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HILAIRE BELLOC - ALLISON FAMILY CORRESPONDENCE
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Box: 1 Fold: 1 Correspondence 1918: James Murray Allison
April 20, 1918

DESCRIPTION: Contains TL, 1 page/1 sheet. On Kings Land letterhead. Discussion of Belloc's concerns that for his column on recent military activities to be timely, it be published immediately: "all the advantage of my judgment in the matter would be wasted, for it would be old news by the time the public got it."

Box: 1 Fold: 2 Correspondence 1918: Hilaire Belloc to James Murray Allison
April 22, 1918

DESCRIPTION: Contains TL, 4 pages/4 sheets. On Kings Land letterhead. Reaction to the management of Land and Water's proposal to renegotiate Belloc's contract to the newspaper at a lower salary: "There is clearly no moral ground for it and the more practical argument that it would ultimately be advantage to me does not seem to hold."

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Correspondence 1918: Hilaire Belloc to James Murray Allison
May 2, 1918

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 1 page/1 sheet. On Kings Land letterhead. Request to be sent more detailed instructions for preparing columns for syndication: "Telegrams are quite insufficient to guide me & the last work I did was wasted."

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Correspondence 1918: Hilaire Belloc to James Murray Allison
May 5, 1918

DESCRIPTION: Contains TL, 2 pages/2 sheets. On Kings Land letterhead. Belloc's opinions on the proposed syndication of his column and complaints over the delayed publishing schedule of "Land and Water": "I do not see how people can possibly keep up their interest in the paper if military study, ..., is jejune and ten to twelve days late."

Box: 1 Fold: 5 Correspondence 1918: Hilaire Belloc to James Murray Allison
June 16, 1918

DESCRIPTION: Contains TL, 1 page/1 sheet. On Kings Land letterhead. Itinerary for following week's schedule and estimation of expenses.

Box: 1 Fold: 6 Correspondence 1918: Hilaire Belloc to James Murray Allison
July 14, 1918

DESCRIPTION: Contains TL, 2 pages/2 sheets. On Kings Land letterhead. Complaints over current publishing schedule and the problems of going syndicated: "I told you at the beginning that it would not work because news did not come in every day but spasmodically, and because most big papers already have their own man."

Box: 1 Fold: 7 Correspondence 1918: Hilaire Belloc to James Murray Allison
July 26, 1918

DESCRIPTION: Contains TL, 1 page/1 sheet. On Kings Land letterhead. Discussion of payment for syndication and list of expenses for transmitting columns from Belloc's home to the office.

Box: 1 Fold: 8 Correspondence 1918: Hilaire Belloc to James Murray Allison
August 1, 1918

DESCRIPTION: Contains TL, 2 pages/2 sheets. On Kings Land letterhead. Written confirmation of a verbal agreement to write a column on the Allied military situation for the Exchange Telegraph Coy. with handwritten corrections written in the text.

Box: 1 Fold: 9 Correspondence 1918: Hilaire Belloc to James Murray Allison
August 17, 1918

DESCRIPTION: Contains TL, 1 page/1 sheet. On Kings Land letterhead. Complaints about not receiving payment for work done for the "Exchange Telegraph Coy." and about excessive surcharges for telegrams sent to the "Exchange Telegraph Coy." main office.

Box: 1 Fold: 10 Correspondence 1918: Hilaire Belloc to James Murray Allison
August 25, 1918

DESCRIPTION: Contains TL, 1 page/1 sheet. On Kings Land letterhead. Further complaints regarding "Exchange Telegraph"'s failure to pay Belloc for his work and queries regarding the publication of the American edition of his unnamed work: "It will not be very long now before the manuscript will be completely ready ... There is a pirated edition to which I shall pay no attention as mine will be the official and will have a preface by [Marshal(?)] Foch."

Box: 1 Fold: 11 Correspondence 1918: Hilaire Belloc to James Murray Allison
Sept. 14, 1918

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 1 page/1 sheet. On Kings Land letterhead. Reference to receipt of payment from "Exchange Telegraph Coy." and concerns over unattributed quotes: "By the way. The papers copy what I say in these obscure articles & don't acknowledge."

Box: 1 Fold: 12 Correspondence 1918: Hilaire Belloc to James Murray Allison
Sept. 15, 1918

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 2 pages/1 sheet. On Kings Land letterhead. Discussion of Belloc's concerns over the incorporation of his work into the columns of the London daily newspapers without attribution: "All the papers are copying me without acknowledgement . . . It robs Land & Water to be thus boycotted simply because the papers - or many of them - have reason to boycott my name."

