# - Literary letters.
writers: henry fielding, document signed as a Justice of the Peace for Middlesex, 10 April 1750; walter scott, to Laidlaw ("...I have almost tired of greyhounds..."), 2 pages; emile zola, autograph letter signed to George Moore, on the translation of one of Moore's novels, 2 pages, 5 March 1885, and a brief autograph note, 1 page; Alphonse Daudet, 4 autograph notes and letters signed, together with three related items, 10 pages; george bernard shaw, two typed letters and three autograph notes signed, including one letter to Paul Shelving asking him to design costumes for Back to Methuselah and The Apple Cart ("...in which the Cabinet cannot appear in 1929 negligé without a breach of faith with the Lord Chamberlain...") with detailed descriptions of his preferences, together with three autograph envelopes, 6 pages, 1923-29; Harriet Martineau, discussing exotic fruit, 4 pages, 1872; Charles Kingsley, 4 pages; Max Beerbohm, to Sir Nigel Playfair, on Beaumarchais, 2 pages, 11 May 1917; Edith Sitwell, 2 autograph letters and one telegram ("...Mr Auden came to lunch with me. I like him very much, I had not thought that I should, although I admire much of his work..."), 9 pages, 1946-9; H.G. Wells, 2 pages, 1932; John Masefield, to Patric Dickinson, 2 pages; W.S. Maugham, to Miss Callender
actors: edmund kean, to John Lee, referring to his wife ("...I won't say I wish her dead but I'll be damned if I don't..."), 1 page, [1 August 1831]; Elisa Rachel Felix, two letters, one to the Duchess D'Orleans and the other to her sister, expressing annoyance at M. Derval, 4 pages; Sarah Bernhardt, 4 pages; Benoît-Constant Coquelin, six letters, and one letter by his brother Ernest Coquelin ("Coquelin cadet"), 8 pages; Ellen Terry, 2 pages; Michael Redgrave, 4 pages, 1944
artists: james macneill whistler, autograph letter signed with a butterfly motif, on the exhibition of his portrait of Christine Spartali, 2 pages; Byam Shaw, 4 pages, 8 January 1908; Thomas Grignon, 3 pages, 8 October 1811
all items loose in two albums, c.77 pages, chiefly 4to and 8vo, with some envelopes and other related material, Fielding document laid down, Zola letter split at fold, Kean letter torn and crudely repaired, spotting, soiling, and wear to some items
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