H. E. Bates and Agnes Miller Parker - Victor Gollancz, Ltd. Collection

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TxAM-CRS C000364

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H. E. Bates and Agnes Miller Parker - Victor Gollancz, Ltd. Collection


  • 1935-1998 (Creation)


1 box

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This collection contains correspondence and contracts transmitted between H. E. Bates, Agnes Miller Parker, and the London publishing house of Victor Gollancz, Ltd. Among the contents are 28 letters from H. E. Bates and 30 letters from Agnes Miller Parker (Agnes M. McCance), all to Victor Gollancz or his representatives, concerning three books, one of which was projected but never published under the firm's imprint. Also present are single letters from Edmund Blunden, Sylvia Lynd, and the illustrator, Peter Partington.

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This collection is arranged into the following three series and thereunder chronologically.
Series 1. Through the Woods, 1935-1998
Series 2. Down the River, 1936-1995
Series 3. Garden, 1938-1939

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These materials are stored offsite and require additional time for retrieval.

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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. It is the responsibility of the researcher to secure those rights when needed. Permission to reproduce does not constitute permission to publish. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright, literary property rights, and libel.

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Purchase, February 3, 2015.


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Archivist's note

Jaime Janda, 2023.

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