MC:P429/C1 Assessments of Bonner’s Work
MC:P429/C1/1-2 were found in a large bundle addressed to A.R. Bonner, c/o Mrs Warburton, 51 Highlands Heath, London S.W.15, inside a collection of typed poems. MC:P429/C1/3-5 were found in a brown envelope marked ‘Gerald’s criticism of Druid Play’.
MC:P429/C1/1 21 Oct 1920
Typed letter from The London Correspondence College [address: Albion House, 59 New Oxford Street, London WC1]. The letter contains feedback on ‘Lesson 6 of the Journalism Course’. Despite the title, the feedback appears to relate to a short story by Bonner about hypnosis, which his tutor seems to consider far-fetched.
MC:P429/C1/2 Oct-Dec 1921
Four generally critical ‘reports’ on the short stories ‘Supercargo’ [typescript at MC:P429/MS17/14; manuscript at MC:P429/MS3/10], ‘Full Moon’ [manuscript at MC:P429/MS3/7] and ‘On The Beach’ [manuscript at MC:P429/MS3/13] , and the film synopsis ‘The Crew of the Caroline’ [typescript at MC:P429/X2/3; manuscript at MC:P429/MS1/12]. They are not signed, but it seems likely that they may be part of a correspondence course similar to that referred to in MC:P429/C1/1 above. [5 items]
MC:P429/C1/3 7 May 1925
Letter to Bonner from ‘Gerald’ (surname unknown, address: 3 The Grove, Wandsworth, SW). Gerald has read Bonner’s ‘Druid Play’ and offers encouragement and constructive criticism. A manuscript of the play can be found at MC:P429/MS10/16 and a typed copy at MC:P429/MS13/11.
MC:P429/C1/4 June 1924
Four pages of about A5 size with manuscript notes, possibly in Bonner’s hand, regarding improvements to the ‘Druid Play’. A pencil note on the front page states that a copy was sent to Bonner’s agents, A.M. Heath & Co, on 16 June 1924. A manuscript of the play can be found at MC:P429/MS10/16 and a typed copy at MC:P429/MS13/11.
One page of manuscript containing fragments of verse.
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