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 Hum-Rom

Collection 1976-011


6:10 Hume-McKinney, Marie to Jean Rhys.  1969.  Ingalls, Rachel to Jean Rhys.  Incomplete date.    
  James, Louis to Jean Rhys.  1975.    
  Jebb, Julian to Jean Rhys.  1972.  (See also Series 2:  Correspondence:  Vaz Dias, Selma)    
  Joseph Ltd, Michael to Jean Rhys.  1963.    
  Kappers Den-Hollander, Martien to Francis Wyndham.  1981, no date.  (See also Series 1:  Writings:  Works by others)    
  Ker-Seymer, Barbara .  1969.    
  Kilbride, Ann T. to Jean Rhys.  1978.    
       
       
  Kirkaldy, Peggy (All are from Jean Rhys unless otherwise noted).  1931-1978, undated.    
  PLEASE NOTE:  The following letters include 12 letters not published in Jean Rhys Letters edited by Francis Wyndham and Diana Melly, as they were discovered after the book had gone to press.    
       
6:11 1 Mar 1931 .  "I was most awfully pleased to have your letter and to know that you like my book...."   Typed and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  23 Mar 1931 .  "The cocktails did buoy me up - I should say so! I felt very joyous...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s with envelope.    
       
  14 Apr 1931 .  "I'm looking forward to seeing you tomorrow.  Won't you come early? About four?...."   Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  4 May 1931 .  "Don't forget that you're coming to see me tomorrow night about seven?...."  2s with envelope.    
       
  No date.  "You must try to forgive me.  Spiteful was the wrong word - I didn't mean spiteful - I meant it would take too long to explain...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  21 Mar 1941 .  "I must write this quickly while I can and while it's in my heart.  I'm so deeply deeply sad...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  No date.  1945 .  "This is written on an impulse - I don't even know if it will reach you...A few days ago...Leslie died very suddenly...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 5s.    
       
  11 Feb 1946 .  "When you send back Tropic of Cancer (I'm glad you liked it) will you address it to Lt.  [---] G.V.  M. Hamer...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 7s with envelope.    
       
  3 Jul 1946 .  "Tomorrow - God willing - I'll post you [Prater] Violet...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 6s.    
       
7:1 8 Jul 1948 .  "It was such a pleasant surprise - your letter - No I haven't seen [C---] Rhapsody yet but I will do as soon as possible...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 4s with
envelope.
   
       
  9 Mar 1948 .  "I wrote this long [---] to you weeks ago and put it in an envelope formidable - so imagined it was posted...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 4s with envelope.    
       
  No date.  1949.  "Believe it or not I was just going to write to you when the postman knocked and behold a letter with 35 in blue chalk and the rest in [screed] handwriting...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 5s.    
       
  4 Oct 1949.  "Thank you for your warm and glorious letter...My dear about my writing.  I know very well that I ought to start again...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 6s
with envelope.
   
       
  22 Nov 1949.  "I hope you are better, but why oh why do you give pints of blood...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s with envelope.    
       
  6 Dec 1949.  "I am so sorry Peggy my dear but I mislaid your letter...I hope your indigestion is better...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 5s with envelope.    
       
  No date.  1949.  "Thank you my dear for the scent, and I'm sorry my thanks didn't get to you before...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
7:2 27 Jan 1950 .  "Your letter cheered me on a horrible morning...I've seen this [remark] coming for three months but didn't know how to stop it...."  Handwritten and signed letter,
2s with envelope.
   
       
  10 Mar 1950 .  "Thank you for writing.  I don't know if you've heard or have guessed that I'm pretty well sunk without trace...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 6s with envelope.    
       
  12 Apr 1950 .  "I left Beckenham some time ago but when I went back yesterday to sell my books found your letter, am sending this to Colchester...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 6s.    
       
  21 Apr 1950 .  "I said I'd write you a sensible letter and you will get a long incoherent screed and perhaps you'll be worried when you get it or tired and you'll think for goodness sake what is it to do with me...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 6s with envelope.    
       
  22 Apr 1950 to Jean Rhys.  "I am greatly interested in this extraordinary history, but much distressed that it's such a hopeless outlook...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 4s.    
       
  No date.  1950 .  "Max's case comes on tomorrow, he's with his lawyer now and as I'm too weary to tramp about the stony streets I'll talk to you instead...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 10s.    
       
  No date.  1950 .  "Thank you for your letter...Max's case come off on Monday - it is still a muddle so far as I can see...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 4s.    
       
  28 May 1950 .  "I don't know whether you want to hear from me -it's been such a smash up...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s.    
       
7:3 11 Jan 1953 .  "Yesterday I spoke to Selma Vaz Dias on the telephone and she told me that you'd written to her asking for news of me...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with
envelope.
   
       
  18 Jan 1953 .  "I am so sorry you are ill.  It is of course this damnable winter...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 6s.    
       
  4 May 1957 to Jean Rhys.  "At last I see Selma Vaz Dias has discoverd you - I send this letter with love and all best hope for your success...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  10 May 1957 .  "I was so happy to see your handwriting and so sad when I read your letter...I've just come back from hearing Selma's broadcast...."   Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  16 Jun 1957 .  "I've been wanting to write to you for days, but have slaved away at this shack trying to make it less prefab...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  21 Jun 1957 to Jean Rhys.  "Very pleased to get your letter, I do with all my heart wish you well...all success which you deserve and will I am sure find, with the publishing of this novel...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 4s with envelope.    
       
