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Collection, 1924-1983

Collection consists of materials by, to, and about J.R. Ackerley from 1924-1983. The first series consists of correspondence to Francis King (88 letters, 1954-67), Rena Clayphan (9 photocopies, 1965-66). and one letter to Lowes Dickinson (1925). Ackerley writes to King about his trip to Japan as well as other personal information including his request for King to be his literary executor. Correspondents to Ackerley include Brigid Brophy (1 item, nd), Edward Carpenter (1, 1924), Lowes Dickinson (8, ca. 1929-32), George Duthuit (1, 1949), Roy Fuller (3, 1954-56), John Gielgud (1, nd), Henry Festing Jones (1, 1927), James Kirkup (16, 1962-66), Rosamond Lehmann, (2, 1965), Desmond MacCarthy (2, 1942), James MacGibbon (1, 1963), Sean O'Faolain (1, nd), Herbert E. Read (2, 1942), Henry Reed (4, 1937-42), and Vita Sackville-West (1, nd). Topics discussed concern works by Ackerley, including My Dog Tulip, and Hindoo Holiday, works and publications of others, and some personal information. James Kirkup talks of his life in Japan, providing specific details of his work situation and sexual encounters
Archival Material, English, 1924