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PATRICK WHITE/ELIZABETH FORBES COLLECTION
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Box: 1 Fold: 52 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: February 1, 1972

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. Reference is made to the following title(s), previously ordered and just received by White: "Goya" by Pierre Gassier; "The Savage God; a Study of Suicide" by Alfred Alvarez. Places order for "Scorpion and Other Poems" by Stevie Smith (1972).

Also inquires about the publication of the complete letters of Flaubert: "I am very anxious to get hold of this, but only the complete one...and I only want to read them in French."

Comments on "The Life and Death of Mozart" by Michael Levey.

Box: 1 Fold: 53 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: February 20, 1972

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. Reference is made to the following title(s): "Life of William Blake" by Alexander Gilchrist; and "The Soul of the White Art" by Eugene Nielen Marais (1969). Reiterates request for the volume of Flaubert letters.

Box: 1 Fold: 54 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: March 19, 1972

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. Reference is made to the following title(s): "Flaubert: the Master; a Critical and Biographical Study (1856-1880)" by Enid Starkie (1971).

Also refers to upsetting news that his neighborhood is "going to be bulldozed to make a stadium for the Olympic Games" in 1988. White remarks: "And where to go next to start another shell? I find this shell-building takes every bit of seven years..."



Box: 1 Fold: 55 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: March 26, 1972

DESCRIPTION: Contains ACS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. Reference is made to the following title(s): "Unguarded Thoughts" by Andrei Donat'evich Siniavskii (1972).

Box: 1 Fold: 56 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: May 24, 1972

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book order: "Very pleased with Sinyavsky's "Unguarded Thoughts."Would like you to send me 20 copies; so many people I know should be made to read it..."

Box: 1 Fold: 57 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: July 16, 1972

DESCRIPTION: Contains ACS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. Reference is made to the following title(s): "Unguarded Thoughts" by Andrei Donat'evich Siniavskii.

Box: 1 Fold: 58 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: August 13, 1972

DESCRIPTION: Contains ACS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. Reference is made to the following title(s): "Janis" by David Dalton (1972).

Box: 1 Fold: 59 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: October 1, 1972

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. Reference is made to the following title(s), which White requests as Christmas gifts for his niece Frances Peck: "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte; "The Cloister and the Hearth..." by Charles Reade; "Silas Marner" by George Eliot; "The Moonstone" by Wilkie Collins; and "Virginia Woolf; a biography" by Quentin Bell.

Also remarks on the progress of his own work: "...Nowadays I can thing of nothing but finishing my own book, which I should do about January. Writing a novel, or I suppose any book of length, is an increasingly great physical labour as one grows older..."

Box: 1 Fold: 60 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: October 15, 1972

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. Requests cancellation of his journal subscription to "The New Statesman" and new subscription to the "Listener."

Box: 1 Fold: 61 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: December 11, 1972

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders for his niece Frances Peck: "...I forget which books I decided on...A good alternative would be "Tess of the d'Urbervilles." I can remember being racked by that at her age..."

Reference also to visits from Tom Maschler and Graham Greene. About the former he remarks: "...Tom read my novel while here, & seems very enthusiastic..."



Box: 1 Fold: 62 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: January 23, 1973

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. Reference is made to the following title(s): "Pushkin Threefold: Narrative, Lyric, Polemic, and Ribald Verse" the originals with linear and metric translations by Walter Arndt (1972); "First Slice Your Cookbook"(?) and "A Second Slice"(?) by Arabella Boxer; and "W.B. Yeats: Letters to his Son W.B. Yeats and Others, 1869-1922."

Box: 1 Fold: 63 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: March 11, 1973

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders for his niece Frances Peck: "Tess of the d'Ubervilles" and "The Prisoner of Zenda." Reference also to White's book, "The Tree of Man" (1955).

Box: 1 Fold: 64 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: March 19, 1973

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. Reference is made to the following title(s): "The Real Charlotte" by Edith Oenone Somerville and Martin Ross; "A Window on Russia, for the Use of Foreign Readers" and "Upstate; Records and Recollections of Northern New York" by Edmund Wilson.

Box: 1 Fold: 65 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: June 3, 1973

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. Reference is made to the following title(s): "The Village in the City" by Nicholas Taylor; "The Concept of the Avant-Garde: Explorations in Modernism" by John Weightman; "Autobiographies: Reveries Over Childhood and Youth" and "Memoirs" by William Butler Yeats.

Also refers to his own work: "...I'm working on some shorter things which (Jonathan) Cape (publisher) wants by the autumn. There will be three new shorter novels as well as some stories already published."

Box: 1 Fold: 66 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: June 17, 1973

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re journal subscription to "The New Statesman." Also requests orders for "The Black Book" by Lawrence Durrell and "The Castaways" by Sheila Fugard (1972).

Box: 1 Fold: 67 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: July 10, 1973

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. Reference is made to the following title(s): "To the Finland Station; a Study in the Writing and Acting of History" and "The Triple Thinkers; Ten Essays on Literature" by Edmund Wilson.

Reference also to White's soon-to-be published novel, "The Eye of the Storm": "...I am very pleased with the jacket by Desmond Digby, who is an old friend as well as a good designer..."

Reference also to White's novel, "The Cockatoos."

Also, on learning that Forbes will be leaving Heywood Hill: "...I don't know what one will do when you leave..."

Box: 1 Fold: 68 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: August 22 ,1973

DESCRIPTION: Contains ACS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. Reference is made to the following title(s): "Village in the City," by Nicholas Taylor.

Box: 1 Fold: 69 Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes
Letter date: October 29, 1973

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS with postmarked envelope from Patrick White to Elizabeth Forbes re book orders. Reference is made to the following title(s): "The Villa Ariadne" by Dilys Powell (1973); and "French Leave" by Edith Oenone Somerville and Martin Ross.

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