Department of Special Collections and University Archives
McFarlin Library. University of Tulsa.  2933 E. 6th St.  Tulsa, OK.  74104-3123 (OKT - OkTU)


Margaret Crosland correspondence

Collection 1991-003

Dates:  1955-1969.

Extent:  (1 box).

Level of Description:  Item level.

Name of creator(s):  Margaret Crosland.

Date of creation:  Undetermined.

Scope and Content:  Consists of approximately 250 autograph letters, postcards and typescript letters from Crosland to Peter Owen and /or the associates of Peter Owen Ltd. (Elizabeth Moore, Elfreda "Freda" Powell, and Michael Levien); approximately 265 carbon copy typescript letters from Peter Owen and/or his associates to Crosland; and other occasional related typescript letters between Crosland and/or Peter Owen Ltd. with other publishers, translators, authors, etc.

Administrative/Biographical History:  The letters are arranged chronologically.  Please note that many of Crosland's letters bear notations or instructions written in the margins, possibly by Peter Owen.

Access and Copyright:  This material is housed off-site and will require special arrangements for anticipated use. Contact the Department of Special Collections.

Language and Scripts:  English with some French.

Finding aid/Inventory:  Finding aid is available online.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition:  Purchased from William Reese Company, Dec 1991.

Date(s) of description:   Milissa Burkart, Jan 1992.

Access Points:

Subject Headings 

 
Personal names
 

Corporate names

Places
 


Inventory

1955      
1:1 Typed and signed letter, 23 Feb 1955 , 1s with handwritten notes attached, 2p.  Anthony Hinton (Intereps Ltd) to Peter Owen.  “I am sending you a manuscript which might be called something like The Red Executioner.  It is a biography of Dzerhinsky....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 22 Mar 1955, 1s.  Peter Owen to Max Denis (Intereps Ltd).  “Subject to my talk with Bromage and our final decision as to whether to take on the book, which I think will be likely, I thought I had better outline the terms which we will offer for the book.....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 28 Mar 1 1955, 1s.  Peter Owen to Anthony Hinton (Intereps Ltd).  “I have now completed the Bromage MS....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed and signed letter, 18 Apr 1955, 1s.  Peter Owen to Max Denis (Intereps Ltd).  “I have sent our European agent a copy each of the [Dexter] books, just to obtain her reaction on it....”    
       
  Handwritten and signed letter, 11 May 1955, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “I don't think I ever mentioned to you Roland Gant's selection from The Paston Letters, which he prepared for the Falcon Press, and naturally withdrew from them....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 18 May 1955, 1s.  Peter Owen to Northern Publishing Co Ltd.  “We have been offered The Paston Letters by Roland Gant and we understand that you have the type already set for this title....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 31 May 1955, 1s.  Northern Publishing Co Ltd to Peter Owen.  “We thank you for your enquiry and have pleasure in quoting as follows: The Paston Letters: 2,000 copies, Demy [octavo] 164 pp printed black....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 6 Jun 1955, 1s.  Peter Owen to Northern Publishing Co Ltd.  “The Paston Letters.  Thank you for your estimate of 31st May....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 7 Jun 1955, 1s.  Peter Owen to Max Denis (Intereps Ltd).  “The Paston Letters.  I have now had an estimate from the printers which I do, however, feel is high....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 8 Jun 1955, 1s.  Northern Publishing Co Ltd to Peter Owen.  “The Paston Letters.  We are in receipt of your letter of the 6th instant regarding our quotation for the above....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 29 Jun 1955, 1s.  Howard Moorepark (literary agent) to Peter Owen.  “Intereps Ltd are sending me galleys of The Paston Letters, and have quoted me a price of £187 for 1,000 flat sheets, including royalty, excluding jackets etc. This isn't going to be much help....”    
       
  Typed note, [Jul] 1955, 2s.  Unidentified.  From a letter to Howard Moorepark of 4 July 1955 in re The Paston Letters.  “Regarding The Paston Letters, we told Intereps that if we could get an American order we could proceed....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 11 Aug 1955, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Further to our telephone conversation, I am so glad that Bromage can go ahead and I thank you very much for having cleared up the matter....”    
       
  Typed note, 3 Sept 1955, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Thankyou [sic] very much for your noble work and eventual cheque.  Let's hope we'll get them regularly until the Book Centre has sold every copy....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed and signed letter,28 Nov 1955, 1s.  [Peter Owen] to Crosland.  “Further to my conversation with Max, I have decided to take on the Cocteau book, and having discussed the matter with Malcolm, I decided then to reimburse what he paid, and he was quite happy and he agrees to all the agreements being resigned....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 28 Nov 1955, 1s.  Peter Owen to Malcolm (Peter Neville Ltd.)  “Further to our conversation, I confirm that I should like to take on your Maalesh by Cocteau, and agree to reimburse you with the sum of £62.10.0d....”    
       
1956      
1:2 Typed and signed letter, 6 Jan 1956, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Opium.  About the length of the book I assume you will be doing what the French publishers did, and print about 140 words a page....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed and signed letter, 7 Aug 1956, 1s.  Peter Owen to Allen & Unwin Ltd.  “Further to our telephone conversation, as you know, we have acquired all English rights on Cocteau's Opium....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 10 Sept 1956, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “I hope that you are now beginning to feel quite well.  I have just had a letter from Cocteau with a copy of the New Statesman review of Paris Album....”    
       
  Handwritten and signed card, 25 Oct 1956.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Thanks for card about Opium.  It's proceeding quite satisfactorily but I don't want you to see just bits of it....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 19 Nov 1956, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “I have just returned from New York, and there is great interest in Opium....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 28 Nov 1956, 1s.  [Peter Owen] to Crosland.  “Hope everything goes well on the Opium translation.  A long time ago I asked if we could see a few pages that you and your collaborator prepared for comments on style and for our publicity department....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 17 Dec 1956, 1s.  [Peter Owen] to Crosland.  “I do hope that we will be getting the MS for Opium before the end of this month as promised....”    
       
1957      
1:3 Handwritten and signed card, [Jan] 1957.  Crosland to [Peter Owen].  “Here is about a third of Opium and I have a carbon here....”    
       
 

Carbon copy typed letter, 3 Jan 1957, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “re:  Opium.  It would help us enormously if you could let me know the final number of words for translation, by return, also, as I have no original copy of the book here could you please let me know how many illustrations there are in the finished edition....”

   
       
  Handwritten and signed card, 3 Jan 1957.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “80 Cocteau pages make 56 of our pages. There seem to be another 89 of his pages, so I imagine you could work it out roughly from that....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 4 Jan 1957, 1s.  [Peter Owen] to Crosland.  “Our letters crossed; thank you very much for your note, the book does seem to be awfully short....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 8 Jan 1957, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Many thanks for your letter of the 6th. I think your point, regarding the circumstances in which the book was written, answers our general query; and on the whole we feel that it improves as it proceeds....”    
       
  Handwritten and signed card, 8 Jan 1957.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “You should have Sinclair Road's copy of Opium tomorrow.  I can always write an introduction to lengthen the book if you want.…”    
       
  Handwritten and signed card, 10 Jan 1957.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “It would be 5000 words dear boy because that would be quite out of proportion to the book, but it will be done anyway....”    
       
 

Carbon copy typed letter, 11 Jan 1957, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Opium:  Thank you for your card.  I am glad that you like the idea of the Introduction....”

   
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 16 Jan 1957, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “How is the rest of the translation coming along?  It would help us to know a definite date so that we can plan production....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 19 Jan 1957, 1s.  [Peter Owen] to Crosland.  “As we are keen to publish Opium before the Autumn when books pour out, would you please let me know when the entire translation and introduction will be complete for the printers....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 21 Jan 1957, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “I was just going to write to you.  The MS has been ready a long time but as you wanted editing I had to look through it all to see which of your suggestions I could adopt and if similar ones were needed for the rest of the MS....”    
       
  Handwritten and signed letter, [Jan-Feb] 1957, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Herewith preface, introduction, foreword—[which] do you prefer?  Sinclair Road has not yet seen it and if he decides to leave it to me we'll delete his initials....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 6 Feb 1957, 1s with carbon copy typed list of queries, 1p.  [Peter Owen] to Crosland.  “I am returning Opium with a few final queries which we should like you to give attention to.…”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 15 Feb 1957, 1s.  Crosland to Miss Eates (Peter Owen Ltd).  “I imagine you are expecting this MS.  I have added a list of the headings which are separated from the text in the original....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 20 Feb 1957, 1s.  [Peter Owen] to Crosland.  “Thank you very much for getting the manuscript to Miss Eates, and for various letters to us....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 21 Mar 1957, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “I have just [heard] from Stock that they still have not received any money from Max despite his many promises....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 28 Mar 1957, 1s with typed list, 1p.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “I explained this in a note either to you or your production manager.  It is a list of sub-headings which occur in capitals throughout the book....”    
       
   Carbon copy typed letter, 4 Apr 1957, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thank you so much for your card.  I note that Miss Eates has the captions of the illustrations....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 5 Apr 1957, 2s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Referring to my letter of yesterday, having reread same, I find that on one point I did not express my meaning.  When I said I did not want to have anything more to do with Max, I meant of course, in a business way....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 6 Apr 1957, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Thankyou [sic] for your two letters. Max is away at the moment, as usual these days, but he has now seen the first of these....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 8 Apr 1957, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thank you very much for your letter.  I do hope that when Max is back you will then talk to him about the financial business and endeavour to straighten it out now...”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 9 Apr 1957, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Here is the list of the drawings.  I'm not happy about putting the whole bibliography in the book because in its present form the copyright may belong to Knopf, if not the Swiss....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 10 Apr 1957, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thank you for your letter.  Cats:  I would think the best thing to do is to contact Hecht, who also has your address....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 12 Apr 1957, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland plus Carbon copy typed letter from Peter Owen to Malcolm Kirk, 1s).   “Thank you very much for your letter.  I have written to Malcolm and am grateful to you for having written to Switzerland regarding Bibliography....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 23 Apr 1957, 1s.  Peter Owen to Malcolm Kirk.  “Thank you for your letter of 18th April.  Yes, you are quite right I paid Intereps the money for Maalesh about 18 months ago....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 23 Apr 1957, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Enclosed is a letter from Malcolm, my feeling, is that we won't say anything more about the bibliography:  he says it is all right to use it....”    
       
  Typed and signed postcard, 23 Apr 1957.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Bibliography in the Knopf edition if 14 pages, in the English it is 8....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 24 Apr 1957, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Sorry our letters seem to have crossed.  Bibliography:  It seems to me that we can combine the English bibliography with that of the Swiss publisher we have got a very complete one....”    
       
  Handwritten and signed letter, [Apr] 1957, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “I suggest you borrow the Knopf Cocteau from Malcolm and copy what's there....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 30 Apr 1957, 1s.  Robert Greacen (Peter Owen Ltd) to Crosland.  “I've taken over from Muriel Spark.  Peter asks me to thank you for your letter and additions to the bibliography....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed and signed letter, 6 May 1957, 1s.  Robert Greacen to Crosland (plus Carbon copy typed and signed letter from Greacen to Road).    “Thanks letter [sic].  Yes, we shall send galley proofs to Sinclair Road....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, [May] 1957, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Sorry this has taken longer than it should.  I have tried to standardise the general editing....”    
       
  Handwritten and signed postcard, [May].  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Here is half the entire thing and the rest will be with you tomorrow....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 7 May 1957, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thank you so much for the bibliography. When can we have some proofs back for Opium?....”    
       
