Ford Madox Ford Letters: Finding Aid
- Walter T. Boodle letter to James Brand Pinker, 1911 July 3 (FMF 1)
- Esther E. Bowen, secretary to Ford Madox Ford, letter to J.B. Pinker & Co., 1925 April 30 (FMF 2)
- County Bank, Ashford, telegram to James Brand Pinker, 1906 August 7 (FMF 3)
- Ford Madox Ford letters to Harold Strong Latham, 1921 August 14 and 1921 September 27 (FMF 4-5)
- Ford Madox Ford letter to Mr. Liverwright, Boni & Liverwright, 1922 July 6 (FMF 6)
- Hewitt Hanson Howland letter to James Brand Pinker, 1913 October 27 (FMF 7)
- Violet Hunt letter to James Brand Pinker, 1919 February 26 (FMF 8)
- Harold Strong Latham letters to Ford Madox Ford, 1921-1922 (FMF 9-12)
- James Brand Pinker letter to Ford Madox Ford, 1907 June 1 (FMF 13)
- Ford Madox Ford letters to James Brand Pinker, 1901-1933 (from 1922 onwards, the letters are addressed to J.B. Pinker & Sons (FMF 14-316)
- 1911, July 3. Advises Pinker against guaranteeing weekly payments to Mrs. Hueffer. ... the probability that Mr. Hueffer may fail to make some of the payments does not appear to be remote for he already owes ¥108 in respect of the weekly payments that the Court directed him to make.
- 1902, May 21 & Sep. 28. Re: price of Romance.
- 1905, Nov. 15. Ford has been invited to Russia by a prominent Liberal big shot; proposes to do a series of articles.
- [1906, c. Aug.] Newport, Rhode Island. May ruin and desolation wait upon the day when you inspired me to come to this land: It is hot, dusty, dull, and uninspiring and the expenses are appalling: ... In revenge you will have to finance me, for I have exhausted every cent of ready money that I have.
- [c. 1906] I really must bleed you some more--because I must somehow raise ¥100 by next weekend.... Do do as much as you can & as quickly--because when I worry I can't work & when I can't work I can't make pennies.
- [c. 1907] I repeat that I feel a good deal of gratitude to you for having quite certainly `made' me and it makes me feel really mean to worry you--but I really am so hard pushed that I must.
-  I will pay forty guineas for the James story on publication [in The English Review]
- [c. 1908] I'm really so desperately pushed for money that I really can't afford proper meals....
- [c. 1909] ... the English Review so eats up my reserves that I have nothing to pay my household bills with.
- 1911, Apr. 23. I suppose you are away upon your confounded holidays over which may seven devils cast fortynine blights.
- 1912, June 3. I wrote the novel [The Panel] in about a month and induced a very severe nervous breakdown from which I am still suffering.... I am now tied to these people [Constable's] and cannot write novels for any other publisher till they choose to publish me-- and they simply sit on my mss. which may be ingenious and pleasant for them but is quite the reverse for me.
- 1913, May 6. I have no objection to Mr. Bobbs Merrill doing anything he likes with `The Panel.' He may changed the title, rewrite the dedication, alter the end into a Tragedy in which all the people stab each other or do anything else that pleases him.
- 1913, Aug. 1. I suppose you will be going off for your holidays soon & I hope you will have as good a time as you deserve or better for the matter of that.
- 1914, Feb. 13. I don't want to deal with Stanley Paul.... I have worked damned hard for many years to establish my name as a good-will & that's all there is to it--conceit or no conceit. I don't need money &, unless I can get a good price I won't sell my immortal soul to any of your blooming devils. I want also stability....
- 1919, June 28. I don't doubt the correctitude of yr. account & amount, but it inspires curiosity in my uncommercial breast.
- 1921, Jan. 27. By the bye: would you care to `handle' my poems and smaller critical articles? I find on examining my accounts that I have this year made ¥316 by these--mostly from U.S.A....
- 1921, June 3. Re: a proposed history of English literature; ...an account of English literature by a man of the world for men of the world--not a handbook with condensed annotations by a half dead don.
- 1921, June 8. Offers hay, pigs, ducks for sale from his farm.
- 1921, Aug. 14. I always do think of my books for very long periods before setting pen to paper, when I write them, usually, very rapidly.
- 1928, March 19. To Eric Pinker. I write at this length because I was always having obscure rows with your father which distressed me, but which I could never understand, about points like this. There is an etiquette in these things as between author, agent and publisher that I could never understand either.
- 1929, Nov. 24. This [a collected edition] will be coming in America before long.... I don't for a moment imagine any English publisher would think of re-printing me.
- 1929, Dec. 2. By the bye, Hugh Welpole has a long screed about my genius and the neglect from which I suffer in England --in the New York Herald--and he is always writing about me in the U.S.A. and lecturing in similar terms.
- James B. Pinker Letters (mssHM 42393-42453)
- Ford Madox Ford letter to Conrad Aiken. 1931 November 2 (mssAIK 607) in the Conrad Aiken Papers
- Ford Madox Ford letter to John Lane. 1914 August 12? (mssHM 48493)
- Ford Madox Ford letters to Chesson. 1906 May-June (mssHM 46025-46027)