[Berta Ruck, Welsh romantic novelist.] Autograph Letter Signed and Autograph Card Signed (both 'Berta Ruck') to 'Stephen', supplying an autograph, and asking him to order her son's book from the library. With printed advertisement for the book.

Berta Ruck [Amy Roberta Ruck, Mrs. Oliver Onions] (1878-1978), prolific writer of romantic fiction, born in India of Welsh extraction [her son Arthur Oliver]
Publication details: 
Letter: 19 March 1975; on her letterhead, Aberdovey, Gwynedd, North Wales. Card: undated; from Bryn Tegwel, Aberdovey, Gwynedd, Wales.
SKU: 22886

LETTER: 1p, 4to. On aged and spotted paper. Folded once. Written in the shaky hand of a ninety-seven year-old. She thanks him for his 'letter so well written', adding: 'I don't think I wrote as well as that when I was eleven years old!' She wishes him every success with his autograph collection, and is pleased to add her signature to it. 'I will put it to the end of this sheet so that you can cut it out and paste it in where you wish.' The signature is at bottom right: 'Yours with sincere good wishes | Berta Ruck | 12th March | 1975'. CARD: On the reverse of a card with printed advertisement for 'A Flamingo in the Drawing Room | Tales of Sicily | by Arthur Oliver | Scorpio Press, 56 Godstone Road, Purley, Surrey'. Aged and spotted. Folded once. On the back Ruck has written, evidently at the same time as the letter: 'from BERTA RUCK | BRYN TEGWEL | ABERDOVEY | GWYNEDD | WALES | Dear STEPHEN - | Now it is my turn to ask you something! Please get someone to ask for my son's book at the nearest Library! | Advertisement enclosed | Sincerely | Berta Ruck'.