Category Archives: Letters

Wilfred Owen: Collected Letters

Source: Harold Owen and John Bell (eds.), Wilfred Owen: Collected Letters (London: Oxford University Press, 1967), p. 162 Text: Letter 158. To Susan Owen, Sunday 22 September 1912, Dunsden Vicarage On Sat. afternoon I saw Queen Bess by Sarah Bernhardt … Continue reading

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Gielgud’s Letters

Source: Letter from John Gielgud to Paul Anstee, 29 December 1996, reproduced in Richard Mangan (ed.), Gielgud’s Letters (London: Weicenfeld & Nicolson, 2004), pp. 336-337 Text: 29 December, New York … Oh – The Chelsea Girls – an outrageous film … Continue reading

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Some Unpublished Letters of Lafcadio Hearn

Source: Osman Edwards, ‘Some Unpublished Letters of Lafcadio Hearn’, Transactions and Proceedings of the Japan Society, vol. 16 (1918), pp. 16-32 Text: We know how he loved to mingle unobtrusively with the joys and sorrows of his unsophisticated neighbours. He … Continue reading

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The Life and Letters of Sir Edmund Gosse

Source: Edmund Gosse, letter to Lady Gosse, 20 September 1909, in Evan Charteris, The Life and Letters of Sir Edmund Gosse (London, W. Heinemann, 1931), p. 317 Text: My dearest,— Here is a day of heavenly brightness at last. I … Continue reading

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From the Bosphorus to Bagdad and Beyond

Source: Extract of letter from Frederick Thompson Wright to Dr L. These, 13 June 1914, reproduced in Frederick Thompson Wright, From the Bosphorus to Bagdad and beyond, an epistolatory epitome of an expedition from Constantinople to the Caspian (Douglas Arizona, … Continue reading

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Trapped in "Black Russia"

Source: Ruth Pierce, Trapped in “Black Russia”: Letters June-November 1915 (Boston/New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1918) pp. 118-119 Text: Yes, we go from café to cinematograph and try and keep warm. I’ve never liked moving pictures before. Here they are … Continue reading

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Trapped in “Black Russia”

Source: Ruth Pierce, Trapped in “Black Russia”: Letters June-November 1915 (Boston/New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1918) pp. 118-119 Text: Yes, we go from café to cinematograph and try and keep warm. I’ve never liked moving pictures before. Here they are … Continue reading

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