  24 Jun 1957 to Jean Rhys.  "It is so nice to write to you...like that very charming (I daresay) child who wrote, "Dear Miss Rhys after so many year of neglect it cannot mean much when I tell you that my friends, my husband, and myself all like the broadcast...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  5 Jul 1957 .  "Thank you my dear for the handkerchiefs, the bit of [---] shroud my neck proudly, the photographs...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 7s with envelopes.    
       
  Early Jul 1957 .  "I thought this might make you giggle.  I [heared] it years ago - almost word for word - Also a nostalgic photo of Paris...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  11 Jul 1957 .  "Thank you so much for the [violins] which arrived yesterday afternoon just at the right moment to cheer me up...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s.    
       
  30 Jul 1957 .  "I was so pleased to get your [Maria Lawrencia] post card this morning my dear for I've been having one of those moods...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s.    
       
  4 Feb 1958 to Jean Rhys.  "My dear, I was so glad to get your letter, found it very vital and a flashing bit of Jean.  You comfort me; I am so scared, and the beastly cortisone I have to take makes me fee so sick and horrid...."  Typed and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  6 Oct 1978 .  "This is a second letter about the Selma Vaz Dias business which is rather worrying me so I thought I'd better write about it...."  Photocopied typed and signed letter, 3s.    
       
  Incomplete/undated    
  29 Jun .  "Just had your letter which gave me such a vivid picture - and [---] the part about the Martinique upheaval - it must have been very indescribably [---]...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  1 Aug .  "So good to hear from you again.  I do wish you were in a place with trees - personally I really hate the sea...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  19 Aug .  "I agree about moronic crowds.  Somehow its far worse now...their meaningless meanderings...."  3s.    
       
  14 Sept .  "I shall put the nice cat on my screen, I also saw it in Sunday Times, it is the sort of cat I like...."  Typed and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  "Portrait of a Lost Friend."  Julie came from Dominica and was a writer of a strange brilliance.  Perhaps the warmth and colour of her beloved island flowed in her veins....Typed and signed draft with handwrittens revisions, 1p.    
       
  Typed draft biographical piece about Kirkaldy, with handwritten revisions, 2p.    
       
  (See also Series 2:  Correspondence:  Vaz Dias, Selma)    
       
       
7:4 Koerber, William to Jean Rhys.  1973.    
  Kruger Verlag, Wolfgang to Jean Rhys.  1959.    
       
  Larry to Jean Rhys.  1976.    
  Lehmann, Rosamund to Jean Rhys.  1935, no date.    
  Lenglet, Jean to Jean Rhys.  1929-1961.  Some letters are photocopies.    
  Lettres Nouvelle, Le to Jean Rhys.  no date.    
  Leyris, Pierre to Jean Rhys.  1969-1970.    
  Lineaweaver, John to Jean Rhys.  1960.    
  Litherland, Donna .  1975.    
  Litherland, Donna to S.F. Huttner,  Department of Special Collections, McFarlin Library, The University of Tulsa. 1996.  (See also Series 1:  Writings:  Works by others)    
  Lockhart, Lily to Jean Rhys.  1936, 1961.    
  London Magazine, The to and from Jean Ry.  1961-1965, no date.    
  Lyons, Velia A to Jean Rhys.  1931, no date.    
       
7:5 Manfred, Ernest F to Jean Rhys.  1968.    
  McNeill-Moss, Geoffrey to Jean Rhys.  1936.    
  Mellown, Elgin W to and from Jean Rhys.  1971-1973.  Only Mellown letters are originals, all Jean Rhys letters are photocopies.      
  Mellown, Elgin W. to Francis Wyndham.  1972-1982.    
  Mellown, Elgin W. (See also Series 2:  Correspondence:  Deutsch Ltd., Andre:  Mellown, Elgin W.)    
  Melly, Diana.  1973-1979.    
7:6 Melly, Diana to and from Sonia Orwell.  1977-1979, no date.  Includes letters from various individuals written during Melly's stay with Jean Rhys in the winter of 1977-1978.    
  Metcalfe, John.  (See  Series 2:  Correspondence: Scott, Evelyn)    
  Moia, Nelly from Jean Rhys.  1973-1974.    
  Mizener, Arthur to Jean Rhys.  1965.    
  Moermann, Job to Jean Rhys.  1948.    
  Moermann-Lenglet, Maryvonne to Francis Wyndham.  1981, no date.  Includes greeting card found tipped into the manuscript of Smile Please.  (See also Series 1: Correspondence:  Deutsch Ltd., Andre:  Zuidinga, Robert-Henk)    
  Mortimer, Raymond to and from Jean Rhys 1968.  Includes  photocopied typed and signed letter from Rebecca West >Mortimer in reference to Jean Rhys's Royal Society of Literature prize, 1967.    
       
  National Library for the Blind to Jean Rhys.  1968.    
       
  Observer, The to Jean Rhys.  1966, 1969.    
       
       
  Orwell, Sonia (All from Jean Rhys unless otherwise noted).  1964-1977.    
7:7 1 Mar 1964 to Jean Rhys."We are very, very sorry and very distressed to have to tell you that your proof corrections arrived too late...."  Typed and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  2 May 1964 to Jean Rhys.  "It was nice to hear from you because I had been meaning and meaning to write and ask you if you had had any of the reactions we have had to Wide Sargasso Sea...."  Typed and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  17 Nov 1966.  "Yesterday the postman staggered to the door with a large case and it was your present...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 4s.    
       
