File: sequel to The living curve

Scope and Content

File of correspondence and papers relating to a proposed sequel to Strachan's volume of letters, The living curve: letters to W.J. Strachan 1929-1979 (Taranman and Carcanet Presses, 1984). He hoped to publish a new volume entitled 'Further letters to W.J. Strachan 1931-1985', but was ultimately unable to find a publisher for this. The file includes correspondence with Andre Deutsch, J.M. Dent and Sons, Cambridge University Press, Macmillan, Jonathan Cape, Hamish Hamilton, Scolar Press, Peter Owen, W.H. Allen, Michael Joseph, John Murray, Allison and Busby, Hogarth Press, Bloomsbury Publishing, Heinemann and Bodley Head. There are also copy letters from Strachan to various individuals seeking permission to publish their letters in the volume; and in two cases (Glenda Jackson at /61 and David Green at /68) their replies are included. Also includes: notes by Strachan; copies of reviews of The living curve; proposals and outlines of the projected volume; and 35 typescript pages of Strachan's introduction to the proposed volume.