  Handwritten and signed postcard, 8 May 1957.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Proofs back any moment now....”    
       
  Handwritten and signed postcard, 9 May 1957.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “All proofs back with you on Monday morning....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed and signed letter, 27 May, 1s.  Elizabeth Moore (Peter Owen Ltd) to Crosland.  “I've now taken over from Robert Greacen, and am enclosing galleys and MS of the Opium bibliography....”    
       
 

Handwritten and signed postcard, 8 Jun 1957.  Crosland to Elizabeth Moore.  “I believe several proof corrections have been made to Opium....”

   
       
  Carbon copy typed and signed letter, 11 Jun 1957, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Following a telephone conversation with Max this afternoon, I must emphasise that owing to astronomically high costs where resetting is concerned, we have been forced to cut down on all non-essential corrections, keeping only the most important....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 12 Jun 1957, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Thanks for your letter.  If I hadn't studied Boileau's Art Poetique too well Polissez-le et le repolissez....”    
       
 

Typed and signed letter, 15 May 1957, 2s.  Crosland to Elizabeth Moore.  “There will come a time when Opium will be a thing of the past, like Waterloo, and we shall speak of it dispassionately, with nostalgia for those dramatic days....”

   
       
  Handwritten and signed postcard, 18 May 1957.  Crosland to Elizabeth Moore.  “I think Lewis S. chose a silly title but it is possible since the term is used in dancing as a sort of international technical term meaning as you know the splits....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 22 Jul 1957, 1s.  Peter Owen to Sinclair Road.  “Our American agent has asked us for various details concerning you....”    
       
  Handwritten and signed letter, 23 Jul 1957, 1s.  Sinclair Road to Elizabeth Moore; (with handwritten biographical notes, 1p).  “Thank you for your letter.  I enclose some selected details of the past....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 24 Sept 1957, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Mary Hoeck tells me that she has sent you her translation of Cocteau's Bacchus for consideration....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 27 Sept 1957, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thank you for your letter.  We are still considering Mary Hoeck's translation of Bacchus, and as I am off to America in a day or two we shall have to leave it over for the moment....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 28 Sept 1957, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Many thanks for your letter.  There are plenty of books about Chopin but the fact that this one is by Liszt makes it a little different from the rest....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 30 Sept 1957, 1s.  [Peter Owen] to Crosland.  “Thank you so much for your letter. Have you a copy of Liszt's book on Chopin which we would like to see?....”    
       
  Handwritten and signed postcard, 2 Oct 1957.  Crosland to [Peter Owen].  “Have no personal copy of the Liszt but will borrow one to show you....”    
       
  Oct-Nov 1957.  Commission statement, 2p.    
       
  Handwritten and signed postcard, 12 Nov 1957.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Could you please send both me and the Crowborough Book Club all your latest lists etc....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 13 Nov 1957, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thank you very much for your post-card. First of all, many thanks for the orders....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 14 Nov 1957, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Thanks for your letter. I expect we can get the order question sorted out....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 18 Nov 1957, 1s (2 copies).  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thanks so much for your letter:  we are sorting out the commission....”    
       
  Handwritten and signed postcard, 21 Nov 1957.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Many thanks for letter.  More poems early next week....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 19 Dec 1957, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thank you very much for your letter and poems also the Chopin book....”    
       
  Handwritten and signed letter, [Dec] 1957, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Xmas mails delayed your letter.  Here is some more Sheridan....”    
       

1958

     
1:4 Carbon copy typed letter, 1 Jan 1958, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thanks for your letter and the poems from Miss Sheridan.  As you know, I am very keen to do more Cocteau....”    
       
       
  Typed and signed letter, 6 Jan 1958, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Hope you had my letter today.  Here is the copy of my own book with some notes on the bibliography....”    
       
  Typed letter, Jan 1958, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “I am enclosing a letter today sent to Cocteau's agent.  You will see that we have asked for several reading copies, and I must now wait to hear from him....”    
       
  Handwritten and signed letter, 16 Jan 1958, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Many thanks for letter, books, statements etc.  I will do the reports as soon as I can....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 17 Jan 1958, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “I am returning the copy of Liszt's Life of Chopin.  We find, as you warned us, that the translation is unreasonably turgid....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 11 Feb 1958, 1s (2 copies).  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Many thanks for your letter.  If you have a copy of La Difficulte D’Etre, we won't bother to send it to you again....”    
       
  Typed letter, cc21 Feb 1958, 2s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Many thanks for your kind letter. Sarraute, I know, has been messed up with the Agent again....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 1 Mar 1958, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “I enjoyed very much seeing you again the other day.  Many thanks for the book, which I think looks very striking and as you can see it has earned you some orders....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 3 Mar 1958, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Many thanks indeed for your order which is appreciated.  You'll be getting commission on this in due course....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 8 Mar 1958, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Sorry not to have answered your letter sooner but my mother hasn't been well this week so I haven't had much free time....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 11 Mar 1958, 1s.  Peter Owen to Mrs. A.M. Hadfield.  “Margaret Crosland has told us about your book on Charles Williams which we would be happy to see with a view to considering publication.”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 11 Mar 1958, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Many thanks for your letters.  We have written to Marguerat Lausanne for Vol. X of the Oeuvres Completes....”    
       
  Mar 1958.  Commission statement, 1p.    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 3 Apr 1958, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Herewith commission for you for the orders that you got....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 22 Apr 1958, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “I met Sinclair Road the other day.  He and his wife are extremely nice....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 23 Apr 1958, 1s.  Peter Owen to Sinclair Road.  “It was very nice seeing you both the other night.  The Cocteau book Le Rappel A L’Ordre with the Picasso essay has just arrived....”    
       
 

Carbon copy typed letter, 1 May 1958, 1s.  [Peter Owen] to Crosland.  “I am sending you two Cocteau books to read for us....”

   
       
  Typed and signed letter, 6 May 1958, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “This is a very hard letter to write but I thought I should tell you.  At Easter Max walked out on me....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 8 May 1958, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Many thanks for your letter.  I am so sorry about the personal problems that you are having at the moment....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, [May] 1958, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.   “Thanks for your letter. I'm sorry about La Corrida, and obviously Cocteau must be given a lecture on the commercial aspects of publishing....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 20 May 1958, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Many thanks for your letter.  Interested to see the Anais Nin books....”    
       
 

Carbon copy typed letter, 22 May, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thank you very much for the Anais Nin books....”

   
       
 

Carbon copy typed letter, 27 May, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “We are remaindering Madame Colette....”

   
       
  Handwritten and signed postcard, 10 Jun 1958.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Since my affairs are all so complicated at the moment my friend Mark Paterson is looking after most of them for me....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 11 Jun 1958, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thank you so much for postcard.  I have spoken to Mark Patterson [sic] who was most helpful as regards Anais Nin....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 14 Jun, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Thankyou [sic] so much for your letter, which encouraged me very much indeed.  My solicitor is trying to arrange for me to carry on something in the agency line....”    
       
 

Carbon copy typed letter, 25 Jun 1958, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Anais Nin.  We have now read all the Nin books and we think very highly of her....”

   
       
  Typed and signed letter, 26 Jun 1958, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Thanks for your letter about Anais Nin. I'm glad you like these two books but I'm sorry the prospects of making a profit seem low....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 27 Jun 1958, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thank you very much for your letter regarding Anais Nin.  We all seem to agree that Children of the Albatross is the best book but none of us are really happy about The Cafe....”    
       
 

Carbon copy typed note, 21 Jul 1958, 1s.  [Peter Owen] to Crosland.  “I am enclosing the following jackets....”

   
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 29 Aug 1958, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “I don't know if you have any influence with Anais Nin but I do feel she is making quite a mistake....”    
       
 

Aug 1958.  Commission statement, 1p.

   
       
  Typed and signed letter, 2 Sept 1958, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “This isn't an inspiring order from Worthing but these people are big library suppliers and I'm sure there will be alot more....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 3 Sept 1958, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thank you for your order and letter.  We don't as a rule supply any books on 'sale or return'....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 25 Sept 1958, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Here is another small order.  I am soon going to see the regional buying office, W. H. Smith....”    
       
  Sept.  Commission statement, 1p.    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 6 Oct 1958, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “I enclose one small order.  These people just send them one at a time—very odd....”    
       
  Oct 1958.  Commission statement, 2p.    
       
  Handwritten and signed postcard, 13 Nov 1958.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Thanks for cheque.  If you could let me have any new jackets and advance stuff by return I hope to go out Monday....”    
       
 

Carbon copy typed letter, 13 Nov 1958, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Could you give us a report on Jean Giono's Angelo....”

   
       
 

Carbon copy typed letter, 14 Nov 1958, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thank you for your card.  Herewith jackets of some of the new books that are ready so far....”

   
       
 

Carbon copy typed letter, 24 Nov 1958, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  Thank you very much for your letter and the prompt report....”

   
       
 

Carbon copy typed note, 18 Dec 1958, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Herewith our leaflet for the National Book Sale which is self-explanatory....”

   
       
1959      
1:5 Carbon copy typed letter, 7 Jan 1959, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “You will have had our new Book List by now.  Will you be doing any travelling in your area soon?....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 7 Jan 1959, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  Enclosed are two small orders.  I am now mobile again and hope to get you several more....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 8 Jan 1959, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Thankyou [sic] very much for your letter, which I imagine crossed with the orders sent you yesterday.  My area is Kent, Sussex and Hampshire....”    
       
  Handwritten and signed postcard, 10 Jan 1959.  Crosland to [Peter Owen].  “Could I have some more book sales lists as soon as possible please?”    
       
 

Carbon copy typed note, 14 Jan 1959, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Do you call on these bookshops....”

   
       
 

Jan 1959.  Commission statement, 3p.

   
       
 

Carbon copy typed letter, 19 Feb, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thank you for the order for Mason Hodges....”

   
       
 

Feb 1959.  Commission statement, 2p.

   
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 4 Mar 1959, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Giono seems just about fixed up now.  As I promised, I will give you 1st option on the translation....”    
       
  Mar 1959.  Commission statement, 4p.    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 6 Apr 1959, 1s.  [Peter Owen] to Crosland.  “You will have had jacket of the Last Summer.  It looks as if it is going to be a best-seller....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 16 Apr, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Mr. Owen, who is out of London for a few days, has asked us to let you know that we have been rather rushed so have got behindhand with the commission statements....”    
       
 

Typed and signed letter, 17 Apr 1959, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Thankyou [sic] for your various letters. I enclose two orders I have just collected...”

   
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 20 Apr 1959, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thank you so much for your letter and for travelling and orders.  Do let me know your travelling expenses and I will reimburse you....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 27 Apr 1959, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “I enclose two orders from the Fountain Bookshop, Walton-on-Thames....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 29 Apr 1959, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thank you very much for your letter. May I say that I am most grateful for the work you have done and the very good accounts you have opened....”    
       
  Apr 1959.  Commission statement, 2p.    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 27 May 1959, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “It suddenly occurs to me that I got Anais Nin through you so you certainly ought to have a copy of the book....”    
       
  May.  Commission statement, 3p.    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 10 Jun 1959, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Sorry for the delay in writing to thank you for the copy of Children of the Albatross.  I'm glad the reviews have been reasonably good....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 11 Jun 1959, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thank you very much for your letter.  La Corrida du Ler Mai—as I don't think we will be doing any more Cocteau at present, if anyone else wants to do any of the books, I would not have any objections....”    
       
