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BERNARD M. MEEKS PAPERS

Collection Number
Collection Dates
Collection Volume
DG0687
1945-1952
.60 cu.ft. (2 boxes)

Biographical Sketch | Scope & Content | Related Collections | Series & Subseries | Box Inventory

Provenance

Provenance unknown, but probably purchased by Dr. Warren Tracy for the library's collection.

Restrictions

Non-circulating; available for research.

Copyright

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Biographical Sketch

Bernard Meeks was a collector of children's books and original artwork. He was also a member of the United States Navy.

Sources:

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of 67 pieces of correspondence to Bernard Meeks from a number of noted children's authors and illustrators. Twenty-one of the letters were sent by Edward Ardizzone, British author and illustrator. The remaining letters were sent by 15 other authors and illustrators.



Related Collection

See Papers of Edward Ardizzone (DG0037); Berta and Elmer Hader (DG0410); Robert Lawson (DG0598); Lois Lenski (DG0606); and Louis Slobodkin (DG0904).




Series and Subseries


A. Correspondence


Box Inventory


    Box/Folder

A. CORRESPONDENCE

1/1 Ardizzone, Captain Edward. August 9, 1945, London, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 1 p. with envelope, 17.5 cm. Summary: He regrets that the original drawings of Little Tim, as well as the manuscript and complete book, were purchased by the Kensington Museum. 1/2 Ardizzone, Captain Edward. February 13, 1949, London, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 2 p. on 1 leaf with envelope, 25.2 cm. Summary: He thanks Meeks for the parcel of meat, butter, lard, and candies. Tells about the food rationing and the approaching political elections. 1/3 Ardizzone, Captain Edward. September 30, 1949, London, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 2 p. on 1 leaf with envelope, 17.6 cm. Summary: He states that the English edition of Tim to the Rescue is being printed and the American edition should be in the states soon. He promises to send an English edition and an original drawing as soon as he obtains a copy. He considers the story "a good one" and the printing "not too bad" and hopes it will rank with Tim and the Sea Captain. 1/4 Ardizzone, Captain Edward. December 3, 1949, London, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 1 p. with envelope, 25.2 cm. Summary: He is happy to hear that Tim to the Rescue was received. May send "a tin or two of meat." Tim to the Rescue is doing well in London. 1/5 Ardizzone, Captain Edward. February 21, 1950, London, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 2 p., on 1 leaf with envelope, 25.2 cm. Summary: He thanks Meeks for the parcel he received containing cake mix and frosting. Tells Meeks he is sending a book written by a friend of his and illustrated by himself about the London Public House. [Back to the Local by Maurice Gorham; Percival Marshall, 1949]. 1/6 Ardizzone, Captain Edward. March 12, 1950, London, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 2 p. on 1 leaf with envelope, 25.2 cm. Summary: He thanks Meeks for a parcel received and for the chocolate that is on the way. Predictions made on election were about right and is "rather pleased with" himself. Makes a prediction that another election will be held within the year. He has begun a new Tim story and has drawn the opening illustration on letter. [Addresses Meeks by his first name for the first time]. 1/7 Ardizzone, Captain Edward. April 24, 1950, London, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 1 p. with envelope, 25.2 cm. Summary: He thanks Meeks for parcel received containing tinned butter, tinned meat, shortening, white flour, and chocolate. He will try to find a 1st edition of Tim and Lucy go to the Sea and a family photograph, but does not promise favorable results. 1/8 Ardizzone, Captain Edward. May 29, 1950, London, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 1 p. with envelope, 25.2 cm. Summary: He found 1st edition copy of Tim and Lucy Go to Sea, rather battered, but is sending it. No family photograph has turned up. 1/9 Ardizzone, Captain Edward. July 23, 1950, London, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 2 p. on 1 leaf with envelope, 25.2 cm. Summary: He is happy to hear Tim and Lucy go to Sea was received. Tells Meeks that this parcel now being sent to him should be the last. Speaks about the Korean situation and hopes that it does not become a war as he is near 50 and does not wish to fight. 1/10 Ardizzone, Captain Edward. August 7, 1950, London, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 2 p. on 1 leaf with envelope, 25.2 cm. Summary: He thanks Meeks for parcel received. He is planning a vacation with his wife and youngest son on the Thames. Later he plans to go to France to visit a painter friend of his. 1/11 Ardizzone, Captain Edward. November 22, 1950, London, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 2 p. on 1 leaf with envelope, 25.2 cm. Summary: He is writing a new Tim book called Tim and Charlotte. Tells a little about Charlotte and has drawn a picture of her on the page. Says that he'd like to draw the principal Tim characters for Meeks in color. Has just "married off" his daughter, she was the one for whom he wrote Lucy Brown and Mr. Grimes. 