Box: 1 Fold: 13 Correspondence 1918: Hilaire Belloc to James Murray Allison
Nov. 1, 1918

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 1 page/1 sheet. On Kings Land letterhead. Reference to a business deal he would like to discuss with Allison and Belloc's opinion on the war's progress.

Box: 1 Fold: 14 Correspondence 1926: Hilaire Belloc to James Murray Allison
Nov. 4, 1926

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 2 pages/2 sheets. Addressed from Limoges. Reference to Belloc's tour of the World War I battlefields in France and of Allison's pending visit: "Also learn French. I will teach you all that is necessary in a week. Without it no fun."

Box: 1 Fold: 15 Correspondence 1926: Hilaire Belloc to James Murray Allison
Dec. 22, 1926

DESCRIPTION: Contains TL, 4 pages/4 sheets. On Reform Club [London] letterhead. Proposal by Belloc to publish a newspaper, "The Road", that was directed toward the increasing popularity of road travel: "My own name is of value for such a venture. I am very widely known for my writing upon the road. People are perpetually writing to me about it, and I am always being asked to lecture upon it. I have the pulse of the public in that matter and, I can testify that the interest is increasing rapidly indeed." [with Belloc's handwritten corrections in the text]

Box: 1 Fold: 16 Correspondence 1927: Hilaire Belloc to James Murray Allison
Jan. 17, 1927

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS, 1 page/1 sheet. On Reform Club [London] letterhead. Regarding Belloc's proposal for a road travel newspaper: If I can launch it, it will make all the difference to me in my remaining few years of active work. I cannot carry on merely writing books."

Box: 1 Fold: 17 Correspondence 1927: Hilaire Belloc to James Murray Allison
May 5, 1927

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 1 page/1 sheet. On Kings Land letterhead. Regarding pending visit of Allison to Belloc's home at Kings Land.

Box: 1 Fold: 18 Correspondence 1928: Hilaire Belloc to James Murray Allison
Oct. 16, 1928

DESCRIPTION: Contains ANS, 1 page/1 sheet. Addressed from Mayfair [London]. Cover note for unidentified enclosure.

Box: 1 Fold: 19 Correspondence 1929: Hilaire Belloc to James Murray Allison
March 15, 1929

DESCRIPTION: Contains AL, 3 pages/2 sheets. On Kings Land letterhead. Reference to schedule for a planned outing together and request for assistance on a business matter regarding his published works: "I want a leisure hour later to talk to you in detail of the proposal to get a united edition of my work & free my books from this tangle of many (sure most inefficient) publishers, confused accounts & all the rest."

Box: 1 Fold: 20 Correspondence 1929: Hilaire Belloc to James Murray Allison
March 15, 1929

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 1 page/1 sheet. On Kings Land letterhead. Duplicate letter sent to Allison regarding the schedule for a pending visit.

Box: 1 Fold: 21 Correspondence 1929: Hilaire Belloc to James Murray Allison
March 19, 1929

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS with typed version of letter and typed list of Belloc's works with handwritten emendations, 9 pages/9 sheets. Addressed from Mayfair, London. Information related to Belloc's request for Allison's assistance in reissuing his writings as collected works.

Box: 1 Fold: 22 Correspondence 1929: Hilaire Belloc to James Murray Allison
May 4, 1929

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 2 pages/1 sheet. On Kings Land letterhead. Reference to Belloc viewing his portrait at the Academy and of meeting Ramsay MacDonald on his visit there: "He is a dirty dog. I greeted him warmly & he me."

Box: 1 Fold: 23 Correspondence 1918: James Murray Allison to Hilaire Belloc
April 23 - July 23, 1918

DESCRIPTION: Contains the carbons [?] of the correspondence sent by James Murray Allison to Hilaire Belloc over the period April 23 - July 23, 1918 regarding the syndication of Belloc's column, arranged chronologically, 5 items.

Box: 1 Fold: 23.5 Correspondence 1929: James Murray Allison to Hilaire Belloc
May 8, 1929

DESCRIPTION: Contains TL, 1 page/1 sheet. [James Murray Allison; see Belloc to Allison letter dated 5/4/1929] to Hilaire Belloc. Reference to ill-health, involvement in the political campaign for the Conservative Party, and an invitation to dinner.

Box: 1 Fold: 24 Correspondence 1924: Hilaire Belloc to Elsie Allison
Dec. 10, 1924

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 1 page/1 sheet [the backside of the letter has the handwritten notes of an unidentified person unrelated to the letter [Elsie Allison (?)]. On Kings Land letterhead. A request for an invitation to dinner en route home to Kings Land from a cricket game with Tommy Page.

