WOLFE, THOMAS. 1900-1938. Typed Letter Signed ("Tom Wolfe"), 1 p, 4to, New York City, July 8, 1935, to Edith Simpson,
Lot 1445
WOLFE, THOMAS. 1900-1938.
Typed Letter Signed ("Tom Wolfe"), 1 p, 4to, New York City, July 8, 1935, to Edith Simpson,
US$ 800 - 1,200
£480 - 720
Auction Details
WOLFE, THOMAS. 1900-1938. Typed Letter Signed ("Tom Wolfe"), 1 p, 4to, New York City, July 8, 1935, to Edith Simpson,
Lot Details
Literature
WOLFE, THOMAS. 1900-1938.
Typed Letter Signed ("Tom Wolfe"), 1 p, 4to, New York City, July 8, 1935, to Edith Simpson, light creasing and toning, with original transmittal envelope (Scribner's stationery), toned and thumbed.
Provenance: Edith Simpson to her niece; by descent to the present owner.

6 years after they first met, Wolfe responds to a letter from Simpson: "I just got back from Europe a day or two ago and found your note among a great stack of mail which has piled up here. / I am awfully happy, too, to know that my book has had such success, and it makes me want to do much better in the future. Thank you so much for writing me. Your good wishes and belief and that of my other friends, means a great deal to me. I shall do all in my power to show you I deserve it all."
WITH: A later edition of Happiness by William Lyon Phelps, signed by the author, and also signed by Thomas Wolfe, July 5, 1928. Likely a souvenir from Simpson's first meeting with Wolfe on board the ship Rotterdam. With clippings regarding Wolfe's death laid in.
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