1/12 Ardizzone, Captain Edward. [December 15, 1950], London, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ACS, with envelope, 15.1 cm. Summary: Self-portrait, illustrated Christmas card. 1/13 Ardizzone, Captain Edward. March 21, 1951, London, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 2 p. on leaf with envelope, 25.2 cm. Summary: He thanks Meeks for parcel received. Two works illustrated for George Macy Co.: Great Expectations and Ali Baba are not available. He will be sending Paul the Hero of the Fire as a gift, however, reproductions of the book were "poor." 1/14 Ardizzone, Captain Edward. April 13, 1951, London, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 1 p. with envelope, 25.2 cm. Summary: He is sending a copy of Paul the Hero of the Fire and two small paintings based on the "Tim" theme as a gift. 1/15 Ardizzone, Captain Edward. January 25, 1951, London, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 2 p. on 1 leaf with envelope, 25.2 cm. Enclosed with letter is a family portrait, 6.3cm. Summary: He thanks Meeks for parcel received. Sending Meeks with letter, a small family portrait. Speaks of his concern about the international situation. 1/16 Ardizzone, Captain Edward. July 19, 1951, London, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 2 p. on 1 leaf with envelope, 25.2 cm. Summary: He thanks Meeks for parcel received containing tinned meats (from CARE). Youngest son is back from boarding school and his son, wife and he will be going to Italy for a month. He saw the printer's proof copy of Tim and Charlotte and was pleased. Promises to send Meeks a copy. 1/17 Ardizzone, Captain Edward. September 23, 1951, London, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 1 p. with envelope, 25.2 cm. Summary: He promises to send an autographed copy of Tim and Charlotte. A self-portrait can be found in the figure of the butler in the black & white drawing of Charlotte and Aunt Agatha arriving in the hall of Charlotte's grand house. He had recently returned from his trip to Italy. 1/18 Ardizzone, Captain Edward. December 13, 1951, London, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 2 p. on 1 leaf with envelope, 25.2 cm. Summary: He is sending the Londoners to Meeks, but he was not pleased with the way the book turned out. Tells about how Christmas will be and extends his Christmas greetings. Illustration included in letter. 1/19 Ardizzone, Captain Edward. January 2, 1952, London, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 2 p. on 1 leaf with envelope, 25.2 cm. Summary: He thanks Meeks for the parcel. Tells about ongoing and upcoming projects: finishing illustration on "the Warden," starting a new "Tim" book. His Tim and Charlotte book is a success and inquires about its success in the States. Illustrated Christmas cards. 1/20 Ardizzone, Captain Edward. January 24, 1952, London, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 1 p. with envelope, 25.2 cm. Summary: He thanks Meeks for the tinned ham and bacon. He is in the process of painting a panel for a church. Self-portrait drawn on letter. 1/21 Ardizzone, Captain Edward. December 15, 1952, London, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ACS with envelope, 25 cm. ALS, 1 p., 20 cm. (written by Catharine Ardizzone) Summary: Catharine Ardizzone tells Meeks that Edward is in India and gives him Edward's address there. Also, a Christmas card done by Ardizzone. 2/1 Bock, Vera. February 28, 1946, New York, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 1 p. with envelope, 26.5 cm. Summary: Just received Meeks announcement about the Corcoran Gallery's Exhibition of Children's Books. She wishes she could come, but since she cannot she'd like to have a catalogue of the exhibition. 2/2 Bock, Vera. [December 18, 1946], New York, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ACS with envelope, 12.7 cm. Summary: Christmas card designed and signed by Vera Bock. 2/3 Brunhoff, Laurent de. October 6, 1948, Paris, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 2 p. on 1 leaf with envelope, 27.3 cm. Summary: (letter in French with typewritten translation). He was touched by Meek's letter and apologizes for not answering sooner. He had returned from vacation and will now send an autographed copy of Babar and that Rascal Arthur. However, he will not be parting with any of his or his father's original artwork because they will be reused. He offers to draw on the white page at the end of the book for $100.00 if Meeks is willing. 2/4 Brunhoff, Laurent de. October 9, 1948, Paris, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 1 p. with envelope, 27.3 cm. Summary: (letter in French with accompanying translation). He understands Meeks refusal. He is sending Meeks the book with a little drawing for him as an admirer of Babar. He is glad to have made Meeks acquaintance by letter. 