  30 Nov 1966 to Jean Rhys.  "First of all, please forgive me for typing but my handwriting is so awful that it becomes illegible for more than a brief note.  Secondly, thank you so very much for your lovely letterwhich was so full of explanation and so understandable...."  Typed and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  3 Dec 1966.  "I was so pleased to get your very kind letter.  Everything you propose sounds lovely and such a change from Cheriton Fitz...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  17 Dec 1966 to Jean Rhys.  "Please forgive me for not writing before:  life has been hectic.  I do so hope that your are a little less worried about your business problems...."  Typed and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  21 Dec 1966.  "Thank you for your letter.  There is no need to tell you how much I thank you for the holiday, or how much I'm looking forward to it...."   Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  2 Jan 1967 to Jean Rhys.  "Now yesterday Francis Wyndham and I went to Brighton to look at the hotel we had in mind, and I must say that we think it is nice...."  Typed and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  4 Jan 1967.  "I had your letter yesterday - it all sounds like heaven and I don't know how to thank you for the kind thought...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  7 Jan 1967.  "Mrs.  Greeslade is not well and her husband doesn't wish to leave her, so a friend of theirs - I don't know her name - has very kindly promised to see me safely to Brighton...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  No date.  1967.  "Francis Wyndham came to see me yesterday and told me that you were going to America next week...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  No date.  1967.  "I don't suppose there is the least chance of your getting this before you leave but I did not thank you properly on the telephone...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s.    
       
  18 Feb 1967.  "I wonder whether you have got back to London yet and had my letter thanking you for the pink dress...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  10 Apr 1967 to Jean Rhys.  "I have been meaning and wanting and longing to write to you ever since I got back from America, but it has been such a fearful rush every single minute and then last week I slipped on the stairs and cracked my ribs!...."  Typed and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  13 Apr 1967.  "I was so delighted to hear from you, tho' I'm sorry about the cracked ribs...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s with envelope.    
       
  27 Apr 1967 to Jean Rhys.  "Oh dear I have been meaning to write and say how much I sympathised with your photograph problems...."  Typed and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  29 Apr 1967.  "Your letter this morning so welcome! I was rather at a loss, facing a blank weekend for my book supply has dried up...."  4s.    
       
  2 May 1967 to Jean Rhys.  "I think that photograph is absolutely lovely - I really do.  I'm so pleased to have it...."  Typed and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  6 May 1967.  "I'm so glad that you like the photograph.  It is a bit ironed out and thirtyish but I could get every line wrinkle and hollow put back again...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
7:8 Jun 1967.  "I was so pleased to get your letter this morning.  And the cutting.  It's been such a strain about photographs...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  12 Jun 1967 to Jean Rhys.  "I feel I haven't written for ages but it's not because I haven't thought of you:  it's just because I've been in such an awful rush, with much too much work and all sorts of small and large disasters, like friends dying and leaving helpless dependents who needed looking after...."  Typed and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  14 Jul 1967.  "Maryvonne - my daughter - has been staying with me for ten days...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  21 Jul 1967 to Jean Rhys.  "This is a very quick line just to tell you about the evening at the Royal Society of Literature where Diana graciously accepted a cheque on your behalf! ..."  Typed and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  24 Jul 1967.  "I was so excited the morning your letter came.  And Diana's.  And the cheque...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s.    
       
  30 Aug 1967.  "It is more like November than August down here and I am writing to you to cheer myself up...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  20 Oct 1967.  "...These last few days have been a bit hectic.  Someone from W.H.  Smith came this morning...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s.    
       
  25 Oct 1967.  "Your letter cheered me up as always.  An extra cheer up.  I feel a bit guilty about my decision not to come to London for the award...."   Handwritten and signed letter, 3s.    
       
  7 Nov 1967 to Jean Rhys.  "I am sorry not to have written before, but life's been such a rush:  all my work went wrong -- I mean the proofs were appalling and so had to be re-done:  and then I literally collapsed and couldn't move out of my bed for a few days!...."  Typed and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  9 Nov 1967.  "As I told you, I think, my first reaction was that it would be rather unwise of me to go up to London in December and I said so.  But since then I have changed my mind...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s.    
       
  11 Nov 1967.  "I think our letters crossed. Thank you for yours - I feel I know alot more about what's going to happen...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 4s.    
       
  15 Nov 1967.  "Thanks for your letter of the 14th.  But are your sure your can manage all of us?...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  23 Nov 1967.  "It's so nice of Diana to come to fetch me.  I'll write to her...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  2 Dec 1967.  "I am so much looking forward to seeing you and seeing Diana on the Exeter platform...."   Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  5 Dec 1967 to Jean Rhys.  "Now everything is arranged and you mustn't worry about another thing! We all just hope you enjoy the holiday...."  Typed and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  6 Dec 1967.  "This morning I heard from Diana that you've persuaded the Arts Council to bestow a bursary on me...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  9 Dec 1967.  "We are snowed up here - quite cut off and I think it is very unlikely that I'll be able to meet Diana at Exeter as arranged...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  No date.  1967.  "This is to send you all my love.  Get well soon for even your beautiful house feels empty without you...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  14 Dec 1967.  "Your telegram came just in time to cheer me when I was getting sad too - what with the strike, the blizzard and the intense cold...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s with envelope.    
       
  29 Dec  1967.  "...The last night I was in your lovely house I longed to write to you for I couldn't sleep for a long time.  Now all the words I had ready then have floated away.  So what to do except thank you a hundred times and more...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
8:1 No date.  1968 .  "Your lovely letter reached me on New Years Day and was very welcome indeed for no sooner had I got to Cheriton than I fell into an attack of flu...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  11 Jan 1968 to Jean Rhys.  "I do so hope you are a bit better.  Oh heavens this snow!...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  15 Jan 1968.  "...I don't think I've got flu any more.  This is post flu which is not nice at all...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s.    
       
