Abbott Literary Manuscripts
Introduction
Claude Collier Abbott (1889-1971)
Contents
Arrangement
Related material - here
Bibliography

Catalogue

Reference code: GB-0033-ABL
Title: Abbott Literary Manuscripts
Dates of creation: 1774-1949
Extent: 3 boxes
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Origination: Abbott, Claude Colleer, 1889-1971
Language: English

Claude Collier Abbott (1889-1971)

Abbott grew up near Chelmsford and became a teacher in London and Middlesbrough, while studying French and English part-time at London as a external student. He did research work on Beddoes at Cambridge and completed his doctoral thesis on Darley in 1926. Abbott lectured in English at the University of Aberdeen from 1921-1932, was appointed Professor of English at the University of Durham 1932, and made an Emeritus Professor on his retirement in 1954. He edited the Durham University journal from 1939-1952. Among his scholarly publications, those most closely related to his collection of literary manuscripts are his editions of correspondence of Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889), and his critical biography of the poet George Darley (1795-1846). Abbott was a collector of 19th and 20th century British art as well as manuscripts and books, with an interest in the Pre-Raphaelites spanning all three collecting fields. His manuscript collection and his papers were bequeathed to the University of Durham, his library to the University of East Anglia, and his art collection to Carlisle Art Gallery.

Contents

The collection, largely of 19th and 20th century English literary manuscripts and correspondence, with a little 18th century material, are closely related to Abbott's own research interests, particularly in George Darley, the Rossetti family and the Pre-Raphaelites, and the poet Edward Thomas (1878-1917). The more notable items include letters of John Wolcot “Peter Pindar” (ca. 1738-1819), manuscripts and correspondence of George Darley, 37 letters from Dante Gabriel Rossetti to the book illustrator and artist F.J. Shields (1833-1911), 22 letters from Gerard Manley Hopkins to the poet Coventry Patmore, letters of Edward Thomas including extensive correspondence with his literary agent C.F. Cazenove, and letters of Hugh Walpole and André Gide.

Accession details

Presented by Prof. Abbott's literary trustees, 1971.

Conditions of access

Open for consultation.

Copyright and copying

Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Sub-Librarian, Special Collections (e-mail PG.Library@durham.ac.uk) and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. The Library will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material

Arrangement

The collection has at some point been sorted into alphabetical order of correspondent, which has unfortunately broken up the coherence of the groups of correspondence and made them less easy to follow (some correspondents were also not identified, which has now further broken up the sequence). Printed volumes have been moved to the SC special collections printed book sequence, and are catalogued on the Library catalogue as well.
Edward Thomas The main body of Thomas material is from the files of the Literary Agency of London, a group of papers which Abbott apparently purchased in 1931. These are now scattered through the collection in smaller parts, but most can be recognised by the number “305” written on them (presumably the filing code): ABL 1, 2, 6-135, 204-207, 210-218, 226-227, 286-576. There is also another group, letters to Abbott by people who knew Thomas: ABL 219-220, 284. Books and articles by Thomas are referred to inconsistently within the correspondence as publishers or their requirements change.
John Wolcot ABL 208-209, 221-224, 590-598.
Pre-Raphaelites ABL 5, 203, 231-234, 235-276, 277-279, 280-281, 282.

Accruals

There is further material that would be regarded as literary amongst Abbott's papers but which has remained in that sequence. This will be catalogued with the Abbott Papers.

Finding aids

A typescript list giving only the date of correspondence was produced in the 1970s.
A.D. Burnett, The Abbott collection of literary manuscripts: an introduction with the catalogue of an exhibition (Durham, 1975) describes those items included in the exhibition and gives contextual information on the major groups within the collection.

Related material - here

Abbott Papers Personal and working papers of Professor Abbott, including literary correspondence.

Bibliography

Abbott, C. C., Further letters of Gerard Manley Hopkins including his correspondence with Coventry Patmore (Oxford, 1938).
Abbott, C. C., “Further letters of George Darley (1795-1846)”Durham University journal XXXIII (1940), 25-45.
Gomme, Robert, “Edward Thomas and the Literary Agency of London”, Book collector 47 (1998), 67-78.
Seeber, Hans Ulrich, “Edward Thomas (1878-1917) : comments on his unpublished business correspondence”, Anglia Zeitschrift für englische Philologie, 103 (1985), 406-409.

Handlist

George Allen & Sons Publishers, Rathbone Place, London.

ABL 1   23 March 1910
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas at Petersfield, granting him permission to quote a limited amount from Maeterlinck's works for his book on Maeterlinck for Methuen (originally enclosed with ABL 42).
1f.
A. & C. Black Adam & Charles Black, publishers, Soho Square, London

ABL 2   1 March 1905
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas at Sevenoaks, acknowledging receipt of “the last pages” and arranging payment.
1f.
Edmund Blunden
Reference: ABL 3-4 Poet and critic (1896-1974).

ABL 3   8 February 1939
Copy of The poems of Edmund Blunden (London, 1930) with presentation inscription from Blunden to Abbott written at Durham.
1 vol.
Now shelved in printed sequence at: SC 01681
ABL 4   31 July 1939
Manuscript postcard from Blunden at Merton College, Oxford to Abbott at Porthleven, Cornwall, about various literary researches.
1f.
Ford Madox Brown Artist (1821-1893)

ABL 5   [15 August 1879]
Letter from Ford Madox Brown, 37 Fitzroy Square, to Dante Gabriel Rossetti accepting his dinner invitation for next Monday and regretting he can no longer keep late hours as once they did. Date supplied in pencil.
1f.
Cazenove, C.F.
Reference: ABL 6-135
Dates of creation: 1910-1914
Extent: 4 files
Duplicated typescripts, sometimes initialled and with occasional ink amendments or postscripts. Nearly all form one side of a correspondence with Edward Thomas, which can be reconstructed by cross-reference with the Thomas section of this collection. Although much of this correspondence can be re-assembled, the Cazenove and Thomas letters do not fall into exactly the same date range.
Charles Francis Cazenove (1870-1915). Literary agent, partner with the Literary Agency of London (5 Henrietta St, Covent Garden)

