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DAME EDITH SITWELL - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 176155

DAME EDITH SITWELL [DYLAN THOMAS]. ALS: "Edith", 3¼p, 5x6½. Paris, no date, but likely circa 1938-1939. On black-bordered stationery to Robert. In full: "Really you are an angel. It is actually a question of Dylan Thomas starving if something isn't done.

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DAME EDITH SITWELL [DYLAN THOMAS]. ALS: "Edith", 3¼p, 5x6½. Paris, no date, but likely circa 1938-1939. On black-bordered stationery to Robert. In full: "Really you are an angel. It is actually a question of Dylan Thomas starving if something isn't done. I shall be so very grateful for anything you can do, as I'm worried to death about that boy. He is at present at his mother's house in Cornw Wales. (I suppose he has arrived there. He and his wife were going to walk there from Cornwall.) I will write to him today, and tell him to get into touch with you. His mother's address is Marstow Bishopston near Swansea Glamorgan. He can then find out from you if he ought to come up to London at once, etc. I am going back to Paris tomorrow, & look forward so much to seeing you in the middle of October, when I return here to instruct the heathen on the subject of modern poetry. Meanwhile, I shall ask Mrs. Gallancy to send you a novel as soon as it is out. Really, Robert, I am grateful to you about Dylan Thomas. I do think you are kind. I imagine Dylan Thomas has had to go to his mothers (sic) because he hasn't a farthing!" English poet, critic and biographer Dame EDITH SITWELL (1887-1964) was best known for her satirical verse. Welsh poet, short story writer and playwright DYLAN THOMAS (1914-1953) had married Caitlin MacNamara in July 1937. This letter was likely written circa 1938-1939 as the couple had moved to Wales in 1938. In 1939, Thomas published two works: The Map of Love and The World I Breathe (in the U.S.), likely adding a few farthings to his pockets. Light paper clip rust stain at upper left blank corner of first page. Fine condition.

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