Lot #561
Graham Greene Typed Letter Signed

Greene apologizes after his "shocking discourtesy over the banquet"
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Estimate: $200+


Greene apologizes after his "shocking discourtesy over the banquet"

TLS, one page, 8 x 10, personal letterhead, October 31. Letter to Mr. Kay, in part: "It's very good of you to ask me again after my shocking discourtesy over the banquet. I had very much wanted to apologise to you, but I hadn't your address…Mrs. Westerling mentioned it by word of mouth one day in August and I never realised that it was, as it were, an official invitation. So I went abroad quite forgetting all about it…I really should like to accept your new invitation, but I'm off to Liberia at the beginning of January and between now and then I must finish a novel as well as make all the preparations for the journey, so I'm afraid I must refuse." In fine condition, with light toning and small stains along the right edge.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Sports
  • Dates: #614 - Ended August 11, 2021

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