Item 15 - Letter from Roger Fry to R. C. Trevelyan

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Letter from Roger Fry to R. C. Trevelyan


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Ivy Holt, Dorking. - Saw [Reginald Brimley] Johnson yesterday for a long talk [about Bob's book, "Polyphemus and Other Poems", with illustrations by Fry]; outlines the agreement they have made; suggests the best way to look at it is as a bargain between Bob and Johnson, if Bob can 'see [his] way' to paying Fry another ten pounds. Does not like the 'alteration of having separate pages' for the illustrations, but thinks it can be made to look good. Saw B.B. [Bernard Berenson] yesterday and he agreed the plan was possible. Gives a 'rough sketch of the way [he will] treat the page of design'; hopes Bob will approve.

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Appears, without sketch of illustration, in Fry, R., & Sutton, D. (1972), Letters of Roger Fry / edited with an introduction by Denys Sutton. London: Chatto and Windus, Vol 1 pp 181-182.

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Pencil annotations suggesting a date of 'March 1901' and numbering the letter '50'.

To be dated after 4/36: letter, 6 Mar 1901, from Fry to Trevelyan with the news of the birth of Fry's son and asking for advice on a name.

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