Cushing Memorial Library, Texas A & M University

Inventory of the Roy Fuller Correspondence with Julian Symons and Jack Clark:

1937-1992



Descriptive Summary and Abstract

Creator Fuller, Roy Broadbent, 1912-
Title Inventory of the Roy Fuller Correspondence with Julian Symons and Jack Clark
Dates: 1937-1992
Abstract British poet and novelist, Roy Broadbent Fuller (1912-1991), was born in Failsworth, Lancashire, but moved with him family to Blackpool after his father died. Admitted as a solicitor in 1934, he married Kathleen Smith in 1936. With their young son and only child, John Fuller, the couple moved to London just before the outbreak of World War II. There, Roy Fuller joined the Woolwich Equitable Building Society, a home-mortgage company, with whom he remained until his retirement in 1987. Fuller only left the Woolwich for military duty during World War II, from 1941-1946, when he served as a Lieutenant with the Royal Navy, first as a radar mechanic in Kenya, then as a radio and radar officer at the Admiralty. As one of the most significant of the World War II English poets, Fuller spoke in a more studied manner, and with the voice of the home-front denizen, rather than that of the fighting man. He was identified with The Movement, a postwar group of British poets generally dedicated to robust and ironic poems, forthright in tone and often intricate in versification. Other poets in The Movement included Philip Larkin, Donald Davie, D.J. Enright, Elizabeth Jennings, and Thom Gunn. Roy Fuller died in Blackheath, London 27 September 1991. This collection consists chiefly of correspondence between Roy Fuller and Julian Symons, representing a relationship which started on terms of business and grew to a close friendship. The correspondents are primarily Roy Fuller and Julian Symons with occasional addendums from Kate Fuller to Roy Fuller's letters. Also present are letters from John Fuller to the Symons'; letters and post cards from Roy Fuller to Jack Clark, many regarding the Poem-of-the-Month Club; and Roy Fuller to Sebastian Barker. Most of the letters from John Fuller and one from Kate Fuller were written after Roy Fuller's death. Other items include poems, obituaries, newspaper clippings, and pamphlets pertaining to Roy Fuller's life and/or subjects exchanged between Fuller and Clark.
Identification LIT/Fuller MSS 00068
Extent 1 linear foot (About 350 items)
Language English.
Repository: Cushing Memorial Library
College Station, TX 77843-5000

Biographical Note

British poet and novelist, Roy Broadbent Fuller was born in Failsworth, Lancashire 11 February 1912. After the death of their father, Roy Fuller and his brother, along with their mother, Nellie Broadbent Fuller, moved to Blackpool. Admitted as a solicitor in 1934, he then married Kathleen Smith in 1936. With their young son and only child, John Fuller, the couple moved to London just before the outbreak of World War II. There, Roy Fuller joined the Woolwich Equitable Building Society, a home-mortgage company, with whom he remained until his retirement in 1987. Fuller left the Woolwich for military duty during World War II, from 1941-1946, when he served as a Lieutenant with the Royal Navy, first as a radar mechanic in Kenya, then as a radio and radar officer at the Admiralty. As soon as the war ended and he was demoblized, Fuller returned to the Woolwich, rising from Assistant Solicitor, to Solicitor to the Society (1958-1969), and finally to Director (1969-1987).

The influence of William Wordsworth, Hugh Wystan Auden, and to some extent Alexander Pope, were apparent in Fuller's earliest published poetry, Poems (London: Fortune, 1939). Though Poems spoke to the fear and tension engendered by the Spanish Civil War, Fuller's next two books of poetry, The Middle of a War (London: Hogarth Press, 1944), and A Lost Season (London: Hogarth Press,1944) are refreshed and informed more by his own war experiences, particularly the less glamorous aspects of tedium, and shortages suffered by most of the civilian population in England at the time. Fuller credited the discipline of military life with the precision and complex structure of this more mature poetic style. The time Fuller spent in East Africa was particularly valuable in providing time to write and new experiences to explore, especially those of a generally urbane and family-oriented Englishman faced with the possibilities of violence and early death, the persistance of loneliness for loved ones and well-known scenes, and the ever-present vicissitudes of difficult and often boring war-time travel. Africa's influence on Fuller was profound, as evidenced in several poems from A Lost Season. Fuller's sense of war's darkness was highlighted by the exotic and primal aspects of the African landscape. As one of the most significant of the World War II English poets, Fuller spoke in a more studied manner, and with the voice of the home-front denizen, rather than that of the fighting man.

After the end of World War II and his demobilization, Fuller continued writing and publishing important poetry, but he also turned to writing fiction, including Savage Gold (1946), a collection of boy's adventure tales, which also draws on the author's fascination with Kenya, and With My Little Eye (1948), a work on crime detection. Subsequent to the immediate postwar lull in literary activity, English poets by the 1950s seemed to coalesce into a group eventually called The Movement. This group was generally dedicated to robust and ironic poems, forthright in tone and often intricate in versification. Before the war, Fuller's work had already become famous for these very characteristics; thus, he emerged as both The Movement's father figure and a link between English poetry of the 1930s and 1950s. Other poets in The Movement included Philip Larkin, Donald Davie, D.J. Enright, Elizabeth Jennings, and Thom Gunn. Two important anthologies of these poets' work including poems by Fuller, New Lines: an Anthology, and New Lines II, were edited by Robert Conquest and published by Macmillian in 1956 and 1963 respectively. During this interesting period of English literary development Fuller published two more verse collections and four novels.

Noteworthy among Fuller's postwar works are three books of poetry. Epitaphs and Occasions (1949) owed much to 18th century poetry's assertion of civilization's need for balance in viewpoint and poetic style, as well as complexity and integrity of poetic execution. Counterparts (1954); and Brutus's Orchard (1957) presented Fuller's wry honesty and increasingly more assertively dramatic poetic voice, recalling the classical literary influences propounded by the 18th century poets themselves. Again Wordsworth's influence was also noticeable. By 1962, when Fuller's Collected Poems: 1936-1961 appeared, he was acknowledged as one of the leading poets of the post-Auden generation. Buff (1965) contained the third sonnet sequence published by Fuller, and New Poems (1968) won the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize. Not as romantic as Dylan Thomas or George Barker, Fuller persistently grew as a poet and by the end of his career possesed a dryly witty, ironic and dramatic style, always humane and honest in its evaluation of the writer himself, as well as the society in which he lived and to which he owed his best efforts as a citizen of the world..

Not only a poet and novelist, but a formidable civic servant, Fuller served as the Vice-President of the Buildings Societies Association (1969-1987); a Governor of the BBC (1972-1979); member of the Arts Council (1976-1977); Member of the Library Advisory Council for England (1977-1979). Other awards and honors included the Queen's Medal for Poetry (1970); the Cholmondeley Award, Society of Authors (1980); and an honorary D.Litt., University of Kent (1986). Fuller's autobiography was published over the course of several years in several volumes; Souvenirs (1980); Vamp Till Ready (1982); Home and Dry (1984); The Strange and the Good: Complete Memoirs (1989). Roy Fuller died in Blackheath, London 27 September 1991.

  • Bibliography
  • Austin, Allan E."Roy (Broadbent) Fuller," in Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 20: British Poets, 1914-1945. A Bruccoli Clark Layman Book. Edited by Donald E. Stanford, Louisiana State University. The Gale Group, 1983, pp. 132-140.

Scope and Content Note

Series one of this collection of correspondence, containing over 275 letters, serves to portray the longtime relationship between Roy Fuller and Julian Symons which started on terms of business and grew to a close friendship. The letters are primarily from Roy Fuller to Julian Symons with occasional addendums from Kate Fuller. There are several letters from Julian Symons in response. In addition, there are some letters from John Fuller to the Symons', from Roy Fuller to Jack Clark, and from Roy Fuller to Sebastian Barker. The folder list contains a brief description of each individual letter and its focus, often with a list of Subjects. Especially lyrical and poetic are Roy Fuller's war letters starting when he was stationed in Africa (Kenya and Nairobi) and Ariel through the office of the Admiralty (folders 1000-1370).

