Item 182 - Letter from Arthur Ransome to R. C. Trevelyan

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TRER/5/182

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Letter from Arthur Ransome to R. C. Trevelyan

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  • 18 Dec 1949 (Creation)

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1 item. Typed with autograph letter and annotation.

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Lowick Hall, Ulverston, Lancashire. - Thanks Trevelyan for the Homeric Hymn, cannot send him anything new of his own as his muse is 'resolutely out of sorts', so risks sends something Trevelyan may have read long ago [Joshua Slocum, "Sailing Alone Around the World"]; if he has read it, Trevelyan should send it back or pass it on as this has long been one of Ransome's favourite books and he thinks winning it new readers is a good deed. Thinks Ulysses might have written about his own wanderings 'in just so simple a manner' if there had been no Homer.

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