Samuel Beckett letter and telegram to Henry Wenning

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Title

Samuel Beckett letter and telegram to Henry Wenning

Subject

Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989. Correspondence.

Description

Autograph letter signed and telegraph

In response to Wenning inquiring about the possibility of selling the original French Waiting for Godot manuscript, Beckett replies that he "rightly or wrongly have decided not to let Godot go yet," and instead offers the original Molloy manuscript to Wenning. He also alludes to another book and manuscript dealer, Jake Schwartz, with whom he'd  had a falling out with after he found out (from Wenning) that Schwartz had been paying him only a small percentage of the true value of his manuscripts. 

Creator

Beckett, Samuel

Date

1964: September 8 

Contributor

Wenning, Henry

Relation

MSS008 Series 1: Correspondence, Folders 1-17: Samuel Beckett to Henry Wenning

1941-1956 exhibit case
This letter, with extensive footnotes, is included in The Letters of Samuel Beckett: 1957-1965, on p. 626.

Format

holograph letter; telegram
jpeg; 300 ppi

Language

English

Type

Correspondence

Identifier

MSS008_I_beckett_to_wenning_05221964_01_b1_f9.jpeg; MSS008_I_beckett_to_wenning_05221964_telegram_01_b1_f9.jpeg

Extent

2 leaves
2 scans

Files

MSS008_I_beckett_to_wenning_09081964_01_b1_f9.jpg
MSS008_I_beckett_to_wenning_09081964_telegram_01_b1_f9.jpg

Citation

Beckett, Samuel, “Samuel Beckett letter and telegram to Henry Wenning,” WUSTL Digital Gateway Image Collections & Exhibitions, accessed September 26, 2020, http://omeka.wustl.edu/omeka/items/show/14862.