AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, Lady Cyntia Asquith (writing as "C. Greene") to Miss Sarah Briggs Latimore on behalf of Sir James Barrie. One leaf inscribed on both sides, approx. 60 words. On Stationary of Stanway, Cheltenham, dated march 11th 1933, with original mailing envelope and stamp. Lady Cyntha writes to Mss Latimore, stating "Dear Madam, I am asked by Sir James Barrie to thank you for your letter and say how very sorry he (is) that it will not be possible for him to do as you so kindly suggest. He ends his best wishes for the success of the bibliography. Yours faithfully, C. Greene (For Sir James Barrie). Creased for mailing, fine condition. Item #313120
¶ Sarah Briggs Latimore was working on her bibliography of Arthur Rackham for many years, it was eventually published in 1939 as ARTHUR RACKHAM. A Bibliography. By Sarah Briggs Latimore and Grace Clark Haskell. One can only assume what the request to Sir James Barrie was, but a good guess would be that it was a request to write an Introduction to the bibliography. Lady Cynthia Asquith (1887-1960) was an English writer, now known for her ghost stories and diaries. She also wrote novels and edited a number of anthologies, as well as writing for children and on the British Royal family. She was J. M. Barrie's personal secretary in his later years, using the pseudonym C. Greene, and forced the inheritance of the bulk of his estate on his deathbed, much to the distress of Peter Llewelyn Davies who was long thought to be the rightful heir.
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