  Jun 1959.  Commission statement, 4p.    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 16 Jul 1959, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Rosica has sent me the new Minou Drouet poems....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 20 Jul 1959, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Your letter of the 16th Jul arrived only to day [sic] because there was no stamp on it! Minou Druete.  The situation has become slightly confused....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 21 Jul 1959, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thank you so much for your letter and the information regarding Minou Druete, which I am returning to Rosica....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 22 Sept 1959, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Nice to hear from you again.  Yes, I would be interested in the Chagall, although I'm not sure from what you say whether it is in English or French....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 24 Sept 1959, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thank you for your letter.  I am sorry, the Chagall's in French.  Here it is.  Glad of your report on it....”    
       
 

Typed and signed letter, 1 Oct 1959, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “I return the Chagall with my report.  I think you should consider it seriously....”

   
       
 

Carbon copy typed letter, 11 Dec 1959, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Colette Letters A Marguerite Moreno.  We have got a book for you to read....”

   
       
 

Carbon copy typed letter, 22 Dec 1959, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “I mentioned to you Claude Mauriac's book which I picked up in Paris....”

   
       
  Typed and signed letter, 29 Dec 1959, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “I return the Mauriac with my report. The real problem here is for you, on the costing, and on the right editorial-translating approach....”    
       
1960      
1:6 Carbon copy typed letter, 5 Jan 1960, 1s (2 copies).  [Peter Owen] to Crosland.  “Thank you very much for the two reports.  The cheque is enclosed herewith. Regarding the Mauriac, I just don't know....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 22 Jan 1960, 1s.  [Peter Owen] to Crosland.  “Herewith, as discussed, a batch of books for you to sort.  We have given these an initial look-over and they all seem worth considering....”    
       
 

Typed and signed postcard, 18 Feb 1960.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “I hate over-charging as much as I hate haggling over small amounts....”

   
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, [19 Feb] 1960, 1s.  [Peter Owen] to Crosland.  “Herewith a cheque.  Le Duc, I'm thinking hard, but only take on the 1 novella, as a padded small book, certainly not the 2 together, which become short stories....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 25 Feb 1960, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Many thanks for your letter and cheque. I'm sure we can make a suitable arrangement for sorting books, and argue terms in advance....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 11 Mar 1960, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  Enclosed is a book which I think ought to be looked at....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 15 Mar 1960, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “I am awfully sorry to trouble you, but we seem to have mislaid your report on Violette le Duc....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 29 Mar 1960, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thank you much for your report.  It looks to me as if it is not really our book, although it is publishable....”    
       
1961      
1:7 1 Jul 1961.  Royalty statement, 1p.    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 16 Jul 1961, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Thankyou [sic] for the recent royalty statements and cheque.  Could you tell me a little more about the paperback sale of De Sade in the U.S.…”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 3 Aug 1961, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thanks for your letter.  De Sade will be published later on by a new paper-back publishing house in America, Lancer Books....”    
       
1962      
1:8 Typed and signed letter, 26 Jan 1962, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Thankyou [sic] very much for the royalty statement and cheque I had the other day.  Has the Marquis de Sade translation gone out of print both here and in the U.S.?….”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 31 Jan 1962, 1s.  Peter Owen to Richard Coe (Leeds University).  “I was talking to our mutual friend Margaret Crosland, and we were discussing the possibility of a book on Genet....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 28 May 1962, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Herewith a copy of the American paperback edition of The Selected Writings of the Marquis de Sade....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 9 Jul 1962, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Many thanks for the extra copies of the De Sade pocketbook and for the cheque....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 10 Sept 1962, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “I saw Hubert Nicholson last week and we had a talk about the Henry Miller book....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 13 Sept 1962, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thank you very much for your letter. Yes, it is a pity about Hubert Nicholson, Miller is not going to co-operate....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 15 Sept 1962, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Thank you for your letter.  I had warned Hubert that Miller was probably not going to show a great amount of enthusiasm....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 19 Sept 1962, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thank you for your letter.  If you do find anything of De Sade let me know as soon as possible.  Also let me know soon about the translations....”    
       
  Typed and signed postcard, 20 Oct.  Crosland to Elfreda Powell (Peter Owen Ltd).  “I have finished the corrections to the De Sade stories and hope to bring them in next week....”    
       
  Typed and signed postcard, 22 Sep 1962t.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Very sorry that health trouble and overwork haven't given me the time to go through the translations, but I think they will stand O.K.....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 24 Sept 1962, 1s.  Elfreda Powell to Crosland.  “De Sade.  Thank you for your card addressed to Peter Owen.  We would like to put the book into production as soon as possible....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 29 Oct 1962, 1s.  Crosland to Elfreda Powell.  “I am sending you on a separate sheet the two lines of verse which should appear at the beginning of The Mystified Magistrate....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 14 Nov 1962, 1s.  Elfreda Powell to Crosland.  “As you may know, we are still having trouble with the Chagall book which you originally read for us....”    
       
  Typed note, 27 Dec 1962, 1s (2 copies).  [Peter Owen] to Crosland.  “Herewith galleys of De Sade Quartet together with your marked copy....”    
       
1963      
1:9 Typed and signed postcard, 3 Jan 1963.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “The De Sade proofs are finished and will come separately....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed note, 28 Jan 1963, 1s.  Elfreda Powell to Crosland.  “Herewith are page proofs of De Sade Quartet....”    
       
 

Typed and signed letter, 29 Jan 1963, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “I have received the page proofs of the De Sade Quartet and think it will look very nice....”

   
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 30 Jan 1963, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thank you for your letter.  The adjustments on the title page have been made but you probably did not realise this was a double title page anyway so your name appeared....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 1 Feb 1963, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Thank you for your letter about the De Sade Quartet.  I am sorry that the jackets are being printed before we had made a proper agreement about this book....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 5 Feb 1963, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thanks for returning the page proofs so promptly.  My point about the terms on this is that all that happened was that this book is lifted out of previous translation....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 13 Feb 1963, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Sorry to reply to your last letter so late in the day.  Sorry too that we can't improve terms on the De Sade translation, but please don't think I'm not grateful....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 15 Feb 1963, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thanks for your letter.  I am enclosing the jacket of the Quartet.  As the book is printing now, it will be out in April....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed note, 3 Apr 1963, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Herewith three author's copies of De Sade Quartet as per agreement.”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 12 Jul 1963, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Thankyou [sic] very much for the royalty statement and cheque.  We must have a talk some time about de Sade and other similar people.  The reason I asked you about books in which you control film rights is that Dina Lom has asked me to look after the literary side of her agency....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 16 Jul 1963, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thanks for your interest in Pavese.  I am sending you an American paper back of The Devil in the Hills....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 13 Sept 1963, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “I got your telephone message and I am pleased you are going to do the book on Baroness Blixen....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 14 Sept 1963, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Many thanks for your letter about the book on Baroness Blixen.  Obviously I would be prepared to do a synopsis....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 17 Nov 1963, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “I'm not sure if you are back yet, if so I hope you had a successful trip.  I enclose some notes on Blixen....”    
       
 

Carbon copy typed letter, 2 Dec 1963, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Sorry for the delay in replying to you. I still like the idea of the Isak Dinesen book....”

   
       
1964      
1:10 Typed and signed letter, 11 Feb 1964, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Many thanks for your card.  I'm sorry I didn't answer earlier and haven't yet thanked you for the cheque I had some time ago.  It's not easy to decide about the Cocteau anthology....”    
       
 

Carbon copy typed note, 20 Feb 1964, 1s.  Elfreda Powell to Crosland.  “Herewith a copy of Eagle’s Nest by Anna Kavan for possible radio adaptation....”

   
       
 

Handwritten and signed postcard, 26 Feb 1964.  Crosland to [Peter Owen].  “I have told Mme. Szasz of Gemini that I am keen on this title....”

   
       
  Typed and signed letter, 11 Mar 1964, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Thanks for your card, I enclose the London Magazine with the Cocteau speech....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 13 Mar 1964, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thank you for London Magazine.  I am sending you the original Grasset magazine, and the London Magazine....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 16 Mar 1964, 1s.  Peter Owen to Clara Svendsen.  “Margaret Crosland has shown me your letter about a book on Baroness Blixen. Could you give me the address of the American writer who is doing this book....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 18 Mar 1964, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “I should be glad to hear further to my letter, re Cocteau and about de Sade.  We are shortly hoping to reprint Selected Writings....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 21 Mar 1964, 1s plus excised page from a book dealer catalogue.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Thank you for your letter of March the 18th.  I'm not sure if I have failed to receive one of yours for I don't remember any query about de Sade.  I am very pleased to hear that you are going to re-print Selected Writings....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 22 Mar 1964, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “As I thought, there was a missing letter, for the one of March 13th only arrived on the 21st.  There seem to be so many questions outstanding that we had better deal with them one by one....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 23 Mar 1964, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Sorry about the mess up due to packing here.  The Cocteau book on Colette seems to have been packed wrongly too, and has gone astray somewhere....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 25 Mar 1964, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Thankyou [sic] for your letter.  I thought I had said in my letter that both yours and the London Magazine had arrived safely....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 26 Mar 1964, 1s.  Michael Hayes (Peter Owen Ltd) to Crosland.  “Just before Peter left this morning for France with his family, I informed him of the contents of your letter.  He asked me to get this brief note off to you, raising two important points....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 1 Apr 1964, 1s.  [Peter Owen] to Crosland.  “Have just seen your letter.  We were supposed to send you the French original of Cocteau's book on Colette but somehow it went astray....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 2 Apr 1964, 1s with handwritten list of suggestions, 1p.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “This is an interim reply to your letter for I can't answer all of it at once.  Patrick now seems to have mumps or something and I can't go out and can't get much done at home....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 6 Apr 1964, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “I have now got hold of the second copy of the book.  De Sade Selected Writings.  There seems to have been a misunderstanding.  We are photographing the past edition....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 8 Apr 1964, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Thankyou [sic] for your letter of the 6th and the second copy of the Lély letters....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 13 Apr 1964, 1s (2 copies).  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “So nice to have seen you.  Herewith the book I promised.  This confirms our arrangement for the De Sade Letters that you will translate what can be used of the Lély introduction....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 15 Apr 1964, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “It was very nice to see you on Sunday, and I hope you had a good drive back.  I confirm that I will cut and translate Lély's introduction to the De Sade Letters and write a short one of my own....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 27 Apr 1964, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Freda tells me that you are now not too keen to do a new introduction or preface....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 27 Apr 1964, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Thank you for your card the other day. I will tell Maurice Michael that you would like to see some of the Cendrars titles....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 29 Apr 1964, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “I only had your letter today, the post in this district is inclined to move like God in mysterious ways.  I have done this little introduction I hope it will do....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 4 May 1964, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thanks for your introduction.  I have just heard that it is perfectly alright for you to use any parts of the introduction you like of the other introduction by Lély....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed note, 15 May 1964, 1s.  [Peter Owen] to Crosland.  “Enclosed are Colette and Le Flaneur des Deux Rives.  I hope these don't go astray.”    
       
 

Typed and signed postcard, 23 May 1964.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Thanks for your card.  The De Sade introduction is nearly done....”

