4 typed letters signed, and a fragment, 6 1/2pp, 19 Aug-29 December 1924, to The Independent.

STRACHEY, JOHN ST. LOE

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4 typed letters signed (marked "Private"), 6 1/2pp, 4to, Newlands Corner, Merrow Downs, Guildford, and 76, Chester Square [London], 19 August through 29 December 1924. To Stewart Beach[1] and Richard Danielson[3] at "The Independent," submitting and summarizing articles, complimenting the fledgling paper and offering criticism: "[11 Oct.] I have. . . managed to find time to read 'The Independent' critically and I am quite delighted with it, -- so much so, indeed, that I have already written a small leader about it. . . . I have also extended from 'The Spectator' the heartiest handshake to 'The Independent,' though not in a sentimental or foolish way, I hope." ; "[18 Oct.] I am delighted to hear that you are going to have a review of me in 'The Independent,' because I think people are always interested to read about books written by people whose names they see in their favourite paper. I wrote a letter the other day in regard to the new number of the Independent, and you will see the same reflected at greater length in the Spectator of today. . . . If you can only stick to it and do not get weary in fighting the children of Beelzebub, you will do a great work. . . .The Maxsi Gorkhi short story was really wonderful. I do not really like Russian stories, and yet they always grip me tremendously. . . . By the way, that remark was not made by Bacon, but, though it sounds utterly impossible, by Sam Rogers, the poet. . . ." Chipped, worn and soiled at edges; with some small tears to letter of 11 October. Together with the final page (only) of a TLS, one page, 4to, Newlands Corner, Merrow Downs, Guildford, from Strachey discussing his distress over the the political choices of his son, who has recently become a Labour candidate.

John St. Loe Strachey (1860-1927); English journalist. (Item ID: 8718)



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