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BEERBOHM Max - Autograph Letter Signed about an article

  • £230.00

Max BEERBOHM (1872-1956)

Autograph Letter Signed ("Max Beerbohm") to "My dear Christian".

1¾ pages small 8vo on separate leaves, 48 Upper Berkeley Street, Tuesday, n.d. [?1914].

Saying "Probably I can let you have the article tomorrow evening (Wednesday) - If not then, Thursday morning, at latest - And of course James Douglas' book will be referred to. Indeed, it will be the starting point, and basis throughout."

James Douglas, journalist, critic and editor of the Star and Sunday Express, had written a study of the poet and critic Theodore Watts-Dunton, Swinburne's minder and house-mate, in 1904. Watts-Dunton died in 1914, and it is very possible that Beerbohm, who had known both him and Swinburne well, had been asked to write an article of appreciation and intended to refer to Douglas' book.

Two small filing holes at the head of both pages, not affecting the text.


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