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Nancy Pearn Papers
1922 - 1951
Manuscript Collection Number: 227
Accessioned: Purchased in 1991
Extent: 45 items (.33 linear ft.)
Content: Letters and cards.
Access: The collection is open for research.
Processed: October 1992 by Suzanne Hoffmann.
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Table of Contents
The papers of Nancy Pearn, a literary agent in the magazine
department of the London office of Curtis Brown, Ltd., consists
of incoming letters and cards spanning the dates 1922 - 1951 from
a variety of literary and scientific figures. The collection
contains four letters from Curtis Brown, including his letter of
June 26, 1922, in which he offers Pearn a position in his agency.
Other correspondents include physical scientists James Hopwood
Jeans and Arthur Stanley Eddington; philosophers and theologians
such as W.R. Inge, Gerald Heard and Malcolm Muggeridge; and
biographers, novelists, and playwrights such as Cynthia Asquith,
Naomi Mitchison, Marghanita Laski, May Sinclair, Ellen Cicely
Wilkinson, Clemence Dane, Somerset de Chair, Ronald Duncan, Susan
Ertz, Kate O'Brien, Clare Sheridan, and R.C. Sherriff. The
collection contains thirty autograph letters, eight typescript
letters, five postcards, and two greeting cards, all of which are
signed. Autograph notes, apparently in the hand of Nancy Pearn,
appear on some of the letters. The letters in each folder are
Folder -- Contents
F1 Correspondence, 1922-1928. 7 items.
F2 Correspondence, 1930-1932. 5 items.
F3 Correspondence, 1932-1934. 6 items.
F4 Correspondence, 1936-1939. 6 items.
F5 Correspondence, 1941-1949. 6 items.
F6 Correspondence, 1950-1951. 4 items.
F7 Correspondence, [n.d.]. 11 items.
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