ABL 6   23 July 1910
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about Dent and Secker.
1f.
ABL 7   25 July 1910
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield about Secker and “Women and poets”.
1f.
ABL 8   27 July 1910
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Berryfield about Dent, Secker and Goldring.
1f.
ABL 9   29 July 1910
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield about Dent.
1f.
ABL 10   29 July 1910
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about contract with Secker for “Women and poets”.
1f.
ABL 11   8 August 1910
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield about Jewett of John Lane's interest in the Secker book.
1f.
ABL 12   19 August 1910
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about Secker and “Women and poets” and Dent and “Oldhurst” and “Great Possessions”.
1f.
ABL 13   29 August 1910
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about “The chess player” and “The home coming” for the English Review and “The friend of the blackbird”.
1f.
ABL 14   20 September 1910
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield about Secker and “Women and poets”, Dent about Shakespeare and two other books and Goldring and the Tramp.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 15   21 September 1910
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield about Dent about Shakespeare and Homes.
1f.
ABL 16   30 September 1910
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about Dent about terms and royalties for Shakespeare book, with ink corrections and a pencil postscript listing which publishers currently have which manuscripts.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 17   7 October 1910
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about failure to agree terms with Dent about homes book.
1f.
ABL 18   17 January 1911
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about shortfall on Maeterlinck book for Methuen and failure of Secker to take nature book.
1f.
ABL 19   21 March 1911
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about American publication of Methuen Maeterlinck book, with ink postscript.
1f.
ABL 20   24 March 1911
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about Maeterlinck book for Methuen and lack of ideas for a new book.
1f.
ABL 21   28 April 1911
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about books on footpaths.
1f.
ABL 22   1 May 1911
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about Maeterlinck book for Methuen and Secker's shortfall on the underselling “Women and poets” and lack of interest in footpaths book.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 23   4 May 1911
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about “Women and poets”, “Maeterlinck” sales and footpaths book.
1f.
ABL 24   29 August 1911
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about reviving Borrow book for Secker, Shakespeare and footpaths books.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 25   31 August 1911
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Swansea, about Borrow book and a book on Wales or the Downs.
1f.
ABL 26   8 September 1911
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Swansea about negotiations with Methuen and Secker.
1f.
ABL 27   18 September 1911
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about books on Pater and Swinburne for Secker, a book on the Mediterranean, possibly for serialisation.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 28   20 September 1911
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about books for Secker, books on the Mediterranean and Borrow, and buying or borrowing books on Swinburne.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 29   22 September 1911
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about recent meeting with Stanley Unwin.
1f.
ABL 30   23 September 1911
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about books for Arthur Waugh.
1f.
ABL 31   25 September 1911
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about Waugh, Secker and his seeing Duckworth without involving the Agency.
1f.
ABL 32   26 September 1911
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about terms with Secker for books on Pater and Swinburne, his potential interest in the Mediterranean book, and Duckworth.
1f.
ABL 33   2 October 1911
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about meeting with Secker about proof correction, and the Mediterranean book.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 34   4 October 1911
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about confusions in dealing with Secker, the Borrow book and a possible book for Constable.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 35   6 October 1911
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about Borrow contract with Waugh, negotiations with Secker and Constable.
1f.
ABL 36   13 October 1911
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about negotiations with Constable and Secker books.
1f.
ABL 37   24 October 1911
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about problem with Constable.
1f.
ABL 38   22 November 1911
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about his illness and an open air book for Black.
1f.
ABL 39   5 December 1911
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Llangherne, about negotiations with Secker, Constable, Methuen and Blackie, Country life and the English review, and Unwin.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 40   7 December 1911
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about piece on Swansea for English review.
1f.
ABL 41   13 December 1911
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about books on Borrow, Pater, Swinburne, Swansea and Anatole France; problems dealing with Lane.
3p. on 2f.
ABL 42   21 December 1911
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about Borrow and problems of getting Chatto to commission work, with ink additions.
1f.
ABL 43   23 December 1911
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about payment for Borrow, and Methuen.
1f.
ABL 44   28 December 1911
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about books on Borrow, Swinburne and Byron, and a history book for Methuen.
1f.
ABL 45   2 January 1912
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, enclosing (not present) copy of Chatto volume as a model.
1f.
ABL 46   4 January 1912
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about Roman history book for Methuen.
1f.
ABL 47   12 January 1912
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about work for Methuen.
1f.
ABL 48   15 January 1912
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about potential books on Lady Wortley Montagu and De Quincey, and Secker contract.
1f.
ABL 49   18 January 1912
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about work for Secker.
1f.
ABL 50   23 January 1912
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about Secker contract for Swinburne book and potential book for Chatto on an author on their list.
1f.
ABL 51   26 January 1912
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about Swinburne contract and potential books on Buchanan, Fanny Burney or Kipling.
1f.
ABL 52   30 January 1912
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about potential book on Oscar Wilde for Methuen.
1f.
ABL 53   6 February 1912
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about holding book on Borrow for Waugh as another has just been published.
1f.
ABL 54   8 February 1912
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about work on Borrow and Swinburne.
1f.
ABL 55   12 February 1912
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about payment for Borrow book (see also ABL 215), a loan of Swinburne books and the rejection of a book on Buchanan.
1f.
ABL 56   16 April 1912
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about Swinburne books.
1f.
ABL 57   1 May 1912
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about payment from Secker for work on Pater.
1f.
ABL 58   10 May 1912
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Road (near Bath), about Pater and Swinburne books for Secker.
1f.
ABL 59   4 June 1912
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Road (near Bath), about lack of response from Ingpen and Hutchinson and dissuading him from going to Unwin.
1f.
ABL 60   4 June 1912
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Road (near Bath), about reason for lack of response from Ingpen and Hutchinson.
1f.
ABL 61   18 June 1912
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about payment from Secker for Swinburne book and quoting their terms for correcting it and the Pater book.
1f.
ABL 62   19 June 1912
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Balham, about Secker's terms for Pater corrections and proposal to Heinemann.
1f.
ABL 63   21 June 1912
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Balham, about Ingpen and Hutchinson response to proposals.
1f.
ABL 64   27 June 1912
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about Pawling of Heinemann's response to proposals.
1f.
ABL 65   2 July 1912
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about Swinburne typescript.
1f.
ABL 66   6 July 1912
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about negotiation with Hutchinson.
1f.
ABL 67   18 July 1912
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about payment from Secker for Swinburne book.
1f.
ABL 68   22 July 1912
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about Unwin.
1f.
ABL 69   25 July 1912
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about Batsford.
1f.
ABL 70   29 July 1912
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about Batsford and Cassell.
1f.
ABL 71   27 August 1912
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about Swinburne proofs, Chatto, Unwin and Black.
1f.
ABL 72   12 September 1912
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about Unwin.
1f.
ABL 73   16 September 1912
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about his continuing with the agency.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 74   21 October 1912
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about Swinburne books borrowed from Chatto.
1f.
ABL 75   29 October 1912
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about Swinburne books borrowed from Chatto.
1f.
ABL 76   15 February 1913
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Broughton Gifford, about American rights for Pater and Swinburne books.
1f.
ABL 77   18 February 1913
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Broughton Gifford, about Secker and the Pater book.
1f.
ABL 78   5 June 1913
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about Methuen proposals.
1f.
ABL 79   7 June 1913
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about proposal from Methuen for books on Tennyson and Wordsworth.
1f.
ABL 80   13 June 1913
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about Wordsworth book, and one on Tennyson or Shelley.
1f.
ABL 81   16 June 1913
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about fee from Methuen.
1f.
ABL 82   24 June 1913
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about failure of negotiations with Methuen.
1f.
ABL 83   28 June 1913
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about book for Methuen on theme of footsteps of authors.
1f.
ABL 84   3 July 1913
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about Methuen book.
1f.
ABL 85   10 July 1913
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about Methuen's requirements.
1f.
ABL 86   19 July 1913
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about disappointing terms from Methuen.
1f.
ABL 87   22 July 1913
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about book on Poets Laureate.
1f.
ABL 88   25 July 1913
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about unsatisfactory terms with Methuen.
1f.
ABL 89   6 August 1913
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about book on Stevenson for Chatto. Postscript that Chatto already have slow-selling books on Stevenson so perhaps Secker would be worth trying.
1f.
ABL 90   7 August 1913
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about Methuen re-negotiation of terms.
1f.
ABL 91   15 August 1913
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about Methuen footsteps book and interest of Unwin in Poets Laureate book.
1f.
ABL 92   18 August 1913
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Balham, about Methuen and Secker. Pencil note added about Secker's interest in Shelley book.
1f.
ABL 93   5 September 1913
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about Methuen contract, failure with Unwin to get a fair price for Poets Laureate book, and renewed negotiations with Dent.
1f.
ABL 94   10 September 1913
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, East Grinstead, about difficulty of writing books for the colonial market on Canada or Australia, and that he is associated with literary subjects which makes it difficult to sell his work in other areas to publishers.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 95   11 September 1913
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, East Grinstead, about book on Keats for Jack.
1f.
ABL 96   18 September 1913
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about poor terms available for Keats book.
1f.
ABL 97   29 September 1913
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about contract with Methuen for footsteps book.
1f.
ABL 98   6 October 1913
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about Methuen contract, terms for Keats book, and Shelley book for Secker.
1f.
ABL 99   10 October 1913
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about terms for Keats book, and lack of success getting started with Kegan Paul.
1f.
ABL 100   13 October 1913
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about Keats book, Dent, and his proposal for a book on Gilbert White. Postscript regarding old proposal from Dent for book on Shakespeare.
1f.
ABL 101   14 October 1913
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about Secker and Pater book.
1f.
ABL 102   16 October 1913
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about counties books.
1f.
ABL 103   17 October 1913
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about book pricing.
1f.
ABL 104   31 October 1913
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about county books for Methuen.
1f.
ABL 105   12 November 1913
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, East Grinstead, about subjects for books, and typists.
1f.
ABL 106   27 November 1913
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, East Grinstead, about matching prospective books with publishers.
1f.
ABL 107   17 December 1913
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, East Grinstead, about autobiography.
1f.
ABL 108   6 January 1914
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, East Grinstead, about proverb stories.
1f.
ABL 109   18 February 1914
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about an English Library series and prospective study of a living writer.
1f.
ABL 110   26 February 1914
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Balham, about terms and reprints.
1f.
ABL 111   3 April 1914
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about possible American commission for articles on Masefield and Conrad.
1f.
ABL 112   22 May 1914
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about various books in completion or being suggested to publishers.
1f.
ABL 113   27 May 1914
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about book on South Wales and articles on Conrad and Masefield.
1f.
ABL 114   3 June 1914
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about book on flowers for Jack.
1f.
ABL 115   11 June 1914
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about flower anthology and proverbs book.
1f.
ABL 116   18 June 1914
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Balham, about flower anthology and prospective book on provincial towns.
1f.
ABL 117   19 June 1914
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Balham, about contract for flower anthology.
1f.
ABL 118   22 June 1914
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Balham, about contract and potential publishers for provincial towns book.
1f.
ABL 119   3 July 1914
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Balham, about confidential project to publish set of critical books.
1f.
ABL 120   16 July 1914
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about progress with four books.
1f.
ABL 121   14 August 1914
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about changes required to book on literary byways by Methuen.
1f.
ABL 122   17 August 1914
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about book on literary byways and the publisher's comments, a prospective book on England and the increasing pressure on newspaper space and lack of paper due to the war.
1f.
ABL 123   19 August 1914
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about an article on attitudes and circumstances in the Midlands and North of England for Harrison at the English review.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 124   21 August 1914
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Ledbury, about literary byways and proverbs books, the current state of publishing -“I believe any marked success on our side would lead to a prompt revival” - and essays and articles.
1f.
ABL 125   26 August 1914
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about strictures on article for Harrison “nothing must be said which will stop recruiting”.
1f.
ABL 126   15 September 1914
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about article for Harrison.
1f.
ABL 127   30 September 1914
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about article for Harrison.
1f.
ABL 128   14 October 1914
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about agricultural article for Harrison
1f.
ABL 129   16 October 1914
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about article for Harrison, too many anthologies and a book on England already published.
1f.
ABL 130   21 October 1914
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about outstanding payments.
1f.
ABL 131   9 November 1914
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about proverbs book.
1f.
ABL 132   12 November 1914
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about Hodge family and proverbs book.
1f.
ABL 133   3 December 1914
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about outstanding payment and Thomas's thoughts of enlisting.
1f.
ABL 134   15 December 1914
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about payment from Harrison.
1f.
ABL 135   17 December 1914
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about cheques awaiting Harrison's signature.
1f.
Darley correspondence
Reference: ABL 136-168
Dates of creation: 1827-1844
Extent: 1 file Poet and writer (1795-1846). Born and educated in Dublin, moved to London in 1821 to pursue a literary career. Wrote for London magazine (theatre criticism under pseudonym John Lacy), and later The Athenaeum, verse and prose, and mathematical textbooks. His poetry did not reach a wide audience - allusive and obscure, it did not sell well.
Abbott, C. C., “Further letters of George Darley (1795-1846)”Durham University journal XXXIII (1940), 25-45.

ABL 136   23 [May] 1842
Letter from Charles Frederick Darley, 46A Pall Mall (brother of George, 1800-1861), to the Rev. W.J. Fox, Queen Square, Westminster (1786-1864, Unitarian minister and critic), thanking him for his critique of his play “Plighted troth”.
3p. on 1f. and envelope.
ABL 137   23 December 1829
Letter from Eleanor Frances Darley, Kildare St, Dublin (sister of George, d.1833), to Mary Anne Neail at Bangor, on local news, with postscript by her brother Henry Darley.
4p. on 2f.
Digitised material for Durham University Library - Abbott Literary Manuscripts 137 Digitised March 2017

ABL 138   18 June 1830
Letter from Eleanor Frances Darley, Kildare St, Dublin (sister of George, d.1833), to Mary Anne Neail at Bangor about family life in Dublin.
5p. on 2f.
Digitised material for Durham University Library - Abbott Literary MSS 138 Digitised March 2017