2/5 Brunhoff, Laurent de. October 9, 1949, Paris, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 2 p. on 1 folded leaf with envelope, 18 cm. Summary: (letter in French. Translation done at USM 11/81). He would be happy to send Meeks a copy of Picnic at Babar's House after it is issued in France. He mentions there will be simultaneous French & American editions. He thanks Meeks for the check he sent and mentions he would be glad to meet Meeks if he ever comes to the USA. 2/6 Brunhoff, Laurent de. December 6, 1952, Paris, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 2 p. on 1 folded leaf with envelope, 26.7 cm. Summary: (letter in French. Translation done at USM 11/81). He was happy to receive Meeks' letter and is sending him a copy of Babar on the Birds' Island. He likes this book and hopes that Meeks will also. 2/7 Burgess, Thornton W. May 29, 1951, Massachusetts, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 1 p. with envelope, 27.9 cm. Summary: He apologizes to Meeks for his delay in sending the autographed copy of At Paddy the Beaver's Pond. He explains that he was in the British West Indies at the time the letter arrived. He will now mail the autographed copy and suggests that Meeks should write the publisher to see if he can obtain the original drawings of Mr. Cady if Meeks still wants them. 2/8 Busoni, Rafaello. August 13, 1945, Maine, to Bernard Meeks, U.S. Navy Hospital, Quantico, Virginia. ALS, 2 p. with envelope, 27.8 cm. Summary: He was touched that Meeks liked his drawings so much. He will get one for him and explains that the originals are drawn in black & white only and a pale blue proof is made for the color wash. He will try to get the original from the publisher and do a color wash on the drawing. Since the book was printed several years ago he is not sure where exactly the originals are, but he will try to locate them. 2/9 Busoni, Rafaello. September 20, 1945, New York, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 2 p. on 1 leaf with envelope, 25 cm. Summary: He is sending Meeks the drawings which he was able to get. It was drawn on tracing paper colored with crayon. The paper tends to be brittle and warps if wetted. The other pictures did not have color, but he will put some color on "Frederic playing the flute." He had not colored it before because it had been attached to another picture and he did not find it until he was preparing the parcel to send. Random House & he felt honored by the request for his materials. He also mentions that he owns a prize given by the Limited Edition Club. 2/10 Busoni, Rafaello. September 25, 1945, n.p., to Bernard Meeks, n.p. ALS, 2 p. on 1 leaf, 26.5 cm. Summary: Some drawings were sent to Meeks' former address and he hopes that they have been forwarded to him. He asks where Meeks had seen Stars Come Down. He mentions that few books are drawn as they appear in print; they are usually done by color separation. He expects copies soon and he will send one after they are received. He lists some of the books he has written. 2/11 Busoni, Rafaello. [December 20, 1946], New York, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ACS with envelope, 18.7 cm. Summary: New Year's card designed and signed by Busoni. 2/12 Chappell, Warren. [December 19, 1945], New York, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ACS with envelope, 34.5 cm. Summary: Christmas card with the text of "Fezziwig's Ball" by Charles Dickens. 2/13 Chappell, Warren. July 13, 1945, New York, to Bernard Meeks, Quantico, Virginia. ALS, 2 p. on 1 leaf with envelope, 26.6 cm. Engraver's Proof, signed, 24.3 cm. Summary: He thanks Meeks for the commendation of his drawing from Peter and the Wolf, the other drawings for the book were badly mutilated. Four color drawings from Hansel and Gretel are being used for library exhibitions, the fifth was donated to a war bond drive. He is sending the engraving from Histories & Poems of Shakespeare. Extends wish for Meeks recovery. 2/14 Hader, Berta H. & Elmer S. [December 21, 1945], New York, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ACS with envelope, 41.5 cm. Summary: Christmas card designed and signed by the Haders. 2/15 Hader, Berta H. & Elmer S. October 15, 1945, New York, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 3 p. with envelope, 16.9 cm. Summary: It was nice to know that Meeks liked their pictures for Mother Goose. The drawings are being kept for making new plates for the reprint, but will be glad to loan one for his exhibition. Will send Meeks a map from their picture book Maps of the United States. Exhibit of children's books sounds interesting and they hope it is successful. They appreciate his interest in children's books. 2/16 Hader, Berta H. & Elmer S. [February 13, 1946], New York, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 1 p. with envelope, 26.5 cm. Summary: Thanks Meeks for the Corcoran Gallery Exhibition announcement and wishes they could see it. They promise to send Meeks a watercolor from Mother Goose from Meeks' list of favorites. They will have the illustration rematted and sent to him. They wish Meeks a successful exhibition. 