WALPOLE Hugh - Autograph Letter Signed 1938 an invitation to his new Luncheon Club
Hugh WALPOLE (1884-1941)
Autograph Letter Signed (“Hugh Walpole”) to “Dear Humbert” [Humbert Wolfe] inviting him to his new luncheon club.
2 pages 8vo, 90 Piccadilly, 9 November 1938.
“I’m starting a little knife and fork luncheon Club in my flat. Self-arranged – self-appointed. The only rules are that the invited should have published a book, should be male, and be liked by ME. You fulfil all the rules. Anyway the first . . . Wednesday 16th. Here 1.30. Probably only Ronald Storrs and me.
The poet Humbert Wolfe was a very popular writer at the time. He was also a civil servant, and the conversation between him and Ronald Storrs, former Governor of Jerusalem, Cyprus and (then) Rhodesia, must have been fascinating.
The letter has some overall light foxing, but remains entirely legible.
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