   
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 5 Jun 1964, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “I have written to Grasset to day [sic]. I am sending you a copy of My Journey Round the World, use what you want from it....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 8 Jul 1964, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Many thanks for the royalty statement and cheque.  Will you please not[e] for the future that since I hardly ever use the name Denis I would like cheques to be made out to Crosland, as well as letters, statements etc.  Thank you also for the Radiguet piece....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 23 Sept 1964, 1s.  Elfreda Powell to Crosland.  “While Peter was at the Frankfurt Fair he managed to settle with Grasset about the Cocteau material....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 3 Oct 1964, 1s.  Crosland to Elfreda Powell.  “Many thanks for your letter about the Cocteau anthology.  I'm glad that you have been able to settle with Grasset but I'm very sorry to hear [a]bout La Difficulte D’Etre....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 6 Nov 1964, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “I hope soon to finalise the contract with Grasset.  There were various points which were not acceptable and they will have to revise them....”    
       
 

Typed and signed letter, 19 Nov 1964, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Sorry not to have answered your last letter earlier.  I've been meaning to ring you several times when in London but the day seems to go so quickly.  For the Cocteau anthology I should very much have liked the Editions du Rocher material....”

   
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 20 Nov 1964, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thank you for the introduction by Lély. As you say, it is not very brilliant.  I think we will have to make some more cuts as otherwise it will spoil the book....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 5 Dec 1964, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Very sorry I didn't answer your letter earlier but I had a foul cold last week.  I don't think I can promise to deliver the Cocteau by May of next year....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 8 Dec 1964, 1s plus copy of agreement, 3p.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Herewith the agreement.  If you can get the book ready earlier please do so....”    
       
  Typed and signed postcard, 16 Dec 1964.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Herewith the Cocteau contract.  I should be able to let you have the De Sade introduction just after the Christmas holiday....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 19 Dec 1964, 1s.  Crosland to Elfreda Powell.  “Is that how you abbreviate your name?  I don't really go for diminutives but I admit when you're addressed formally it sounds a little Anglo-Saxon!  Thankyou [sic] for sending me the De Sade translation....”    
       

1965

     
1:11 Handwritten and signed postcard, [Jan] 1965.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Many thanks for your card.  Most of the Cocteau should be ready by the end of the year....”    
       
 

Typed and signed letter, 23 Jan 1965, 1s.  Crosland to Elfreda Powell.  “So sorry that you were ill last week, I could not get to London myself until Friday because Patrick was ill and also the roads were very dangerous.  In any case you should have the Intro for Sade now....”

   
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 5 Feb 1965, 1s.  Elfreda Powell to Crosland.  “Here are the few queries on your introduction to De Sade:  Letters.  I get the impression that de Sade is being whitewashed....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 23 Feb 1965, 1s.  [Peter Owen] to Crosland.  “Herewith Selected Writings as promised and your intro.  Freda asks that you refer to her letter regarding possible cuts....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 24 Feb 1965, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Mr. Strachan has just written to me to ask whether a note might be added to your introduction, making reference to the Marat/Sade Play....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 5 Mar 1965, 1s.  Crosland to Elfreda Powell.  “I can't see any evidence of whitewash, but I have included the occasional headmistress-like frown....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 11 Mar 1965, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “I have noted what you say about Mrs. Denis being defunct.  I must say I don't blame you! In case I forget I think I had better tell you that we are just about set to do La Difficulte D’etre....”    
       
 

Carbon copy typed note, 12 Mar 1965, 1s.  Elfreda Powell to Crosland.  “Many thanks for sending your amendments to the Introduction....”

   
       
  Typed and signed letter, 14 Jun 1965, 1s.  Crosland to Elfreda Powell.  “Many thanks for sending me these proofs of the DE SADE letters.  I have done what I could with the Intro and the notes....”    
       
  Typed and signed postcard, 14 Jun 1965.  Crosland to [Peter Owen].  “This came by the late post and I haven't time to answer it before I go away.  Mr. S and I naturally differ a little in our translation....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 21 Jun 1965, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “We are beginning to schedule our books for next year.  Could you give me some idea of when you expect to be finished with the Cocteau book....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 12 Jul 1965, 1s.  [Peter Owen] to Crosland.  “Herewith a set of page proofs of the De Sade for you to look through.  Could you please be as quick as possible with them!”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 24 Jul 1965, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “I was delighted to hear from Frida [sic] the other day that you had been able to sell some of the Marquis de Sade's letters to the magazine TOWN....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 8 Oct 1965, 1s.  Crosland to Elfreda Powell.  “Many thanks for your letter.  I certainly don't want to give this impression about the Marquis de Sade and must do something about it....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 4 Dec 1965, 1s.  Crosland to Elfreda Powell.  “Many thanks for Maurice Goudeket's book, I will look at it with great interest, although it must seem a little strange that Secker have declined it as I suppose they have....”    
       
 

Carbon copy typed letter, 7 Dec 1965, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Sorry we overlooked to send you De Sade Letters.  We have been so rushed....”

   
       
1966      
1:12 Typed and signed letter, 5 Feb 1966, 1s.  Crosland to Elfreda Powell.  “It was nice to see you again on Friday. I realise that in the introduction I wrote to the Cocteau anthology I have left a few uncertainties but I think we can soon sort them out....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 1 Mar 1966, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Here are 21 more pages of the Cocteau anthology, three important portraits for Portraits-Souvenirs, with my introductory and linking passages....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 3 Mar 1966, 1s.  Crosland to Elfreda Powell.  “Many thanks for the proofs of La Batarde.  I can get my Cocteau quotation right and also persuade a few more people to like the book enough and then buy it....”    
       
  Typed and signed postcard, [Mar-Apr] 1966.  Crosland to [Peter Owen].  “If you contact Monsieur Goudeket, pleas give him my best regards.  He was most helpful about the Colette book....”    
       
  Handwritten and signed letter, 2 Apr 1966, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “I very much enjoyed seeing you last night.  Thankyou [sic] for your excellent hospitality....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 18 Apr 1966, 1s.  Crosland to Elfreda Powell.  “Sorry I haven't answered much earlier your letter about a Cocteau drawing of Genet.  The trouble is that Cocteau tended to draw actual people much more during the earlier and middle part of his life....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 22 Apr 1966, 1s.  Elfreda Powell to Crosland.  “Thank you very much for your letter.  I saw Richard Coe yesterday and he promised faithfully he would write to you!  I didn't even know you knew each other....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 22 Apr 1966, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “It seems to me that in the past you have been extremely helpful in finding books and authors and now that the Nini Journals is coming to fruition, I thought I would like to show my appreciation in tangible form....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 25 Apr 1966, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Thankyou [sic] very much indeed for your letter and cheque.  I am very touched.  I don't think anyone but you could possibly have handled DE SADE and all these developments so well....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 11 May 1966, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Here is another part of the Cocteau anthology, ending with Apollinaire....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 14 May 1966, 1s plus typed list of French books for possible translation, 1p.  Crosland to Philip Inman (Peter Owen Ltd).  “I enjoyed seeing you again so much at the party last week—or should I say the Monique Wittig party, in case you went to a lot of them!....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 16 May 1966, 1s.  Philip Inman to Crosland.  “Thank you very much for yours of May 14 with those helpful suggestions....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 26 May 1966, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Here is the rest of the Cocteau anthology.  I did it all on purple hearts, and such of my own heart that is left is yours for ever....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 31 May 1966, 1s.  Philip Inman to Crosland.  “I was sorry to miss you when you came in last week, but want to thank you for the copies of Perry and M'Uzan....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 31 May 1966, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “My Contemporaries.  Thanks for all the work you have done.  Herewith the advance of £75 due on completion....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 1 Jun 1966, 1s.  Elfreda Powell to Crosland.  “I have now started reading the Cocteau and it does read extremely well.  Can you tell me what has happened to the 10,000 word piece on De Chirico....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 2 Jun 1966, 1s.  Crosland to Elfreda Powell.  “Many thanks for your letter.  I didn't remember that we had decided to put the Chirico piece in, but I think it is very good....”    
       
  Handwritten and signed postcard, 7 Jun 1966.  Crosland to Elfreda Powell.  “I quoted this piece from the Gide Journal in my own Cocteau book and Secker said OK don't worry....”    
       
 

Typed and signed postcard, 7 Jun 1966.  Crosland to Philip Inman.  “I don't know the publishers offhand but you will probably have heard of these....”

   
       
  Typed letter, 7 Jul 1966, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  [Stationery torn, first line lost]. “Sorry about Parnell Bradbury, but the medical profession are too jealous to approve of this sort of thing....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 11 Jul 1966, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Further to the Parnell Bradbury question, I have heard from him as I expected that an order for 500 copies of his book would be no problem....”    
       
 

Carbon copy typed letter, 12 Jul 1966, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thanks for your letter.  We are still interested in the Bradbury book....”

   
       
  Typed and signed postcard, 16 Jul 1966.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Parnell Bradbury is away for a week but I am asking him to confirm in writing the situation about the order for his book and the medical opinions....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 22 Jul 1966, 1s.  Crosland to Elfreda Powell.  “Here are the remaining pieces from the Cocteau anthology, the two about Chirico and the one about Charlie Chaplin....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 26 Jul 1966, 1s.  [Peter Owen] to Crosland.  “Many thanks for sending the rest of the Cocteau.  I'm sending you a copy of the translation of the Piaf piece....”    
       
  Handwritten and signed letter, 15 Aug 1966, 1s.  Crosland to Elfreda Powell.  “You're no doubt busy, I'm on holiday so we'll be brief.  Cocteau.  Francis Steegmuller is up to some anthology....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 17 Aug 1966, 1s.  Elfreda Powell to Crosland.  “It was very nice to hear from you, and I hope you've had a pleasant holiday.  I'm panting for mine, although it's still almost a month away....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 25 Aug 1966, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Nice to see you the other day for a few moments.  I've since had another word with Parnell Bradbury who says he can get a quote from Dr. Dudley Tee, who is at King's College Hospital working on cancer research....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 25 Aug 1966, 1s.  Crosland to Elfreda Powell.  “I very much enjoyed seeing you the other day, thankyou [sic] for lunch.  I know that Jacques Maritain was alive in 1964 but I will check on this and will let you have the other notes soon....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 30 Aug 1966, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thanks for your letter about Parnell Bradbury, subject to Bradbury taking up several hundred copies for use by his patients, etc. or for his own use, I am now prepared to make an offer for the book....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 3 Sept 1966, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Many thanks for your letter of August 30th about Parnell Bradbury's book.  The author is writing to Dr. Tee about an introduction....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 12 Sept 1966, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Osteopathy:  Dr. Parnell Bradbury.  As it looks as if we are going ahead could you get for me, as soon as possible, some sort of notes that I can work up into a blurb as it is a technical book....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 15 Sept 1966, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen. “Many thanks for your letter of the 12th. Dr. Dudley Tee is assembling a kind of introduction, although since he is so busy I don't suppose it will be too long....”    
       
 

Carbon copy typed letter, 19 Sept 1966, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Herewith the agreement in triplicate, one for you, one for the author and one for us....”

   
       
 

Typed and signed postcard, 20 Sept 1966.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Here is the Bompiani novel which Frieda [sic] gave me to read before she went on holiday....”

   
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 29 Sept 1966, 1s.  Philip Inman to Crosland.  “I am sorry to pester you, after Peter's letter of the 19th, but we really do need some material out of which to construct a blurb for The Mechanics of Healing....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 30 Sept 1966, 1s.  Crosland to Philip Inman.  “So sorry I missed you the other day.  I have been collecting data for the Bradbury blurb for a long time, but I hope the things left in the office on Thursday were useful....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 4 Oct 1966, 1s plus typed and carbon copy typed agreement, 3p.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thanks for the agreement.  We have made the alterations but first serial rights division should be 75%/75% and second serial rights, 50%/50%....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 8 Oct 1966, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “I return the Parnell Bradbury contract embodying the small concessions we agreed over the telephone last week....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 11 Oct 1966, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  Thanks for the agreement.  Herewith the cheque for £50 for the first part of the Bradbury advance....”    
       
