The collection includes 10 drawings from Theodora Benson’s London Immortals (1951), 1 drawing from E.C. Bentley’s Baseless Biography (1939), 1 drawing from Nicolas Bentley's Book of Birds (1965), 3 drawings from an unpublished series entitled ‘Characteristics of the British’ and portraits of Daphne du Maurier, Charles Morgan and C.S. Lewis. Also included are seven typed letters signed and one postcard signed from Bentley to a picture dealer together with carbon replies and a number of lists.
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