Letter from Samuel Solomonovich Koteliansky to Leonard Woolf (02/01/1923)

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[[MS 2750/38/5]]


 5 Acacia R[oa]d 
St. Johns Wood, N.W.8


Jan. 2 1923.


Doporior*1 Leonard


Last night I received your cheque for £8.1.6, being, as I take it, 75% of the final instalment[sic] paid by Seltzer for the Bunin stories.- With regard to the second instalment[sic] of 50 Dollars, may I ask you to instruct Mr. Mountsier to send D.H. Lawrence 25 Dollars; the remaining 50 Dollars, which you have to receive, to be given by us two, according to our shares.-


I do not see how the principle you lay down - with regard to the publisher receiving a commission - does affect this case.  With regard to the Bunin stories we are just in the same position of translations as in the case of to[sic] others books. It is only that instead of two translators there is, in the case of the Bunin book, also a third translator.


I am anxiously expecting to hear from you concerning the questions contained in my last letter.


Yours | SS Koteliansky*2 [signature]





*1  Russian for Dear 
*2  Samuel Solomonovich Koteliansky

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Letter from Samuel Solomonovich Koteliansky to Leonard Woolf (02/01/1923)


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Koteliansky responds to a cheque he has received. He talks about a second installment stating how much should be sent to D.H. Lawrence and how the remaining amount should be shared. He questions Woolf's comments about publisher commission and asks for a response to questions in his last letter.


Manuscript letter signed by Koteliansky