Series two consists of 64 letters from Roy Fuller with three annotations from Jack Clark and five from Kate Fuller, one letter from Jack Clark, one from Kate Fuller, six from John Fuller, Roy Fuller's son, and several others from miscellaneous individuals. The letters from Roy Fuller date from 1958 to 1990 and are primarily handwritten post cards to Jack Clark, Co-founder of the Poem-of-the-Month Club. Many of these letters are regarding or, at least, in reference to Fuller's position as advisory to the Poem-of-the-Month Club. However, Fuller and Clark were also close friends, and Fuller feels free, in these letters, to discuss everything from his failing health to how he met his wife, along with many other personal remarks. Most of the letters from John Fuller and the one from Kate Fuller were written after Roy Fuller's death. The few other items in this series of the collections include poems, obituaries, newspaper clippings, and pamphlets pertaining to Roy Fuller's life and/or subjects exchanged between Fuller and Clark.

List of Abbreviations Used:


  • ALS -
    Autograph letter, signed.

  • AL -
    Autograph letter, unsigned.

  • ANS -
    Autograph note, signed.

  • APCS -
    Autograph post card, signed.

  • TLS -
    Typed letter, signed.

  • TL -
    Typed letter, unsigned.

  • TPCS -
    Typed post card, signed.

  • RF -
    Roy Fuller

  • POMC -
    Poem-of-the-Month Club

  • TCV -
    Twentieth Century Verse

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Online Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog of Cushing Memorial Library. Researchers wishing to find related materials should search the catalog under these index terms.
Names
Symons, Julian, 1912- --Correspondence.
Fuller, Kate--Correspondence.
Symons, Kathleen--Correspondence.
Clark, Jack--Correspondence.
Barker, Sebastian--Correspondence.
Fuller, John--Correspondence.
Organizations
Great Britain. Admiralty War Staff.
Woolwich Equitable Building Society--History--20th century.
Poem-of-the-Month-Club--Correspondence.
Subjects
World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, British.
Poets, English--Correspondence..
English poetry--History--20th century.
War poetry, English--History--20th century.
Places
Nairobi (Kenya).
Blackpool (England).
Titles
Twentieth century verse.
New writing.
Seven.
Poetry.

Administrative Information

Provenance

Correspondence with Julian Symons purchased from Kathleen Symons in 1998. Correspondence with Jack Clark purchased from Jack Clark through Bloomsbury Book Auctions of London in 1996.

Citation

Inventory of the Roy Fuller Correspondence with Julian Symons and Jack Clark, Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, Texas A&M University.

Acquisition Information

Information of acquisition method not available.

Processed by Melanie Hill in 1999.

Additional processing by Aletha Andrew in 2001.


