Letter from Aline Burch to S. S. Koteliansky (05/12/1951)



[[MS 2750/72/17]]




S.S.Koteliansky, Esq., 
5 Acacia Road, 
St.John's Wood, N.W.8.


5th December, 1951.


Dear Mr. Koteliansky,


I have now had the opportunity of looking into the matter of STAVROGIN'S CONFESSION about which you 'phoned me. I'm sorry I said that I did not know the publisher, but it all happened so long ago, back in 1947 in fact, that I'm afraid I had forgotten. The gist of the matter is this: Lear cabled us in July 1947 offering 100 dollars for the use of STAVROGIN'S CONFESSION "in a collection of Dostoevsky material", and we accepted their offer. We explained about it to you in a letter of the 29th January 1948 and, at the same time, sent you a cheque for £25, the sterling equivalent of the 100 dollars which we had received on that day. We have since seen a copy of the book which also includes an essay by Freud on Dostoevsky and an Introduction to the unpublished chapter of THE POSSESSED by V. Komarovich.


Yours sincerely, | for The Hogarth Press Ltd.



1. Aline Burch.

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Source: MS 2750/72/17

Letter from Aline Burch to S. S. Koteliansky (05/12/1951)


University of Reading, Special Collections

Burch informs Koteliansky that in the year of 1947 The Hogarth Press sold the reprint rights to Stavrogin's Confessions to Lear Publishers to use in an anthology and subsequently informed S. S. Koteliansky of the transaction and paid him the royalties.

Typescript letter unsigned