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F Scott Fitzgerald
F. Scott Fitzgerald TLS About Zelda
Asheville NC: , October 22 1936. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Perhaps the Last Loving Letter Re: Zelda, 1936 Single page typed letter signed, 8.5" x 11". Dated "Grove Park Inn, Asheville, N.C. /October 22, 1936". Signed by Fitzgerald as "Scott Fitzgerald", written to his secretary Isabel Owens. Near fine with a paper clip ghost and expected folds. The letter dated 1936, takes place in the midst of Fitzgerald moving his wife from the Phipps Clinic at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore to the Highland Hospital in Asheville. From the mid-1930s, Zelda spent the rest of her life in various stages of mental distress, but by 1936 she became violent and reclusive. Fitzgerald was both agitated and worried over his wife's illness noting that "Zelda now claims to be in direct contact with Christ, William the Conqueror, Mary Stuart, Apollo and all the stock paraphernalia of insane-asylum jokes... For what she has really suffered, there is never a sober night that I do not pay a stark tribute of an hour to in the darkness" In the letter offered here Fitzgerald prepares for Zelda's move to the new hospital facility. The importance of this letter cannot be understated as it may in fact be one of his last positive emotional bonds with his wife. He requests of his assistant "It would be nice if you could tell me where certain articles are that I stored: my wife's skating skirt Scotty has been wearing, and my wife's two pairs of skiing boots - the tall ones from Quebec and the ones from Switzerland - are both in heavy demand and I have not even an idea as to where I packed them, though … [Click Below for Full Description]
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