ABL 139   1835
George Darley, Nepenthe (1835)
1 vol.
Now shelved in printed sequence at: SC 00012
ABL 140   [ca. 1828?]
George Darley, “The sorrows of hope”. Manuscript (on paper watermarked 1827), with some corrections and other marks, of a longer version of the poem first published in the Anniversary in 1828.
Stab bound paper booklet   28p.
This version was first published in Darley's Complete poetical works (London, 1908).
ABL 141   30 September [18??]
Letter from George Darley to his current publisher [E.A. Moxon?] about the finances of publishing his plays.
1f.
ABL 142   Monday 9 [ ]
Note from George Darley to Rev. H. Cary (Henry Francis Cary, translator of Dante, 1772-1844) asking him to read an ode of Darley's.
1f.
ABL 143   [n.d. 1827-1844?]
Note from George Darley (signed “Malleus Ignorantium”) to Rev. H.F. Cary (addressed as Reverend Filch) attacking some errors in his classical learning and accusing him of stealing a handkerchief.
1f.
ABL 144   Thursday [1827-1844?]
Note from George Darley to H.F. Cary (addressed as “Tintoretto”) arranging to get him in to see the Grosvenor collection. Pencil sketch of a tree on back.
1f.
ABL 145   2 September [1827-1844]
Letter from George Darley, Eaton Square to H.F. Cary asking him to inquire at the Bodleian about some recently discovered Raphael drawings and discussing a poetic borrowing by Gray from Chapman of the phrase “many twinkling feet”.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 146   Friday morning [n.d. 1827-1844?]
Letter from George Darley to H.F. Cary regretting his father's illness and arranging a meeting.
1f.
ABL 147   1827
Letter from George Darley to [H.F. Cary] thanking him for his invitation next Monday to meet old associates of the London magazine, especially Charles Lamb and his thoughts on a masque and the relation between mathematics and poetry.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 148   15 May 1830
“Ode to a certain librarian” verse letter from Darley attempting to invite himself to dinner, to H.F. Cary (at that time a librarian at the British Museum), starting “Reverendissimo translator of the Inferno”.
1f.
ABL 149   October 1834
Letter from George Darley, Paris (signed “Scarmiglione”), to H.F. Cary, British Museum. News from the continent in a facetious vein: Antwerp, Brussels, Paris, Spain in politics and fashion, and (alluding to Cary's publication of Pindar) an inquiry about his work on Peter Pindar with illustrations by Cruikshank.
4p. on 1f.
ABL 150   1835
Letter from George Darley to H.F. Cary (addressed as “Pindar”) enclosing (not present unless one is SC00012) two copies of his Nepenthe, one for Cary and one to be forwarded to Procter.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 151   22 October 1835
Letter from George Darley, Upper Eaton St, to H.F. Cary, suggesting some improvements for his Inferno translation, and mentioning that Miss Lamb spent a day at Moxon's.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 152   21 November 184-
Letter from George Darley, Upper Eaton St, to H.F. Cary, 14 Park St, regretfully turning down his dinner invitation.
1f.
ABL 153   March 1841
Letter from George Darley, Upper Eaton St, to H.F. Cary about Dante's list of Florentine women.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 154   1 March 1841
Letter from George Darley, Upper Eaton St, to H.F. Cary (“Dante”) requesting a list of members of the Athenaeum Club on behalf of Hare.
1f.
ABL 155   21 February 1842
Letter from George Darley, Clarence Club, to H.F. Cary leaving a copy of the Inferno with his annotations and those of T. Carlyle and discussing the attribution of portrait of Dante in the Duomo at Florence. With pencil notes.
3p. on 1f.
ABL 156   Weds. night February 1844
Letter from George Darley, to H.F. Cary about Darley's nomination (membership of a club?).
2p. on 1f.
ABL 157   1 December 1844
Letter from George Darley, Parthenon Club, to Cary (H.F. Cary had died that August) inviting him to supper at the Club.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 158   23 April 1835
Letter from George Darley, Upper Eaton St, to A. Cunningham thanking him for a copy of his book on Robert Burns and giving criticisms and suggesting corrections. See ABL 171-172 for provenance information
5p. on 2f.
ABL 159   12 December 1845
Letter from George Darley, Paris, to Mary Darley (his cousin), Kildare St, Dublin. He must reluctantly remain longer in Paris as his illness is not yet cured. A long letter about his activities in Paris and hers in Dublin.
4p. on 1f. (quarter of first p. cut off)
ABL 160   Wednesday [December 1827]
Letter from George Darley to John Taylor about a review of his work that he has re-written, discussing his poetry and mentioning some other books.
2p. on 1f.
Ed. Abbott, Durham University journal XXXIII (1940), 26-8.
ABL 161   [18] May 1831
Letter from George Darley, Paris, to John Taylor about his activities in Paris and Taylor's work on economics.
3p. on 1f.
Ed. Abbott, Durham University journal XXXIII (1940), 36-7.
ABL 162   9 [November] 1830
Letter from George Darley, Paris, to John Taylor, Upper Gower St, describing his travels from London to Brittany, to Caen, then to Paris, and asking for literary news of publications, of John Clare, a possible pirated publication of his work, and asking for letters of introduction to literary figures in Paris.
3p. on 1f.
Ed. Abbott, Durham University journal XXXIII (1940), 29-32.
ABL 163   4 February 1831
Letter from George Darley, Paris, to John Taylor, Upper Gower St, discussing Taylor's pamphlet on money and asking to be remembered to John Clare and Hessey.
3p. on 1f.
Ed. Abbott, Durham University journal XXXIII (1940), 33-35.
ABL 164   11 November 1833
Letter from George Darley, Rome, to John Taylor, Upper Gower St, about the sculptures and buildings of Rome, and asking after Taylor's publishing ventures and literary friends.
3p. on 1f.
Ed. Abbott, Durham University journal XXXIII (1940), 38-41.
ABL 165   8-9 April 1835
Letter from George Darley, to John Taylor, indicating willingness to edit the Leicester journal, outlining the duties he would undertake and stating his terms. On the back is written the next day a letter to “Father” from his son Fred, from Upper Gower St, discussing Darley's proposal.
1f.
Ed.. Abbott, Durham University journal XXXIII (1940), 41-43.
ABL 166   9 May 1835
Letter from George Darley, Upper Eaton St, to John Taylor, Upper Gower St, about his disappointment that his publications have not made a profit and regret to have caused Taylor financial loss. Discusses his account with Taylor.
3p. on 1f.
Ed. Abbott, Durham University journal XXXIII (1940), 43-44.
ABL 167   4 July [1835]
Letter from George Darley, Upper Eaton St, to John Taylor, presenting him with a copy of Nepenthe, 50 copies printed at “Warren's Jet-Blacking press” (not present unless it is SC00012).
2p. on 1f.
Ed. Abbott, Durham University journal XXXIII (1940), 44-45.
ABL 168   7 July 1838
Letter from George Darley, Upper Eaton St, to John Taylor, Upper Gower St, wishing to introduce Severn the artist to him.
1f.
Ed. Abbott, Durham University journal XXXIII (1940), 45.
Darwin, Mary
Reference: ABL 169-170
Dates of creation: 1943
Extent: 2 letters Mary Dorothea Wharton Darwin, Mrs Charles Waring, of 24 North Bailey, Durham. She is the addressee of the Walpole letters (ABL 578-589).

ABL 169   20 August 1943
Letter from Mary Darwin, Chelsea Embankment, to Abbott, about her pleasure at being in London and mentioning a separate letter about Hugh [Walpole's] letters (ABL 170).
2p. on 1f.
ABL 170   [20 August 1943]
Letter from Mary Darwin, Durham, to Abbott, passing her letters from Hugh Walpole to his custody.
1f. and envelope.
Ewing, J.C.
Reference: ABL 171-172
Dates of creation: 1904
Extent: 2 letters
ABL 171   26 May 1904
Letter from J.C. Ewing, 14 Woodlands Rd, Glasgow, to Miss Evelyn Darley, about a letter from George Darley that he is disposing of on behalf of “a lady in this city” and asking if she wishes to buy it (the letter is now ABL 158).
2p. on 1f.
ABL 172   1 June 1904
Letter from J.C. Ewing, 14 Woodlands Rd, Glasgow, to Miss Evelyn Darley, adding that the letter from George Darley came to Mrs Ferguson from A.C. Lamb of Dundee.
2p. on 1f.
Frost, Robert
Reference: ABL 173-175 Poet (1874-1963)
Abbott ms. 173 & 174 were numbers given to 2 printed volumes. R. Frost, Complete poems (1949), signed and with a copy of the poem “Come in” by Frost to Abbott is now at shelfmark SC 01680 and R. Frost, A masque of reason (1948) signed by Frost to Abbott is at shelfmark SC 01679.

ABL 175   1928
Typescript copy of “The minor bird”, signed and dated by Frost.
1f.
Gide, André
Reference: ABL 176-180
Extent: 4 letters Writer (1869-1951)

ABL 176   n.d.
Language:   French
Congratulatory note from Gide at Cuverville, to an unknown correspondent, with postscript asking for 50 copies of his (Gide's) “brochure”.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 177   17 December 1895
Language:   French
Letter from Gide, Pension Girard, Via Montabello, Florence, to an unknown correspondent thanking him for hospitality.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 178   1 January 1933
Language:   French
Letter from Gide at Cuverville to an unknown correspondent discussing and thanking him for some corrections.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 179   22 February 1935
Language:   French
Letter from Gide at Cuverville to [Ferdinand] Hardekopf thanking him for a reference to Goethe and mentioning his Journal.
1p. on 1f.
ABL 180   [1908]
Language:   French
Letter from Gide to [Jean] Royère about poetry.
2p. on 1f.
Hopkins, Gerard Manley
Reference: ABL 181-202
Dates of creation: 1883-1888
Extent: 22 letters
Correspondence with Coventry Patmore. Edited by Abbott in his Further letters of Gerard Manley Hopkins including his correspondence with Coventry Patmore (Oxford, 1938), section C., p.147-245. References given below are to the letter number (in Roman numerals) and pages in that edition.
Poet (1844-1889)

ABL 181   12 August 1883
Letter from Hopkins, at Manchester, to Patmore about contacting Robert Bridges.
2p. on 1f.
Printed: LXXIV, p.147.
ABL 182   16 August 1883
Letter from Hopkins, at Manchester, to Patmore about R.W. Dixon's Mano, R. Bridges' Prometheus the firegiver, and poetry.
4p. on 1f.
Printed: LXXV, p.147-8.
ABL 183   22 August 1883
Letter from Hopkins, at Hampstead, to Patmore about Prometheus the firegiver.
3p. on 1f.
Printed: LXXVI, p.149-150.
ABL 184   14 September 1883
Letter from Hopkins, at Stonyhurst, to Patmore thanking him for sending his Poems for the College.
3p. on 1f.
Printed: LXXVII, p.150-152.
ABL 185   23 September 1883
Letter from Hopkins, at Stonyhurst, to Patmore about his Angel in the house, giving a series of criticisms. Patmore has marked each comment either “Done” or crossed it through to show if he has taken the advice or not.
5p. on 3f.
Printed: LXXVIII, p.152-158.
ABL 186   24 September 1883
Letter from Hopkins, at Stonyhurst, to Patmore continuing the critical notes of the previous letter.
8p. on 3f.
Printed: LXXIX, p.158-163.
ABL 187   28 September 1883
Letter from Hopkins, at Stonyhurst, to Patmore about his criticisms of the previous two letters.
6p. on 2f.
Printed: LXXX, p.164-166.
ABL 188   7 October 1883
Letter from Hopkins, at Stonyhurst, to Patmore with his criticisms of Victories of love. Marked in pencil by Patmore to indicate if taken up.
4p. on 2f.
Printed: LXXXI, p.166-171
ABL 189   25 October 1883
Letter from Hopkins, at Stonyhurst, to Patmore with his criticisms of material in his Amelia. Also dated at end 29 October 1883.
5p. on 2f.
Printed: LXXXII, p.171-176.
ABL 190   7 November 1883
Letter from Hopkins, at Stonyhurst, to Patmore continuing his criticism, mainly on his Study on English metrical law (the metrical analysis is quite clearly represented in the printed edition). Postscript dated 10 November 1883
8p. on 3f.
Printed: LXXXIII, p.178-185.
ABL 191   14 November 1883
Letter from Hopkins, at Stonyhurst, to Patmore about a new prosody for English verse.
3p. on 1f.
Printed: LXXXIV, p.187.
ABL 192   23 November 1883
Letter from Hopkins, at Stonyhurst, to Patmore about the poems of Patmore's recently deceased son, which he has sent to him.
6p. on 3f.
Printed: LXXXV, p.188-189.
ABL 193   6 December 1883
Letter from Hopkins, at Stonyhurst, to Patmore about his son's poetry and continuing his criticism of Patmore's poetry. With pencil marks by Patmore.
5p. on 2f.
Printed: LXXXVI, p.191-196.
ABL 194   3 January 1884
Letter from Hopkins, at Stonyhurst, to Patmore continuing his criticism of his poetry. With pencil marks by Patmore.
7p. on 3f.
Printed: LXXXVII, p.198-202.
ABL 195   14 May 1885
Letter from Hopkins, at Dublin, to Patmore thanking him for the new (6th) edition of Angel in the house.
2p. on 1f.
Printed: LXXXIX, p.214-215.
ABL 196   23 June 1885
Letter from Hopkins, at Dublin, to Patmore apologising for not replying due to pressure of work.
2f. on 1p.
Printed: XC, p.216.
ABL 197   4 June 1886
Letter from Hopkins, at Dublin, to Patmore about Catholicism and the British Empire, and his family.
7p. on 2f.
Printed: XCII, p.218-220.
ABL 198   6 October 1886
Letter from Hopkins, at Dublin, to Patmore mentioning his recent holiday in Wales and discussing the poetry of William Barnes.
4p. on 1f.
Printed: XCIII, p.222-223.
ABL 199   7 November 1886
Letter from Hopkins, at Stonyhurst, to Patmore about recent meetings with local Dublin poets, including Yeats.
4p. on 1f.
Printed: XCIV, p.224-226.
ABL 200   12 May 1887
Copy of letter from Hopkins, at Dublin, to Patmore about the cheap edition of his poetry. A section has been omitted by the copyist.
2p. on 1f.
Printed: XCVI, p.230-231.
ABL 201   6 May 1888
Letter from Hopkins, at Dublin, to Patmore about the poetry of Keats and an article of Patmore's. postscript dated 7 May 1888.
12p. on 4f.
Printed: XCVIII, p.237-241.
ABL 202   20 May 1888
Letter from Hopkins, at Howth, to Patmore about a paper by Hopkins on his Angel in the house and a madrigal composition by Hopkins.
4p. on 1f.
Printed: XCIX, p.244-245.
Hunt, William Holman Artist (1827-1910)

ABL 203   5 October 1878
Letter from William Holman Hunt, 7 Berkley Gardens, Campden Hill, to “Dear Sir” asking for the name of a picture cleaner to take the varnish off “Claudius and Isabella”.
2p. on 1f.
Huntsman, S. K.
Reference: ABL 204-207
Dates of creation: 1910
Extent: 4 letters
Agent's correspondence with Edward Thomas.
Sophie Katherine Huntsman (1870-1950). Secretary to the Literary Agency of London.

