|Description||A small number of personal letters received by Walter Allen mostly from from literary friends and other writers, which were written in appreciation and critical acclaim of his work as a novelist and reviewer. |
Three of the letters follow the publication of what is considered his best novel, 'All in a Lifetime '(1959), one of which was from the politician, Roy Jenkins. Other letters are from writers whose work Allen reviewed including J. B. Priestley and Robert Graves and from Anthony Powell in response to a programme broadcast on the radio about him.
There is only one letter from each of the correspondents with the exception of three letters received from the novelist Rebecca West