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Faith Baldwin Collection
1972. . Faith Baldwin was a U.S. author of romance and fiction, publishing some 100 novels, often concentrating on women. The New York Times wrote that her books had "never a pretense at literary significance" and were popular because they "enabled lonely working people, young and old, to identify with her glamorous and wealthy characters. This collection includes 26 items dating from 1928 to 1972. 10 ALS (including one with 4 post cards and small signed photo); 5 signed brief messages, notes; 2 Typed Signed Letters / notes, 2 Photos, and 3 Ephemera 10 ALS; • ALS to Miss Mullins, 24 April ?, thanking her for her note and lovely poem and hoping that she has a speedy recovery. • 2 ALS to Jewel Allen+ envelopes, date-stamped 3 September 1940 and 16 December 1940, re Allen's asthma, off to Reno, etc. • ALS addressed "Dear Joe" (letterhead of Mrs. Hugh Cuthrell, Sr., her married name), 11 August 1957, reply from Cape cod where she resides for three months, she doesn't regard herself as a VIP, just an average woman with four children, she no photos to send him. • ALS to WRB, 15 December ?, wishing him a Merry Christmas. • ALS to Mrs. Davis, n.d., "Boston University collects me"). • ALS (5 pp.) and 4 postcards to John Fischbach, 1952-61, and a signed photo: "Quakers are wonderful but this is a very hard church (or society) to join.... In my way of life we do not believe in the Divine Birth of Jesus but that he was born in the human way." • ALS to Philip Dunning, playwright and theatrical producer, with envelope, postmarked 24 July 1962, re thanking him for his visit last night, her depression, and tooth extraction. 2 ALS to Joseph Kover, 11 March 1972 and 22 May 1972, re her being a scout. 7 Signed Autographs - brief messages, notes; • An autograph note signed ("Faith"), one-half page, 5-3/4 x 7-3/4 inches, on green paper, n.p., 19 December n.y., with envelope [postmarked, Norwalk, Connecticut, 1972], to Ann and "Jake" (FischBach), sending "thanks for remembering" and saying she is "still working"; • ALS to "Miss Smith", January 1951, forwarding a "small" photograph [no longer present]; • An autograph note signed ("Faith"), 2pp., 4" x 5", a greeting card, n.p., n.d., to Ann and John (FischBach), thanking them for "remembering me," adding, "I've had a Rough year But have Survived (I guess) and leave Oct 2 to Oct. 20 to take a short Rest . . . on Cape Cod"; • An autograph note signed ("Faith"), one page, 3-1/2 x 5-3/8 inches, on one side of a post card (picture of workers "Harvesting Cranberries on Cape Cod" on reverse), 31 August PM, n.y., to an un-named correspondent (presumably the FischBachs), reporting, "OK after 3 days w oxygen. No, I have not TRAVELLED except 2 weeks in West Indies in March. I have a non-fiction Book coming out Oct 1st &d am now working on 1st draft of a very difficult novel"; • Typed signed quotation from Many Windows Season of the Heart, 9 August 1972. • Typescript., 1 p., from Time and the Hour, signed ("For Rosemary"). 2 Typed Signed Letters • TLS to Jewel Allen + envelope, date-stamped 24 September 1936, re her books (Private Duty, American Family, etc.), editorial cuts in her writing, magazines such as Pictorial, Post, Cosmo, and McCalls, her children, health, Ben Abrhamson (pornography), and Jean Harlow. • TLS to Mrs. Day Johnson, 30 March 1961, with envelope. Wishes Johnson happy Easter, tells her that she (Baldwin) has been sick (walking pneumonia) and is in Florida, and informs Johnson about her writing and recent publications in magazines ("Honey you don't know anything about books. I am not producing a thing; testament of trust was published last October… I wish to write a novel but afford to…." 2 Photos; • B&w photo of Baldwin seated with a typewriter and 4 of her books on a desk, circa 1955, "Theatre of Romance" (on verso, program telecast on Saturdays, 11 a.m.). • B&w photo of Baldwin, 28 July 1928. 3 Ephemera; • 1 p. Signed undated note on card, "Dear Dwight, Is this the right side? Thank you for asking for my signature-such a distinguished group…." • Signed undated card. • Inscribed card for L.E.L. Downing, May 1938. This collection is on consignment.
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