  Typed and signed postcard, 12 Oct 1966.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Thank you for the cheque for Bradbury. It is important that the blurb should say: Foreword by Dr. Dudley E. H. Tee, Department of Experimental Pathology, King's College Hospital Medical School, University of London....”    
       
  Typed note 1966, 1s.  [Crosland to Peter Owen].  Telephone message.    
       
  Typed and signed postcard, 17 Oct 1966.  Crosland to Elfreda Powell.  “Before I return the Cocteau proofs, just two points:  don't you think one line extra space between his pieces and mine would help a lot?....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 24 Nov 1966, 1s.  Elfreda Powell to Crosland.  “I'm sending you page proofs of My Contemporaries as there are a few page numbers to be filled in the footnotes....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 26 Nov 1966, 1s.  Crosland to Elfreda Powell.  “Many thanks for your letter and the page proofs.  I will add dates of books etc, and I will also add my name to the introduction, together with one sentence pointing out that unless otherwise indicated I did the translation....”    
       
  Typed and signed postcard, 30 Nov 1966.  Crosland to Elfreda Powell.  “Sorry I missed you on the telephone yesterday.  Reason is that I have now read Minou Drouet's novel and I wanted to have a word with you about it....”    
       
 

Typed and signed letter, 3 Dec 1966.  Crosland to Elfreda Powell.  “Sorry about this delay, but I have still been having trouble with the Chirico, as you will see....”

   
       
  Typed and signed letter, 10 Dec 1966, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “The Mechanics of Healing.  I am glad to hear that Parnell Bradbury's book has now gone back to him with editorial suggestions, for he has been working on the glossary and other points....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 21 Dec 1966, 1s.  [Elfreda Powell] to Crosland.  “Peter tells me that the Arts Council are now giving grants for specific commissioned projects, and we would like to put forward your name....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 22 Dec 1966, 1s.  Elfreda Powell to Crosland.  “Don't be too put off by these three vast volumes of Cendrars....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 27 Dec 1966, 1s.  Crosland to Elfreda Powell.  “Thank you very much for your various letters and dispatches.  I am more than grateful that Peter has thought about the Arts Council grant for I had been wondering if I could ask you about it....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 29 Dec 1966, 1s.  [Elfreda Powell] to Crosland.  “We are just about to finalise the de Chirico.  I am going to the British Museum tomorrow to check whether it has ever appeared....”    
       
  Typed and signed postcard, 30 Dec 1966.  Crosland to [Elfreda Powell].  “Many thanks for your letter today.  I am quite ready to make a “specific” application to you about these Apollinaire stories, L'Heresiarque et Cie, for you will see that at least very recently, they had not been done....”    
       
1967      
1:13 Carbon copy typed letter, 2 Jan 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Herewith a copy of my letter to the Arts Council.  I hope it will produce results....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 4 Jan 1967, 1s.  Crosland to Elfreda Powell.  “Here are some notes on the Cendrars books, and I will obviously write a full report on Moravagine.…”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 5 Jan 1967, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “I very much enjoyed our lunchtime meeting yesterday.  I have written to Denise Merlin saying that you have her address and will be writing, in the distinct hope of seeing her at the end of the month, and Topor too....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 9 Jan 1967, 1s.  Elfreda Powell to Crosland.  “It was nice to have seen you.  Topor:  I confirm that we will be glad for you to translate this book which is not to exceed 40,000 words and must be based on a selection of his best work....”    
       
  Typed draft, 3p.  No date, 1967.  Crosland to [Elfreda Powell].  List of translation projects.     
       
  Typed and signed letter, 14 Jan 1967, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Many thanks for your letter and the contract.  I was trying to clear the American side with Paris first, and I don't know their answer or this one....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 24 Jan 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “As you know, we have taken on de Chirico.  I understand from Freda you would like to translate it....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 26 Jan 1967, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Many thanks for your letter of the 12th. As you know, I am very interested in this Chirico novel but I am afraid I can't quite accept the terms you offer....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 27 Jan 1967, 1s (2 copies) plus telephone message in reference to Crosland and the Pavese critical book, typed note, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thanks for your letter.  De Chirico. Yes, let's say £115 for the translation, 3 copies of the book and if the translation is sold in the USA, £20 more from the fee for the translation....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed note, 30 Jan 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “I forgot to ask you about the fee for Cendrars reading....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 8 Feb 1967, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “This is not a complete answer to your letter for I am not at home at the moment and have only heard it over the telephone.  I'm very glad that you got on well with Topor....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 13 Feb 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “I am sending you Faber & Faber's fee for the Mechanics of Healing....”    
       
  Typed note, 16 Feb 1967, 1s  plus carbon copy of same.  Crosland to [Elfreda Powell].  In reference to Apollinaire's L'Heresiarque et Cie.    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 16 Feb 1967, 1s.  [Elfreda Powell] to Crosland.  “Bad news!  We've just heard purely by accident, that Rupert Hart-Davis are bringing out a translation of L'Heresiarque et Cie this spring....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 19 Feb 1967, 1s.  Crosland to Elfreda Powell.  “Too bad about Apollinaire, the news came on the wrong day, the day my mother died....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed note, 20 Feb 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “I am sorry to hear of the death of your mother....”    
       
  Handwritten and signed letter, 25 Feb 1967, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Thank you very much for your letter, I appreciated it deeply.  The last few months, and especially weeks have been extremely trying in more ways than one....”    
       
  Typed note, [Mar] 1967, 1s.  Tara Sheridan (Peter Owen Ltd) to Mrs. F. Mautner.  “Herewith one copy of My Contemporaries, as arranged by telephone call on the 7th March, 1967.”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 9 Mar 1967, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “I've been going carefully through L'Homme Foudroye on the question of possible cuts, which are difficult because Cendrars has a praiseworthy trick of picking up a thread just when one had become convinced that it was lost for ever....”    
       
 

Handwritten and signed postcard, 15 Mar 1967.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “I think on the whole that the Madame de Stael book is not for you....”

   
       
  Typed and signed letter, 17 Mar 1967, 1s.  Crosland to Elfreda Powell.  “There is something to be said for having an attic, even though spiders don't pay rent. Unfortunately no new Cocteau piece in this edition of La Table  Ronde....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 17 Mar 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “As I said, there is a good chance that you will be eligible for a bursary.  I cannot sponsor you as publishers are not permitted to do so....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 30 Mar 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Please fill in this form, preferably typed, as Elizabeth won't know all the details, and then send it to her with the enclosed letter....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 30 Mar 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Mrs. Elizabeth Moore.  “I would like to recommend Margaret Crosland for an Arts Council bursary.  She needs a sponsor....”    
       
 

Typed and signed letter, 1 Apr 1967, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “So many thanks for your letter and the one to Elizabeth.  I sent it off at once....”

   
       
  Typed and signed letter, 2 Apr 1967, 1s.  Parnell Bradbury to Elfreda Powell.  “Last November I wrote to Dr. Dave Palmer about using the quote from B.J.'s slogan:  ‘You can adjust a man well; you can adjust him sick again’....”    
       
 

Carbon copy typed letter, 3 Apr 1967, 1s.  Elfreda Powell to Parnell Bradbury.  “I am sending you galleys of Mechanics of Healing to be checked....”

   
       
 

Additional material relating to Mechanics of Healing:

   
       
 

Typed note,  n.d. 1967, 1s.  [Crosland to Peter Owen].  In reference to Parnell Bradbury and Mechanics of Healing.

   
       
  Typed note, n.d. 1967, 1s.  K. Lamont (registered naturopath and osteopath).  In reference to spinal manipulation.    
       
  The Role of the Chemical Mediator in Spinal Manipulation by Parnell Bradbury, 1 copy.    
       
  Carbon copy typed draft, 1p.  Synopsis of a spinology course.    
       
 

Photocopy of a typed and signed letter, 27 Sept 1966, 2s.  Thomas G. Dummer (International Federation of Practitioners of Natural Therapeutics Ltd) to Crosland.

   
       
  Typed and signed letter, 8 Apr 1967, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Thank you for all you are doing for me, I really do appreciate it very much.  Before I forget, here is a sample of work by Topor:  how to be ghastly though brilliant....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 11 Apr 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “It was nice to have seen you.  I will let you know about the cartoon book as soon as possible....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 13 Apr 1967, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Many thanks for your letter.  My only doubt about the biographies is whether your list is right for them, since I know you prefer something more contemporary....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 14 Apr 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thanks for the Topor book which I haven't had a chance to look at yet....”    
       
 

Typed and signed letter, 27 Apr 1967, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “I hope the conference in Dublin went well.  This is just a short note about two points....”

   
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 28 Apr 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thank you for your letter.  Colette. There is an interest in her but there would only be any point to it if it were really drastically revised and more or less a new book with new material....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 3 May 1967, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Thank you for your last letter about Colette.  Obviously there is new material or I would not have suggested doing this but it will have to wait for the time being....”    
       
 

Carbon copy typed letter, 4 May 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thanks for your letter.  Keep in touch when the Colette and other ideas are possible....”

   
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 10 May 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “I am away from the office but can be reached at the hospital where I am for a few days....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 12 May 1967, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Further to our telephone conversations last week this is the situation:  if my income were good, its irregularity would not matter....”    
       
  Typed note, 14 May 1967, 1s.  Crosland to [Peter Owen].  “Don Juan Ayos Sobre el Origin de su Leyenda.  Essays on the origin of his legend. Second edition.  Buenos Airias [sic].  1942 156 pp. I have always been interested in Gregorio Maranon....”    
       
  Typed note, 14 May 1967, 1s.  Crosland to [Peter Owen].  “Darnely-Mary Queen of Scots.  I had a talk yesterday with Graham Stewart, the TV and film producer who first put this idea to me....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 15 May 1967, 1s.  [Elfreda Powell] to Crosland.  “Many thanks for your note.  It was nice of you to write.  Certainly, we'll keep in touch and I hope to see you soon anyway....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 16 May 1967, 1s plus typed list, 1p.  Crosland to Elfreda Powell.  .  “Many thanks for your letter.  I had given some thought to these alternative Cocteau pieces but I didn't know how the Americans had reacted generally....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 17 May 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Herewith a copy of the letter which has gone to your solicitor.  As I understand it, this letter is more or less a formality to help you with your mortgage....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 17 May 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “This confirms that we will be employing you in an advisory capacity for editorial work, etc. at a salary of £150 per annum....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 17 May 1967, 1s.  Elaine Green Ltd (Literary Agency) to Elfreda Powell.  “Enclosed is a copy of the Italian edition of Capriccio Italiano by Sanguineti....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 18 May 1967, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “I have just been studying a thesis about Radiguet, published in Switzerland....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 22 May 1967, 1s.  Elfreda Powell to Crosland.  “I understand Peter has already mentioned Sanguineti to you and you have agreed to read his Capriccio Italiano....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 31 May 1967, 1s plus photostat of poem, 1p.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Herewith the Pavese volume together with a photostat of the one poem that it would be useful if you translate as a specimen....”    
       
  Typed note, [May-Jun] 1967, 1s.  Beatrice Musgrave (Peter Owen Ltd) to [Peter Owen]. “Margaret Crosland Pavese.  I like her translation of the four, it is the only one that has really “engaged” my interest and feeling....”    
       
