Very sad Autographed Letter Signed by his wife Susannah

(TARKINGTON, Booth)

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Place Published: Kennebunkport, Maine
Date Published: 1923

Description: 1 page, 10.5 x 7.25 inches, Kennebunkport, Maine, [docketed in pencil 1923], asking the recipient not to send books to be autographed to Kennebunkport because they are leaving in a few days, in part: "...if you will forward them after mid December, Mr. Tarkington will sign them if he is able to. Perhaps it would be better for you to write me before sending. My husband's eyes are in a very critical state and he can scarcely see at all. We are going to a great specialist from here and we are hoping for a partial restoration at least. Mr. Tarkington sends you his cordial greetings and deep appreciation for your interest in his dilemma..." Note: 1923 was the worst year in the life of Booth Tarkington. Besides losing his eyesight at a very rapid pace, he also suffered the loss of his only child Laurel (pneumonia), who died at the age of 16. Two horizontal folds; very good(+) condition.

Signed: Y
Binding: unbound
Language: English
Type: Autographs

Book ID: 253452


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