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Jean Rhys archive
Series 2: Correspondence: Ron-Var

Collection 1976-011


  Ronson, Robert Herbert (All are from Jean Rhys).  1968-1975.    
9:7 17 Oct 1968.  "I was so pleased to hear from you. This is a rather solitary place, as you can imagine...Iím so glad you liked Sargasso Sea...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  29 Oct 1968.  "Thanks so much for your letter and the very charming present. I would have written before but Iíve been correcting some very tiresome proofs with a printerís error on every other page...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  10 Dec 1968.  "Thank you so much for your letter. It cheered me up on a very dark morning...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  17 Dec 1968. "Thank you so much for telling me such an easy and pleasant way of getting back to Dominica. I wish I could set off at once!...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  15 Jan 1969. "It was very kind of you to post me the January Travel about Portugal...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  27 Jan 1969. "Thank you for your letter. It is exceedingly kind of you to say that you will escort me to Portugal and back again...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  5 Apr 1969. "I am so sorry for my long silence...I think it tremendously kind of you to offer to see me safely to Portugal...But Iím afraid I ought to have someone with me (at the hotel I mean). I simply donít feel able to cope by myself...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  19 Apr 1969. "Thank you for your letter. I think that by [June] I will have seen my daughter - also Iíll probably know how much Iím going to be taxed...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  7 May 1969. "Thank you so much for your letter and for the books. Just what I wanted as Iím now wading through a library book about Julius Cesear and the Gallic wars which I find tedious...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  17 May 1969.  "Iíll look forward to the books...Iíve been having some painting done and at last it is finished...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  20 May 1969. "Thanks so much for the books which arrived safely. Iíll keep them in their nice little box...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  27 Jul 1969. "Thank you for your very interesting letter. I have answered you before but ever since that OBSERVER article Iíve been snowed under with letters...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  1 Sept 1969. "Dear Herbert, (For I suppose we are on Christian name terms) - Of course I know that you are very busy. Iíve been busy too and not very satisfactorily...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  2 Oct 1969. "The books arrived this morning. Thank you so much - a very interesting lot...Yes I like thrillers when they are good...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  22 Oct 1969. "Thanks for the books...Iím pining and longing to get away from Cheriton Fitz but the truth is that Iím too much of a crock to do so easily...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.
 
   
  30 Dec 1969. "I canít write a long letter for Iím down with wretched flu...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.
 
   
9:8 10 Jan 1970.  "What a pleasant surprise! My flu still lingers but (itís been bad in the village) I canít go out - as weather awful...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  30 Mar 1970.  "Thanks for writing. It was nice to hear from you again...I do hope that youíll manage to get to Devon this spring - it would be fun to meet you again. And of course Iíd much like to read your diary...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  30 Jun 1970.  "Thanks for your letter. Of course I understand that you are terribly busy and that everything takes time. I talk persistantly about going away for the winter because Iíve longed to for years...Perhaps the nicest thing would be to go to Holland...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  Incomplete date, 1970.  "Thank you so much for the books - for all of them a lovely lot - but especially for the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  15 Jul 1970.  "Thank you so much for your letter. Itís very clear and will help alot. I know now just how to get my passport and will do so in the next week or so...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  24 Jul 1970.  "Thank you for your letter. And thanks too for the Grimm stories. How did you know I liked fairy tales?...So far as I know Maryvonne is still in Spain...As soon as I know sheís back in Holland, Iíll write to her and make definite plans...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  31 Aug 1970. "Many thanks for your letter and enclosures. Itís a very good idea to get the Medical Form signed. Iíve heard about the miles you have to walk at Heathrow and was rather dreading it...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  15 Sept 1970.  "Thanks for the information about hotels...I have applied for my passport and I will take the form for the doctors to fill up one day early next week...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  29 Sept 1970.  "I enclose the doctorís certificate and Iíve got a visitorís passport to Holland which is valid for one year...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  3 Oct 1970.  "Your letter arrived this morning and I was very glad to get it. As I told you Maryvonne gets here on the 20th...Yes I do see why she thinks that going to Holland might be a very worrying business and perhaps a bit risky for me...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.
 
   
  3 Nov 1970.  "Thank you for your letter...I donít think youíll be surprised to hear that the cost of this holiday has rather alarmed me...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  16 Nov 1970. "Iím so sorry not to have answered...Of course it will save much trouble if you or your office pays for my hotel, etc but wonít it make the holiday a very expensive one?...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  18 Dec 1970.  "I was glad to get your letter. I meant to write to you days ago but itís been rather a worrying and muddled time so you must forgive me...My brotherís death made me very sad. He was nice and I was fond of him...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  30 Dec 1970. "This is to wish you (rather late) a lucky and happy New Year...My friend Sonia is coming to Devon to fetch me. Itís heroic of her and Iím praying that the snow doesnít stop her...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
9:9 23 May 1971.  "Iím sorry youíve been ill and sorry too that I havenít written before to tell you so...How on earth did the Liverpool etc know Iíd bought a frock at Miss Selfridge. It was a suit really and rather shoddy...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  11 Sept 1971.  "Thanks so much for the books. Just exactly what I wanted, for this book [---] people are on holiday and though I make all sorts of plans to go into Exeter book buying they donít seem to come off. I use to have a fairly good library in London, but I was obliged to sell it...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  28 Jun 1972.  "Thank you so much for the Selected Stories...What a summer! And it seems that there are not going to be any more summers. I wonder if Iím the only person in this country to think sudden changes of climate rather suspicious...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  3 Oct 1972.  "It was so nice to hear from you...Well here I am still - longing to escape and never escaping!...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.
 
   
  14 Mar 1973.  "Iím so very sorry that we didnít meet. Your letter was forwarded to [---] Hotel where I was staying, but I was nearly rushed off my feet and didnít see half the people I wanted to meet...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  17 Apr 1973.  "Yes I did have high jinks and a splendid time. Iím finding Cheriton Fitz very difficult to get used to and am dreadfully homesick for London...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  21 Jun 1973.  "Thanks for your letter...I canít think who can have sent that rubbish to the Liverpool paper. Everybody I met seems so unlikely I expect it was one gal, an out of work actress, who took me to Selfidgeís...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  19 Dec 1973.  "Thanks for your card. A very happy Christmas and a lucky New Year to you. Iím just back from London...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  23 Feb 1974.  "Iíll be quite delighted to see you and your friend of course. Just let me know.Ē Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  23 May 1974.  "Iíll be very pleased to see your friend and yourself on Tuesday Jun 12th. I hope the weather will behave itself...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  7 Aug 1974.  "Many thanks for the booklets you sent me. Of course I do realise that until Iím more specific itís difficult for you to give me information...."   Handwritten and signed, 3s.    
       
