HUGHES (TED) Ted Hughes's Silver-Reed 500 typewriter, [1980s]

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Lot 394
HUGHES (TED)
Ted Hughes's Silver-Reed 500 typewriter, [1980s]

Sold for £ 3,500 (US$ 4,454) inc. premium
The Property of Frieda Hughes
HUGHES (TED)
Ted Hughes's Silver-Reed 500 typewriter, green body, in original plastic case with handle, approximately 440 x 380 x 120mm., [1980s]

Footnotes

  • TED HUGHES'S TYPEWRITER FROM THE 1980s.

    Hughes first began using a typewriter when he was about twenty-five, not for his poetry (for which he always favoured the pen), but to fulfill his increasing workload of reviewing, script writing and prose work. "I realised instantly that when I composed directly onto the typewriter my sentences became three times as long, much longer. My subordinate clauses flowered and multiplied and ramified away down the length of the page, all much more eloquently than anything I would have written by hand..." (The Paris Review, issue 134, spring 1995, interview with Drue Heinz). The British Library holds several typescripts in their archive.

    Provenance: Ted Hughes, given to his daughter Frieda.

Saleroom notices

  • Provenance should read "given to Frieda Hughes by her stepmother, Carol, in 2009"
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HUGHES (TED) Ted Hughes's Silver-Reed 500 typewriter, [1980s]
HUGHES (TED) Ted Hughes's Silver-Reed 500 typewriter, [1980s]
HUGHES (TED) Ted Hughes's Silver-Reed 500 typewriter, [1980s]
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