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JOHN MONAGAN-ANTHONY POWELL COLLECTION
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Box: 3 Fold: 8 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: June 8, 1984

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan: "...We greatly enjoyed the luncheon you so kindly stood us at Halligan's..."

Box: 3 Fold: 9 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: June 19, 1984

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of a letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell with reference to article on Powell in "Vanity Fair" (June 1984, included in the printed material series, Box 6).

Box: 3 Fold: 10 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: June 28, 1984

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan re the "Vanity Fair" article sent by Monagan (Folder 3:9).

Box: 3 Fold: 11 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: August 30, 1984

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of a letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell congratulating Powell on the award of the Ingersoll Prize 1984. Includes newspaper article about the prize.

Box: 3 Fold: 12 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: September 4, 1984

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan enclosing an article by Powell on painter John Constable (1776-1837).

Box: 3 Fold: 13 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: October 27, 1984

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of a letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell with more comments on the Ingersoll Prize.

Box: 3 Fold: 14 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: November 2, 1984

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan with reference to the Ingersoll Foundation T.S. Eliot Prize (awarded to Powell in 1984) and to the presentation of the (U.S.) 1984 Bennett Award to Powell by the "Hudson Review" (clipping of article attached to letter).

Box: 3 Fold: 15 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: November 10, 1984

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of a letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell with remarks on his latest readings: "...I have just reread the Chips Channon Penguin diary excerpts.* The first time through, going back on the plane, i didn't like them at all...This time -- like you -- I have changed my mind to some degree. There is a fascination about them without question..."

@ * Reference to "Chips: the Diaries of Sir Henry Channon," edited by Robert Rhodes James.

Box: 3 Fold: 16 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: November 22, 1984

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of a letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell with congratulations on the latter's fiftieth wedding anniversary.

Box: 3 Fold: 17 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: December 4, 1984

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan with thanks for the latter's anniversary congratulations (preceding letter of 11/22/84).

Box: 3 Fold: 18 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: January 16, 1985

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of a letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell with reference to the television adaptation of "The Raj Quartet" by Paul Scott.

Box: 3 Fold: 19 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: January 26, 1985

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan with reference to Paul Scott.

@ Also includes references to candidates for the British Poet Laureate, among them, Philip Larkin and Ted Hughes.

Box: 3 Fold: 20 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: April 8, 1985

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of a letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell with reference to a biography by the former, entitled, "Horace, Priest of the Poor," about an inner-city priest in the District of Columbia (published by Georgetown University Press, 1985).

Box: 3 Fold: 21 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: August 4, 1985

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of a letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell inquiring about the latter's plans for the disposition of his (Powell's) papers.

Box: 3 Fold: 22 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: August 14, 1985

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

@ Dear John, Reference letters, which I too have been trying to battle with, I have no objection to mine being given to some institution like Dartmouth, or put there "on permanent loan," as one can also do, if preferred. The copyright remains with the writer. I think on the whole I should prefer them not to be published at this stage as a general collection might appear one of these days, and it would be better for them to be sorted out with the others..."

@ Reference also to finishing his novel, "The Fisher King," (to be published later by Norton, 1986).

Box: 3 Fold: 23 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: September 26, 1985

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan with reference to signing a BBC contract for the television adaptation of "A Dance to the Music of Time."

Box: 3 Fold: 24 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: October 4, 1985

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of a letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell: "...That is great news about the signing of the contract with the BBC to do the first six volumes of Dance on TV...You will have an exciting time watching the book being turned into a film..."

Box: 3 Fold: 25 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: October 12, 1985

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of a typed letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell: "...I am sending along the enclosed clipping from The New York Times Book Review which contains a review of Chiaramonte's book, The Paradox of History. Chiaramonte seems to be repeating in other language a proposition which you have at various times put forth -- that fictional writing is truer than factual writing. Have I read you correctly?..."

Box: 3 Fold: 26 John Monagan to Violet Powell
Letter dated: November 21, 1985

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of a typed letter from John Monagan to Violet Powell re Anthony Powell's birthday.

Box: 3 Fold: 27 Violet Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: November 29, 1985

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph postcard signed from Violet Powell to John Monagan. References to the publication of Powell's "The Fisher King" and to the progress of the BBC television adaptation of "A Dance to the Music of Time."

Box: 3 Fold: 28 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: January 1, 1986

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan with thanks for the birthday present.

Box: 3 Fold: 29 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: May 2, 1986

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of a typed letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell with comments after reading "The Fisher King": "...I have been through it several times with great pleasure. Certainly, the brick-by-brick construction which you termed so painful when we visited in 1984 has been completed to notable effect. Once again, congratulations on your dedication and industry!..."



Box: 3 Fold: 30 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: May 7, 1986

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan: "...glad you liked Fisher..."

Box: 3 Fold: 31 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: June 6, 1986

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan. Accompanied by a postcard reproduction of a portrait of Powell by Rodrigo Moynihan commissioned by his friends and admirers for his eightieth birthday in 1985. The portrait was exhibited at the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition 1986.

Box: 3 Fold: 32 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: August 20, 1986

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan re reviews of "The Fisher King." Particularly mentions the response of Tom Wallace, his editor at Norton. A copy of the letter (7/21/1986) signed by Wallace and forwarded to John Monagan is included in this folder.