Detailed Description of the Correspondence

Series 1. Correspondence with Julian Symons, 1937-1991

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1-10 Scope Note and Contents.
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1-20 Contents note by Julian Symons.
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1-30 Roy Fuller (RF) to Julian Symons. January 18, 1937. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: RF's poetic approach. Subjects: "Ashby" ("Lord Ashby...," see folder 140), The Waste Land.
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1-40 RF to Julian Symons. January 20, 1937. AL (letter was ALS, signature cut from page), 1 leaf. Re: submission to Twentieth Century Verse (TCV).
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1-50 RF to Julian Symons. April 16, 1937. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: Submission to TCV. Subjects: John Lehmann.
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1-60 RF to Julian Symons. June 1, 1937. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: reviewing poems for TCV, visiting London, etc.
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1-70 RF to Julian Symons. June 6, 1937. TLS, 1 leaf. Re: a review.
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1-80 RF to Julian Symons. October 9, 1937. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: poem published in TCV, general poetry.
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1-90 Julian Symons to RF. October 11, 1937. TL, 1 leaf. Re: submission to TCV, thirties views of Wyndham Lewis, Eliot, Earp, Porteus, Constant Lambert, Cyril Connolly, Grigson.
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1-100 Julian Symons to RF. December 23, 1937. TL, 1 leaf. Re: changes made to TCV for the coming year.
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1-110 RF to Julian Symons. December 28, 1937. ALS, 2 leaves. Re: Marxist beliefs, Left Review, TCV, job in London. Subjects: Herbert Mallalieu, Geoffrey Pollitt, C. Day Lewis, Hoodlum Grigson, Auden, Dylan Thomas, Kathleen Raine.
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1-120 RF to Julian Symons. December 29, 1937. TLS, 1 leaf. Re: submission to TCV.
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1-130 RF to Julian Symons. January 3, 1938. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: "Lord Ashby...," idea of a "Left number" in TCV, a previous submission to TCV.
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1-140 Poem: original version of "Lord Ashby...," typed, signed, 10 leaves with corrections and changes by the author.
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1-150 Julian Symons to RF. January 10, 1938. TL, 1 leaf. Re: the "Left number," critique of the ballad ("Lord Ashby...").
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1-160 RF to Julian Symons. January 24, 1938. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: publication of the ballad ("Lord Ashby..."), analysis of Auden. RF: "On reading through this [letter], I find it very Monday morningish-- certainly not a document for the archives!"
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1-170 RF to Julian Symons. January 28, 1938. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: cheque for subscription to TCV. Subjects: Lehmann.
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1-180 RF to Julian Symons. February 9, 1938. ALS, 1 leaf. Sonnet. Re: "Ode to Spring,""Left number." Subjects: American Proletarian Anthology, Lehmann, New Writing.
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1-190 Julian Symons to RF. February 11, 1938. TL, 1 leaf. Re: "Sonnet,""Ode to Spring,"American Proletarian Anthology, mention of RF in Poetry. Subjects: Derek Savage, Fearing.
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1-200 RF to Julian Symons. February 13, 1938. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: "Ode to Spring," payment. Subjects: Poetry, Savage, Grigson.
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1-210 RF to Julian Symons. February 16, 1938. ALS, 2 leaves. Re: Symons' poem in London Mercury versus left poetry.
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1-220 RF to Julian Symons. February 23, 1938. ALS
1 leaf.
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1-230 Julian Symons to RF. February/March 1938 [?]. TL, 1 leaf. Re: blurb on RF. Subjects: RF's comments about Symons' poem.
Same page: RF to Julian Symons. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: said blurb, poem in New Writing.
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1-240 RF to Julian Symons. March 3, 1938. APCS. Re: rendezvous.
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1-250 RF to Julian Symons. March 4, 1938. APCS. Re: rendezvous.
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1-260 RF to Julian Symons. March 11, 1938. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: a possible libel action against Symons. Subjects: Herring, Herbert Mallalieu, Todd, rendezvous.
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1-270 RF to Julian Symons. March 19, 1938. ALS, 2 leaves. Re: RF's political/economic/artistic views. Subjects: sending poems to Herring, "Ode to Spring," Southern Review.
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1-280 RF to Julian Symons. March 30, 1938. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: Herring's rejection. Subjects: John O'London's Weekly.
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1-290 RF to Julian Symons. April 14, 1938. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: political views. Subjects: Herring, The Year's Poetry.
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1-300 Julian Symons to RF. April 19, 1938. TL, 1 leaf. Re: TCV, political views. Subjects: RF's poem in New Writing, Herring, Todd, Allott.
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1-310 RF to Julian Symons. April 20, 1938. ALS, 2 leaves. Re: Wordsworth, TCV, Day-by-Day Publishers. Subjects: Auden, Todd, Allott, Nicholas Blake.
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1-320 RF to Julian Symons. May 21, 1938. ALS, 1 leaf. Subjects: Grigson, Todd, Humphrey Jennings, Herring.
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1-330 RF to Julian Symons. May 30, 1938. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: issue no. 10 of TCV. Subjects: New Writing, Todd, Herbert Mallalieu, Left Review.
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1-340 Julian Symons to RF. May 31, 1938. TL, 1 leaf. Re: reviews for Post Victorian Poetry and New Writing, no.10 of TCV, Herring. Subjects: Seven.
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1-350 RF to Julian Symons. June 1, 1938. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: Symons' periodicals review in L & L Today, New Verse, archives at "Buffalo (sic) University, USA."
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1-360 RF to Julian Symons. June 8, 1938. ALS, 1 leaf. Subjects: reviews for New Writing/Post Victorian Poetry, The Wild Goose Chase, Buffalo, Herring.
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1-370 RF to Julian Symons. June 10, 1938. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: reviews.
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1-380 RF to Julian Symons. June 18, 1938. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: a coming vacation, poem in an anthology of Partisan Review. Subjects: Savage.
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1-390 RF to Julian Symons. June 22, 1938. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: vacation plans. Subjects: Savage.
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1-400 Julian Symons to RF. June 24, 1938. TL, 1 leaf. Re: vacation (Daltons), Partisan Review, TCVSubjects: Barker, Dylan Thomas, Ewart, K. Rhys, Allott.
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1-410 RF to Julian Symons. July 1, 1938. ALS, 1 leaf. Subjects: Partisan Review, Left Review.
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1-420 RF to Julian Symons. July 6, 1938. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: vacation plans. Subjects: "Small Wireless."
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1-430 RF to Julian Symons. July 8, 1938. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: vacation plans (The Old Golf House), Todd's novel.
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1-440 RF to Julian Symons. July 11, 1938. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: vacation plans, RF poems published in the last twelve months.
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1-450 RF to Julian Symons. July 14, 1938. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: vacation plans. Subjects: Herbert Mallalieu.
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1-460 RF to Julian Symons. July 21, 1938. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: vacation plans, "left" writing.
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1-470 RF to Julian Symons. September 1, 1938. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: Symons denying liability [Polocke], poems sent to Poetry. Subjects: poems sent to Lehmann, The New Statesman.
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1-480 Julian Symons to RF. September 1938[?]. TL, 1 leaf. Re: poetry. Subjects: "Lemon" (Lehmann), Seven, etc.
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1-490 RF to Julian Symons. September 6, 1938. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: pictures from vacation, poems sent to Seven, Kate going to Blackpool.
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1-500 RF to Julian Symons. September 13, 1938. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: possible rendezvous, activities while Kate's away.
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1-510 RF to Julian Symons. September 25, 1938. ALS, 1 leaf. Subjects: Desmond Hawkins, Hogarth.
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1-520 RF to Julian Symons. October 2, 1938. TLS, 1 leaf. Subjects: The Examiner, Aiken, Seven, Kate and John Fuller's return.
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1-530 RF to Julian Symons. October 5, 1938. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: possible rendezvous in London.
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1-540 RF to Julian Symons. October 23, 1938. TLS, 1 leaf. Re: poetry submission. Subjects: TCV no. 9, Hogarth, Poetry.
