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Box: 1 Fold: 1 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: March 11, 1969

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed carbon from John Monagan to Anthony Powell:

@ Dear Mr. Powell: While looking over the library at my sister's house a few weeks ago, I came upon her collection of "The Music of Time" novels and started at the beginning and read through the whole series with excitement and pleasure...

Box: 1 Fold: 2 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: March 14, 1969

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan:

@ Dear Mr. Monagan, How very charming of you to write about my books. I am delighted they amuse you...

With remarks about interviews and comment on E.M. Forster:

@ ...There is always something rather disturbing to oneself about those interviews...in which extraordinary chunks of conversation have been strung together...For instance, it is true that I am not a great E.M. Forster fan, but I merely remarked that his particular condescending type of old fashioned political Liberalism was unsympathetic to me, and certainly don't wish to emerge as a totalitarian, which it sounded rather like. Nor do I habitually wear a sock inside out...

Box: 1 Fold: 3 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: October 6, 1969

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed carbon from John Monagan to Anthony Powell with reference to "Dance to the Music of Time," and to the use of music by authors in literary works. Includes draft by Monagan (partially autograph, partially typed) of the letter.

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: October 9, 1969

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan in response to the latter's remarks on music in literature.



Box: 1 Fold: 5 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: 10/21/1969

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed carbon from John Monagan to Anthony Powell re meeting in New Delhi, India.

Box: 1 Fold: 6 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: 11/23/1969

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan:

@ Dear Mr. Monagan, It would indeed have been nice to have met in New Delhi, but we were there only very briefly about a week before your arrival, and then travelled rapidly south in an archaeological tour that took us eventually to Ceylon. I hope your trip was enjoyable as our own..."

Box: 1 Fold: 7 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: March 5, 1970

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed note from John Monagan to Anthony Powell re hymn, "Guide me, O Thou Great Jehovah" (not present).

Box: 1 Fold: 8 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: March 4, 1971

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed carbon from John Monagan to Anthony Powell with reference to the latter's works including, "The Soldier's Art" (1966, reprinted 1985) and "The Military Philosophers" (1968, 1969, reprinted 1985).

Box: 1 Fold: 9 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: 3/15/1971

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph letter signed with envelope from Anthony Powell to John Monagan with reference to American authors and books, such as F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby." Includes two typed notes from Monagan that were attached to copies of this letter and sent to Margaret Monagan and to Mrs. Richard Murphy.



Box: 1 Fold: 10 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: March 26, 1971

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan re "Mrs. B. Franklin's hat..."



Box: 1 Fold: 11 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: April 5, 1971

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed carbon from John Monagan to Anthony Powell with reference to a new work on Powell by author John David Russell, entitled, "Anthony Powell: A Quintet, Sextet, and War" (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1970).

Box: 1 Fold: 12 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: June 23, 1971

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed carbon from John Monagan to Anthony Powell attaching an article by Edmund Wilson (not present).

Box: 1 Fold: 13 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: June 28, 1971

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan re Edmund Wilson:

@ ....I think I see why my books are unsympathetic to him and he is a critic I feel no sort of animus against on this account. I told him so when we met about eight years ago. He seemed rather embarrassed, but we got on quite well in the the few minutes we talked."

Reference also to a novel by Powell, "From a View to a Death" (1933).



Box: 1 Fold: 14 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: August 27, 1971

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed carbon from John Monagan to Anthony Powell re a prospective visit by the former to London.

Box: 1 Fold: 15 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: August 31, 1971

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan:

@ Dear Mr. Monagan, It would be very nice if we could meet, but I'm afraid I shall not be in London the weekend of 24 September. Would there be any hope of your coming down here for the day...?"

Box: 1 Fold: 16 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: September 14, 1971

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed carbon from John Monagan to Anthony Powell:

@ Dear Mr. Powell: Many thanks for your note of August 31...Unfortunately the terms of our conference will require me to stay close to the Dorchester and therefore a trip to Frome would be out of the question much as I should like to come down...Our friend and your admirer, Ken Bradshaw, of the House of Commons, presented my wife and me with your book of plays (*) in Paris last week and I read the first one on the way back in the plane. It was wonderful fun and some of the dialogue made me laugh aloud..."

@ * "Two Plays: The Garden God [and] The Rest I'll Whistle (Heinemann 1971, Little Brown, 1972).

Box: 1 Fold: 17 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: March 7, 1972

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph postcard signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan thanking the latter for sending an article (not included). The postcard shows Powell's residence, the Chantry near Frome in Somerset, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 18 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: June 27, 1973

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan with remarks on interviewers: "...I have been rather subject to interviewers lately, and find a certain fascination in the manner they always report just the opposite to what you have said..."

Box: 1 Fold: 19 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: July 6, 1973

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph postcard signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan.

Box: 1 Fold: 20 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: September 18, 1973

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph postcard signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan.

Box: 1 Fold: 21 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: November 11, 1973

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan thanking the former for sending book reviews (included in this folder) from the New York Times on "Temporary Kings," (Little Brown, 1973), a volume from "A Dance to the Music of Time."

Box: 1 Fold: 22 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: December 3, 1973

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed carbon (2 pages) from John Monagan to Anthony Powell re "Temporary Kings," (1973).

Box: 1 Fold: 23 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: December 8, 1973

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan discussing his latest book, "Temporary Kings" (Little Brown, 1973).