ABL 204   23 August 1910
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about payment by English review for his article “July”.
1f.
ABL 205   26 August 1910
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about above payment; ms. postscript requesting additional material.
1f.
ABL 206   21 October 1910
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, about proposals from Secker and mentioning W.H. Davies.
1f.
ABL 207   14 August 1911
Typescript letter to Edward Thomas, about synopsis of Shakespeare book.
1f.
Kent, Mary
Reference: ABL 208-209
Dates of creation: 1774-1775
Extent: 2 letters Woman with whom Wolcot placed the illegitimate child
Part of the John Wolcot material.

ABL 208   24 November 1774
Letter from Mary Kent from Truro, staying with Benjamin Kent, staymaker, at Holsey Court, Blackman Street, Southwark to Mr Northcote at Sir Joshua Reynolds', Leicester Fields, seeking an appointment, with pencil copy of reply on back.
2p. on 1f.
Digitised version
Digitised material for ABL 208 - Letter from Mary Kent from Truro, to Mr Northcote Digitised February 2013

ABL 209   18 January 1775
Letter from Mary Kent, Holsey Court, Blackman Street, Southwark to Mr Northcote at Sir Joshua Reynolds', Leicester Fields, asking if he has yet heard from Wolcot about the five guineas he promised to Mrs Jenney.
1f.
Digitised version
Digitised material for ABL 209 - Letter from Mary Kent from Truro, to Mr Northcote Digitised February 2013

Literary Agency of London
Reference: ABL 210-218
Dates of creation: 1907-1912
Extent: 9 items Edward Thomas's literary agent.
Part of the Edward Thomas material.

ABL 210   12 February 1912
Letter from the Literary Agency to Lloyds Bank, Sevenoaks, paying a cheque into Edward Thomas's account.
1f.
ABL 211   18 June 1912
Letter from the Literary Agency to Lloyds Bank, Sevenoaks, paying a cheque into Edward Thomas's account.
1f.
ABL 212   18 July 1912
Letter from the Literary Agency to Lloyds Bank, Sevenoaks, paying a cheque into Edward Thomas's account.
1f.
ABL 213   26 January 1911
Letter from the Literary Agency to Edward Thomas, requesting alterations to last chapter of Maeterlinck.
1f.
ABL 214   18 September 1912
Letter from the Literary Agency to Edward Thomas, returning synopses.
1f.
ABL 215   13 February 1912
Receipt from Lloyds Bank to C.F. Cazenove for payment to account of Edward Thomas.
1f.
ABL 216   3 May 1912
Receipt from Lloyds Bank to Literary Agency for payment to account of Edward Thomas.
1f.
ABL 217   19 July 1912
Receipt from Lloyds Bank to Literary Agency for payment to account of Edward Thomas.
1f.
ABL 218   31 December 1907
Copy letter from Methuen to Edward Thomas, Petersfield, copied to C.F. Cazenove, regretting the necessary postponement of American publication of his book on George Borrow.
1f.
Nevinson, Henry W.
Reference: ABL 219-220
Dates of creation: 1932
Extent: 2 letters Henry Wodd Nevinson (1856-1941)

ABL 219   26 June 1932
Typescript letter from Henry Nevinson to Abbott, regretting that he has kept no Edward Thomas letters, and why Thomas had written no verse until the war.
1f.
ABL 220   29 June 1932
Postcard from Henry Nevinson confirming date of conversation with Edward Thomas regarding his not having written poetry, as mentioned in previous letter (ABL 219).
1f.
Northcote, James
Reference: ABL 221-224
Dates of creation: ca. 1775
Extent: 3 letters Artist (1746-1831)

ABL 221   [ca. 1775]
Part letters and notes added to them. Letter from James Northcote to J. Wolcot in receipt of his £10, accounting for the distribution thereof, mentioning the costs incurred in the care of the child (a fragment of another letter is stuck on the back); Mrs Jenny has returned to Exeter leaving the child with Mrs Kent, further accounts of costs and price for looking after child for 7 years or permanently. Note on back to “Dear mamdam” requesting return of “the trifle you have of mine”, unsigned. Direction to Dr Wolcot 7 Great Newport St, with requests to send his next letter in verse, not to send him more “tittle” to waste his time. On back a note turning down a duel or fight “because my life is a very great pleasure to me”.
5p. on 3 f.
Digitised version
Digitised material for ABL 221 - Letters from James Northcote to John Wolcot Digitised February 2013

ABL 222-224   1774-1775
3 receipts for payments to and by Jane Bassett [Jane Oliver] for lodgings etc.
1f. each.
ABL.222
ABL.223
ABL.224
Digitised material for ABL 222-4 - receipts for payment from Jane Bassett for lodgings Digitised February 2013

ABL 225   [1775]
Letter from Jane Oliver to John Wolcot, Truro, relating to payments to her for support of their child.
2p. on 1f.
Digitised version
Digitised material for ABL 225 - Letter from Jane Oliver to John Wolcot Digitised February 2013

Perris, G. H.
Reference: ABL 226-227
Dates of creation: 1910
Extent: 2 letters George Herbert Perris (1866-1920). Founding partner of the Literary Agency of London
Part of the Edward Thomas material.

ABL 226   7 November 1910
Letter to Edward Thomas from Literary Agency of London about confusion with Secker over terms of payment for a work.
1f.
ABL 227   15 December 1910
Letter to Edward Thomas from Literary Agency of London about prospective work.
1f.
Patmore, Coventry
Reference: ABL 228-230
Dates of creation: 1854-1889
Extent: 3 letters Poet (1823-1896)

ABL 228   4 January 1854
Letter from Coventry Patmore, British Museum, to W. Allingham, Coleraine (poet, 1824-1889), congratulating him on his appointment at the Daily news, in which Patmore had been instrumental.
1f.
ABL 229   25 July 1854
Letter from Coventry Patmore, British Museum, to W. Allingham, about their distaste for journalism and how he has given it up, at the cost of half his income and a reduction in circumstances. He cannot afford to buy his landscape or help him in regard to Millais' picture.
1f.
ABL 230   24 March 1889
Letter from Coventry Patmore, Hastings, to Alfred Miles about an anthology including his work, enclosing (not present) a book in which he has marked his recommended choices.
1f.
Rossetti, Christina
Reference: ABL 231-234
Dates of creation: 1850-1864
Extent: 4 letters Poet (1830-1894)
Rossetti family letters to the Heimann family (C0773), Manuscripts division, Princeton University Library (catalogue [URL at February 2006] http://libweb.princeton.edu/libraries/firestone/rbsc/aids/rossetti-heimann.html).

ABL 231   5 January 1863
Letter from Christina Rossetti, 45 Upper Albany St, London, to Dr A. Heimann, 57 Gordon Square, London (her German tutor), enclosing a corrected galley proof of her biographical article on Petrarch written for the Imperial dictionary of universal biography.
3p. on 1f., envelope and cutting
ABL 232   Saturday morning [19 January 1850]
Letter from Christina Rossetti, Longleat, to Mrs Heimann, 5 Edward St, London, about her visit and the next installment of The germ.
4p. on 1f., envelope.
ABL 233   [March 1850]
Letter from Christina Rossetti, 5 Charlotte St, to Mrs Heimann, about the troubles of producing the 3rd issue of The germ and the transfer of control to the printer, George Tupper.
1f.
ABL 234   20 July [1864]
Letter from Christina Rossetti, Chester Villa, Cheltenham, to Mrs Heimann, about her stay in Cheltenham and her impressions of the Royal Academy exhibition (from paintings described that of 1864 - Landseer, Millais, Whistler, Solomon etc.).
4p. on 1f., envelope
Rossetti, Dante Gabriel
Reference: ABL 235-276
Dates of creation: ca. 1864-1881
Extent: 41 letters Artist and poet (1828-1882)

