Letter from May Morris to Thomas Hardy, 23 April 1915

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Miss May Morris, 8 Hammersmith Terrace, London, W.

Dear Sir

I am writing to ask a favour of you: I am writing some notes on Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire places that my father William Morris was attracted to, one of them being a noble little barn at Little Coxwell, near Farringdon . Many years ago when Tess of the D'Urbervilles first appeared, we all read with great pleasure the account of the great barn in that delightful and tragic book, and I would ask your kind permission to quote the passage (here enclosed). The notes in question are merely an introduction to one of the 24 volumes of my father's Collected Works which I am now engaged in editing, and I am describing many happy wanderings [Page 2] [Page 3] we had with him round about the country.

I would be grateful if I might have an early answer, as I stupidly put off writing until rather late

Believe me

Yours sincerely

May Morris
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