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Autograph letter signed by Katherine Anne Porter to a young girl [Tamara Turner] dated 28th August 1956 in original hand-addressed stamped envelope
Southbury, CT: Self-published by the author, 1956. Single 8.5x11 inch onionskin sheet folded to 5.5x8.5 inches then folded twice to fit envelope, on page holograph handwritten letter of sixteen lines with date at top and signed in full by the author, on third page a postscript of three lines initialed K.A.P. in original plain white envelop, toned and worn with handwritten address and return address and canceled 3 cent Wildlife Conservation stamp, some later ink scribbles on rear of envelope. The letter is a reply to a young girl's fan letter. Porter was thrilled to hear from a very young girl who had discovered the author's writing on her own. In the letter she states that the Mademoiselle piece Turner wrote praising ("Adventures in Living") is of a style (self-history) the author wishes to continue. She also suggests that Turner look for "A Defense of Circe" also in Mademoiselle, Summer 1954. The postscript encourages Turner to seek out Atlantic Monthly March and April 1956 for excerpts of the novel she is finishing ("Ship of Fools" which would not be completed for another six years) Turner grew up to be Director of Medical Library Services at Children's Regional Hospital and Medical Center in Seattle as well as a driving force in LGBTQ rights and a member of the Freedom Socialist Party and Radical Women.
      [Bookseller: Bolerium Books, ABAA]
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