  4 Jun 1975.  "Yes Iíd be delighted to see you both when youíre in Devon. But could you make it a mid week visit - not a weekend? Do ring and weíll fix it up.Ē Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
       
  Ross, Alan. (See: Series 2: Correspondence: London Magazine, The; See also: Series 2: Correspondence: Deutsch Ltd., Andre: Ross Limited, Alan)    
  Ross, Mrs. (See: Series 2: Correspondence: London Magazine, The)    
9:10 Rota Ltd., Booksellers, Bertram to Jean Rhys. 1976.    
  Rota Ltd., Booksellers, Bertram to Francis Wyndham. 1983.    
  Royal Society of Literature, The to Jean Rhys. 1967. (See also: Series 2: Correspondence: Deutsch Ltd., Andre: Royal Society of Literature, The)    
       
  Salmans, Sandra to Jean Rhys. 1978.    
  Sawi, A. to Jean Rhys. 1930.    
9:11 Scott, Evelyn to Jean Rhys. 1931-1935, no date.    
  Scott, Evelyn to Dr. Lewin. 1936.    
  Segal, Simon to Jean Rhys. 1936, no date.    
  Shapira, Alta R to Jean Rhys. 1932.    
  Simon and Schuster, Inc to Jean Rhys.  1928-1960.  (See also: Series 2: Correspondence: Wyndham, Francis)    
  Smith, Lancelot Hugh to Jean Rhys.  1927.    
       
       
  Smyser, Phyllis Smith (Mrs. R.E.) (All from Jean Rhys unless otherwise noted).  1936-1982.    
10:1 19 Mar 1936.  Leslie Tilden-Smith to Smyser.  "Iím uncertain of the date, but itís a Thursday, and we have been here since Sunday evening.  We left Martinique in the morning...."  Handwritten and signed, 3s.    
       
  1 Jun 1936.  Leslie Tilden-Smith to Smyser.  "I enclose an entirely imaginary picture postcard so far as scenery is concerned - which I wrote just before going ashore at Montserrat...."  Handwritten and signed, 3s.    
       
  10 Oct 1945.  "Iíll try to tell you exactly what happened but Iím so utterly bewildered and miserable that I may be incoherent and lengthy.  Leslie seemed quite well when he woke that morning...."   Jean Rhys letter 36.  Handwritten and signed, 6s.    
       
  [3 Feb 1967.]   "I was so delighted and surprised to hear from you.  Iíve often wondered how you were getting on and if you liked America...."   Handwritten and signed, 3s.    
       
  23 Feb 1967.  "Iím so glad you liked Sargasso Sea.  I was ill in the middle of it you know...."   Handwritten and signed, 3s.    
       
  [8 Jun 1967.]    "I was so glad to hear from you again.  Please forgive me for not answering before but Iíve been terribly busy.  Iím now used to being alone most of the time...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  8 Feb 1968.   "I donít know what you must think of me.  I should have answered you long ago.  But after a short visit to London I went down with flu...."  Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  29 May 1968.  "I was so glad to have your letter.  Yes Iím over my flu now - it did hang on...."   Handwritten and signed, 3s.    
       
  9 Dec 1968.  "I was so glad to hear from you.  I read about the earthquake in St. Louis and made up my mind to write...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  17 Jan 1970.  "Iím so very sorry not to have written before.  Iíve had flu - its been very bad in the village and nearly everyone was ill at the same time...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  18 Dec 1970.  "It is so very nice of you to think of me at Christmas...After much planning Iíve at last arranged a change and holiday in early 1971...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  14 Apr 1972.  "Thank you for your Christmas letter...Iím afraid Iíve left my answer rather late, but I wasnít very well at the [end] of last year...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  27 May 1973.  "It was nice to hear from you.  The [R---] boy who Leslie and I knew was called [E--oud].  He was not my cousin but a nephew of Winston Churchillís...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  30 Jul 1968.  Maryvonne Moerman to Smyser.  "After one year itís about time I answered your letter.  Thereís no excuse what so ever if it comes to that...It must have been a very short visit you paid at Notting Hill Gate because I cannot remember you...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  Hand drawn map of Dominica, 1p; with typed draft explanatory note, 1p.    
       
  5 Jun 1982.  Phyllis Smyser to Francis Wyndham.  "Your letter of May 1st was redirected to me here...My brother, Anthony Tilden-Smith, has been very ill with pleurisy...."   Handwritten and signed, 4s with envelope.    
       
  18 Jul 1982.  Phyllis Smyser to Francis Wyndham.  "Thanks so much for your nice letter of June 18th.  Iím so glad I was helpful to you in clearing up the mystery of ĎMurielí...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s with envelope.    
       
       
10:2 Spark, Muriel to Kitty Benedict.  1976.  In reference to Sleep It Off Lady.    
  Stevens, Gini to Jean Rhys.  1973-1974, no date.    
       
       
  Stoner, Oliver (E.  Morchard Bishop) (All are from Jean Rhys unless otherwise noted).  1939-1977.    
10:3 Typed draft note by Oliver Stoner about the Jean Rhys correspondence.    
       
  1 Jun 1939.  "Iíve just got back from Wales to find your letter.  Thanks for writing it...."   Jean Rhys letter 34.   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  29 Dec 1952.  G.V.M. Hamer to Bishop.  "Dear Morchard Bishop, My wife Jean Rhys tells me that that is the proper way to address you.  It is about her I want to write, as at one time you corresponded with her.  She has had a very difficult time since her husband died...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  11 Jan 1953.  "Thank you for your letter to my husband.  I am so glad that you still remember my books and wish me well.  Iíve been quite out of touch with everything and everybody for a long time or it seems a long time...."   Jean Rhys letter 97.  Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  27 Jan 1953.   "I liked getting your letter.  It is such a relief to hear from someone who understands oneís difficulties...."   Jean Rhys letter 98.  Handwritten and signed, 5s.    
       
  5 Mar 1953.  "I have been so long answering your letter forgive me Iíve been ill...Now about this age business - I do not agree with you - not quite...."   Jean Rhys letter 102.  Handwritten and signed, 5s.    
       
