Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


Garnett mss., 1935, consist of letters from writer Henry Vincent Yorke, 1905-1974, to author Edward Garnett, 1868- 1937. The letters were written during a period when Yorke, who published under the pseudonym Henry Green, was struggling with the creation of his third novel, finally published as Party Going in 1939. In these letters he mentions working on the manuscript, turning it over to a typist (who apparently had been recommended by Garnett), sending the typescripts to Garnett for review, and then thanks Garnett for wading "through as far as I had got with 'Going to a Party.'" The remaining letter is undated and written from 12 Radner Place, London, rather than 9-13 George Street, Manchester Square, as are the others. It alone does not mention his manuscript as he apologizes for not writing sooner and suggests that they might meet the following evening.

Collection size: 5 items

Related manuscripts: Garnett mss. II

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