Autograph and typed letters signed (11) : New Haven, to Edward Wagenknecht, 1929-1942.


Phelps, William Lyon, 1865-1943. Autograph and typed letters signed (11) : New Haven, to Edward Wagenknecht, 1929-1942.

Autograph and typed letters signed (11) : New Haven, to Edward Wagenknecht, 1929-1942.

Admiring his Mark Twain, the man and his work(1935) but sending a long list of objections raised by the Twichell family about the portrait of the Rev. Twichell, and wondering whether it would be better to leave out all references to Twichell in the second edition; and discussing Swift's Gulliver's Travels.

11 items (13 p.) + with 1 envelope.

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