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JOHN MONAGAN-ANTHONY POWELL COLLECTION
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Box: 2 Fold: 5 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: April 14, 1977

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

Box: 2 Fold: 6 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: June 12, 1977

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

@ Dear Tony: It is possible that I may have a chance to do a piece or two in connection with the publication of Volume I of "To Keep A [sic.] Ball Rolling" and I wondered if you could have your publisher or agent send me a selection of the clippings of reviews of the English edition...

@ Clippings are included in this folder.

Box: 2 Fold: 7 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: June 18, 1977

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan with references to "Infants of the Spring," "Afternoon Men" (1931, 1932, reprinted 1978), and "A Question of Upbringing" (1951, reprinted 1985).

Box: 2 Fold: 8 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: September 14, 1977

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of a typed letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell re "Infants of the Spring": "...I enjoyed the book even though I'm not sure how well it will travel across the water..." Includes clipping of NY Times review.

Box: 2 Fold: 9 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: September 25, 1977

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan with reference to Powell's son Tristram Powell.

Box: 2 Fold: 10 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: December 18, 1977

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

Box: 2 Fold: 11 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: December 31, 1977

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan with reference to "Infants of the Spring": "...I'm delighted to hear Infants seems to have done all right, as some of the reviews were decidedly unenthusiastic, chiefly on the grounds that my life had been what it had..."

@ Reference also to Volume 2 of "To Keep the Ball Rolling," entitled, "Messengers of Day," (Holt, 1978): "...of which I have just done the index..."

Box: 2 Fold: 12 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: May 22, 1978

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of a typed letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell with reference to a luncheon meeting between the former's daughter, Laura (studying in London) and Powell's son Tristram and wife Virginia: "...After a magnificent year, due to having put so much into it herself, Laura will be coming home...and I'm sure that the above interlude will be one of her pleasantest memories..."

@ Also, reference to "Messengers of Day."

Box: 2 Fold: 13 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: June 10, 1978

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan with reference to "Messengers of Day," and to reading Alexander William Kinglake's "Eothen," and "The Invasion of the Crimea..."



Box: 2 Fold: 14 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: June 29, 1978

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

Box: 2 Fold: 15 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: September 7, 1978

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

Box: 2 Fold: 16 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: September 24, 1978

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of a typed letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell, with comments and clippings of reviews (U.S.) about "Messengers of Day": "...I'm sorry to have to send you the enclosed, but I guess that you should have the bitter with the sweet..."

Box: 2 Fold: 17 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: January 20, 1979

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

Box: 2 Fold: 18 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: January 28, 1979

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

Box: 2 Fold: 19 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: February 6, 1979

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan with reference to "The Abomination of Moab" by Robert Conquest.

Box: 2 Fold: 20 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: October 8, 1979

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of a typed letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell (2 pages).

Box: 2 Fold: 21 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: October 15, 1979

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan with references to British poet Roy Fuller; and "Faces in My Time," volume three of Powell's memoir, "To Keep the Ball Rolling."

Box: 2 Fold: 22 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: December 29, 1979

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of a letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell: "...I am pleased to learn that "Faces in My Time" will be coming out in March and I'm looking forward to your portraits, even though, as you say, the production does not get any easier as the music of time rolls on..." Reference also to meeting Tom Wallace.

Box: 2 Fold: 23 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: January 9, 1980

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan with reference to a proposed BBC adaptation of "A Dance to the Music of Time." Reference also to Tom Wallace.

Box: 2 Fold: 24 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: May 8, 1980

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of a letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell with comments on having read, "Faces in My Time":

@ Dear Tony: I have just finished "Faces in My Time" and I want to tell you how much I enjoyed it. The gusto of the war years comes through very clearly. I liked greatly the Fitzgerald vignette which gives a picture somewhat different from the generally accepted one. There is something in the Powell psyche which soothes these stormy petrels..."

Box: 2 Fold: 25 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: May 16, 1980

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan with reference to meeting Margaret Thatcher:

@ ...We went to a party at Number Ten last week, an invitation particularly welcome to me as some two years or more before there was the slightest talk of Mrs. Thatcher, except as an efficient Minister of Education, Agriculture, or whatever it was, I am on record as saying that the Tories ought to have her as Leader. I could hardly believe it when this came true. I managed to have a couple of words with her, and was most enthralled. It is easier to say what she is not like than what she is, on so infinitely short a contact. Not at all brassy, and not at all overpoweringly quiet self-assurance, but at the same time a lot of go. I also had the briefest word with Mr. T, in his own genre worth study for the expert, I'm sure..."

Box: 2 Fold: 26 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: January 23, 1981

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan thanking the latter for sending a review of "Faces in My Time" by Harold Acton (article included in this folder).

Box: 2 Fold: 27 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: February 4, 1981

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of a letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell enclosing reviews of "Faces in My Time."

Box: 2 Fold: 28 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: April 25, 1981

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of a letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell with references to reading "The Letters of Evelyn Waugh" edited by Mark Amory (Ticknor and Fields, 1980); and the assassination attempt on U.S. President Ronald Reagan.

Box: 2 Fold: 29 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: April 29, 1981

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan with reference to reviewing "Ernest Hemingway, Selected Letters, 1917-1961," edited by Carlos Baker (1981), and remarks, "...I have this theory that in many respects he [Hemingway] and EW [Evelyn Waugh] were very alike." Also, reference to writing the introduction to "The Orchid Trilogy" by Jocelyn Brooke (London: Secker and Warburg, 1981).

