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STEPHENS MITCHELL - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/21/1965 - HFSID 55641

The brother of Gone with the Wind's author writes that she had "some prescience of death". Typed Letter signed: "Stephens Mitchell", 1p, 7¼x10½. Atlanta, Georgia, 1965 July 21.

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[MARGARET MITCHELL] STEPHENS MITCHELL
The brother of Gone with the Wind's author writes that she had "some prescience of death".
Typed Letter signed: "Stephens Mitchell", 1p, 7¼x10½. Atlanta, Georgia, 1965 July 21. On letterhead of the Margaret Mitchell Marsh Estate to Edwin Granberry, Rollins COllege, Winter Park, Florida. In full: "I was very glad to have your letter of June 23rd.* Yes, I have heard of you often from Margaret. She was very fond of you and of Mrs. Granberry. The old letter you sent me is just like Margaret usually wrote, full of life and feeling. I, too, think that Margaret had some prescience of death. She went over all her affairs with me shortly before she died. She seemed to be getting all her business and other matters in order. I hope you will like the book when it comes out. I think Mr. Farr is a good writer, and he gave this a lot of attention. Yours truly" [signature] *received early this week." Margaret Mitchell, famed for her only novel, Gone with the Wind (1936; film 1939), was fatally injured by a speeding car while crossing Atlanta's Peachtree Street in 1949. She left her copyright to husband John Marsh; at his death in 1952, rights passed to her brother STEPHENS MITCHELL. Acting on Margaret's belief that an author's reputation should rest entirely on her published works, Marsh and Stephen Mitchell destroyed most of Mitchell's manuscript, and other stories written by her. The author's estate, controlled by other Atlanta lawyers since Stephens' death in 1983, remains very protective of Mitchell's interests, blocking many literary and theatrical efforts inspired by Gone with the Wind, including the 2001 parody, The Wind Done Gone. Edwin Granberry wrote the first review of GWTW, a highly favorable one. The Marsh and Granberry families became close friends, often vacationing together.Lightly foxed. Otherwise, fine condition.

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