  7 Apr 1953.  "I was so pleased to get your letter of the 18th Mar.  I wrote a bit pompously didnít I.  It was nice of you to overlook that...."   Jean Rhys letter 106.  Handwritten and signed, 4s.    
       
10:4  [26 Jan 1968].  "Dear Morchard Bishop, For thatís the name I know you by - I remember your letters very well and thank you so much for your congratulations...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  14 Feb 1968.  "Thank you for your last letter.  Really I am not a recluse.  Not at all (I think they made that up to account for my being here)...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  19 Mar 1968.  "Iím much better thank you and will be delighted to see you on the 17th (my lucky number!) about three oíclock...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s    
       
  5 Apr 1968.  "Iím so glad that you liked SARGASSO SEA and I hope your wife liked it too.  Please keep the copy if youíd care to...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  10 Apr 1968.  "Thank you so much for the books.  I donít like bank holidays do you and was dreading this one - now itíll be much more bearable...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  17 Apr 1968.  "Dear Oliver Stoner, (Though Iím used to Morchard Bishop) Do come whenever you feel like it - Iíll be so pleased to see you...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  24 Apr 1968.   "I hope your cold is better Ė its warmer today thank goodness...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  2 May 1968.  "Iím so sorry about your wifeís cold - a flu-cold can make one feel so wretched...Yes I see what you mean about Troloppe...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  3 May 1968.  "This is just to tell you that I shanít be free on Thursday 9th...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  8 May 1968.  "The 15th will suit me admirably.  I do hope your wife is better and that the downpour will have stopped...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  27 May 1968.   "No you didnít tire me a bit Ė I enjoy it when you come so much.  Thanks for the cutting.  I remember the estate called Mount Joy - some of the names are nice donít you think...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  3 Jun 1968.   "Iíll be so glad to see you on Thursday 6th - thatís a good day for me...Iíve finished Lady Audley's Secret.  It certainly has its moments...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  [3 Jun 1968].   "No Alec isnít coming by car and is depending on taxis and Mr. Greenslade...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  4 Jun 1968.  "I had a post card from my daughter this morning.  She is coming over - a flying visit - from the 6th thru 9th.  I should like you to meet her...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  14 Jun 1968.  "Its a lovely idea.  Iíd like so much to be fetched to see Velthams again and to spend a night there.  My brother-in-law is coming to see me for a few days...."   Handwritten and signed, 3s.    
       
  19 Jun 1968.   "Well the sun has gone in and I must say that Iím sad - a blue sky does help...I do sympathise with Molly.  I donít like hospitals one bit...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  24 Jun 1968.  "It was nice getting your letter.  Iím very vague about Hugh Edwards.  Iíve an idea Ė I donít know where I got it - that he lives or lived in [Jamaica] and was a friend of Ian Fleming...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  28 Jun 1968.  "Iím delighted to hear that you may come over with Molly next week...."   Handwritten and signed, 3s.    
       
10:5 9 Jul 1968.   "It was nice hearing from you for Iíve got one of those summer flu colds which hang on so long, and I canít go out or do much...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  15 Jul 1968.   "Isnít it wicked weather? My flu cold still hangs on...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  17 Jul 1968.  "Thank you so much for the cigarettes - it was nice to smoke a [Gauloise] again - and for the GUARDIAN cutting.  You know Andre Deutsch has a way of sending me very disrespectful reviews I donít know why...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  3 Aug 1968.  "Thanks so much for your letter.  I shall look forward to spending a night at Velthams - such a lovely change...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  14 Aug 1968.  "I shall be so pleased to spend the night of August 19th at Velthams and am looking forward to it.  Mr. Greenslade will bring me up...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  21 Aug 1968.  "Iíve been thinking over the Boston university question and if you think that a letter from you might bring results Iíd be very grateful indeed...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  21 Aug 1968.  Jean Rhys to Mollie Stoner.  "I enjoyed my stay with you so much - thanks for having me.  Iím so sorry about the pills.  It was stupid of me to forget them...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  22 Aug 1968.  Oliver Stoner to Howard S. Gottlieb (Boston University Library).  "My old friend, Miss Jean Rhys, has asked me to act for her in the matter of the partial MS of her celebrated novel Wide Sargasso Sea which she posted to you at your request some time ago...."   Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  26 Aug 1968.  "Thank you for your letter and for sending the pills so promptly...Iíve found Dr. Gottliebís three letters and will show them to you...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  29 Aug 1968.  Howard S. Gottlieb (Boston University Library) to Oliver Stoner.  "I have your letter of August 22 relative to Miss Jean Rhys and the partial manuscript of Wide Sargasso Sea.  Both Miss Rhys and this novel are highly regarded here.  I am of course extremely distressed that this misunderstanding has occurred...."   Typed and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  [1 Sept 1968].  "Thank you so much for your sympathetic letter.  Yes I know this is a refuge Ė I keep telling myself that - and there are books.  A few other things too...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  3 Sept 1968.  Oliver Stoner to Howard S. Gottlieb (Boston University Library).  "Thank you for your letter of August 29th...  May I say that I appreciate very much your sympathetic response to what was a somewhat embarrassing letter for me to have to write?...."   ccTL, 1s.    
       
