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Laurence Hope
1865. Good condition for age. Preserved in a high quality museum grade frame. This is an original hand-written poetry page by Laurence Hope "Violet Nicolson" (1865-1904), an English Victorian female Poet who's subjects were often about India or Hinduism. It appears to be a rough draft, or the original version of her famous poem "Kashmiri Song," from the book Garden of Karma (1901.) I've done handwriting comparison, and this checks out as being in her handwriting. This is a rather mysterious document, as I found it in the contents of a deceased estate in Southern California. It was already framed when I acquired it. I had no idea what it was until I researched the words in the poem on Google. An exceptionally rare piece, an original handwritten poem by this author has never been offered for sale...anywhere...ever. Truly a museum worthy specimen of British Victorian literature. About the Poet: Born in Gloucestershire, the British poet Adela Florence Cory was raised by extended family in England after her father, a colonel in the army, was posted to Lahore, India. At 16 Cory joined her father and two sisters in India, where they edited the Sind Gazette. Both of Cory's sisters went on to pursue literary careers; her elder sister, Isabell, took over the editorship of the Sind Gazette upon their father's death, and her younger sister, Annie Sophie, published more than 20 popular novels under the pseudonym Victoria Cross. At age 23, Adela married Colonel Malcolm Hassels Nicolson of the Bombay army, traveling with him as he served and eventually settling in Mhow, India, upon his pr … [Click Below for Full Description]
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