[pre-printed letterhead] Tel. Ewelme 42. THE HILL HOUSE, EWELME.OXFORD.
The Hogarth Press
In reply to your letter of the 24th, you wrote a post-card to Constable & Co. on 28th May last in which you said:
"We thank you for your letter of May 23rd & are pleased to grant the permission you request for the use of extracts from Henry James at Work and Roger Fry in the book by Mr. Simon Nowell-Smith, provided the usual acknowledgments are made to us."
I understand from Messrs Constable that your post-card carried no reference number or letters, & that they are unable to read the initials with which
it was signed.
I have not at hand a copy of Mrs. Bosanquet's book, but I have a note to the effect that the extracts comprised 1500 words & were taken from pp.4-17. If you wish to know more exactly what the extracts are, I can obtain my MS [manuscript] from the printers (via the English publishers - my only duplicate being now in America); but in view of your having already given permission for me to use this material in my English edition, I hope that you will be able to give permission for America without my having to do this.
My book - since you ask for further details of it - is a collection of "self-portraits" & anecdotes, with a critical & biographical introduction.
Yours truly | [signature] S. Nowell-Smith | [S. NOWELL-SMITH]