Letter from Leonard Woolf to John Carroll (30/12/1952)



[[MS 2750/79/10]] 




John Carroll, Esq., 
5 Redesdale Street, 
Chelsea, S.W.3. 


30th December 1952 


Dear Mr. Carroll, 


Miss Burch has already written to you on my behalf about the copy of The Waste Land which you returned.  I can only say that I agree with everything which she wrote and I consider it absolutely monstrous to borrow a first edition of a book, which was in perfect condition, and then permanently to disfigure the binding. 


Yours truly, | Dictated but not signed by Mr. Woolf 




1. Leonard Woolf 

2. Aline Burch 

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Source: MS 2750/79/10

Letter from Leonard Woolf to John Carroll (30/12/1952)


University of Reading, Special Collections


Aline Burch

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Woolf writes in relation to the damaged copy of The Wasteland which has been returned to them, commenting on the state of the binding which had previously been in perfect condition.

Typescript letter signed by Woolf