[ Mona Caird, Scottish novelist, suffragist and theosophist. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Mona Caird') to 'Dr. Chapman', regarding the publication of her letter on 'Marriage in England' in a paper edited by 'Mr. Stanton' [ Theodore Stanton? ].

Author: 
Mona Caird [ Alice Mona Caird; née Alice Mona Alison; married name Alice Mona Henryson-Caird] (1854-1932), Scottish novelistt, proponent of women's suffrage, and theosophist [ Theodore Stanton ]
Publication details: 
'On letterhead of Northbrook, Micheldever [ Hampshire ]. 10 October 1888.
£120.00
SKU: 20340

The 'Mr. Stanton' referred to in the letter is presumably the journalist Theodore Stanton, son of the abolitionist Henry Brewster Stanton (1805-1887) and his wife the suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902). 4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. The letter begins: 'Some time ago I half promised to write a letter to an American paper whose Editor is the brother of a friend of mine, & who lives in Paris. The letter was to be entitled “Marriage in England.”' Chapman's own letter has drawn her attention to the subject, and she wonders whether he will 'think that this letter would in any way detract from the value of the forthcoming article'. Her letter 'givers a short account of the marriage & divorce laws, and of the general state of marriage in England from a social point of view. It does not touch upon principles, & is merely a light newspaper letter, chiefly descriptive.' She does not consider that her letter 'trenches in the slightest degree on the domain' of Chapman's article, but awaits his decision 'before sending the letter to Mr. Stanton'. She explains that the letter would be syndicated 'in the different towns of America'. She assumes he knows about 'Mr Stanton's paper'. She ends by giving her London address, 90 Lancaster Gate, Hyde Park.