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WILLIAM PETT RIDGE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 73408

WILLIAM PETT RIDGE The English novelist offers two dates for a meeting, signs name in black ink Autograph letter signed: "W. Pett Ridge" in black ink. 1 page, 4x5¾. London, England. In full: "Friday. My dear Sir, I can take the chaw on the 21st or 23rd of November. Please arrange with Mr.

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WILLIAM PETT RIDGE
The English novelist offers two dates for a meeting, signs name in black ink
Autograph letter signed: "W. Pett Ridge" in black ink. 1 page, 4x5¾. London, England. In full: "Friday. My dear Sir, I can take the chaw on the 21st or 23rd of November. Please arrange with Mr. Karlisch, & let me know which date is chosen. Yours sincerely". William Pett Ridge (1859-1930) was an English author. His career began as a writer of humorous sketches for the St. James's Gazette in 1891, which was syndicated to other local papers. His first novel was publish in 1895 titled A Clever Wife, but it wasn't until his fifth novel Mord Em'ly (1898) that he became well-known and successful for his excellent ability to draw humorous portraits of lower class life. Ridge's success abled him to become a noted philanthropist, donating his time and money to charity, founding the Babies Home at Hoxton in 1907, and supported many organizations that had the welfare of children as their object, characterizing him as a natural successor to Charles Dickens. His popularity declined later in life and he was considered old-fashioned; he continued to write at least one book a year till his death in 1930. Normal mailing folds. Toned. Light surface creases. Corners rounded. Slightly soiled throughout. Otherwise, fine condition.

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