Box: 1 Fold: 25 Correspondence 1926: Hilaire Belloc to Elsie Allison
June 1, 1926

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 1 page/1 sheet. On Kings Land letterhead. Description of a coat Belloc believes he left at the Allison home together with instructions on how the coat is to be returned.

Box: 1 Fold: 26 Correspondence 1929: Hilaire Belloc to Elsie Allison
March 3, 1929

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 1 page/1 sheet. On Kings Land letterhead. Reference to the payment of one of Belloc's debts by the Allisons.

Box: 1 Fold: 27 Correspondence 1929: Hilaire Belloc to Elsie Allison
March 15, 1929

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 1 page/1 sheet. On Kings Land letterhead. Thank you for the recent gift of a sausage.

Box: 1 Fold: 28 Correspondence 1929: Hilaire Belloc to Elsie Allison
May 27, 1929

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 1 page/1 sheet. Relating good wishes that Elsie's husband, James Murray Allison, is recovered from a recent illness[?].

Box: 1 Fold: 29 Correspondence 1931: Hilaire Belloc to Elsie Allison
June 9, 1929

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 2 pages/2 sheets. On Reform Club [London] letterhead. Expression of sympathy to Elsie over the death of her husband James Murray Allison: "You say rightly that all can be borne in such moments except condolence. I have known the thing in its heighth & its depth: I have known it for fifteen years: day and night."

Box: 1 Fold: 30 Correspondence 1929: Hilaire Belloc to Elsie Allison
August 13, 1929

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 1 page/1 sheet. On Kings Land letterhead. Reference to a pending visit and completion of his work on the French Cardinal and statesman Armand du Plessis duc de Richelieu: "My Richelieu is done & it is a huge weight of my mind!"

Box: 1 Fold: 31 Correspondence 1929: Hilaire Belloc to Elsie Allison
Sept. 17, 1929

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 2 pages/2 sheets. Addressed from Geneva. Description of Geneva and relation of upcoming travel plans: "I write this from Geneva which is one of the most horrible towns in the world . . . in this Calvinist hole life is intolerable."

Box: 1 Fold: 32 Correspondence 1929: Hilaire Belloc to Elsie Allison
Nov. 22, 1929

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 1 page/1 sheet. On Kings Land letterhead. News of return to Kings Land and plans to meet at Horsham.

Box: 1 Fold: 33 Correspondence 1929: Hilaire Belloc to Elsie Allison
Dec. 19, 1929

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 1 page/1 sheet. On Kings Land letterhead. Reference to editing the proofs for Belloc's study on Cardinal Richelieu: "I've been doing proofs of Richelieu all long till my head is addled."

Box: 1 Fold: 34 Correspondence 1929: Hilaire Belloc to Elsie Allison
Dec. 27, 1929

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS, 1 page/1 sheet with 2 page enclosure. On Reform Club [London] letterhead. Cover letter for Belloc's editorial suggestions regarding the publication of the travel notes for the recently deceased James Murray Allison with comments by Belloc written on the text.

Box: 1 Fold: 35 Correspondence 1930: Hilaire Belloc to Elsie Allison
Jan. 3, 1930

DESCRIPTION: Contains TL, 1 pages/1 sheet. On Reform Club [London] letterhead. Reference to Belloc's work on the "Travel Notes of James Murray Allison" together with an invitation for Mrs. Allison to come to Kings Land for a visit with Belloc's daughter Eleanor and her husband Reginald Jebb.

Box: 1 Fold: 36 Correspondence 1930: Hilaire Belloc to Elsie Allison
Jan. 13, 1930

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 1 page/1 sheet. On Kings Land letterhead. Reference to an item lent to Belloc as well as to the damage from a recent storm and the departure of several families from the Kings Land neighborhood: I do hope you didn't have too fearful a time in that gale! It was terrifically sudden!"

Box: 1 Fold: 37 Correspondence 1930: Hilaire Belloc to Elsie Allison
Jan. 25, 1930

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS 2 pages/1 sheet. On Kings Land letterhead. Reference to Belloc's work on an unnamed manuscript ["Travel Notes of James Murray Allison" (?)], upcoming travel plans, payment received for his work on "Varrennes" [The Man who Recognized the Royal Family at Varrenes] News regarding the baptism of his son Peter's child.

Box: 1 Fold: 38 Correspondence 1930: Hilaire Belloc to Elsie Allison
Feb. 2, 1930

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 1 page/1 sheet. On Kings Land letterhead. News of departure for Paris and reference to his instructions for his son Peter to send his payment for "Varrennes " directly to Mrs. Allison.

