Correspondence between Chris Kohler and Francis Stuart Burd

Scope and Content

Correspondence between Chris Kohler and Francis Stuart Burd, private collector, of Rochester, New York.

  • /1: Typescript letter from Kohler to Burd, dated 14 October 1971, regarding facsimile letters from Gissing to his sister;
  • /2: Typescript letter from Burd to Kohler, dated 21 March 1972, listing the dates of facsimile letters;
  • /3: Typescript letter from Kohler to Burd, dated 3 October 1973, regarding a copy of The Letters of George Gissing to Edward Clodd;
  • /4: Typescript letter from Kohler to Burd, dated 10 March 1975, regarding an autograph manuscript, Chronology for Veranilda, auctioned at the University of Rochester; attached is a letter from Burd to Kohler dated 2 March 1975 (3 pieces);
  • /5: Postcard from Burd to Kohler, with an attached newscutting concerning Robert F. Metzdorf, who donated the above manuscript to the University;
  • /6: Typescript letter from Kohler to Burd, dated 18 February 1977: "Please remember that I'd love to have first option on your Gissing manuscripts and goodies (presentation Isabel Clarendon etc.). You'll see from the facsimiles in the catalogues that I'm quietly managing to add some nice things to my collection and am always delighted to be allowed to make bids on material";
  • /7: Letter from Mrs Francis Burd to Kohler, dated 5 October 1979, regarding her husband's sudden death on 28 September and her willingness to accept Kohler's offer for his Gissing collection;
  • /8: Typescript letter from Kohler to Mrs Burd, dated 12 October 1979, sending condolences on her husband's death and regarding his visit to Rochester and his offer for the collection;
  • /9: Letter from Mrs Burd to Kohler, dated 17 October 1979, regarding his visit;
  • /10: Typescript letter from Kohler to Mrs Burd, dated 26 October 1979, with a handwritten note dated 12 November 1979 recording the sum of $1200 paid for Gissing material, and $800 for the copy of Isabel Clarendon.