[ 'Anya Seton', pen name of Ann Seton Chase, American author of historical romances. ] Typed Letter Signed ('Anya Seton | (Mrs. Hamilton Chase)') to 'Miss Cond' [ Eileen M. Cond ]. giving plans for a trip to England, to visit her father's family.

'Anya Seton', pen name of Ann Seton Chase (1904-1990), bestselling American author of historical romances
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On her letterhead, Old Greenwich, Connecticut. 14 July 1958
SKU: 20680

2pp., 8vo. 2pp., 8vo. In fair condition, lightly aged. She begins, after stating that she is returning her bookplate (which she has signed), with details of a forthcoming visit to England, involving a drive 'up North to my father's birthplace', where she will 'stay in Northumberland a fortnight at least, and investigate some of the masses of cousins I have there'. Later she may 'be down your way' (Devon): 'Do you still run the Deer Park? I might stay the night – though not sure of plans yet.' Cond has time to reply, but not by 'ship mail, which seems ungodly slow lately', meaning that she has not yet received her 'own author's copies of The Winthrop Woman'. She concludes: 'But I've seen many splendid reviews, and hear there are large sales there as well as here. Very agreeable, and thank you for your loyalty and interest.' Apparently 'Eileen Cond was a book collector who sent out her bookplate to her favorite authors, many of whom signed and returned them to her.'