<> Boyd012 Boyd Letters Boyd Estate 1953 Jul 15th Linen Hall Library Wednesday, March 16, 2016 TIFF Boyd012 Letter London, Bill Naughton English https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/content/boyd012 Linen Hall Library Linen Hall Library Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/sites/default/files/Boyd012_3.jpg LHL Archive 15th July 1953. Dear St.John, Here Is my adaptation of Mrs. Martin’s Man. I have let Harold Goldblatt read it, and he has accepted it for the Group Theatre. You will see his pencil note on page I. You will see I have changed Jamesy to Johnny: I thought there would be some confusion between Jamesy and his father James. I am very anxious indeed to know what you think of this, and I hope that I have been faithful to the theme and characters of the novel, I certainly enjoyed very much making this adaptation and would be grateful for your criticism. I am rushing off to London now where I shall be staying with Bill Naughton, 64 St. George's Square until the morning of 27th July. If you get an opportunity of reading this in the next ten days or so perhaps you would forward it to 64 St.George’s Square. I am sending, it by registered post and enclose registered onvelope for its return. This is the only full copy in existence and I am heart scared of losing it. I hope your visit to Edinburgh to see the specialist turned out well. If by any chance you are in London during the next fortnight perhaps we could meet and have a meal, but I expect you are working at home. I know your visits to London these days are not too frequent. Best wishes, Ever, (JOHN BOYD) Dr. St.John Ervine, Honey Ditches, Seaton, Devon, England. PJ Text