1. LARDNER, RING. 1885-1933. Autograph Manuscript Signed ("Ring W. Lardner"), a four-line poem celebrating the birth of John Craven, 1 p, oblong 8vo, n.p., c.1916, page toned at extremities.
Lardner pens a short poem celebrating the birth of the son of his closest friend, playwright and actor Frank Craven: "Blessings on thee, Johnnie Craven! / If Thou'lt always keep behavin'/ Thee will be a greater star / Than thy dear old daddy are."
2. ---. Typed postcard, 1 p, 3 x 5 inches, [Great Neck, NY, December 20, 1924], to Frank Craven and wife, a Christmas message from Lardner: "How utterly ridiculous / You'd feel, how damn unpleasant, If you sent just a card to us / While we sent you a present! / In order that no such a thing / Can mar your Christmas comma / This card is all you'll get from Ring / His kiddies or their mama."
3.---. Typed Letter Signed ("Ring W. Lardner"), declining to help with a history of Roosevelt, 1 p, 12mo, Belleair Heights, FL, January 21, , on personal stationery, light toning.
In part: "I'm afraid I can't be of any assistance to you, for unlike Cobb and the others you mention, I was not acquainted with Colonel Roosevelt though of course I admired him from a distance."
4. NASH, OGDEN. 1902-1971. Typed Letter Signed ("Ogden Nash"), to Mr. Baker answering a letter, 1 p, 8vo, Baltimore, March 6, 1941, on personal letterhead, light toning.
In full: "Just to show you what a good correspondent I am when I get around to it, I am now, after having answered your second letter yesterday, answering your first letter today."