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1-550 RF to Julian Symons. October 25, 1938. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: review of C. Day Lewis book, broadsheets for Savage. Subjects: Barker, Fortune Press.
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1-560 Julian Symons to RF. October 26, 1938. TL, 1 leaf. Re: review of C. Day Lewis book, Savage's broadsheets. Subjects: "He spoke of poetry,""To Murder Someone,"Dylan Thomas, Fortune Press.
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1-570 RF to Julian Symons. October 27, 1938. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: "He spoke of poetry," Hogarth's refusal, C. Day Lewis book.
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1-580 RF to Julian Symons. November 6, 1938. TLS, 1 leaf. Re: poetry submissions, visit to London, job in Woolwich. Subjects: Chameleon, The Listener, Savage, Blackheath, Poetry.
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1-590 RF to Julian Symons. November 1938[?]. TLS, 1 leaf. Re: flat in London, C. Day Lewis book review.
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1-600 RF to Julian Symons. November 12, 1938. TLS, 1 leaf. Re: poetry submission, review of On the Frontier. Subjects: The Listener,"Street Accident," Herbert.
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1-610 Julian Symons to RF. November 15, 1938. TL, 1 leaf. Re: poetry submission. Subjects: Chameleon, The Listener, Herbert, Herbert Read's Collected Essays.
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1-620 RF to Julian Symons. November 24, 1938. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: move to Blackheath, accepted poems, Partisan Review. Subjects: Dylan Thomas, Ego 3, Daily Express.
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1-630 RF to Julian Symons. January 6, 1939. ALS, 1 leaf. Subjects: Poetry, not writing, Savage.
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1-640 RF to Julian Symons. January 26, 1939. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: review, Confessions about X.
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1-650 RF to Julian Symons. January 30, 1939. ALS, 1 leaf. Subjects: TCV, Seven, Poetry, cold weather.
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1-660 RF to Julian Symons. January/February 1939[?]. ALS, 1 leaf. Subjects: Savage, sonnet.
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1-670 RF to Julian Symons. February 28, 1939. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: TCV no. 15/16, The Exiles Press (New York City).
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1-680 RF to Julian Symons. March 23, 1939. ALS, 1 leaf. Subjects: Chameleon, Poetry,"Yellow Jacket."
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1-690 RF to Julian Symons. March 31, 1939. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: "young Simians" (young novelists). Subjects: visiting, "Yellow Jacket."
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1-700 RF to Julian Symons. April 5, 1939. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: Marxist article. Subjects: Grigson.
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1-710 RF to Julian Symons. Good Friday, 1939. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: review, Marxist article, fair at Blackheath.
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1-720 Review by RF: "Confusions about X "by Julian Symons, Several Observations by Geoffrey Grigson. Typed with handwritten corrections
4 leaves.
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1-730 RF to Julian Symons. April 14, 1939. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: Marxist article, Poetry, rendezvous.
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1-740 RF to Julian Symons. April 28, 1939. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: new books.
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1-750 RF to Julian Symons. May 12, 1939. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: review, article. Subjects: Cyril Connolly.
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1-760 RF to Julian Symons. May 1939[?]. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: the (Marxist) article, Journey to a War [?].
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1-770 RF to Julian Symons. July 20, 1939. ALS, 1 leaf. In Blackpool. Talks of the Blackpool ("the ideal fascist state") and its people ("without independent political thought and well disciplined...also abundantly fed and amused.") Subjects: Epstein's Adam and the commissioning of Eve.
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1-780 Julian Symons to RF. July 25, 1939. TL, 1 leaf. Re: Blackpool, new periodical, resignation from "a revolutionary party." Subjects: Grigson, Josh Reynolds, William Etty, William Coldstream.
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1-790 RF to Julian Symons. July 27, 1939. APCS. Subjects: the party.
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1-800 RF to Julian Symons. August 16, 1939. ALS, 1 leaf. Subjects: A Penny for the Poor, Hawkins.
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1-810 Julian Symons to RF. August 1939 [?]. TL, 1 leaf. Subjects: A Penny for the Poor, Grigson's anthology, Spender, Isherwood and Todd, Little History of American Literature.
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1-820 RF to Julian Symons. October 30, 1939. ALS, 1 leaf. Thank-you letter. Subjects: writing a play together.
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1-830 RF to Julian Symons. November 4, 1939. APCS. Re: poems mentioned in previous letter.
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1-840 RF to Julian Symons. December 12, 1939. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: Sunday visit, speculation on "immediate events" (e.g. "death of Auden" and "rise of new poet, age about 23..."). Subjects: Geoffrey Grigson.
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1-850 RF to Julian Symons. January 8, 1940. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: rendezvous, Prokosch.
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1-860 RF to Julian Symons. February 8, 1940. ALS, 1 leaf. Subjects: "Privileged Chronicles."
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1-870 RF to Julian Symons. February 12, 1940. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: play. Subjects: The American, Spender, Symons' and RF's books.
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1-880 RF to Julian Symons. February 1940. ALS, 1 leaf; plot for play, handwritten, 1 leaf. Letter re: difference between Symons' plot and Fuller's plot (very politically oriented) for the play.
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1-890 RF to Julian Symons. February 21, 1940. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: cancelled rendezvous (RF ill). Subjects: Pirandello.
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1-900 RF to Julian Symons. mid-1940[?]. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: points for play, RF still ill. Subjects: Jack Clark.
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1-910 RF to Julian Symons. July 11, 1940. APCS. In Blackpool.
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1-920 RF to Julian Symons. October 30, 1940. ALS, 1 leaf and envelope. Re: rendezvous, poem in Kingdom Come. Subjects: Robert Louis Stevenson.
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1-930 RF to Katheen Clark. APCS. Re: piquet. RF: "`I remain, my dear Kathleen, your sincere and obliged friend-- old friend let me say.' -- Robert Louis Stevenson."
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1-940 RF to Julian Symons. November 14, 1940. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: the play. Subjects: Jack Clark.
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1-950 RF to Julian Symons. November 21, 1940. ALS, 1 leaf. RF refering to the play: "lose your aestheticism and recover your morality."
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1-960 RF to Julian Symons. November 27, 1940. ALS, 1 leaf. Subjects: scrapbook, pool.
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1-970 RF to Julian Symons. December 27, 1940. ALS, 1 leaf. Subjects: Symons's manuscript.
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1-980 RF to Julian Symons. December 31, 1940. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: sending "enclosed" to Jack, rendezvous.
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1-990 RF to Julian and Kathleen Symons. April 16, 1941. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: rendezvous, Kate, weather.
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1-1000 RF to Julian Symons. April 25, 1941. APCS. In Ganges, Ipswich. Begins RF's war letters.
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1-1010 Julian Symons to RF. April 28, 1941. TL, 1 leaf. Subjects: Now, Modern Reading, Jonathan Edwards, J. Boyd Brent, Woodcock, Derek Savage, Tuttifruitti,Chattos, Poetry, Francis Scarfe, A.D. Hawkins.
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1-1020 RF to Julian Symons. April 29, 1941. Dated: "Tuesday-28(?).vi.41." ALS, 2 leaves. Letter in fragile condition. Subjects: French George, NOW, RF's poem in NOW, Symons' poem, conditions at RF's location/military situation. Depressed tone. RF: "If you expect wit and humour you will be disapp: I have no energy and must perforce eschew it."
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1-1030 RF to Julian Symons. May 1941. Dated: "Thursday, May the something, 1941." ALS, 2 leaves. Re: published poetry/reviews, war folk songs, proletarianization, description of activities, etc. and "naval discipline." Depressed tone continues. RF: "My brain is becoming as enfeebled as my body and I must stop."
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1-1040 RF to Julian Symons. June 5, 1941. ALS, 1 leaf. Subjects: Symons' tribunal, weekend. Better tone.
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1-1050 RF to Julian Symons. July 6, 1941. APCS. In Blackpool on leave. Subjects: story sent to Horizon, Jerry Wade.
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1-1060 RF to Julian Symons. July 26, 1941. APCS. In Aberdeen. Re: lost respirator.
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1-1070 RF to Julian Symons. July 31, 1941. ALS, 1 leaf and envelope with poem written on back (by Symons?). Subjects: the course he is taking, G.E. (George Eliot).
