BATES (H.E., 1905-1974, Novelist and Writer of Short Stories)

Pair of Autograph Letters Signed 'H.E.' to 'Jeannette', saying he "should be awfully glad if you could repeat my Pierce & Pierce parcel on May 1, June 1 & July 1 and charge it to my account", he will let her know if more are needed, "We had a pleasant evening with Stanley yesterday, and Cassy spent a good part of the day with the boys, chiefly in movies & in drinking vast quantities of Coca-cola ...", (22nd April 1953), "... Your parcels No. 1 & No. 2 have safely arrived. I think I did write ... but life in these islands", 3 days before the Coronation, "is restless, excited & inducive to a state of mind of care-free forgetfulness ... London looks like a day at the fair. All the ladies in best bonnet - wonderful debonair feeling ... I haven't done a scrap of work ... except letters and gardening; - but not has any one else, as far as I can gather", ending "this isn't a letter ... just to say thank you ... and to send you & Dudley my best May-time affection", (30th May 1953), 1 side oblong folio and 2 sides 8vo, Gladstone Hotel, New York City and The Granary, Little Chart, Ashford, Kent, April - May both letters a trifle browned at one fold without loss

Item Date:  1953

Stock No:  56158      £150


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