Ford Madox Ford Papers 1914-1939.
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I. Correspondence. 1914-1939. [series]: (14 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence by Violet Hunt and by Ford Madox Ford, arranged by author then chronologically.


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I.1. Correspondence from Violet Hunt. (2 items.)
 
To Mr. Dibden. [Accession 9290.]
 
[1914]:
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July 9, ((ALS, 4p))   
Scope: South Lodge, Campden Hill Road, London. She asks him if he would care to handle the sale of some black and white drawings and sketches by Ford Madox Brown and two drawings by Rossetti. Signed "Violet Hunt Hueffer."


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December 4, ((ALS, 4p))   
Scope: South Lodge, Campden Hill, Kensington. She expresses disappointment at prices fetched by the drawings and sketches. She feels that her father's works [Alfred Hunt] have been particularly undervalued. She asks him to see if he can get the figure raised.


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I.2. Correspondence from Ford Madox Ford. (12 items.)
 
To J[ames] B[oliver] Manson, Director of the National Gallery, London. [Accession 7870.]
 
1929:
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January 11, ((TLS, 1p))   
Scope: 32 Rue de Vaugirad, Paris. Thanks him for his comments on his Tietjens novels and complains about the critical reception of his work in England and about the general financial problems of the artist in British society.


 
To Leonie [Adams].
 
1929:
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May 31, ((TLS, 1p))   
Scope: 30 West 9th Street, New York City. Asks her to contact him, explains that he is moving, suggests they meet.


 
To Winnie Winsom.
 
1937:
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March 27, ((TLS, 1p))   
Scope: Ten Fifth Avenue, [New York]. Asks her to arrange a meeting before he leaves for the south in one month.


 
To [Don] Purvis. [Accession 9590.]
 
1937:
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June 17, ((ALS, 1p))   
Scope: Allen Tate, Clarksville, Tenn. to Purvis, Washington, D.C. Apologizes for delay in sending the Nightingale.


 
To Alfred H. Mendes. [Accession 8420.]
 
1938:
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October 28, ((TLS, 1p))   
Scope: Ten Fifth Avenue, [New York]. Notes he plan to publish only first books by new authors but invites him to submit his book for possible referral to another publisher.


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November 18, ((TLS, 1p))   
Scope: Ten Fifth Avenue, [New York]. He has read Mendes' Black Fauns with great interest and would like to discuss it further.


 
1939:
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January 4, ((TLS, 1p))   
Scope: Ten Fifth Avenue, [New York]. Ford has not yet written a preface to [Black Fauns] because he has yet to find a publisher for the book. Asks him to visit as his rheumatism prevents him from going out.


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January 19, ((TLS, 1p))   
Scope: Ten Fifth Avenue, [New York]. Reviews the publishing prospects for Black Fauns and suggests Mendes apply for a Houghton-Mifflin scholarship.


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March 9, ((TLS, 1p))   
Scope: Ten Fifth Avenue, [New York]. Ford continues to try to place Black Fauns. Asks for another copy to send round to publishers.


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March 30, ((TLS, 1p))   
Scope: Ten Fifth Avenue, [New York]. Ford has still not found a publisher for Black Fauns. Suggests that Mendes approach the Frederick Stokes Co. about the possibility of doing a topographical work for them, in line with his WPA work.


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April 26, ((TLS, 1p))   
Scope: Ten Fifth Avenue, [New York]. Agrees to write a preface to [Black Fauns]. (Portion of blank page cut from sheet).


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May 15, ((TLS, 1p))   
Scope: Ten Fifth Avenue, [New York]. Scolds him for not telling him that [Black Fauns] is not yet placed, as his proposed Preface is difficult and time-consuming when publication is not assured. Instructs him to how to approach other publishers. Encloses a TL, 1p., May 15, 1939 letter of admiration for the book that Mendes may show to publishers.