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1-1080 RF to Julian Symons. August 17, 1941. ALS, 1 leaf. Subjects: Poetry, RF's soliloquy, Shakespeare plays, RF's location.
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1-1090 RF and Kate Fuller to Julian and Kathleen Symons. August 28, 1941. ALS, 1 leaf and envelope. Response to Symons' letter. Subjects: Horizon, NOW, Poetry.
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1-1100 RF to Julian Symons and Jack Clark. September 16, 1941. ALS, 1 leaf. Subjects: Kate, Kathleen, RF's course.
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1-1110 Julian Symons to RF. October 2, 1941. TL, 1 leaf. Re: lunch with Marie Stopes, coming move and separation, Penguinbook deal, Newlin (Managing Directory of the Aeraspray Co.).
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1-1120 RF to Julian Symons. October 9, 1941. ALS, 1 leaf and envelope. Subjects: "The James' letters," Blake, Poetry, moving, movies.
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1-1130 RF to Julian Symons. November 12, 1941. ALS, 1 leaf. In Ganges, Ipswich. Re: anthology. Subjects: Horizon.
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1-1140 RF to Julian Symons. November 17, 1941. ALS, 1 leaf. Subjects: writing inclinations, Lehman, The Arabian Nights Murder, war speculation.
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1-1150 RF to Julian Symons. December 9, 1941. ALS, 1 leaf. In Chatham. Re: Air fitter training. Subjects: anthology, Spender.
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1-1160 RF to Kathleen Symons. 1941. ALS, 1 leaf. In Ganges, Ipswich. Re: general news. Subjects: Melville. RF: "I wish we were all together again in our cozy, safe, pre-doom world."
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1-1170 Poem by RF. November 12, 1941. "ABC of a Naval Trainee."
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1-1180 RF to Julian Symons. February 5, 1942. ALS, 1 leaf. In Havant, Hants. Re: war, Symons' book, RF's ballad in Poetry, war story.
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1-1190 RF to Julian Symons. February 19, 1942. ALS, 1 leaf and poem "Middle of a War" by RF. In Blackpool. Letter re: poem, leave.
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1-1200 RF to Julian and Kathleen Symons. March 4, 1942. ALS, 1 leaf. In Havant, Hants. Subjects: poems, Jack Clark, "Naval Air Station."
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1-1210 RF to Julian Symons. March 18, 1942. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: availability for draft (RF: "I stand face to face with the invader Luck..."), poems sent to Lehmann.
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1-1220 RF to Julian and Kathleen Symons. June 4, 1942. ALS, 1 leaf. In Africa. Letter in very fragile condition. Re: living conditions, Ellen Queen novel, The Tragedy of X.
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1-1230 RF to Julian and Kathleen Symons. July 1, 1942. ALS, 1 leaf. In Kenya. Re: "The Middle of a War,"Poetry, writing, delay of mail.
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1-1240 RF to Julian Symons. September 10, 1942. ALS, 1 leaf, airgraph. Re: Symons' conditions in army, inspiration to write.
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1-1250 RF to Julian and Kathleen Symons. ALS, 1 leaf, airgraph. Re: literary ventures. RF: "I wish TCV were still alive to demolish these Asian and apocalyptic monsters;""I wish we were all together again: it is sickening to think of what lies between us and that."
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1-1260 RF to Julian Symons. November 17, 1942. ALS, 1 leaf, airgraph. Subjects: delayed mail, need for more information from/about Julian, The Family Reunion.
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1-1270 RF to Julian and Kathleen Symons. January 7, 1943. ALS, 1 leaf, airgraph. Subjects: lack of communication, published poems, Auden and After.
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1-1280 RF to Julian Symons. February 6, 1943. ALS, 1 leaf. In Nairobi. Re: news back home.
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1-1290 RF to Julian Symons. June 3, 1943. ALS, 1 leaf, airgraph. Re: Symons' operation, RF's malaria, poetry.
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1-1300 RF to Julian Symons. July 7, 1943. ALS, 1 leaf. In London. Re: literary news, RF's book of poems to be published.
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1-1310 RF to Julian and Kathleen Symons. July 20, 1943. ALS, 1 leaf. In Ariel, Warrington, Lancs. Re: restationing, Christmas.
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1-1320 RF to Julian Symons. August 23, 1943. Letter/poem, AL, 1 leaf, airgraph. In Africa. "Petty Officer Fuller to Trooper Symons."
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1-1330 RF to Julian Symons. November 10, 1943. ALS, 1 leaf. In Blackpool on leave. Re: Fuller's book of poems.
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1-1340 RF and Kate Fuller to Julian Symons. November 17, 1943. ALS, 2 leaves. Re: book of poems, Symons' poems, visit to London. Subjects: Lehmann.
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1-1350 RF to Julian and Kathleen Symons. December 3, 1943. ALS, 1 leaf. In Havant, Hants. Returned from leave after visit with the Symons'. Subjects: The Ministry of Fear.
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1-1360 RF to Julian and Kathleen Symons. December 3, 1943. ALS, 1 leaf and envelope. In Ariel, Warrington, Lancs. Subjects: Lady Barb, "The Gold Bowl, "Connolly.
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1-1370 RF to Julian and Kathleen Symons. January 14, 1944. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: visit, uncertainty of next location.
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1-1380 RF to Julian Symons. February 11, 1944. APCS. Re: rendezvous.
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1-1390 RF to Julian Symons. March 19, 1944. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: Kate's move to Blackpool, literary news (Spender, Horizon).
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1-1400 RF to Julian Symons. April 8, 1944. ALS, 1 leaf and envelope. Re: literary news, R.C. Hutchinson, Woolwich Equitable.
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1-1410 RF to Julian Symons. April 13, 1944. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: Kate in Blackpool, "non-arrival" of the play (by RF and Symons), poems recently published by RF.
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1-1420 RF to Julian Symons. April 19, 1944. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: arrival of aforementioned play, talk of its publication/production, general literary news, reviews of Symons' work.
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1-1430 RF to Julian Symons. April 1944[?]. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: Lehmann reading the play.
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1-1440 RF to Julian Symons. April 30, 1944. ALS, 1 leaf and envelope. Subjects: Drummond Allison, joining public library, Symons' publications.
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1-1450 RF to Julian Symons. April/May 1944[?]. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: commentary on writers.
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1-1460 RF to Julian Symons. May 14, 1944. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: proofreading RF's work for "mis-spellings and Fullerian grammar."
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1-1470 RF to Julian Symons. May 18, 1944. ALS, 1 leaf and envelope. Re: Julian's proofreading of RF's work, dedication.
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1-1480 RF to Julian Symons. June 16, 1944. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: Henry Reed, visit to London, photograph to be made, illness.
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1-1490 RF to Julian Symons. June 26, 1944. ALS, 1 leaf. In Blackpool. Re: appointment to Admiralty, visit, Orwell.
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2-1500 RF to Julian and Kathleen Symons. 1947. APCS. RF and Kate Fuller on vacation in Switzerland.
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2-1510 RF and Kate Fuller to Kathleen Symons. 1947. APCS. Talk of vacation.
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2-1520 RF and Kate Fuller to Julian and Kathleen Symons. 1947. APCS. Still in Switzerland. Talk of vacationing spot.
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2-1530 RF to Julian Symons. February 31[?], 1950. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: praise for Symons' new book.
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2-1540 RF to Julian Symons. March 13, 1950. ALS, 1 leaf. Subjects: Herbert Mallalieu, rendezvous.
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2-1550 RF to Julian and Kathleen Symons. September 18, 1950. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: not writing. Subjects: Jack Clark, letter for BM.
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2-1560 RF to Julian and Kathleen Symons. January 25, 1951. ALS, 1 leaf. Subjects: Costa Brava, visit.
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2-1570 RF to Julian and Kathleen Symons. February 22, 1951. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: thank you for Boswell (birthday gift). RF: "Clearly the only possible bedside book for one whose portable reading is Proust."
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2-1580 RF to Julian Symons. November 21, 1951. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: "Kathleen's trials and tribulations" (in hospital).
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2-1590 RF to Julian Symons. 1952. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: RF's health, John and Pam Fuller's new baby.
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2-1600 RF to Julian Symons. May 28, 1952. ALS, 1 leaf (with notes, possibly by Symons, re: "threatened"manuscript on back). Re: Symons' critique of RF's manuscript of poems.
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2-1610 RF to Julian Symons. June 6, 1952. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: Symons' critique of RF's poems.
