AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED (ANS) with TELEGRAM

Rome and Munich: December 1952. Letter. AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED (ANS) by Wilder as "Thornton" inside a small generic Christmas card to Margaret and Carl Rollins, book designer and official printer for the Yale University Press, addressed here as "Dear Ones." In full: "A wedding anniversary, I hear. A thousand congratulations. Once Woollcott was going to an anniversary of Archie and Ada McLeish. That wonderful old lady of Gardner Maine--who wrote 'Captain [?]'--I forget her name--telegraphed them a friendly word of comfort: 'that the first 70 years are the hardest'--she and her husband were both well over ninety. A happy holiday to you both and the best year yet.... lots of love Thornton." Also with a Christmas Eve (1952) telegram from Munich ("loving greetings to all") on which Wilder's name is spelled "Thronton." The envelope for the card is also present and addressed in Wilder's hand with some of the letters affected by a waterstain. Near Fine. Item #011617

Price: $300.00

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