  4 Sept 1968.  "Dr. Gottliebís letter is indeed good news.  I will try and not count my chickens etc but I am excited about it and already planning what I could buy if it comes off...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  8 Sept 1968. "Of course if Dr. Gottlieb writes to me Iíll let you know and weíll consult about the answer.  I think the difficulty is that what I sent him was not the MSS he asked for...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  10 Sept 1968.  Howard S. Gottlieb (Boston University Library) to Oliver Stoner.  "Thank you for your letter...Taking into consideration Miss Rhysí distinguished work and particularly the extraordinarily fine book in question, the figure of 300 [pounds] does not appear to be outlandish to me...."   Typed and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  17 Sept 1968.  Howard S. Gottlieb (Boston University Library)  .  "I thank you for your letter...The partial manuscript of Wide  Sargasso Sea was sent via airmail to Miss Jean Rhys at the same time as my letter to you of September 10.  As I noted before, there was much regret here that we were unable to retain this fine work...."   Typed and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  18 Sept 1968.  "I had a letter from Dr.  Gottlieb this morning.  He is very apologetic but says it is beyond their means to meet the figure you noted...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  18 Sept 1968.  "Our letters crossed I think.  I donít know a thing about MSS sales or likely buyers...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  24 Sept 1968.  "I was glad to have your letter yesterday afternoon.  The MSS hasnít arrived yet but as soon as it does come Iíll let you know of course...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  25 Sept 1968.  "I wrote you a long letter yesterday...did you ever get it? It was to tell you that the MSS has not arrived yet, that I canít describe it as accurately as you ask, but when it does come you can see it and judge for yourself whether it is saleable...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  30 Sept 1968.  "Iím glad that both letters reached you...the MS hasnít turned up yet.  Iím sure Dr.  Gottlieb posted it but sometimes the post - even air mail - is dreadfully slow....  " Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
10:6 16 Oct 1968. "This is to thank you for your letter and explain why I havenít answered before.  Deutsch have sent me the page proofs of Quartet and as thereís a printers error on almost every page Iím finding it quite a job...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  26 Oct 1968.  "What good news! I gather that Mr. Rota offers 75 [pounds] and I would accept it thankfully - but I leave it to you to bargain if you think it best...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  29 Oct 1968.  "Well I shall hope for good news about the MS - and keep my fingers crossed.  Iíd much prefer 75 [pounds] to nothing however we divide it, and I think you have been very clever and kind...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  [3 Nov 1968].  "Iím writing this in a great hurry.  Iíve had your letter and will post the MS registered to the address you give on Monday...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  6 Nov 1968.  "The MS has just gone off to Mr. Rota - registered and firmly done up...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  9 Nov 1968.  "The cheque from Mr. Rota arrived this morning.  I was so pleased and to tell you the truth, surprised...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  20 Nov 1968.  "I feel that as the weather is so bad (and uncertain) Iím not at all sure when I shall see you so I enclose cheque for 6 [pounds] and my warmest thanks.  I donít think that this is at all a fair division, for all the trouble was yours, and the suggestion too...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  25 Nov 1968.  "Iíve just finished copying out all the information you gave me and Iíll post it to the bank.  I do hope theyíll put up some sort of fight for me, for my bills for typing, light and heat are heavy...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  30 Nov 1968.  "So glad to hear from you.  I could manage Friday next week the 6th December...The Observer team left this morning after a three day stay at the Ship Crediton...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  12 Dec 1968.  "I enjoyed our last meeting very much and hope it wonít be too long before we see each other again.  Iíll be delighted to meet Mrs. McKinney and her husband (or) daughter and Iím so glad, that she likes Sargasso Sea...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  17 Dec 1968.  "Thanks for your letter...I havenít heard from Mrs. McKinney yet, but I daresay I will do so - Iím sure she is very nice indeed...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  24 Dec 1968.  "Thank you very much for The Professor.  It looks as though we are going to have a very cold and rainy Christmas so anything to read is very welcome...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
10:7 2 [Jan] 1969.  "Iíve just spent an enormous time writing to a friend whoís miserable because her friend tried to kill himself on Christmas Day (sleeping tablets)....  " Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  7 Jan 1969.  "I suppose that my unconscious is busy trying to find a title, for I woke up with that one in my head, though I havenít read Edgar Allan Poe for years and years...."   Handwritten and signed, 3s.    
       
  15 Jan 1969.  "How nice of you to think or dream of a title for me.  Yes, I remember the hymn.  There are certainly Ďdaysí and there are Ďaccountsí or there used to be - so maybe it will help...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  25 Jan 1969.  "It seems a long time since I wrote.  Iím sorry - but first there was this and then there was that...That poor young man who tried to kill himself at Christmas managed it after all.  He died in hospital...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  31 Jan 1969.  "I got your letter of the 25th yesterday...Yes I had a long letter from Mr. Ronson.  He very kindly offered to see me safely to Portugal and bring me back again sometime...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  5 Feb 1969.  "Iím glad itís stopped snowing and I wish the exhibition back.  It will be nice for Mollie to see her work spread out as it were...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  8 Feb 1969.  "Perhaps it is a good thing that your journey was postponed...I have Murder for Profit and have read it over and over again...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  18 Feb 1969.  "Please donít bother to look for Rosemary's Baby any longer.  I managed to get it at Budleigh Salterton of all places...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  26 Feb 1969.  "Thank you for the Mary McCarthy review and for your letter.  I donít agree with the review at all and think itís often very unfair of course, but I liked seeing it...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  3 Mar 1969.  "Well I suppose this terrible weather will stop sometime...Yes we were snowed up here but Mr. G came along, I wasnít quite deserted...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  5 Mar 1969.  "Your books arrived this morning - such a pleasing sight and thanks so much.  Itís not snowing today but just as cold - colder I think...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  18 Mar 1969.  "Thanks for your letter...As you can imagine, after this awful winter (perhaps it only feels worse than usual, but it certainly does that) Iím more than ever longing for a holiday...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  25 Mar 1969.   "Thank you for writing.  I have read Little Dorritt and though I donít like it as well as some of the others itís worth reading...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  16 Apr 1969.  "Iíve been meaning to write to you for so long but havenít been very well and terribly worried over this and that.  Taxes are the least of whatís been happening...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  19 Apr 1969.  "Itíll be lovely to celebrate...Some people are coming over from Holland to see me this month, Iím not sure when exactly - they are touring the south of England or something...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  21 Apr 1969.  "I donít mean to deluge you with letters but Iíve just thought that I never answered your very kind offer to send me some books...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  23 Apr 1969.  "Thanks for the books - just what I wanted - especially Escape With Me...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
10:8 2 May 1969.  "Yes do come about 2.  Iím much looking forward to seeing you both again...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  20 May 1969.  "I am so very sorry to hear that your sister is no better...Maryvonne (my daughter) arrives on the 23rd and will stay til the 30th...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  4 [Jun] 1969. "Thank you for writing.  Yes I did think the interview clever thoí Marselle Bernstein got several of her facts wrong.  Still that doesnít matter as long as the article is interesting...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  17 Jun 1969.  "Iíve been busy answering the letters Iíve had since that article - dutifully.  But I often donít know what to say - though Iím getting rather good at saying nothing - encouragingly...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  26 Jun 1969.  "Iíve been snowed under with letters - or thatís what it feels like...So wearing.  For hardly anyone spoke of books or writing...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  4 Jul 1969.  "Alec has arrived and gone out for a walk...I am very pleased indeed that you still like Mackenzie...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  14 Jul 1969.  "Thanks for letting me see the story.  Iíd like to have a copy and will write to the Times as you suggest.  Arenít misprints annoying?...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  19 Jul 1969.  "I was glad to have your letter.  About my friendsí visit there has been one delay after another.  First Francis Wyndham went to Biafra.  He has returned unhappy at whatís going on in Nigeria...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  25 Jul 1969.  "I was glad to hear from you.  Francis Wyndham and Sonia Orwell are friends and visit me together.  Francis went to Biafra for his paper I think but Sonia is elusive and seldom stays long in London...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  [26 Jul 1969].  "When I wrote yesterday I was excited about this film option and I forgot to tell you how sorry I am about poor Tim today I realise that an option is just the first step and nothing more may happen, so I wonít think about it any more...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  30 Jul 1969.  "Iíve marked August 11th in my calendar and am much looking forward to it.  Iíll arrive at your place from 3 to 3.30 pm...Iíve signed the film contract...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  4 Aug 1969.   "I have given your letter to Mr. Greenslade and I will meet you at Dulverton about 3.30...Iím longing to tell you about the contract agreements and Selma...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  7 Aug 1969.  "Thank you for your letter.  It cheered me up and I needed it for I am terribly worried over this film affair...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  9 Aug 1969.  "You will get this I suppose on Monday morning...Still there are some complicated things easier to write than to say.  I had a letter from Diana Athill of Andre Deutsch to whom Iíve sent the agreement and Selmaís latest claims...."   Handwritten and signed, 3s.    
       