ABL 235   [1878?]
Letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti to Ford Madox Brown, inviting him on Sunday.
1f.
Pencil note on back “Given by W. M. Rossetti to Mrs Allport for R. Sept. 1895.”
ABL 236-237   Friday [27 September 1872]
Letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Kelmscott, to William Rossetti, about their health and finances. With typed transcript.
5p. on 2f. & 2f.
ABL 238   23 October 1864
Letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Cheyne Walk, to Frederic Shields (Frederic James Shields, artist and printer, 1831-1911) thanking him for a translation and photographs (not present).
4p. on 1f. [quarter cut out]
ABL 239   1 August 1881
Letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Liverpool, to Frederic Shields arranging to meet and mentioning his deafness on one side.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 240   Xmas 1881
Letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, to Frederic Shields arranging to meet.
1f.
ABL 241   Xmas Eve [1881?]
Letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, to Frederic Shields (marked “Letter No. 2” and probably a postscript to ABL 240), confirming meeting.
1f.
ABL 242   Friday night [n.d. between 1864 & 1881]
Letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, to Frederic Shields urging him to take a holiday at Brighton.
4p. on 1f.
ABL 243   Wednesday [n.d. between 1864 & 1881]
Letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, to Frederic Shields congratulating him on moving house and arranging a meeting.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 244   [1878?]
Letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, to Frederic Shields inviting him to dinner.
1f.
ABL 245   Thursday [n.d. between 1864 & 1881]
Letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, to Frederic Shields asking for Ellen Smith [artists' model] tomorrow.
1f.
ABL 246   Wednesday [n.d. between 1864 & 1881]
Letter of introduction from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, to Frederic Shields for Mr Sidney Colvin.
1f.
ABL 247   Monday [n.d. between 1864 & 1881]
Letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, to Frederic Shields about business, a picture and arranging to meet.
4p. on 1f.
ABL 248   Tuesday [n.d. between 1864 & 1881]
Letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, to Frederic Shields asking about progress with the autotype.
3p. on 1f.
ABL 249   Friday [n.d. between 1864 & 1881]
Letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, to Frederic Shields arranging a meeting and regretting lack of progress with his current picture.
1f.
ABL 250   [n.d. between 1864 & 1881]
Letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Fisher Place, Vale of St John, near Keswick, to Frederic Shields. His lameness is improving and he has climbed Great Hough.
3p. on 1f.
ABL 251   Tuesday [1877?]
Letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, to Frederic Shields suggesting the name “Perlascura” for a print he is working on [adopted for the 1871 portrait of Jane Morris printed by Shields in 1877]. A meeting with Mr & Mrs Turner and a visit from Mr Budgett to take down the mesmerist's address.
3p. on 1f.
ABL 252   Sunday [n.d. between 1864 & 1881]
Letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, to Frederic Shields about the summer weather, a chalk drawing of his mother he is currently making and their health.
4p. on 1f.
ABL 253   Wednesday [n.d. between 1864 & 1881]
Letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, to Frederic Shields. He has had a cheque from Cowper-Temple for Smetham's “Peter” (James Smetham, artist, 1821-1889) and a promise of help from Turner but not Craven.
3p. on 1f.
ABL 254   Saturday [n.d. between 1864 & 1881]
Letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, to Frederic Shields. Brown has been looking over a house in Fulham for him, and Watts (Theodore Watts-Dutton, critic and novelist, 1832-1914) has just stayed for a week.
4p. on 1f.
ABL 255   Thursday [n.d. between 1864 & 1881]
Letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, to Frederic Shields about arrangements for proofs of his works including “Silence”.
3p. on 1f.
ABL 256   Monday [1878]
Letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, to Frederic Shields about works attributed to him being sold at Attenborough's [Rossetti wrote a letter to the Athenaeum about this in July 1878].
3p. on 1f.
ABL 257   [n.d. between 1864 & 1881]
Letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, to Frederic Shields about efforts to assist Mrs Smetham, obtaining prints from the Autotype Company and problems he is having with the arms on his “Fiametta” [“A vision of Fiametta”, 1878].
3p. on 1f.
ABL 258   Monday [n.d. between 1864 & 1881]
Letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, to Frederic Shields, inviting him to dine with Jones and Watts tomorrow.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 259   Tuesday [n.d. between 1864 & 1881]
Letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, to Frederic Shields. He will do another work for McConnell with more “story”.
4p. on 1f.
ABL 260   Sunday [July 1878]
Letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, to Frederic Shields headed “Re Attenborough”. He had sent letter to the Athenaeum when Mr Wyndham (purchaser of the mis-attributed picture) asked him for a letter stating the drawing not to be by Rossetti and to withhold making it public, which he has done until next week.
3p. on 1f.
ABL 261   Wednesday [n.d. between 1864 & 1881]
Letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, to Frederic Shields about the autotypes and that he has finished Fiametta's arms.
3p. on 1f.
ABL 262   Thursday [n.d. between 1864 & 1881]
Letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, to Frederic Shields on his health (mentions the climb reported in ABL 250).
3p. on 1f.
ABL 263   Wednesday [n.d. between 1864 & 1881]
Letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, to Frederic Shields. He has received a lot of chalk drawings from Kelmscott and is trying to find a cheap framer to prepare them for sale.
3p. on 1f.
ABL 264   Tuesday [n.d. between 1864 & 1881]
Letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, to Frederic Shields. Has seen the Cowper-Temples who wish to see some paintings (including “Peter” which makes this predate ABL 253) of Smetham's.
3p. on 1f.
ABL 265   Wednesday evening [n.d. between 1864 & 1881]
Letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, to Frederic Shields. He has mislaid the autotype paper, and wishes to set up the photography of “Proserpine” and the possible autotype of the profile head given to Mrs Stillman.
3p. on 1f.
ABL 266   Thursday night [n.d. between 1864 & 1881]
Letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, to Frederic Shields about autotypes - 25 copies of “Silence”, and Smetham.
3p. on 1f.
ABL 267   Friday [n.d. between 1864 & 1881]
Letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Chelsea, to Frederic Shields. His drawing “Lady of the window” requires more consideration, and requesting a proof of “Silence” on unglazed paper for retouching.
4p. on 1f.
ABL 268   Friday [n.d. between 1864 & 1881]
Letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, to Frederic Shields inviting him to dine tomorrow.
1f.
ABL 269   Friday night [n.d. between 1864 & 1881]
Letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Chelsea, to Frederic Shields asking if he knows the London address of Mr Turner before he returns to Manchester.
1f.
ABL 270   Wednesday [n.d. between 1864 & 1881]
Letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, to Frederic Shields inviting him to dine and explain the autotype proofs he has just received.
1f.
ABL 271   Thursday [n.d. between 1864 & 1881]
Letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, to Frederic Shields inviting him to dine and mentioning the “Calf picture” [usually a reference to the uncompleted “Found”].
1f.
ABL 272   Friday [n.d. between 1864 & 1881]
Letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Chelsea, to Frederic Shields asking to see him, with note that he will not exhibit “Silence”.
1f.
ABL 273   Friday [n.d. between 1864 & 1881]
Letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, to Frederic Shields about delay in meeting with a note about trying the fixative.
1f.
ABL 274   Wednesday [n.d. between 1864 & 1881]
Letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, to Frederic Shields about using some silver bracelets.
1f.
ABL 275   14 November 1872
Letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Kelmscott, to W. T. Watts about Elizabeth Rovedino (daughter of the music master Tommaso Rovedino) and her family.
4p. on 1f.
ABL 276   Wednesday [20 February 1879]
Letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, to W. T. Watts, Ivy Lodge, Putney, about the “housemaid matter”.
1p. on 1f., envelope
Rossetti, Maria Francesca Writer (1827-1876)

ABL 277   1867
Inscribed copy, to Golde Heimann, of her Anedotti italiani (London, 1867).
1 vol.
Now shelved in printed sequence at: SC 00044
ABL 278   Saturday afternoon [23 February 1867]
Letter from Maria Rossetti, 166 Albany St, to Dr A. Heimann, 57 Gordon Square, about negotiating terms with her publisher, Williams & Norgate, with postscript about her teaching.
3p. on 1f., envelope
ABL 279   26 February 1867
Letter from Maria Rossetti, 166 Albany St, to Dr A. Heimann, 57 Gordon Square, about publishing terms and a message to his wife.
2p. on 1f., envelope
Rossetti, William Michael
Reference: ABL 280-281
Dates of creation: 1896
Extent: 2 letters Critic (1829-1919)

ABL 280   11 August 1896
Letter from William Rossetti, 3 St Edmund's Terrace, Regents Park, to A. T. Rake, 8 Sherriff Rd, W. Hampstead, about editions of D.G. Rossetti's letters and clarifying some queries.
4p. on 1f., envelope
ABL 281   24 September 1896
Letter from William Rossetti, 3 St Edmund's Terrace, Regents Park, to A. T. Rake, 8 Sherriff Rd, W. Hampstead, responding to various questions, about a Mrs Dean, and Christina Rossetti's poem “L.E.L.” which he judges to be more about herself than Letitia Landon.
3p. on 1f., envelope
Ruskin, John Critic (1819-1900)

ABL 282   [ca. 1855]
Letter from John Ruskin to D.G. Rossetti, about a picture of his including Zacharias ( “The passover in the Holy Family”), mentioning a meeting with Hunt and inviting Rossetti and his brother to dine. Pencil notes etc. on back.
2p. on 1f.
Sagar, Joe
ABL 283   19 September 1892
Letter from Joe Sagar, 34 Union St, Halifax to H.R. Haweis, London (Hugh Reginald Haweis, author and clergyman, 1838-1901) asking him to lecture at the re-opening ceremony for their chapel organ. With note of apology from Haweis on back.
4p. on 1f.
Scott-James, R.A. Rolfe Arnold Scott-James, critic (1878-1959)

ABL 284   25 July [1932]
Letter from R.A. Scott-James to Abbott, giving his memories of Edward Thomas.
4p. on 2f., envelope
Taylor, John John Taylor, editor of The London magazine (1781-1864)

ABL 285   [ca. 1830s]
Letter from John Taylor to George Darley about poetic metrics.
1f.
Thomas, Edward
Reference: ABL 286-576
Dates of creation: 1904-1915
Extent: 289 letters
The correspondence with Cazenove has occasional annotations clarifying or querying points on behalf of the Literary Agency.
Poet and writer (1878-1917)
Bodleian Library: Edward Thomas correspondence MS Eng. lett. d275, d281.

