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[D. B. Wyndham Lewis, humorist.] Autograph Letter Signed to Anglo-Irish poet Sylvia Lynd, a letter of condolence on the death of her husband, the essayist Robert Lynd.

Author: 
D. B. Wyndham Lewis [Dominic Bevan Wyndham Lewis] (1891-1969), humorist, for a while Daily Express 'Beachcomber' [Sylvia Lynd (1888-1952), Anglo-Irish poet, wife of essayist Robert Lynd (1879-1949)]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of 31 Pembroke Road, W8 [London]. 8 October 1949.
£40.00

2pp., 12mo. In good condition, on lightly aged paper. 'His gentleness was always a lenitive and an example in such a raving jungle as Fleet Street. He will be badly missed everywhere by everybody.' He concludes by lamenting that as he is leaving for Italy the following day, the present letter will have to be his 'only tribute, alas. But I hope you will read into it a lot of things difficult to write.'

Typed letter signed to his brother or cousin, Alfred.

Author: 
Daniel Berkeley Updike.
Publication details: 
The Merrymount Press, Boston, 21 June 1906
£150.00

Printer. Three pages, 8vo. "I write to tell you that the [memorial] tablet [for Wilkins Updike] is completed and in place at St. Paul's Church, Wickford, and I enclose herwith a small photograph of it which you might like to see (ENCLOSED]. He doesn't feel a memorial service is appropriate, buyt gives notice of what is planned in the Church to commemorate their grandfather (e.g. an essay prize on a point of local history). "As I considered myself simply a treasurer for the fund for the rest of the family.

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