Letter from Herbert Read to Leonard Woolf (28/01/1931)

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[pre-printed letterhead] Broom House Seer Green Beaconsfield


28th January, 1931


Leonard Woolf, Esq., 
The Hogarth Press.


Dear Woolf,


Bonamy Dobree and I are engaged in compiling an Anthology of English Prose, to be published by Messrs Eyre and Spottiswoode. We should very much like to include a passage from To the Lighthouse ("Oh but", said Lilly [sic], "think of his work!" to "the flock of starlings which Jasper had routed with his gun had settled on the tops of the elm-trees.") Would you kindly grant us the necessary permission, and if you grant it, tell me whether it covers America.


With kind regards, | Yours sincerely, | Herbert Read [signature]



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Letter from Herbert Read to Leonard Woolf (28/01/1931)



University of Reading, Special Collections

Herbert Read requests permission to use passages from To the Lighthouse in UK and America to be used in an Anthology of English Prose to be printed by Messrs Eyre and Spottiswoode.

Typescript letter signed by Read