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2-1620 RF to Julian Symons. August 24, 1952. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: books, the library.
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2-1630 RF to Julian Symons. August 26, 1952. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: Lehmann publishing RF's poems, Counterparts, prose book.
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2-1640 RF to Julian Symons. September 22, 1952. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: Auden book, holiday, library.
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2-1650 RF to Julian Symons. December 9, 1952. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: Lehmann's leaving firm, "orphaned books" (Counterparts and a novel).
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2-1660 RF and Kate Fuller to Julian and Kathleen Symons. January 1, 1953. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: Christmas gifts/activities.
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2-1670 John Fuller to Julian and Kathleen Symons. January 1, 1953. ALS, 1 leaf. Thank you (Christmas presents). Re: health, general. Subjects: Jack and Christine Clark's wedding.
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2-1680 RF to Julian Symons. April 17, 1953. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: Symons' book, similarities between Symons and RF's books, etc.
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2-1690 RF to Julian Symons. April 28, 1953. APCS.
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2-1700 RF to Julian Symons. August 26, 1953. APCS. Re: Partisan Review article.
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2-1710 RF to Julian Symons. August 31, 1953. APCS. Re: Partisan Review.
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2-1720 RF to Julian Symons. October 2, 1953. ALS, 1 leaf. Subjects: Jean Morris.
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2-1730 RF to Julian Symons. December 22, 1953. APCS. Subjects: Christmas gifts, legal advice.
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2-1740 John Fuller to Julian Symons. January 18, 1954. ALS, 1 leaf and envelope. Re: Partisan Review, the corps, John's writing.
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2-1750 RF to Julian Symons. February 23, 1954. APCS.
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2-1760 RF to Julian Symons. April 3, 1954. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: publication of Counterparts (RF's book of poems), rendezvous.
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2-1770 RF to Julian and Kathleen Symons. April 14, 1954. APCS. Re: rendezvous.
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2-1780 RF to Julian Symons. July 5, 1954. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: Symons and family moving back to London.
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2-1790 RF to Julian Symons. August 13, 1954. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: visit/weather, Counterparts.
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2-1800 RF to Julian Symons. August 24, 1954. TLS, 1 leaf. Re: Counterparts/Symons' review, Fantasy and Fugue.
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2-1810 RF to Julian Symons. October 26, 1954. APCS.
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2-1820 RF to Julian Symons. December 6, 1954. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: payment, Symons' new home.
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2-1830 RF to Julian Symons. December 21, 1954. TLS, 1 leaf with notes by Symons. Re: comments, queries, etc. re Symons' book.
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2-1840 RF to Julian Symons. December 24, 1954. ANS. Re: omitted points re Symons' book.
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2-1850 RF to Julian Symons. December 30, 1954. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: libel statements/defamation in Symons' new work.
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2-1860 RF and Kate Fuller to Julian and Kathleen Symons. 1955. TLS/ALS, 1 leaf. Re: Symons' new book.
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2-1870 RF to Julian Symons. January 28, 1955. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: search for a new house for the Symons.
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2-1880 RF to Julian Symons. March 17, 1955. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: business transactions.
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2-1890 RF and John Fuller to Julian and Kathleen Symons. AL/ALS, 1 leaf and envelope. In Italy. Re: Rapallo, etc.
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2-1900 Kate Fuller to Julian,Kathleen, Sarah and Marcus Symons. 1955. ALS, 1 leaf. (In Italy.)
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2-1910 RF to Julian Symons. May 1959. APCS.
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2-1920 RF to Julian and Kathleen Symons. August 24, 1959. APCS. Possibly house-sitting for the Symons.
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2-1930 RF to Julian Symons. September 2, 1959. TLS, 1 leaf (first letter on Woolwich Equitable letterhead). Re: disputed land claims.
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2-1940 Kate Fuller to Julian and Kathleen Symons. July 25, 1960. TLS, 1 leaf and envelope. Re: book dedicated to Kate.
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2-1950 RF to Julian Symons. August 23, 1962. APCS.
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2-1960 RF to Julian Symons. July 12, 1963. APCS.
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2-1970 RF to Jack Clark. June 8, 1964. APCS.
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2-1980 RF to Julian Symons. August 10, 1964. APCS.
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2-1990 RF to Julian Symons. September 6, 1964. APCS. Re: visit/Sarah.
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2-2000 RF to Julian Symons. September 7, 1965. APCS.
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2-2010 RF to Julian Symons. 1966. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: Symons' newest book (Buller's Campaign).
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2-2020 RF to Julian Symons. 1966 [?]. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: England's Pride, Buller's Campaign.
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2-2030 RF to Julian Symons. 1966 [?]. TLS, 1 leaf. Re: Symons' Critical Occasions.
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2-2040 RF to Julian Symons. October 21, 1966. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: book (Corpus Delictus [?]).
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2-2050 RF to Julian Symons. September 19, 1967. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: Symons' book, perhaps historical (discussing RF in navy).
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2-2060 RF to Julian Symons. 1969 [?]. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: Symons' book.
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2-2070 RF to Julian Symons. March 1, 1969. ALS, 1 leaf and envelope. Re: Symons' book (assumably).
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2-2080 RF to Julian Symons. August 25, 1970. APCS.
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2-2090 RF to Julian Symons. October 12, 1970. ALS, 1 leaf. Subjects: reviews/notices.
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2-2100 RF to Julian and Kathleen Symons. November 11, 1970. TLS, 1 leaf. Re: sports.
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2-2110 RF to Julian Symons. November 27, 1970. APCS.
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2-2120 RF to Julian Symons. April 18, 1971. TLS, 2 leaves. Re: Symons' new book/critiques thereof.
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2-2130 RF to Julian Symons. January 26, 1972. TLS, 1 leaf. Subjects: Kermode, Iris Murdoch, Jack Clark.
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2-2140 RF to Julian Symons. February 28, 1972. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: praise of Symons' writing (RF: "We sat in silent awe & homage for a moment or two, emotions not untinged with gross envy."), description of vacation spot (Cal--?).
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2-2150 RF to Julian Symons. July 25, 1972. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: NFAC (Symons' book). RF: "It seems rather unfair that you should have already published two first-class books this year."
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2-2160 RF to Julian Symons. August 31, 1972. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: Symons' books.
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2-2170 RF to Julian Symons. September 26, 1972. APCS. Re: Symons' and RF's 1972 publications. RF: "I was v. pleased about my 1 ½ lines...the shorter the extract the less embarrassed one is about one's oeuvre."
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2-2180 RF to Mark Symons. January 4, 1973. ALS, 1 leaf. Thank you (letter/Nutcracker).
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2-2190 RF to Julian and Kathleen Symons. January 10, 1973. APCS.
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2-2200 RF to Julian Symons. July 26, 1973. ALS, 1 leaf. Thank you note. Subjects: getting together.
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2-2210 RF to Julian Symons. March 23, 1974. ALS, 1 leaf. Subjects: illness, caption.
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2-2220 RF to Julian Symons. September 22, 1974. APCS. Re: Symons working on biography of Edgar Allen Poe.
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2-2230 RF to Julian Symons. October 25, 1974. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: Symons' pamphlet of poems.
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2-2240 RF to Julian Symons. January 13, 1975. ALS, 1 leaf and envelope. Subjects: conference, Aubrey Singe. RF: "Isn't this show-biz side of things utterly infuriating?"
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2-2250 RF to Julian Symons. April 1, 1975. APCS.
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2-2260 RF to Julian Symons. July 24, 1975. ALS
1 leaf
