Letter from Hope Mirrlees to Leonard Woolf, with note (16/8/1924)


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This is Demy 3 [two characters illeg.]

Quoted [illeg.] Crown [two characters illeg.]

(slightly thinner than this).

[oval printer's stamp] PRINTERS R. & R. CLARK, LTD BRANDON ST,


16 aug[ust]. 1926



Abbaye de Pontigny


Aug[ust]. 16. 1926

Dear Leonard [Woolf] -

We send by registered book post (1) the corrected typoscript from which the printer must work. (2) the manuscript of Prince Mirsky's preface. As regards the typescript it has more corrections than we had hoped but that is indirectly owing to the fact that we have only just been able to get into our own hands the text of the original version. Prince Mirsky's preface is also longer than we thought but - I know when you have read it you will agree with us that it is a most valuable contribution, it makes the whole thing intelligble - in fact I think it is just what you wanted.

In about ten days or a fortnight - he will send you direct a sketch map of the wanderings of Avvakum - that of course will need not be printed in the text so need not cause delay. Will you please send proof direct to him as well as to us. His address is


214 Rue de Bécon

We go back to Paris on the 29th. As regards money we want the profits (if there are any!) to be equally divided so - will you send Prince Mirsky a separate cheque Love to the <both> of you from both of us.| H.M. *1 - [signature]


*1 Hope Mirrlees

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Letter from Hope Mirrlees to Leonard Woolf, with note (16/8/1924)



University of Reading, Special Collections

Handwritten note with R. & R. Clark stamp, referring to printers' specimen. Mirrlees confirms she is sending the corrected typescript, and the manuscript of Prince Mirsky's preface by registered book post. There is a change of address noted.

Handwritten letter signed by Mirrlees