this weekend but it seems he did not and I had given him the message that Margaret sold Wide Sargasso Sea but not for 30,000...."   Carbon copy typed letter, 2s.    
       
  16 Jun 1969.   "At last I have managed to get from Andre Deutsch the payment of the advance for the German edition of Tigers are Better Looking in which the German agent, Henmann, was involved...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s, 2 copies.    
       
6:6 16 Jun 1969.   "ACCOUNTINGS.   To and from Hoffmann und Campe as advance on Tigers are Better Looking for German rights...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s, 2 copies.    
       
  21 Jun 1969.  "Thank you for letter and cheque.   I would have answered at once but I've been very busy with letters since the Observer interview...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  16 Jul 1969.  "Thanks for your letter.   I was glad to hear from Alec Waugh.   I met him years ago and like him...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  14 Aug 1969.   "From Penguin Books:  2nd half of advance for 'I Spy a Stranger' and 'Temps Perdi' in Penguin Modern Stories...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s, 2 copies.    
       
  17 Aug 1969.   "Penguin have now brought out the first short story books with your two stories in it.   No doubt you've seen some of the lovely mentions about you, Alan Sillitoe was here the other night and said that he thought 'I Spy a Stranger' one of the best short stories he read...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s, 2 copies.    
       
  23 Aug 1969.  "Thank you for letter and cheque -  very welcome as I seem to be spending alot...Perhaps you have heard that Sargasso Sea may be bought by a film company...Selma's enormous claims on all my books have been such a burden on me...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  8 Oct 1969.   "I wonder how you are getting on, and if you ever completed the story you had with a couple of pages missing.   Argosy wrote to me the other day saying they would be very keen to publish a new story by you...   Don't worry about Selma...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  17 Oct 1969.  "Thank you for the cheque...The Selma Vaz Dias thing got me down and I've been brooding over it.   Not very logical - for if she is one of the [meanest] women alive I am one of the stupidest!...."   Handwritten and signed letter, 3s.    
       
  18 Oct 1969.  "They won't accept this cheque at the bank as they say it isn't made out to anyone...."   Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  21 Oct 1969.   "Thank you for your letters of 17th and 18th October.   Herewith the cheque corrected...You speak of the French translator writing to you.   This is Mercure de France who bought a selection of the stories from Tiger...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  22 Oct 1969.  "Thanks for cheque.   When I looked at your account properly I saw the French sale as large as life! My memory is like a sieve these days...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  25 Oct 1969.   "I talked to Patrick Garland the other day about his ideas for dramatising Quartet .   I think his ideas are very good indeed and that he has a very true feeling for the subtlety of your work...."   Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  27 Oct 1969.  "I'd like to see Patrick Garland very much, but don't know where to write to...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  29 Oct 1969.   "I am sorry I wasn't clearer.   Do write the dates when you can see Patrick Garland to me and I will have him write to you."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  5 Nov 1969.  "I've just written to Patrick Garland giving him the choice of four dates this month...Am glad about the Dutch sale...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  11 Nov 1969.  "I had a letter from Patrick Garland to say that he was coming to see me on November 14th.   But he didn't say what train he'd take or when he'd arrive at Exeter...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  13 Nov 1969.   "I immediately phoned Patrick Garland who told me that he had written to you.   I am so glad you liked the French translations of Tigers.   I thought it was a delightful volume...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  19 Nov 1969.  "Patrick Garland came down here the other day and we talked about Quartet ...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
6:7 24 Feb 1970.   "I have been wondering vaguely how you are for weeks and its nice to have occasion to write you on a practical basis.   I enclose a cheque in payment of purchase of 'I Spy a Stranger' for Dutch magazine Elegance.   It's Dutch rates but better than nothing...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s, 2 copies.    
       
