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GREENE/MARJORIBANKS COLLECTION
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Box: 1 Fold: 1 Graham Greene to Sir James Marjoribanks
October 2, 1985

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS:

@ "I would certainly like to help in any way I could your scheme for the Memorial to Robert Louis Stevenson as he was a first cousin of my mother's. Naturally not only for that reason because I admire some of his poems and a great deal of his prose..."

Box: 1 Fold: 2 Graham Greene to Sir James Marjoribanks
October 21, 1985

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS:

@ "I am afraid I have no book length manuscripts and the one closest to hand is an essay which appeared a fews weeks ago in The Times entitled "A Weed Among the Flowers." It deals with a journey in China and runs to 2,400 words. I enclose it with this letter and I suggest you should offer it to Dr. Joseph Jeffs, the Librarian of Georgetown University..."

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Graham Greene to Sir James Marjoribanks
November 12, 1985

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS, 2 pp., referring to the Robert Louis Stevenson memorial:

@ "I think your idea of using a bit of advance publicity in "The Scotsman" an excellent one....I still read with pleasure "Weir of Hermiston," "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," and "The Master of Ballantrae."...I think it was Stevenson's method of describing action without adjectives or adverbs which taught me a good deal..."

@ Refers also to the publication of Robert Louis Stevenson's novel, "The Wrong Box":

@ "It may interest you to hear that the first proper version of "The Wrong Box" is going to be published soon by The Bodley Head. The proofs were sent to Stevenson in Samoa and I saw them many years ago in Scribner's Second-hand Department in New York. As I remember there was a whole page of manuscript and a great many cuts and changes throughout, but by the time the corrected proofs were received by the publisher in America they had gone ahead and printed the book. This will make the real version of "The Wrong Box" of considerable interest."

@ The novel was eventually republished by Nonesuch, 1989, edited with an introduction by Ernest Mehew. This, according to a bibliographic note, is "the authentic text published from Stevenson's manuscript and corrected proofs."

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Graham Greene to Sir James Marjoribanks
January 27, 1986

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS:

@ "I have had a letter from Michael Balfour proposing a different site for the Stevenson Memorial and I must say that I agree entirely with his view and the site that he proposes. I too feel that there is this great difference between the early Stevenson and the Stevenson who broke through into the highest level of literature and yet remembered his more raffish days in Edinburgh."

Box: 1 Fold: 5 Graham Greene to Sir James Marjoribanks
February 26, 1986

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS, concerning the site for the Stevenson memorial.



Box: 1 Fold: 6 Graham Greene to Sir James Marjoribanks
March 18, 1986

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS, concerning bidders for his manuscript, "A Weed Among the Flowers." Mentions an offer from Joseph Jeffs, librarian at Georgetown University Library.



Box: 1 Fold: 7 Graham Greene to Sir James Marjoribanks
July 6, 1986

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS + envelope conerning the sale of his manuscript, "A Weed Among the Flowers."

Box: 1 Fold: 8 Graham Greene to Sir James Marjoribanks
October 12, 1986

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS, re "A Weed Among the Flowers":

@ "Do what you like with the manuscript. I have every confidence in you and the committee."

Box: 1 Fold: 9 Graham Greene to Sir James Marjoribanks
July 10, 1989

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS:

@ "Thank you so much for your letter. I am delighted to hear that the R.L.S. Memorial is so near completion. Your idea sounds a very effective one and I look forward one day to coming to Edinburgh and seeing it. I am glad you are having Muriel Spark to inaugurate it. All my good wishes for the occasion."

Box: 1 Fold: 10 Sir James Marjoribanks to Graham Greene
February 13, 1986

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS drafted by Sir James to Greene, re the Robert Louis Stevenson memorial.

Box: 1 Fold: 11 Sir James Marjoribanks to Graham Greene
March 5, 1986

DESCRIPTION: Contains xerox copy of ALS, 4 pp., concerning the Stevenson memorial and fundraising for it.

Box: 1 Fold: 12 Sir James Majoribanks to Graham Greene
March 11, 1986

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon of TL concerning offering the manuscript of "A Weed Among the Flowers," to Georgetown University.

Box: 1 Fold: 13 Sir James Marjoribanks to "The Scotsman"
February 1986

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon of a typed letter drafted by Sir James to the editor of "The Scotsman," concerning the selection of a site for a memorial for Robert Louis Stevenson.

Box: 1 Fold: 14 Manuscript: "A Weed Among the Flowers" by Graham Greene
October 1985

DESCRIPTION: Contains AMs, 7 pp., of an essay by Greene concerning a trip to China.

Published in The Times, London, October 1985; and later, in a collection of

his essays edited with an introduction by Judith Adamson, "Reflections,"

(London: Reinhardt in association with Viking, 1990). The manuscript was

published recently with a preface by Stephen Spender, by Sylvester and

Orphanos, 1990.

@ This manuscript was given by Graham Greene to the Robert Louis Stevenson Trust,

c/o Sir James Marjoribanks, so that the profit from its sale would be used

for a memorial for Stevenson. See Correspondence series of this collection,

in particular, Greene's letter to Marjoribanks, dated 10/21/85 (Folder 2).

Box: 1 Fold: 15 "A Weed Among the Flowers" by Graham Greene
October 1985

DESCRIPTION: Contains xerox copy of the essay by Greene printed in The Times.

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