Forster, Edward Morgan, 1879-1970 (novelist and critic)
- Existence: 1879 - 1970
Edward Morgan Forster (1879-1970), novelist
Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:
Includes a letter and a card from E. M. Forster to Holbrook, [1963?], relating to a proposed abridgement of 'Where Angels Fear To Tread'.
Letters and related items, mostly addressed to the editors of the Cambridge Review, and predominantly to Peter Hawkes. Some letters were intended for publication; most of the others concern the contribution (or otherwise) of articles and book reviews.
Will be pleased to see Datta and show him papers relevant to his thesis; his great grandfather was a friend of Charles Grant; mentions Henry Morris's biography of Grant, published in 1904.
Postcard. Looks forward to seeing Datta next Wednesday. Someone else has applied to see the diary.
Postcard. Report on a volume of manuscripts.
Postcard. Thanks Datta, and looks forward to visiting him next Sunday.
Aerogramme. Thanks for Christmas card; he is glad to have news of Datta and his wife, and has pleasant memories of Datta's hospitality; he is keeping well for his age, and has recently been to the Aegean and to Leiden; visit of Ravi Shankar; best wishes for 1957.
Letters from E. M. Forster to EHY.
Small leather-bound diary with entries for Dec. 1919 - Feb 1920 (American and Canadian tour), one entry in April and a few Aug.-Sep.; primarily notes on social engagements. At the front, names and addresses of American and Canadian contacts. Includes note: 'Don't express any opinion about any living poet except T.H. [Thomas Hardy]'. Individuals mentioned include 'G.A' [Gabriel Atkin] and E.M.F. [E.M. Forster]. NB. One detached folio (for memoranda) housed separately.
Asks for news, 'As for me, I stand as firmly as can be expected on this globe of blood and filth';enjoys his work and is teaching himself to swim: 'I want to write a novel which opens with the whole of the characters bathing ... and I also want to collect a bathing anthology ...'; 'I expect to lead a Cambridge, literary existence until I die, but to lead it in a dream in which its gaiety and its seriousness are equally remote from facts.'
An office row with a female opponent:'I have always idealised women and wished them a greater share in the direction of the world, but the sight of them actually at work has been very disillusioning; they have neither balance nor generosity. If ever I take up novel writing again it will be where I left it at The Longest Journey - well, I suppose I did take it up there in Maurice'; cultural developments in Alexandria; fears returning to 'the England that is and that will be.'
Has been corresponding with [Siegfried] Sassoon;the prospect of an end to the war with Turkey; 'I look forward very little ... I am continually on the defensive against the entire universe'; 'I still see nothing but the abyss, the losing battle of individualism'; an invitation to dine with Sir Bartle Frere.
Photographic film negative. Showing the descent of Forster from Henry Thornton; apparently from a diary, and immediately preceding an entry dated 6 June 1953.
Journal, 10 June 1926-12 Dec. 1926 (with some later annotations and scoring out in Siegfried Sassoon's hand)
Journal, 13 Dec. 1926-11 Mar. 1927 (with some later annotations and scoring out in Siegfried Sassoon's hand)
Letter and postcard from E. M. Forster, 1960-1969 (date range estimated; the postcard is dated 'Friday' but postmarked 24 March 1965 (a Wednesday); the letter is dated 31 Oct.)
Letters are to Holbrook unless otherwise stated.
Giving news (has been feeling bad; was visited by Anzie Wylde; had a letter from Sam Behrman; on meeting E.M. Forster). A press cutting is enclosed.
Russell's of Baker Street can supply photographs of him
Stating that he had heard news of Sassoon's conversion and sending his love and good wishes; also giving news of a trip to Austria with Bob [Buckingham] and of another to Scotland.
Inviting Shaw to stay; E.M.F. [E.M. Forster] also visiting; with mention of the death of T.E. Lawrence.
The letters are mostly from senior members of the University of Cambridge. With related items.