WAUGH Alec - Autograph Letter Signed 1918 regarding his war poems
Alexander “Alec” WAUGH (1898-1981)
Autograph Letter Signed (“Alec Waugh”) to “Dear Mr. Adcock”, thanking him for a good review of his poems.
1 page, cut down from an 8vo page, Hampstead, 11 December 1918.
“I must just send you a line to thank you for your very kind appreciation of my poems in the Xmas number of the Bookman. It has given me more pleasure than any other review they have received, as it says exactly what I should like to believe true of my book.”
Alec Waugh was a prolific writer, but never achieved either the popular or critical success enjoyed by his younger brother Evelyn. His volume of First World War poems, Resentment Poems, published in 1918, received unfavourable reviews, so his gratitude here is easy to understand. He fought at Passchendaele, but was later captured by the Germans and spent the rest of the war in a prisoner of war camp.
The letter has been cut down and mounted on light card, but the content has not been affected.
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