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H. L. (HENRY LOUIS) MENCKEN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 791

Making arrangements for a trip to New England Typed Letter signed: "HL Mencken", 1p, 6x8. On letterhead of Hotel Algonquin. New York, N.Y., Monday [no date or year]. To "Dear Mr. Crozier".

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H. L. MENCKEN
Making arrangements for a trip to New England
Typed Letter signed: "HL Mencken", 1p, 6x8. On letterhead of Hotel Algonquin. New York, N.Y., Monday [no date or year]. To "Dear Mr. Crozier". In full: "Dewey Fleming suggests that I move into his quarters with you for the New England trip. Needless to say, I'll be delighted to do so if you don't take out an injunction against it. My two trunks, twelve Gladstones and three typewriters will be put aboard the train tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon. I assume that Dewey will be covering tomorrow's proceedings in the New York area. Sincerely yours." American literary critic, humorous journalist and essayist Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) gained national recognition as the reigning critic of manners and politics from the mid-1920s. He helped launch the careers of Theodore Dreiser and Sinclair Lewis and published manuscripts by Eugene O'Neill and Dorothy Parker. Mencken, who had co-founded and edited "American Mercury" from 1923-1933, he also contributed to such publications as the Baltimore Sun, The Smart Set, Chicago Tribune, New York American and Evening Mail. He was known for his critical ideas on Democracy, fundamental Christianity and The American South. Mencken openly attacked ignorance, intolerance and frauds. He recommended Ayn Rand's first novel We the Living for publication and she listed him as her favorite columnist. In 1919 he wrote The American Language a study of how the English language is spoken in the United States. In 1940, he began his autobiographical trilogy with Happy Days. Flourish underlining signature is smudged. Faint pencil erasure in blank upper right. Otherwise, fine condition.

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