 

Typed and signed postcard, 18 Jun 1967.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “I was very pleased to see your Galsworthy books get a good showing from the Observer today....”

   
       
  Typed and signed letter, 28 Jun 1967, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Sorry I wasn't able to get in today after all, I found I had more appointments than I had realised.  Maybe this version of the Pavese poem is a little too romantic....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 3 Jul 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thanks for your letter, etc.  I will be writing to you in about a day or two about the Pavese poetry.  It looks promising....”    
       
 

Carbon copy typed letter, 6 Jul 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “I have got the address of De Chirico and would like to chase him about illustration....”

   
       
 

Carbon copy typed letter, 7 Jul 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “I am pleased to tell you that we are all agreed that your Pavese translation is very good....”

   
       
  Typed letter, 8 Jul 1967, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Thank you for your cheque, please remember to make it out to Crosland next time. Here is the translated letter for Chirico....”    
       
  Typed letter, 8 Jul 1967, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Herewith the Cocteau pieces and also the list I took away from the file last week....”    
       
  Typed letter, [Jul] 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Giorgio de Chirico.  “I was told by Flammarion that you would let us have some illustrations for Hebdomeros....”    
       
  Typed letter, 10 Jul 1967, 1s with Carbon copy typed letter of same.  Peter Owen to Giorgio de Chirico.  Je vous ecris au sujet de votre livre HEBDOMEROS que nous aurons l'honneur d’editer en langue anglaise pendant les premiers mois de l'ann‚e prochaine....”    
       
  Typed and signed postcard, [Jul] 1967.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Just to thank you for the royalty cheque and to say that Denise Merlin will be here during the week 5-10 August and will bring some more Topor drawings....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 14 Jul 1967, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “As I had been led to believe, W. H. Allen did in the end decide against Four Roses For Lucienne by Roland Topor....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 17 Jul 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “I will be away when Denise Merlin is here and so will Beatrice.  Elizabeth does not know anything about Topor....”    
       
  Handwritten and signed letter, 19 Jul 1967, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Sorry about this unprofessional document but I can't find anything at the moment.  I will see if the Corgi edition of Topor's novel The Tenant is available....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 21 Jul 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “If you could let me know about Pavese poems before I go we could finalise terms, but it is not essential....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 22 Jul 1967, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Many thanks for your various letters. Pavese.  I have a basis for payment and could discuss it with you on Wednesday if you have a moment....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 24 Jul 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thanks for your letter and the enclosures.  I look forward to the rest so that we can try and finalise American publication now....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 27 Jul 1967, 1s (2 copies).  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Pavese Poems; I confirm the following. The translation is expected to be about 30,000 words making 128 pages....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 27 Jul 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Giono.  Mrs. Bradley tells me that none of the enclosed books have appeared in English, which I do not believe is accurate as some time ago I believe we discovered that Noe had been translated....”    
       
  Handwritten note, 1967, 1s.  In reference to Pavese.    
       
1:14 Typed and signed letter, 12 Aug 1967, 1s.  Crosland to Elizabeth (Peter Owen Ltd).  “I enclose as I promised another copy of the catalogue for Topor's exhibition in Holland....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 21 Aug 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “I have just got back so this is going to be short.  Herewith letter from Moorepark.  He had sold My Contemporaries....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 23 Aug 1967, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Many thanks for your letter.  I am glad that the Cocteau has been finally sold in the U.S. Here are answers to your points....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 24 Aug 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thanks for your letter.  I am asking Chilton to return the material you requested. Leduc:  There is not any point in reading anything more as an option has been sold and we cannot get these books at the moment....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 27 Aug 1967, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Many thanks for your letter.  The Leduc I read mainly for my own edification because I thought Frieda [sic] had looked at them before....”    
       
 

Typed and signed letter, 28 Aug 1967, 1s (2 copies).  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Giono.  It isn't very easy to decide on another novel, for Le Grand Troupeau is probably the best but it may be thought old-fashioned from some angles....”

   
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 29 Aug 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thanks for your letter.  De Chirico:  I definitely think we should paragraph the material....”    
       
  Handwritten note, 1967, 1s.  In reference to Crosland/title/poem/blurb notes.    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 1 Sept 1967, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Just a line about Parnell Bradbury's books which we just mentioned briefly last week....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 5 Sept 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Pavese Poems:  Could you make a suggestion regarding a title and if possible my chance of a rough sentence I can work into a blurb for the booklist....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 7 Sept 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “I have now had a final selection from Chilton—ignore the previous letter about material they want....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 9 Sept 1967, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Thank you for your letter about the Cocteau pieces.  You should in fact have copies of them in your office....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 11 Sept 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Plon (Librarie).  “We have collected some miscellaneous writings of Cocteau under the title of My Contemporaries....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 14 Sept 1967, 1s.  Harvey E. Philips to Crosland.  “Here are the new chapters for our edition of My Contemporaries by Jean Cocteau....”    
       
 

Typed and signed letter, 19 Sept 1967, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Further to our telephone talk and your letter I would add the following about L'Inuite de Job....”

   
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 21 Sept 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Sorry you could not make the party—it was rather good and we missed you.  Herewith the cheque for the Portugese book....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 28 Sept 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “I think we are just off with the Topor. I imagine we will want to do a short book of cartoons and a selection from the stories....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed note, 29 Sept 1967, 1s.  [Peter Owen] to Crosland.  “Herewith one file copy of Mechanics of Healing.  Six have been sent to Dr. Bradbury.”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 29 Sept 1967, 1s (2 copies).  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “TOPOR:  We are agreed that we would like to go ahead....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 30 Sept 1967, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Many thanks for your letter and the Pires material, which I return.  What emerges from all this is that the book is very good but remains possibly more interesting to continental countries than to England....”    
       
  Typed note, 1967, 1s.  Crosland to [Peter Owen].  In reference to Contemporaries of All Time.    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 2 Oct 1967, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Many thanks for your letter about Topor. I am very glad that you would like to do a book and I will pass your offer on to Paris....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 2 Oct 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thank you so much for your letter.  I agree with you about the Portugal book....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 3 Oct 1967, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Many thanks for your letter of the 2nd about Topor and Cocteau.  I have naturally forwarded the Topor offer at once and we can only wait....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 3 Oct 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland .  “Topor:  We want to bring the stories and illustrations together....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 4 Oct 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thanks for your letter.  Topor:  you have my letter—please let me hear as soon as you know....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 5 Oct 1967, 1s.  [Peter Owen] to Crosland.  “My Contemporaries.  Freda omitted to prepare copyright fees before she left.  Only Grasset and you have been paid....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 6 Oct 1967, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Sorry you had this trouble about My Contemporaries.  This is the situation....”    
       
  Typed note, 10 Oct 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “£50 advance is due to Bradbury, but he has had books totaling almost £50.  Shall we pay him or contra [sic]?  Please advise.”    
       
  Carbon copy typed note, 10 Oct 1967, 1s.  [Peter Owen] to Crosland.  “Herewith £25 advance de Chirico translation, on account.”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 12 Oct 1967, 1s.  Crosland to Pat Dickinson (Peter Owen Ltd).  “I'm writing to you since the boss is away.  I wonder if you would mind giving the enclosed note to Nicholas....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 14 Oct 1967, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “This is to confirm what I told your secretary over the telephone about Topor.  The author/artist does not want a collection of drawings published in book form with illustrations....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 19 Oct 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thanks for your letters waiting on my return.  Herewith please find the advance due for Bradbury.  I trust he will pay us by cheque for the books he has bought from us....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 21 Oct 1967, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Many thanks for your letter.  I will try to deal with all its points.  Bradbury.  He will certainly pay for his books.…”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 23 Oct 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  Topor:  “I have just talked to Beatrice—we would go up to £100 but only if we can use drawings and text....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 23 Oct 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thanks for your letter.  Cocteau:  Do you want an agreement now....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 25 Oct 1967, 1s plus Typed note with handwritten figures in reference to editor translator fees, 1s; Typed note in reference to Contemporaries of All Time, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “If I cannot let you have the Cocteau synopsis by the end of the week it will follow you to the States....”    
       
 

Carbon copy typed letter, 26 Oct 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Sorry it was overlooked to send your cheque; I did not know the manuscript was complete....”

   
       
  Typed and signed letter, 1 Nov 1967, 1s.  Crosland to ML (Peter Owen Ltd).  “Before he went away Peter asked me about Pavese's essays.  The situation about this book (American Literature and Other Essays) is that it consists partly of original articles....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed note, 3 Nov 1967, 1s.  Crosland to University of London Library.  “The Private World of Jean Giono by W.D. Redfern.  Please find enclosed the above book returned.”    
       
  Typed note, 1967, 1s.  [Crosland to Peter Owen].  Telephone message in reference to Topor.    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 11 Nov 1967, 1s.  Crosland to Pat Dickinson (Peter Owen Ltd).  “Many thanks for your note about Topor and what Beatrice says. I confirm what I have had from France....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 14 Nov 1967, 1s.  [Peter Owen] to Crosland.  “I have just returned from New York, and a friend there, who is relatively new as regards his own imprint, but not new to publishing, asked me if I knew of a suitable scout for him....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 18 Nov 1967, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “I hope you had a good trip and earned your firm lots of dollars to make up for the present dreary situation....”    
       
  Nov 1967.  [Commission statement], 1p.    
       
  Typed and signed postcard, 22 Nov 1967.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Many thanks for your recommendation to David White....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 24 Nov 1967, 1s.  [Peter Owen] to Crosland.  “Herewith my cheque for £4.  I am sorry I was so rushed the other day, but I had only just got back....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 28 Nov 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Herewith Supervielle.  The contract is all but signed....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 28 Nov 1967, 1s.  Beatrice Musgrave (Peter Owen Ltd) to Crosland.  “We have made a choice of Topor drawings—rather more than the 12 we can have to give you a slightly freer hand when negotiating.”    
       
  Handwritten and signed letter, 28 Nov 1967, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Many thanks for your letter.  Pavese. Certainly I wouldn't recommend doing the essays now, and not at too great length....”    
       
  Typed note, 1967, 1s.  [Crosland to Peter Owen].  Telephone message in reference to Topor.    
       
  Typed and signed postcard, 2 Dec 1967.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Topor's agent has told me over the telephone that he agrees to the use of 10 or 12 drawings for the £100 advance....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 4 Dec 1967, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “A line to say that I heard from the University of Turin about Pavese's thesis on Walt Whitman....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 5 Dec 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Turin:  Is this Whitman thing essential? Is the rest of Pavese material no use for essays at all....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 7 Dec 1967, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Sorry you seem to have misunderstood me about Pavese.  The thesis is potentially interesting, I have not seen it....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 10 Dec 1967, 1s.  Charles G. Bode to Peter Owen.  “I am sorry but I cannot afford getting involved in anything to do with the details of a translator....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 12 Dec 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Supervielle.  Frankly I am in two minds about this and I certainly don't want to put a huge amount into the translation which on the other hand has got to be good....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 14 Dec 1967, 1s.  Peter Owen to Giulio Einaudi Editor.  “We are considering editing a book of Pavese's writings on American literature and would very much like to see a copy of Pavese's thesis on Walt Whitman....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 16 Dec 1967, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “I am afraid I must return the Supervielle to you without further discussion with Richard Coe because I am afraid neither of us can accept the terms you offer....”    
       
 

Carbon copy typed letter, 20 Dec 1967, 1s.  [Peter Owen] to Crosland.  “Thanks for your letters.  Beatrice has asked me to reply to hers as she is not coming in....”