Box: 2 Fold: 30 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: May 13, 1981

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

@ Dear Tony: My joking reference [see letters 4/25/81 & 4/29/81] to Henry Yorke was inspired by the following passage in EW's [Evelyn Waugh] letter to Nancy Mitford of Mar. 27, 1962: "There is an affinity between him and Henry Yorke which, no doubt, the Cambridge School of Lit. will eventually investigate."...

@ Reference also to "Ernest Hemingway, Selected Letters, 1917-1961" with mention of Monagan's acquaintance with Carlos Baker, the editor.



Box: 2 Fold: 31 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: October 22, 1981

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of a letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell re a prospective brief visit to London on business.

Box: 2 Fold: 32 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: October 24, 1981

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed signed letter from Anthony Powell to John Monagan notifying the latter that "...I have just finished my 4th and final vol of the Memoirs..." (i.e., "The Strangers All Are Gone" (1982), 4th volume of "To Keep the Ball Rolling").

Box: 2 Fold: 33 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: December 14, 1981

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of a letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell enclosing photographs of a visit by the Monagans to the Powells on November 15, 1981 (photographs filed separately in photograph series).

Box: 2 Fold: 34 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: December 23, 1981

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed signed letter from Anthony Powell to John Monagan with thanks for the photographs enclosed with Monagan's letter of 12/14/81.

Box: 2 Fold: 35 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: February 6, 1982

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of a letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell with discussion of his impressions on reading Jocelyn Brooke's "The Orchid Trilogy."

Box: 2 Fold: 36 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: February 15, 1982

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

@ Dear John, I am really delighted that you like "The Orchid Trilogy" so much, because although Brooke had quite a reputation when he was alive, it is to a very considerable degree due to my efforts that he has been relaunched..."

Box: 2 Fold: 37 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: March 8, 1982

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of a typed letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell with references to reading "The Orchid Trilogy" by Jocelyn Brooke and to the television adaptation of "Brideshead Revisited" by Evelyn Waugh.

Box: 2 Fold: 38 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: March 15, 1982

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan re "Brideshead Revisited," (BBC television adaptation): "...Brideshead has many agonies for a contemporary, with extraordinary howlers about Oxford and the army, but I thought some of the minor characters very good. The major ones were mostly remote from all reality, and Jeremy Irons could not conceivably have been an artist..."

Box: 2 Fold: 39 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: June 8, 1982

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of a typed letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell with remarks concerning "The Strangers All Are Gone," volume four of Powell's memoirs entitled, "To Keep the Ball Rolling":

@ ...For personal reasons, the section most interesting to me was that concerning John Meck, my classmate at Dartmouth College -- whence graduated my brother Tom, our son, Charlie (whose book "The Neurotic's Handbook" will be published in August) and where our daughter Susan, is now a junior. I'm afraid I must tell you that the hotel at Dartmouth is the Hanover Inn (where my roommate, Ray Hulsart, shared that alcoholic Carnival* with [F. Scott] Fitzgerald and [Budd] Schulberg) and not the College Inn as you have it. Also, the founding date of the College was 1769 and thus the buildings would not date back to the 17th century...I tell you these facts only that you may make corrections for the U.S. edition..."

@ * Reference is to the collaboration between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Budd (Wilson) Schulberg in 1939 to write the screenplay for "Winter Carnival" filmed on location at Dartmouth College. See also "Writers in America: the Four Seasons of Success" by Budd Schulberg (New York: Stein and Day, 1983), pp.103-159.



Box: 2 Fold: 40 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: June 14, 1982

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan: "...Many thanks for yours, delighted you like Strangers, and I will make the corrections..."

Box: 2 Fold: 41 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: September 19, 1982

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

Box: 2 Fold: 42 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: September 28, 1982

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan with news of the prospective abridged edition of "To Keep the Ball Rolling" to be published by Penguin (England) in 1983.

Box: 2 Fold: 43 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: December 4, 1982

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of a typed letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell enclosing a copy of "The Neurotic's Handbook" by Charles Monagan.

Box: 2 Fold: 44 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: December 14, 1982

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan with reference to attending a dinner party given for Mrs. Thatcher and other writers.

@ Also reference to the publication of his novella, "O, How the Wheel Becomes It!"

Box: 2 Fold: 45 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: July 2, 1983

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of a typed letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell enclosing a review of "The Strangers All Are Gone." (Article included in this folder.)

Box: 2 Fold: 46 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: July 7, 1983

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan with reference to the publication of "O, How the Wheel Becomes It!" (London: Holt, 1983).

Box: 2 Fold: 47 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: July 13, 1983

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of a typed letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell with compliments on Powell's novella, "O, How the Wheel Becomes It!"

Box: 2 Fold: 48 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: July 19, 1983

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan re "O, How the Wheel Becomes It!"

Box: 3 Fold: 1 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: January 19, 1984

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of a letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell making inquiry re the disposition of Powell's papers.

Box: 3 Fold: 2 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: January 24, 1984

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan re the disposition of his papers.

Box: 3 Fold: 3 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: February 20, 1984

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed letter signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan with thanks for clippings of articles (included in this folder) about Powell, and with references to Roy Fuller and Evelyn Waugh.

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

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of a letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell with news of a prospective visit by the former and his wife Rosemary to London.

Box: 3 Fold: 5 Anthony Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: April 25, 1984

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph postcard signed from Anthony Powell to John Monagan proposing lunch with the Monagans during their visit to England.

Box: 3 Fold: 6 John Monagan to Anthony Powell
Letter dated: May 2, 1984

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon copy of a letter from John Monagan to Anthony Powell re the former's visit to England.

Box: 3 Fold: 7 Violet Powell to John Monagan
Letter dated: May 29, 1984

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph postcard signed from Violet Powell to John Monagan giving road directions. Includes envelope and autograph note by John Monagan re directions.

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