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BR asks Schuster to advise Katharine Tait on how to sell 3 of his mss.: "The Free Man's Worship", Education and the Good Life, and The A.B.C. of Relativity.
BR TO M. LINCOLN SCHUSTER, 20 NOV. 1950
BRACERS 55025. ALS(X). Columbia U. Libraries
Edited by Andrew Bone. Reviewed by Sheila Turcon
431 E Str. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Nov. 20, 19501
Dear Mr. Schuster2
I wonder whether you would be so kind as to help me with some advice. I am anxious to give some assistance to my daughter, Mrs. Charles Tait, who lives at the above address. The British Treasury makes this very difficult. As a possible way out, I have given her three of my MSS,3 viz.
The Free Man’s Worship,
Education and the good life,
The A.B.C. of relativity.
I hope there may be a possibility of her selling some or all of these but I know nothing about how to sell MSS. If you, with your wide knowledge are willing to give any advice, would you be so very kind as to write to her on the subject?
I leave America tomorrow. I wish there had been a chance to accept your kind invitation.
[document] The letter was edited from a photocopy (acquired by the Russell Archives from Columbia University Library) of the signed original written in BR’s hand. Below the date is this note in an unidentified hand, possibly Schuster's: "Write to Dr. A.S.M. Rosenbach on matter" (see also BRACERS 55184).
[recipient] See BRACERS 55024, n. 2.
I have given her three of my MSS Kate may have decided not to sell these manuscripts; all three are extant in the Russell Archives (RA1 220.010880, RA1 210.210.006606 and RA1 210.006605, respectively). Perhaps she never heard from the dealer in literary artifacts whom Schuster contacted on her behalf (see BRACERS 55184, 55185). Note BR’s use of the American title of the book first published in Britain as Education, Especially in Early Childhood (1926).
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