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Stevens, Augusta de Grasse.
GROUP OF WORKING MANUSCRIPTS AND LETTERS COMPRISING:

The Lost Dauphin: Louis XVIII or Onwarenhiiaki the Indian Iroquois Chief, early draft entitled "A Lost Prince", pencil, revisions in pencil and ink, 76 pages, 4to; later draft with title page, black ink, 76 numbered pages, together with 15 loose pages of inserts; corrected page proof, disbound; small bundle of letters, research notes, and photographs relating to the book; also "The Breaking of the Bag", autograph manuscript story, 14 pages, 1888; bundle of c.30 items including letters, copyright notices, and printed matter relating to Stevens's writing career
[with:] Ellen Terry, 14 autograph letters signed, to de Grasse Stevens, mentioning public and command performances and an article on her by Stevens ("...I never tell at all of all the people I have met - I mean the celebrated people - I think that sort of thing is frightfully vulgar, & every body else does it - I could make up chapters about the meeting with Tennyson & Browning..."), 29 pages, mostly 8vo, 22 Barkston Gdns, Earls Court, London, undated, together with two autograph letters signed by Henry Irving, 2 pages, 1888-89, and Stevens, autograph manuscript article on Terry, 12 pages, 4to


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Augusta de Grasse Stevens was born Elizabeth Augusta Stevens in New York in 1850. She made a literary career for herself in Europe as a journalist and novelist. Her first novel was Old Boston but her best-remembered work is probably The Lost Dauphin, which argues that Louis XVII was spirited away to the New World and brought up by the Iroquois. She died in Brussels in 1894.

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