Box: 1 Fold: 39 Correspondence 1930: Hilaire Belloc to Elsie Allison
April 11, 1930

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 2 pages/2 sheets. On Reform Club [London] letterhead. News of Belloc's return to London from Paris, immediate travel plans, reference to his daughters, and plans to arrange for a visit.

Box: 1 Fold: 40 Correspondence 1930: Hilaire Belloc to Elsie Allison
May 22, 1930

DESCRIPTION: Contains TL, 1 page/1 sheet. On Kings Land letterhead. Confirmation of a scheduled visit by Mrs. Allison to Kings Land, with reference to the presence of Elizabeth Belloc and Bonnie Soames and pending work schedule: " . . . I am working as hard as I can to begin my books for this year. They are shockingly in arrears from all this illness I have had and I still have bad neuritis and sleeplessness."

Box: 1 Fold: 41 Correspondence 1930: Hilaire Belloc to Elsie Allison
Oct. 11, 1930

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 2 pages/1 sheet. On Le Grand Hotel [Brussels] letterhead. Reference to Belloc's debts and relation of recent travels in Europe, including a visit with his daughter Elizabeth in Switzerland.

Box: 1 Fold: 42 Correspondence 1930: Hilaire Belloc to Elsie Allison
Dec. 1, 1930

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS, 1 page/1 sheet. On Kings Land letterhead. News of return from Rome and reference to a pending visit with his publisher Mr. Peters regarding publication of the "Travel Notes of James Murray ALlison": "Meanwhile I see Peters on Wednesday, and after that you send the M.S.S. either to him or to me, and I will finish the little job and we can go ahead."

Box: 1 Fold: 43 Correspondence 1931: Hilaire Belloc to Elsie Allison
Jan. 27, 1931

DESCRIPTION: Contains TL, 1 page/1 sheet. On Kings Land letterhead. Reference to Belloc's work on the "Travel Notes of James Murray Allison and his conversation with Belloc's literary agent [A. D.] Peters regarding together with a discussion of the notice sent by Mrs. Allison's son James to Belloc regarding a boat for sale: I wrote to your sons James thanking him; I must say I was deeply moved and filled with admiration by his energy and efficiency in getting me that notice."

Box: 1 Fold: 44 Correspondence 1931: Hilaire Belloc to Elsie Allison
Jan. 30, 1931

DESCRIPTION: Contains TL, 1 page/1 sheet. On Kings Land letterhead. Thank you for sending the notice of a boat that is for sale.

Box: 1 Fold: 45 Correspondence 1931: Hilaire Belloc to Elsie Allison
Jan. 31, 1931

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 2 pages/1 sheet. On Reform Club [London] letterhead. Reference to Belloc's completion of "Travel Notes" book and intention to review with Mrs. Allison.

Box: 1 Fold: 46 Correspondence 1931: Hilaire Belloc to Elsie Allison
Feb. 10, 1931

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 1 page/1 sheet. On Pixton Park, Dulverton, letterhead. Reference to Belloc's introduction for "Travel Notes" and immediate travel plans, including Tetton House at Taunton.

Box: 1 Fold: 47 Correspondence 1931: Hilaire Belloc to Elsie Allison
Feb. 19, 1931

DESCRIPTION: Contains TL, 1 page/1 sheet. On Kings Land letterhead. Reference to Belloc's completion of "Travel Notes" together with a discussion of plans to meet for lunch with Belloc's son Peter and family friend Bonnie Soames.

Box: 1 Fold: 48 Correspondence 1931: Hilaire Belloc to Elsie Allison
May 4, 1931

DESCRIPTION: Contains TL, 1 page/1 sheet. [bottom half of letter with a handwritten note of Belloc's has been cut off.] On Kings Land letterhead. Reference to Belloc's completing the editing of "Travel Notes" and to the arrival of unnamed charts sent by Hubert, with Belloc's corrections handwritten on the text.

Box: 1 Fold: 49 Correspondence 1931: Hilaire Belloc to Elsie Allison
May 27, 1931

DESCRIPTION: Contains TL, 1 page/1 sheet. On Kings Land letterhead. Reply to a request about one of Belloc's works entitled "The Portrait of a Child" which he indicated was in possession of his daughter Eleanor.

Box: 1 Fold: 50 Correspondence 1931: Hilaire Belloc to Elsie Allison
June 9, 1931

DESCRIPTION: Contains TL, 1 page/1 sheet. On Kings Land letterhead. Discussion of Belloc's confusion over an unidentified publishing offer: "I will write to Wallace at once and find out whether he thinks I ought to do this notice . . . perhaps as this is being published privately and not being sold to the public it will be different."

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