Letter from William Plomer to Leonard Woolf (30/04/1938)



[[MS 2750/351/36]]


5 Ship Street Gardens


30 Apr. 1938


[* write to [illeg.] letter to Herbig*]


My dear Leonard,


I'm afraid I haven't got a copy of Turbott Wolfe here. My only copy is in storage, & even if it were getatable I shouldn't be willing to send it to the land of Racial Purity, where no doubt it would be in some danger of







being used as fuel for a feu de joie.


I had a letter from your secretary yesterday asking for Laurens ven der Post's address. He is in London - c/o Argus S.A. Newspapers Ltd., 72-78 Fleet St., EC4.


If you & Virginia are







likely to be at Rodmell in the near future I should be very happy to see you here, but I shan't be able to introduce you to the Negus, who is staying in Brighton, as I haven't the pleasure of knowing him.


Love from | William

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Letter from William Plomer to Leonard Woolf (30/04/1938)



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William Plomer writes to say that his copy of 'Turbott Wolfe' is in storage and that he would not be willing to retrieve it to send to Germany which he names as the 'the land of racial purity' for fear of trouble. He also gives Lauren Van der Post's address in London and that he should be happy to see the Woolfs if they are in Rodmell.


handwritten letter signed by Plomer