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J.M Barrie

Letter to Henry Truckell from J M Barrie, 17 September 1927

Period:
20th Century
Description:

Letter written by J M Barrie to Henry Truckell of Dumfries, commenting on Mr Truckell's writing skills and publication potential.

 

Holograph manuscript letter, written on one side with the address pre-printed at the top.  The recipient's name was covered with paper whilst the letter was previously on exhibition.

 

Transcription:

 

17 Sept 1927

 

Dear Mr Truckell

I was very interested to hear from the nephew of my very dear John Galloway and have been reading your mss with pleasure. It seems to me to have a great deal of merit and I have done the best I could think of, I have given it to one of our younger publishers (and therefore perhaps more enterprising), Mr Peter Davies, and asked him to communicate with you about it. Of course Faust has been much translated, and it may be that Mr Davies will feel as those other publishers have done but at any rate he will give it his careful attention. With [?] greetings and regards.

Yours Sincerely

 

 

J M Barrie

Place of Production:
Adelphi Terrace House, Strand, London WC2
Materials/Media:
paper
Dimensions:
width 139mm, height 180mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1937.6.3
Digital Number:
DMDO013n
Creation Date:
17-Sep-27
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council