[Cyril Clemens] Autograph Letter Signed to Robert Lynd, author.

Cyril Clemens (1902-1999), President, International Mark Twain Society, Missouri.
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ALS, on his presidential letterhead; 14 July 1932, 2pp., 8vo, good condition, with enclosure. His 'Little Visits to the Great' is 'almost ready to go to press, but we are holding things up for the Chapter on "Robert and Sylvia Lynd." If you and Mrs Lynd could glance it over and scratch out any thing that I remembered inaccurately, [...]'. With a mimeographed typewritten copy (1 p, fol.), transcribing three 1937 letters to Clemens, two from Douglas Hyde and the last from W. B. Yeats. They involve the presentation to Hyde and Yeats of the 'triennial Gregory Medal' of the 'Irish Academy of Letters' . Hyde presents Yeats with his medal at the dinner in Hyde's honour: 'I presented your pretty medal to Mr. Yeats after the dinner, and he donned it at once, and it looked very well on him!' On 2 June 1937 Yeats expresses his gratitude to Clemens: 'I am very grateful and will pass it on as an heirloom to my children.'