MC:P204/1/13C Letters to Lord Alfred Douglas from various correspondents, 1920s
The Hyde Collection includes other letters to Douglas from various correspondents written at all periods of his life.
MC:P204/1/13C/1 30 Aug 1920
Letter (2 sheets) from Arthur H. Hardinge (address, Coldharbour, West Hoathly, Sussex) to Douglas, thanking him for sending copies of issues of The Academy.
MC:P204/1/13C/2 16 Jun 1921
Letter from H. S. Spencer (address, St. James’s Court, Buckingham Gate) to Douglas, apologising for any offense which may have taken by Douglas following a premature report of Douglas’s death in the Evening News.
MC:P204/1/13C/3 8 Nov 1921
Letter from Monica Gordon (address, Drimnin by Oban, Argyllshire to Douglas, concerning her family’s financial assistance to Douglas during his various legal battles, and protesting at the grammatical incompetence of Mr. Foster, the manager of Plain English.
MC:P204/1/13C/4 28 Nov 1921
Telegram from the Mother Superior of the Convent of Mercy, Hull [see 13C/13 below] congratulating Douglas on his success [presumably in his lawsuit against the Evening News].
MC:P204/1/13C/5 29 Nov 1921
Letter from [illegible] Miles (address, Cardington Lodge, 65 Finchley Road, London NW) to Douglas, congratulating him on a successful lawsuit [presumably that against the Evening News].
MC:P204/1/13C/6 29 Nov (no year given) [1921?]
Last sheet of an otherwise lost letter from Monsignor George Ambrose-Burton, Bishop of Clifton 1902–31 (address, St. Ambrose, Leigh Woods, Bristol) to Douglas, expressing encouragement to Douglas. [presumably with regard to Douglas’s suit against the Evening News] Ambrose-Burton had confirmed Douglas at Taunton after he converted to Catholicism.
MC:P204/1/13C/7 30 Nov 1921
Letter from … Scott Green (address, Beresford House, Great Malvern) to Douglas (address, Shelley’s Folly, Lewes), congratulating him on the outcome of a lawsuit [Douglas’s action against the Evening News], and wishing him well for the future.
MC:P204/1/13C/8 3 Dec 1921
Letter (typed, with signature) from George A. V. Connolly (address, 1 Chester Street (3 Flat), Kennington) to Douglas, expressing support for Douglas after his lawsuit against the Evening News.
MC:P204/1/13C/9 15 Dec 1921
Letter (typed, with signature) from Brian Tozer (address, 19 Earl’s Court Gardens) to Douglas, expressing support for Douglas’s activities, and recalling that he had been present at the trial of Maud Allen’s brother in 1896. [Douglas had testified against Allen in her libel trial against Noel Pemberton Billing in 1918].
MC:P204/1/13C/10 6 Feb 1923
Letter (typed, with no signature) from A. Toulmin Smith (address, 20 Holmdale Road, Hampstead) to Douglas, expressing approval for Douglas’s proceedings against the Morning Post, but regretting that he can offer no funds to assist him in his case.
MC:P204/1/13C/11 7 Nov 1923
First sheet only of an incomplete letter from William Francis Bergam (address lost) to Douglas, declaring that he too believes Douglas’s claim concerning the death of Lord Kitchener.
MC:P204/1/13C/12 25 Nov 1923
Letter from R. Begland (address, 124 Church Hill Road, Handsworth, Birmingham) to Douglas, wishing Douglas luck in his lawsuit with Winston Churchill.
MC:P204/1/13C/13 27 Nov 1923
Letter from Sister Mary Vincent (address, the Convent of Mercy, Aulaby Road, Hull) to Douglas, hoping that he may win his lawsuit with Winston Churchill, and expressing support for him.
MC:P204/1/13C/14 7 Dec 1923
Letter from C. Cross (address, 6 Grove Road, Willesden Green) to Douglas, expressing regret at Douglas’s arrest, and sending a contribution to his legal expenses.
MC:P204/1/13C/15 25 May 1924
Letter (2 sheets, typed, with signature) from W. R. K. Watson (address, 8 Du Cane Road, W12) to Douglas, asking after his health, commenting on A. Maurois’ Ariel, and looking forward to the publication of In Excelsis.
MC:P204/1/13C/16 17 Mar 1925
Letter from ‘M’ (?Monica Gordon; address, Drimnin, Argyllshire) to Douglas, expressing unhappiness about the state of their friendship.
MC:P204/1/13C/17 22 May 1925
Letter (2 sheets, typed, with signature) from V.[?] W. Germains (address, 65 Hugh Street, Westminster) to Douglas (address, 16 Draycot Place), expressing his support for the theory that Lord Kitchener was murdered.
MC:P204/1/13C/18 8 Jun 1926
Letter from Ann B.[?] Holmes a Court (address, 22 Kildare Gardens, Westbourne Park, W2) to Douglas, expressing her regret at an incident the previous evening, at which someone made unpleasant overtures to her, and her admiration for how Douglas handled the affair.
MC:P204/1/13C/19 3 Jul 1926
Letter from Elsie Tilney (address illegible) to Douglas, thanking him for sending her a copy of “The New Preface”, concerning Oscar Wilde.
MC:P204/1/13C/20 n.d. [dated by a paper found with this letter to 1927]
Letter from ‘Ivor’ (identified as Ivor Goring in a note found with this letter; address, 12 Grosvenor Crescent, SW1) to Douglas, suggesting he come to the Isle of Wight, and affectionately hoping they will meet soon [on Douglas’s friendship with Goring, see Murray 266–8].
MC:P204/1/13C/21 30 Nov 1928
Typed letter to Douglas from the National Provincial Bank (Piccadilly branch), enclosing a list of payments made by Douglas to ‘Melmott, Melmoth or Melnotte’ [ie Oscar Wilde] between February and November 1900, and a payment made to Ross.
MC:P204/1/13C/22 12 Jan 1929
Letter (written in French) from A. Vallette (address, Mercure de France, 26 Rue de Condé 26, Paris) to Douglas, concerning arrangements for publishing the French edition of his Autobiography. [Alfred Vallete was the editor of the Mercure de France.]
MC:P204/1/13C/23 22 Jan 1929
Letter (written in French) from A Vallette (address, Mercure de France, 26 Rue de Condé 26, Paris) to Douglas, concerning proofs for the French edition of Douglas’s Autobiography.
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