ABL 286   1914
R. Frost, North of Boston (London, 1914), presented by Thomas to Emily and Gordon Bottomley.
1 vol.
Now shelved in printed sequence at: SC 01678
ABL 287   n.d.
Ms. synopsis for “Country people & country places”, by Edward Thomas.
1f.
ABL 288   n.d.
Ms. synopsis for “The homes of England”, by Edward Thomas.
1f.
ABL 289   [August 1914]
Ms. synopsis for “Literary highways and byways”, by Edward Thomas. Date stamped 4 Aug. 1914.
1f.
ABL 290   n.d.
Typescript synopsis for book on Poets Laureate, by Edward Thomas.
1f.
ABL 291   n.d.
Ms. synopsis for “Women & poets”, by Edward Thomas.
2f.
ABL 292   n.d.
Letter from Edward Thomas to C.F. Cazenove accepting terms from Blacks and about an artist.
1f.
ABL 293   n.d. [probably February 1906]
Letter from Edward Thomas to C.F. Cazenove, Dent will confirm agreement today; he cannot use the material sent to him (material mentioned in ABL 308).
1f.
ABL 294   n.d.
Letter from Edward Thomas, Balham, to C.F. Cazenove; he cannot use Miss Letts' article.
1f.
ABL 295   n.d.
Letter from Edward Thomas to C.F. Cazenove; he has got to Wiltshire, about Dent, and articles on trout and rabbits.
1f.
ABL 296   n.d.
Letter from Edward Thomas to C.F. Cazenove; Methuen might be interested in work on Keats, if already done then Thoreau, progress with English review.
1f.
ABL 297   17 October 1904
Letter from Edward Thomas, Chelsea, to C.F. Cazenove about various pieces that have been circulating in the hope of publication.
1f.
ABL 298   20 October 1904
Letter from Edward Thomas, Chelsea, to C.F. Cazenove requesting £15 from Blacks.
1f.
ABL 299   31 October 1904
Letter from Edward Thomas, c/o Mrs Phillips, Caermarthenshire, to C.F. Cazenove asking for £5 advance on “Wales” to cover his going north.
1f.
ABL 300   1 March 1905
Postcard from Edward Thomas to C.F. Cazenove thanking him.
1f.
ABL 301   3 March 1905
Letter from Edward Thomas, Sevenoaks, to C.F. Cazenove, thanking him for £15 and permitting him to take his commission from Black's payment.
1f.
ABL 302   9 March 1905
Letter from Edward Thomas, Sevenoaks, to C.F. Cazenove, has finished “Wales” and needs money from Blacks who have sent him something attached to this letter but not now present.
1f.
ABL 303   18 April 1905
Letter from Edward Thomas, Sevenoaks, to C.F. Cazenove, pursuing payment from Blacks, and suggesting approaching Dent.
1f.
ABL 304   20 April 1905
Letter from Edward Thomas, Sevenoaks, to C.F. Cazenove, thanking him for the money and discussing which works to try on Dent and suggesting further subjects for books.
1f.
ABL 305   14 January 1906
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about natural history articles by “Gamekeeper”, and mentioning Mr Garnett's manuscript.
1f.
ABL 306   13 February 1906
Letter from Edward Thomas, Sevenoaks, to C.F. Cazenove, discussing rates with Dent and arranging to meet him tomorrow.
1f.
ABL 307   15 February 1906
Letter from Edward Thomas, Sevenoaks, to C.F. Cazenove, about the terms and contents of the Dent book on rural England.
1f.
ABL 308   18 February 1906
Letter from Edward Thomas, Sevenoaks, to C.F. Cazenove, he will write soon about Bensusan (see ABL 293 for this?) and Miss Sharpe's writing on moths.
1f.
ABL 309   1 March 1906
Telegram from Edward Thomas, Sevenoaks, to “Geargyque” (telegram address): 100 guineas for 60,000 words.
1f.
ABL 310   3 March 1906
Letter from Edward Thomas, Sevenoaks, to C.F. Cazenove, requesting if Mr [Richard] Bowdler Sharpe will write on birds' nests and if he can recommend “a man who doesn't write about trees as if they were the unemployed”.
1f.
ABL 311   [9 March 1906] [postmark]
Postcard from Edward Thomas, c/o Gordon Bottomley, Cartmel, to C.F. Cazenove, asking if Gallichan could rework his article on trees.
1f.
ABL 312   11 March 1906
Letter from Edward Thomas, c/o Gordon Bottomley, Cartmel, to C.F. Cazenove, asking to see any of Gallichan's work.
1f.
ABL 313   14 March 1906
Letter from Edward Thomas, c/o Gordon Bottomley, Cartmel, to C.F. Cazenove; he cannot write anything at present but his wife will send some of his pieces for Dent to see.
1f.
ABL 314   21 March 1906
Letter from Edward Thomas, Sevenoaks, to C.F. Cazenove, thanking him for proof, suggesting various titles for current work. He is off to Devon and Wiltshire soon; will Dent print some ballads with tunes?
1f.
ABL 315   23 March 1906
Letter from Edward Thomas, Sevenoaks, to C.F. Cazenove, about papers from other writers, rejecting the articles from Meacher and Gallichan.
1f.
ABL 316   9 April 1906
Letter from Edward Thomas, Sevenoaks, to C.F. Cazenove, rejecting the water vole article, and requesting cuts to Gallichan's piece.
1f.
ABL 317   9 April 1906
Letter from Edward Thomas, Sevenoaks, to C.F. Cazenove, thanking him for Gallichan's article on the rabbit and describing progress on the Dent book.
1f.
ABL 318   3 May 1906
Letter from Edward Thomas, Sevenoaks, to C.F. Cazenove, rejecting further articles submitted by other writers.
1f.
ABL 319   7 July 1906
Letter from Edward Thomas, c/o H. Hooton, Anerley, to C.F. Cazenove, about Dent's request to make the book longer and asking for an advance.
1f.
ABL 320   9 July 1906
Letter from Edward Thomas, c/o H. Hooton, Anerley, to C.F. Cazenove, thanking him for the advance.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 321   10 July 1906
Letter from Edward Thomas, c/o H. Hooton, Anerley, to C.F. Cazenove, accepting the water vole article and the piece by Miss Letts.
1f.
ABL 322   13 July 1906
Letter from Edward Thomas, Sevenoaks, to C.F. Cazenove, thanking him for the money paid from Dent and about the copyright of the songs.
1f.
ABL 323   20 July 1906
Letter from Edward Thomas, Sevenoaks, to C.F. Cazenove, returning an article; he is exhausted by finishing the book for Dent; praises the illustrations for it.
1f.
ABL 324   5 September 1906
Letter from Edward Thomas, Sevenoaks, to C.F. Cazenove, asking for articles on collecting butterflies and moths from Emily Sharpe and seeking other writers on natural history subjects.
1f.
ABL 325   11 September 1906
Letter from Edward Thomas, Sevenoaks, to C.F. Cazenove, asking for a specimen of Arthur Garnett's work and about payment of the balance from Dent.
1f.
ABL 326   13 September 1906
Letter from Edward Thomas, Sevenoaks, to C.F. Cazenove, complaining about the quantity of mistakes in the proof of the Dent book.
1f.
ABL 327   15 September 1906
Letter from Edward Thomas, Sevenoaks, to C.F. Cazenove, requesting some articles by “Gamekeeper” but not by Gallichan.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 328   25 September 1906
Letter from Edward Thomas, Balham, to C.F. Cazenove, thanking him for £20.
1f.
ABL 329   27 September 1906
Letter from Edward Thomas, Balham, to C.F. Cazenove, about articles by Gallichan, W.H. Hudson and “Gamekeeper” and the Dent proofs.
3p. on 1f.
ABL 330   13 October 1906
Letter from Edward Thomas, Balham, to C.F. Cazenove; he has been away a fortnight, about various articles being considered; when is the Dent book to be published?
3p. on 1f.
ABL 332   25 October 1906
Letter from Edward Thomas, Balham, to C.F. Cazenove, about “Gamekeeper”'s articles.
1f.
ABL 333   3 November 1906
Postcard from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, thanking him for “Gamekeeper”'s article.
1f.
ABL 334   10 November 1906
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove; he does not wish to write more expensive illustrated books as they do not sell well.
1f.
ABL 335   29 November 1906
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove; he cannot work on the articles.
1f.
ABL 336   19 December 1906
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, requesting articles from “Gamekeeper” and Garnett before the end of January.
1f.
ABL 337   27 December 1906
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, returning part of Gallichan's article.
1f.
ABL 338   2 January 1907
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about Garnett's article about ferns.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 339   16 February 1907
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about “Gamekeeper”'s article on the fox.
1f.
ABL 340   15 March 1907
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about “Gamekeeper”'s article on the fox.
1f.
ABL 341   20 March 1907
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about Masefield. He is currently travelling in Wiltshire.
1f.
ABL 342   7 May 1907
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, suggesting he write on Borrow for Macmillan.
1f.
ABL 343   9 May 1907
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about his changing style, suggesting a book on the suburb, partly reworking old material from his Rose Acre papers.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 344   18 May 1907
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, in response to his comments on the suburb book and suggesting Muirhead Bone as the artist.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 345   23 May 1907
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, explaining that a publisher approached him about the biography.
1f.
ABL 346   14 June 1907
Letter from Edward Thomas, c/o Gordon Bottomley, Cartmel, to C.F. Cazenove, with his payment for articles by Garnett and Gallichan and further about the Borrow and suburbs books.
1f.
ABL 347   21 June 1907
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about the Borrow book.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 348   26 June 1907
Postcard from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, regarding Garnett and Gallichan articles.
1f.
ABL 349   4 July 1907
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about the Borrow book and requesting that Masefield return the “Diary”.
1f.
ABL 350   3 July 1907
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, with payment for two articles.
1f.
ABL 351   9 July 1907
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, thanking him for the “Diary” and explaining the article payments.
1f.
ABL 352   18 July 1907
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about Borrow and suburbs books.
1f.
ABL 353   20 July 1907
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, requesting he find a publisher for whom he can edit the poems of William Barnes.
1f.
ABL 354   1 August 1907
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, suggesting an artist, Guthrie, for his books.
1f.
ABL 355   9 August 1907
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, agreeing the terms with Methuen for the Borrow book.
1f.
ABL 356   9 August 1907
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, with payment for articles by Garnett and “Gamekeeper”.
1f.
ABL 357   28 November 1907
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about Clement Shorter's recent Immortal memories which announces a forthcoming book on Borrow, and about the William Barnes book.
1f.
ABL 358   5 December 1907
Letter from Edward Thomas, c/o Stephen Reynolds, Devizes, to C.F. Cazenove, with payment for articles by Gallichan and “Gamekeeper”.
1f.
ABL 359   8 December 1907
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about copyright problems with the Barnes book, and suggesting a nature book and one on Welsh verse.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 360   14 December 1907
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, who has found an out of copyright copy of Barnes and about royalties.
1f.
ABL 361   17 December 1907
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about his proposal.
1f.
ABL 362   4 January 1908
Letter from Edward Thomas, Saxmundham, to C.F. Cazenove, about the Borrow and Barnes books.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 363   8 January 1908
Letter from Edward Thomas, Saxmundham, to C.F. Cazenove, about copying costs and research.
1f.
ABL 364   17 January 1908
Letter from Edward Thomas, Saxmundham, to C.F. Cazenove, about an agreement with Methuen and difficulty with the Jefferies book.
1f.
ABL 365   30 January 1908
Letter from Edward Thomas, Saxmundham, to C.F. Cazenove, about books on the south and west of England.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 366   14 February 1908
Letter from Edward Thomas, Saxmundham, to C.F. Cazenove, about terms for a book on the south of England.
1f.
ABL 367   27 March 1908
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about Miss Huntsman's Bible Society introduction and terms with Dent.
1f.
ABL 368   11 May 1908
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about terms with Dent.
1f.
ABL 369   23 May 1908
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about agreement.
1f.
ABL 370   10 June 1908
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about articles on Jefferies.
1f.
ABL 371   17 June 1908
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, with more work on Jefferies.
1f.
ABL 372   8 July 1908
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, arranging to introduce him to W.H. Davies in the hopes that he will be a more successful agent than they or George Bernard Shaw have been for Davies so far.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 373   25 September 1908
Letter from Edward Thomas, Wimbledon, to C.F. Cazenove, about copying his book and his dislike of his London job.
1f.
ABL 374   26 October 1908
Postcard from Edward Thomas, Balham, to C.F. Cazenove, about American deal.
1f.
ABL 375   8 January 1909
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, asking after the typescript of The south country.
1f.
ABL 376   5 March 1909
Postcard from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, asking if there is a publication date for The south country.
1f.
ABL 377   28 March 1909
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about a Maeterlinck book
2p. on 1f.
ABL 378   26 April 1909
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, with two more articles, and about the Maeterlinck book.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 379   1 May 1909
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about terms.
1f.
ABL 380   13 May 1909
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, complaining about Methuen's terms.
1f.
ABL 381   15 May 1909
Postcard from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about Methuen's terms.
1f.
ABL 382   1 June 1909
Letter from Edward Thomas, Headland House, Looe, Cornwall, to C.F. Cazenove, enclosing (not present) good reviews of his book on Jefferies.
3p. on 1f.
ABL 383   30 June 1909
Postcard from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about terms for Maeterlinck.
1f.
ABL 384   11 July 1909
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about the Maeterlinck book and commending the poems of Thomas Burke.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 385   16 [July] 1909
Postcard from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, making appointment.
1f.
ABL 386   4 August 1909
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, arranging placement of his articles.
1f.
ABL 387   7 August 1909
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, thanking him for looking at some old articles.
1f.
ABL 388   19 August 1909
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about a misunderstanding over arrangements and some sketches.
1f.
ABL 389   20 August 1909
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about publishers.
1f.
ABL 390   27 August 1909
Postcard from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, thanking him for typescript.
1f.
ABL 391   15 September 1909
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, suggesting literary subjects.
1f.
ABL 392   19 September 1909
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about a book on nature poetry.
1f.
ABL 393   30 September 1909
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about books on nature poetry.
1f.
ABL 394   13 October 1909
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about a publisher for his book on nature poetry.
1f.
ABL 395   21 October 1909
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about payments and publishers.
1f.
ABL 396   23 October 1909
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about the publisher of his Jefferies book and publishers for his books on poetry.
1f.
ABL 397   15 November 1909
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about the agreement with Hutchinson, the Maeterlinck book and the Jefferies book.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 398   17 November 1909
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove; the terms for the book are impossible (to his relief).
1f.
ABL 399   27 November 1909
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about payments and a book on women and poets.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 400   11 December 1909
Card from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, apologising for the confusion as he is currently moving house.
1f.
ABL 401   17 December 1909
Card from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about what he can and cannot write.
1f.
ABL 402   26 December 1909
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about Dent and The south country.
1f.
ABL 403   22 January 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, suggesting trying the women and poets book with Methuen and homes of England with Dent.
1f.
ABL 404   27 January 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about placing articles.
1f.
ABL 405   1 February 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, attempting to match books with publishers.
2f. on 1p.
ABL 406   2 February 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about an approach from Unwin.
1f.
ABL 407   11 February 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about publishers for various projected books.
2f. on 1p.
ABL 408   15 February 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, attempting to place three articles.
1f.
ABL 409   16 February 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about potential books on poets.
1f.
ABL 410   18 February 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about writers he could write about.
3p. on 2f.
ABL 411   25 February 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about an offer from Klingender.
1f.
ABL 412   26 February 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about the Maeterlinck book and a friend's anthology of verse.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 413   2 March 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about the Maeterlinck book, the anthology and his health.
3p. on 2f.
ABL 414   3 March 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about the house book, the schedule for his various books and illustrations from Muirhead Bone.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 415   4 March 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about contacting Maeterlinck, and work for Klingender.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 416   5 March 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about arrangements with Muirhead Bone.
1f.
ABL 417   10 March 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about Maeterlinck's reply and arranging for copies of his books to be supplied.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 418   14 March 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, regretting the choice of photographs over Bone's illustrations.
1f.
ABL 419   16 March 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about the agreement over the book on women and poets.
1f.
ABL 420   18 March 1910
Postcard from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about Maeterlinck and articles.
1f.
ABL 421   24 March 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about Allen's enclosed letter (now ABL 1).
1f.
ABL 422   1 April 1910
Brief letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove.
1f.
ABL 423   [6 April 1910]
Postcard from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about the house book.
1f.
ABL 424   7 April 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about his “Castle of Lostormellyn”.
1f.
ABL 425   9 April 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about rates.
1f.
ABL 426   14 April 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, mentioning his book on women and poets.
1f.
ABL 427   16 April 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about money.
1f.
ABL 428   25 April 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, asking about a Daniel O'Connor.
1f.
ABL 429   27 April 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, returning the Maeterlinck contract.
1f.
ABL 430   28 April 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about publishers and deadlines.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 431   3 May 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about books on women and poets and houses.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 432   6 May 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about deadlines and payments.
1f.
ABL 433   10 May 1910
Postcard from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about articles.
1f.
ABL 434   13 May 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, with samples for a book.
1f.
ABL 435   17 May 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about the houses book mentioning John Buchan as a potential contact.
1f.
