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Fine Books and Works on Paper: Day One

Wednesday 13th July 2016: 2:00pm BST

Waugh (evelyn) autograph postcard initialled “e” to father philip caraman

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Waugh (Evelyn) Autograph Postcard initialled "E" to Father Philip Caraman, 87 x 140mm., on card headed Piers Court, Stinchcombe, Dursley, Gloucestershire, postmarked 24th August, 1956, seeking assistance in a debate with Hugh Trevor-Roper.

⁂ "I think of teasing Trevor-Roper a little for his article in this week's New Statesman."

An unpublished card from Waugh that demonstrates the author intricately researching arguments for his long-running feud with Hugh Trevor-Roper.

For more on the public spats between Waugh and Trevor-Roper, see lot 49.

Father Caraman (1911-98), Jesuit priest, author and editor of the Catholic journal The Month, to which Waugh occasionally contributed. Waugh and Caraman were friends for much of their lives; Caraman assisted the author in his detailed research for Helena and was staying with Waugh at Combe Florey when he died, administering Conditional Absolution and subsequently conducting his funeral and giving the address at his Requiem Mass.

Full Lot Details

Waugh (Evelyn) Autograph Postcard initialled "E" to Father Philip Caraman, 87 x 140mm., on card headed Piers Court, Stinchcombe, Dursley, Gloucestershire, postmarked 24th August, 1956, seeking assistance in a debate with Hugh Trevor-Roper.

⁂ "I think of teasing Trevor-Roper a little for his article in this week's New Statesman."

An unpublished card from Waugh that demonstrates the author intricately researching arguments for his long-running feud with Hugh Trevor-Roper.

For more on the public spats between Waugh and Trevor-Roper, see lot 49.

Father Caraman (1911-98), Jesuit priest, author and editor of the Catholic journal The Month, to which Waugh occasionally contributed. Waugh and Caraman were friends for much of their lives; Caraman assisted the author in his detailed research for Helena and was staying with Waugh at Combe Florey when he died, administering Conditional Absolution and subsequently conducting his funeral and giving the address at his Requiem Mass.