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MICHAEL RICHEY PAPERS PART 2
FOLDER LISTING


Box: 1 Fold: 1 Sabina Bailey
February 11, 1997

DESCRIPTION: ALS from Sabina Bailey to Michael Richey regarding the death of her father, Harman Grisewood, who died on January 8, 1997. Mrs. Bailey is the god-daughter of Richey.

Box: 1 Fold: 2 E.G. (Edward George) Bowen - Photograph
not dated

DESCRIPTION: 1 b/w photograph of E.G. (Edward George) Bowen. Bowen was a prominent scientist in the field of radiophysics and a member of the Watson-Watt Radar Development Team in 1935.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Kate Campbell
May 31, 1997

DESCRIPTION: 1 TCS (with envelope) from Kate Campbell to Michael Richey with belated birthday greetings.

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Douglas Cleverdon
1984

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Douglas Cleverdon to Michael Richey dated 2/12/1984 regarding

the sale of David Jones and Eric Gill items. 1 TLS from Cleverdon to

Richey dated 3/19/1984 regarding a list of Jones and Gill items. 1 TLS

from Cleverdon to Richey, not dated, regarding the postal auction of work

by Gill and Jones with attached list of items. An additional list

describing the collection of works by Gill and Jones, not dated. *Richey

notes that this postal auction was conducted by Douglas Cleverdon in order to pay for Jester's refit that year.

Box: 1 Fold: 5 Lady Eliza Craven
April 22, 2001

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Lady Eliza Craven to Michael Richey with references to Mary Hoare and Nicholas Scheetz. 1 envelope addressed by Richey to Scheetz.

Box: 1 Fold: 6 Charles Dilke (Re: Eric Gill)
May 15, 1998

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Charles Dilke to Michael Richey congratulating Richey on his letter in defense of Eric Gill in "The Tablet." 1 page (p.629) from "The Tablet," May 16, 1998, "Letters" including a published letter by Richey regarding accusations against Eric Gill. *In his annotations Richey noted that Dilke, a priest at the London oratory, is a grandson of Sir William Seeds, former Minister in Albania and later Ambassador to Moscow.

Box: 1 Fold: 7 Tom Dilworth
1986

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from Thomas Dilworth to Michael Richey dated 4/14/1986 regarding the biography of David Jones with references also to Tony Stoneburner, Francis Wall, and Fr. John O'Connor. 1 ALS from Dilworth to Richey dated 6/2/1986 regarding David Jones material with reference to Len Walton and Frank Medworth.

Box: 1 Fold: 8 Eric Gill
March 20, 1935

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Eric Gill to Michael Richey. Gill is responding to a letter sent by Richey and comments on donors in the church, criticizes carvings by Dom Hubert, and emphasizes the importance of precision in stone carving. *Richey adds in his notes: "This was addressed to me at Downside, where I was still a pupil - aged 18. Dom Hubert referred to is Hubert Van Zeller, a Monk of Downside who at one stage decided to try his vocation as a Carthusian, at Parkminster. When he left he gave me a number of his works - drawings, carvings, including a drawing (I think) a crucifix. I wondered - in all innocence - whether Gill might carve it and wrote to him. Reading the letter through so many years later I wonder whether E.G. did not think I was a master!"



Box: 1 Fold: 9 Eric Gill
January 22, 1936

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from Eric Gill to Michael Richey giving instructions for beginning stone carving including drawings of the necessary tools. *Richey notes: "I had clearly written to E.G. when I left Downside proposing to start stone carving on my own in London (at my parents' house at 68 Cadogan Square)."

Box: 1 Fold: 10 Eric Gill
April 14, 1936

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from Eric Gill to Michael Richey with reference to Prinknash. The post script compares a chisel and a bicycle as tools. *Richey notes: "I had clearly been up to see E.G. (I think for the first time). My problem was that I wanted to become a monk (Trappist) to which there was parental obstruction. I had, from the text, obviously been to Prinknash. The hand written P.S. was obviously dictated to a secretary."

Box: 1 Fold: 11 Eric Gill
May 2, 1936

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from Eric Gill to Michael Richey with references to the Herald, the Watkin League and the Spanish Plan. *Richey notes: "The Herald was clearly The Catholic Herald - but what the subject I have no idea. The Watkin League was Pax, a Catholic pacifist movement later to be called Pax Christi."

Box: 1 Fold: 12 Eric Gill
May 25, 1936

DESCRIPTION: 1 TCS from Eric Gill to Michael Richey with reference to Anthony Foster. *Richey notes: "I had by that time become - or was about to become - an apprentice to E.G. Speen was a nearby village. In the event I ended up sharing a cottage with Anthony Foster at Bryant's Bottom at the bottom of Pigotts hill."

Box: 1 Fold: 13 Eric Gill
June 28, 1937

DESCRIPTION: 1 ACS from Eric Gill to Michael Richey. A postcard from Jerusalem with a b/w photograph of Herod's Gate. *Richey notes: I think E.G. will have been there for carvings on? (Sir Edward) Maufe was I think the architect. But this needs checking."

Box: 1 Fold: 14 Eric Gill
October 25, 1939

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Eric Gill to Michael Richey regarding Anthony Foster. *Richey notes: "I had by then left E.G. to carve and engrave on my own. It looks as though I was short of work! E.G. was the(n) working on the carvings at Guildford Cathedral and eventually I went to join him there - Anthony F. having I think not recovered sufficiently."

Box: 1 Fold: 15 Eric Gill
January 10, 1940

DESCRIPTION: 1 ACS from Eric Gill to Michael Richey regarding the transportation of some chairs. *Richey notes: "Will Hatt ran a lorry which transported heavy stone work from Pigotts. The chairs belonged to my parents and I had given them to Joan and Rene Hague; they lasted them until after the war, ending up in Ireland."