   
       
  Typed and signed letter, 27 Dec 1967, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Many thanks for your letter of the 20th. I am glad you will be available on Jan 5th and I will come to the office just before 1 pm unless I hear from the contrary....”    
       
  Commission statement for Topor and de Chirico, 1p.    
       
1968      
1:15 Typed and signed letter, 4 Jan 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “I am sending you a translation of a letter I have had from Topor, from which you will see that nothing is yet very clear....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 4 Jan 1968.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  Many thanks for your letter and the Colette books.  My immediate reactions are as follows:  Les Vrilles de la Vigne and Le Voyage Egoiste are both publishable as separate books....Typed and signed letter, 1s; Carbon copy typed note in reference to options and terms for various titles, 1s.    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 6 Jan 1968.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  I enjoyed very much seeing you yesterday, I think with your help the Topor book will really turn into something exciting....Typed and signed letter, 1s.    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 9 Jan 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Topor contract.  I don't think this can be finalised until you have been to Paris and settled the American rights situation, but here are some of the points, working from your standard contract....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 9 Jan 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “It was nice to have seen you.  Topor:  I confirm that we will be glad for you to translate this book which is not to exceed 40,000 words and must be based on a selection of his best work....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 11 Jan 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Herewith the Topor agreement.  I am afraid I cannot make the starting royalty 7 1/2% because of the translation cost....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed memo, 11 Jan 1968, 1p.  [Michael Levien to Peter Owen].  “Pavese.  Two samples of two poems translated by Margaret Crosland (‘The South Seas’ and ‘The Boy Within Me’)....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 12 Jan 1968, 1s.  ML to Crosland.  “Peter has asked me to return the two Pavese poems to you with, perhaps, some helpful comments....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 15 Jan 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Herewith a report as requested.  This is already going to be a pretty expensive book so I would rather keep translation fee at £3....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 22 Jan 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Thank you for this statement.  Would I be an awful bore if I asked to have it re-typed?....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 24 Jan 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “I have now got The White Notebook tied up it seems....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 25 Jan 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Thank you for your letter, I am glad to hear that Le Livre Blan is now organised....”    
       
  Handwritten and signed postcard, 27 Jan 1968.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “I looked in [La Hune] bookshop at St. Germain for Le Livre Blanc, in vain....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 4 Feb 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “I hope you are safely back from Paris with good results all round.  With all the Cocteau junketing at the moment you may be asked about publishing some of his letters....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 5 Feb 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thanks for your letter.  I have written to Tynan as enclosed.  It is always difficult and one doesn't like to push too hard....”  Includes Carbon copy typed letter Peter Owen to Kenneth Tynan (The Observer), 1s.    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 9 Feb 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thank you for your letter.  Yes, your planning sounds good, to carry on with Topor until we dig out of the White Book....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 10 Feb 1968, 1s plus agreement, 3p.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Following the notes I've received from Denise Merlin I have attempted to sort out this contract, but naturally I await your final agent on the arrangements for the U.S....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 14 Feb 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Herewith Le Livre Blanc.  Luckily it is not a long book in view of the various other things you have in hand for us....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 13 Feb 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Topor Agreement:  This seems to be getting more and more complicated as Denise Merlin seems to be slipping in things never agreed....”  Includes photocopy of a typed and signed letter Editions Gallimard to Peter Owen, 4 Dec 1967, 1s.    
       
  Typed and signed postcard, 1968.   Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Topor. Sorry about all this but I was told you had agreed to it!  I don't see how we can cut out the French agent completely on American sales....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 17 Feb 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “I have written off to France about the Topor 14 Feb 1968 contract, saying that we must settle this and that you are the right publisher for him....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 19 Feb 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Topor:  Let's see what happens.  Le Livre Blanc: It was an outright payment I had in mind....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 23 Feb 1968, 1s (2 copies).  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Many thanks for the various messages you left for me with Michael.  I left with him the contract for the Cocteau Anthology II....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 26 Feb 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thank you for your letter.  £4 per thousand is acceptable on this short book....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 28 Feb 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Thank you for your last letter.  If you want to put other autobiographical stuff with Le Livre Blanc I would consider the Dargelos chapter from Portraits Souvenirs....”    
       
  29 Feb 1968.  Commission statement, 1p.    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 1 Mar 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “I am sending you with this the copy of Paris Album, which in the chapter headed ‘School’ has a piece about Dargelos and four drawings....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 4 Mar 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Here is an attempted blurb for Hebdomeros.  I have struggled with it and if no good I shant be upset....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 7 Mar 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thank you for the book etc. and reports. Please see my letter to Weaver.  The Knowledge of Grief which you mention under the Italian title is in fact ours and is in the process of translation....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 8 Mar 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Topor.  I have received the following letter from Denise Merlin.  She agrees to the payment of £100 to include the drawings....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 9 Mar 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Many thanks for your letter and cheque. I wish I had known about the other novel, it would have saved me a lot of time.  However, you will see how unbearably conscientious I am!  Adalgisa is fiction....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 11 Mar 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thanks for your letter.  You will see my letter to Denise Merlin.  This is no complication. Please start on the translation now and perhaps you could give me an idea of completion date now....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 13 Mar 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “I have just heard that there are no other illustrations for Le Livre Blanc other than those already in the book....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 14 Mar 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Michael Bateman of “Atticus” I think has picked up Topor and wants to do something on him soon....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 16 Mar 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “I have sent these two stories to Michael Bateman and at least one more will follow tomorrow....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 19 Mar 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thanks for the Topor story and thanks for sending the material to Michael Bateman. Herewith the Topor stuff back....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 20 Mar 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Many thanks for your letter.  I have enclosed with this the Giono report, an account, which I hope is O.K., and the Chirico Introduction for Michael....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 21 Mar 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “I rang today to tell you that Michael Bateman rang up yesterday and we had a long talk about Topor....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 22 Mar 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thanks for your letters.  Herewith the cheque for reports and introduction....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 24 Mar 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Many thanks for the letter and cheque. Sorry I was out by 10/-.  I would not object to translate Cayrol at a later date but not Giono....”    
       
  Typed and signed postcard, 15 Apr 1968.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “I would be grateful if you persuade Gallimard to let me have a copy of Cocteau's Poesie Critique I....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 22 Apr 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Please see letter from William Weaver who seems to agree with you entirely....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 29 Apr 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “This is not meant to be a proper report, but I do think you should seriously consider publishing the Chirico Memoirs of My Life....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 30 Apr 1968, 1s.  Michael Levien to Crosland.  “I'll be working at home tomorrow, Wednesday, also probably on Thursday, so won't be here to see you or either of these days....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 3 May 1968, 1s.  Beatrice Musgrave (Peter Owen Ltd) to Crosland.  “If possible, I should like some idea of the length of Topor MS so that I can get estimates from printing in hand....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 6 May 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Many thanks for your letter.  It's very difficult trying to establish the length of the Topor MS because people's opinions vary so much about the merits of the stories....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 24 May 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “I am waiting to read the Topor stories but I don't wish to submit them without some illustrations which I consider to be very important....”    
       
  27 May 1968.  Commission statement, 2p.    
       
  Carbon copy typed  transcription of extract of a letter from William Weaver to [Peter Owen], 28 May 1968, 1p.    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 29 May 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “I was glad to see you for a short time yesterday, and thank you for the cheque.  I decided to do this short Topor story but you may decide that the British public couldn't take it....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 31 May 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thank you for the stories and your letter.  I saw that French edition of the new Topor book when I was in Paris....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 17 Jun 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “I hope you had an interesting and profitable time in Holland.  I gather you would like an introduction to Le Livre Blanc....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 17 Jun 1968, 1s (2 copies).  [Peter Owen] to Crosland.  “I've had a word with Peter about your proposed introduction to Le Livre Blanc.  He suggests the fee should be the same as for your introduction to Hebdomeros....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 25 Jun 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Michael says he thinks you would like to translate the De Chirico Autobiography when the contract is signed....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 27 Jun 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Thank you for your letter of the 25th. I'm afraid that I can't decide about the de Chirico translation until I know the number of words involved....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, [Jun-Jul] 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Denise Merlin: I am perfectly happy to pay the money, but under English Law it is taxable unless she completes the tax exemption certificate....”    
       
 

Carbon copy typed letter, 1 Jul 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Do you want another look at the de Chirico book?....”

   
       
  Typed and signed letter, 1 Jul 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “I've just had a letter from Denise Merlin asking for Topor's first advance to be paid to her through the post office....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 4 Jul 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “On the De Chirico translation, which obviously I want to do, I will have to have at least £250 or at least 20% of the American rights....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 9 Jul 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Herewith a cheque for The White Book at £4 per 1000 as agreed.  Introduction fee will follow when complete....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 10 Jul 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Thank you for the cheque for Le Livre Blanc.  I think the best thing to do with the introduction to this is to put together all the material I can and hope it comes to a reasonable length....”    
       
 

Carbon copy typed letter, 12 Jul 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  De Chirico:  “Yes, you can have money as and when you need it on account....”

   
       
 

Typed and signed letter, 14 Jul 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Many thanks for your letter.  On the Chirico could I have also 10% of my English serial rights?....”

   
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 15 Jul 1968, 1s with AN, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “De Chirico:  Yes, I agree that you get 10% of any money paid for the translation for serial....”    
       
 

Carbon copy typed letter, 16 Jul 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “I have read your fascinating synopsis. We certainly would like to do Meeting At Mantua in any case....”

   
       
 

Carbon copy typed letter, 19 Jul 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “I think I may have good news for you.  I saw Charles Osborne and he is sympathetic....”

   
       
  Typed and signed letter, 20 Jul 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Many thanks for your letter and all that you have been doing on my behalf.  I'm very glad that you like the idea of Meeting At Mantua....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 23 Jul 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “I think Mantua might be in the bad [sic].  As we commissioned this book and it is likely we are getting you a subsidy I would like a share in foreign rights, etc....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, [23 Jul] 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “I have completed the form as far as I can; will you do the rest and forward it to Charles Osborne immediately with my letter....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 24 Jul 1968, 1s with AN, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Bradbury statement.  Please could your accounts department retype this statement in readable form....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 24 Jul 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Further to my last letter of July 20th I have had a talk with Gillion Aitken of Anthony Sheil about the contract for Meeting At Mantua....”    
       
 

Carbon copy typed letter, 24 Jul 1968, 1s.  [Peter Owen] to Crosland.  :”Herewith the agreement.  Please see alterations on Clause 5 a)....”

   
       
 

Carbon copy typed letter, 26 Jul 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Virginia tells me that the translation of The White Book is very good indeed....”

   
       
  Typed and signed letter, 26 Jul 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Many thanks for your various letters. It was thoughtful of you to recommend me to the German people who want a scout....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 27 Jul 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “I'm glad you like Le Livre Blanc.  It is in fact a very moving book....”    
       
1:16 Typed and signed postcard, 3 Aug 1968.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “As I had rather suspected, the tax exemption forms for Topor have been lost.  I'm sorry to bother you about this....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 7 Aug 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “I had a letter from Peter today in which he asks me to put this proposition to you.  Peter suggests that we get either The Observer (Coulour [sic] Mag.), Sunday Times (Coulour Mag.)....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 10 Aug 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Many thanks for your letter about the suggested interview with Goudeket.  This is in principle a bright idea but I don't think it would work....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 13 Aug 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Sorry to keep on writing letters but I have just had a note from Topor....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 14 Aug 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen. “Here is the first chapter of Chirico's Autobiography.  I hope you like his odd style....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 20 Aug 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “As per your letter of 17.6.68, I am enclosing our cheque for 10 guineas for The White Book....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 22 Aug 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Thank you for your letter and cheque. I'm sorry you couldn't see your way to a slight improvement in payment for the introduction....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 26 Aug 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “I hope that Topor will succeed in filling in the tax exemption forms....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 6 Sept 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Very difficult to do this Colette blurb because I don't have one single one of the texts here....”.  Includes typed [introduction], 1p.    
       