Box: 3 Fold: 33 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: October 20, 1986

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan re "The Fisher King."

Box: 3 Fold: 34 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: October 30, 1986

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of a typed letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell enclosing reviews of "The Fisher King."

Box: 3 Fold: 35 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: December 11, 1986

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of a typed letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell with birthday and Christmas wishes.

Box: 3 Fold: 36 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: December 31, 1986

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan with thanks for the latter's birthday and seasonal wishes. Also: "...I'm delighted to hear Fisher was in the recommended lists you mentioned. It hasn't gone too badly here and is being translated in French and Italian..."

Box: 3 Fold: 37 Violet Powell to John and Rosemary Monagan
Letter dated: February 20, 1987

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph postcard signed from Violet Powell to John and Rosemary Monagan. The postcard is a reproduction of a photograph of the Chantry taken by the Tristram Powell.

Box: 3 Fold: 38 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: June 2, 1987

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan re arranging a luncheon with the Monagans. Reference to Powell's youngest son, John, who would be joining them for lunch.

Box: 3 Fold: 39 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: June 6, 1987

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of a typed letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell re the luncheon (see preceding letter from Powell 6/2/87): "...Since we are staying in London with the recently ennobled Ken Bradshaw, Clerk of the House...we may be able to persuade him to drive us down to Frome and bring us back. If he agreed, we'd ask him to join us for lunch, if that's agreeable to you..."

Box: 3 Fold: 40 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: June 12, 1987

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

@ Dear John, It would of course be very nice if Ken Bradshaw accompanied you, I do not call him Lord Bradshaw, not knowing whether he has taken that as his title. I see from Who's Who that he belongs to that very rich 1922 vintage (Kingsley Amis and lots more)...

Box: 3 Fold: 41 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: June 16, 1987

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of a typed letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell with reference to the luncheon.

Box: 3 Fold: 42 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Undated: c. June-August 1987

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed by Anthony Powell to John Monagan with more on the luncheon: "...We shall much look forward to seeing you both..."

@ Also:

@ ...I noticed that the recently retired Judge of your Supreme Court was called Lewis Powell. It was the middle name of my grandfather, gt. grandfather, & gt-gt-grandfather, and I wondered if you had any idea of the Judge's origins. The American Powells (1814) started in Ohio, but since then have spread all over the place...

Box: 3 Fold: 43 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: September 2, 1987

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

@ Dear John, It is really for us to thank you for the most enjoyable day down here...Thank you, too, for the cuttings. It was very nice of John Russell to hand out that particular bouquet...

Box: 3 Fold: 44 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: October 7, 1987

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed by Anthony Powell to John Monagan: "Dear John, Forgive me for being so long in thanking you for sending a copy of Judge Lewis Powell's answer to your genealogical enquiry..."

Box: 3 Fold: 45 Violet Powell to John and Rosemary Monagan
Letter dated: October 14, 1987

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph signed postcard from Violet Powell to John and Rosemary Monagan.

Box: 3 Fold: 46 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: October 28, 1987

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of a typed letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell.

Box: 4 Fold: 1 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: January 4, 1988

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan enclosing articles from British newspapers about which he remarks: "...I got a mention in the New Year's Honours, which the enclosed cutting describes in the inimitable manner of journalists. It might be defined as rather grander than a knighthood, and does not entail being called Sir Somebody Something..."

Box: 4 Fold: 2 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: January 12, 1988

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of a typed letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell with congratulations on being awarded the Companion of Honour in the New Year List.

Box: 4 Fold: 3 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: January 27, 1988

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

Box: 4 Fold: 4 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: March 19, 1988

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of a typed letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell re plans of the Monagan family to visit England for the summer.

Box: 4 Fold: 5 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: March 26, 1988

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan in reply to Monagan's preceding letter (3/19/88).

Box: 4 Fold: 6 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: June 27, 1988

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of a typed letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell re the prospective summer visit to England by the Monagan family.

Box: 4 Fold: 7 Violet Powell to John & Rosemary Monagan
Letter dated: July 3, 1988

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph letter signed from Violet Powell to John and Rosemary Monagan with reference to Anthony Powell's mother, Maud: "...she used to play the banjo in concerts in the Pavilion at Brighton. If you consult Infants of the Spring you will find a photograph of her with the banjo..."

Box: 4 Fold: 8 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: August 25, 1988

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

Box: 4 Fold: 9 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: September 25, 1988

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan, includes envelope. Reference to Powell's review of "The Letters of T.S. Eliot, Volume 1, 1898-1922" and "Eliot's New Life" by Lyndall Gordon (article clipping enclosed).

Box: 4 Fold: 10 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: October 3, 1988

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of a typed letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell. Reference to reading a review by Powell on T.S. Eliot.

Box: 4 Fold: 11 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: October 13, 1988

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan with reference to an article in "House and Garden" magazine on the Chantry (see printed material series, Box 6).

Box: 4 Fold: 12 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: October 30, 1988

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of a typed letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell expressing delight at the "House and Garden" feature on the Powell residence.

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