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2-2270 RF to Julian and Kathleen Symons (in Massachusetts). October 29, 1975. TLS, 1 leaf (air letter). Re: Allott's new book, death of Rex Stout, Connolly, Dr. Miller, general news in London: Woolwich, BBC.
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2-2280 RF and Kate Fuller to Julian and Kathleen Symons (in Vancouver). June 26, 1976. TLS, 1 leaf (air letter). Re: general news in England.
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2-2290 RF to Julian Symons. January 31, 1977. APCS.
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2-2300 RF to Julian Symons. May 28, 1977. APCS.
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2-2310 RF to Sebastian Barker. September 5, 1977. ALS, 1 leaf and envelope. Re: submission ("The Poet and the Devil").
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2-2320 "The Poet and the Devil" by Roy Fuller. September 1977. Typed with handwritten corrections by the author
3 leaves.
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2-2330 RF to Sebastian Barker. September 13, 1977. ALS, 1 leaf and envelope. Re: "The Poet and the Devil." Envelope from Sebastian Barker to RF.
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2-2340 RF to Julian Symons. June 16, 1978. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: Symons' work on Edgar Allen Poe. Subjects: The Tell-Tale Heart.
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2-2350 RF to Julian Symons. July 3, 1978. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: return from vacation, Symons' new book (Blackheath Poisonings [?]).
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2-2360 RF to Julian Symons. May 7, 1979. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: (Symons') poems, illness.
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2-2370 RF to Julian Symons. June 11, 1979. APCS. Subjects: Oxford Anthology, Encounter.
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2-2380 RF to Julian Symons. 1979[?]. ANS. Re: Aubrey Singer's letter.
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2-2390 RF to Julian Symons. November, 21, 1979. TLS, 1 leaf. Subjects: Conan, Oliver Low. RF: "Strange, apropos of Blunt, how the Thirties action and ideals are totally incomprehensible to quite intelligent people who did not live through the period"
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2-2400 RF to Julian Symons. November 27, 1979. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: Conan, etc. RF: "Hadn't seen the Conquest announcement. It accords with my theory that women do not mind being bored, perhaps cannot be bored since their minds are wandering always among things that do interest them. (Untrue, says K, adding Kathleen will support her.)"
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2-2410 RF to Julian Symons. February 26, 1980. APCS.
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2-2420 RF to Julian Symons. April 15, 1980. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: Symons' new book.
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2-2430 RF to Julian Symons. May 31, 1980. TPCS. Re: "Laura." Subjects: Geoffrey Taylor, T.S. Mathews.
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2-2440 RF to Julian Symons. November 27, 1980. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: poor health.
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2-2450 RF to Julian and Kathleen Symons. February 11, 1981. ALS, 1 leaf. Thank you (card).
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2-2460 RF to Julian Symons. April 19, 1982. ALS
1 leaf.
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2-2470 RF to Julian Symons. May 24, 1982. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: Vamp Till Ready. RF: "What the truth is or was, who the hell knows? But I am certain you were an excellent snooker player!;""You got well away from the beaten track to the Desert Island. Yes, we have no bananas!"
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2-2480 RF to Julian Symons. June 24, 1982. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: Vamp Till Ready.
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2-2490 RF to Julian Symons. August 16, 1983. APCS. RF: "Keep up your metaphysical resolve: it may turn into reality."
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2-2500 RF to Julian Symons. August 22, 1983. APCS. Re: The Name of Annabel Lee, printing mistakes.
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2-2510 RF to Julian Symons. February 9, 1984. ALS, 1 leaf. Thank you (letter, card, list of typos, Christmas present).
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2-2520 RF and Kate Fuller to Julian Symons. August 22, 1984. APCS.
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2-2530 RF to Julian Symons. September 19, 1984. APCS. Re: Symons' new grand-daughter.
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2-2540 RF to Julian Symons. 1984[?]. ANS. Re: Symons' Dashiell Hammett.
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2-2550 RF to Julian Symons. January 18, 1985. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: misc.
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2-2560 RF to Julian Symons. March 13, 1985. APCS. Re: books/poems (Lmag, TSE).
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2-2570 RF to Julian Symons. May 29, 1985. APCS. (Fatalistic tone.)
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2-2580 RF to Julian Symons. June 1, 1985. APCS.
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2-2590 RF to Julian Symons. June 11, 1985. APCS. Re: Two Brothers, party.
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2-2600 RF to Julian Symons. August 27, 1985. APCS. Re: CCCC.
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2-2610 RF to Julian and Kathleen Symons. October 16, 1985. ALS, 1 leaf and envelope. Re: Kate's hospitalization.
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2-2620 RF to Julian Symons. November 25, 1985. APCS. Re: Symons' review of RF.
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2-2630 RF to Julian Symons. 1986[?]. APCS. Re: Kate's recovery.
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2-2640 RF to Julian Symons. 1986[?]. APCS. Re: "A.J.A. Symons, his life and speculations, "Kate's recovery.
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2-2650 RF to Julian Symons. February 13, 1986[?]. APCS. Re: TSE quote, Kate.
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2-2660 RF to Julian Symons. February 19, 1986. APCS.
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2-2670 RF to Julian Symons. 1986[?]. APCS.
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2-2680 RF and Kate Fuller to Julian and Kathleen Symons. 1987[?]. APCS. Birthday card.
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2-2690 RF to Julian and Kathleen Symons. February 19, 1987. ALS, 1 leaf. Thank you.
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2-2700 RF and Kate Fuller to Julian and Kathleen Symons. September 21, 1987. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: misc, possibly Symons' newest book, Kate and Kathleen's health.
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2-2710 RF and Kate Fuller to Julian Symons. 1988[?]. APCS. Re: Symons' letter/travels, Blackpool, etc.
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2-2720 RF to Julian Symons. March 29, 1988. APCS. Re: Symons' Kentish Manor Murders.
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2-2730 RF to Julian Symons. April 14, 1988. APCS.
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2-2740 RF to Julian Symons. April 25, 1988. ALS
1 leaf.
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2-2750 RF to Julian Symons. January 29, 1989. ALS, 1 leaf. Subjects: Kermode review.
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2-2760 RF to Julian Symons. March 21, 1989. ALS
1 leaf.
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2-2770 RF to Julian Symons. April 18, 1989. APCS. Re: declining invite to Symons' party.
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2-2780 RF to Julian Symons. April 27, 1989. APCS.
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2-2790 RF to Julian Symons. May 4, 1989. ALS, 1 leaf and envelope. Thank you. Subjects: Kate's health.
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2-2800 RF to Julian Symons. October 10, 1989. APCS.
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2-2810 RF to Julian Symons. November 2, 1989. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: misc.
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2-2820 RF to Julian Symons. February 13, 1990. ALS, 1 leaf. Subjects: illness, thank you (birthday card), Post-War Memoirs.
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2-2830 RF to Julian Symons. February 18, 1990. APCS.
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2-2840 RF to Julian Symons. April 11, 1990. ALS, 2 leaves. Re: poor health, books, similarities in RF and Symons' writings.
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2-2850 RF and Kate Fuller to Julian Symons. June 4, 1990. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: poor health/hospital.
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2-2860 RF to Julian Symons. August 8, 1990. APCS.
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2-2870 RF to Julian Symons. September 22, 1990. APCS. Re: health. Subjects: TCV.
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2-2880 RF to Julian Symons. October 30, 1990. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: poor health, misc.
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2-2890 RF and Kate Fuller to Julian and Kathleen Symons. November 6, 1990. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: literary news, poor health, etc.
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2-2900 RF and Kate Fuller to Kathleen Symons. January 7, 1991. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: Kathleen's operation (hip replacement). RF: "One knew old age was going to be a bugger, but the gory details are infinitely depressing."
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2-2910 RF to Julian Symons. January 12, 1991. ALS, 1 leaf. Subjects: Spanner & Pen, health.
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2-2920 3 folders belonging to Julian Symons used to store the Fuller-Symons correspondence.



