POWYS Llewelyn - Autograph Letter Signed 1938 sending a story by his wife
Llewelyn POWYS (1884-1939)
Autograph Letter Signed ("Llewelyn Powys") to "Dear Mr. Scott-James" [editor of the London Mercury], sending him a story by his wife, Alyse Gregory.
Half page 4to, Clavadel, Switzerland, 10 April 1938.
"I am sending you a story by my wife Alyse Gregory who formerly was managing editor of the American Dial. If it does not suit the London Mercury would you return it without delay to me here."
Powys' American wife, Alyse Gregory, who had been a suffragette whilst in the States, moved to England with him, and joined him on his travels to Palestine and Switzerland. She published several novels and in 1938 brought out a book of essays, Wheels on Gravel. Powys himself was to die from tuberculosis in Clavadel at the end of the following year.
There is a tear at the top left-hand corner, probably from being torn from a staple, not touching the text. The letter is slightly crumpled at the right-hand edge, and another hand, probably an editor at the London Mercury, has scrawled "read only" in pencil at the top.
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