2/17 Hader, Berta H. & Elmer S. March 15, 1946, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 2 p. on 1 leaf with envelope, 16.9 cm. Summary: They apologize for the late arrival of the drawings they had sent. They were being mounted by Zinn and were to be sent out by him. Wishes the exhibition will be successful. 2/18 Hader, Berta H. & Elmer S. [April 11, 1946], New York, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 2 p. with envelope, 16.9 cm. Summary: They thank Meeks for returning the Mother Goose safely. They will cover the express charges since the late arrival was their fault. They are happy to hear the exhibition was a success. There has been a request for the maps to be reproduced, but they will send a drawing for Meeks instead. Speaks of a Kate Greenaway Exhibit at the NY Public Library. 2/19 Kredel, Fritz. n.d., n.p., to Bernard Meeks, n.p. TCS, 18.3 cm. (folded). Summary: Christmas card designed and signed by Kredel. 2/20 Kredel, Fritz. n.d., n.p., to Bernard Meeks, n.p. TCS, 18.2 cm. (folded). Summary: Christmas card designed and signed by Kredel. "Gloria in excelsis deo et in terra pax hominibus bonce volvntatis." 2/21 Kredel, Fritz. n.d., n.p., to Bernard Meeks, n.p. TCS, 17.4 cm. (folded). Summary: Christmas card designed and signed by Kredel. "Madonna and Child." 2/22 Kredel, Fritz. December 19, 1945, New York, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. TCS with envelope, 20 cm. (folded). Summary: Christmas card designed and signed by Kredel. 2/23 Kredel, Fritz. January 21, 1947, New York, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 1 p. 26.7 cm. Summary: He would be interested in seeing the Nursery Alice. He is enclosing some sketches from Pinocchio. He expresses some dissatisfaction over the book. He extends best wishes for the new year. 2/24 Kredel, Fritz. December 17, [1948], New York, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ACS with envelope, 16.6 cm. Summary: Designed print for card, but was not responsible for gold paper or edging around print. 2/25 Kredel, Fritz. [December 13, 1950], New York, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. TCS with envelope, 18 cm. (folded). Summary: Christmas card designed and signed by Kredel. "Three Wise Men." 2/26 Lawson, Robert. August 5, [1945], Connecticut, to Bernard Meeks, U.S. Navy Hospital, Quantico, Virginia. ALS, 1 p. with envelope, 26 cm. Summary: He is pleased that Meeks received the drawing, and he is distressed to hear that Meeks' injury was serious and painful. He hopes that Meeks will improve rapidly. He offers to send a Literary Guild edition of his Treasure of the Isle of Mist if Putnam's was unable to supply a copy. He also offers to send his new book, Mr. Wiliver, if Meeks does not have it. 2/27 Lawson, Robert. [December 20, 1945], Connecticut, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. TCS with envelope, 12.5 cm. Summary: Christmas card with the message "the best of luck to you. Robert Lawson." 2/28 Lawson, Robert. November 23, 1947, Connecticut, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 1 p. with envelope, 26.4 cm. Summary: He is delighted that Meeks enjoyed Mr. Twigg. He was ashamed of the paper, reproduction, and price for it, but those are things beyond his control. He promises to autograph a "Ferdinand" and will try to do a little sketch. He had a few days rest in Williamsburg where he caught a cold. 2/29 Lawson, Robert. [December 19, 1947], Connecticut, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. TCS with envelope, 13.9 cm. Summary: Christmas card with a written message from Lawson reading, "I have your ‘Ferdinand', but will not mail it until after the Christmas rush in the Post Office is over." 2/30 Lee, Doris. October 20, 1943, New York, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ACS with envelope, 14 cm. Summary: She thanks Meeks for his "very beautiful letter." She will "treasure it and ... hope that after the war" she will meet him. Reproduction of her oil painting "Runaway" on reverse side. 2/31 Lee, Doris. September 15, 1945, New York, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 1 p. with envelope, 19 cm. Summary: She thanks Meeks for the letter concerning The Great Quillow. She promises to find the original illustrations she has for it in New York. Sends Meeks her kindest regards. 2/32 Lenski, Lois. [December 1947], Connecticut, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ACS with envelope, 10.6 cm. (folded). Summary: Christmas card designed and signed by Lois Lenski. 2/33 Lenski, Lois. [December 20, 1948], Florida, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ACS with envelope, 9.2 cm. (folded). Summary: Christmas card designed and signed by Lois Lenski. 2/34 Lenski, Lois. [December 19, 1949], Florida, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ACS with envelope, 10.5 cm. (folded). Summary: Christmas card designed and signed by Lois Lenski. 