Louis Katin letters received
Letters received by Katin from authors of the 1930s, all responding to Samuel Johnson's aphorism, "No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money."
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
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Extent.5 linear feet (1 box)
This collection consists of nine letters received by Katin from English authors of the 1930s, all responding to a famous quotation by Samuel Johnson: "No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money." Many of the authors were in agreement, but John Davys Beresford and Ethel Mannin replied with particularly scathing attacks on Johnson.
Biographical / Historical
Louis Katin was an author and editor, of Welwyn Garden City (England). He worked as editor of the Welwyn Times from 1929 to 1933, contributed a chapter to Symposium: A Worker's Point of View (London: Hogarth Press, 1933), and also contributed articles to periodicals such as Printing Review and the Palestine Post. In 1944, he co-authored "Clippie" : The Autobiography of a War Time Conductress with Zelma Katin. He was probably the author of a 1964 article in Library Review 152: 559-562.
b (shelved with MS Hyde 90-92)
These letters were purchased by Mary Hyde from H.T. Jantzen of East Grinstead, Sussex, England, Catalog 44.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
2003JM-58 (part). Bequest of Mary Hyde Eccles, Four Oaks Farm, Somerville, New Jersey; received: 2004.
Processed by: Rick Stattler
- Katin, Louis. Louis Katin letters received, 1932-1936: Guide.
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