Item 35 - Letter from Alice Walker to R. B. McKerrow

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Letter from Alice Walker to R. B. McKerrow


  • 17 June 1936 (Creation)

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2 Bankfield Lane, Southport.—Sends 2 Henry VI, Act V. Is ready to begin Part 3.



2 Bankfield Lane, Southport.
17 June 1936.

Dear Dr. McKerrow,

Herewith Act V of 2 Henry VI. I don’t think there is anything I have to say about it in general as most of my difficulties have been with the details which I have noted on the slips, but I must apologise for the nasty-looking paper I finished it on. I typed it at the week-end {1} and had to use what I had—and my taste in paper (which I know is poor) must appear lamentable to the expert in this commodity. I hope it won’t offend you too much!

I havn’t found much to say about the notes. There are one or two things that rather trouble me (such as the ‘hempen caudle’ {2}) but as I havn’t found any solution to them I havn’t bothered to put them down. If anything occurs to me about them I can put some slips in with the next batch.

If you would like me to carry on with Part 3, I can face it any time you care to send it.

Yours sincerely,
Alice Walker.


Typed, except the signature. Sent with MCKW A4/36.

{1} 13th and 14th.
{2} This expression occurs, in fact, in Act IV (vii. 95).

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