Letter from Leonard Woolf to John Hampson Simpson (21/11/1931)

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[[MS 2750/152/6]]


J H Simpson Esq 
Four Ashes 


21 November, 1931


Dear Simpson,




I have reread the MS[manuscript] and think that you have certainly improved it a great deal.  The third part is much pulled together and the feeling of drag has quite gone out of it.  I again felt t [sic] that it was a remarkable book, and I hope it will have the success which it deserves.


I think we had better start printing as early as possible.  I am writing to Savage to put through the agreement and to Knopf to let him know what we are doing.


Yours sincerely

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Source: MS 2750/152/6

Letter from Leonard Woolf to John Hampson Simpson (21/11/1931)


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Woolf agrees that Simpson has drastically improved O Providence and confirms that they will begin printing as soon as possible.

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