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Eleanor Farjeon

Handwritten letters, notecards and a programme for the production of "The Two Bouquets" by Eleanor and Herbert Farjeon at Piccadilly Theatre. Also includes Christmas greetings cards from Eleanor featuring poems "St Mary Axe", "The Children's Carol", "Joseph with the Infant Jesus", "A Wish", "The Mother's Song", "Child's Carol", "The Third Joyful Mystery", "Sweet Ass", "A Manger Song" and "The Week After". One notecard sent for the wedding of Lyn and Sanchia is written on a notecard illustrated with doves and dated 25 November 1842

Letters from Various Sources

Photocopies of letters and cards from friends of Haines. They include thank you letters from children, expressions of sympathy on the death of his father and comments on contemporary literature. Authors include Marion M Scott, C W B Marsh, Madge Balfour, Lilian Gale, Ethel Priday, Dot Whitley and C C Haines

Also includes a letter to Alice from "Papa" dated 1864

Photocopies of correspondence between Edward Thomas and James Ashcroft Noble

James Ashcroft Noble was the father of Helen Noble, who married Edward Thomas in 1899
Includes letter from George Colwell to James Ashcroft Noble, 8 November 1895
Letters from James Ashcroft Noble to Edward Thomas, 23 October 1895 - 28 February 1896
Letters from Edward Thomas to James Ashcroft Noble, 10 January 1896 - 3 March 1896

Poem "His Silver Airway"

Published by "The Interpreter's House" Spring 2012; Five Seasons Press 2014

Annotated drafts including final draft. Includes biography of Michael Henry's maternal grandfather, Dr W J Bennett-Jones (1872 - 1948), an anaesthetist; an inscribed airway belonging to Dr W J Bennett-Jones made by Alexander & Fowler, Liverpool; note accepting the poem for publication in "The Interpreter's House"

Poem "Silver Sovereign Holder"

Published by Five Seasons Press 2014

Annotated drafts including final draft. Includes a sterling silver sovereign holder, Walker & Hall, Chester, 1907

John Drinkwater to Edward Marsh

Handwritten transcript of letters from Drinkwater to Marsh, 29 September 1912 - 29 December 1915. Topics include written works, visits, James Elroy Flecker, New Numbers and Rupert Brooke

Wilfrid Gibson to Edward Marsh

Handwritten transcript of letters from Gibson to Marsh, 2 August 1912 - c. January 1916. Topics include differences with Harold Munro, visits, written works, health, Rupert Brooke, Georgian Poetry, marriage to Geraldine Townshead, New Numbers, Maurice Browne and the Little Theatre Chicago

Lascelles Abercrombie to Rupert Brooke

Two photocopied letters and one photocopied postcard dated 30 September 1912, 5 October 1912 and 31 March 1913. Includes typescript of October 1912 letter and March 1913 postcard. Topics include Madame Strindberg and the Cabaret Theatre, illness and visits

John Drinkwater to Rupert Brooke

Two photocopied letters from Drinkwater to Brooke dated 26 September 1912 and 1 January 1915. Includes thanks to Brooke for sending him a volume of his poetry, visits, Brooke in Antwerp, Drinkwater's work and views on the war

Lascelles Abercrombie to Edward Marsh

Handwritten transcript of letters from Abercrombie to Marsh, 5 March c.1912 - c. April 1919. Topics include literary works, visits, New Numbers, lecturing, Catherine Abercrombie's illness and Rupert Brooke's death

Vincent Corbett Drawings

Comical drawings of Rowland and Cherry Watson on postcards and paper. Includes a postcard with illustration by Eric G McColl entitled "A Page from the Life of a P S U". With ink annotations

Edward Thomas to Robert Frost

Photocopied typescripts of 57 letters spanning virtually the whole course of the Thomas - Frost relationship until Thomas's death in 1917. Mainly written from Thomas to Frost, they cover domestic issues as well as thoughts on poetry and the work of other writers and Thomas's observations from France

Includes photocopy of article "Six letters from Robert Frost to Edward Thomas" by R George Thomas. Publication unknown

Original manuscript of poem "Walking Tom" and related items

Pencil original written alternatively by Clifford Bax and Herbert Farjeon and including crossings out and re-workings, Venice September 1913. Missing page 1.
Also includes photocopy of a manuscript version held by the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Centre, University of Texas, Austin [who believed theirs was the original until this version was discovered amongst the Farjeon papers], photocopy of G F Sims (Rare Books) sale catalogue describing the Harry Ransom version, and photocopy of extracts from "Edward Thomas: The Last Four Years" referring to the poem

Wilfrid Gibson to Rupert Brooke

One photocopied letter and one photocopied postcard from Gibson to Brooke written 20 March 1913 and 13 January 1915. Includes details of illness, a series of books called "The Shilling Garland" and plans for a "New Shilling Garland", and Gibson thanking Brooke for sending some of his poetry

Letters from Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

Photocopies of letters and postcards covering a wide range of subjects including reviews of Gibson's poetry, the publication of New Numbers and Gibson's army service. Also included are typed copies of poems Northleach, Bourton-on-the-Water, Old Meg, Stow-on-the-Wold and a handwritten draft of The Empty Cottage. Also includes one letter from Geraldine Gibson regarding the forthcoming publication of New Numbers

Letters from John Freeman

Photocopies and transcripts of letters and postcards covering a wide range of subjects including Freeman's poetry and details of his social and domestic life. Also includes one letter from Gertrude Freeman

John Freeman (1880-1929) was a poet and critic

Hanslip Fletcher

Exhibition programme for "Changing London & Other Drawings" at The London Museum November - December 1927 and two editions of "The Journal of The Royal Society of Arts" with articles "The Art of Hanslip Fletcher" and "London from the Pavement"

Vernon Bartlett

Refers to etchings, the poem "Calf Love", meetings with Alan Thomas [friend of Edward Thomas] and Helen Thomas, life since his wife died and his publications

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