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GEORGE BERNARD SHAW WRITES ABOUT HIS FUTURE BIOGRAPHER

SHAW, GEORGE BERNARD. (1856-1950).  Irish-born writer. Autograph Note Signed, ”G. Bernard Shaw”, on his imprinted Ayot St. Lawrence correspondence card. One full page, small octavo [approx 4 ½ x 3 ½ inches]. ”Welwyn, Herts.”, November 12, 1907. Very fine condition. Addressed on verso to ”T. Fisher Unwin Jr., 1 Adelphi Terrace, W.C.”, with green, half-penny stamp and postal cancellation. Shaw writes: ”I know nothing about Hincheson. Perhaps you dictated Henderson; and your stenographer sloped the d and read it as ch. Anyhow, Henderson is doing a biography; but nothing will be done about it until I see the completed work and decide whether it shall be blessed with a preface or not. And that point is several months off yet. G. Bernard Shaw”. Archibald Henderson became Shaw’s biographer in 1911, and is known for his numerous biographies as well as his acclaimed: George Bernard Shaw: Man of the Century  (1956). 

 

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