  26 Feb 1970.  "Thanks for letter and cheque...I haven't been lucky lately for after a long time of not being very well I ended by hurting my back.   So now I have to lie flat in bed...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  18 Mar 1970.   "Just a note to ask you to do a small favour for Judith Burnley.   She is collecting her editions all signed by authors.   Could you sign this and return it in its little box to me...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  20 Mar 1970.  "I was glad to hear from you.   I'm afraid that the injury to my back - my spine - is rather serious - the worst aspect of it being that I can't sit up and write for longer than an hour at most...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  30 Apr 1970.   "Herewith the royalty accounts from the books with Deutsch and also a small payment from Penguin who have already sold enough copies to cover the 100 [pound] advance on the stories there...."   Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  5 May 1970.  "Thank you very much for sending the cheque...My dear, I'm afraid this last year hasn't been very good for work.   Things started to go wrong last summer - my health I mean - and I have never gone right since...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  2 Jun 1970.   "Many thanks for your letter of 27th May.   I should be very happy, indeed very honoured to act as one of your literary executors and I'm confirming this to Henshaw.   I think there should be three really and I'd suggest Maryvonne should be the third...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  5 Jun 1970.  "Thank you for your letter and the magazine.   I'm very pleased and relieved that you will act as one of my literary executors.   I made Maryvonne my executor but I doubt if she knows much about the literary side of it...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  2 Nov 1970.   "The Deutsch royalties came early lastmonth but Penguin only just arrived so I have delayed rather sending them off to you...I wonder how the autobiography is progressing and if any parts are completed that you could send alone...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  6 Nov 1970.  "Many thanks for the cheque.   I've wanted to write to you for some time...The truth is that I have not been well for a long time...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  11 May 1971.   "I've been meaning to write you for some time but was waiting for the Penguin money to come which was long overdue but came at last.   I hope you got home safely and had a nice time with your daughter...."   Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  24 Oct 1971.   "Herewith your royalties statement for the six months from 1st of January to 30th June this year.   Quite a nice bit again from Andre Deutsch. You have the same publisher in America, Harper & Row as Ted and Sylvia and I keep informed from their editor on how your books are doing there...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  27 Oct 1971.  "Thanks very much for your cheque...Yes September and October have been really lonely times (up to date).   I have Maryvonne staying with me for while and am really enjoying it...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  30 Oct 1971.   "It was lovely to hear from you.   I'm glad you've got your daughter there...I'd be fascinated to see the horror story you speak about...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  29 Dec 1971.  "Thanks so much for your Christmas card.   This is to wish you a lucky and happy New Year and to tell you that I'm coming up to London early next month...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  18 Feb 1972.   "I wonder how you are and how Christmas was and if you are still in Devon...I just heard from Deutsch that they have sold French rights of Quartet  and Mr. Mackenzie to Denoel...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  23 Feb 1972.  "Just had your letter, and am of course delighted.   I'm in London at the Eaton Place Hotel...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  24 Apr 1972.   "Herewith once more the royalty statement.   I wonder how you are getting on and how you are feeling...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  27 Apr 1972.  "Many thanks for your letter and cheque...My dear please do not think me lazy or quite dried up.   I don't feel that I am.   But for the last year and more I haven't been well at all...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  29 Apr 1972.   "Many thanks for your letter...No, of course I don't think you're lazy or dried up.   I think you're absolutely wonderful...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  1 Oct 1972.   "I am enclosing herewith your accountings up to the end of June.   How are you.   I haven't been down to Devon for ages but hope to visit it before the winter really sets in...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
6:8 14 Mar 1973.   "I hear you were in London recently and I was sorry to have missed you.   By the time I saw our array of photographs in the Sunday Times you'd gone back...I'm sending you herewith three copies of Quartet  in French...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  22 Mar 1973.   "I'm sorry you were upset by all the blank pages in Quartet  .   I don't think it distracts from the book at all...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  28 Mar 1973.  "Thanks for answering me so promptly.   No, I'm not exactly 'upset'.   More very puzzled.   For I've looked at a copy again and towards the end of the book whole pages are blank...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  8 May 1973.   "I've checked carefully through the French translation of Quartet  with the Penguin edition. The only thing seems to be that for the little separate chapters they have occasionally left a page in order to begin each chapter on a right hand page...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 2s.    
       
  9 May 1973.  "Thanks for cheque...The copies of the Quartet   translation that I got had so many blank pages at the end that the book was meaningless...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  11 May 1973.   "I am so very relieved that your queries about the blanks in the book have been resolved.   My own copy seemed perfect and I was a bit mystified by what you meant...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  13 May 1973.  "I've finished a short story which Francis Wyndham thinks is saleable.   Shall I send it to you?...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  17 Jul 1973.   "Francis Wyndham 'phoned yesterday to say that he had another story of yours that he's going to put in the Sunday Times Magazine...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  10 Sept 1973.   "Your cheque just arrived today for the 300 [pounds] for 'Insect World' as published in the Sunday Times.   This was a very nice coup...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  12 Sept 1973.   "Here's the letter that wasn't copied out yesterday.   I wrote Miss De Courtivron a letter saying I was approaching you about the idea...."  1s with Carbon copy typed letter to Isabelle de Courtivron, 12 Sept 1973.    
       
