Item 75 - Letter from Wilfrid Gibson to R. C. Trevelyan

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TRER/23/75

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Letter from Wilfrid Gibson to R. C. Trevelyan

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  • 12 Dec 1944 (Creation)

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1 letter: typescript with autograph signature.

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East Hendred, Wantage, Berkshire. - Thanks Bob for the 'delightful pamphlet of poems" ["From the Shiffolds"]: since he shares with Bob a 'grandfather's fellow-feeling' he has read them with 'especial interest'. The poem about spectacles also appealed, since he remembers so well getting his first pair of glasses as a boy, and discovering 'that things had definite edges, and that the landscape was not just a blur'. Has been very busy recently and has written five short plays, which will keep him revising for many months. Thinks this mood was inspired by some of his old plays 'after lying apparently dead all these years' being staged again: some travelling players have been touring "Kestrel Edge" for the last six months, and another new company is to stage "Ernshaw" as their first production. His 'new book of war-rhymes ["The Outpost"] has been held-up at the binders', but should come out on Thursday: will send a copy to Bob 'as a poor return' for his 'most welcome gift'.

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