Re: [mythsoc] Digest Number 395
- Wendell's letter:
>There's one more important fact about the Lewis estate that I didn't mention'Twasn't me if the news came from the estate. I think I first heard about
>in my post. Until the early '90's, everybody assumed that Douglas and David
>Gresham still owned the rights to Lewis's books. The people associated with
>the estate never lied about the ownership, but nobody knew the Greshams had
>sold it till Joe Christopher was making a routine inquiry with the literary
>agents for the Lewis's works about using some quotes for a book. He
>mentioned the Greshams, and the agents said that they had not controlled the
>estate since the mid-'70's. The fact that the estate had been sold was thus
>unknown to most Lewis scholars for about 15 years.
>Joe, have I told this right? It's been a while since I read about it.
the sale from Lyle Dorsett, probably when he was director of the Wade
Collection--but I can't put a year to it.