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Historian and biographer Sir Arthur Bryant signed this letter, typed on his personalized letterhead in 1962, to apologize to an autograph hunter for not replying earlier.
Typed letter signed "Arthur Bryant" in blue ink. 1 page, 8x7, on Bryant's personalized letterhead. June 15, 1962. Addressed to S. Booth, Esq., Burnage, Manchester, England. In full: "Dear Mr. Booth, I am so sorry not to have answered your letter before, but I have been desperately busy. Here is my reply and my signature. Yours sincerely,". British historian and biographer Bryant (1899-1975) is probably best known for his three-volume biography of Samuel Pepys (The Man in the Making,1933; The Years of Peril, 1935; The Saviour of the Navy, 1938) and for the epic (and crowd-pleasing) style of his histories. Bryant was a bestselling author in his time, although his popularity has waned somewhat since his death. He wrote his first book in 1929, A Spirit of Conservatism, but didn't score a bestseller until 1931's King Charles the Second. His publishing career continued into the 1980s and included a three-volume history of England begun during World War II (The Years of Endurance, 1793-1802, 1942; Years of Victory 1802-1815, 1944; The Age of Elegance, 1812-1822, 1950) and of England during World War II (The Battle of Britain, The Few, 1944), a history of the United States (The American Ideal, 1936) and biographies of British royalty, military commanders and politicians. Bryant was knighted in 1954. Lightly soiled and creased. Folded in half vertically and twice horizontally and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.

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Born: February 18, 1899 in Dersingham, Kingós Lynn, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Died: January 2, 1985 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

Film Credits
1955 Rheingold Theatre (Writer), 1954 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (Writer), 1934 Colonel Blood (Other)

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