A.R.D. (Rex) Fairburn letters to Charles Lahr.
Scope and Contents
Collection comprises 7 letters written, 1932-1941, to Charles Lahr, London. Two letters, 1932, were written in England and give Fairburn's reasons for returning to New Zealand, opinions on literary interests and mutual friends, notably De Montalk. The 1941 letter written from New Zealand re-established contact, recommends Denis Glover's printing, and refers to the Dominion. Signed holograph, with envelope. 6 January 1933. Holograph. 3 pp. 19 October 1931. Sent with some poems for a Blue Moon booklet (not included). Typescript. 1 leaf. 20 November 1931. Includes poems: The modern Samson; To my butcher : on having some steak delivered...; Recipe for a mediaevalist rhymster; Anticipatory epitaph for a trilogist; Hard times in Bloomsbury; Picture gallery; Any book of the month club. Typescript. 5 leaves 15 March 1932. Holograph. 1 leaf.
- 1932 - 1941
- Fairburn, A.R.D. (Arthur Rex Dugard) (Person)
- Lahr, Charles (Person)
- Potocki de Montalk, Geoffrey, Count (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
0.01 metres (1 folder)
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
The first 3 letters were purchased from Miss L. Lahr, 1973 and the last 4 in September 1999.
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Part of the Special Collections, University of Auckland Repository
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Auckland 1142 New Zealand