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Correspondence by Richard Blake Brown, Anglican priest and sub-Firbankian gay novelist to Marcus Oliver. Written from various places on a variety of letterheads and on a variety of subjects, including fashion and costume designer Norman Hartnell; novelist Denton Welch; Brown's meeting with Queen Mary; gay life in and out of the British Navy; and World War II in England.

In addition to the letters are a photograph of Brown, a 4-page publicity leaflet regarding Brown's novels, an item regarding an Anglo Latin-American costume exhibit, a magazine clipping of two nude boys wrestling, and a card from a hairdresser.

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