[Maud Stewart-Baxter, English composer and actress.] Autograph Letter Signed [to fellow member of the Women's Institute], offering to 'take charge of a side-show' after her 'blood-poisoning followed by a bad nervous break down'.

Maud Stewart-Baxter (fl.1930), English composer and actress
Publication details: 
10 August 1921. On letterhead of 6 Eastern Terrace, Brighton.
SKU: 22722

4pp, 12mo. Bifolium. In fair condition, lightly aged, with pin hole to one corner. Folded once. The recipient is not named, but would appear to be a fellow member of the Women's Institute. She apologises for having been 'unable to attend the former meetings, as I am just convalescent from blood-poisoning followed by a bad nervous break down'. She will 'certainly come on Friday at 3-30. I would be pleased to take charge of a side-show or keep at anyone's stall as I very much fear I should not have the strength to canvass for a stall of my own & when I take a thing up I like to do it properly, or else leave it alone'. She lists two women she can 'bring as keepers': 'Miss Ryder | Broadhills - Keymer. | Hassocks' and 'Miss Muriel Usher. | 11 Holland Rd - Hove', adding that they 'assisted me at the Clayton Priory Fête when I had a stall & proved most excellent sales women!'