File NLW MS 23852E. - Letters to Augustus John,

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NLW MS 23852E.

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Letters to Augustus John,

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  • [1910]-1959, [?1970s]. (Creation)

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47 ff. Guarded and filed at NLW.

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Twelve letters, [1910]-1959, to Augustus John from various correspondents, concerning both personal matters and work.
The correspondents include Lord Beaverbrook, 26 August 1959 (f. 1), [Nora] Brownsword, [late 1920s] (f. 2), Daniel George, 10 June 1957 (f. 3), Elmer Gertz, 3 December 1932 (f. 4), Wyndham Lewis, [1910]-1952 (ff. 5-7, 12, 14-16), Dorelia McNeill, 12 November 1928 (f. 18), the Royal Academy of Arts, 6 December 1928 (f. 19), and Homer Saint-Gaudens, 7 November 1938 (f. 20). Also included are draft contracts with Little, Brown & Co., Boston, 1938, for the publication of Augustus John's reminiscences (ff. 22-33); and four letters, [1931]-1935, from Mrs Vera Fearing (later Stubbs) to her mother and husband, concerning her extended stays at Fryern Court in order for John to paint her portrait (ff. 34-46), with another brief note by her concerning John, [?1950s] (f. 47). Transcripts and notes [by Michael Holroyd], [?1970s], relating to the Wyndham Lewis letters are ff. 8-11, 13, 17. The letters contain references to Frank Harris (f. 4 recto-verso) and Henry Lamb (f. 6).

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Arranged at NLW as follows: letters to Augustus John; contracts; letters from Vera Fearing.

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For other letters to John from Lord Beaverbrook, Daniel George, Elmer Gertz and Wyndham Lewis see NLW MSS 22779E, f. 67, 22781D, ff. 2-4, 22781D, ff. 5-6, and 22783D, ff. 16-42, respectively; for letters from John to Daniel George see NLW MS 23874D, ff. 4-7.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 23852E.

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vtls006213105

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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