BRETT YOUNG, Francis. 20114



Typed Letter Signed ‘Francis Brett Young’, to Sir George Buckston Browne, unable to accept his invitation because Brett Young will still be in Cornwall “grappling with the last and hardest part of THE CITY OF GOLD – the second volume of the South African trilogy which began with THEY SEEK A COUNTRY- with which, at the moment I am having a stubborn tussle …” 1 page 10 x 8 inches, fine. Talland House, Cornwall, 23 March 1939. Francis Brett Young (1884 – 1954), English novelist, poet, playwright, composer, doctor and soldier. “… I have South African unity so greatly at heart and have been so encouraged by my old chief Gen Smuts’s approval, that I shall have to go through with it even though my back (and brain!) be broken.”