  Typed note, 8 Sept 1968, 1s.  [Peter Owen] to Crosland.  “Herewith please find enclosed three copies of Hebdomeros.”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 20 Sept 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Colette:  I see your point about the Colette article.  It's a pity as we could have probably had a free trip to Paris....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 26 Sept 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “I received my copies of Hebdomeros today and I think it looks good.  I hope it sells....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 29 Sept 1968, 1s.  [Peter Owen] to Crosland.  “Thanks for letters, here after Frankfurt.  If you'd like to see me, would you like to name a day [of] the week starting Oct 7th....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 14 Oct 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “I have heard from the Arts Council today, and they have decided that they are unable to recommend a maintenance grant to you....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 18 Oct 1968, 1s (plus 2 handwritten note, 1s each).  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Thank you for your last letter.  I'm sorry that the Arts Council still thinks I am so boring but it is up to me to prove that I'm not....”  Includes typed and carbon copy typed agreement, 2p.    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 24 Oct 1968, 1s.  ML to Crosland.  “Peter has asked me to check with you as to whether you have written to ask for the English language rights in all the Topor drawings....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 25 Oct 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Michael Levien.  “I have tried to be as short as I could in my letter to Peter about Topor but could not abbreviate it any more without losing time over a re-write....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 25 Oct 1968, 1s (2 copies).  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Michael thought it would be best if I wrote to you direct on the question of American rights for Topor....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 31 Oct 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “I hope you had a good time in the States with lots of worthwhile business.  I shall look forward to hearing how you got on with the Topor-Locke situation....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 31 Oct 1968, 1s.  [Peter Owen] to Crosland.  “I have received letters today from Peter in New York.  He seems to have had a great success in selling our books in general....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 31 Oct 1968, 1s (2 copies).  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Colette:  OK we will accept the following terms: If 30,000 words £100, and if 40,000 words £125 or pro rata between these figures....”    
       
 

Typed and signed letter, 1 Nov 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Michael has given me news of you and I do congratulate you on all your successful selling. I mentioned in an earlier letter our earlier version of a Cocteau anthology....”

   
       
 

Carbon copy typed list of press comments on Crosland's translations, 1p.

   
       
  Typed and signed postcard, 2 Nov 1968.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Had your note of Oct 31st about the terms on the Colette book.  David Le Vay and I agree that this is a fair suggestion....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed note, 5 Nov 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Please find enclosed three copies of Topor:  Stories and Drawings....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 6 Nov 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thanks for being so quick on the Cocteau Anthology synopsis....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 9 Nov, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Thank you for your letter of the 6th and enclosure.  I shall hope that the Cocteau anthology can go ahead....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 9 Nov 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “The Mechanics of Healing—Bradbury.  A proposition from a French publisher to buy the rights has fallen through but the French School of Osteopathy urgently need duplicated copies of the book....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 12 Nov 1968, 1s.  [Peter Owen] to Crosland.  “Thanks for your letter.  We have found the de Chirico specimen translation here and have had it copied and sent to New York....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 12 Nov 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Here is the list of translations.  I have not included either the Marquis de Sade or Topor but of course you may add them if you wish....”  Includes carbon copy typed list of translations by Crosland, 1p.    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 13 Nov 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Briefly, I have found out what was wrong with previous applications to the Arts Council....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 14 Nov 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Thank you for all the care you have taken over the application to the Arts Council....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 18 Nov 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thank you for your letter of 14.11.68. I have forwarded the cutting to Charles Osborne....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 25 Nov 1968, 1s.  Crosland to the Editor of The Times Literary Supplement.  “I was naturally pleased that my translation of de Chirico's Hebdomeros was of such interest to your reviewer in the issue of November 21st....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 25 Nov 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “I was pleased to see that the Times Literary Supplement gave so much space to Hebdomeros....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 26 Nov 1968, 1s  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thanks for The Times Literary Supplement copy letter.  I sent the review to the Arts Council as I think it will help you....”    
       
  Handwritten and signed letter, [Nov] 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Thankyou [sic] for your letter.  I hope both the Chirico deals come off.  I'll obviously tell the BBC to mention you....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 28 Nov 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Sorry to bother you with more letters when you are so busy but we ought to straighten out the Topor commission situation....”    
       
  Nov 1968.  Commission statement, 1p.    
       
  Typed amendments for re-print for Opium by Cocteau, 2p.    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 5 Dec 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “First of all, I would like to say how much Wendy and I appreciate your help.  Wendy said she could not have coped without you....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 6 Dec 1968, 1s.  [Peter Owen] to Crosland.  “Herewith a review which I think you will be glad to have on Hebdomeros.  We would like to go ahead on buying Roland's new book so could you transmit the offer to Merlin....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 8 Dec 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Many thanks for your letters, the photograph and the Hebdomeros review.  I have since seen that the Daily Telegraph did it on Thursday, quite good....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 10 Dec 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Yes, I saw the Telegraph.  I am sending Roland The Observer.  He managed to find two copies of the Tenant, and I am sending him one copy, so it is OK....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 11 Dec 1968, 1s.  Editions Buchet/Chastel to Peter Owen.  "Monsieur Roland Topor nous signale qu'il vous a rend u visite il y a quelques jours et que vous tes en principe d'accord, de publier son nouvea u roman:  Joko Fete son Anniversaire qui doit paraitre, chez nous au mois de janvier...."    
       
  Carbon copytyped letter, 12 Dec 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Editiones Buchet/Chastel.  "We have made an offer for Joko Fete son Anniversaire through Roland's English agent, Margaret Crosland...."    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 16 Dec 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Mrs. Peggy Armstrong.  “As promised I am sending you £50 for Margaret Crosland and I understand you will be collecting the same amount from Neville, to be passed to Margaret to help her over the next year....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 16 Dec 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Herewith the Topor novel.  We have got to work out terms once our offer has been accepted, and I imagine you will want to show it to David Le Vay....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 17 Dec 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Prentice-Hall are very interested in the Cocteau Anthology, but before I send a reply I am sending you my draft letter for your amendments and comments....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 20 Dec 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Many thanks indeed for your “nice surprise.”  It is something that will make a big difference to life and especially to work, for nobody works very well when they are anxious about the future....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 22 Dec 1968, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Your letter of the 17th about Cocteau did not arrive until today but I will do my best to answer it before Christmas.  The details are on a separate sheet....”  Includes handwritten list, 1p.    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 23 Dec 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thanks for your letter.  Don't worry about the Arts Council as it is going to take two or three months—as it's Civil Service....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 23 Dec 1968, 1s.  Peter Owen to Mary Hoeck.  “Margaret Crosland tells me that you have an interesting collection of Cocteau letters, in which we might be interested....”    
       
  Typed and signed postcard, 30 Dec 1968.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “I replied in detail to your letter about the Prentice-Hall questions, just before Christmas, I hope you have had it by now.…”    
       
  Typed [introduction] to Apollinaire by Francis Steegmuller, 1p.    
       
  [?].  Typed note in reference to Orphee:  Jean Cocteau, 1 piece.    
       
1969      
1:17 Typed and signed letter, 1 Jan 1969, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “This appears to be New Year's Day, so a happy New Year to you and the firm generally.  I'm sending you some more pages of the de Chirico autobiography....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 1 Jan 1969, 1s.  Michael Levien to Crosland.  “I'm sending you herewith copies of the Colette book we have received to date....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 2 Jan 1969, 1s.  Valerie Hodgson (British Broadcasting Company) to Crosland.  “I am so sorry not to have written to you before further to our telephone conversation before Christmas.  I am now writing to give you full details of the Topor drawings we used....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 7 Jan 1969, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thanks for your letter.  I am going to see Topor in Paris....”    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 20 Jan 1969, 1s.  Crosland to Michael Levien.  “I enclose a report on the Troyat book another chapter of de Chirico and a bill....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 26 Jan 1969, 1s.  [Peter Owen] to Crosland.  “You presumably have had the letter confirming the Arts Council Award.  You must reply….”    
       
  Handwritten and signed postcard, [Jan-Feb] 1969.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Many thanks for your letter.  I'm getting on fairly well.  I have acknowledged the Arts Council letter and await their reply.…”    
       
  Handwritten and signed postcard, [Jan-Feb] 1969.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Thank you for your letter.  I'm getting on well and produce just enough remote symptoms to stay here a little longer....”    
       
  Handwritten and signed letter, 1 Feb 1969, 2s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Sorry the letter got lost.  This is the best I can do.  I can't remember at all what the 15,000 word thing can be, unless it is [Adventures Quotidiennes]....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 4 Feb 1969.  [Peter Owen] to Crosland.  We did finalise the first Colette Places on 31 October.  You get a sliding scale according to the length and 15% share in US rights....Carbon copy typed letter, 1s.    
       
  Handwritten and signed postcard, 4 Feb 1969.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “So many thanks to both of you for coming to see me.  I've been through [Le Potomak] carefully....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 6 Feb 1969, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “I hope you are continuing to improve. You looked very well indeed when we saw you....”    
       
  Handwritten and signed postcard, 8 Feb 1969.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Many thanks for your two letters. Tomorrow I see David Le Vay and will finalise things....”    
       
  Handwritten and signed letter, 10 Feb 1969, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Many thanks for your letter of 4th and 6th February.  I'm surprised you consider a translation to be slightly shorter than the original....”    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 11 Feb 1969, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “Thanks for your letter regarding the stories by Colette.  Can I make the following suggestion, as it would be impossible to meet 165 guineas and give a large slice in the US rights....”    
       
  Handwritten and signed letter, 22 Feb 1969, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “I'm sending you the letter I had from the BBC early in January about the Topor drawing they used in “Late-Night Line-Up....”  (See also letter of 2 Jan 1969)    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 24 Feb 1969, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “I am glad to hear that you are getting on all right.  I have heard nothing from Buchet/Chastel regarding Topor....”    
       
  26 Feb 1969.  Commission statement, 1p.    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 27 Feb 1969, 1s.  Peter Owen to Crosland.  “We are now just about to get the agreement signed for Le voyage Egoiste and Adventures Quotidiennes....”    
       
  [Peter Owen].  Typed memorandum in reference to Crosland's percentage of the de Chirico payment, 4 Sept 1969, 1p.    
       
  Typed and signed letter, 17 Feb, 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “The remaining few pages of the first part of the de Chirico memoirs attached....”.  Includes typed memorandum in reference to same, 1p.    
       
  Carbon copy typed letter, 16 Apr 1969, 1s.  [Peter Owen] to Crosland.  “Herewith cheque for £169 being balance of Chirico....”    
       
  Photocopy of a typed and signed letter, n.d., 1s.  Crosland to Peter Owen.  “Thanks for your last letter.  I'll let you know what I learn from Thibaut de Sade....”  Includes typed extract from La Nouvelle Justine, 8p.    
       
  No date.  Crosland to [Peter Owen].  Photocopy of a typed memorandum in reference to Blaise Cendrars and Selected Writings, 2p.    
       
  No date. Crosland to [Peter Owen].  Photocopy of a typed memorandum in reference to Carlo Emilio Gadda, 2p.    
 

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