  No date.  1968.  "I'm so sorry that you're still in bed - hope you'll be better soon and oh my dear I hope I'll be better soon...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  1 Feb 1968.  "I was so pleased to see your brother and his wife today...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  22 Feb 1968.  "...My dear, nothing ever happens here and I mean nothing.  The days glide past very dull...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s.    
       
  28 Apr 1968 to Jean Rhys.  "It seems such a long time since I wrote and I felt rotten about not writing because I know how you wait for the postman! But the thing is I felt so terribly ill and awful...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  1 May 1968.  "It was so nice hearing from you.  I was delighted but very sorry that you've been feeling ill.  I guessed you were in France and hoped you were getting better quickly...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s with envelope.    
       
  23 May 1968 to Jean Rhys.  "I'm SO glad about the French translation.  That's really good news isn't it! I wonder when it will come out...."  Typed and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  25 May 1968.  "When your letter came by theafternoon post I was reading a book called Ice by Anna Kavan...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 4s.    
       
  14 Jun 1968.  "The poster arrived - thank you so very much.  Maryvonne, who was here with her husband on a flying visit, has shown me just how to hang them...."   Handwritten and signed letter, 3s.    
       
  14 Jun 1968 to Jean Rhys.  "The day before yesterday I sent you 2 posters.  I suddenly saw the [S---] one and thought 'What pretty colours'...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  18 Jun 1968.  "You'll have got my letter thanking you for the posters.  I love them and am getting them fixed up so that they won't tear and I can shift them about from room to room...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s.    
       
  10 Jul 1968.  "I hope this will reach you before you leave London.  Do have a resting lovely holiday...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s.    
       
8:2 28 Aug 1968.  "Are you in London? Or will you be there some time in autumn? I thought that you might be as I saw that a book of yours was coming out...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  30 Aug 1968 to Jean Rhys.  "I just got back from America and then your letter arrived yesterday, and though it was a rather sad letter I did love getting it and had just been talking about you to Francis on the telephone...."   Typed and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  2 Sept 1968.  "I do hope this will reach you before you leave London.  I was quite delighted to get your letter of course and do come in October with Francis...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s.    
       
  6 Sept 1968.  "...Congratulations! You must have worked awfully hard.  Now you can relax and autumn will soon be here...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s.    
       
  2 Oct 1968.  "I expect you are in London or soon will be, so I thought I'd write and thank you for the postcard - a lovely place - and talk about your visit to Cheriton this month (perhaps)...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s with envelope.    
       
  9 Oct 1968.  "I feel that I must write at once and tell you that I think your plan for November 2nd is quite lovely and I'm already looking forward to it enormously...." Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  17 Oct 1968.  "This card will tell you all about the Swan at Crediton.  It's just been done up and though there is no central heating there is an electric fire in all the bedrooms...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  23 Oct 1968.  "...I'm very absent minded these days.  The more so because the proofs of Quartet  - they're calling it that thank heavens - have just arrived...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  8 Nov 1968.  "This morning two letters arrived from Diana, official and non-official...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  14 Nov 1968.  "It was so lovely to see you (I've said that before but it is true) it was my Christmas!...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 4s.    
       
  22 Nov 1968.  "I went to Exeter yesterday to get you some cream for Irish coffee...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  2 Dec 1968 .  "...Isn't  Mrs. Greenslade a dear?  She rescues all the stray and starving cats and dogs in Cheriton Fitz (and there're quite a few) and feeds them...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 4s.    
       
  9 Dec 1968 .  "I went into Exeter to shop but the crowds alarmed me and I got no futher than the handkerchief counter...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  15 Dec 1968 .  "The Fortnum and Mason trousers arrived this morning and fit perfectly now...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  30 Dec 1968.  "I'm so glad you like the necklace - I hoped you would.  Mrs. G.  gave me a telephone message but it rather puzzled me because she'd got your name all wrong...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
8:3 22 Jan 1969.  "The other day someone sent me some books - among them the four volumes of George Orwell's Journalism and Letters which I had asked for...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  25 Jan 1969.  "...Someone gave me the George Orwell books - I'd asked for them and I was enjoying them so much that I thought I must write and tell Sonia at once...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s.    
       
  15 Feb 1969    "I was so pleased to get your letter.  We've been snowed up here for what seems ages - the roads too slippery to go out...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s.    
       
  3 Apr 1969.  "Thank you so much for the lovely Easter egg...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  4 Apr 1969.  "I was expecting a completely blank day - no letters, no newspapers, so when yours of the 2nd arrived this morning it was such a nice surprise...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 4s with envelope.    
       
  23 Apr 1969.  "...It will be lovely if Francis and yourself (yourself and Francis) can get down to Devon...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s.    
       
  10 May 1969.  "...I gave a very mini party on the 8th to celebrate - but as my free copies haven't turned up I think perhaps the publication's been postponed or something...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  20 May 1969 to Jean Rhys.  "Just back and found your letter and am writing in haste to say Francis and I are glad we're not coming this w-end because we've just discovered it's Whitsun which would make the driving v. bad to and from London!...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  22 May 1969.  "I'm expecting Maryvonne tomorrow (great preparations) so I thought I'd write to you at once...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  29 May 1969 to Jean Rhys.  "I've just heard from a very great friend of mine who lives in America that she wants to come and stay with me on the 4th June till the 9th, so would you mind if we put off our visit till later?...."   Typed and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  2 Jun 1969.  "Of course you must see your friend.  Come anytime that suits you and you can manage.  It'll be lovely...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  20 Jun 1969.  "I was so pleased to get your letter though sorry you burned your hand...I had a short note from Francis but he didn't say anything about Biafra...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  27 Jun 1969.  "My brother-in-law Alec Hamer hasasked me if he may spend two or three days here and of course I'm delighted.  He arrives July 4th...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  2 Jul 1969.  "I think alot of Francis in Biafra.  When you have news will you let me know?...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  21 Aug 1969.  "I did not know you were in London till Mr. Powell wrote.  Did you like Algeria?...."   Handwritten and signed letter, 3s.    
       
