Nancy Cunard and Hugh Ford letters to David Garnett

Creator: Cunard, Nancy, 1896-1965
Abstract: Nancy Cunard (1896-1965) daughter of Sir Bache Cunard, of the shipping family, and Lady Emerald Cunard, was brought up in England. In 1920 she moved to Paris and became acquainted with many of the writers and artists living there. Inspired by Leonard and Virginia Woolf, who published her poem Parallax at their Hogarth Press, she learned printing and operated the Hours Press in France from 1928 to 1931, publishing work by Walter Lowenfels, Laura Riding, Robert Graves, Alvaro Guevara, Richard Aldington, and others. The eight letters in this small collection are together as a result of Hugh Ford's 1968 volume Nancy Cunard: Brave Poet, Indomitable Rebel. Two letters are from Ford to David Garnett regarding Nancy Cunard, and six letters from Cunard to Garnett are apparently those which Garnett shared with Ford for the project. Cunard's letters span from the early days of her friendship with Garnett in 1928 until just before her death in 1965, and Ford's letters to Garnett date from 1968 and 1970.
Date(s): 1928-1970
Call Number: MSS 0099, F0580