Letter from Norman Leys to Leonard Woolf (25/07/1924)




[[MS 2750/255/10]]


25th July 1924


Dear Woolf,


Allen & Unwin havent [sic] answered my enquiry about how they would propose to dispose of an addition of 2/6 to the price. So I gratefully accept your offer to publish the book - provided that T. Jones, whose wisdom is very great, doesnt [sic] send me a telegram tomorrow morning. Whether or no the reading of five chapters





has utterly flattened him out, he has [one illeg. letter crossed out] he has not until now given any verdict. I have told him that unless he is strongly of a contrary opinion and says so by telegram I shall place myself in your hands. I hope that nothing but a reading of the book by yourself and or your wife stands between yourself [one illeg. word crossed out] need be interposed before publication printing. The enclosed 8 chapters







which are 55% of the total bulk have had their final revision and - subject to publisher's criticisms - are complete, but for two sentences. Their fault is due to my failure to find exact data. The rest of the book I hope to send on Mond[ay]. or Tues.


Would Thursday 31st suit you for me to visit you about midday to discuss all details? I would bring maps. If Thursday





unsuitable would Sat. Aug 2 be better?


Yours | Norman Leys [signature]

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Letter from Norman Leys to Leonard Woolf (25/07/1924)



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Norman Leys writes to accept Woolf's offer to publish his book. He says that 8 chapters have had their final revision and that he hopes to send the rest soon. He suggests a day to meet.