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PATRICK WHITE/ELIZABETH FORBES COLLECTION
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Box: 1 Fold: 1 Patrick White to Mr. Buchanan
Letter date: August 9, 1965

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Patrick White to booksdealer Handasyde Buchanan concerning an order for the title, "No End to the Way," by Neville Jackson (1965).

Box: 1 Fold: 2 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: August 27, 1965

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. References to the following titles: "Landowska on Music" by Wanda Landowska; "Burning Lights" by Bella Chagall; "Marcel Proust; a biography" by George Painter; and "Gustav Mahler; the Early Years," by Donald Mitchell.



Box: 1 Fold: 3 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: December 13, 1965

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. References to the following titles: "The Unharried Hostess" by Rebecca Reiss (1965); and to "a novel about Japan" by David Stacton, possibly, "Segaki" (1958/59).

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: February 28, 1966

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. References are made to the following titles: "Segaki" by David Stacton; "Aspects of Love in Western Society," by Suzanne Lilar (1965).

Box: 1 Fold: 5 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: May 30, 1966

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. References are made to the following titles: "English Women's Clothing in the Present Century" by Cecil Willett Cunnington; and "The English Home: a Thousand Years of Furnishing and Decoration" by Doreen Yarwood (1964).

Also inquires about an atlas showing African states and the purchase from the Elizabeth David Pot Shop of "a very big earthenware casserole, large enough to make a cassoulet touloussain with, say, two pounds of beans, a lump of bacon, pieces of goose, and a couple of cotechini..."

Box: 1 Fold: 6 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: June 19, 1966

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re purchasing the Toulouse casserole mentioned in the preceding letter of May 30.

Box: 1 Fold: 7 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: July 10, 1966

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re purchase of the casseroles from Elizabeth David. Also reference to "The Man Who Loved Children" by Christina Stead.

Box: 1 Fold: 8 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: August 1, 1966

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. References are made to the following titles: "Games People Play: the Psychology of Human Relationships" by Eric Berne (1964); and "La Cuisine est un Jeu d'Enfants" by Michel Oliver (1965). Also reference to Elizabeth David and the casserole purchase order.

Box: 1 Fold: 9 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: November 8, 1966

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. References are made to the following titles: "The Selected Letters of Dylan Thomas" edited by Constantine Fitzgibbon. More on the casserole order: "...No sign yet of the Elizabeth David pots! I'm beginning to wonder whether they have been stolen en route..."

Box: 1 Fold: 10 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: December 19, 1966

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. References are made to the following titles: "Mainland Greece" (1965) and "The Morea" (1958) by Robert Liddell. Includes reference to receiving the casseroles: "The cooking pots have actually arrived & look wonderful. They make all the other things in the kitchen look trivial and amateurish..."

Box: 1 Fold: 11 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: January 8, 1967

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. References are made to the following: "Modern Cookery" by Elizabeth Acton, about which White comments: "In a review I read: "Miss Acton's boiled mutton is excellent..." and I can't resist finding out what she does to it..."

Box: 1 Fold: 12 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: January 24, 1967

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. References are made to the following titles: "Roumeli" by Patrick Leigh Fermor; and "Poems" by Attila Jozsef. Also reference to dining with William Collins.

Box: 1 Fold: 13 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: March 19, 1967

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. References are made to the following titles: "Land of Unlikeness," "Lord Weary's Castle," "Life Studies," and "Near the Ocean" by Robert Lowell. Also comments on "Modern Cookery" by Eliza Acton, which he found "...disappointing, apart from "How to peel prawns quickly and easily." Her boiled mutton is really no more than my own - something I do perhaps once a year..."

Includes another request for a purchase of a casserole from Elizabeth David: "Would you be prepared to go again...to see whether she has a fish kettle? I have been using one of those enamelled Belgian oval casseroles, but it is not long enough when I have a large fish..."

Reference to health, and to starting another novel: "...I took such a dislike to the novel I was writing all last year I had to put it away, but a great many unpleasant things happened last year & I think they were partly responsible. Anyway, I am now well away with the new one and only regret the enormous slice of time wasted over the other..."

Box: 1 Fold: 14 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: April 5, 1967

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book order(s). Reference made to the following title(s): "Homeless Single Persons" and "The Third Killer."

Box: 1 Fold: 15 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: May 1, 1967

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book order(s). Reference made to the following title(s): "The Third Wedding" by Kosta Tachtses.

Box: 1 Fold: 16 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: May 9, 1967

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book order(s). Reference made to the following title(s): "A Fortunate Man: the story of a country doctor" by John Berger and Jean Mohr (1967/68); and "A Painter's Diary" by Francis Hoyland.

