Letter from Ian Parsons to Leonard Woolf (31/10/1947)

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[[MS 2750/220/25]]




L. Woolf, Esq., 
Monks House, 
Rodmell, Nr.Lewes, 

31st October, 1947.



Dear Leonard,


Very many thanks for Brunner's letter, which I have handed over to Piers. Also for Vanessa's revised jacket for 'The Moment', which is now with the blockmaker.


With regard to Kitchin, we have been thinking a bit further about the possibility of reprinting 'Death of My Aunt' and have come to the conclusion that before relinquishing the rights, it would be worth while taking out an estimate for the reprint l [sic]. At the same time, I will ask the travellers how many they think they could sell (a) at 5/- and (b) as 7/6 if we reprint it during next year. I have accordingly written to Higham formally relinquishing the rights in the other four Kitchin titles but asking for an extension of time on 'Death of My Aunt'. He has agreed to this verbally.






1. Ian M. Parsons 
2. Aline Burch

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Source: MS 2750/220/25

Letter from Ian Parsons to Leonard Woolf (31/10/1947)


University of Reading, Special Collections


Aline Burch

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Ian Parsons writes regarding business matters and mentions Vanessa Bell's revised work for The Moment. He also informs Leonard Woolf that he is relinquishing the rights of C. H. B. Kitchin's Crime at Christmas, Streamers Waving, The Sensitive One, and Mr. Balcony' but has requested a quote for the reprint of The Death of My Aunt and he has asked for more time from Higham to decide about the rights, Higham has agreed to this verbally.


Typescript letter unsigned