  29 Aug 1969.  "I'm so very glad that you are coming to see me...I suppose that you will travel on the Saturday morning about tea time...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  6 Sept 1969.  "Good! I'll expect you then at early drinks time on Saturday 13th...I'm a bit perplexed, not exactly knowing what to do but it will be a great relief to talk about it...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  10 Sept 1969.  "Thank you darling Sonia for all the lovely things you are going to bring...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  25 Sept 1969.  "When the postman brought Mary Queen of Scots I was quite delighted...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  25 Sept 1969.  "I did enjoy your visit so much...Yesterday a man from a Dutch paper came to see me...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  26 Oct 1969.  "...I'm rather bewildered about the various translations of Sargasso Sea.  I have it in Finnish, Danish and Norwegian but the French and German editions are of Good Morning Midnight...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  29 Oct 1969.  "...It's so tantalising - I don't hear anything about the fate of Good Morning Midnight..."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  21 Nov 1969.  "I've sent some books under separate cover...There is a Good Morning Midnight in German, a Sargasso Sea in Norwegian and a Tigers are Better Looking...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  22 Nov 1969.  "Thank you for your lovely long letter.  It made me happy to think of you walking about Paris and I'm glad it looked its loveliest...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  24 Nov 1969.  "I've just remembered that when I wrote to you I quite forgot to say that I saw your photograph and thought it attractive, though not half so attractive as you really are!...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  6 Dec 1969.  "I was delighted with the scent - how charming of you...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  21 Dec 1969.  "I don't know how to thank you for being so sweet to me - I was, to tell the truth, thinking of my solitary Christmas rather gloomily when the first present arrived...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s.    
       
  27 Dec 1969.  "Thank you for the pretty things you sent me at Christmas.  I'd have written before but I've had and still have wretched flu...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  29 Dec 1969.  Envelope only.    
       
  31 Dec 1969.  Envelope only.    
       
8:4 7 Jan 1970.  "Yesterday the lovely drink arrivedand today I was able to get a bottle opened...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  No date.  1970.  "My after flu hangs on though better today.  It's dark and damned unpleasantly damp down here...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  6 Feb 1970.  "I was so pleased to get your letter.  I meant to answer it at once but I am going to the dentist and yesterday was such a long business drilling...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s with envelope.    
       
  28 Feb 1970.  "It was so cheering to get your letter for I've unfortunatley hurt my back...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s with envelope.    
       
  21 Mar 1970.  "Thank you so very much for your lovely present.  Just the thing to cheer me up and rive away the blues...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  23 Mar 1970.  "I hope this will reach you in time to thank you for the Fortnum and Mason parcel I had this morning...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  21 May 1970.  "I was so glad to hear from you - it must have been lovely and fine in France no wonder you stayed...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s.    
       
  3 Jun 1970.  "I'm glad that there was a more or less happy ending to Margarite Ducas' troubles...."   Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  20 Jun 1970.  "Maryvonne, who had been staying with me, left yesterday...I believe that Mr. Rosenberg, the film man, intends to come down one day this month...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  6 Jul 1970.  "I was so glad to hear from you.  It's lovely to know that yourself and Francis may pay me a vist soon...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  14 Jul 1970.  "Thank you so very much for including an extract from Good Morning Midnight in your broadcast 'For My Own Pleasure'...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  20 Jul 1970.  "I'll be so delighted to see you on Sunday 2nd...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  28 Jul 1970.  "...I'm looking forward to Sunday so much and I'll expect you any time after lunch is that right?...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  6 Aug 1970.  "...Yes it did seem a short visit but I loved and enjoyed it as you can imagine...."   Handwritten and signed letter, 3s.    
       
  14 Aug 1970.  "Here is the potted autobiography.  Please type it when you feel inclined...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s with envelope.    
       
  22 Aug 1970.  "Thank you so very much for doing the typing.  I'll send one to John Smith of Christie and Moore and one to the Italian girl...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
8:5 21 Sept 1970.  "I was so glad to get your postcard and to know you are enjoying your holiday.  It looks a lovely peaceful place...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.     
       
  27 Oct 1970.  "I was so glad to get your letter and to know you are in London...Maryvonne has been here all last week so we wisked about alot at first...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s with envelope.    
       
  5 Nov 1970.  "When your letter arrived yesterday evening I was feeling very blue indeed.  I've had a sort of flu cold for ages...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  12 Nov 1970.  "...First then thank you so very much for trying to find a hotel for me and for all the trouble you've taken...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s.    
       
  14 Nov 1970.  "So glad and relieved that you've found just the right hotel...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  30 Nov 1970.  "...Could you let me have the address of the nice hotel you found?...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  2 Dec 1970.  "Your letter arrived this morning and I'm so happy about it.  I know I'll enjoy everything.  I can be ready to come to London on the 3rd January...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  7 Dec 1970.  "I won't be able to leave Cheriton Fitz on the 3rd January as I'd hoped.  It will only mean a delay of ten days or a fortnight...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  9 Dec 1970.  "Stewart Hess has just called here to tell me that he had a telephone message from you asking about my health...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s with envelope.    
       
  12 Dec 1970.  "...It would be quite lovely if, as you suggest, you could come down a day or two beforehand and we could go up to London together...."   Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  29 Dec 1970.  "So glad to get your letter.  Of course the weather has been horrible down here as everywhere.  Snow and bitterly cold...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
8:6 7 Apr 1971.  "Well here I am at Cheriton Fitz safe and sound with all my loot and bits and pieces.  Maryvonne was wonderful...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s with envelope.    
       