  [12 Aug 1969].  "I want to tell you how much I enjoyed the time I spent with you.  It was a pity about the storm and the electricity but you managed wonderfully Mollie - chicken, salad, hot water bottle, ice, DRINKS...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  19 Aug 1969.  "Your letter cheered me up for Iíve been worrying.  A stupid thing to do, for this film business probably wonít come off at all...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
10:9 30 Aug 1969.  "Thank you for your last letter...I know so well that getting on with my autobiography is the only thing that ought to matter but Iíve been so anxious and worried that Iíve been unable to settle down...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  5 Sept 1969.  "Thanks for your letter.  I never knew before that I loved money - flattered myself I did not - but since this film business I find I can think of nothing else...."   Handwritten and signed, 3s.    
       
  16 Sept 1969.  "Well, my friends have come and gone leaving me with a most fearful hangover...Sonia gave me the very good advice not to worry about vast American film offers because 99 times out of a hundred they fall through...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  1 Oct 1969.  Jean Rhys to Mollie Stoner.  "I tried to get [F---] of Mrs. Rochas as I know youíre fond of it, but it looked so very small and I thought that youíd prefer something that you could [splash]...I mean use regardless for I do.  I think Royal Secret is a stupid name for a scent anyway...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  6 Oct 1969.  "If you come on the 11th thereíll be a juene fille de la maison here to mix drinks.  My granddaughter Ellen is in London and I think sheís coming down to see me on the 9th...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  20 Oct 1969.  "Thanks so much for letter and press cutting - Yes I suppose itís all publicity.  And yes I miss Ellen and havenít felt very well...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  [23 Oct 1969].   "When I wrote I forgot to tell you what alot of pleasure Iím getting out of Blakeís Hayley...."   Handwritten and signed card.    
       
  30 Oct 1969.  "It is cold today - winter has arrived Iím afraid.  Will that prevent you both coming to see me?...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  3 Nov 1969.  "Thank you so much for your letter.  Itíll be lovely if you both can come and see me...I still feel rather ill and have no idea whatís wrong...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  15 Nov 1969.  "Thank you for your letter - Itís nice of you to suggest a hotel holiday and of course it would be a change.  But hotels can be very dreary donít you think...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  28 Nov 1969.  "It was very kind of you to think up a holiday for me and a good idea.  But Iím afraid that a good many English hotels are depressing Ė I think - especially if oneís low...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  6 Dec 1969.  "How nice to hear from you.  Winterís really here now isnít it and Iíve had a long argument with the electric people who tell me that this is a very difficult place to heat...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  15 Dec 1969.  "Iím sorry not to have sent the MSS.  Itís been, as usual, a bit of a muddle.  Itís one version of Voyage in the Dark Part IV - I had to rewrite it as Michael Sadlier didnít approve...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s    
       
  22 Dec 1969..  "I celebrated this Christmas by getting flu and it still hangs on or Iíd have written before to thank you for the champagne which arrived safely...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
10:10 5 Jan 1970.  "Thank you for your very kind New Year letter.  My flu hangs on...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  19 Jan 1970.  "I said Iíd let you know when I was better and I am.  Itís after-flu now and this great weariness which the doctor says is part of it...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  23 Jan 1970.  "Of course your letter cheered me up...About the MSS.  It isnít that I want to keep them.  I donít.  Itís that Iíve felt too damn weak to make this effort to get at them...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  11 Feb 1970.  "Iíve been waiting to write till I felt less aching...Iíve had such good news from Maryvonne that Iíve quite cheered up.  She is coming here on the 17th and will stay for about a week...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  15 Feb 1970.  "I heard this morning that in spite of the weather Maryvonne will arrive on the 17th.  So weíll be delighted to pay you a visit on the 19th Feb...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  25 Feb 1970.  "Iíve suddenly found myself with a very painful back and the doctor says I must lie quite flat in bed to get it better...íA Solid Houseí and ĎOutside the Machineí are both in Tigers are Better Looking.  I didnít change the titles...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  6 Mar 1970.  "Well here I am still in bed and it is very dull as you can imagine...Iím to go to Tiverton Hospital to be X-rayed and after that the doctor will know whats wrong...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  9 Mar 1970.  "I hope you got my letter...I havenít heard from the hospital yet.  I wonder if they keep you waiting a long time...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  15 Mar 1970.  "It will be so nice to see you...Iím much relieved.  I shanít have to go to hospital.  The MSS of Petronella is 6 1/2 pages galley proof of London Magazine...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  30 Mar 1970.  "Well here I am still feeling a bit weary...Iím up against a great problem.  Itís not personal - not really anyone I know but itís worrying me...a man in great trouble has asked for my help...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  30 Mar 1970.  Jean Rhys to Mollie Stoner.  "Thanks for your note which cheered me up.  Iíve treated my poor hair so badly that now itís getting back at me.  Itís been every colour of the rainbow and I believe I was one of the first people to have a perm...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  6 Apr 1970.  "I must have written hastily or given a wrong a impression of this manís letter.  He does not ask for money.  On the contrary...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  [13 Apr 1970].  "Thanks for your letter.  I do hope the MSS will have some luck.  Iíd be rather surprised but simply delighted...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  1 May 1970.  "What good news! I think you are wonderful to have got Rota up to 165 [pounds] for the MSS and as far as Iím concerned Iíd prefer to have that [---] now rather than give you the trouble and delay of going on bargaining...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  6 May 1970.  "The news gets better and better! I think itís wonderful and thank you so much.  Isnít this weather wonderful, too...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  12 May 1970.  "I think that 200 [pounds] is a very good price indeed for the MS and Iím very pleased...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  13 May 1970.  "I heard from Mr. Rota this morning and his cheque for 200 [pounds] has arrived...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  15 May 1970.  "Thanks for your letter.  I havenít cashed the cheque yet, as I wanted to show it to my accountant...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  20 May 1970.  "This with many thanks.  I made it out to Oliver Stoner and hope thatís all right.Ē Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  25 May 1970.  "Iíve just paid what seems to me a huge sum in tax.  However, itís no use thinking about it and I hope theyíll now leave me alone for a bit...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  3 Jun 1970.  "Thanks for your letter.  Iíll expect you then (unless I hear to the contrary) on Thursday the 11th and will be very pleased indeed to see you...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  10 Jun 1970.  "So sorry you couldnít manage it.  Better luck next time and I hope that Tim gets well soon...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  Incomplete date, 1970.  "Thank you so much for arranging a meeting with Mr. [R---].  Iím just waiting for him to turn up now.  Iím very glad Tim is better...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
11:1 20 Jun 1970.  "Many thanks for the builders address.  Iíll wait patiently till I hear from him...Maryvonne is off again.  She left yesterday and must be in Holland by now...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  30 Jun 1970.  "I wrote to Mr. Turner reminding him of your telephone call and I told him that I was very anxious to get my roof done...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  6 Jul 1970.  "I am so very sorry to hear about Mollieís worries - for I know what a worry minor operations can be - especially eye operations...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  15 Jul 1970.  "Hope all goes well with Mollie and yourself.  Mr. Turner hasnít shown up yet...I missed Antonia Frasierís broadcast or rather the first part of it...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  23 Jul 1970.  "Iím delighted to say that someone turned up to have a look at my roof...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.     
       
