FLORENCE WARDEN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 09/29/1885 - HFSID 304745
FLORENCE WARDEN The author postpones an engagement, having to write a new scene and new character into her play. Autograph Letter signed: "Florence Warden", 2 pages (integral leaf), 4½x7. Theatre Royal, Nottingham [England], 1885 September 29.
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The author postpones an engagement, having to write a new scene and new character into her play.
Autograph Letter signed: "Florence Warden", 2 pages (integral leaf), 4½x7. Theatre Royal, Nottingham [England], 1885 September 29. On letterhead reading (Miss Florence Warden on tour with "The House on the Marsh," And a new Five Act Melodrama, written by herself, entitled "In The Lions Mouth."), written to "Dear Mr Webb,", in full: "I find that I have to write in a new scene & a new character in my play, & I am afraid therefore that I shall be too busy tomorrow to leave my lodgings after rehearsal. I am very sorry for this, but you see these alterations mean another week's here work, & I can only therefore beg you to make my excuses to Mr. Webb, & to give my kindest regards to Mr. Collinson. If we may come to tea tomorrow, we shall be very pleased to do so. With kind regards, Yours sincerely," English actress, author and playwright Florence Warden (1857-1929) was born in Hanworth, Middlesex. She worked as an actress during her mid-twenties (1880-1885), before marrying George Edward James in 1887. As an author, she wrote several romances like At the World's Mercy (1884), but also wrote a shocking tale of a gang of thieves in Abbots Moat (1913). Her work focused on courtship and marital problems, other stories include The Heart of a Girl (1903), Blindman's Marriage (1907), Who Was Lady Thorne? (1904), The Financier's Wife (1906), Mad Sir Geoffrey (1907) and The Adventures of a Pretty Woman (1909). A playwright, her stage works include A Patched Up Affair (1900) and Parlez-Vous Français? (1906). In 1911, she released her autobiography From Stage to Peerage: An Autobiography. One horizontal fold. Otherwise, fine condition.
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