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WELLS, Carolyn (1862-1942)
Carolyn Wells collection
1939. No binding & hard cover. Carolyn Wells was a prolific American poet, mystery novelist, and children's author, who married Hadwin Houghton, the heir of the Houghton-Mifflin publishing empire. Wells often traveled to England and cultivated a wide circle of literary friends on both sides of the Atlantic. She wrote approximately 170 books. Several of her books have been turned into films, "Dearie" (1927), "The Woman Next Door" (1919), "The Mark Of Cain" (1917), "The Countless Charming" (1917), and "He Got There After All" (1917). The collection contains 13 items dating from 1900 to 1939, specifically, 1 partial manuscript, 4 letters, 3 books, 2 cards, 1 note, 1 decorative envelope, and 1 title page. 1 partial Manuscript: • Signed ms. (p. 3 only) of poem, re "the wise old fish that never was caught!" 4 Letters (1 ALS and 3 TLS) including signed card, note, and 2 envelopes: • ALS to Mrs. Lord, 8 November 1920, re her invitation to tea. • TLS to Thomas Flint, 27 February 1911, re whether Longfellow wrote a particular text. • TLS to Elizabeth Cleveland, 3 September 1934, with signed News Year's card, signed typed note, signed inscribed title page of Visiting Villain (1934), 2 envelopes, thanks Cleveland for reviewing her books, worries about Visiting Villain ("it has to do with a tame snake, an enormous Cobra...."), "confine your notes to the wills and any point other than my beloved STREAMLINE." • TLS to Mr. Coursen, 15 August 1939, in response to a question about faith and immortality in one of her works, "But the paragraph you not … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books (IOBA) [Canada]
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