[ Frances Parkinson Keyes, bestselling American novelist. ] Three Typed Letters Signed to collector Eileen M. Cond, discussing her whereabouts and other matter.

Frances Parkinson Keyes [ nee Wheeler ] (1885-1970), bestselling American novelist
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All three on her letterhead, from Beauregard House, New Orleans. 1952, 1961 and 1962.
SKU: 20696

Each of the three items is 1p., 4to. All three are signed 'Frances Parkinson Keyes'. The three in fair condition, lightly aged and creased. ONE: 19 March 1952. She was in Europe when Cond wrote her note, 'so it had to undergo several forwardings; and since my return to the United States, I have been struggling to mreet the deadline of my new novel, so my correspondence is in arrears'. She is enclosing 'some of the autograph slips which are made especially for me to paste in your copies of JOY STREET and DINNER AT ST ANTOINES'. TWO: 15 February 1961. She has only just returned from South America, and 'Miss Hornblower' has 'turned over' Cond's letter and bookplate. She is taking 'the first opportunity to speed this on its way'. THREE: 9 March 1962. Writing from her 'winter home in New Orleans', Beauregard House, she states: 'I am delighted to know that you are enjoying THE CHESS PLAYERS, and I am also happy to autograph the bookplate you enclosed. In case you would care to have autographs in other books of mine that you own, I am enclosing several of the autograph slips that I keep on hand for this purpose.' She ends in the hope that Cond 'will continue to find pleasure from my book'.