BELLAMY PARTRIDGE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/01/1937 - HFSID 201633
BELLAMY PARTRIDGE The popular historian and author of the Country Lawyer sends letter to an admirer, signs name in black ink Typed letter signed: "Bellamy Partridge" in black ink. 2 pages integral leaf, 5¼x6¾ folded. Written on personal letterhead. New York City, New York. March 1, 1937. Addressed to Mr.
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The popular historian and author of the Country Lawyer sends letter to an admirer, signs name in black ink
Typed letter signed: "Bellamy Partridge" in black ink. 2 pages integral leaf, 5¼x6¾ folded. Written on personal letterhead. New York City, New York. March 1, 1937. Addressed to Mr. Lloyd F. Baker of Hastings, Michigan. In full: "It is not often that I get so satisfactory a letter as yours of February 24th. People read a book, and even though they may enjoy it they seldom will take the trouble to sit down and write to the author. Henry Pringle had promised to read my manuscript and if he had we might have saved a small error that crept in. But he was in England at the time getting his material for an article on the Coronation, and the book went to press without the benefit of his criticism. The error that I refer to occurred on page 284 where the book speaks of Eleanor as the "only child". It should have said "only daughter" for Eleanor has (or had) two brothers. I wonder if you ever say my life of Sir Billy (General) How of Revolutionary fame. IT was published by Longmans Green in 1932. I had to come to Michigan for much of my material as the Clements Library at Ann Arbor has more sources of Revolutionary history from the British side than any other library in the world. Then, too, I have written a life of Amundsen, the explorer. Aside from those three books I have devoted most of my energy to the writing of novels. These are mostly light romances with a humorous background. The last one to be published was "Horse and Buggy" published in January by Arcadia House. There was another about a year ago called "Thunder Shower." The "Horse and Buggy" story is laid back in the days of the bicycle craze and has a lot of fun with the contest between the horse and the bicycle. I am just now engaged on another novel taking up the early days of the automobile. We are planning that for fall publication. It will probably be called "Get A Horse", which, as perhaps you will recall, was a war cry back in the days when the old Dobbins were just beginning to be elbowed off the road by a sputtering thing called the "horseless carriage." I have plans for some further serious books but these take so long to prepare that I cannot produce on oftener than every two or three years. I will be glad to see that your name is put on the mailing list so that you will be informed of all future publications in which you might be interested. Again my thanks for your much appreciated letter. Sincerely". Bellamy Partridge (1877-1960) was a freelance writer, novelist and popular historian, author of works such Country Lawyer (1939) and The Big Family (1941). The former was picked up by a Hollywood studio, of which Partridge adapted to the screen, but which was never actually produced due to the outbreak of WWII. Normal mailing folds. Toned. Light surface creases. Corners rounded. Mounting residue on verso. Ink notes on verso in unknown hand. Otherwise, fine condition.
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