Dorothy Richardson: A Calendar of Letters
by Geroge Thomson

Professor Thomson makes another lasting contribution to Richardson scholarship in Dorothy Richardson: A Calendar of Letters. This e-book documents more than 2000 letters and cards sent by Richardson to friends, acquaintances, publishers, and readers. A further 170 letters sent to the author by others and over 60 third-party letters relating to her life and work are also included. Each entry gives the date and place of writing, quotes the opening words of the communication, briefly summarizes its content, and includes a description of the letter or card, with its location and details of publication when appropriate. The arrangement is chronological.

A Calendar of Letters attests to Thomson’s travels and his diligent research into some twenty-nine libraries and archives, from the Beinecke Library to the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center and from the Berg Collection in New York to the Manuscript Division of the British Library. Letters from five private collections are also recorded.

Gloria Fromm in Dorothy Richardson: A Biography (1977) established a solid foundation for Richardson studies and then built handsomely upon that foundation with Windows on Modernism: Selected Letters of Dorothy Richardson (1995). During the past decade Professor Thomson has advanced the work initiated by Fromm. Scholars and general readers alike have already benefited from his books: A Reader's Guide to Dorothy Richardson's “Pilgrimage” (1996), Notes on "Pilgrimage": Dorothy Richardson Annotated (1999), and The Editions of Dorothy Richardson's “Pilgrimage”: A Comparison of Texts (2001). 

Dorothy Richardson: A Calendar of Letters is a welcomed addition.

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Published 17 June 2007
50th Anniversary of Richardon's Death

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