Box: 1 Fold: 16 Eric Gill
February 22, 1940

DESCRIPTION: 1 ACS from Eric Gill to Michael Richey referring to P.P.U. and Mrs. Paul. *Richey notes: "Lecture was to the Peace Pledge Union."

Box: 1 Fold: 17 Eric Gill
February 23, 1940

DESCRIPTION: 1 ACS from Eric Gill to Michael Richey regarding tombstone inscriptions with reference to the tomb of Ronald Todd. *Richey notes: "I cut an inscription on a headstone in Brompton Cemetery, underneath one by Gill, I presume adding a new name."

Box: 1 Fold: 18 Eric Gill and Michael Richey - Photograph
1938

DESCRIPTION: 1 b/w photograph of Eric Gill and Michael Richey on scaffolding at the League of Nations building in Geneva working on the bas-relief "The Creation of Adam" completed in 1938. Also includes 3 prints made from the original photograph.

Box: 1 Fold: 19 Eric Gill - Photographs of Pigotts
not dated

DESCRIPTION: 6 b/w photographs of Pigotts Farm, Eric Gill's home and private printing press, near High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire. 1 b/w photograph of an inset tile in Gill's front room, carved by John Skelton.

Box: 1 Fold: 20 Chichester Colloquium on Eric Gill
October 4, 1982

DESCRIPTION: A list of participants at the Eric Gill colloquium at Chichester held on October 4, 1982.

Box: 1 Fold: 21 Graham Greene - Photographs
not dated

DESCRIPTION: 5 b/w photographs of friends at the restaurant Gemma on Capri including Graham Greene, Dr. (Dotteressa) Elisabeth Moor, and Michael Richey. 5 negatives included and print-outs of the 5 photos.

Box: 1 Fold: 22 Kate Greene
June 10, 1940

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Kate Greene to Michael Richey with envelope dated 6/10/1940. Kate Greene is the sister of Ben Greene and the cousin of Graham Greene.

Box: 1 Fold: 23 Harman Grisewood
August 16, 1990

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from Harman Grisewood to Michael Richey. "Dear Mike, Calamities I hear of all the time. Except from you." References to Leslie Hope, Sir Max Beerbohm, and Evelyn Waugh.

Box: 1 Fold: 24 Rene Hague
1974-1979

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from Mrs. E.C.M. Ford at the Ministry of Defense to Rene Hague dated 11/17/1978 concerning the late Flying Officer G.R. Branch, E.G.M. and Lady Prudence Branch. 1 TLS from Hague to Paul Richey dated 2/25/1979 with references to Michael Richey, Guy Branch, David Jones, Prudence Pelham, Micky Robinson. 1 ALS from Hague to Paul Richey dated 5/2/1979. 1 TLS from Hague to Paul Richey dated 7/30/1979 regarding information about the death of Guy Branch, with reference to Max Aitken. 1 printed postcard of an excerpt from David Jones' "The Anathemata."

Box: 1 Fold: 25 Bridget Hasler
1987 - 1998

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence written by Bridget Hasler, wife of H.G. "Blondie" Hasler, to Michael Richey.

1 ALS dated 5/4/1987.

1 ALS dated 5/29/1987 regarding plans for Blondie's memorial service on June 19, 1987 and remembering his life with reference to David Astor. Richey gave an address at the memorial service. (Service of Thanksgiving card in Folder 28).

1 ACS dated 7/30/1988, *from Richey's notes: "The card with the Chinese junks on a lake...relates to the loss of the original Jester; is very touching."

1 ALS dated 3/15/1998 discussing the fate of Jester and describing the party given to celebrate the publication of Ewen Southby-Tailyour's biography entitled "Blondie."

1 ALS dated 8/30/1998.

Box: 1 Fold: 26 H.G. "Blondie" Hasler
1960 - 1987

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence written by Blondie Hasler. All letters are written to Michael Richey unless otherwise noted.

14 letters total.

1 TLS dated 1/31/1960 regarding the organization of a new transatlantic race.

1 TLS dated 2/3/1960.

1 TLS dated 9/16/1960 regarding a speaking engagement.

1 ALS dated 11/30/1964: I'm "delighted that you will have my nice little boat, which has always looked after me so well."

1 TLS dated 3/6/1966 with details about Jester, the condition of the boat some history and some advice.

1 TLS dated 12/10/1971.

1 TLS dated 9/17/1975.

1 TLS dated 11/1/1979 comparing the Hasler-Kingfisher and Jester.

1 TLS dated 8/17/1981.

1 TLS dated 10/07/1983.

1 TLS dated 11/20/1985 *Richey notes: Book referred to is the Practical Junk Rig written jointly by Blondie and his partner Jock MacLeod.

1 TLS dated 2/1/1987.

1 TL dated 2/9/1987 from Hasler to Mr. Mason, who is making a mast for Jester.

1 ALS dated 5/2/1987 mostly regarding sailing gear. *From Richey's notes: "The letter with 3 drawings was written just 3 days before (Blondie) died."



Box: 1 Fold: 27 H.G. "Blondie" Hasler - Manuscripts and Notes
1960 - 1980

DESCRIPTION: 1 Typed Manuscript dated 10/6/1960 (2 pages) titled "Jester: Singlehanded Return Passage from New York, Autumn 1960." Typed Notes dated 1/11/1968 (1 page) titled "Jester - Proposed Rig." Typed Autobiographical Notes dated 3/26/1980 (4 pages) chronological listing from 1914 to 1986 (projected).

