Reproduced with permission from Penguin Random House UK Archive and Library owner of the Hogarth Press archive collection, held by the University of Reading Special Collections.
Source: MS 2750/510/15
The Hogarth Press informs McKenna & Co that the contract for A Letter to a Modern Novelist provided Hugh Walpole an advance of 10 pounds, then 10% of the published price on the first 3000 copies and 15% after. The Press state that the advance hadn't been earned and 1.7.1d is due back to the Press before any royalties. The Press adds that the book still sells a few copies annually. For the now-out-of-print Omnibus volume, the Pres's paid 1d per copy. The Press also inform that they published no other works from Walpole.
Typescript letter unsigned