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Sylvia Plath | Autograph postcard signed, to Edith & William Hughes, from California, 3 August 1959

Sylvia Plath | Autograph postcard signed, to Edith & William Hughes, from California, 3 August 1959

Sylvia Plath | Autograph postcard signed, to Edith & William Hughes, from California, 3 August 1959

Sylvia Plath


Autograph postcard signed, to Edith and William Hughes ("Dear Ted's mother & dad"),


on her first meeting with her father's sister Frieda in Pasadena ("I'd never seen any Plath relatives before") and their love of San Francisco, on a photographic picture postcard of Lombard Street, San Francisco ("The Crookedest Street in the World"), 87 x 138mm, [Los Angeles], 3 August 1959, slight creasing


Plath greatly enjoyed her visit to her aunt Frieda at her house in Southern California surrounded by oleander bushes and fruit trees - avocado, peach, guava, fig, and persimmon. Their weekend in Pasadena was especially pleasurable as they took a break from camping and stayed in a hotel. Frieda was the closest family link to Sylvia's father, and Sylvia was struck that she "looks like a feminine version of Daddy" (letter to Aurelia Plath, 3 August 1959). For Frieda's gift to Sylvia see previous lot.


LITERATURE

Letters of Sylvia Plath: Volume Two, pp.351-52

slight creasing


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