[ Everard Meynell ] Autograph Letter Signed Everard Meynell, Corpl., R.A.F. to W.Downing | Birmingham (bookseller) about a Mr Johnston's examples of handwriting, samples of the pen used by Downing, and Downing's latest (book) catalogues.

Everard Meynell (1882-1926), writer, journalist and book collector.
Publication details: 
c/o Mrs. Steptoe, Rosebank Cottages, Hillingdon, Uxbridge, Middlesex, 25 June 1918.
SKU: 23375

One page, 8vo, laid down on sl. larger piece of stiff paper, edges v. slightly frayed, faint ink line through (clear) text, name of Everard Meynell stylishly printed (or more likely written calligraphically) at base. Text: I have written for the Examples of Handwriting required by you, and will probably get them if Mr. Johnston [Edward Johnston?] is selling any at present. But I know one is liable to disappointment in that quarter. | In the meantime you would do me a great favour in my exile if you would procure for me and send to the above address a few samples of the pen used by yourself - or one sample to be getting on with, and the address of the maker - if such a person exists. | Also, as I still occasionally buy books, will you send me your latest catalogues, or a report of anything special in the way of 17th Century Literature - especially poetry?