  28 Jul 1970.  "I am so sorry you feel blue...Iím thinking of poor Mollie and of you and do so hope that Iíll soon hear that all is well with both of you.Ē Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  1 Aug 1970.  "Thank you for sending on the cheque.  It was unexpected and very welcome indeed...  I will write today and thank Mr. Rota...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  7 Aug 1970.  "It was nice having your letter.  Iíd love to stay overnight with you but Iím expecting a visit from my brother-in-law...Yes I saw the article in the Telegraph and a friend sent me the book...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  11 Aug 1970.  "Iíve heard from my brother-in-law and heís coming to spend a few days (I think)...But my dispute with Big Brother is worrying me...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  27 Aug 1970.  "May I come up and see you one day next week?...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  3 Sept 1970.  "So nice to hear from you.  No I havenít read The Baths of Absolom and would love to...The visit to Holland is still in the balance...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  17 Oct 1970.  "I expect you are back from Buck...Thanks for the Pope-Henessy book.  Very interesting in its way...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  21 Nov 1970.  "Thank you for your letter which cheered me a little...My brother, who has been ill for some time got much worse suddenly and died on the 18th...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  10 Dec 1970.  "Thank you so much for the champagne which arrived this morning...My friend Sonia Orwell has discovered a comfortable place for me to stay in London...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  15 Dec 1970.  "I hope to leave Cheriton Fitz early next year.  It will be lovely if you can manage to get over [--- ---] at Christmas...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  23 Dec 1970.  "It was nice to have your letter.  No I am not thinking of leaving Cheriton Fitz for good, but I feel it would be wise to skip the winter here...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
11:2 [13 Apr 1971].  "Here I am again, rather homesick for London I must say - I had a lovely time.  but Iíll tell you about that when we meet...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  18 Apr 1971.  from Jean Rhys.  "I was so glad to have your letter.  Mr. Greensladeís number is 224 Cheriton Fitz.  Mrs. Greenslade has been seriously ill, Iím sorry to say...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  26 Apr 1971.  from Jean Rhys.  "Well the weather has changed again - I thought it would.  Itís never fine for very long in Devon...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.
 
   
       
  11 May 1971.  "For this is really to assure you Mollie that I havenít any painting of yours taken away.  Iíve just looked through the linen cupboard which is the only place it might have been...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  19 May 1971.  "Yes do letís meet one day next week.  Iíve been having a hectic time and need a respite badly...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  3 Jun 1971.  "Thank you for writing.  I do think itís a very good idea to escape now and then.  I hope you enjoy yourselves and that the change does Mollie a great deal of good.Ē Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  12 Jul 1971.  "Iím so glad you are back! No, I certainly have no fault to find with the weather...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  16 Jul 1971.  "Yes Iíll be at the Hartnoll Hotel on Tuesday next - 12.45 on the dot...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  22 Jul 1971.  "I enjoyed our lunch so very much and itís useful to know of a nice place quite near by - comparitively speaking...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  Aug 1971.  "Iím so very sorry that poor Tim is dead.  I can sympathise with you and with Mollie for, as I think Iíve related, we used to keep Persian cats...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  16 Aug 1971.  "I was so glad to hear from you.  Sonia is coming to see me tomorrow...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  24 Aug 1971.  "May I come Friday 21st somewhere between 3:30 and 4?  Ring if not convenient.Ē Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  17 Sept 1971.  "Thanks for your letter and the photograph.  Iíll keep it.  I havenít been very well lately full of damned aches and pains...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  27 Sept 1971.  "So nice to hear from you.  Iím getting better slowly...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  30 Sept 1971.  "As soon as youíd gone I searched for the books and found them in a drawer in the little room where I had looked but was too flustered to see them...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  [27 Oct 1971].   "Thanks for your letter.  We are looking forward to seeing you and will arrive at 12 noon on Friday.  I wonít forget books.Ē Handwritten and signed, 1s.     
       
