Letter from Barbara Hepworth to the Medicinal Women's Federation (30/06/1938)

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[[MS 2750/571/2/7]]


Dr. Violet Kelynack, 
Medcial [sic] Women's Federation, 
9, Clifford Street, 
Bond Street, W.1.


June 30th, 1938


Dear Madam,


In reply to your card of June 29th, we are enclosing a review copy of Three Guineas. We shall be interested to see your Quarterly Review with the notice when it appears.


As you will see, in Three Guineas Mrs. Woolf concerns herself with the present status of women, and the urgent question What Can A Woman Do to Prevent War? Like A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN, Three Guineas is essential reading for any women [sic] with an interest in present day affairs, and who has not?


We are having a number of cards printed to bring this book to the attention of an even wider audience than it has already obtained, and I am wondering whether you would be willing either to send it out to your members, possibly with material of your own, or if you would provide us with a list to whom we could dispatch.


The book was the subject of a leader in a recent issue of The Times Literary Supplement, in which Mrs. Woolf was described as the most brilliant pamphleteer in England, and it was furthermore suggested that "this brilliant and searching pamphlet might mark an epoch in the world's history." Let us hope that this may be so!


Yours very truly, | Manager.







1. Barbara Hepworth.

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Letter from Barbara Hepworth to the Medicinal Women's Federation (30/06/1938)


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Barbara Hepworth writes regarding a review of Three Guineas from the Times and bringing attention to the book. Enclosed: a copy of Three Guineas.


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