KATHERINE MAYO - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 08/03/1931 - HFSID 3764
Sale Price $198.00
The controversial author will send someone to escort the visiting widow of New York judge and 1904 presidential candidate, Alton B. Parker
Autograph Letter Signed: "Katherine Mayo", 3 pages, 5x6½ folded, 10¼x6½ flat, conjoined leaves. Accompanied by original stamped mailing envelope, 5¼x3½. 2-cent Washington stamp affixed, postmarked Bedford Hills, N.Y., August 4, 1931. Addressed by Mayo to: "Mrs. Alton B. Parker./Esopus./N.Y." Maaikenshof, Bedford Hills, New York. August 3, 1931. On imprinted stationery to "Dear Mrs. Parker". In full: "May the Gods send sunshine on the 12th! - I take it you will cross by the Poughkeepsie Bridge, & drive through Peekskill to Bedford Hills. May I suggest that you stop at the Town Hall - a little red brick building, rather pretty, in the small angle between two concreted roads. Just on your side of the rail road that passes through Bedford Hills? There, at the little red brick Town Hall, at a quarter after one, our man will be waiting to meet you, with a car to pilot you in, the remaining bit of road, to some friends who will be eagerly waiting to welcome you. Dont (sic) let it rain! Yours v. Sincerely". Mrs. Alton B. Parker was the former MARY L. SCHOONMAKER, the second wife of the American lawyer and judge from 1923 until Parker's death in 1926. The couple lived at Parker's estate, Rosemont, on the banks of the Hudson River in Esopus, New York. American journalist and author KATHERINE MAYO is best known for her book, Mother India, her views on the country's treatment of its women. The book, written after a three-month visit to the country in the winter of 1925, created considerable controversy after its publication in 1927. More than 50 books and pamphlets were published in response to it, and Mohandas Gandhi likened the book to a "gutter inspector's report. In addition to expressing her anti-Hindu views in Mother India, Mayo's other controversial works include Isles of Fear, a similar book on the Philippines, and Soldiers, What Next?, a criticism of the veterans' pension system. Slightly creased with folds, not at signature. Slightly soiled at upper portion of first page. Light paper clip impression at lower margins of all pages. Slightly creased and soiled. Overall, fine condition.
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