Mary Butts collection, 1928-1936.


Butts, Mary, 1890-1937. Mary Butts collection, 1928-1936.

Mary Butts collection, 1928-1936.

The collection consists of letters, manuscripts, and other memorabilia of Mary Butts. It includes letters written between 1928-36 to her friends Angus Davidson and Harcourt Wesson Bull, and two corrected typescript copies of the preface to her novel "Julian the Apostate." The collection also includes a photograph of Mary Butts taken by George Platt Lynes, inscribed to Harcourt Wesson Bull, and a reproduction of a drawing of Mary Butts by Jean Cocteau. The letters to Harcourt Wesson Bull concern mutual friends, Butts's family affairs, her writings, and King Edward VIII's accession and abdication. A few letters from Bull to Butts are present. The letters to Angus Davidson also concern Butts's writings, family and mutual friends, but are chiefly about the renovation of a cottage that Davidson bought in Sennen in 1934, which Butts oversaw for him.

0.42 linear ft. (1 box) + 1 broadside folder.

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Butts, Mary, 1890-1937 (person)

The English writer Mary Butts was born in Parkstone, Dorset, the daughter of Captain F. J. Butts (grandson of Blake's patron Thomas Butts) and Mary (Briggs) Butts. Although she earned a degree in social work in 1914, she devoted herself exclusively to writing from about 1916. Butts was married twice,first to the publisher John Rodker in 1918, and secondly to the artist Gabriel Atkin in 1930. She had one child, Camilla Elizabeth Rodker, born in November 1920. On March 5, 1937, Butts died suddenly...

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Davidson, Angus, 1898-1982 (person)

Bull, Harcourt Wesson. (person)

Atkin, Gabriel. (person)

Lynes, George Platt, 1907-1955 (person)

George Platt Lynes is best known as a portrait, fashion, and nude photographer. He spent several years living with and traveling with Glenway Wescott and Monroe Wheeler. From the guide to the George Platt Lynes diaries and memorabilia, 1921-1955, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library) George Platt Lynes, American photographer. From the description of George Platt Lynes diaries and memorabilia, 1921-1955. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84388835 From ...