[John Cartier, English baritone.] Three Autograph Letters Signed to 'David', describing the 'hard-going' of his touring existence, and enclosing photographs for his 'enormous collection'.

John Cartier (c.1923-1997), English baritone, singer of Gilbert and Sullivan with the D'Oyly Carte
Publication details: 
All from 10 Rutherford House, Brady Street, London E1. 15 January 1974, and 5 March and 21 May 1975.
SKU: 21100

First two letters 1p., 4to; third letter 2pp., 4to. All three signed 'John Cartier'. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. In the last letter he states that he has received the 'envelopes', and has 'distributed them round to various singers and musicians who will eventually, I am sure, be sending you a photograph with best wishes'. He apologises for being unable to invite him to visit: 'You see, this is a very tiny flat and, in fact, I am very seldom here for any length of time as my work means continual journeying from place to place for concerts and shows. For instance, I am just off to the Channel Islands for some “Yeomen of the Guard” productions, an soon go back to America for concerts. This sort of thing is really quite hard-going and leaves very little time for doing many things one would like doing. The thing I look forward to most is to stay in one place for any length of time.' He ends with condolences over the recipient's heart attack. In the first letter, written on Cartier's return from America, he states that he is enclosing photographs 'to swell your already enormous collection'. In the second he explains that he is sends two more photographs, 'taken some time ago'.