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LUCY CLIFFORD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 297360

LUCY CLIFFORD The author and journalist writes a letter to a friend "With deepest joy for the 5th" Autograph Letter signed: "Lucy Clifford", 1 page, 4x6. No place, no date. On "26 Colville Road W.

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LUCY CLIFFORD
The author and journalist writes a letter to a friend "With deepest joy for the 5th"
Autograph Letter signed: "Lucy Clifford", 1 page, 4x6. No place, no date. On "26 Colville Road W." letterhead, in full: "Monday Night My dear Gladys With deepest joy for the 5th Yours sincerely" British novelist and journalist Clifford (1846-1929), born Lucy Lane, is probably best known for the book Mrs. Keith's Crime (1885) and her book of children's stories The Anyhow Stories, Moral and Otherwise (1882). The Anyhow Stories deserves special mention because includes the rather twisted story The New Mother, in which two children act naughty in order to see a friend's toy... so naughty, in fact, that their mother leaves them with a new mother sporting glass eyes and a wooden tail. (They just don't write kids' stories like they used to) Lucy was also married to mathematician William Kingdon Clifford from 1875 to his death in 1879. The Cliffords became known for their circle of literary friends (including Henry James, whose 1898 story The Turn of the Screw is somewhat similar to The New Mother) and for their Sunday salons hosting many famous personalities. Normal mailing folds. Lightly worn. Lightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.

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