Box: 1 Fold: 17 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: January 7, 1968

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book order(s). Reference made to the following title(s): "Roumeli; Travels in Northern Greece" by Patrick Leigh Fermor (1966); "Flaubert: the Making of the Master" by Enid Starkie (1967); and "Language and Silence: Essays on Language Literature, and the Inhuman" by George Steiner (1967).

Includes additional purchase requests for recorded music of Charles Ives.

Box: 1 Fold: 18 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: January 28, 1968

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book order: "I have just been reading about the "Random House Dictionary" (Collins), and feel I must have that too."

Box: 1 Fold: 19 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: November 17, 1968

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book order(s). Reference made to the following title(s): "Late Call," and "The Middle Age of Mrs. Eliot" by Angus Wilson; "Memoirs of Lady Ottoline Morrell: a Study in Friendship, 1873-1938" by Lady Ottoline Violet Anne Cavendish-Bentinck Morrell; and "Tolstoi" by Henri Troyat (1965).

Includes brief reference to recent month's visit to the U.S.

Box: 1 Fold: 20 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: December 17, 1968

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book order(s). Reference made to the following title(s): "Cotter's England" by Christina Stead; and "The Letters of Alexander Pushkin" (1967).

Box: 1 Fold: 21 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: January 12, 1969

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. References are made to the following titles: "Eugene Onegin" by Alexander Pushkin; "The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell, Volume II" (1967-69); "The Concise History of Painting" by Michael Levey (1962); and "The Letters of F.W. Ludwig Leichhardt; collected and newly translated by M. Aurousseau," (1968).

Box: 1 Fold: 22 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: February 23, 1969

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book order(s). Reference made to the following title(s): "Soups and Hors d'Oeuvres" by Marika Tenison, and another on Irish recipes, as well as the Pocket Oxford Dictionary.

Box: 1 Fold: 23 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: March 16, 1969

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book order(s). Reference made to the following title(s): "The Memoirs of Hector Berlioz, member of the French Institute, including his travels in Italy, Germany, Russia, and England 1803-1865; translated and edited by David Cairns" (1969). Also, remarks on British and Irish cook books.

Box: 1 Fold: 24 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: May 11, 1969

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book order(s). Reference made to the following title(s): "His Toy, His Dream, His Rest; 308 Dream Songs" by John Berryman (1968). Reference also to his work in progress: "...Now I am about to start on the third and final version of my book. It will be a great relief..."

Box: 1 Fold: 25 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: May 22, 1969

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book order(s). Reference made to journal subscriptions to the "New Statesman" and to "Airmail." Also inquires about an encyclopedia for his nineteen year-old niece in England.

Box: 1 Fold: 26 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: July 6, 1969

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book order(s). Reference made to the following title(s): "Ben Nicholson" edited by Maurice de Sausmarez (1969).

Box: 1 Fold: 27 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: July 20, 1969

DESCRIPTION: Contains ACS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. References are made to the following titles: "Ben Nicholson" edited by Maurice Sausmarez. Also reference to Peter Porter.

Box: 1 Fold: 28 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes (Envelope only)
Postmarked envelope: August 8, 1969

DESCRIPTION: Contains postmarked envelope (letter not included) addressed by Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes.

Box: 1 Fold: 29 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: August 17, 1969

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. Reference again to "Ben Nicholson" edited by Maurice de Sausmarez: "I do need this monograph very urgently as I have almost finished what I am writing, & think I may want to quote from Ben Nicholson..." Also inquires about a biography entitled, "The Violent Friend; the Story of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson," by Margaret Mackay (1968).

Box: 1 Fold: 30 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: October 7, 1969

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. Reference to wishing to purchase an encyclopedia for his niece.

Box: 1 Fold: 31 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: October 24, 1969

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. Request made for an atlas published by Oxford University Press to be sent to White's niece.

Box: 1 Fold: 32 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: November 11, 1969

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. References are made to the following title: "A Sight of China" by Cynthia Nolan (1969).

Box: 1 Fold: 33 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: November 30, 1969

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes with references to meeting Peter Porter and to White's own newly finished novel, "The Vivisector."

Box: 1 Fold: 34 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: December 11, 1969

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. References are made to the following title(s): "Enid Bagnold's Autobiography" (1969/70); and "In Russia" by Inge Morath (1969).

Box: 1 Fold: 35 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: December 15, 1969

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. References are made to the following title(s): "Letters of Aldous Huxley" edited by Grover Smith (1969); and "The Clouds and the Rain: the Art of Love in China" edited by Michel Beurdeley (1969). Includes news that White's novel, "The Vivisector" will be published by Jonathan Cape.

