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SITWELL Edith - Autograph Letter Signed 1962 discussing an awkward cousin

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Edith SITWELL (1887-1964)

Autograph Letter Signed (“Edith Sitwell”) to “Dear Mrs. Allen”, thanking her for a bouquet and some eggs.

3 pages 8vo, Hampstead NW3, 23 June 1962.

I cannot tell you what a delight the wonderful bouquet that you and Mr. Allen were so kind as to send me, is to me. It is the most beautiful bouquet I have seen.

Thank you both so much both for that and for the eggs.

It was so kind of you. I should have written to thank you immediately, but I have been in a good deal of pain, and am still laid up, unable to move.

Miss Farquhar tells me you knew my cousin Edie Davidson. She was very nice, but he was a holy terror. He would read the Just-So Stories after dinner, and he had a chaplain who imitated a frog in a field. I once spent Christmas with them, and the experience left its mark.

With so many most appreciative thanks to you and Mr. Allen

Edith Sitwell’s distinctive tall, thin physique was the result of a condition which led to her having to endure a painful treatment for her spinal problems early in life. In her later years, frequently in pain as a result of the same condition, she resorted to the use of a wheelchair.


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