THOMAS (EDWARD) Autograph letter signed ("E.T."), to Jack Haines ("My dear Haines"), thanking him for sending news of Lascelles Abercrombie's appreciation 13 Rusham Road, Balham SW, 10 September 1915

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Lot 292
THOMAS (EDWARD)
Autograph letter signed ("E.T."), to Jack Haines ("My dear Haines"), thanking him for sending news of Lascelles Abercrombie's appreciation 13 Rusham Road, Balham SW, 10 September 1915

Sold for £ 2,500 (US$ 3,072) inc. premium
ROBERT FROST, EDWARD THOMAS AND THE DYMOCK POETS
THOMAS (EDWARD)
Autograph letter signed ("E.T."), to Jack Haines ("My dear Haines"), thanking him for sending news of Lascelles Abercrombie's appreciation ("It was very good news..."); regretting that although they are not yet in camp, there is little chance of his getting down to see him ("...I hope you ill get this kind of weather without the bombs we get with it..."); saying how pleased he is that Haines enjoyed his Maeterlinck ("...I wonder it is just?..."); and alluding to their correspondence with Robert Frost ("...Franconia is a sufficient & complete address. I take it it is a small district or parish, & my letters get there. I mentioned to Frost in writing... that Abercrombie's letter had miscarried..."); subscribing the letter "My love to you all three"; on a pre-stamped letter card, with autograph address on verso, 1 page, light dust-staining, 8vo, 13 Rusham Road, Balham SW, 10 September 1915

Footnotes

  • This appears to be unrecorded, and is not included in Edward Thomas: Selected Letters. The news from Abercrombie for which Thomas thanks Haines could well be his promise to include some of Thomas's poems in An Anthology of New Poetry. This would come out in March 1917, a month before Thomas's death, and would be the only time he saw a group of his poems in print.
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