Academic journal article The Conradian : the Journal of the Joseph Conrad Society (U.K.)

Conrad to the New York Times: An Unpublished Letter of August 1901

Academic journal article The Conradian : the Journal of the Joseph Conrad Society (U.K.)

Conrad to the New York Times: An Unpublished Letter of August 1901

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THIS PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED letter to the New York Times accompanied Conrad's contribution to the New York Times Saturday Review of Books and Art also dated 2 August 1901. The latter was his response to a review of The Inheritors that had appeared in the Saturday Review on 13 July 1901. The Review printed Conrad's response on 24 August 1901 (p. 603), and it is reproduced in The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad (CL2 346-49). The covering four-page letter, on Pent Farm note-paper, remained undiscovered until now in "The New York Times Company Records," now housed in the New York Public Library's Manuscripts and Archives Division.1

To the New York Times

Text MS NYPL; Unpublished

[letterhead:] Pent Farm

2 August 1901

Dear Sir:

It may be you'll be willing to find room in in [sic] the Sat R for the enclosed thousand words or so written a propos of the Inheritors and as it were in the exculpation of that experiment in story-writing. …

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