|SITWELL, Dame Edith (1887-1964). English poet, novelist. Autograph letter signed, three and one half pages, signed “Edith.” Stationery of Castle of Montegufoni, Florence, 12 Oct. 1952 to her friend Monroe Wheeler, the noted author and Director of Exhibitions of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. She writes in part: “...we started for N.Y. on the United States, on the 21st of Nov. so I trust and hope the 26th will find us at the St. Regis... I am so distressed to hear you are suffering from sinus. I had a short, sharp attack twice in my life, and I shall never forget the pain....it is most exciting about the Rouault Exhibition ....I can hardly believe we shall be in New York so soon. It seems too good to be true. Best Love from Osbert & me...” A fine example of a lengthy letter.
SITWELL, Sir Osbert (1892-1969). English poet, playwright and novelist. Typed letter signed, one page, June 9, 1960. To Monroe Wheeler. In part: ‘I was so sorry not to see you before I left New York. I minded it so much. I would have written to you before but I was out of reach of my secretary and my beastly illness makes it impossible for me to write letters in my own hand.” By his hand he adds “Best wishes Osbert.” Together with his original mailing envelope. The collection...............................$350.00