Item #332604 Collection of letters and poetry by I.A. & Dorothea Richards, most to their friend Hester Pickman. I. A. and Dorothea Richards.
Collection of letters and poetry by I.A. & Dorothea Richards, most to their friend Hester Pickman
Collection of letters and poetry by I.A. & Dorothea Richards, most to their friend Hester Pickman
Collection of letters and poetry by I.A. & Dorothea Richards, most to their friend Hester Pickman
Collection of letters and poetry by I.A. & Dorothea Richards, most to their friend Hester Pickman

The record of a nearly 30 year friendship

Collection of letters and poetry by I.A. & Dorothea Richards, most to their friend Hester Pickman.

Various: 1955-1983.

86 pp., ALSs, ANSs, TSs. 4to and smaller. The record of a nearly 30 year friendship. Old creases, one letter torn, most very good Item #332604

I.A. (Ivor Armstrong) Richards (1893 – 1979) was an English poet and literary critic whose work contributed to the foundation of the New Criticism. With C.K. Ogden he wrote a number of books, foremost of which is The Meaning of Meaning (1923). Dorothea Pilley Richards (1894-1986) was a prominent mountaineer, achieving the first ascent of the north north west ridge of Dent Blanche with I.A. and other climbers in 1928.

Edward Pickman (1886–1959) and Hester Marion Chanler (1893-1989) were DC society people who married in 1915 and spent their honeymoon working for the Red Cross in France. Edward then served in the US Navy, and was ensign for the US Ambassador in France while Hester worked for Edith Wharton's charitable and humanitarian efforts. They settled in Bedford, MA and had six children

n.d., early, ANS, from IAR, Christmas wishes, in French
n.d., early, ANS, 2pp. from IAR
n.d., TS, 1p., by IAR, 2 poems beginning "I know an intricate girl..." and "Once, in the beauty of snow, you bit your hand"
1953-1955, TS, 6pp., with holograph corrections by IAR of the poems: "Lighting Fires in Snow", "The Ruins", "Yin and Yang", "To Be", and "Rainbow"
1955, ANS from IAR
1959, ANS, 2pp., 1-1/2pp. from IAR, 1/2p. from DR, to Hester and Pick, about poetry
c. 1959, ALS, from DR, about the death of John Muir [WITH] TS, 4pp., long poem by IAR, "Screens", with holograph corrections and one stanza crossed out [WITH] 2 TS, 1-1/2pp., 2 poems by IAR, "The Starry Palm," and "The Skipjack Beetle's flown"
1959, ALS, by IAR, 1p. by DR, various topics
1959, ANS, 2pp., 1p. by DR, 1p. by IAR, in thanks for letting them stay with her, for IAR's health
1964, postcard, by DR and IAR, about travels in Ghana
1966, ANS, 2pp., by DR, thank you note for a dinner, then describes a Phi Beta Kappa event, "Adrienne Rich read, the first woman poet there has been [sic.]"
1966, ANS, 2pp., by DR
1966, ANS, 2pp., 1-1/2p. by IAR, 1/2p. by DR, from Wesleyan, IAR in poor health
1974, ALS, 2pp., 1p. by DR, 1p. by IAR, with birthday wishes
1974, ALS, 2pp., 1p. by DR, 1p. by IAR
1975, ANS by DR, singed with a note by IAR
1978, postcard, by DR, signed by IAR, about travels in Alps
1976, ALS, 2pp., 1p. by DR, 1p. by IAR
1976, ALS, 2pp., 1/2p. by DR, 1p. by IAR
1976, ALS, 2pp., 1p. by DR, 1p. by IAR
1976, ALS, 1/2p. by IAR, 1/2p. by DR
1977, ANS, by DR, from Conway, NH, staying in the mountains
1978, ALS, 2pp., 1-1/2pp. by DR, 1/2p. by IAR, who's recovering
1978, postcard, by DR, about travels in Spain
1978, ANS, 4pp. by IAR, about his poetry, includes a holograph poem "Binocular Vision" [WITH] TS poem "The Terrorist" [WITH] ANS, 2pp. by DR
1978, ALS, 1-1/2pp. by DR
1978, ANS, 2pp., 1-1/2pp. by IAR, 1/2p. by DR
1978, ALS, 2pp., 1-1/2pp. by IAR, 1/2p. by DR, includes the poem "Resistlessness"
1978, ALS, 2pp., 1p. by IAR, 1p. by DR, includes the poem "Revelation"
1979, TLS, with autograph addenda, by DR, about IAR's cirrhosis
1979, TLS, with autograph addenda, by DR, about same
1980, ALS, by DR, about visiting, and staying in the White Mountains
1980, ALS, by DR
1980, ALS, 1-1/2pp. by DR, about her summer in the White Mountains
1980, ANS, 2pp. by DR, about same
1980, ALS, 1-1/2pp. by DR
c. 1980, ALS, 1-1/2pp. by DR (1/2p. ripped off and missing)
1981, ALS, 1-1/2pp. by DR, sorting out IAR's papers
1981, ANS, 2pp. by DR
1981, ALS, 1-1/2pp. by DR
1981, ANS, 2pp. by DR
1981, ANS, 2pp. by DR
1981, ANS, 2pp. by DR
1981, ANS, 1p. by DR
1983, ALS, 1-1/2pp. by DR.

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