TYPED LETTER SIGNED, 1 leaf, 112 words, dated March 8th, 1921 on the author's notepaper embossed with his return address "85, Cadogan Gardens, S.W." in black ink, signed in full "Alfred Noyes". To E.H. Visiak. "Dear Visiak, The two books have just reached me here and I have been reading them with very great interest. I seems to me that you have a very original vein of your own; and there are many things in both books which i should like to discuss with you some day. It will be a real pleasure to me to get the other volume of which you speak. I have a real admiration for the Flying Dutchman motif which you develop so vividly in many of these poems and I am wondering whether the later work is to be your Tanhäuser. With best remembrances, Yours sincerely, Alfred Noyes." Item #312689
¶Alfred Noyes [1880-1958], English poet, short-story writer and playwright, author of over 30 books. Perhaps best known today as the author of the poem "THE HIGHWAYMAN" ( The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees; the moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas....) E.H. Visiak was the pseudonym of Edward Harold Physick (1878-1972); the author of 5 books of poems 1910-1919 (mostly nautical and weird) and the fantasy novels The Haunted Island (1910) & Medusa: A Story of Mystery (1929).