Box: 1 Fold: 28 Documents Regarding H.G. "Blondie" Hasler
1987 - 1989

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Address dated 5/11/1987 written by David Montgomery, minister at Tayvallich, Scotland, remembering Blondie Hasler and his life. 1 TLS dated 2/7/1988 from Dr. Svetoslav Kovel to Michael Richey regarding an obituary that Richey wrote for H.G. Blondie Hasler. 1 TLS dated 10/16/1988 from Ewen Southby-Tailyour to Michael Richey regarding the biography he will write of Hasler with references to Jock MacLeod, Bridget Hasler, and Prince Philip. 1 ALS dated 10/6/1989 from John Feltham to Michael Richey regarding the boat "Jester" with reference to Hasler, Harry Feltham, and Stan Feltham. 2 Newspaper clippings of Blondie's obituaries: "Lieut-Col 'Blondie' Hasler: Leader of Cockleshell heroes" from The Times dated 5/8/1987 and "Blondie Hasler - A Giant Among Men" from the Courier and Advertiser dated 5/22/1987. Printed program from "A Service of Thanksgiving for the life of H.G. Blondie Hasler" held June 19, 1987 at Portsmouth Cathedral.

Box: 1 Fold: 29 Shirley Hazzard (Steegmuller)
March 25, 1995

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS (with envelope) from Shirley Hazzard (Steegmuller) to Michael Richey with references to Robert Perkins, James Merrill, Norman Sherry, Nicholas Scheetz, Yvonne Cloetta, Graham Greene, Michael Sheldon's biography of Greene, and her own memoir "Greene on Capri."

Box: 1 Fold: 30 Patrick Heron
July 7, 1998

DESCRIPTION: 1 ACS from Patrick Heron to Michael Richey regarding family members. Patrick is the brother of Wendy Heron who is married to Anthony Foster. Anthony and Wendy's children are Mary and Peter. Heron also mentions his sister, Joan.

Box: 1 Fold: 31 Tony Hyne
1978

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS dated 4/17/1978 from Tony Hyne to Michael Richey regarding the paintings of David Jones. 1 TLS dated 11/20/1978 from Hyne to Richey regarding the paintings of Jones on display and with reference to Harman Grisewood, Rene Hague, Nicolete Gray and Douglas Cleverdon. Hyne is the nephew of Jones and, along with his sisters, is the inheritor of the David Jones estate.

Box: 1 Fold: 32 David Jones
1953 - 1971

DESCRIPTION: 7 ALS (Photocopies) from David Jones to Michael Richey.

1 ALS dated 2/3/1953 (2 pages) with reference to F.V. Morley.

1 ALS dated Xmas-time 1961 (2 pages) regarding the Welsh and Latin languages with a photocopy of an inscription.

1 ALS not dated (2 pages) with a photocopy of an inscription.

1 ALS dated 4/19-26/1965 (18 pages) discussing Welsh literature, mentioning many authors and linguists, and specifics from the Welsh language and history. He is critiquing a thesis written by Alan L.L. titled "The Compass of the Stars."

1 ALS dated 6/7/1968 (1 page).

1 ALS dated 1971? with reference to Petra Cloithe.

1 ALS dated 9/28/1971 with reference to Sarah Butler.



Box: 1 Fold: 33 David Jones
August 11, 1973

DESCRIPTION: 1 Typed copy of a letter from David Jones to Arthur Giardelli regarding the poem "The Battle of Maldon" with references to Michael Richey, George Naish, The Anathemata, and techniques for engraving. The post script refers to Richey: "Sometime I'll tell you about Michael Richey, when I first met him he was training as a letter cutter under Gill's instruction at Pigotts and was bloody good at it..."

Box: 1 Fold: 34 David Jones - Drawing
June 8, 1938

DESCRIPTION: 1 Ordination Card dated 6/8/1938 for Fr. Denis Warrington, printed "Ad Presbyteratum Ordinatus Postridie Sacrum Fecit." 1 b/w Photograph of the drawing. Drawing done by David Jones, engraving by Eric Gill. *From Richey's notes: "Denis Warrington was a monk of the Trappist Monastery of Mount St. Bernard, Leicestershire. I was at Downside with the younger Warrington Brother, Peter, through whom I got to know Denis. He had an interesting history, a considerable scholar at Oxford, he was known above all for his riotous style of living. I had asked Gill (at Denis's suggestion) to engrave the card and he asked David Jones to make a drawing which was photographically transferred to a wood block and engraved by Gill. The drawing is much more lively. I remember Gill saying to me, looking at the gulls, 'I wish I could do that.' Either E.G. or D.J. gave me the drawing." A typed manuscript by Richey regarding this drawing is contained in Box 1 Folder 53 of this collection.

Box: 1 Fold: 35 David Jones - Photograph of Engraving
1940-1950

DESCRIPTION: 1 b/w photograph of a lettered engraving by David Jones. Written on the back: "1940-1950 for Mick Love from Dai."

Box: 1 Fold: 36 Sir Ludovic Kennedy
November 16, 1998

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from Sir Ludovic Kennedy to Michael Richey thanking him for a book and congratulating him on his 80 year old solo voyage across the Atlantic.

Box: 1 Fold: 37 Sir Robin Knox-Johnston
January 4, 2004

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to Michael Richey thanking him for writing following the death of Knox-Johnston's wife, Sue.

Box: 1 Fold: 38 Deidre "Chow" Luker
not dated

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Deidre "Chow" Luker to Michael Richey. Luker married the son of the British writer Francis Yeats-Brown.

