A GROUP OF FOUR LETTER, THREE ON DUNSANY CASTLE LETTERHEAD. LORD DUNSANY, Edward Plunkett Dunsany.
A GROUP OF FOUR LETTER, THREE ON DUNSANY CASTLE LETTERHEAD
A GROUP OF FOUR LETTER, THREE ON DUNSANY CASTLE LETTERHEAD

A GROUP OF FOUR LETTER, THREE ON DUNSANY CASTLE LETTERHEAD

1945 - 1953. A group of 4 letters to [Stuart L.] Hannon, comprised of 2 pp. ALs July 24, 1945 on Dunsany Castle letterhead; 1 p. ALs August 11, [1945] on Dunsany Castle letterhead; 2 pp. TLs March 11, 1948 on Dunsany Castle letterhead ; 1 p. TLS August 8, 1953 on Savoy Hotel letterhead. Old folds. Very good. Item #53143

In these letters to Mr Hannon, likely an American military attaché stationed in England, Lord Dunsany invites him to visit at Dunsany Castle, writing that "we are still without petrol." In his letter dated 1948, Dunsany apologizes for forgetting Hannon's military rank, welcomes him to visit at Dunstall Priory, Kent. Mentioning Greece, Dunsany writes, " I thought there was one country called Greece, which turned out to be an idea no more intelligent than supposing that Europe is under one government...I said to a cousin of mine, whose son was going to Athens in 1944, 'Tell him to mention my name, and they will look after him.' But the shot him before he had been there a fortnight." In the letter dated 1953, Dunsany comments of Hannon residing in Bern at Chateau de Worb, and then stases, "...I am not a literary type and am therefore less drawn to Joyce or even Yeats than to Synge or Russell. The latter were rough genius, the former highly tutored and self-conscious talent. This is not a popular view but it is mine."

For Mr Hannon's association with Chateau de Worb, see his article, Foreign Service Journal, December 1955
Volume 32, Number 12. https://vongraffenried.wordpress.com/2017/10/10/foreign-service-rticle-about-living-the-in-the-worb-schloss/.

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