  3 May 1971.  "I was so glad to get your letter...I thought something [would] happen and sure enough a BBC man turned up and talked me into promising to be interviewed later this week...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 5s.    
       
  14 May 1971.  "Did you read my long letter about Maryvonne? I hope not for though it relieved me - I'd never really thought things out - I hadn't any right to inflict it on you...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  17 May 1971.  "Day before yesterday Mr. [Pridcock] came to see me, bringing his script of Good Morning Midnight...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  4 Jun 1971.  "There's such alot to tell you that I won't know where to start and will keep within correct and unboring limits.  Well about Maryvonne - no my dear I was not a heroic mother at all...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s.    
       
  16 Jun 1971.  "I've managed to get the telephone installed at last...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  11 Jul 1971.  "Have a good time in Poland! and when you come back, do please spare a weekend for Cheriton Fitz...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  2 Aug 1971.  "I was so delighted to get your letter this morning and am looking forward to seeing you again...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  5 Aug 1971.  "...Of course Wednesday 18th will suit me admirably.  I'll look forward to it...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  9 Aug 1971.  "Mr. Greeslade will meet the 4.22 on the 18th...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  23 Aug 1971.  "Your lovely bag arrived this morning - just what I needed...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  24 Aug 1971.  "This is to thank you for the birthday cards...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  12 Oct 1971.  "I think you said you'd be in London early October.  I hope so, for its nice to know that you are within reach...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  20 Oct 1971.  Envelope only.    
       
  19 Nov 1971.  "Your letter reached me just at the right moment.  I was roaming about rather depressed...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s with envelope.    
       
  24 Nov 1971.  "I've written a long letter to Francis explaining about the story...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  30 Nov 1971.  "Thank you for your lovely letter.  I'd have answered at once but I've been having a kind of flu cold...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  11 Dec 1971.  Envelope only.    
       
  16 Dec 1971.  "...My cold or flu or whatever it is hangs on grimly but I do feel a bit better today...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  18 Dec 1971.  "This is to thank you darling Sonia for all the lovely things which arrived today...."   Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
8:7 6 Jan 1972.  "When Diana came down to see me and suggested the Brighton Hotel I told her that I was anxious to spend a few days in London...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  3 Jan 1972.  "...It was an awful Christmas and New Year's.  One of the worst and I'm glad it's over...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s with envelope.    
       
  4 Jan 1972.  "Diana tells me that you thought of booking a room at the Brighton Hotel...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  20 Mar 1972.  "I hope this cheque will cover all you spent for me.  I was a bit bemused at the party and didn't see much of you either...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  28 Mar 1972.  "Your Easter egg arrived this morning...I'm so sorry you've had toothache - it's such a wretched pain...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  11 May 1972.  "...I've heard of [Portmerion] but don't know [it.] When I went to Wales long ago I thought Snowden and all round that part very lovely...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  18 May 1972.  "This morning was so lovely - I thought the weather had changed.  but it clouded over again very soon...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  30 Jun 1972.  "...So rottenly bloody about your car insurance.  I understand so well how you must feel...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  30 Jul 1972.  "Maryvonne arrived yesterday and will stay for a week...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  12 Aug 1972.  "Maryvonne left for Holland early this week and I haven't any other dates except the 21st of August...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  22 Aug 1972.  "Just to let you know how pleased I'll be to see you...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  1 Sept 1972.  "Thank you for all the pretty things you brought.  I like especially the cushion, the [---], and the African violets...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  11 Sept 1972.  "It was so lovely seeing you...I saw Oliver Stoner the other day and he says there's no antique shop in [Morebath]...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  19 Oct 1972.  "This in a hurry to say how delighted I was to hear from you.  Pouring rain, gales of wind and rattling doors night and day were making me a bit [t---]...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  18 Nov 1972.  "Yesterday I heard from Francis that you are thinking of coming to Exeter on December 1st...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  10 Dec 1972.  Envelope only.    
       
  19 Dec 1972.  "...I was rather dreading Christmas but am now looking forward to a peaceful time reading and doing sweet nothing...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  20 Dec 1972.  "Your letter of the 18th got here this morning.  The partidges and the [---] arrive safely, the chocolates from Floris not yet...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
8:8  2 Jan 1973.  "Happy New Year! Have you escaped flu for I haven't.  It's only now at the [---] flu stage (not really very unpleasant) and I believe it was coming on when you were all here...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  3 Jan 1973.  "In haste to let you know that the hotel you've found sounds lovely.  I will telephone today, find out [when] Maryvonne is due and write at once...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  21 Jan 1973.  "This is to let you know that my London visit may have to be postponed for a day or two because I stupidly fell and cracked a rib...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  5 Mar 1973.  "...Maryvonne slept a bit on the train but woke up at Exeter managed to get all our parcels into a taxi and unpacked swiftly...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  15 Mar 1973.  "So glad to get your letter.  Mollie telephoned yesterday to say that she's coming down this weekend - with picture and Jeremy...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  3 Apr 1973.  "...I have a wonderful plan to add two rooms to this place or rather to make the existing rooms larger...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  14 Apr 1973.  "Thanks so very much for the Easter egg.  I always rather dread blank holidays...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  29 May 1973.  "...Well the curtains are up - red in one room blue in the other - and very splendid...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  10 Jun 1973 to Jean Rhys.  "...I couldn't be more pleased that you liked the curtains.  And I long to hear more about your plans for the house...."  Typed and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  14 Jun 1973.  "...I haven't much news except that I feel alot better and have been able to work a bit...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.     
       