Box: 1 Fold: 36 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: January 4, 1970

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. Reference is made to the following title(s): "The Mouse and his Child," by Russell Holan; and "The Rise and Fall of the Man of Letters; a Study of the Idiosyncratic and the Humane in Modern Literature," by John J. Gross (1969).

Box: 1 Fold: 37 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: April 19, 1970

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. Reference is made to the following title(s): "The Violent Friend; the Story of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson," by Margaret Mackay; "Dietrich Bonhoeffer; Man of Vision, Man of Courage," by Eberhard Bethge; "The Decline of Wisdom," "The Philosophy of Existence" by Gabriel Marcel.

Reference also to a visit from Edna O'Brien, and to meeting Anthony Burgess.



Box: 1 Fold: 38 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter Date: July 7, 1970

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. Reference is made to the following title(s): "The Seamless Web; Language-thinking, Creative-Knowledge, Art-experience," by tanley Burnshaw (1970); "The Direction of Poetry" by W. Martin Dodsworth; and "The True Wilderness" by Harry Abbott Williams (1965).

Box: 1 Fold: 39 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter Date: July 14, 1970

DESCRIPTION: Contains ACS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. Reference is made to the following title(s): "Period Piece" by Gwen Raverat (1952/53). Also inquires about his subscription to "The New Statesman."

Box: 1 Fold: 40 Patrick White to G. Heywood Hill (envelope only)
Postmarked August 21, 1970

DESCRIPTION: Contains empty postmarked envelope addressed by Patrick White to G. Heywood Hill, Ltd. book dealer's in London.

Box: 1 Fold: 41 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter Date: October 11, 1970

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. Reference is made to the following title(s): "First and Last Notebooks" by Simone Weil (1970); "Knots" by R.D. Laing (1970); and "Letters of Liselotte" by Charlotte-Elizabeth, Duchesses d'Orleans (1970).

Reference also to the reaction of Ralph Smith to White's book, "The Vivisector."

Box: 1 Fold: 42 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter Date: November 22, 1970

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders for his niece Frances Peck.

Box: 1 Fold: 43 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter Date: December 6, 1970

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. Reference is made to the following title(s): "Waltzing Matilda" by Banjo Paterson(?)(possibly mistaken for Andrew Barton Paterson), and the Oxford Shakespeare for his niece Frances Peck. In addition, White inquires about, "Health for Old Age" edited by Edith Rudinger.

Box: 1 Fold: 44 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter Date: December 15, 1970

DESCRIPTION: Contains brief ANS from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes enclosed a forgotten check in payment of book orders.

Box: 1 Fold: 45 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter Date: December 20, 1970

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. Reference is made to the following title(s): "Waltzing Matilda" by Banjo Patterson; and "Paintings, Prints, and Drawings 1960-70" by David Hockney (1970).

White also comments on Banjo Patterson.

Box: 1 Fold: 46 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter Date: January 12, 1971

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. Reference is made to the following title(s): "Shakespeare and the Students," by Dennis Joseph Enright; "Notebook" by Robert Lowell (1970); and "Crow; from the Life and Songs of the Crow," by Ted Hughes (1971).

Also inquires about suitable accommodations for a prospective visit to London.

Box: 1 Fold: 47 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter Date: September 26, 1971

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White in Athens to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. Inquires if Forbes can recommend any titles on architecture by Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926); Persian cooking; and a book by Elizabeth David, "Spices, Salt and Aromatics in the English Kitchen"(?). Also reports on his travels in Greece and Spain.

Box: 1 Fold: 48 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter Date: November 12, 1971

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. Reference is made to the following title(s): "Goya" by Pierre Gassier; "Tantric Art" by Mookerjie; "Sir Donald Wolfit" by Harwood; "Flaubert: the Making of a Master" by Enid Starkie (1967); "The Savage God: a Study of Suicide," by Alfred Alvarez; and "The Life and Death of Mozart" by Michael Levey.

Box: 1 Fold: 49 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter Date: November 28, 1971

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders of "David Copperfield" and "Great Expectations" for his niece Frances Peck. Reference also to "The Life and Death of Mozart" by Michael Levey, and to White's book, "The Vivisector."

Box: 1 Fold: 50 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter Date: December 19, 1971

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes reiterating book orders in his letter of November 12, 1971.

Box: 1 Fold: 51 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: January 9, 1972

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. Reference is made to the following title(s): "The Tantric Art" by Ajit Mookerjee, and to a boxed set of books by Elizabeth David.

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