ABL 436   20 May 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, suggesting books for Blacks.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 437   25 May 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about a potential collaboration with Muirhead Bone for Arnold.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 438   28 May 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about collaborating with Muirhead Bone.
1f.
ABL 439   4 June 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about Bone, articles and W.H. Davies.
1f.
ABL 440   9 June 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about various articles.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 441   16 June 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about Methuen not sending copies of Maeterlinck's works.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 442   26 June 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about Methuen not sending copies of Maeterlinck's works, and Muirhead Bone (too busy to collaborate at present).
1f.
ABL 443   2 July 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about copies of Maeterlinck's works.
1f.
ABL 444   11 July 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about copies of Maeterlinck's works, with list.
2f.
ABL 445   21 July 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about a countryside book for Dent and the book on women and poets.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 446   26 July 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about the state of the work for Secker and a list of the women and their poets.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 447   28 July 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about a proposed collaboration and a proposal of a book based on a walking tour.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 448   30 July 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about negotiating terms with Secker, and with Dent.
1f.
ABL 449   3 August 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about a rival book on women and poets.
1f.
ABL 450   11 August 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about a portrait of Venetia Stanley.
1f.
ABL 451   19 August 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, to C.F. Cazenove, about a book on Shakespeare's country proposed to Dent.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 452   19 September 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, to C.F. Cazenove, about the proofs from Secker.
1f.
ABL 453   22 September 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about the agreement with Dent.
1f.
ABL 454   23 September 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, returning corrected proofs and about placing articles in the Tramp.
1f.
ABL 455   25 September 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about proofs.
1f.
ABL 456   28 September 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, with more proofs and a request from the English review.
1f.
ABL 457   1 October 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about the unacceptable terms for the Shakespeare book.
3p. on 2f.
ABL 458   14 January 1911
Postcard from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about the Maeterlinck book.
1f.
ABL 459   18 January 1911
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about a miscalculation of the length of the Maeterlinck book.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 460   25 March 1911
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about the Maeterlinck book and the prospect of further work.
1f.
ABL 461   27 April 1911
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about a proposed book on footpaths.
1f.
ABL 462   3 May 1911
Letter from Edward Thomas, Salisbury, to C.F. Cazenove, about problems with terms, and the differences between publishers' requirements and what he wishes to do.
1f.
ABL 463   6 May 1911
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, thanking him for a cheque.
1f.
ABL 464   9 August 1911
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about synopses.
1f.
ABL 465   30 August 1911
Letter from Edward Thomas, Swansea, to C.F. Cazenove, proposing a book on Borrow for Methuen.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 466   1 September 1911
Letter from Edward Thomas, Swansea, to C.F. Cazenove, about the Borrow book and other proposals.
3p. on 1f.
ABL 467   Tuesday [12 September 1911]
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about Borrow book.
1f.
ABL 468   16 September 1911
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about a book based on a sea voyage and the Maeterlinck book.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 469   19 September 1911
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about negotiations with Secker for a book on Pater, a book on a sea voyage, and borrowing books for his research.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 470   21 September 1911
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about negotiations and the voyage book.
1f.
ABL 471   24 September 1911
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about negotiations.
1f.
ABL 472   29 September 1911
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about negotiations with Secker and preparations for the voyage book.
2p.on 1f.
ABL 473   3 October 1911
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about terms with Secker, abandoning the voyage book and accepting terms from Chapman & Hall for the Borrow book.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 474   5 October 1911
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about various books for various publishers.
1f.
ABL 475   7 October 1911
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about the Borrow book.
1f.
ABL 476   15 October 1911
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about publishers.
1f.
ABL 477   25 October 1911
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about his current low state.
1f.
ABL 478   26 October 1911
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about the footpaths book.
1f.
ABL 479   28 October 1911
Postcard from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about reviving the Swinburne book and his plan to spend 2 or 3 months in Wales.
1f.
ABL 480   1 November 1911
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, giving his forwarding address (Llaugharne, Caermarthenshire).
1f.
ABL 481   3 November 1911
Letter from Edward Thomas, Llaugharne, to C.F. Cazenove, about the Borrow book and proposing books on Cobbett or Thoreau.
1f.
ABL 482   23 November 1911
Letter from Edward Thomas, Llaugharne, to C.F. Cazenove, proposing a book on Swansea, books on Gerald of Wales, Ruskin, Wordsworth or Keats and mentioning his straitened circumstances.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 483   3 December 1911
Letter from Edward Thomas, Llaugharne, to C.F. Cazenove, about proposals to publishers, his circumstances and the loss of his reviewing work.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 484   8 December 1911
Letter from Edward Thomas, Llaugharne, to C.F. Cazenove, about problems with publishers, Anderson Graham of Country Life's dislike of him and a series of proposals that he does not think would be accepted.
3p. on 2f.
ABL 485   12 December 1911
Letter from Edward Thomas, Swansea, to C.F. Cazenove, about the manuscript of the Borrow book he has sent, and some other proposals.
1f.
ABL 486   15 December 1911
Letter from Edward Thomas, Swansea, to C.F. Cazenove, about terms for the Pater book.
1f.
ABL 487   24 December 1911
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about an anthology, a history book, the Swinburne book and other proposals.
3p. on 1f.
ABL 488   2 January 1912
Postcard from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, acknowledging C.F. Cazenove.
1f.
ABL 489   5 January 1912
Postcard from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, acknowledging C.F. Cazenove.
1f.
ABL 490   16 January 1912
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about Lady Mary Montagu and a possible work of fiction.
1f.
ABL 491   19 January 1912
Postcard from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about his suggestion of Rossetti.
1f.
ABL 492   24 January 1912
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about various literary subjects for a book for Chatto.
1f.
ABL 493   26 January 1912
Postcard from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, acknowledging receipt of Swinburne books.
1f.
ABL 494   2 February 1912
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, accompanying Borrow anthology, proposing a work on modern towns.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 495   6 February 1912
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, inquiring if he has received the Borrow anthology.
1f.
ABL 496   7 February 1912
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, inquiring if he has received the Borrow anthology and about the Swinburne and Borrow books.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 497   29 February 1912
Postcard from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about copies of Swinburne's works.
1f.
ABL 498   6 March 1912
Postcard from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, thanking him for copies of Swinburne's works.
1f.
ABL 499   4 April 1912
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, complaining about the quality of the Swinburne works, his lack of work and speculating on a change in career or moving to America.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 500   3 May 1912
Letter from Edward Thomas, Road (near Bath), to C.F. Cazenove, about the Pater book.
1f.
ABL 501   8 May 1912
Letter from Edward Thomas, Road (near Bath), to C.F. Cazenove, suggesting a book on Thomas Griffith Wainwright, or Aphra Behn.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 502   10 May 1912
Letter from Edward Thomas, Road (near Bath), to C.F. Cazenove, about the progress of the Swinburne book and books on Wainwright or Behn.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 503   3 June 1912
Letter from Edward Thomas, Road (near Bath), to C.F. Cazenove, about progress with the Swinburne book and his lack of subsequent work.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 504   5 June 1912
Letter from Edward Thomas, Road (near Bath), to C.F. Cazenove, about publishers and future work.
1f.
ABL 505   11 June 1912
Letter from Edward Thomas, Balham, to C.F. Cazenove, enclosing a brief outline of the three books he wishes to write and other suggestions.
2f.
ABL 506   18 June 1912
Letter from Edward Thomas, Balham, to C.F. Cazenove, acknowledging a cheque from Secker.
1f.
ABL 507   22 June 1912
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about a book on Henley.
1f.
ABL 508   26 June 1912
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about suitable publishers for different books.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 509   28 June 1912
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, dissuading him from approaching a publisher.
1f.
ABL 510   3 July 1912
Postcard from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, acknowledging receipt of Swinburne material.
1f.
ABL 511   6 July 1912
Postcard from Edward Thomas, Balham, to C.F. Cazenove, giving current address.
1f.
ABL 512   15 July 1912
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about the Swinburne and Pater books for Secker.
1f.
ABL 513   19 July 1912
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about his proposed three books and lack of future work.
1f.
ABL 514   23 July 1912
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about the lack of prospective publishers.
1f.
ABL 515   26 July 1912
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about possible work for Batsford.
1f.
ABL 516   1 August 1912
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, proposing a book on Welsh castles.
1f.
ABL 517   25 August 1912
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about corrections in the Swinburne proofs and a proposed series on English counties.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 518   14 September 1912
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, regretfully ending their business relationship in the absence of new work.
1f.
ABL 519   22 October 1912
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about paying for the Swinburne books.
1f.
ABL 520   14 February 1913
Letter from Edward Thomas, Broughton Gifford, to C.F. Cazenove, about American rights to his Swinburne and Pater books.
1f.
ABL 521   19 February 1913
Letter from Edward Thomas, Broughton Gifford, to C.F. Cazenove, thanking him for his help regarding Secker.
1f.
ABL 522   15 June 1913
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, refusing the terms offered.
1f.
ABL 523   18 June 1913
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about various offers and proposing a boxing anthology.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 524   [27 June 1913]
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield replying to C.F. Cazenove.
1f.
ABL 525   29 June 1913
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about terms with Methuen.
1f.
ABL 526   21 July 1913
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, proposing a book on Poets Laureate and notifying change of address.
1f.
ABL 527   27 July 1913
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about publishers.
1f.
ABL 528   8 August 1913
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about publishers and proposing a book on Stevenson.
1f.
ABL 529   9 August 1913
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about terms for the footsteps of authors book.
1f.
ABL 530   15 August 1913
Letter from Edward Thomas, Balham, to C.F. Cazenove, about Methuen, and his wish to do a book on Shelley.
1f.
ABL 531   22 August 1913
Letter from Edward Thomas, Balham, to C.F. Cazenove, about agreements with Unwin, Methuen and Secker.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 532   9 September 1913
Letter from Edward Thomas, East Grinstead, to C.F. Cazenove, speculating about going to Australia, New Zealand or Canada and writing about his experiences.
4p. on 1f.
ABL 533   [12 September 1913]
Letter from Edward Thomas, East Grinstead, to C.F. Cazenove, about his piece on Swansea for the English review.
1f.
ABL 534   7 October 1913
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, accepting an agreement and proposing pieces on English counties.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 535   14 October 1913
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about a proposed work on Gilbert White.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 536   [17 October 1913]
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about terms for a book with Heinemann.
1f.
ABL 537   10 November 1913
Letter from Edward Thomas, East Grinstead, to C.F. Cazenove, proposing an anthology of the worst poems and inquiring about the Gilbert White book.
1f.
ABL 538   14 November 1913
Letter from Edward Thomas, East Grinstead, to C.F. Cazenove, about his proverb stories and failure to agree with Heinemann, completing work on Keats, and his “Celtic stories” selling well in Australia as a school book.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 539   26 November 1913
Letter from Edward Thomas, East Grinstead, to C.F. Cazenove, proposing books on Herbert or Butler and asking about the copy of his proverb stories.
3p. on 1f.
ABL 540   30 November 1913
Letter from Edward Thomas, East Grinstead, to C.F. Cazenove, about the hostile reception of his book on Pater.
1f.
ABL 541   16 December 1913
Letter from Edward Thomas, East Grinstead, to C.F. Cazenove, with the book on Keats completed, the homes and haunts book has stalled and he is working on an anonymous autobiography.
3p. on 1f.
ABL 542   18 December 1913
Letter from Edward Thomas, East Grinstead, to C.F. Cazenove, with further suggestions of topics for books.
3p. on 1f.
ABL 543   20 December 1913
Letter from Edward Thomas, East Grinstead, to C.F. Cazenove, with copy of 23 of the 24 proverb stories.
1f.
ABL 544   16 February 1914
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, suggesting work on Conrad or Masefield, and starting and editing an English Library for Dent.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 545   21 May 1914
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, slow progress with the homes and haunts book, suggestions for works on South Wales, Emily Bronte or Christina Rossetti.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 546   29 May 1914
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about his attempt at fiction, the proverb book and suggesting a book on a seaside resort.
1f.
ABL 547   17 June 1914
Letter from Edward Thomas, Balham, to C.F. Cazenove, about the reception of his article on Swansea in the English review.
1f.
ABL 548   20 June 1914
Letter from Edward Thomas, Balham, to C.F. Cazenove, proposing a book on a variety of towns (listing those proposed).
3p. on 1f.
ABL 549   28 July 1914
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, the work he has been doing has prevented him from doing original writing except in short bursts.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 550   1 August 1914
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, enclosed with the manuscript of the homes and haunts book.
1f.
ABL 551   19 August 1914
Postcard from Edward Thomas, Ledbury, to C.F. Cazenove, thanking him for the manuscript.
1f.
ABL 552   19 August 1914
Letter from Edward Thomas, Ledbury, to C.F. Cazenove, about revisions to the homes and haunts book, a suggested series of articles on the influence of the war on people, and the potential of America as a market for his essays.
2f.
ABL 553   25 August 1914
Letter from Edward Thomas, Ledbury, to C.F. Cazenove, about the planning of his articles on the people's view of the war.
2f.
ABL 554   28 August 1914
Letter from Edward Thomas, Ledbury, to C.F. Cazenove, about his additions to the homes and haunts book.
1f.
ABL 555   14 October 1914
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about the articles on the war.
2p. on 1f.
ABL 556   16 October 1914
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, proposing an anthology on England.
1f.
ABL 557   24 October 1914
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, acknowledging a cheque.
1f.
ABL 558   6 November 1914
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about an artist for his proverb book.
1f.
ABL 559   2 December 1914
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, suggesting an anthology, book or article on what England means today.
1f.
ABL 560   10 December 1914
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, expanding on the idea of his book on England.
1f.
ABL 561   16 December 1914
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about terms for his work.
1f.
ABL 562   18 December 1914
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, about delays to an article.
1f.
ABL 563   20 December 1914
Postcard from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to C.F. Cazenove, thanking him for the cheque.
1f.
ABL 564   25 April 1915
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to J.P. Collins, about offering material to publishers [file number is 405].
1f.
ABL 565   15 March 1906
Letter from Edward Thomas, Westmorland, to J.M. Dent, with samples of his work (not present).
1f.
ABL 566   13 April 1908
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to Miss S.K. Huntsman, about arrangements to see Borrow's letters at the Bible Society.
1f.
ABL 567   16 April 1908
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to Miss S.K. Huntsman, about Borrow's letters.
1f.
ABL 568   11 January 1909
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to Miss S.K. Huntsman, about Dent's charging him for a typescript.
1f.
ABL 569   29 June 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to Miss S.K. Huntsman, about articles for the English review and the failure of the Tramp.
1f.
ABL 570   24 August 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to Miss S.K. Huntsman, acknowledging cheque from the English review.
1f.
ABL 571   27 August 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to Miss S.K. Huntsman, about articles for the English review and suggesting periodicals to avoid.
1f.
ABL 572   [10 November 1910]
Postcard from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to Miss S.K. Huntsman, acknowledging receipt of his manuscript.
1f.
ABL 573   25 April 1901
Letter from Edward Thomas, Balham, to [G.H.] Perris, proposing a book called “Olivia Paterson” for Crampton's which he has just revised, written in alternate chapters by himself and a friend, with an itemised list of its defects. [no file number]
3p. on 1f.
ABL 574   20 April 1902
Letter from Edward Thomas, Maidstone, to [G.H.] Perris, requesting permission for Duckworth to publish material already used in Crampton's last year and inviting him to Maidstone. [no file number]
2p. on 1f.
ABL 575   5 November 1910
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to [G.H.] Perris about an additional payment from Secker arranged by Cazenove.
1f.
ABL 576   18 September 1912
Letter from Edward Thomas, Petersfield, to Thomas Seccombe (1886-1923, author) accompanying a copy of his book on Borrow, inviting him to visit.
1f.
Thompson, Lawrance Lawrance Thompson (1906-1973), critic and editor of works of Robert Frost.