  21 Jun 1973.  "It'll be lovely if you can come down.  It's always impossible to guess what the weather is going to do...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  29 Jul 1973.  "This is of course to send my love and to tell you how much I hope that you be able to come to Devon next month or sometime anyhow.  It's also to ask you if Diana Melly is in London...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  24 Aug 1973.  "Thank you for the chocolates and the greetings telegram.  I am so delighted that you liked 'Insect World'...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  2 Sept 1973.  "Will be so delighted to see you both on the 7th...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  10 Sept 1973.  "You were indeed a darling to come down and I loved my birthday.  I see that you didn't take 'Boadilla.' As it's precious, I won't send it by post but give it to Gini to bring to you when she goes back to London...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  25 Sept 1973.  "Jo and Gini have gone back to London.  Jo first, Gini this morning.  It's been a hectic time and I think they've done wonders...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  7 Oct 1973.  "Are you back from Austria I wonder?...I'm looking forward to London and the lovely rest.  I do have a good deal of rest here but it's not the same thing...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  27 Oct 1973 to Jean Rhys.  "I am so sorry not to have written before but the fact is that I had the saddest possible time in Austria and came back with a fearful cold which turned into bronchitis...."  Typed and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  29 Oct 1973.  "I was so delighted to hear from you.  Sorry you've had bronchitis, poor Sonia and poor Francis...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  11 Nov 1973.  "This is to excuse myself for bothering you about Michael Henshaw.  After I'd written I heard from Jo that she (or Gini) had got in touch with him...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  7 Dec 1973.  "Thank you for writing and thanks more than I can say for coming to see me - you and Francis and Peter...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  18 Dec 1973.  "This is to wish you a Happy Christmas and a lucky New Year.  And to send my very best love...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  27 Dec 1973.  "Professor Porter and [---] sister turned up with the parcels.  They were both rather nice...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
9:1 4 Jan 1974 to Jean Rhys.  "...I can't tell you how glad I am you like the changes in the cottage and I just pray that it makes you more comfortable...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  11 Jan 1974.  Envelope only.    
       
  19 Jan 1974.  "We had a minor hurricane here yesterday.  But no damage done except a rickety fence down (on my side luckily) and alot of rain through the various crevices and crannies...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  23 Feb 1974.  "So lovely that you're back or soon will be...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  2 Apr 1974.  "It was lovely to hear from you and to know that you're in London again...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  11 Apr 1974.  "Happy Easter and thanks for the chocolates.  Lovely.  I'm looking forward so much to seeing you in May and Francis I hope...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  7 May 1974.  "I am so sorry that Francis can't manage to come down, but will be enormously pleased to see you to talk to you...."    
       
  14 May 1974.  "I did so enjoy seeing you...I'd been rather depressed about [---] stories - too long and glib, or too short and unfinished...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  24 May 1974.  "...I was always silent, except when drunk or otherwise excited.  Now it's very difficult for me to talk at all except to a few people...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  18 Jun 1974.  "I'm so sorry that those men are still around.  What a nuisance!...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  11 Aug 1974.  "...Hear I am toiling away writing and [---] (at times.  Other times just watching the eternal drizzle)...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  19 Aug 1974.  "Will be so delighted to see you and will pray for fine weather...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  29 Aug 1974.  "Jo and Gini have been in France but are back now - not sure if in London but probably...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  14 Sept 1974.  "...This is to send my love and hopes that you'll be able to get down before the cold weather starts...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  23 Sept 1974.  "I was so very glad to hear from you and I'll be delighted to see you on Oct 4th or 5th whichever suits you best...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.     
       
  3 Oct 1974.  "Just to say that I'm expecting you Saturday and to send my love...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  11 Oct 1974.  "Thank you for your letter, for the lovely lunch and for coming down...I saw the doctor and he said that all I needed was warmth and no worry...."   Handwritten and signed letter, 4s.    
       
  18 Nov 1974.  "This is to thank you for your kindness to Ellen (and Maryvonne).  It seems that she'll get her flat at last...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
9:2 25 Feb 1975.  "Maryvonne rang off too quickly the other day for I'd like to have spoken to you.  Not that I've any exciting news...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.     
       
  14 Mar 1975.  "...Gini is here and though the weather continues wretched - I'd hope for a few fine days...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  Apr 1975.  "So glad to get your letter.  My post (if any) is usually bills and I've no news at all except the snow and whiteness...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  29 May 1975.  "...I think and hope that the stories will be finished by the end of June...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  29 Jun 1975.  Envelope only.    
       
  30 Jun 1975.  "Just to tell you how much I'm looking forward to seeing you on the fifth nextmonth...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  10 Jul 1975.  Envelope only.    
       
  11 Jul 1975.  "...The hotel in Wales sounds heavenly.  But I must try to fit in a short story in London too...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  2 Aug 1975.  "The books [Parad--] Case and Bella Donna arrived yesterday.  Lovely escapism ahead!...."   Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  22 Aug 1975.  "Thank you for Vogue not very accurate.  But still I will spend my birthday with Oliver and Mollie...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  25 Aug 1975.  "Hope you'll get this before you leave London.  Sad not seeing you...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  11 Oct 1975.  "I'm so glad that you are now in London.  I'd planned to come up myself this month but have stupidly managed to fall and damage a rib...."   Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  12 Oct 1975.  "...I am getting better though rather slowly.  It was very bad luck that I wasn't able to come to London with Maryvonne...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s with envelope.    
       
