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WILLIAM LYON PHELPS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/06/1935 - HFSID 201547

WILLIAM LYON PHELPS The American author and critic thanks a fan for a charming letter. TLS: "Wm Lyon Phelps", 1p, 8¼x5½, affixed to 3½x6¾ album leaf. Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1935 January 6. On imprinted sheet to "Dear Mrs. Rankin

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Condition: lightly creased, slightly soiled
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WILLIAM LYON PHELPS
The American author and critic thanks a fan for a charming letter.
TLS: "Wm Lyon Phelps", 1p, 8¼x5½, affixed to 3½x6¾ album leaf. Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1935 January 6. On imprinted sheet to "Dear Mrs. Rankin". In full: "Thank you very much for your charming letter, which has given me a great deal of pleasure. I am delighted to know that you read and enjoy my daily articles and appreciate your writing to me the way you have. With many thanks and all good wishes, believe me Faithfully yours". Signed the year after Phelps had published What I Like in Poetry (1934). American author, critic and scholar William Lyon Phelps (1865-1943) taught English at Yale for 41 years (1892-1933; Lampson Professor, 1901-1933). A graduate of Harvard, he had taught there for one year before joining the faculty at Yale. Phelps wrote a number of books, including Essays on Modern Novelists (1910), Essays on Modern Dramatists (1921-1922), Autobiography with Letters (1939) and Marriage (1940). He also served as the Director of the Hall of Fame for Great Americans from 1941-1943. Lightly creased with folds, vertical fold at the "Ly" of Lyon. Slightly soiled at lower right margin. Fine condition.

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