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Horsebrook House
XV The Green
Calne
Wiltshire
UK
SN11 8DQ
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Telephone 01249 821121
Mobile 07739 589911
Specialists Autograph Letters, Manuscripts, Signed Photos, Literary Property in all fields, especially Royalty, Literature
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Horsebrook House
XV The Green
Calne
Wiltshire
UK
SN11 8DQ
Contact Sophie Dupré
Telephone 01249 821121
Mobile 07739 589911
Specialists Autograph Letters, Manuscripts, Signed Photos, Literary Property in all fields, especially Royalty, Literature
Sophie Dupré
Stand K05

WAUGH

Autograph letter Signed in full to Major Sir Ralph Dolignon FURSE (Evelyn, 1903-1966, Author), 1958

(1887–1973, civil servant) explaining that he is “writing the life of Ronnie Knox and shall be most grateful if you could give me any reminiscences of the year when you shared with him at the Old Parsonage. The names of his fellow lodgers which I have, are your own, D. R. Brandt, W. G. Fletcher, H. K. Marsden. The last two are familiar to me. Can you tell me anything of Brandt? Were there any others in the house? Am I right in supposing that during his last year Ronald was working hard for Greats and had given up most of his other activities? Did he see as much as ever of Julian Grenfell, Shaw-Stewart & Horace after they moved into digs? I have a lot of material on Ronald’s first three years. The last is a blank and I shall be most grateful for any details ...”, 2 sides 4to., Combe Florey house, nr Taunton, 9th January

Note
Sir Ralph was the only child of John Henry Monsell Furse, sculptor. In 1914 he married Margaret Cecilia (1890–1975) , daughter of the poet Sir Henry Newbolt. He was on active service throughout the war with King Edward's Horse, and was wounded in 1917. He won the DSO and bar and was twice mentioned in dispatches. They had two sons and two daughters. Both the daughters married Sir Laurence WHISTLER (1912-2000, poet and artist). After the death of his first wife, the actress Jill Furse, he married her sister Theresa. Evelyn Waugh was a close friend of Ronald KNOX (1888-1957, Priest, theologian and author of detective stories) and his literary executor. His biography ‘The Life of Ronald Knox’ appeared two years after his death. Waugh was a devout Catholic and fervent admirer of Knox's works. Unpublished.
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