Box: 1 Fold: 39 Sebastian Moore
1985 - 1989

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Sebastian Moore to Michael Richey regarding a letter and a Good Friday bidding prayer with reference to John Atterbury. The letter includes a poem titled "The Centre" by Moore dated 11/22/1989. *Richey notes that Moore was a monk of Downside and a contemporary of his at the school.

1 Typed list of the David Jones Collection dated 11/8/1985.

1 TLS from Michele Russell to Joe Constance regarding the biographical sketch for David Jones with attached description and partial list of the David Jones collection at Boston College.

1 page Addenda to Printed Works for the David Jones Collection.

Box: 1 Fold: 40 Rupert Otten
October 1998

DESCRIPTION: 1 TL dated 10/9/1998 from Michael Richey to Rupert Otten raising the question of who the stone inscription "Deo Autem..." should be attributed to. The inscription was labeled as work by Eric Gill at an exhibition. Reference also to Rene and Rosalind Hague and David Peace.

1 TLS dated 10/12/1998 from Otten to Richey in response and with reference to Richard Kindersley.

1 TLS dated 10/13/1998 from Richey to Otten in response and with reference to Archbishop Couve de Murville.

Box: 1 Fold: 41 Prince Philip, duke of Edinburgh
1968?

DESCRIPTION: Signed MSS by HRH Prince Philip written for the Journal of the Institute of Navigation celebrating its 21st year of publication noting contributions from abroad.

Box: 1 Fold: 42 Prince Philip, duke of Edinburgh
November 17, 1971

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from HRH Prince Philip to Michael Richey regarding traffic separation in the English Channel. *According to Richey's notes: "A correspondence, starting November 17, 1971, with the Duke of Edinburgh on the subject of traffic separation in the Dover Strait. The immediate background was a meeting held at Buckingham Palace, with Prince Philip in the chair, to discuss disagreements between Trinity House, of which he was Master, and the Royal Institute of Navigation of which he was Patron, on the subject of traffic separation in the English Channel. There was no agreement at the meeting but later, at his suggestion, I took the matter up with him in correspondence."



Box: 1 Fold: 43 Prince Philip, duke of Edinburgh
November - December 1971

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS (photocopy) dated 11/22/1971 from Michael Richey to HRH Prince Philip regarding channel routing in the Dover Strait (2 copies). 1 TLS dated 12/16/1971 from Prince Philip to Michael Richey in response.

Box: 1 Fold: 44 Prince Philip, duke of Edinburgh
January 1972

DESCRIPTION: 1 TL (photocopy) dated 1/4/1972 from Michael Richey to HRH Prince Philip continuing the discussion over traffic separation in the Dover Strait. 1 TLS dated 1/21/1972 from Prince Philip to Michael Richey in response.

Box: 1 Fold: 45 Prince Philip, duke of Edinburgh
February 1972

DESCRIPTION: 1 TL (photocopy) dated 2/3/1972 from Michael Richey to HRH Prince Philip in response to his letter regarding traffic separation in the Dover Strait. 1 TLS dated 2/10/1972 from William Willett writing on behalf of Prince Philip.

Box: 1 Fold: 46 Prince Philip, duke of Edinburgh
December 21, 1982

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from HRH Prince Philip to Michael Richey upon Richey's retirement from the Institution of Navigation.

Box: 1 Fold: 47 Prince Philip, duke of Edinburgh
January - February 1983

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS dated 1/20/1983 from Richard Davies on behalf of HRH Prince Philip to Michael Richey regarding an address by Richey in the Journal. 1 TLS dated 2/10/1983 from Prince Philip to Michael Richey regarding Richey's address in the Journal particularly the sections dealing with traffic separation.

Box: 1 Fold: 48 Prince Philip, duke of Edinburgh
May 8, 1997

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from Miles Hunt-Davis to Captain D.W. Broughton on behalf of HRH Prince Philip regarding Michael Richey's proposed 80th birthday celebration. 1 TLS from Prince Philip to Michael Richey regarding his founding of the Institute of Navigation.



Box: 1 Fold: 49 Prince Philip and Michael Richey - Photograph
October 2003

DESCRIPTION: 1 color photograph of Michael Richey and Prince Philip.

Box: 1 Fold: 50 Lord (Peter) Rawlinson
March 2000

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 3/14/2000 (with envelope) from Lord Rawlinson to Michael Richey with reference to Shirley Hazzard's "Greene on Capri" and to Downside.

1 TL (copy) dated 3/25/2000 from Michael Richey to Lord Rawlinson with reference also to Hazzard's book, the nature of friendship, the Georgetown University Archives, Harman Grisewood, Bobbie Craven and his son.



Box: 1 Fold: 51 Michael Richey - Lecture
November 1999

DESCRIPTION: Typed lecture (2 copies) by Michael Richey for the Eva G.R. Taylor Lecture Series. The lecture was also published in Volume 53, Issue 2 of the Journal of Navigation. The lecture is titled "E.G.R. Taylor and the Vinland Map." It describes the events leading up to the announcement by Yale University in 1974 that the famous Vinland Map might be a forgery.



Box: 1 Fold: 52 Michael Richey - "Miracles at Sea" Manuscript
not dated

DESCRIPTION: 1 Typed Manuscript by Michael Richey titled "Miracles at Sea" (2 pages). Tells the story of an incident in Faial in the Azores during an ocean passage in 1966 in Jester with reference to Blondie Hasler and two other close calls in Jester.

