[Henry James, novelist] Autograph Letter Signed Henry James to Miss Meredith, daughter of novelist, George Meredith whose health is the subject of the leter.

Henry James, novelist
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[Embossed in red] 34 De Vere Gardens, W., September 25th [no year given; 1909?].
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Three pages, 12mo, in his sprawling hand (see Image of pp.2&3), fold mark, good condition, laid down on part of a Meredith family album page. Text: I am full of regret & sympathy - full of commiseration for your father's ailment (his 'loss' is another affair!) which I beg you to express to him for me most loyally. He does well to take care of it & I beseech him to be intensely obedient. Let me have the hope that he & you will still let me help you to pay me this honour & - if your charity lasts - as soon as he is better - for which I pray you [?] | Yours and his most faithfully | Henry James |. Conceivably this is Meredith's final illness (died 1909). Item detached from Meredith family album contain ing letters from distinguished contemporaries such as J.R. Lowell, Thomas Hardy, Clemenceau, etc etc.