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C DAY LEWIS ATTEMPTS TO GET CLIFFORD [HENRY DYMENT] ON THE CIVIL LIST OR GET FUNDS FROM THE ROYAL LITERARY FUND TO HELP SUPPORT HIM DURING HIS ILLNESSS

DAY LEWIS, C(ECIL).  (1904-1972).  English poet and novelist. Two Typed Letters Signed, “C. Day Lewis”, on his name-imprinted and illustrated Chatto and Windus Ltd. letterhead.  Two seperate pages, quarto.  “62 Iverness Terrace, Bayswater, London, W.2.”, December 21st, 1970.  Very fine condition.  To “Robert Graecen, Esq.”.  Day Lewis writes:

 

“Dear Mr. Greacen, Thanks for your letter. I certainly think that Clifford should be proposed for the Civil List Pension, and I would gladly support the application. These things take quite a bit of time, and I am wondering whether any of application has been made by him, or friends of his, to the Royal Literary Fund: if not, I will gladly write on his behalf. He wrote to me when he went into hospital, but I, of course, did not know about the new chest virus. If you would like to come and have a talk with me here about what can be done, could you ring me before 1 o’clock on Thursday or else during the week beginning January 4th. Yours sincerely, C. Day-Lewis”

On January 8th, 1971 Day-Lewis write Greacen a second letter. It reads:

“Dear Mr. Greacon, Thank you for your letter. I am terribly sorry to hear your inferences from talking with the Ward Sister. I am forwarding this letter to Victor Bonham-Carter: I have talked about Clifford’s situation with him, and he will certainly try to get something from the Royal Literary Fund. He had also been thinking about applying for a Civil List Pension for Clifford, and I have told him that I would certainly back his application. Yours sincerely, C Day-Lewis”

An attractive pair of letters with nice literary associations. 

The pair:  $650.00