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VIRGINIA WOOLF POLITELY DECLINES WRITING THE ENTRY FOR WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY IN THE ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA, SAYING THAT SHE KNOWS “SO LITTLE” ABOUT HIM!

WOOLF, VIRGINIA.  (1882-1941).  British novelist, essayist and critic.  Scarce Typed Letter Signed, “Virginia Woolf”, on her light blue, imprinted 52 Tavistock Square, W.C.1. Telephone: Museum 2621 stationery.  Full page, small quarto.  Very fine condition.  Bloomsbury, February 5, 1928.   To: ‘Dear Mr. Lynd’.  Woolf writes:

“Thank you very much for asking me to write the article on Thackeray in the Encyclopedia Britannica.

I’m afraid I cannot do it, as I am already too much engaged, and I know so little of Thackeray that I should have to give up more time than I can spare at present.

But it was very good of you to ask me, and I am sorry that I cannot manage it.  With many thanks, yours sincerely, Virginia Woolf”.

Wonderfully signed in her characteristic deep lavender ink. Her letters are uncommon, and this is an attractive letter, with a fine association of literary names.                                                                                   

 

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