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TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS): "Even as Sherman's hordes struck at the gates of Atlanta in a long-past July, so do the hordes of summer visitors invade us this month
Atlanta, GA, 11 July 1938. Letter. Normal mailing creases. Fine with the original typed envelope. Fine single-spaced 2-1/2-page letter of @800 words with an 18-word holograph postscript on Mitchell's stationery to Herschel Brickell, a noted book reviewer from Mississippi who served on the New York Herald Tribune book section and who, at the time of this correspondence, was a reviewer for the New York Evening Post. Mitchell begins by stating how happy she is to be back home: "One of the most welcome sights I ever saw was the bright blaze of the mid-afternoon Georgia sun.... I must be like Georgia cotton--need red dirt and hot, dry weather." She also writes a poignant paragraph about her husband staying behind to comfort a friend who had just lost his wife: "I can't help wondering how people manage to live through such things." She concludes with her disgust at being famous: "Even as Sherman's hordes struck at the gates of Atlanta in a long-past July, so do the hordes of summer visitors invade us this month.... Father summed it up when he remarked on how strange it was that there were millions of people anxious to go where they were not wanted and were not invited." Her manuscript postscript mentions how she lost her copyright case in the Dutch court and is appealing. SIGNED "Margaret" in ink by Mitchell. All of the letters to Brickell that we have seen were signed by Mitchell either as "Margaret" or as "M," an indication of the personal relationship she had with him. Not in Richard Harwell's MARGARET MITCHELL'S "GONE WITH THE WIND" LETTERS, though many others to Brickell are.
      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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