[ 'Winifred Emery', actress and wife of Cyril Maude. ] Two Autograph Letters Signed (both 'Winifred Maude') to 'Mrs. Wead'

Author: 
'Winifred Emery' [ stage name of Maud Isabel Emery; later Maud Isabel Maude ] (1861-1924), actress, wife of the actor-manager Cyril Maude [ Cyril Francis Maude ] (1862-1951)
Publication details: 
One from 33 Brompton Crescent [ London ], on cancelled letterhead of Bolingbroke, Mostyn Road, Merton Park. 11 September [1891]. The other on letterhead of 33 Egerton Crescent, SW [ London ]. 9 September, [ no year ].
£30.00
SKU: 17968

Both items in good condition, on lightly aged and worn paper. ONE: ALS of 11 September [1891]. 3pp., 12mo. Bifolium. With stamped envelope addressed to 'Mrs. Wead | Buckingham | Old Shoreham | Sussex', with postmark supplying year. She thanks her for 'the kind invitation Cyril brought me to stay with you on our return from Switzerland', but cannot accept, 'as I may at any time be called for rehearsals after next week & the intervening few days I really must spend at home. I so rarely am able to have any time to see after everything at home that this is an opportunity I must not lose!' TWO: ALS of 9 September [no year]. 3pp., 12mo. Bifolium. She complains of 'this dreadful heat', adding 'I need not tell you it is as of course you have heard, but really the correct place in London is the Theatre where the Sun does not penetrate'. She continues with references to 'the atmosphere of our homes' and 'electric light'. She thanks her for 'the flowers (which I am sorry to say would not revive [...] altho' I plunged them into water immediately [...] The children said the palm (?) was for my dressing room, but it looks so nice in my changing room that I must keep it there!'?>