2/35 Slobodkin, Louis. February 28, 1946, New York, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 1 p. with envelope, 27.6 cm. Summary: He thanks Meeks for letter and announcement of the Corcoran Gallery show and the kind words about his new Robin Hood. He would like to see Meeks' collection and wonders if Meeks has a catalogue of his collection. His Robin Hood will be out March 25, 1946, because of a month's postponement. He will send Meeks an autographed copy. 2/36 Slobodkin, Louis. November 30,1947, New York, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 1 p. with envelope, 27.6 cm. Summary: He thanks Meeks for letter concerning The Seward Hat. He hoped to present different ideas by his use of two shades of blue and from the letters of Meeks and others he can feel he did. He will send Meeks an inscribed copy of the book. 2/37 Stom, Helen. September 29, 1945, New York, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 1 p. envelope, 27.8 cm. Summary: She thanks Meeks for the letter concerning The Horse Who Lived Upstairs. She asks Meeks why he didn't write about the Horse Who Went To Sea instead, since he is a Navy man. She promises to get him a drawing, but is not sure when because they are being exhibited across the country. 2/38 Stom, Helen. November 15, 1945, New York, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 1 p. with envelope, 27.6 cm. Summary: She thanks Meeks for the letter concerning the Plain Princess. She said it was nice to see he liked this as well as The Horse Who Lived Upstairs, since they are so different. She promises to try to get a drawing from "The Horse" for his exhibition in the spring. 2/39 Thurber, James. February 12, 1951, New York, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 1 p. with envelope, 26 cm. Summary: He won't be able to comply with Meeks' request because of his backlog of work. He thinks Meeks' collection is an excellent project and he wishes he could have one similar to it. He doesn't know where his transcripts are located (none of the fairy tales were typed by him), but he'll take a look for them. 2/40 Trier, Walter. October 3, 1950, Ontario, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 2 p. on 1 leaf with envelope, 25.3 cm. With magazine article, 33 cm. Summary: He is sending an article as a means of an introduction. He gives a list of some of his other picture books and asks if Meeks has seen his book Toys. He tells of his new book coming out. He mentions that he is the illustrator for all the children's books of Erich Kastner. 2/41 Trier, Walter. October 10, 1950, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 1 p., 19.9 cm. Summary: He is sending Dandy and a special drawing for Meeks. He is also a collector and he expresses an interest for a book dated before 1840 for his collection if Meeks can find one. 2/42 Trier, Walter & Helen. [December 12, 1950], Ontario, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. TCS with envelope, 18.2 cm. (folded). Summary: Christmas card designed by Trier with a wish for a happy New Year and thanks for the "Chapter of King." 2/43 Williams, Garth. November 16, 1945, New York, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 1 p. with envelope, 26.5 cm. Summary: He promises two or three illustrations from Stuart Little for Meeks' Corcoran Gallery of Art exhibition. He inquires into how pictures should be sent and when. He mentions in a P.S. that he has not decided to part with any of his original drawings, but he will notify Meeks when he does. 2/44 Williams, Garth. February 18, 1946, New York, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 1 p. with envelope, 26.5 cm. Summary: He thanks Meeks for the letter. The original drawings for Stuart Little are in England for the English edition and he is trying to get "Stuart Little on the Atomizer" returned. He will not be parting with any drawings yet, but will keep Meeks in mind when he does. 2/45 Williams, Garth. March 6, 1946, New York, to Bernard Meeks, Washington, DC. ALS, 2 p. with envelope, 8 cm. Summary: The original drawing of "Stuart Little on the Atomizer" was lost in England while the English edition was being done and they are tracing it. He has little hope of its recovery, which upsets him because he felt it was one of his best, and no other drawings were sent to take its place for Meeks' exhibition. He regrets that this happened. 2/46 Williams, Garth. November 17,1946, New York, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 1 p. with envelope, 27.6 cm. Summary: He thanks Meeks for his letter. He thinks the printing of The Little Fur Family was not good, but hopes future editions will be better. He promises to consider Meeks if he ever parts with his original drawings. He mentions his originals are in oil and twice the size of the reproductions. 2/47 Williams, Garth. November 19, 1948, New York, to Bernard Meeks, Arlington, Virginia. ALS, 1 p. with envelope, 27.6 cm. Summary: He is sending the Sleeping Book and Wait Till the Moon Is Full to Meeks. He regrets not being able to send them until after their publication on November 15, 1948. 2/48 Miscellaneous. Signatures only for: Pierre Couderc; Maud L. Baum; Edward Wagenknecht; Vincent Starrett; Frank Baum; Ruth Plumly Thompson; and Harry Neal Baum.

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