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WILLIAMS Emlyn - Typed Letter Signed 1952

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Emlyn WILLIAMS (1905-1987)

Typed Letter Signed (“Emlyn Williams” to “Dear Mr. Sampson” [A.H. Sampson, Vice-President of the Cambridge Union Society], regretting that he is unable to accept an invitation.

1 page small 4to, 15 Pelham Crescent SW7, 4 June 1952.

Thank you very much for your letter and charming invitation – I regret that I am unable to accept owing to my theatrical engagements. Warm good wishes for your debates next term.”

Williams’ career as a popular playwright was launched in 1935 with his psychological thriller Night Must Fall. He launched the career of another famous Welshman in 1944 when he gave Richard Burton his first West End role in his comedy, The Druid’s Rest.

The letter is slightly crumpled at the top right and bottom left corners.


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