Lot 69
Sold for £1,560 (US$ 2,622) inc. premium
Lot Details
Collection of letters, many addressed to or collected by the D'Oyley Carte tenor Derek Oldham, including autograph or signed letters, notes etc., by Alfred Tennyson, Thomas Hardy (brief lettercard), T.S. Eliot (about church memorials, 1936), Jules Massenet, Clara Schumann, John Ireland, Ethyl Smyth ("...I am now as utterly outside music as ever I was in it. You see not only am I deaf but I have distorted hearing which makes music torture..."), Thomas Moore (to John Taylor), Tom Hood (to the actor Elliston about Don Juan), Arnold Bennett (long letter written on 6 January 1915 – "The war is the biggest thing of any kind that has happened for a long time"), Bernard Shaw ("...all the illustration are too wide for my page..."), Somerset Maugham, Hans Richter, Saint-Saens, Ellen Terry, Cyril Scott (group), and others, many mounted on album leaves
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