  29 Oct 1973.   "I wonder if you are coming to London.   I saw Sonia briefly the other evening at a poetry reading...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  29 Oct 1973.  "This letter should have been written some time ago.   I asked Francis Wyndham to telephone you about letting Gini Stevens try to sell the last three stories I have written...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  No date.   1973.  "Thanks for your letter and the splendid news of sale to the U.S. paperbacks...  It's  nice of you to have given the sale of the stories to Gini Stevens, who is typing this...."   Typed and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  30 Oct 1973.   "Nice to have your letter.   No I thought it was all decided that Gini Stevens should have the right to see your last three stories.   I wish her very good luck with them...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  29 Apr 1974.   "Herewith the royalties for the books with Andre Deutsch.   The Penguin book is now out of print - whether they will renew it or not I don't know...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  5 May 1974.  "Thanks for your letter and welcome cheque.   Your house and garden sound fine.   Hope I'll see it one of these days...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  2 Jul 1974.   "I hope you are well and enjoying the summer down there...Harper & Row, your American  publishers, have sold 'La Grosse Fifi' to the American magazine Mademoiselle, who will pay $4000 for it...."   Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  20 Jul 1974.  "I was glad to hear from you.   The dinner went off very well and I enjoyed it...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  8 Nov 1974.   "Herewith your royalties for the 6 months ending 30th June...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  8 May 1975.   "There are no royalties to send you this six months as, mysteriously, I've simply got my commission and I suppose the main royalties have gone on to you...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  14 May 1975.  "Thanks for your letter and the book.   I'm afraid that all my affairs seem to be in anawful muddle which I can't get out from down here...."Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  19 May 1975.   "Many thanks for your letter.   I hope you enjoyed the book - by now perhaps you have had time to read it.   The reviews were very good, and I think it's possibly Elaine Feinstein's best book so far...I rang up Diana at Deutsch...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  17 Oct 1975.   "It's such a long time since I've seen you.   I haven't been down to Devon since I last wrote you...Here are the roylaties from Deutsch...."   Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  23 Oct 1975.   "Terribly sorry to hear you are not so well.   I'm sorry too that you are worried about things...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  1 Nov 1975.  "Thank you for letter and cheque.  I've stupidly fallen and hurt my back so must stay in bed for the present...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  2 Nov 1975.  "Thank you for writing - I'm getting better though rather slowly...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  8 Apr 1976.   "Diana phoned me on Tuesday and asked me to send any money I had for you to your bank in Oxford Street...."  Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  Incompelete and undated    
  16 Oct.  "Thanks for cheque.   It's dreary autumn here now and I'm longing to leave Cheriton Fitz...."   Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  22 Dec.  "A very happy Christmas and New Year.  This is instead of a card...There is no news except that I worry about Selma...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  No date.  "Forgive paper but I've run out of anything else and can't go out today.   I had a letter from Diana by this morning's post about the financial year, taxation and so on.   I don't understand all these things, but it does seem that it would be wiser to postpone payment for Mackenzie etc for a time...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  Hughes with others    
6:9 Argosy.   (Quentin Robinson).   1969.    
  Art and Literature .   (Katherine Jeanclos).   1966-1967.    
  Athill, Diana.   (See Series 2:  Correspondence:  Deutsch Ltd., Andre)    
  Chatto & Windus, Ltd.   (Norah Smallwood).   1966.    
  Christy & Moore, Ltd.   (John Smith).   1966-1968.    
  Cohn, Marguerite.   1979.    
  de Courtivron, Isabelle.   1973.    
  Dencel.   (Albert Blanchard).   1973.    
  Harben, Robert (Literary agent).   1968.    
  Kloegman, Rosyln.   1967.    
  Macmillan & Co.   Ltd.   (Elizabeth McDonald).   1967-1968.    
  Mademoiselle.   (Ellen Stoianoff).   1967.    
  Mohrbooks.   (Rainer Heumann).   1967-1970.    
  National Provincial Bank.   1967.    
  Penguin Books Ltd.   (Judith Burnley).   1968.    
  Rupert Hart-Davis Ltd.   (Ajai Mehta).   1966.    
  Shiel & Associates Limited., Anthony.   1977.    
  Straus, Jean.   1974.    
  Sunday Times, The.   (Ralph Nodder).   1973.    
  Wastberg Per.   1966.    
  Unidentified.    
 

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