'Penderleath' and Anthony Benjamin letters
A folder containing numerous correspondences and documents relating to the time spent by Berlin and his second wife Juanita living at Penderleath, close to the town of St Ives. The folder includes numerous letters to the Berlin's in relation to the sale of their home. The lot also includes letters from fellow artists Stella and Anthony Benjamin discussing their purchase of Little Penderleath, some dated 1956. Some of which were written during Anthony Benjamin's time at Wormwood Scrubs Prison London.
"Dear Sven, I had a visit from Stella this week, and she told me you were worried about the cottage deal and thought that I was messing you about, 'this is not so'. Unfortunately due to my present circumstances, I have had to leave the matter in Mr Collier's hands. I have written to him asking him to close the deal immediately if possible. I did ask him to hold on until the insurance business had been settled but finding this ok. I have told him to go ahead. on the day before I went to court, I assigned a document which I firmly believe was a contract between you and myself. I can only suppose that Mr Collier has held it up. I am truly sorry for any inconveniences this has caused you, but I think you will understand how difficult it is especially as my letters are restricted. I think I might be moved from this prison to another so I should be glad if you would answer me immediately. Naturally, I am worried about the business being very much in the dark. I promise you my word is good Sven please don't let me down! Yours sincerely, Anthony Brown" (Anthony Benjamin).
Sold for £250
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