writers: graham greene ("...even though I disagree with your praise of THE MAN WITHIN I'm glad to see the Ugly Duckling appreciated by somebody..."); john betjeman, 2 autograph letters (one with a reference to Donald Swann's setting of his poems to music), 2 typed notes and 1 postcard signed; John Masefield; Osbert Sitwell, 3 letters ("...The truth is ... that my father and I are not on terms of any sort..."); Edith and Sacheverell Sitwell (9, and photocopies); Daphne du Maurier (2); Ludovic Kennedy; Peter Quennell; Vera Nabokov; Nancy Astor and David Astor
actors and performers: Alec Guinness (5), including one discussing a portrait by Pym of Guinness's wife Merula ("...It is a charming, clean piece of work, full of feeling..."); Vivien Leigh; Margot Fonteyn; and Yehudi Menuhin (2)
artists and illustrators: e.h. shepherd, congratulating him on a show; ronald searle, discussing a possible film of St Trinian's ("...Maybe like Frankenstein my own particular little monsters are coming to life - God what an awful thought!..."); picasso (signature only); Albert Rutherston; Henry Tonks (3 and a reference); Rex Whistler; and John Piper
approximately 165 pages in all, chiefly 4to, many with envelopes, also with cuttings, photocopies, and other related material, 1932-2000
Roland Pym (1910-2006) was a painter, illustrator, and theatrical designer. He produced murals for Lords, Woburn Abbey, and many other places; he was a fashionable designer for the theatre especially in the 40s and early 50s; and in later years he illustrated over 60 books, many for the Folio Society, including novels by Nancy Mitford, Edith Sitwell, and Thackeray.
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