  [circa Oct 1971].  "Thank you for telephoning.  Here is Maryvonne to fetch [her] bag.  Iím afraid it may be a bit of a chore wading through these MSS...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  8 Nov 1971.   "This is a belated thanks for lunch which we both enjoyed very much...Maryvonne left a week ago - of course Iím missing her but will get used to solitude again probably...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  5 Dec 1971.  "Thank you so very much for the wine.  It was very welcome indeed for Iím, as usual, in the middle of a flu cold...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
11:3 [25 Jan 1972].  "Thanks for your letter.  Iíve been in the [---] Iím afraid.  Christmas was quite [awful] and soon afterwards I fell and damaged a rib...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  2 Feb 1972.  "Well here I am with my damaged rib.  Iíll never again think that ribs arenít important...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  22 Mar 1972.  "Here I am again feeling a great deal better though I had a very [mixed] holiday.  No sooner was my cracked rib mended then I went down with gastric flu.  And no sooner was that over when I had raging toothache...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  29 Mar 1972.  "I arranged with Mr. Greenslade to bring me to Velthams on Saturday...Iíll be delighted to see you as I rather dread the long Easter holiday...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  [9 Jun 1972].  "It was nice hearing from you - Iím so very sorry Mollie is still not well...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  circa Jun 1972.  "I can get the car on Monday 19th or Tuesday 20th.  Unless I hear from you Iíll come on Tuesday usual time...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  21 Jun 1972.   "It was so nice to see you both again...Iíd forgotten how charming your house is.  If only I could achieve something half as warm...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  29 Jun 1972.  "Thanks for writing.  Well Iíll be back at the end of next month (July).  Maryvonne will be with me and the weather more sunny - perhaps...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  14 Jul 1972.  "Thanks for writing.  I havenít heard from Maryvonne yet not the exact date she plans to come...Iíve finished the story - at last...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  19 Jul 1972.  "Thanks for your letter.  Maryvonne arrives on the 29th...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  16 Aug 1972.   "It was so nice seeing you both.  I didnít know how very pleasant your garden is - mine a wilderness as usual.  No, not quite so bad as usual for M. Muggeridge has actually done some grass cutting and pruning...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  27 Sept 1972.  "Thank you for writing.  I read South Wind slowly, enjoyed it and am glad to have it...No I donít think Quentin Crispís book is everybodyís cup of tea but it seemed to me intelligent (in a way) sad and funny...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  12 Oct 1972.  "Thank you for writing.  Iíd love to come and see you one day next week.  It always cheers me up...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  18 Oct 1972.  "Just to make things clear.  I got your letter too late to arrange for yesterday but I can get the car for next Tuesday...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  15 Dec 1972.  "Very many thanks for the wine.  It was and is a blessing and just what I like...Maryvonne is with me and we spend alot of time talking about all sorts of things...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
11:4 17 Jan 1973.  "So glad to get your letter.  Iíve had flu too so can sympathise...I hope to be in London by the end of this month...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  25 Mar 1973.  "Well here I am again and so glad to get your letter...Iím full of grandiose plans about this place - enlarging it and so on...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  [3 Apr 1973].  "Thanks for writing.  The man whose taxi I use now would go to [T---] I think, but I doubt if heíd go as far as [M---].  (His name is Pike and I keep on calling him Fish)...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  20 May 1973.  "Yes itís far too long since we met.  How about lunch at the Hartnoll (Dutch) during the week starting May 28th...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  30 May 1973.  "Thanks for writing.  Iíll look forward then to hearing from you when youíve broken the back of the work, which sounds interesting...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  17 Jun 1973.  "Yes, Iíll be delighted to see you.  I enjoyed my lunch at the university - didnít think I was going to but I did...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  10 Aug 1973.  "Thanks for your letter.  Mr. Greenslade has his new spectacles but is nervous about driving in traffic I think...Yes Iíve decided to go ahead with my plans for this place in spite of many doubts and fears...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  22 Aug 1973.  "Early next month I hope to persuade Mr. Greenslade to bring me to Velthams.  Iím much looking forward to seeing you both.  All news when we meet.Ē Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  1 Sept 1973.  "If I can manage to come to Velthams on Wednesday Sept 11th will you still be there?...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  4 Sept 1973.  "This in a great hurry to say that I wonít be able to manage tomorrow...Iím not very well nothing much just a general malaise...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  15 Dec 1973.  "Thank you for writing...Well, here I am back in darkest Devon after a fortnight in hospital...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  8 Apr 1974.  "I was so pleased to see you both again...[Gini] is in London but will be back after Easter.  Thanks enormously for producing ĎMr. Ramageí.  Iím getting rather nervous about this book of short stories...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  20 Apr 1974.  "Iíll be delighted to see you on Monday.  But perhaps Wednesday 24th would be better as Gini will be here then...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  14 Jul 1974.  "Iíve been meaning to write for ages.  Mr Greenslade isnít available anymore Iím afraid and I simply canít get anybody to take his place...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  16 Aug 1974.   "I was so pleased to hear from you - sorry though that Mollie is still having eye trouble...No I havenít seen the [Cornhill] and would like to if it isnít too much trouble...."   Handwritten and signed, 3s.    
       
  29 Aug 1974.  "The [Cornhill] sent me John Hearneís article.  Heís a West Indian I should think.  I donít know his work, do you? Or Wildon Harris either...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  [3 Sept 1974].  "I was glad to get your letter.  The article I showed you is only one of the very odd things that have been happening lately...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  14 Oct 1974.  "I was so glad to hear from you, and glad too that you had such an enjoyable holiday...Iíve been spending my time with a cold flu (more flu than cold) that [lives] on and on...I did stagger out to vote though...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  [11 Dec 1974].  Oliver Stoner to Gini Stevens.  "Please forgive me for not writing sooner.  Life has been rather hectic...Jean is having a good rest in the nursing home and rather enjoying it, smothered with flowers and thrillers...."   Typed and signed note, 1s with press cutting and handwritten note attached.    
       
