MC:P204/3/14C Olive Custance’s correspondence with Aubrey Beardsley
As shown in MC:P204/3/14C/4–5 below, these letters were almost certainly acquired by Edward Colman. The original drawing for Custance’s bookplate is currently stored at the National Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia. A reproduction of the bookplate is to be found in Stephen Calloway, Aubrey Beardsley (London, 1998), p. 195.
MC:P204/3/14C/1 n.d. [c. 1897]
Letter from Olive Custance (address, Weston House, Norwich) to John Lane, enclosing a piece of prose, and expressing a wish to get to know Aubrey Beardsley.
MC:P204/3/14C/2 n.d. (‘Wednesday’) [c. 1897]
Letter from Aubrey Beardsley (address, Hotel Foyot, Rue Tournon, Paris) to Olive Custance, offering to design a bookplate for her.
MC:P204/3/14C/3 n.d. (‘Wednesday’)
Letter from Olive Custance (address, 67 Mount Street, Park Lane) to ‘Dear Publisher’ (John Lane) offering to sell the original drawing of her Beardsley bookplate.
Two papers relating to 14C/1–3 above, showing that these three items were offered for sale as a set, and presumably purchased by Edward Colman.
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