[Annotated typescript; play] "Charlotte Corday" A Tragedy in One Act ("C'est le crime qui fait la honte, et non pas l'echafaud", titlepage motto)

Harry Graham [Jocelyn Henry Clive 'Harry' Graham (1874–1936)], writer, poet, humourist, journalist, soldier, traveller, " inventor of ruthless rhymes".
Publication details: 
Unpublished and Unrecorded, [c.1908?]
SKU: 18945

[50] leaves (rectos numbered only), 4to, stiff boards, good condition, typescript, annotated by the author, additions, corrections, excisions, who has inscribed the recto of the free endpaper "Harry Graham. || Royal Court. | Palace of Westminster. | London, S.W. | England". The scene is set in Charlotte Corday's prison cell, and the dramatis personae listed are Charlotte herself; Francois Chabot (Deputy for the Departement of Loir-et-Cher; Jean-Jacques Hauer, A Young Artist; Richard, Warder at the Conciergerie Prison; Charles-Henry Sanson, Public Executioner. The executioner approaches at the end. An appendix givers biographical details of the personae. Google snippets yield excerpts from a piece by Graham published apparently in McClure's and The Bellman in 1908 of which this appears to be a dramatisation. Enclosed: Studio photograph of unknown young woman (photgraphic studio of Rita Martin). Note: His father was Clerk of the Parliaments till 1917, hence the address. In an interesting life, he was for a time aide-de-camp to Lord Minto, Governor-General of Canada, and wrote of Yukon experiences.