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Kenneth Roberts Letters to Malcolm Johnson
The collection consists primarily of over 60 letters (1936-1955) by Roberts
(“Ken”) to his Doubleday editor, Malcolm Johnson, addressed mostly from
Kennebunkport, Maine, but also from the Bahamas and Bermuda. Often of a warm and
personal nature, many of these concern his current books and their progress.
Many letters are accompanied by their original envelopes, and one late, long
letter (1955) catches up on old times. Additional pieces include a
postcard-sized photo of a painting of Mrs. Robert Rogers, with Roberts's
identification and a note on the verso; a proof sheet of the title page of March
to Quebec (1938) with his holograph correction; a corrected and annotated dust
jacket for Arundel; two of his Christmas drinking song checklists; and
miscellaneous notes, I.O.U.s, and clippings.