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Burnett, Frances Hodgson
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 1,200 USD
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35
Burnett, Frances Hodgson
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 1,200 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Fine Books and Manuscripts Including A Private Collection of Historical Hawaiiana

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Burnett, Frances Hodgson
Two autograph letters signed, each 4 pages (6 3/4 x 5 3/8 in.; 174 x 135 mm), on stationery engraved at top right corner, "Plandome Park, Plandome, Long Island," 28 October 1915 and 9 November 1915, to Colonel Bunbury, sending a set of his books to the Royal Engineers of Bermuda; one letter with autograph envelope 
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Catalogue Note

In his letter of 28 October 1915, Burnett informs Bunbury he is sending a set of his books to Bunbury as promised. Burnett notes he has taken the liberty to boldly write on each of the books, The Royal Engineers-Bermuda "because I know from experience how people borrow books & forget to return them." He adds he has also sent a number of children's books to the children of the regiment. Burnett's letter of 9 November confirms the box of books was sent. "Whether it reaches you or not lies in the hands of Fate."

The Royal Engineers of Bermuda maintained a long tradition of theatrical entertainment from the second half of the nineteenth century. Perhaps plans for a production based on Burnett's works were in the making when Burnett sent his books at Colonel  Bunbury's request.

Fine Books and Manuscripts Including A Private Collection of Historical Hawaiiana

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New York