ABL 577   28 July 1947
Typescript letter from Lawrance Thompson, Ripton, Vermont, to J. W. Haines about photographs taken by Brian Waters (a pencil note adds that they had been to photograph Frost's former house near Dymock) and recent visits from Robert Frost.
2p. on 1f.
Walpole, Hugh
Reference: ABL 578-589
Dates of creation: 1906-1909
Extent: 12 letters Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole, novelist (1884-1941)

ABL 578   n.d. [after May 1911]
Letter from Hugh Walpole, Portland Place, to Mrs Darwin (Mary Dorothea Wharton Darwin, of Dryburn, Durham) thanking her for his weekend visit.
4p. on 1f.
ABL 579   Thursday [April 1910]
Letter from Hugh Walpole, Glebe Place, Chelsea, to Mrs Darwin about his work and activities reviewing drama and writing.
4p. on 1f.
ABL 580   29 October 1906
Letter from Hugh Walpole, Liverpool, to Mrs Darwin about the lack of correspondents, his writing plans, his doubts about ordination, a friend's suicide, recent activities and reading and family news.
4p. on 1f.
ABL 581   10 November 1906
Letter from Hugh Walpole, Liverpool, to Mrs Darwin about his decision not to be ordained, his work at the mission, friends and acquaintances.
8p on 2f.
ABL 582   2 September 1907
Letter from Hugh Walpole, Bergstrasse, to Mrs Darwin about a performance of Die Meistersinger, the hospitality of the Germans, learning the language and other news.
8p. on 2f.
ABL 583   21 October 1907
Letter from Hugh Walpole, Pont Cher (Indre et Loire), to Mrs Darwin about reading German, Germany and France, Wagner, success at football, starting as a school master, his writing, contemporary writers.
8p. on 2f.
ABL 584   30 November 1907
Letter from Hugh Walpole, Tours, to Mrs Darwin trying to arrange a visit.
4p. on 1f.
ABL 585   January 1908
Letter from Hugh Walpole, Regents Park, to Mrs Darwin thanking her for his visit.
4p. on 1f.
ABL 586   10 February 1908
Letter from Hugh Walpole, Epsom College, to Mrs Darwin about a performance of Wagner.
4p. on 1f.
ABL 587   12 February 1908
Letter from Hugh Walpole, Epsom, to Mrs Darwin thanking her for a photograph.
3p. on 1f.
ABL 588   31 March 1908
Letter from Hugh Walpole, Epsom College, to Mrs Darwin about his novel and work as a schoolmaster; recent meeting with E.M. Forster (commenting on his The longest journey) and other reading.
4p. on 1f.
ABL 589   18 October 1909
Letter from Hugh Walpole, Lamb House, Rye, to Mrs Darwin about his recent enthusiasm for music inspired at a Prom concert, asking her advice on books about music; currently staying with Henry James and has just finished his novel.
2p. on 1f.
Wolcot, John
Reference: ABL 590-598
Dates of creation: 1774-1775
Extent: 9 letters Poet and satirist (under pseudonym “Peter Pindar”) (ca. 1738-1819)

ABL 590   [1774]
Letter from J. Wolcot to Mr Northcote at Sir Joshua Reynolds's, Leicester Fields, London; “a Damn'd Bitch as common as the air” named Oliver has conceived a bastard child and he has sent her to London with money. He requests Northcote to provide her with money (that he will send) and see if she has got rid of the child. He has been working on painting landscapes and requests information and a landscape painting to be sent to him.
3p. on 1f.
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ABL 591   23 March 1774
Letter from J. Wolcot, Truro to Mr Northcote; the lady is threatening to come to Truro, which must be prevented, although if arrangements can be made for the child or her to be placed in London, or even Exeter or Plymouth, he will be willing to pay the costs (date is probably an error for 1775).
3p. on 1f.
Digitised version
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ABL 592   10 January [1775?]
Letter from J. Wolcot, Truro to Mr Northcote complaining that the family with which the woman lodges are overcharging her, arranging payments and disavowing paternity.
2p. on 1f.
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ABL 593   12 January 1775
Letter from J. Wolcot, Truro, to Mr Northcote at Sir Joshua Reynolds's, Leicester Fields, London about financial arrangements for the mother and child.
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ABL 594   9 February 1775
Letter from J. Wolcot, Truro, to Mr Northcote at Sir Joshua Reynolds's, Leicester Fields, London about financial arrangements.
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ABL 595   4 March 1775
Letter from J. Wolcot, Truro, to Mr Northcote at Sir Joshua Reynolds's, Leicester Fields, London about delays in sending the money.
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ABL 596   24 March 1775
Letter from J. Wolcot, Truro, to Mr Northcote about financial arrangements.
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ABL 597   6 April 1775
Letter from J. Wolcot, Truro, to Mr Northcote about the continuing expense and news from Mrs Kent who will resolve the situation.
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ABL 598   17 July 1775
Letter from J. Wolcot to Mr Northcote at Sir Joshua Reynolds's, Leicester Fields, London, about the Kent's terms to take on the child.
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