Holograph note signed, not dated but circa 1894-98, on printed stationery "Homefield, Kenley, Surrey." HAROLD FREDERIC.

Holograph note signed, not dated but circa 1894-98, on printed stationery "Homefield, Kenley, Surrey."


Condition: In fine condition.
Book ID: 27378

Description

Single sheet folded to make four pages, text of the note on page one, written in blue ink, approximately 60 words.

Comments

"My Dear Mr. Laurence: Mr. Frank Harris is coming here on Tuesday to luncheon - expressly with a view to meeting you . . . I hope you can manage to come at two, and revive reminiscences of American cooking as well as meet my friend. Faithfully Yours / Harold Frederic." Harold Frederic (1856-1898) lived the final decade of his life in England as a correspondent for the New York Times. He moved to the Homefield house in 1893. It was one of two homes he maintained, each with a different wife and children. Kate Lyon was the wife at Homefield. It was during this time that Frederic wrote his celebrated realistic novel, The Damnation of Theron Ware (1896). Frank Harris (1856-1931), the Irish novelist, is mostly remembered for his controversial memoir My Life and Loves (1922-1927). Frederic manuscript material of any kind is very scarce.

Price: $500.00

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