MC:P204/1/14C Letters to Lord Alfred Douglas from various correspondents, 1930s
The Hyde Collection includes other letters to Douglas from various correspondents written at all periods of his life.
MC:P204/1/14C/1 9 Apr 1930
Contract for selling the rights for a French translation of Douglas’s Autobiography.
MC:P204/1/14C/2 13 Apr 1930
Letter (written in French; typed, with signature) from Arnold van Gennep (address, Bourg le Reine) to Douglas, concerning offering translations of Douglas’s poems to the Nouvelle Revue Française, and discussing the French edition of Douglas’s Autobiography, with its extra chapter.
MC:P204/1/14C/3 23 Jan 1932
Letter (2 sheets) from the Duke of Marlborough (address, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock), to Douglas, thanking Douglas for his condolences on his mother’s death [she died 7 Jan 1932], and reminiscing about their past lives, including their schooldays together.
MC:P204/1/14C/4 25 Mar 1933
Letter from George Scott (address, Searts, Castle Cary, Somerset) to Douglas, expressing his appreciation of Douglas’s poetry.
MC:P204/1/14C/5 6 Apr 1933
Letter (written in French; 2 sheets, typed, with signature) from Arnold van Gennep (address, Bourg la Reine, 123 Grande Rue) to Douglas, commenting on Douglas’s The True History of Shakespeare’s Sonnets.
MC:P204/1/14C/6–7 25 Apr 1933
Two letters to Douglas from J. N. Collie (address, 20 Gower Street, Bedford Square), both dated 25 Apr 1933, concerning Douglas’s book on Shakespeare’s Sonnets.
MC:P204/1/14C/8 6 Jul 1935
Letter from ‘Ajaccio’ (identified in an attached note as A. J. A Symons; address, Brick House, Finchingfield, Essex) to Douglas, on his plans for his book on Wilde.
MC:P204/1/14C/9 21 Nov 1935
Letter (3 sheets) from E. Wynne Thomas (address, United University Club, Pall Mall East), to Douglas, apologising that the collections of Douglas’s lyrics and sonnets had not been advertised or reviews in the Sunday papers [Thomas worked for the publishers of these books, Rich and Cowan].
MC:P204/1/14C/10 19 Sep 1936
Postcard to Douglas from the Empress Hermine [second wife of Wilhelm II, former Emperor of Germany] (address, Doorn), thanking him for sending her copies of his poems [presumably the recently-printed collections of his Sonnets and Lyrics].
MC:P204/1/14C/11 4 May 1938
Letter (typed with signature) from an illegible writer (address, 14 Stratton House, Piccadilly) to Douglas, thanking him for a book [presumably Without Apology] and applauding his victory against the Evening News [which had taken place in 1921].
MC:P204/1/14C/12 19 May 1938
Letter from Charles Cotton (Deputy Librarian, Canterbury Cathedral Chapter Library) to Douglas, giving details of the career of William Hewes, Freedman of Canterbury in 1593 [presumably in connection with Douglas’s work on Shakespeare’s sonnets].
MC:P204/1/14C/13 30 Jul 1938
Letter from ‘Ethel’(address, Sillwood Hall Hotel, Brighton) to Douglas, inviting him to lunch.
MC:P204/1/14C/14 30 Jul 1938
Letter from ‘Denham’ (address, Sillwood Hall Hotel, Brighton) to Douglas, also inviting him to lunch.
MC:P204/1/14C/15 20 Oct 1938
Letter (typed with signature) from Walter Hix, Hon. Secretary of the Brighton Catholic Schools Amateur Boxing Association to Douglas, thanking him for becoming a Vice-President of the Association.
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