Series 2. Letters to Jack Clark, 1968-1992

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3-10 Scope and Content Note; Contents of Box.
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3-20 Bloomsbury Book Auctions' Collection Description
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3-30 Obituary: Roy Fuller (RF) written by Jack Clark Two copies of the original proof with Jack Clark's copied notes and corrections in margins.
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3-40 Newspaper clippings: an obituary of RF in The Times,September 28, 1991;two responses by Lewis Golden and E.C.L. to The Time's obituary.
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3-50 Obituary: Julian Symons.
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3-60 Obituary: Julian Symons, from The Times, November 22, 1994.
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3-70 Poem-of-the-Month Club (POMC): Fourth Folio leaflet; generic letter from Jack Clark to "Member" re: the death of C. Day Lewis, the March poem, "Venus," by Gavin Ewart, renewing subscriptions.
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3-80 Photocopy of C. Day Lewis' poem for the POMC Christmas card, "A Christmas Way."
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3-90 A program for "A Celebration of the Life of Roy Fuller." 1992.
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3-100 Nespaper clipping: a review of Anthony Quinton of RF's Spanner and Pen.
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3-110 RF to Jack Clark. Undated. ANS attached to an offpring of a memoir by Roy Fuller, Recollections of the Blackheath Poets.
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3-120 RF to Jack Clark. June, 19??. ALS, 1 leaf. Mentions: The Law Society, Eric Ambler.
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3-130 RF to Jack Clark. Undated. ALS, 1 leaf. Mentions: G. Lehmann, The London Mag. On verso: Jack Clark to RF. Undated. ALS, 1 leaf.
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3-140 RF to Jack Clark. Undated. Autograph Post Card, Signed (APCS.) Re: mistakes in a poem, POMC: Enoch and Mary.
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3-150 RF to Kate Fuller to Jack Clark, Undated. APCS. The Fullers vacationing.
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3-160 RF to Jack Clark. July 31, 1968. ALS, 1 leaf. Mentions: Private Eye and the New Left Review.
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3-170 RF to Jack Clark. January 27, 1969. TL, 2 leaves. Re: RF's New Poems. Mentions: Enid Bagnold.
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3-180 RF to Jack Clark. July 8, 1969. ALS, 1 leaf. Mentions: Lord Goodman, Dodd.
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3-190 Joh Fuller to Jack Clark. April 27, 1970. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: a rendezvous with Jack and Christine Clark.
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3-200 RF to Jack Clark. May 30, 1970. TLS, 1 leaf. Mentions: Bernard Roberts, Robert Buhler(POMC), Cecil (C. Day Lewis.)
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3-210 RF to Jack Clark. July 2, 1970. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: POMC: Allen Tate.
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3-220 RF to Jack Clark. July 28, 1970. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: POMC: Douglas Dunn, POMC archives, Kingsley Amis.
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3-230 RF to Jack Clark. August 13, 1970. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: POMC: Charles O., Eric White, Ian Hamilton, Hugo Williams, Derek Mahon.
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3-240 RF to Jack Clark. October 28, 1970. APCS. RF advises Clark to ask his son, John Fuller, to submit to POMC.
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3-250 H.M. [Butlin]? to Jack Clark. November 14, 1970. APCS. Re: Submission to POMC. Jack Clark to RF. Undated. ANS. Re: [Butlin]?'s submission. On verso: RF to Jack Clark. Undated. ANS. Re: a tactful way to decline the submission. Entire episode referenced in Clark'sobituary of RF.
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3-260 RF to Jack Clark. December 8, 1970. APCS. Re: POMC: Octavio Paz, Louis Simpson, Geoffrey Lehmann.
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3-270 Unknown poet (Bob) to Jack Clark. June 28, 1973. ANS. Re: poems ("Pont des Arts") sumbitted to POMC. On verso: Jack Clark to Rf. Undated. ANS. Re: the previous sumbission. RF to Jack Clark. Undated. ANS. Re: how to tactfully decline the submission. Episode referenced in Clark's obituary of RF, pg. 4.
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3-280 RF to Jack Clark. November 13, 1971. ALS, 1 leaf. RF in Canada; re: POMC and knowledge of it in Ontario, his return to England.
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3-290 RF to Kate Fuller to Jack Clark. July 11, 1972. APCS. In Caernarvon: "Beautiful spot - only thing needed is a spot of warmth."
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3-300 B.C. Bloomfield to Jack Clark. November 27, 1972. TLS, 1 leaf. Re: POMC: Hugo Manning as possible candidate for POMC. On same page: RF to Jack Clark. Undated. ANS. Re: POMC: [Beer]?, Raine, Austin Clarke, Hugo Manning.
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3-310 RF to Jack Clark. February 20, 1973. APCS. Thank you note: Grooms Hill, malt, card.
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3-320 RF to Jack Clark. January 18, 1974. APCS. Thank you note.
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3-330 RF to Jack Clark and Christine Clark. 1974. APCS. Thank you note: record. Mentions: C. Duffy, POMC: poem from U.H.A."puts Club further into red!"
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3-340 RF to Jack Clark August 21, 1975. TLS, 1 leaf. Thank you note. Mentions: Tony (Anthony) Powell's new book. Referenced in Clark'sobituary of RF.
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3-350 RF to Jack Clark. October 3, 1975. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: declining invitation to "musical swarry." Mentions: K. Clark's autobiography.
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3-360 RF to Jack Clark and Christine Clark. "Boxing Day" (December 26,) 1975. TLS, 1 leaf. Thank you note. On same page: Kate Fuller to Christine Clark and Jack Clark. TLS. Thank you note.
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3-370 RF to Jack Clark. 1975. APCS.
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3-380 RF to Jack Clark. 1975?. APCS. Re: POMC: "Met one of you bilked poets today..." Referenced in Clark'sobituary of RF, pg. 4.
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3-390 RF to Jack Clark. January 15, 1976. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: POMC: advise on female poets. Referenced in Clark'sobituary of RF, pg. 4.
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3-400 RF to Jack Clark. December 30, 1976. APCS. Mentions: book by Gavin, Messiah, middle granddaughter, "Breakfast with Diane."
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3-410 RF to Jack Clark. June 9, 1977. APCS. Re: RF's memoirs: "I'm trying with another few pgs. of reminiscences but v. doubtful whether a book will ever emerge." His first autobiography was published three years later.
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3-420 RF to Jack Clark. January 9, 1978. APCS. Mentions: George Gasner.
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3-430 RF to Jack Clark. April 20, 1978. APCS. Mentions: Tony (Anthony) Powell, Robert Surtees.
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3-440 TLS clipping. June 9, 1978. Article on Surtees by Anthony Powell.
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3-450 RF to Jack Clark. July 4, 1978. ALS, 1 leaf. Mentions: the sculptor Krorthcok, Goldsmith, Sir Joshua Reynolds.
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3-460 RF to Jack Clark. November 1, 1979. APCS. Re: the death of Oliver [Four]? Mentions: Tony (Anthony Powell.)
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3-470 RF to Jack Clark. 1979. ANS. Mentions: Radio 3. On verso: an invitation for RF to attend a BBC reception.
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3-480 RF to Jack Clark. February 26, 1980. TLS, 1 leaf. Re: Clark's comments on RF's Souvenirs, primarily printing mistakes. Referenced in Clark'sobituary of RF.
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3-490 RF to Jack Clark. May 6, 1980. APCS.
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3-500 RF to Jack Clark. August 23, 1980. APCS. Mentions: "cricketing reminiscences" and publication of said reminiscences by MacDonald, edited by Michal Myer.
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3-510 RF to Jack Clark. 1980. ALS. Mentions: resurrection of POMC, Scott [Moncroft]? On verso: invitation to a reception to mark the publication of The State of the Language.
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3-520 RF to Jack Clark. August 17, 1981. APCS. Re: RF's health, the NEB.
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3-530 RF to Jack Clark. January 6, 1982. APCS. Mentions: John Fuller, AP (Anthony Powell's) recommendation of "the Jocely Brooke,"Joe Ackerly.
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3-540 RF to Jack Clark. July 6, 1982. APCS. Possibly re: RF's Vamp til Ready. Mentions: H.E. Pain, J. Lehmann.
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3-550 RF to Jack Clark. August 28, 1982. APCS. Re: film deal for RF's Carnal Island. Mentions: Carnal Island, Image of a Society, Joe Losey, James Mason, Edward Fox, Vivien Merchant, Maria Edgeworth, "Belinda." Referenced in Clark'sobituary of RF.
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3-560 RF to Jack Clark. November 1982. ALS, 1 leaf. Mentions: [stock]?, Oliver Chesterton, Philip Snow.
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3-570 RF to Jack Clark and Christine Clark. July 6, 1983. APCS. Re: talk done on Radio 3 on Connolly.
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3-580 RF to Jack Clark. October 7, 1983. APCS. Re: Johnny (John Fuller,)"your Autumn Double."
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3-590 RF to Jack Clark and Christine Clark. January 20, 1984. ALS, 1 leaf. Thank you note: Christmas gifts. Referenced in Clark'sobituary of RF. Mentions: Orwell, Trollope, Auden, Johnny (John Fuller), Ed Mendelssohn. On verso: Kate Fuller to Jack Clark and Christine Clark. TLS. Thank you note. Mentions: the Boothbys.
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3-600 RF to Jack Clark. March 29, 1984. APCS. Mentions: Kelmartin, Rameau.
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3-610 RF to Jack Clark. May 10, 1984. TLS, 1 leaf. Mentions: Home and Dry and mistakes therein, Toynbee'sA School in Private, Le Rouge et le Noir. Referenced in Clark'sobituary of RF.
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3-620 Photocopy of the previous letter.
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3-630 RF to Jack Clark. June 1, 1984. APCS. Mentions: Woodlands Art Gallery, G. Howard.
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3-640 RF to Jack Clark. June 11, 1984. APCS. Mentions: [John's book]?
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3-650 RF to Christine Clark. June 13, 1984. ALS, 1 leaf. Re: "Hamlet, "Reign of Sparrows, moving.
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3-660 Philip Larkin to Jack Clark. June 6, 1984. TLS, 1 leaf. Original and copy. Re: John Betjeman's memorial article by Larkin, POMC, and Betjemen.
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3-670 RF to Jack Clark. July 5, 1984. TLS, 1 leaf. Re: John Betjeman's memorial service, letter from Philip Larkin, poem started at Betjeman's service. Mentions: Lord Wilson, Lord Rhodes.
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3-680 RF to Jack Clark. July 10, 1984. APCS. Re: POMC: John Betjeman changing line "deep & painful, doubt inserts the knife." Referenced in Clark's obituary to RF.
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3-690 RF to Jack Clark (and Christine Clark.) 1985. ANS. Re: Kate Fuller's hospitalization, POMCbroadsides for sale. On verso: an invitation to a wine reception in celebration of Penguin's 50th Anniversary.
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3-700 RF to Jack Clark. September 10, 1988. APCS. Mentions: Green Howards.
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3-710 RF to Jack Clark. October 9, 1988. APCS. Re: marriage to Kate Fuller, middle grand-daughter (Louisa)'s string quartet, "The Duke," the "Shosty 8." Referenced in Clark's obituary of RF, pg. 7.
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3-720 RF to Jack Clark. November 9, 1989. APCS. Re: corrections in memoirs, Letters to an Editor, Michael Schmidt of PN Review, C.P. Snow.
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3-730 John Fuller to Jack Clark. 1989. APCS. Re: RBF (Roy B. Fuller.)
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3-740 RF to Jack Clark. 1989. APCS. Re: possible rendezvous.
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3-750 RF to Jack Clark. January 11, 1990. APCS. Re: reviews of "The Duke's" concert, Tears Before Bedtime. On verso: Kate Fuller to Jack Clark. APCS. Thank you note: scarf. Mentions. T.B.B. (Tears Before Bedtime.)
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3-760 RF to Jack Clark. March 4, 1990. APCS. Re: Auden's Collected Shorter Poems of 1966. Mentions: John Fuller, Ed Mendelssohn.
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3-770 Newspaper clipping: article on Keith Vaughan by Anthony Curtis with handwritten note from Jack Clark to RF: "In which of your novels, dear Roy, does the tip 'Buy Vaughans' occur?" RF to Jack Clark. October 26, 1990. ALS. Re: response to Clark's question (The Second Curtain,) Vaughan, etc. On verso: flyer about a poetry reading by Roger McGough.
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3-780 RF to Jack Clark. March 22, 1990. APCS. Mentions: Arthur Hugh Clough.
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3-790 RF to Jack Clark. December 5, 1990. APCS. Re: "profit motive,"Cecil (C. Day Lewis,)"Blackheath Poets."
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3-800 Kate Fuller to Jack Clark. February 4, 1992. APCS. After RF's death.
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3-810 John Fuller to Jack Clark. April 21, 1992. APCS. Re: the "12 June" program, [RF's memorial]? Mentions: "Shosty 8,""The Duke," music, etc.
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3-820 Unknown to Jack Clark. June 15, 1992. AL. Re: framed poem [of RF's]?
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3-830 John Fuller to Jack Clark. March 28, 199?. APCS. Re: Louisa and John Fuller's visit to Jack Clark.
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3-840 John Fuller to Jack Clark. 199?. APCS. Mentions: POMC.
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3-850 John Fuller to Jack Clark. 199?. APCS. Mentions: Kate Fuller.