Box: 1 Fold: 53 Michael Richey - "St Paul Breaks Bread" - Manuscript
not dated

DESCRIPTION: 1 Typed Manuscript by Michael Richey telling the story of a drawing made by David Jones in 1937 and transferred to a wood block by Eric Gill for the ordination card for John, later Fr. Denis Warrington. Michael Richey presented the drawing to Ken Thompson. The manuscript includes references to Hew Lorimer, Anthony Foster, and Rene and Joan Hague. A photograph and the printed ordination card are contained in Box 1 Folder 34 of this collection.

Box: 1 Fold: 54 Michael Richey - Engraving
not dated

DESCRIPTION: 1 b/w photograph of an inscription in a panel in Pigotts chapel with lettering done by Eric Gill and a figure of a dove done by Michael Richey. Photograph taken by Adam Tegetmeier.

Box: 1 Fold: 55 Michael Richey - Engravings
1947

DESCRIPTION: 1 card with artwork, a wood engraving of a ship, done by Michael Richey and quotations written from Moby Dick and John Donne's Hymn to Christ. Another engraving of a ship by Michael Richey signed "for Mabel with much love from Mike 1947."

Box: 1 Fold: 56 Michael Richey - Photographs
not dated

DESCRIPTION: 1 b/w photograph of 12 men under the British flag (2 copies). 1 photograph of a raft in the water full of men. *According to Richey's notes this is the "shore party in Deception Island having buried the casket with a document signed by Anthony Eden laying claim to the Falkland Island Dependencies (see the little publication A Taste of the Antarctic)."

Box: 1 Fold: 57 Michael Richey - Photographs
not dated

DESCRIPTION: 4 b/w photographs of a young Michael Richey between the approximate ages of 3 and 18. The photograph of three boys on the beach was taken on King Zog's private beach in Durazzo, Albania; Paul is on the left and Michael on the right. The photocopied photograph is of George Richey and his sons, Paul and Michael in Switzerland.

Box: 1 Fold: 58 Paul Richey
October 14, 1968

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS Paul Richey to his brother Michael Richey with reference to Edmund von Gordon and addressing the issue of Michael going missing during a boat race. 1 envelope from Paul to Michael. 1 b/w photograph of Paul. 5 pages of Autograph Manuscripts written by Paul about Michael and the telling of the loss of the original "Jester."

Box: 1 Fold: 59 Lord (Edward) Shackleton
1977-1978

DESCRIPTION: 5 TLS from Lord Shackleton to Michael Richey dated 11/4/1977, 11/18/1977, 12/2/1977, 12/20/1977, and 1/3/1978 regarding sources of energy and the world's population. These letters contain reference to Paul Sieghart and Barbara Ward. 1 TL (carbon copy) dated 12/12/1977 from Michael Richey to Lord Shackleton. *From Richey's notes: "Letters (all from 6 St. James's Square) from Lord Shackleton about nuclear energy. Eddy Shackleton, son of the polar explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton (whose wife, it so happens, was a friend of my mother's when I was tiny) was at the time of the correspondence a director of Rio Tinto and I think Leader of the Labour peers in the House of Lords. He was a member of Parliament for many years and at one time Minister for Air. I don't seem to have kept my own letters."

Box: 1 Fold: 60 Sonia Melchett Sinclair
not dated

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Sonia Melchett Sinclair to Paul Richey thanking him for condolences.

Box: 1 Fold: 61 George Speaight
November 24, 1998

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS dated 11/24/1998 from George Speaight with reference to the Toy Theatre.

Box: 1 Fold: 62 Christopher Sykes and Catherine Mann - Photographs
not dated

DESCRIPTION: 1 b/w photograph of Christopher Sykes. 1 b/w photograph of Catherine Mann.

Box: 1 Fold: 63 Eva G.R. Taylor
1952

DESCRIPTION: 10 ALS from Professor E.G.R. Taylor to Michael Richey dated from 1/12/1952 to 11/1/1952 with reference to a manuscript with the proposed title "The English Mathematical Practitioners: Navigators, Surveyors, Gunners, Engineers, Instrument Makers, Instructors 1485-1715" and reference to a typescript titled "Nautical Triangles."

Box: 1 Fold: 64 Eva G.R. Taylor
1953

DESCRIPTION: 7 ALS from Professor E.G.R. Taylor to Michael Richey dated from 2/5/1953 to 12/7/1953 with references to an upcoming book.

Box: 1 Fold: 65 Eva G.R. Taylor
1954

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALS from Professor E.G.R. Taylor to Michael Richey dated 2/19/1954 and 11/29/1954.

Box: 1 Fold: 66 Eva G.R. Taylor
1956

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Professor E.G.R. Taylor to Michael Richey dated 10/31/1956. 1 ALS from B.? Philipps to Professor Taylor.

Box: 1 Fold: 67 Eva G.R. Taylor
1957

DESCRIPTION: 4 ALS from Professor E.G.R. Taylor to Michael Richey dated from 1/1/1957 to 10/13/1957.

Box: 1 Fold: 68 Eva G.R. Taylor
1959

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALS from Professor E.G.R. Taylor to Michael Richey dated 12/17/1959 and 12/19/1959 with reference to David Waters.

Box: 1 Fold: 69 Eva G.R. Taylor
1961

DESCRIPTION: 4 ALS from Professor E.G.R. Taylor to Michael Richey dated from 7/28/1961 to 12/12/1961 with reference to Rene Hague, John Harrison, and David Jones.

Box: 1 Fold: 70 Eva G.R. Taylor
1962

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALS from Professor E.G.R. Taylor to Michael Richey dated 2?/16/1962 and 11/25/1962.

