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KAYE-SMITH (Sheila, Mrs. T.P. Fry, 1887-1956, Novelist of Fate and Sussex Soil)

Fine signature and "all good wishes from" on a piece of headed paper, 1 side 8vo., 3 Hereford Square, 20th August n.y. neat filing holes in each

Item Date:  1932
Stock No:  15600      £15

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KELLER (Helen, 1880-1968, Deaf & Blind American Writer, Lecturer & Scholar)

Fine Typed Letter Signed to Mr Thurber, apparently James (1894-1961, the almost blind humorist and New Yorker cartoonist), thanking him "with a happy heart ... for being interested in the work of the American Foundation for the Blind", his "generous gift has kindled a light which will throw its beam of usefulness wondrously far" in their "dark world", talking of the Association's study of "the employments in which the blind are actually ... wage-earners, and other callings which might be possible to them ... When the blind are usefully employed, they feel greater than their misfortune because their human pride is satisfied with the sweetness of accomplishment", sending a folder [not present], and ending "May the light of joy shine in your heart because of your kindness!", 1 side 4to, 93 Seminole Avenue, Forest Hills, New York, 14th December

Item Date:  1928
Stock No:  56536      £425

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KENNEDY (Benjamin Hall, 1804-1889, Headmaster of Shrewsbury, 1836-1866, from 1868 Regius Professor of Greek at Cambridge)

Charming Autograph Letter Signed to Canon Rickson, saying he does not know that he has "technically, any right to give or withhold permission to publish either of the hymns ... as they are not my own: but, as far as their presence in my collection is any warrant, you are heartily welcome", he has "not got my Hymnologia with me" but asks if he knows "my friend Walsham How, Rector of Whittington Salop", (author of 'For All the Saints'), who "would gladly inform you" if he knows, he continues, "Many thanks for your kind congratulations on my election to the Gr[eek]. P[rofessorship] - I have no doubt it has been so ordered for my good: I hope it may be also for that of our University. The success of William's sons is most gratifying ... on every account. I am going down to Cambridge tomorrow to settle the remaining prizes: but it would give me no little pleasure if I should find that the [new] Powis Medal", (for Latin hexameters), "falls to him. But of course I do not know he has written for it - but only suppose it probable. The two Odes were gained by my old pupil Hallam", 4 sides 8vo, The Athenaeum (of which Kennedy was an original member, 1824), 31st May faint traces of former laying down by narrow edge of side 4, touching two letters without loss

Item Date:  1867
Stock No:  56328      £125

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KENNEDY (Margaret, Lady Davies, d.1967, Author of 'The Constant Nymph' and Biographer of Jane Austen)

Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Wood telling him that "the Anthologies have come and I am most delighted to have them. I am especially glad to have the two Vaughan poems - The Retreat and Childhood under my hand, as I had not got them in an accessible form before ... I enclose a little note for your daughter - assuming that she is still 'Miss Wood' and not grown up and married If I'm mistaken please tell me and I'll write to her again ..." and hoping she can visit him in Cheltenham at some time, together with an unsigned typescript titled 'To Hans Andersen' being 6 verses of 4 lines each, the first verse reads "Cries child to Poet: Since strangely here I come / Seeing earth's shadow flung on a dimming glory, / Twixt shade and light is there no word of home? / Poet to child: my story ... ", the letter 2 sides 8vo., and the poem 2 sides A4, 27 Campden Hill Square, 24th and 11th July

Item Date:  1933
Stock No:  39291      £125

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KENYON (John, 1784-1856, Jamaican-born Poet and Philanthropist, Benefactor to the Brownings and others)

Autograph Letter Signed to 'Dear Sir', venturing "to put a little book into your hands - which if you do not altogether dislike it you may attribute to me", ('A Rhymed Plea for Tolerance', 1833), "its literary execution I leave to your mercy. I am more anxious you should approve its spirit", 1 side 4to., 39 Devonshire Place, London, 3rd December

Item Date:  1833
Stock No:  12749      £75

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