Letters from Walter De La Mare to Joan Barton

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a) Discussion of her poems and the Literary Society

b) Congratulates Joan on 'embarking on the bookshop' in Marlborough (The White Horse Bookshop)

The letters Joan Barton received from Walter De La Mare were bequeathed by her to Dick Davis, with whom she had a close relationship later in her life. It is thought that Dick Davis took the original letters to the US and may have sold them. Their current whereabouts are unknown, despite a search by Mary Michaels.

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