A small collection of sixteen letters written by novelist Forrest Reid (1875-1947) to biographer and critic Osbert Burdett (1885-1936).
Burdett was a contemporary of Reid’s at Cambridge. The topics are very much literary, rather than personal. In Private Road Reid writes that Burdett was while at Cambridge “working on an extremely bad novel, which I read, finding only one good sentence in it. (I conscientiously pointed this out this sentence to the author.)” Despite Reid’s comment Burdett’s literary and critical output was substantial.
The other side of this correspondence is contained in the Reid Collection also held at Special Collections (see: MS 44/1/23).
One file containing sixteen letters.
Queen’s University Belfast has legal ownership of this collection, please consult with staff as to matters of copyright and permission to publish.
This collection was purchased by Queen’s University Belfast in 2006.