  22 Oct 1975.  Envelope only.    
       
  24 Oct 1975.  "Thank you for writing...I'll just say that my life here has been uncertain, anxious, and worried [---] since the unfortunate agreement about the typing made with Deutch and the Arts Council...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  no date.  1975.  "The young man who types for me sometimes is called Charles [---].  He has started a book affair down here - 19th century novels and poetry especially poetry and rare books in general...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s.    
       
  31 Oct 1975.  Envelope only.    
       
  1 Nov 1975.  "Please write a line or telephone (in afternoon or evening).  It is dreary getting well in November 1975.  I am getting well, if slowly...."   Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  10 Nov 1975.  "The Stanhope Hotel sounds just right (I was rather dreading [---] and I can't thank you enough for finding it...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.     
       
9:3 17 Apr 1976.  This is a shaky line to send my love and thank you for all you've done for me.  Hope it reaches you before you leave for Paris...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.     
       
  Jun 1976.  "How nice to know that you are back. This line was bad and I did not gather all you said.  But do write and tell me that you'll pay me a visit...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  21 Jun 1976.  "...Gini will be here on the 22nd - I think.  But only for a week.  Yes it's good news about Sansbury's...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.     
       
  27 Jul 1976.  "I'm so glad you are back.  Wednesday August 11th is quite okay and I'm looking forward to it...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  16 Aug 1976.  "I enjoyed seeing you so much and lunch was delicious - much the nicest place we've [---] you have discovered in Devon...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  23 Aug 1976.  Envelope only.    
       
  29 Sept 1976.  "...Yes, I agree that it must be a 'money no object' stay this time and that a flat is probably the best bet...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s with envelope.    
       
  4 Oct 1976.  "I was so delighted to get your letter...and relieved for I was starting to wonder how on earth I'd manage in London...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s.    
       
  No date.  1976.  "I'm so very glad you like the stories...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  16 Oct 1976.  "...I'll be driven up to London by Michael Swartz the young man who has been helping me with typing...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 4s with envelope.     
       
  21 Oct 1976.  "I asked Michael to telephone you as I seem to be getting worse and worse at the thing...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 4s.     
       
  25 Oct 1976.  "Thanks for this morning's letter.   Glad I haven't to bring sheets and so on.  Michael misunderstood...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 2s with envelope.    
       
  29 Oct 1976.  "I am so sorry about this ghastly 'flu' which has laid me low.  Unfortunately Janet isn't well either, so I can't lie in bed and get better, but have to trail around rather alot...."  Typed and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  20 Nov 1976.  "Yes, we'll bring the fridge up.  It's a very good idea and nice of your to keep it till we can fix it up in the hotel...."  Typed and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  Apr 1977.  "I do hope you'll get this, didn't realise you were leaving London so soon.  It's to send my best love and very good wish.  I'll miss you quite dreadfully...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  2 May 1977.  "You can imagine how glad I was to get your letter...I am half sad because you are gone (what a gap without you)...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 5s with envelope.     
       
  No date.  1977.  "This is to say hello if you are back from Spain and to send my love...."  Handwritten and signed letter, 3s.     
       
  27 Jun 1977.  "I was so pleased to get your letter...My big news is that the University of Kent is giving me some sort of degree...."  Typed and signed letter, 1s.     
       
  4 Aug 1977.  "Jo was here the other day and tried to telephone you.  I told her that you would be very unlikely to be in Paris during the end of July and August...."  Typed and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  17 Aug 1977.  "I was delighted to get your letter and would have answered before but I have, as usual, been falling about.  This time I hurt my back...."   Typed and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  26 Aug 1977.  "Thanks for your lovely long letter...I'm very uncertain about what's going to happen to me this winter...."  Typed and signed letter, 3s.    
       
  12 Oct 1977.  "I'm off to London for a few days, on the 23rd to be exact...I have been working more or less steadily on the first part of my autobiography...."  Typed and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  Dec 1977.  "...Yesterday we went shopping and Diana and I chose two wonderful dresses for me, one of which will have to be lived up to - the other with baggy [trousers] I like very much...."  Handwritten and signed letter [in Diana Melly's ? hand], 2s.    
       
9:4 6 May 1964.  Sonia Orwell to Francis Wyndham.  "Thank you so much for your letter...I had the most marvellous letter from Jean Rhys.  I can't send it to you because I love the look of it so much, but this is what she said...."   Typed and signed letter, 1s with envelope.    
       
  27 Feb 1976.  Moranda Wood to Sonio Orwell.  "Thank you for explaining so plainly just what sort of help is required.  I am very sorry indeed to hear of Miss Rhys's poor health...."  Typed and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  2 Mar 1976.  Sonia Orwell to Moranda Wood.  "Thank you so much for your kind understanding letter about Jean Rhys...."   Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
       
9:5 Pearce, Maresco to Jean Rhys.  1939.    
  Peters, A.D. to Jean Rhys.  1934-1938.    
  Picolo, J.  Lo to Jean Rhys.  No date.    
  Plante, David to Jean Rhys.  1974, 1978.  (See also Series 2:  Correspondence:  Deutsch Ltd., Andre)    
  Plater, Alan to and from Jean Rhys.  1969-1971.  Only Plater letter an original, Jean Rhys letters are photocopies.    
  Powell, Tristram to Jean Rhys.  1974, no date.    
  Prime Minister, Office of .  1974.    
       
9:6 Radiodiffusion - Television Francaise to Jean Rhys.  1970.    
  Richelot, Germaine to Jean Rhys.  1926-1931, no date.  Includes Typed and signed letter Valentine [---] to Richelot in reference to her work; handwritten and signed letter Richelot to Monsieur; business card for Madame Nicolle.    
  Romilly, Esmond to Jean Rhys.  No date.    
 

 


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