Box: 1 Fold: 71 Eva G.R. Taylor
1963

DESCRIPTION: 5 ALS from Professor E.G.R. Taylor to Michael Richey dated from 3/9/1963 to 11/22/1963. 1 ACS from Taylor to the Secretary of the Institute of Navigation dated 7/15/1963. 1 TL (carbon copy) from F.E. to Taylor dated 7/16/1963 with reference to Bill Snaith.

Box: 1 Fold: 72 Eva G.R. Taylor
1964

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALS from Professor E.G.R. Taylor to Michael Richey dated 2/23/1964 and 5/29/1964.

Box: 1 Fold: 73 Eva G.R. Taylor
not dated

DESCRIPTION: 14 ALS from Professor E.G.R. Taylor to Michael Richey with reference to Rene Hague.

Box: 1 Fold: 74 Eva G.R. Taylor
not dated

DESCRIPTION: 14 ALS from Professor E.G.R. Taylor to Michael Richey with reference to Graham Greene, David Waters, and Soloman Gills. 1 letter written from the King Edward Hospital in Windsor.

Box: 1 Fold: 75 Eva G.R. Taylor - Manuscript
not dated

DESCRIPTION: 8 pages of Autograph Manuscript by E.G.R. Taylor for "The Haven-Finding Art." Table of Contents (1 page). Acknowledgments (1 page). Notes on Illustrations (2 pages). Illustrations (1 page). Queries by M.W.R. for E.G.R.T. (3 pages). 1 page of Typed Manuscript by Michael Richey regarding The Haven-Finding Art.



Box: 1 Fold: 76 Eva G.R. Taylor - Manuscript
not dated

DESCRIPTION: 5 pages of Autograph Manuscript by E.G.R. Taylor. "The Mathematical Practitioners..." (2 pages). References (1 page). "Proposal for a Memoir on : The English Mathematical Practitioners of the 16th and 17th Centuries with special reference to Navigation, Surveying, and Chart and Map Making" (2 pages).

Box: 1 Fold: 77 Petra Tegetmeier
January 1999

DESCRIPTION: Newspaper clipping from the Guardian, dated 1/6/1999, with an obituary for Petra Tegetmeier titled "Unorthodox liaisons." Newspaper clipping from The Independent with an obituary for Tegetmeier. 1 Order of Service from the Requiem Mass in memory of Petra Tegetmeier.

Box: 1 Fold: 78 Ken Thompson
1998-2001

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 6/12/2002 from Ken Thompson to Michael Richey thanking him for the gift of a book by Rene Hague. *1 ALS from Richey to Nicholas Scheetz describing the Thompson letter: "The gift in question was "The Story of Ammon" with an engraving by Eric Gill of which 225 copies were printed in 1930. It is described in Sotheby's catalogue of the sale of Joan and Rene's Gill/Jones stuff on 11/9/1981. Ken, for whom I have the greatest affection and admiration, was at one stage engaged to Rene's daughter (and my god-daughter) Rosalind and there is a touching letter from him about Rene's death and funeral."

1 ALS dated 9/26/1998 (with envelope) from Thompson to Richey with reference to his daughter Katy, Rene Hague, John Skelton, David Jones, Harriet Frazer. *from Richey's notes: The letter is from "Ken Thompson, stone-carver and letter cutter. This summer I sailed Jester to Crosshaven in Co. Cork and with my crew Dave Nash, went over to have supper with Ken, accompanied by my god-daughter Rosalind Erangey (nee Hague), a grand-daughter of Eric Gill. Katy, the child Ken refers to at the beginning was his youngest daughter - aged then I should say about 10-11, suffering from an inoperable brain tumor. She is now dead. Ken and his wife Rachel with Katy were just back from Lourdes...I have known and admired Ken since his childhood, first when he was at Worth and later Downside with my nephews and later when he became friendly with Joan and Rene Hague who owned Shanagarry House."

1 ALS dated 11/11/1998 from Thompson to Richey thanking him for his sympathy.

Box: 1 Fold: 79 Maunu Von Luders
not dated

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Maunu Von Luders to Michael Richey thanking him and with reference to the Finnish Sauna. *from Richey's notes: Von Luders was "a visiting Finnish schoolboy who turned up in Brighton and whose delightful personality seemed to charm most of my friends."

Box: 1 Fold: 80 Hans Wagner
December 7, 1947

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS Hans Wagner to Michael Richey regarding his prospects of getting on a ship, also signed by Dr. Th. Wagner. *from Richey's notes: "At the end of the European War my last seagoing appointment was as flotilla navigator to a destroyer flotilla based on Sheerness whose principal task was providing the guardship at Cuxhaven, near Hamburg. It was a hard period for German civilians with widespread food shortages and I used to help Hans's family with , e.g. coffee, butter and so on from the ship's galley and later food parcels from friends in England. Hans I had first found - then a schoolboy- gazing longingly out to sea through a telescope. He desperately wanted to go to sea - an ambition I was able one way and another to help him with. He became Master of a freighter and then a Kiel Canal pilot. We only met once after those days but he kept in touch."

Box: 1 Fold: 81 Mary Walsh
1997

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALS dated 9/17/1997 and 10/6/1997 from Mary Walsh, daughter of Alick Dru, to Michael Richey with references to Bron Waugh, Lady Carnarvon, the Herberts and Albania. 1 photocopied photograph of a cottage where Michael and Paul Richey used to stay near Valona, Albania. 1 page of photocopied photographs with an autograph note dated 4/20/1997 signed by Diana Richey, wife of Michael's brother Paul, including photos of Kolonel A. Zog (later King Zog of Albania) and a building labeled "Shtepija Herbert" which is near the cottage near Valona, Albania.

