MITFORD, JESSICA [DECCA TRUEHAFT] and KAY BOYLE. Approximately 85 Typed Letters Signed, Mitford to Boyle, 1968-91; 4 typescripts (1 inscribed) and approx. 12 additional reproduced typescripts by Mitford; Manuscript "Codicil to my Will" and acrostic poem, both by Boyle; related printed ephemera.
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MITFORD, JESSICA [DECCA TREUHAFT]. BOYLE, KAY.
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MITFORD, JESSICA [DECCA TREUHAFT].
BOYLE, KAY. Approximately 100 Typed Letters, Notes, and Postcards Signed ("Decca"), to Kay Boyle, 1968-1991, Oakland, California, most 1 p, 8vo, many on personal stationary, envelopes, folding creases. With related typescripts and correspondence.
Provenance: Serendipity Books.

A collection of letters from novelist, muckraker, and political radical Jessica Mitford (a.k.a. Decca Treuhaft, 1917-1996), to writer and activist Kay Boyle (1902-1992), spanning four decades and documenting the friendship between the two. The letters pertain to the various projects of both writers, books and articles read, manuscripts exchanged, activist work, mutual friendships, etc. Also included are several reproduced typescripts by Mitford from her activist work prior to the publication of her first novel; a manuscript "Codicil to my Will" and acrostic poem for Robert Treuhaft (Mitford's husband and Boyle's lawyer), both by Boyle; letters from Robert Treuhaft to Boyle; and related printed items.

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