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KEYES, Frances Parkinson (1885-1970)
Frances Keyes Parkinson collection
1966. No binding. Good. Frances Parkinson Keyes was a prolific American biographer and novelist whose novels were set in New England, Louisiana, and Europe. In 1904 she married Henry Wilder Keyes (1863-1938), a Republican politician who served as Governor of New Hampshire (1917-1919) and as a United States Senator (1919-1937). A convert to Roman Catholicism, she often used Catholic themes in her work. The Frances Parkinson Keyes collection consists of 23 items dating from 1917 to 1966, specifically, 11 letters written by Frances Parkinson Keyes and 2 photos of her. In addition, there are 9 letters written by her husband, Henry (Harry) Wilder Keyes and a composite photo of him with other politicians. 11 Frances Parkinson Keyes letters and 2 photos: 11 letters: • ALS to Mrs. Bugdee, 4 March 1927, with envelope, regretting that her ignorance of Mrs. Bugdee's change of address had prevented their meeting. • TLS to T. Brennan, 8 August 1941, replying to his cordial note of 16 July, delighted that he enjoyed her books: "Notes such as yours are a source of great encouragement and inspiration to an author...." • TLS to James Gallagher, 20 October 1941, with envelope, responding that she was delighted to sign the bookplates and glad that the recipient had five of her books in his library and hoping that her newest book All That Glitters which is coming out in three weeks will "be the best of them all." • TLS to George Wolfe, 23 March 1956, apologizes for the delayed reply, lots of travel, illness, and deadlines for three books, delighted that Wolfe and his wife liked … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books (IOBA) [Canada]
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