HOUSMAN (A.E.) Autograph postcard signed, 1935
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HOUSMAN (A.E.) Autograph postcard signed, 1935
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Autograph postcard signed, to Charles Wilson, acknowledging verse: "Excuse me that I have not thanked you before for your two poems. I have been much occupied changing my rooms in College"; with address on reverse, one page, on a prepaid card, one corner creased, 8vo, Trinity College, Cambridge, 24 November 1935


  • Charles Wilson (1891-1967), known as the 'Pitman Poet' and author of The Poetical Works of Charles Wilson (1916), was a freelance journalist and advocate of adult education, corresponding with the likes of James Joyce, Aldous Huxley and D.H. Lawrence, in later life setting up as a bookseller and flogging off their replies (see The Letters of D.H. Lawrence, edited by J.T. and M.H. Boulton, vi, 1991, pp. 229-230, and Letters of A.E. Housman, ed. Burnett, p. liii; where however this letter is not printed). Housman was to die five months later.
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