Letter from Leonard Woolf to E.M.Forster (22/03/1923)



[[MS 2750/93/23]]




Dear Morgan,


I have had a letter from Knopf rather indignant at being asked to pay an advance "on such a book as PHAROS & PHARILLON" and a little plaintive about his "generosity." He asks me to telephone whether we will accept the 10% royalty with Canadian sales as half or whether we will quote him for 500 sheets.


We have 200 still in sheets which we might of course sell to him, but he would give us very little and I am against this as I am sure we ought to sell it out here. On the whole I think you would be well advised to accept his 10% as I think the American public possibly considers Alexandria "remote" as Brace put it. Will you let me know by return?


Yours | Leonard [Woolf] [signature]

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Source: MS 2750/93/23

Letter from Leonard Woolf to E.M.Forster (22/03/1923)


University of Reading, Special Collections

Leonard Woolf writes in regard to Knopf's refusal to pay an advance, he advises Forster to accept his original offer of 10% royalty.

Typescript letter signed by Woolf