Box: 1 Fold: 82 Sir Robert Watson-Watt
1964

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS dated 7/9/1964 from Sir Robert Watson-Watt to Michael Richey regarding the awarding of the 1964 Churchill Gold Medal and the history of his "major invention, now universally called Radar." 1 TLS from Richey to a Christopher regarding the Watson-Watt letter. A biographical entry in the DNB for Watson-Watt. *from Richey's notes: "A letter...setting forward his claim to the Award of the Winston Churchill Gold Medal. There is no doubt that such a claim could have been justified but, so far as I remember, the Council of the Institute of Navigation thought it was not up to them to put it forward. I think there was no mention of it in the minutes of the meeting."

Box: 1 Fold: 83 Evelyn Waugh
May 9, 1936

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 5/9/1936 (with envelope) from Evelyn Waugh to Michael Richey with hopes to meet someday and reference to Dom Ralph Russell.

Box: 1 Fold: 84 Menu from C.O.P.P. Dinner
April 19, 1985

DESCRIPTION: Printed menu from the 1985 C.O.P.P. Reunion Dinner held at Hayling Island Sailing Club. *from Richey's notes: "At the end of the war in Europe I joined C.O.P.P., a highly secret organization which operated on enemy beaches. We were destined for Burma but after some two months' training in the Solent the atom bomb dropped and I was never called upon to operate."

Box: 2 Fold: 1 Michael Richey
Pre-1928

DESCRIPTION: 3 ALS from Michael Richey to his parents, George and Adelaide Richey. 1 ACS from Etienne to "Mon cher Michael." *from Richey's notes: "These letters of about 1926 from Cliftonville were when my father was already in Albania, where my mother and my brother Paul joined him later. He, my father, was assistant inspector general of the gendarmerie under first of all President and then King Zog. The card from Etienne was clearly to acknowledge a x-mas card his mother told him I had sent but he had not received. He was I think the son (aged, say, 8) of the French Minister. The French is interestingly impeccable."

Box: 2 Fold: 2 Michael and Paul Richey
1928-1930

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALS, 1 TLS, and 1 ACS from Michael Richey to his parents. 1 ALS from Paul Richey to his parents. *from Richey's notes: "When my father left Albania my parents went to live in Monaco and my brother Paul and I were sent to school at the Institut Fisher in Territet Lac Leman. The Seeds (Mr. and Mrs.) had been the British Minister in Albania. He, later Sir William, became British High Commissioner on the Rhine at Coblenz, and finally British Ambassador in Moscow."

Box: 2 Fold: 3 Michael Richey - Downside
1932-1934

DESCRIPTION: 5 ALS from Michael Richey to his parents about his days at Downside School, Bath, England with many references to his brother Paul. *from Richey's notes: "After Switzerland first Paul and then I were sent to Downside - me in March 1932. Mackormack mentioned in the letter of 6 July 1934 was the adopted son of Count John Mackormack (the Irish tenor) and a particular friend."

Box: 2 Fold: 4 Michael Richey - Ireland
1934

DESCRIPTION: 4 ALS from Michael Richey to his parents written from Dunboyne Castle, Co. Meath, Ireland where Richey went for a school vacation with Morrogh-Ryan. Reference to Hubert Van Zeller, Paul Cezanne, and to "Tiny" (Oliver) Ryan, who, *according to Richey's notes, was killed in action early in the war. Richey tells of meeting William Cosgrave, former President of Ireland.

Box: 2 Fold: 5 Michael Richey - Downside
1935 - 1936

DESCRIPTION: 5 ALS from Michael Richey to his parents written from Downside School. Reference to Hubert Van Zeller. In these letters Richey is writing about considering becoming a monk. *from Richey's notes: "I write home about entering a monastery (although not Downside). Mount St. Bernard and Caldey, which I had in mind and visited, were both Cistercian (Trappist)." The letter written March 22nd (1935) has reference to Eric Gill, Edmond Howard, Christopher Dawson. *from Richey's notes: "Edmond Howard was later Lord Howard of Penrith, closely associated with Bernard and Barbara Wall, 'The Colliseum.'" The letter of May 13th, 1935 has reference to Rudie, Dom Rudisind Brookes who *Richey notes was "another powerful influence" at Downside.

Box: 2 Fold: 6 Michael Richey - Downside
not dated

DESCRIPTION: 4 ALS from Michael Richey to his parents written from Downside School. Reference to Hubert Van Zeller becoming a Carthusian. *from Richey's notes: "Hubert Van Zeller was a considerable influence on my life at school...(he) tried his vocation as a Carthusian at Parkminster." Reference also to Anselm, the new headmaster at Downside.

Box: 2 Fold: 7 Michael Richey - Downside
1932 - 1936

DESCRIPTION: 4 ALS from Michael Richey to his parents, written from Downside School. Reference to Hubert Van Zeller, Michael Robinson, and Marxian Philosophy.

Box: 2 Fold: 8 Michael Richey - Downside
1932 - 1936

DESCRIPTION: 4 ALS from Michael Richey to his parents written from Downside School. Reference to Louis Robertson-Fullerton, Hubert Van Zeller, and Christopher Butler. *from Richey's notes: "Dom Christopher quoted in the tirade...is Christopher Butler, later Headmaster and then Abbot and finally Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster. He was one of the more influential theologians at the second Vatican Council. He was a firm friend while I was at school and I had the wonderful experience of being in his Religious Instruction class."

Box: 2 Fold: 9 Michael Richey - Downside
not dated

DESCRIPTION: 8 ALS and 1 partial ALS from Michael Richey to his parents written from Downside School. He writes more about his monastic ambitions, giving a historical sketch of Caldey Island Monastery and with reference to St. Bernards. Reference also to Hubert Van Zeller, Dom Rudisund, Pat Robertson.

