Erica Marx Papers
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III. Company of Nine [series]:
 
III.1 Company of Nine. Business Records [subseries]:
box-folder   2/23  
Agendas of meetings. 1956-1958. (7 items. Moderate notations appended. Ts., ts. [carbon])   
Scope: Meetings irregularly scheduled.


box-folder   2/24  
Minutes of company meetings. 1956: Nov. 22-May 26, 1959. (49 pp.)   
Scope: Discussion includes projects, festivals, artists to be engaged, procedures involved, etc. Some financial statements attached or incorporated. Drawn up by James L. Haynes-Dixon, chairman of the company. Ts., ts. [carbon], ts. [duplicated]


box-folder   2/25  
Rules of procedure for conducting meetings, and plans for financing projects [draft]. 1957-1958. (10 pp. Ms., ts. ts [duplicated])
box-folder   2/26  
Business Files [1956-1960] (42 pp.)   
Scope: Memos, programs, notes on projects, applications for use of copyright poems to the Hand and Flower Press, a few financial statements, lists of artists, samples of stationary, etc. Ms., ts., ts. [carbon], printed material.


box-folder   2/27  
Newsletter 1957. Newsletter. (11 pp. Ts., ts. [carbon])   
Scope: Disbributed irregularly to directors by James L. Haynes-Dixon. No. 1 dated Feb. 23. Apparently discontinued at the end of 1957.


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III.2 Correspondence, [subseries]:   
Scope: between the directors of the Company of Nine concerning the company's business. Letters also exchanged between Erica Marx and numerous artists, agents, and authors involved in the varied projects. Note: All letters authored by Erica Marx are carbon only, unsigned.


box-folder   3/28-37  
Correspondence 1956: Oct. 22 - Jan 22, 1960. (c.337 items. TLS, ALS, postcards, ts. [carbon] (172 Marx carbons))   
Scope: Correspondence includes letters to Erica Marx from Rumer Godden and her husband James L. Haynes-Dixon, Roland Clarke, Joseph Compton, John Carroll, artistic manager for the company; Robert Graecen, a publicity agent; Christopher Hassall, Charles Causley, Christina Foyle, Jean Primrose, Paul Dehn and many others.


 
III.3 Miscellaneous related materials. [subseries]:
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Miscellaneous programs, leaflets, announcements, advertisements for readings, clippings, articles and related materials. [1956-1960] (c.40 items.)   
Scope: Some items related to societies or groups other than the Company of Nine.


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[1957: Jan. 21] Feeding Birds [poem] by Rumer Godden. Ts., no revision, 1 p. (1 item.)
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Poetry of two wars 1958: Nov. 11. (54 pp. 3 boxes. c.800 items. [anthology] Ts. [carbon])   
Scope: Poems read during Foyle's lunchtime promenade to commemorate the war dead. Program arranged by the Company of Nine, primarily Rumer Godden and Erica Marx. Read by John Laurie and David Spenser, with Paul Dehn in the chair. Poets include Wilfred Owen, Rupert Brooke, Alun Lewis, Osbert Sitwell, Charles Causley, Edward Thomas, and others. Each of these poems had been previously published.