PAMELA WYNDHAM (LADY GLENCONNER) TENNANT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/29/1912 - HFSID 154610
PAMELA WYNDHAM TENNANT (LADY GLENCONNER) Autograph letter on literary matters, signed by the writer who would later immortalize her poet son, killed at the Battle of the Somme. Autograph Letter signed: "Pamela Glenconner", 2 pages (front and verso), 7¾x9¾. Queen Anne's Gate (London), 1912 February 9.
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PAMELA WYNDHAM TENNANT (LADY GLENCONNER)
Autograph letter on literary matters, signed by the writer who would later immortalize her poet son, killed at the Battle of the Somme.
Autograph Letter signed: "Pamela Glenconner", 2 pages (front and verso), 7¾x9¾. Queen Anne's Gate (London), 1912 February 9. On personal letterhead to "Dear Mr. Streatfield", in full: "Thank you for writing as you have done. I am so sorry about the misprints - & I am the deeper vexed at the one about 'Mead' instead of 'Meadows', I had myself corrected; in fact the publishing of this book has not really been carefully done & I have (privately) a good deal against Mrs. Fisher Union's staff of type setters: for the pages were returned to me so often without the corrections being put into effect. But I feel particularly vexed it should have happened in the work of the dear & revered S. J. B. As to the further carelessness of not having including the sonnet when asking your permission - I do indeed apologize! It is so kind of you to write as you do - & I thank you so much for your courtesy. Please believe me when I say how deeply I regret these errors. Yours indebtedly." Pamela Wyndham (1871-1928) became Lady Glenconner after her marriage to Edward Tennant (Lord Glenconner). She was already well known as the subject - with her two sisters - of a famous oil painting by John Singer Sargent, a work commonly called "the Three Graces." Lady Glenconner wrote several books and published the youthful poems of her gifted son Edward Wyndham "Bim" Tennant. Her son had just reviewed the draft of a volume of verses he composed in the trenches during World War I when he died in the Battle of the Somme (1916). In 1919, Lady Glenconner published a memoir of her son's short but promising life. Lord Glenconner died in 1920. Two years later, Pamela married Sir Edward Grey, the former British Foreign Secretary who had vainly attempted to prevent World War I. With this marriage she attained the title of Viscountess. Fold creases through "m" of Pamela. Lightly toned at blank margins. Otherwise, fine condition.
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