  24 Dec 1974.  "Thanks for letter and card.  Much love to you both and Happy Christmas and lucky New Year.  Iím OK but difficulties with [---] every morning! Otherwise this is a nice place.Ē Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
11:5 25 Feb 1975.   "I saw Olive a day or two ago and we hope to be able to arrange to visit you one day next week...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  4 Mar 1975.  "When I saw Olive a few days ago we planned to come to see you.  This week probably...I enjoyed London but am almost as mystified as ever about most business matters...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  [29 Mar 1975].  "I enjoyed seeing you yesterday so very much and have no idea why I suddenly burst into tears.  It wasnít your excellent drink Mollie, it was (I think) a hangover from last year which was a hateful one.  Uncertain and worrying in every possible way...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  7 Apr 1975.  "Thanks for your letter and for everything.  Yes, I went with Charles and Olive to ĎOrient Expressí...it would take too long to tell you how [b---] I am about American paper back sales...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  17 Apr 1975.  "Thank you for your letter.  I heard from Diana yesterday...I am not at all sure that she knows much more than she told me - Andre Deutsch makes the bargains.  Also it is a complicated affair with more than one publisher involved...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  19 Apr 1975.  "Iím sorry that I havenít been able to get to Velthams.  Iíve been trying to finish the stories Gini is to type for me...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  1 Jun 1975.  "I expect Gini today.  Sheíll ring you quite soon and fix up a visit to Velthams one day...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  14 Jun 1975.  "When you telephoned Gini had just left for London.  She was obliged to go rather sooner than expected...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  21 Jun 1975.  "I didnít know that Gini had rung you up...The BBC are giving a repeat of the Eileen Atkins film on the 29th this month.  She is very good indeed I think, though I detest the interview with me after the end...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  [26 Jun 1975].   "Yes do come on the 30th...Maryvonne may be here.  She arrives in London today but Iím yet sure when sheíll get to Devon...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  16 Jul 1975.  "I was thinking of Mollie and yourself when the letter (yours I mean) arrived...Well my stories have been inspected and as the book is too short, I must finish another in the next week or so...."   Handwritten and signed, 2s.    
       
  [circa 14 Aug] 1975.  "How very kind of you both to remember my birthday! It was going to be a blank day - now of course itíll be a nice one...."   Handwritten and signed fragment, 1s.    
       
  [1 Sept 1975].  "No I didnít mind your guest coming a bit, though Iíd have enjoyed it all the more if she hadnít come...Iím still struggling with the story I donít like...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  [23 Oct 1975].  "So glad to get your letter.  Iím afraid that visiting Velthams will be impossible for a while as I stupidly fell and cracked a rib or something...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  Christmas 1975.  "I hope this will reach you in time to wish yourself and Mollie a Happy Xmas and New Year.  Iíve had flu but am [---] getting well again.  Back in the Portobello!Ē  Handwritten and signed card.    
       
11:6 28 Apr 1976.  "This is to wish you both a lovely holiday.  How I envy you! My holiday was mostly spent in bed with two cracked ribs.  Till one day when you come back...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  15 Jun 1976.  "So glad to hear from you.  I havenít been very well but am better now and looking forward to hearing about your adventures...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  19 Jun 1976.  "Iíll be delighted to see you on the 23rd and hear your news.Ē Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  29 Jul 1976.  "So glad you liked the stories.  Yes I thought ĎRapunzelí would be allright.  But I missed it somehow...Now I can get back to the interrupted autobiography I really want to write...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  15 Sept 1976.  "My short stories (only a few are any good) are to be published on Oct 3rd.  I do hope that Mollie and yourself will be able to come and see me on that day...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  21 Oct 1976.   "So glad you are back.  Iíd meant to ask you to come and have a drink and hear your adventures but my flu has got worse...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  6 Nov 1976.   "Thank you for your letter.  Itíll be lovely if you can come and see me tomorrow (Sunday)...I will try to post you a copy of Sleep It Off Lady with my best love...."   Typed and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  [16 Mar 1977].  "Venice is really lovely.  I am so glad I came...."   Handwritten and signed card.    
       
  19 Apr 1977.  "Iíve been back some weeks.  I loved Venice, what a beautiful place...."   Typed and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  3 Aug 1977.  "Iím sorry not to have answered your letter before but I havenít felt very well and have most unfortunately got tangled up with some awful people called Tact-Contract...."   Typed and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  26 Aug 1977.   "I was so glad to see you...I hope youíll have a lovely time in Italy.  How I envy you.  I think I shall be here probably until October and instead of trying to avoid wasps, Iíll be trying to avoid spiders...."   Typed and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  [7 Dec 1977].   "Love to you both for Christmas.  Your last voyage sounds lovely.  Iíll be back in Devon for the spring...."   Handwritten and signed card.    
       
  [27 Jan 1977].  "Jean C.B.E.  would love you to come to her lunch party to celebrate her return from the palace.Ē Handwritten and signed card.    
       
  11 Jun 1977.    "I feel dreadful not to have answered before.  But all sorts of rather unpleasant things have been happening here and I [canít] cope too well...."   Handwritten and signed, 1s.    
       
  14 Jul 1977.    "I was so glad to get your letter and do forgive me for not answering before.  I have been very busy and a bit harried because I canít get a typist who is at all reliable...."   Typed and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  9 Aug 1977.   "Itíll be lovely to see Mollie and yourself on 24th but Iím a little bit puzzled as to how Iím to get to you...."   Typed and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  12 Dec 1977.   "This is to thank you for writing and to wish Mollie and yourself a Happy Christmas and New Year...I managed after a lot of work to finish the first part of my autobiography...."   Typed and signed letter, 2s.    
       
  Christmas.    "Happy Christmas.  Lucky New Year.Ē Handwritten and signed card.    
       
  11 Mar 1977. .  "I was so glad to hear from you and I hope Mollie is getting better from the operation...As for me, I am slowly getting better, too.  Still a bit shaky but I hope to be able to get up to London in a few weeks time.  The nursing home I stayed in was rather nice and did me alot of good...."   Typed and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  1 Jun 1977.  Oliver Stoner to Charles and Olive Cox.  "By the time I managed to find out Jeanís address, she had left the clinic and returned to her hotel.  But that does not mean, I am afraid, that the news is good...."   Typed and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  1 Jul 1977.  Oliver Stoner to Charles and Olive Cox.  "I welcome you back to Velthams with the sad but not unexpected news that Jean is no more...."   Typed and signed letter, 1s.    
       
       
11:7 Swinnerton, Frank to Jean Rhys.  1932.    
       
  Taylor, Tom to Jean Rhys.  1969.    
  Theodore, Dora to Jean Rhys.  1934.    
  Thomas, Ned to Jean Rhys.  1975.    
  Tilden-Smith, Leslie to Jean Rhys.  1928.    
  Tilden-Smith, Leslie.  From Michael [?].  1945.    
  Tilden-Smith, Leslie.  (See also: Series 2: Correspondence: Smyser, Phyllis Smith (Mrs. R.E.)    
  Tong, Jacqueline to Jean Rhys.  1973.    
       
  Van Houts [?], Jan.  from Jean Rhys.  1976.  Photocopy.    
  Varney, Marc to Jean Rhys.  1971.    
 

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