Box: 2 Fold: 10 Michael Richey - Downside
not dated

DESCRIPTION: 3 ALS from Michael Richey to his parents written from Downside School and during a trip to Tenby and Caldey Island Monastery. Reference to Louis Robertson-Fullerton and Hubert Van Zeller.

Box: 2 Fold: 11 Hubert Van Zeller
not dated

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Hubert Van Zeller to Mrs. Adelaide Richey regarding the vocation of Michael Richey. 1 b/w photograph of Hubert and Simon Van Zeller. *from Richey's notes: "The letter...relates to the tussle as to whether I should enter the Trappist (or any other monastic) order. It was partly because of this problem that as an interregnum I ended up with Gill at Pigotts. The photograph is of the two Van Zellers, Hubert and Simon - I should guess at Worth - but possibly Downside."

Box: 2 Fold: 12 Michael Richey - Pigotts Farm
1938

DESCRIPTION: 7 ALS written by Michael Richey to his parents from Pigotts Farm, High Wycombe. In the letter dated 1/20/1938 Richey refers to Eric Gill and Sister Freda. *from Richey's notes: "My Carmelite sister Freda met the Gill family when she was a schoolgirl at Haywards Heath and they in the community at Ditchling. Her great friend and contemporary was Petra, Gill's second daughter. It was through that connection that Freda became a Catholic. All this emerged when I was already at Pigotts." The letter of 10/13/1938 refers to many people whom *Richey has noted: "Laxton was a largely Catholic back-to-the-land 'colony.' Patrick Heron was one of a large family who formed a folk-singing group known as the Singing Herons. Anthony Foster, one of Gill's apprentices, married one of them: Wendy. Michael Lindsay-Clarke was the son (if I am right) of a well known sculptor whose practice he took on. George Speaight, brother of Robert, the actor and biographer, was at Pigotts working on the farm...Peter Anson lived at Macduff (where the Goodwill, in which I was sunk was registered). He had been a monk at Caldey when it was Anglican and later (I think) at Prinknash which the converted community founded. A great authority on Scottish fishing vessels. Page was Page Huidekoper, an American who lived with us and worked for Ambassador Kennedy. Latterly Page Wilson, in Georgetown. She remained a lifelong family friend." In undated letters, reference made to Father Lopez, Tom Burns, Rene Hague, Anthony Quaile, and to the role of the artist and the role of the workman. *from Richey's notes: "Capel is Capel-y-ffin where Gill and family lived after Ditchling. Betty is the eldest Gill daughter. Ishbel Macdonald was daughter of the labour Prime Minister Ramsay Macdonald."

Box: 2 Fold: 13 Michael Richey - Pigotts Farm
not dated

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALS from Michael Richey to his brother Paul Richey written from Pigotts Farm, High Wycombe, with reference to Rene and Joan Hague, Hermia Sowerby, Denis Slattery, and Laxton. One of the letters begins, "I am sorry to hear of your crack-up."

Box: 2 Fold: 14 Michael Richey - H.M.S. Goodwill
1940

DESCRIPTION: 6 ALS from Michael Richey to his parents while aboard the H.M.S. Goodwill.

1 ALS 4/20/1940.

1 ALS 5/21/1940 Richey writes, "Yes, the war has broken out all right..." Reference to the defeat of Holland, Adolph Hitler, and Graham Greene's new novel.

1 ALS 7/8/1940 reference to Peter Anson and mention of air raids. *from Richey's notes: "Pete's wedding would have been Peter Rawlinson, a particular friend of mine who ended up as Attorney General with a peerage. His brother Mick who was a great friend of mine at Downside tried his vocation in the monastery and left to join the R.A.F. when war came. He was killed early on. The address given to me by Peter Anson would have been that of Hew Lorimer."

1 ALS 8/24/1940 with reference to an air raid on London. Richey writes, "Its a rum thing sea life really."

1 ALS 10/12/1940 reports that a ship was hit with a magnetic mine.

1 ALS 12/20/1940 reference to the Lorimers, Peter Anson, and the Duke of Bedford in Wigtownshire. *from Richey's notes: "The Lorimers. This would have been Hew Lorimer, formerly a pupil of Gill's...and son of the architect of the Scottish War Memorial in Edinburgh. Note Peter Anson comes into it again. Duke of Bedford used to be when I first knew him Marquess of Tavistock, notable anti-war campaigner. Kate Greene (sister of Ben and cousin of Graham) stayed with him during the war - isolated from it."



Box: 2 Fold: 15 Michael Richey - R.N. Base
December 25, 1940

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Michael Richey to Paul Richey with a post script about the politics of England and Germany.

Box: 2 Fold: 16 Michael Richey - H.M.S. Goodwill and H.M.S. Pembroke X
1940

DESCRIPTION: 7 ALS from Michael Richey to his parents written aboard the H.M.S. Pembroke X and the H.M.S. Goodwill describing the war at sea, with reference to Lowestoft, parachute patrol, magnetic mines, and Lieutenant Whitney-Smith.

Box: 2 Fold: 17 Michael Richey - H.M.S. King Alfred and H.M.S. Glen Avon
January - April 1941

DESCRIPTION: 5 ALS from Michael Richey to his parents written while aboard the ships H.M.S. King Alfred and H.M.S. Glen Avon, Richey's initial appointments following the sinking of the H.M.S. Goodwill. Reference made to the blitz at Portsmouth, Harman Grisewood, David Jones, and Paul's wife, Teresa.

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