Box: 1 Fold: 24 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: March 26, 1974

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed carbon from John Monagan to Anthony Powell discussing "Temporary Kings." Also refers to rereading Powell's novel, "What's Become of Waring?" (1939, 1963, reprinted 1978).

Box: 1 Fold: 25 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: April 2, 1974

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan on the subject of his own autobiographical work and the disposition of his papers: "...Of course any such collections as you mention are very difficult to get together (without great selfconsciousness) while the subject is alive..."

Box: 1 Fold: 26 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: July 31, 1975

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed carbon from John Monagan to Anthony Powell with reference to the progress of "Hearing Secret Harmonies" (Heinemann, 1975) the final volume of "A Dance to the Music of Time."

Box: 1 Fold: 27 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: August 6, 1975

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan with reference to the debut of "On Hearing Secret Harmonies," and to arranging a meeting with Monagan in the midst of related publisher/publication activities.

Box: 1 Fold: 28 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: September 8, 1975

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph postcard signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan. Card shows the Chantry nr. Frome, Somerset, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 29 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: September 24, 1975

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed carbon from John Monagan to Anthony Powell with reference to reading Powell's "Hearing Secret Harmonies." Encloses color photograph of Violet and Anthony Powell in front of the Chantry, the author holding a large pair of gardening shears about which Monagan remarks, "Witness the clippers ready to repel pterodactyls."

Box: 1 Fold: 30 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: September 30, 1975

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan.

Box: 1 Fold: 31 John Monagan to Violet Powell
Letter dated: October 15, 1975

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed carbon from John Monagan to Violet Powell enclosing a xerox copy of "Portrait of an Irish Lady" by Margaret Barrington.

Box: 1 Fold: 32 Violet Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: October 19, 1975

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph postcard signed from Violet Powell to John Monagan thanking him for sending information about Castle Townshend in his preceding letter of October 15.

Box: 1 Fold: 33 Violet Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: October 31, 1975

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph postcard signed from Violet Powell to John Monagan with reference to "The Real Charlotte," by Edith OEnone Somerville and Martin Ross (London: Ward & Downey, 1894, 1895; Quartet Books, 1977): "...the...masterpiece which it took me 30 years to induce Tony to read..."

Box: 1 Fold: 34 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: November 7, 1975

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph postcard signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan.

Box: 1 Fold: 35 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: November 27, 1975

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph postcard signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan.

Box: 1 Fold: 36 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: January 13, 1976

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed carbon from John Monagan to Anthony Powell proposing an interview in light of the prospective (U.S.) publication of "Hearing Secret Harmonies" (Little Brown, 1976).

Box: 1 Fold: 37 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: January 17, 1976

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan:

@ Dear John, I'm delighted to hear you are doing a piece on HSH, and by all means say anything you feel appropriate about your visit here. Like the Duke of Wellington to painters, I have been much exposed to interviewers, and it will be a pleasure to have something said by someone who came as a friend..."

Box: 1 Fold: 38 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: March 4, 1976

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph postcard signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan.

Box: 1 Fold: 39 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: April 17, 1976

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan.

Box: 1 Fold: 40 John Monagan to Violet Powell
Letter dated: April 25, 1976

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed carbon from John Monagan to Violet Powell with reference to "The Real Charlotte," by Edith Somerville and to two reviews on "Hearing Secret Harmonies," by Anthony Powell.

Box: 1 Fold: 41 Violet Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: May 3, 1976

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph postcard signed from Violet Powell to John Monagan: "...So interested that you have read "The Real Charlotte." In my book "The Irish Cousins" I quoted a review by T.P. O'Connor which raised some of your points..."

Box: 1 Fold: 42 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: July 10, 1976

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan.

Box: 1 Fold: 43 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: August 21, 1967

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed note from John Monagan to Anthony Powell re hymn, "Guide me, O Thou Great Jehovah" (not present).

Box: 1 Fold: 44 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: August 26, 1976

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan with reference to the writing and publication of the first few volumes of his memoir: "To Keep the Ball Rolling" (Heinemann, 1976-1983).

Box: 1 Fold: 45 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: October 31, 1976

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed carbon of a letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell with reference to Powell's memoir, "To Keep the Ball Rolling." Also references to preparing a review of "Roosevelt and Churchill, 1939-1941" by Joseph P. Lash (New York: Norton, 1976), and to the Allied perception of Joseph Stalin.

Box: 1 Fold: 46 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: November 4, 1976

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan re the debut of the first volume of his memoir, "To Keep the Ball Rolling," entitled, "Infants of the Spring," about which he comments: "...It has aroused rather to my surprise, quite strong feelings, some reviewers greatly disliking it." Also imparts news that he has changed American publishers from Little Brown to Holt, Rinehart.



Box: 1 Fold: 47 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: December 23, 1976

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed carbon of a letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell re the declination of Little Brown to continue publication of Powell's memoirs, "To Keep the Ball Rolling."

Box: 2 Fold: 1 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: January 6, 1977

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph postcard signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan.

Box: 2 Fold: 2 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: January 15, 1977

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed carbon of a letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell on entertaining the Barry Brunton Choir from England.

Box: 2 Fold: 3 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: January 22, 1977

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan with observation on Nathaniel Hawthorne: "I read Seven Gables for the first time a few years ago. What an odd writer he [Hawthorne] is, an extraordinary mixture of subtle and crude characterization. One feels he ought to have done film-scripts..."

Box: 2 Fold: 4 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: April 9, 1977

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of a typed letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell with reference to rereading "Infants of the Spring," and including genealogical information regarding American members of the Powell family.

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